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Creative Brief Template

What is a creative brief?

Designers and clients create creative briefs (also called design briefs) during their early interactions. By referring back to these documents throughout the course of a project, stakeholders can recognize milestones and achievements. Creative briefs keep teams on track, maintain project focus, and avoid the ever-present temptation of “mission creep.”

Main sections of a creative brief:

  1. General Information: This section identifies the project, the client, and the date for quick and easy reference.

  2. Project Overview/Scope: What is the project about?

  3. Project Objectives: What’s your purpose with the project? What KPIs (key performance identifiers) do you want the project to effect after completion?

  4. Target Audience: Identify your primary and secondary demographics.

  5. Deliverables: Specify the particulars you want your contractor to deliver (images, videos, text, etc.).

  6. Resources: List the resources you want your contractor to copy with (or use) for the project - such as brand style guides, color palettes, fonts, existing creatives, etc.

  7. Timeline: Schedule key milestones based on deliverables from initial meetings to your final deadline.

  8. Budget: List the overall project budget, including budgets for project phases and supply costs (if applicable).

  9. Comments: Include all information necessary for comprehensive communication with clients.

Features of this creative brief:

  • Editable PDF format: just fill in the blanks and you're ready to go

  • Reusable: save this blank template for future projects

  • Intuitive design: clean, simple and professional

  • Customizable: add your logo to the top of the page

  • No email, sign-up or any further steps required

Get the creative brief template here

This template is an editable PDF. Just fill in the blanks, save and share it!

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Using Toggl Track hand-in-hand with your creative brief

A creative brief offers all the information about a project at a glance. To master the art of writing creative briefs, create a balance between two factors:

  1. Include relevant and thorough information about all aspects of the project.
  2. Avoid creating a “can’t see the forest for the trees” situation by linking to comprehensive spreadsheets, detailed explanations, and related research in your comments.

Packaging matters – no matter what template you decide to use, be sure to specify all design, deliverable, cost, and deadline information in your creative brief.

Clear communication can resolve all kinds of expensive issues before they arise. Make sure you and your contractors are on the same page and enjoy a smooth and drama-free collaboration!

If you work closely with freelancers and want them to log their schedules, use Toggl Track. By comparing this information to your creative brief, you’ll know exactly where you stand – and how to keep your project on track to successful completion!

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