How to organise your creative resources folder

Like me, you might have a world of creative resources floating around anywhere from your downloads folder to your desktop or in job folders.

Here is my attempt to help organise your creative assets.
Download the creative resources folder structure.

Here’s what it’s made up of

Root of Resources Folder
Root of Resources Folder

The root contains almost all types of files you would need or have in your creative library, from vectors and audio to video and Photoshop actions.

In most folders, 3 sub-folders exists to help keep you organised
In most folders, 3 sub-folders exists to help keep you organised

Most of the folders have 3 sub-folders; Flat (photographs and raster images), PSD (layered photoshop files) and Vector (editable files such as AI, EPS, etc.).

Special Folders have also been created to house specific content types.


Add-ons

Were you would keep all your Photoshop actions, colour palettes, scripts, etc.

Add-ons Folder
Add-ons Folder

Audio

To store FX, Loops and Music, which have all been created with their specific sub-categories.

Audio Root Folder
Audio Root Folder
The FX Folder
The FX Folder
The Loops Folder
The Loops Folder

The Music folder is organised by genre each with 2 sub-folders for Clips and full Songs:

The Music Folder
The Music Folder

Fonts

Sub-folders for easy navigation of different types of fonts. Remember, the more fonts you install, the slower your computer!

The Fonts Folder
The Fonts Folder

Images

This one took a lot of thinking. Eventually I decided it makes more sense to categorise by subject, then by Flat (photographs and raster images), PSD (layered photoshop files) and Vector (editable files such as AI, EPS, etc.).

Images Folder
Images Folder

Themes

For Keynote, WordPress and other theme-able platforms.

Themes Folder
Themes Folder

Video

Almost exactly the same as Images, but also including folders for FX and Overlays.

Video Folder
Video Folder

You will notices that a few of the folders have place for licenses, as it is always good practice to organise them well.

Download the creative resources folder structure, give it a try and let me know what you think!