How to Name Files

For 7 years in design, I worked on different design projects. Some were easy and straightforward. Some had twisting bumpy turns and last minute changes which lead to a mess in my files and organisation. During those years I found a small trick on how to stay organized with my work.

A common designer’s project folder:


I rarely recall to switch on sorting by date. And sharing a project on a flash drive with a colleague will remove all soring by date and files will be in a mess.

To save time and keep project organised name all files in date format Year-month-day. My current project folder:


I name files at the end of the day. To avoid typing date manually I use action from Automator. It adds the current date to selected file or folder.

current date

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