Proofing for Designers

productivity

#1

Does anyone have any suggestions on app intergration or how to use Asana for proofing for designers? I’ve used systems like Concept Inbox, ProofHQ in the past and really need to figure out how to streamline this in Asana.


#2

Hi Kristyn!

My name is Amy and I’m a CSM at Asana.

Several of our customers leverage Asana for design requests and other design centric processes.

I would recommend using Subtasks to track the progress of a design from beginning to end. This way, you can assign different team members (from content to legal to design) to various phases of the design and ensure that deadlines are met.

You can also use our Task Dependencies feature to identify Subtasks that are dependent on each other. For example, I cannot Finalize design until the Review initial design subtask is complete.

I’ve attached some examples that might be helpful for you.

Cheers,
Amy


#3

@Amy_Lee in a design workflow, several rounds of proofing and markups are often required. So, actually uploding an art file - pdf or jpeg or similiar popular format; allowing a selected group to mark it up or simply to mark it as approved; and then the said “task” of art approval would be done/completed. Is there any integration that allows something like ProofHQ to work with Asana? That’s just one system to reference. GoSlope also has an interesting version of this. Each of these examples allows for versioning whereby the next round is applied/posted/uploaded over the prior. And one can navigate through them to see the changes — to compre. ProofHQ is far more robust. I only mention these as examples to demonstrate the ask/need. Every marketing dept and agency out there has a need for this. It’s part of their existin workflow.


#4

I use Hightail’s Spaces and have used Proofme but don’t use them in conjunction with Asana.

@Kristyn_Norris do you have your clients on Asana? Or are you just looking for updates on Asana tasks when there is proofing activity?


#5

One other thing Proof HQ does masterfully is reminders for the relevant team members until all approvals or comments are in.


#6

It’d be great in some way to tie in our Adobe file proofing into Asana. Subtasks don’t solve the problem that there are numbers and numbers of “offline” files with comments. Hard to track.


#7

I 100% agree that an integration with a proofing/markup/versioning tool is much needed for Asana. I formerly was an assigned proofer in ProofHQ at my former company and having the capabilities to sync that information with the tasks in Workfront was key. Now at this company, we love Asana and it does great things for our productivity, but we are holding back a little and relegated to using email to manage proofing and versions because Asana can’t work with a proofing tool. I hope this is an integration that gets moved up the priority list soon!


#8

Sub-tasks provide too much margin for error and they aren’t visible (unless also added to the project). There’s simply no stopping a parent task from being marked complete prematurely, even when a sub-task remains incomplete… solve this and then this workaround is viable. Until then, the ability to use Asana as a proofing tool is still a valid and valuable request.

Right now, we’re re-assigning the same task to a new user for review/input, teamed with a custom field to track the review stage… this is a hack at best, but is working for now. My biggest problem with this hack is the inability to keep track of the number of reviews required, number of reassignments, and the true ownership of the design v. review process because we’re having to volley-ball the task back and forth.

Again, a review/proofing tool is a much needed functionality to this awesome platform!