DesignFiles

Who Uses DesignFiles?

Interior Designers, Decorators and Stagers

What Is DesignFiles?

DesignFiles is an easy-to-use online platform for interior designers just like you. Consider it your very own branded portal to manage projects, source products, create 2D & 3D design boards, communicate with your clients and prepare persuasive presentations.

DesignFiles is truly a one-stop shop to easily service your clients and grow your bottom line. Go from initial consultation to delivery as soon as possible -- and count on responsive support to back you up.

DesignFiles Details

DesignFiles

https://designfiles.co

Founded 2016

DesignFiles pricing overview

DesignFiles has a free version and offers a free trial. DesignFiles paid version starts at US$19.00/month.


Starting Price

US$19.00/month

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

DesignFiles deployment and support

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

DesignFiles Features

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customisable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

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DesignFiles Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.9
Features 4.3
Value for Money 4.7

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Michelle M.
Interior Designer
Internet, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/12/2018

"Design Files is my online assistant!"

Comments: The team is amazing! They are constantly striving to be innovative with Design Files and take feedback seriously. There have been so many updates and new features since the initial launch of the site and with every change, the program gets easier to use. It is extremely professional and worth every penny!

Pros: I love Design Files! It is so helpful to have everything that I need to send professional concept packages to my clients. The web clipper makes it easy to grab images, information and pricing for any product online and the editing features allow me to control what I want my clients to see. The new room rendering application is great to show clients what their space will look, with the actual pieces. This is extremely helpful from a visual standpoint and so much easier than photoshop.

Cons: The only con that I have is I would like to be able to create invoices for my clients. Hopefully this is coming soon...

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/12/2018
Casey F.
Owner, Principal Designer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/11/2020

"Good for What I need Right Now"

Comments: DesignFiles has saved me so much time in my process. Searching and saving products is so much easier and my clients love the mood boards and the simplicity of approving items. I think there is a lot of opportunity for improvement, but that's exciting. I look forward to growing my business with DesignFiles as it grows. As an added note, before I changed careers to design I was a product manager for online software. If you are ever looking for beta testers with QA experience I would be happy to give feedback :)

Pros: Very easy to use, not overly complex for my needs. My clients like how easy it is to approve and reject products. The web clipper is great and I love how easy it is to go from mood board to quote to invoice etc.

Cons: The lack of customization options. I would love to add notes to a product that are private to me (ie. somewhere I can put the MSRP or MAP, estimated restock or whatever that can be hidden from the client view). I would also love more control over what is visible/hidden to clients (like hide the brand name, but keep the description). I understand this works for e-design where clients would be doing all the purchasing, but is not great when I'm specifying from trade sources (I've had to delete the brand name entirely so that I can keep the description). I would also love to be able to include the shipping costs in the product details so I don't have to keep looking them up when we get to the proposal time. It would also be great to have the ability to customize the templates for things like the design presentation PDF (the products take up so much space on the page!) or the tear sheets (multiple images, description with line breaks) but it works right now and I think this would be the lowest priority to me. For some clients I end up exporting the mood board image only, adding it to a canva file with my nice layout and presenting the products in the quote format. It's a work around but it's still faster than my old way.

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  • Reviewed on 12/11/2020
Jenna M.
owner
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/04/2019

"User Review"

Comments: I love making pretty design boards to present to my clients and having easy correspondence with them. Doing mostly e-design services, I present the items and my customers purchase on their own. Because of this I have not used the invoice feature and would love for Design Files to pair up with a well known affiliate link company so designers can make a bit of $ in affiliate sales.

Pros: I love that it is easy to use and that the customer support is very responsive.

Cons: There are many times that I am using the Design Files shopping vendors and I drag an item onto my board and it does not show up. Another frustration is when the shopping gallery has "out of stock" items in it. I would love to see more vendors be available and the ability to narrow my search options by more than price, ie. finish, dimensions, customer rating etc. I would love to not have to keep all boards active in the program in order for the "shop it" link to work. Would be nice to download boards for myself and still be able to use those links when the board has been deleted.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/04/2019
Vickie M.
Owner
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/11/2020

"Laureli Designs and Decor"

Comments: The easy of working with clients from all over has truly helped with my business and having all billing in one spot has truly been an assest.

Pros: Design files is very easy to use and has been a real game changer for me since moving more to e-design over the traditional interior design services that I have offered for 17 years. The great thing is I use it for both!!! It has been nice to build my own library and yet have the ability to pull from existing selections and the Facebook group has been wonderful to see and build on what others are working with or have struggles with.

Cons: Integration into my current business has been seamless. There are though things I miss...mainly because I come from an AutoCAD background I am use to having the ability to design and add whatever is needed and at times there are just no selections for things when it comes to floorplans and 3D design. The libraries that are in the drop down selections is nice but limited in their selections, which I find myself adding to mine constantly and or googling to find how they have it listed in order to find it. I know we are to only use the libraries for placement of items but having updates libraries where we can pull exact items in and price as we go would be great.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/11/2020
Andrea D.
Owner
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/07/2020

"Overall a Game Changing Product!"

Pros: I find that the product is quite user friendly and easy to use. I LOVE the beautiful and professional way all client presentation documents are laid out. Am so grateful that the product list presentations are automatically generated as you create your moodboard/render. Appreciate so much the Photoshop like features that are built into the mood board software. LOVE that I can manually cut out photos and distort images.

Cons: These are some updates that would really be nice. Inclusion of these features would really help my business run more smoothly and efficiently, and these would help save me TONS of time. When adding products to a client project it would be nice if the page did not always jump back to the first page of products every time you add a product to the project. Would also be nice to have a way to bulk add products to a project. Wish you could search products by a category - like side tables, sofas, rugs, etc. A way to favorite products in the pre-loaded products section. Or a way to be able to add them to your own library.  Would really be great if the client did not have to set-up a login to Design Files to be able to access the presentations. My clients never remember the password they set-up and constantly have difficulty then logging in. Would also be great if there was a way to share the client presentations through a link so that this link could be included in an email, etc. Would LOVE a way to search for a color in the text editing portion of the moodboards by a hex code so that I could get my exact branded colors in my text. Would LOVE if there was a way to have more text editing functions in the design rationale section. Like bolding, underlining, italics, bullet points, numbered lists/outlines, etc. Would LOVE to see a Design Files app. I constantly need to pull up Design Files on my phone when I am out shopping, having a quick meeting with clients, etc.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/07/2020