I get questions all the time about running a design business and usually, I can kindly point readers to a past post on Graphic Design Blender, but I absolutely LOVE it when a reader stumps me with a question.
Why do I love it?
Because now I get to ask you and learn from you!
That’s right. Today, the tables are turning and I need your help answering a reader’s question. Here’s a summary of the email I received from Suzy:
My name is Suzy and I am a graphic designer for a small graphic design business. We were recently exploring our options for backing up our files and were wondering what you think is the best option? We currently use Time Machine, but we wanted to have something else. (We also do CD archives.) What do you think is the most robust backup system to use for graphic designers? What do you think will best serve the graphic design industry? What do you currently use? We love your blogs! Keep up the great work!
First of all, Suzy, thanks for the kind words and for a great question!
Here’s what I do
I mostly design for the web, so my files aren’t quite as large as a print designer, flash editor, video editor etc. So I’m not embarrassed to tell you that I keep all the PSD and Illustrator files on an external hard drive as well as stored online through my hosting services Dreamhost, where I get unlimited storage space for a pretty good price.
But that’s probably not the best answer for a designer or a design firm who does much higher volume thatn I do.
What do you use to store design files?
I’d like to write a post of the top places for designers to store their design files. To have your opinion included in the post coming up, leave a comment on this post and let me (and Suzy) know how you store your design files.