Daniel Jester

Daniel Jester

Creative Force Chief Evangelist

Daniel Jester is an experienced creative production professional who has managed production teams, built and launched new studios, and produced large-scale projects. He’s worked in-house at brands like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Farfetch as well as commercial studios like CONVYR. Creative-minded, while able to effectively plan for and manage a complex project, he bridges the gap between spreadsheets and creative talent.

Course Audience

This course is for those who will serve as the administrators of their studio's Creative Force account. As an admin, you’ll be responsible for working with members of the Creative Force team to get your account configured to the needs of your studio as well as integrating Creative Force into your creative operations. You will also have full access permissions in your Creative Force account, making you the primary contact point within your studio to update style guides, workflows, personnel information, locations, or make any other changes to your account.

Description

As a Creative Force Admin, you’ll be one of the primary drivers bringing that new way of working to your studio.

That process requires taking your current, physical creative operations and translating them into a digital version inside Creative Force. This is actually a healthy exercise because it forces you and your teams to ask fundamental questions about your ways of working and why you do the things you do.

This course will walk you through configuring some of the basic settings in your Creative Force Account. As part of this course, you’ll be required to do the following:

  • Complete a technical requirements check to ensure that your technical environment will support Creative Force
  • Configure your general settings including migration of color references, import product status, and custom production types
  • Understand critical Creative Force concepts including Jobs, Products, and Samples
  • Provide the Product data that you would like to associate with each of the Products you upload to Creative Force
  • Provide the Sample data that you would like to associate with each of the Samples you upload to Creative Force
  • Provide the jobs data that you would like to associate with each of the Jobs you upload to Creative Force
  • Create your required clients in Creative Force to keep any sensitive data that can’t be shared between clients separated
  • Configure any of the presets and variants you might require in your creative process
  • Configure your asset delivery so Creative Force knows where to deliver your assets when they're finished
  • Set up an external post-production vendor so images can automatically be sent to them and then back to your Creative Force account
  • Create all of your users, user roles, and user groups
  • Set up the different locations you’ll be using to check samples in and out of
  • Configure your barcode labels to stick on samples to scan them in and out of Creative Force
  • Configure sample pooling if you want samples to be shared between products

At the end of the course, you’ll have the basic settings of your account configured. 

About this course

  • 188 lessons
  • 15 minutes of video
  • 3 hours to complete
  • Creative Force Admins Certificate

Upon completing this course, you will receive a certificate of completion you can share on LinkedIn or anywhere else you feel like sharing your accomplishment!

Course Content

    1. Introduction to Your Worksheet

    2. How It Works

    3. Our Recommendation

    1. About This Section

    1. Lesson Objectives

    2. Importance of a Network Check

    3. Creative Force Customer Support

    4. Check Outbound Domains

    5. Zebra Network Printer

    6. Triad Application

    7. Inbound Requests

    8. Certificate for Domain

    9. Certificate for Windows Application

    10. Kelvin Requirements

    11. Gamma Requirements

    12. Hue Requirements

    13. Reminder: Mark Your Tasks Complete

    1. Lesson Objectives

    2. Navigating to General Settings

    3. General Settings Overview

    4. Migrate Color Reference

    5. Imported Product Status

    6. Imported Product Status with Daniel Jester

    7. Custom Production Types

    8. Activity: General Settings

    9. Reminder: Mark Your Tasks Complete

    1. Lesson Objectives

    2. Before You Get Started

    3. Defining Jobs, Products, & Samples

    4. More on Jobs

    5. Using Jobs

    6. Products

    7. Samples

    8. The Relationship

    9. Jobs, Products, and Samples with Daniel Jester

    1. Lesson Objectives

    2. Before You Get Started

    3. Products Defined (Again)

    4. Navigating to Properties

    5. Reserved Properties Overview

    6. Reserved Property: Product Code

    7. Product Code Best Practices

    8. What About Size?

    9. Developing Product Codes

    10. Activity: Developing Your Own Product Codes

    11. Intro to Style Guides

    12. Reserved Property: Category

    13. Categories Best Practices

    14. Category Example: Gender

    15. Category Example: Age

    16. Activity: Developing Your Own Categories

    17. Additional Reserve Properties

    18. Style Code

    19. Vendor Material Code

    20. Activity: Identifying Additional Reserve Properties

    21. Custom Property Use Case: Age & Gender

    22. Custom Properties: Promotional Events

    23. Custom Properties Use Case: Season

    24. How to Add Custom Properties with Daniel Jester

    25. Reviewing Your Assortment Sheet

    26. Reviewing Your Data in Creative Force

    27. Activity: Identifying Custom Properties

    28. Reminder Mark Your Tasks Complete