6kites Teams Up with Adobe and Atlassian on New Award-Winning App

We live in an increasingly agile world. Look across just about any business today, and you’ll find product teams using systems like Jira from Atlassian to accelerate software development. Creative teams using Adobe Creative Cloud to design great customer experiences. And a host of other teams with their own tools and systems for increasing productivity and agility.

These systems are powerful on their own. But they aren’t built to work with each other, which makes it difficult for different teams to work together. That’s why many agile businesses are shifting their focus to integrating core business systems and tools. Because when all these things work together, so do your teams.

Bringing agile developers and designers together

Adobe and Atlassian recently enlisted the help of 6kites to build an integration to bridge the gap between design teams who live in Adobe Creative Cloud and developer teams who work in Jira.

“Agile wasn’t developed with designers in mind,” Atlassian’s Laura Della Torre notes. “Agile was developed to help developers be more efficient and drive value, and designers have had to figure out where they fit in that model.”

With experience developing integrations for market-leading platforms like Hootsuite, IBM, SurveyMonkey, Salesforce, Marketo, and HubSpot, 6kites excels at building exceptional software that brings teams together. 6kites’ proven development methodology enabled the company to quickly build the new integration app and release it in September 2017—just in time to take home an Honorable Mention for Best Business Team App at Atlassian’s Codegeist Awards.

Introducing Mixin for Adobe Creative Cloud and Jira by 6kites

Built to streamline the designer-to-developer workflow, the Mixin for Adobe Creative Cloud and Jira by 6kites enables designers to easily publish assets to Jira issues directly from Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, and Illustrator CC. No more switching between systems, broken feedback loops, or time-consuming manual downloads/uploads. Now developers are instantly able to see and comment on assets in Jira, and designers can quickly iterate and respond to feedback without ever leaving their artboard. This is the way teamwork is meant to work.

An agile workflow, for developers and designers

Designers can quickly publish assets and comments to Jira from their artboard.
Developers can instantly see and comment on creative assets in Jira.

Start your free trial today

Getting started is easy. Simply visit the Atlassian Marketplace to install Mixin for Adobe Creative Cloud and Jira into your Jira Cloud instance (Server coming soon). Then, install the extension from the Adobe Exchange for your Adobe Creative Cloud apps (Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC). With these two apps installed, your design and development teams can begin working as one across Jira and Adobe Creative Cloud.

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You’re in good hands. Industry leaders like Adobe, Atlassian, Hootsuite, and IBM count on 6kites to extend their platform capabilities and make their customers successful. Let us know how we can help you bring your systems—and teams—together.

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