New Tools Bridge The Gap Between Designers & Developers

by Minson Chen

posted on 09-21-2017

In an age where businesses rely on creative, unique, one-of-a-kind digital experiences to differentiate their brands and connect with customers, creative and development teams are under pressure to quickly produce high-impact experiences to meet growing demands. Tools however, are often siloed, and don’t always work well together.

Teamwork between designers and developers is made difficult when your design team lives in Adobe Creative Cloud and your developers and product managers are in collaboration tools like Atlassian’s Jira to manage projects. How do we bring these two separate worlds together?

Enter Mixin for Adobe Creative Cloud & Jira, by 6kites, an integration built to streamline the designer to developer workflow across these popular tools. Designers can attach assets to user stories and tasks in Jira from a panel in Photoshop CC, InDesign CC or Illustrator CC directly so the latest revisions are immediately available to developers.

The new Jira Software cloud app by 6kites, launched at the Atlassian Summit last week, adds to a growing ecosystem of integrations built on the Adobe Creative Cloud platform, connecting creative workflows with the project management and collaboration tools that enterprises large and small use daily. Empower your design and development teams to iterate faster and with more precision to meet those crazy deadlines with new apps like Mixin.

A streamlined workflow

Designers: Attach assets and comments to Jira in a few clicks

Use the Jira Mixin panel to attach assets and add comments to Jira without leaving your design environment. Stay focused on the task at hand.

Developers: Get the latest version of creative assets dropped into Jira

Gain access to the latest update of your creative assets from within Jira to streamline your iterations.

Mixin for Adobe Creative Cloud & Jira recently received a Codegeist honorable mention, Atlassian’s award for best new app for business teams. For a free trial go to Mixin for Adobe Creative Cloud & Jira on the Atlassian Marketplace and be sure to get the companion extension for CC apps from Adobe Exchange.

Building on Adobe Creative Cloud

To develop solutions like these, there are a rich set of Creative Cloud SDKs and API services accessible through for technology partners and customers to integrate with Creative Cloud, improve productivity and enrich the creative experience.

Topics: Creative Inspiration & Trends

Products: Photoshop, Creative Cloud