When it comes to technology, I have a split personality. There are days when I’d like to tune out, unplug and lose myself in a really great book (reading recommendations appreciated). And then there are days when I think it’s the coolest thing ever, like the day I started using Wecora. (They’re not paying me to say this, people – although they could if they wanted to.)
Remember the pre-cell phone days? It’s amazing that we got anything done, let alone in a timely manner. That’s how I feel about my new best friend. Here’s how they got me (this is straight from their web site):
“As a creative professional, your job is to think outside of the box. Wecora’s job is to help you share (and show) those thoughts without all of the additional work to do so.”
Below are some screen shots to give you an idea of how it works:
Gone are the days when I would print sheets for each product recommendation for a specific job. If it was an extensive remodel, I wound up with a binder full of printed images I couldn’t reuse because of changes in availability and pricing. (Gone also is the guilt from killing trees in the name of design.)
I use it to create boards for clients that feature potential products and finishes, including pricing information. The client is then invited via email to weigh in on my suggestions – liking or disliking items and adding comments. All the recommendations and communication are logged in one place…how handy is that?
If you’re old school, I’ll still make your design dreams come true without forcing you to use a computer. But if you’ve been afraid to try a project because you have a hard time keeping track of stuff, give me a call, and we’ll make you a Wecoran (I just made that up – trademark pending).
Until next time, I’ll be keeping an eye on design for you.