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Creating a digital asset library

A guide on how to build a digital asset library in Lingo

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Written by Edward Boatman
Updated over a week ago

Looking to build a digital asset library for your team so you can stop the barrage of asset requests and empower your team members to create on their own? This article is meant to provide you with all the info you'll need to assemble your team's digital asset library in Lingo.
In this article we'll cover the following areas:

  • Example asset libraries

  • The basics of Lingo

  • Structuring your asset library

  • Assembling your asset library

Example asset library

Below is an example asset library built using Lingo. This can serve as inspiration for your asset library.

The basics

Important note: You can assemble your digital asset library on the web or in Lingo's Mac app - download here.

Assets organized in Lingo are stored inside "Kits". You can have an unlimited number of Kits in your workspace, and a single asset can live inside multiple kits.
Customers will typically have multiple kits in their workspace. For example a customer using Lingo may have the following Kits:

  • Brand style guide

  • Product photography

  • Design Templates

What types of assets can I add to a kit?

πŸ“‚ Files - must be less than 50MB

  • JPEG

  • PNG

  • GIF

  • TIFF

  • SVG

  • EPS

  • PDF

✏️ Design Files - must be less than 50MB

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

πŸ“„ Office Formats - must be less than 50MB

  • Pages ‑

  • Keynote ‑

  • Word

  • PowerPoint

🎨 Colors

  • HEX

  • RGB

  • HSB

  • CMYK

  • Pantone

γ€’ Fonts

  • TTF

  • OTF

  • WOFF

  • WOFF2

  • Google fonts

πŸ’Ž Sketch Assets (via Sketch Plugin)

  • Symbols

  • Text Styles

  • Layer Styles

  • Artboards

  • Groups

  • Layers

πŸ“ Text Items

  • Headings

  • Inline notes

  • Code Snippets

Structuring your Kits

Inside a Kit there are two layers of hierarchy that you can use to structure and organize your assets : Sections and Headings.

  • Sections are displayed in the Kit Navigator and are self contained meaning you can not scroll to another Section of a Kit but rather have to select it in the Navigator. Sections are created, deleted and renamed in the Kit Navigator on the left.

  • Headings are nested inside a Section and also display in the Navigator but they are not self contained, meaning you can scroll between Headings inside a Section. To insert a Heading, drag the Heading item from the insert panel and drop it where you want it to display in the gallery.

Next steps!

We hope this article provided you the information you need to structure your asset library. If you want to learn more about assembling your asset library you can read these help center articles or get in touch with a team member by using the chat window below.

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