Build’s Cutting Edge Workflow Management System

There are numerous hi-tech workflow management systems available for the busy designer. Some studios have complex critical path analysis computer programmes, others use bespoke, intranet-based systems. Build has two black lines and some Post-it notes.

Build studio wall

There are numerous hi-tech workflow management systems available for the busy designer. Some studios have complex critical path analysis computer programmes, others use bespoke, intranet-based systems. Build has two black lines and some Post-it notes.

The system was Nicola Place’s idea. It sits next to her (business and life) partner Michael’s desk as an immediate, visual reminder of the projects going through the studio at any one time.

This is how it works:

Post–it notes above the black top line are –
FUTURE
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Post–it notes above the black bottom line are –
PENDING/COMING/THINK ABOUT
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Post–it notes below the black bottom line are –
IMMEDIATE!/NOW!

At present, for Build, the latter include a logo for Getty Images’ Edit magazine, creating the identity for the Design Museum shop and preparing a talk for the St Bride’s Institute.

Anyone else got some unusual/picturesque means of keeping track of their current projects?

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