Wake Launches a Free Design Collaboration Tool for Teams
Led by early Facebook product designer Chris Kalani—Wake is used by some of the world’s most influential design teams such as Airbnb, Spotify, Facebook, Stripe, IBM, Intercom, Capital One, and Microsoft.
Since its launch in 2014, Wake has focused on bringing openness and transparency to the design process, creating a safe space for designers to share.
“Transparency throughout the design and decision making process enables teams to build better products,” said Chris Kalani, CEO of Wake. “Through an open design process, designers are able to learn from each other and refine ideas, while developers and project managers stay in the loop and provide valuable expertise.”
Never disrupt the design workflow
Wake directly integrates with design tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator. You can stay in the loop on what your colleagues are creating and share sketches, screenshots, or other assets with team members or clients and get feedback on the spot. Designers never have to disrupt their workflow, which makes sharing in real-time much easier.
“Wake allows us to collaborate in real time and is a really great way for leadership on the team to stay up-to-date with what everybody is working on.” – Stewart Scott-Curran, Director of Brand Design at Intercom
All Wake user connections are encrypted using HTTPS. There are also native apps for Mac and iOS, so you can communicate with team members and keep up to date with project happenings with Wake’s full-featured native iOS app while you’re on the go.
Collaboration designed for freelancers and startups
This free version of Wake will allow individual designers, startups, and other small teams a chance to create a culture of openness early on. The free plan includes up to two designers and unlimited spectators which can include product managers, developers, clients, and more.
Small teams and individual designers need a space where they can watch the design process unfold, both for themselves and for the people they work with. Wake allows you to invite more people into the process, creating a central place for conversation around design. As those teams grow, transparency and collaboration becomes integrated in how they communicate and work together.
Try Wake today! wake.com/free