Folder and File Structure
As you progress through you work you amount a huge amount of files , clients, personal projects , web site, stock photography, blog and downloads.
Naming Files :
Those are some examples off file naming for your projects, just by glancing I can see that they are for without needing to open them up. The same goes to Photoshop and Illustrators layers naming then will make it easier to find what you’re looking for in no time.
Let’s look at a Folder structure as you can see listed below you can see a filing system for client Adios, this all depends on the complexity, it might have.
Clients Name > Project > Sub folders and files
Client Adios – Project folders
Personal projects would have same structure as you clients with added folders or files that you might need here is an example:
Projects: Dream Poster
- Research and Development, (Notes, References, Ideas, brainstorming etc.)
- Stock photography
Each project will have different needs, some more then others, this gives an idea on how to structure them.
The title says it all, your work resources here some example
- Graphic Stock
- Patterns & Gradients
- Stock Images
- Web icons
- WordPress Themes
There is a couple of ways to approach this, one add as a project and it be categorised as website, but I have made a folder for its own as its going to get larger as time goes on.
Chris San-Claire Blog
- Site Images
- Graphic Design
- Research and Development
This all came to me when I had loads of files all over my desktop and duplicating files, I’m sure this is not be the perfect solution or suit everybody’s work requirements or need but its a starting point.