DesignSmart is The customizable project management platform for interior design firms

The DesignSmart platform includes the most comprehensive project management software available, coupled with optional software modules and a variety of data entry and procurement services. We have been supporting design firms since 2010 and are so proud of what our amazing clients have achieved. They’ve earned recognition such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, AD 100, Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards, and much more. We are honored to support them and we’d love to support you, too.

(Looking for The Smart Designer? We changed our name to DesignSmart!)

What Our Clients Think About DesignSmart

What The Design Industry Thinks About Our Clients

We are always blown away by the great work our clients do and are humbled to play a small part in their success. Our amazing clients have received awards such as:

  • Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Design
  • Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards
  • Conde Nast Traveler: Gold List
  • Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award
  • AN Interior: Top 50 Architects and Designers
  • AD 100
  • California Home & Design: Best Hotel of the Year
  • World Spa Award: Best Hotel Spa
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best Resort Hotel in California
  • Elle Decor A-List
  • ASID DEA National and Regional Honors
  • IES Illumination Design Awards
  • DesignSmart's Key Features

    Works With The Apps You Love

    DesignSmart works with the most popular apps so you can be as be as efficient as possible.

    Show Images Your Way

    The DesignSmart screen clipper makes it easy to grab images from vendor websites and add them to your design projects. Crop and annotate images within the program, then select from over 25 different page layout options.

    Interactive Client Presentations

    Quickly create presentations with cover pages, inspiration pages, floor plans, and mood boards. Show your presentation to your client in an interactive format so you can explain your design concepts, and they can make their selections in real-time. Their proposal is ready at the end of the presentation  and so is their online invoice for the required client deposit!

    Loads of Proposal Formats

    DesignSmart includes over one hundred proposal variations, so you will find proposal variations that work best for you. Have your branding standards for all client-facing documents?  No problem, we can customize DesignSmart documents to meet your needs.

    Invoices and Online Payments

    Send online payment links to your clients so they can pay their invoices online. And with DesignSmart’s PaySmart merchant account, you can easily add the processing fee to your pricing so your clients can enjoy accumulating credit card perks, and it doesn’t cost you a penny in merchant fees.

    Purchase Orders Done Right

    DesignSmart excels at purchasing. From making it easy to create purchase orders to approving purchase orders, to tracking the entire procurement process, DesignSmart has all the features you need to stay on top of your projects.

    Specifications / Cut Sheets

    Whether you call this document a specification, cut sheet, work order, or some other name, you’ll appreciate its versatility. Options allow you to determine whether it will include vendor and manufacturer information, pricing, PDF attachments, a cover page, a schedule, or a distribution page. You can even use this feature to create massive PDF documents for submittal, Installation Manuals, and Care and Use guides.

    Reports and More Reports

    DesignSmart includes dozens of reports that can be sorted by Area, Category or Vendor.  With the “Customized Excel Export” feature, you can choose what information is exported to Excel. 

    Security and Control

    DesignSmart includes over 25 different security and access control features that make it easy to control who has access to specific information and who can make data changes.