Ask DN: What do you use to transfer design assets between teams or to team members?

over 10 years ago from , Product Designer @ Lyft

I use Dropbox, but have started to use Box. I'm not a fan of Box because their web UI is SO CONFUSING and not at all intuitive. However, I have 1T of space for life...for free.. and that's kind of hard to beat..


  • Tom BryanTom Bryan, over 10 years ago

    Are we supposed to say "LayerVault" around these parts?

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  • César MigueláñezCésar Migueláñez, over 10 years ago

    Dropbox. As easy as pie.

    1 point
  • Aaron WhiteAaron White, over 10 years ago

    I prefer adding the assets to the Repo using Git. Dropbox is great, I've also used Box.net and Airdrop is awesome if your in the same location.

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  • Pascal Gärtner, over 10 years ago

    If the project is on LayerVault I tend to keep all project related files inside it. Otherwise I usually use Dropbox.

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  • Wes OudshoornWes Oudshoorn, over 10 years ago

    I second Dropbox. Or third, fourth, fifth Dropbox.

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  • David HooglandDavid Hoogland, over 10 years ago

    +1 for dropbox + packrat to get previous files back. I still think dropbox is one of the best services around, I do pretty much everything from within my dropbox folder (books, work, sideprojects, collaboration stuff, downloads), I hardly store anything on regular folders anymore. Also using cloud app every now and then.

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  • Chris RodemeyerChris Rodemeyer, over 10 years ago

    Dropbox, sometimes Cloud App.

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  • Gavin AnthonyGavin Anthony, over 10 years ago

    I use GitHub to store all design assets (mockups, prototypes, ect) and development assets (codes and such). It's great because I have all of files locally on my computer and on a web interface. As I edit the files, I can push updates to GitHub and then my team members can get those same files locally on their computer.

    The other great part GitHub is version control. If I made a mistake, I could always revert back to a previous version. There are also no disk quotas for GitHub, so you basically have unlimited storage space!

    Only problem you may experience is setting it up. It can be a little bit of a confusing interface for some people. Once you learn it though, it's just a breeze!

    Hope this helped!

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    • Samihah A, over 10 years ago

      Oh! I've used this method before and you're right, it's amazing! The version control has come in handy numerous times - also you can lock files while you're working on them so someone else doesn't go in and override your changes. But you're right, it's not easy to set it up.

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    • Tom BryanTom Bryan, over 10 years ago

      What sort of size PSDs are you pushing up to GitHub? I've considered this on occasion and I don't suppose it could be any slower than Dropbox's upload speeds.

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