Guide

Managing your design projects

Introduction

Managing a design project can be an exciting, but daunting experience for a small business owner.

If you are working on a creative project for your business - perhaps a new website or product design - it can help to follow a defined process. This usually involves developing a creative brief, finding a designer, identifying concepts, refining the details and producing the piece – in keeping with the schedule and budget.

Our guide will outline the key stages of the design process and ways of managing design projects effectively. It will help you choose between in-house or outsourced design, and show you how to integrate design with other business processes.

It will also explain why documenting the design process and drafting effective design documents is so important for the success of your project.

To learn more about the design process, you can also use our Get design ready tool.