The Keeper of Airbnb and Snapchat’s Visual Identity
Designers can create faster and more efficiently with a collaborative asset manager
Publicly launched today, Lingo is a Mac desktop app for indexing visual languages. It helps designers and their teams create and manage a single space for organizing, sharing and using consistent visual assets.
The app is a product from the makers of Noun Project, a website that aggregates and catalogs symbols from graphic designers around the world. It was born out of frustration and the lack of a good solution for sharing visual assets, which commonly happens over email, instant messaging, style guides or deep within a folder of folders.
“Lingo had been a saving grace to our UX and Design teams,” Dollar Shave Club Sr. Experience Designer Matt Reamer said in the app’s pitch to media. “The ability to have a lightweight and super quick native app that we can share, update and control permissions of asset groups company-wide is badass. Just being able to tag and search assets on the fly saves hours.”
Beyond a repository with rapid search and deployment capabilities, the Lingo team encourages individuals and non-designers to use it as a space to store creative inspiration or aid personal projects.
Lingo offers a free plan for individuals with unlimited asset storage. Paid plans start at $9.99/month and include the option to add guests. A team plan with unlimited members is $49.99/month and offers a 30-day trial.