Best Project Management Software for Designers


Trello is a simple, yet powerful project management tool that’s perfect for designers who prefer a visual approach to project management. With Trello, you can organize your projects into boards, add lists, and create cards for individual tasks. Each card can be customized with descriptions, attachments, checklists, due dates, and more.


  • Intuitive drag-and-drop interface for easy organization
  • Ability to assign tasks to team members
  • Collaboration tools, including comments and attachments
  • Mobile app for on-the-go project management

Pros and Cons

User-friendly interfaceLimited reporting capabilities
Customizable cards and boardsLimited integration with other tools
Mobile app for remote workLimited automation features
Affordable pricingLimited project tracking features


Trello offers a free plan with basic features, as well as paid plans starting at $9.99/user/month.


Asana is a comprehensive project management tool that’s ideal for larger design teams with more complex projects. With Asana, you can create projects, tasks, and subtasks, assign team members, set due dates, and track progress. You can also create custom fields and templates for your projects.


  • Customizable templates for streamlined project setup
  • Ability to assign tasks to team members and set due dates
  • Collaboration tools, including comments, proofing, and approvals
  • Robust reporting and analytics tools

Pros and Cons

Advanced reporting and analyticsSteep learning curve for new users
Customizable fields and templatesHigh cost for larger teams
Mobile app for remote workAdvanced features may be overkill for smaller teams
Integration with many other toolsLimited automation features
Comprehensive project tracking featuresMay be too complex for some users


Asana offers a free plan with basic features, as well as paid plans starting at $10.99/user/month.

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