What do painters in your team do? What do designers in your team do? What is the difference?
All team members use same tools, like version control system, bug tracker, corkboard with stickers, messenger and e-mail. People walk to each others desks and talk to each other whenever they need.
Aaaaah It is Awesome!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1vskiVDwl4 offtop.. so, painters is working with Photoshop + sketchpad, designers is 3d studio max. corkboard is a good idea. But to be a manager whithout having of status of manager - it is bad idea. Looks like I work so much. It is bad. Just I must to make issues for designers and must to be responsibly for succeed of them work. It was realy hard working, but it just short episod in my life. Anyway, thank u for you attention.
Great to see you speaking freely! Apparently your studies were truly fruitful. Good luck!