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Not every creative studio needs to be a small business running with a team of employees in some rented office space. Even a 1-person or 2-person team can turn into a successful creative agency. It does take a lot of work to land clients and persevere through tough times – so getting started on the right track is absolutely essential. Read through these articles to understand the importance of management and creative design work from the perspective of a studio.

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When sharing designs with teammates or customers, sending them via e-mail or other ways is usually a bad way of presenting and hard to track

WebProjector is a free web-based tool that is built just for this. We can simply upload images via drag ‘n drops, send a link via e-mail and the images are presented in the order we prefer.

WebProjector

The tool also notifies us when they are viewed or number of views and it can wrap our designs in mobile, tablet or desktop frames for a more realistic view.

Additionally, it is possible to get comments on each design too.

For simple-to-complicated projects, it is always a very good idea to get organized.

And, once other people are involved, using project management apps is a must to make sure things are all under control.

BamBam!, a very nice project management app, which is free for up to 10 users, can be what you are looking for.

BamBam!

Signing up is very easy,  takes only a few seconds and going through the rather extensive tutorial tour will probably convince you that it is the right too.

The project + tasks can be created instantly and “e-mail to task” feature helps a lot to add new ones.

BamBam! Project

There is a totally customizable news feed that gives access to absolutely everything going on.

The real-time system and e-mail notifications are also a huge plus to keep connected with the project and teammates even when you are not on your desktop.

BamBam Permissions

It integrates fully with the Chime module for better time management for each task and with Springloops for version control with deployment tools.

The workflow options and being able to migrate projects between them is something great as a single login for project management and not having to switch between apps, websites or widgets save a lot of time.

BamBam! Article

Like said, it is totally free for up to 10 users which is pretty awesome and will cover many teams.

For larger teams, it is still priced reasonably ($7/user).

Also, there’s no limit on storage or projects and there are lots of other handy features. Simply, it is a must check.

Solo is a free project management application that is built with freelancers in mind.

It is self-hosted, created with PHP and uses MySQL for storing the data.

The application has a slick interface where a single user (limited to a user) can create any number of projects + tasks and bind them with clients.

Free Project Management Tool - Solo

Tasks can be easily searched, reordered with drag ‘n’ drops and files can be attached to them.

File uploader is also powerful, it can handle multiple files and has inline file previews.

There is a project calendar to view tasks quickly, an activity stream shows all the footprint of yours and a timer helps you keep track of the time spent for each task/project/client.

CaseBox is an open source and PHP/MySQL-powered web application for storing + managing records, tasks and files.

It has a desktop-like interface where we can create an unlimited-level of directories and store stuff in the structure preferred.

Tasks with deadlines can be created, assigned to users and the progress can be tracked easily.

CaseBox

We can store the information of clients and any number of files there as well. The contents of the files are indexed so that locating a PDF/Word.. file with its contents is pretty quick.

The application is multi-user where each user can have custom permissions. And, it can be extended with plugins.