ClientShow is a new startup that wants to help graphic designers communicate and collaborate with their clients, by giving them a design-centric forum that will work onsite at clients’ offices. The company launched today at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco.
ClientShow’s features include the ability to upload images and other files, ask clients to add notes and approve images, and give client presentations where designers can highlight and enlarge images in real-time. The company’ s downloadable application is built using Adobe’s AIR and Flex technology, so it’s visually slick.
When chief executive Dann Ledwick (who says he has spent years as a designer) first described the product on-stage at the TechCrunch50 conference today, it sounded similar to many other products out there, most notably Cisco’s online meeting software WebEx. But Ledwick says designers “don’t use the products that a lot of people assume that they would use.” ClientShow is different because it encompasses the entire collaboration and approval process, he says, and because it gives designers control over visually rich presentations.
The site is accepting registrations for its beta test program starting today. In the long-term, Ledwick says ClientShow shouldn’t be limited to designers, but anyone who’s selling visual products, including photographers.
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