|Name: Annching Wang
Profession: Fashion and textile designer, blogger
Blog: Parker and Muse
“In the end, it’s all about fusing inspiration and knowledge with practical use”
During Annching Wang’s fourth year of fashion design school at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, British Columbia, she enrolled in a fashion trend forecasting class. She enjoyed the course, but was annoyed that all the classwork was only accessible from a specific university lab computer. In this class, she was working with large comprehensive reports that consisted of images, texts and other content. Annching needed a way to access her project on her own time, instead of being tied to the computer lab.
After a bit of research, Annching discovered, and quickly became obsessed with, Evernote. It allowed her to collect everything she needed for her projects into a single, always accessible place. Also, the process was significantly faster, more convenient and more visual—ideal for a creative individual. Evernote ended up simplifying the entire workflow.
Capturing ideas and inspiration
A self-described information hound Annching researches and saves relevant things that are useful to an aspiring fashion entrepreneur and blogger.
- Screenshots for inspiration (which can come from just about anywhere)
- Collecting ideas for textile projects
- Clipping and archiving articles and blog entries of interest
Annching also uses Evernote to take screenshots of the various stages of her designs in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. This creates a visual timeline that also acts as an archive of works-in-progress for future reference. “Now I don’t have a gazillion files on my computer in folders I often never look at again. [Evernote] has made me feel a lot more confident and relaxed about my research process, which in turn, boosts my creative process. In the end, it’s all about fusing inspiration and knowledge with practical use.”