The Creative Finder

January 14, 2011

I received some information about The Creative Finder and thought it could potentially be a good resource to share with those of you looking to either find or hire someone in a creative field OR if you want to find work or share your portfolio online. MySpace has become the spot for indie musicians to network, perhaps The Creative Finder will be a sort of MySpace for creatives? Only time will tell.

The Creative Finder

Orlagh Murphy, Illustrator, Ireland

For now, have a look around and tell me what you think. There are not many portfolios on the site yet but let’s hope they’ll grow because the potential is there. The only problem I see is that it doesn’t seem to be curated so it could become difficult for companies to use this site if it is not curated somehow — I think that is the main reason why so many companies work straight through agents to find talent, this work is all done for them. Perhaps The Creative Finder can think of a way to make it work long term.

About The Creative Finder, “The Creative Finder is a global directory that targets businesses looking to hire professional creatives such as illustrators, photographers, designers, and art directors…. it is also a platform that allows creatives to manage their works and maximize their exposure towards decision-makers across all industries and countries, via both online and offline channels.”

The Creative Finder

Alli Coate, Illustrator, USA

You can find the work of stylists, photographers, illustrators, music composers and more on this site AND if you are a creative looking to network, why not join (a basic account is free) and see what happens? Spread the word if you feel this site could be helpful to you and your friends, too!

(images: the creative finder)


  • Reply jessica January 14, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Thanks for the link Holly. Could be very useful for finding graphic designers/stationers for my brides and grooms. Hopefully it grows to be a sort of ‘one stop shop’ for creatives!

  • Reply Denise January 14, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Thank you Holly! I am definitely going to check this out. :)

  • Reply Handmade Jewelry by Peggy Li January 14, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Thank you for this post! I have posted my profile, it will be interesting to see if the Creative Finder community grows.

  • Reply Laura Gaskill January 14, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Cool! I would love to see this grow into something truly useful, but as you say it absolutely must be curated otherwise it will get out of hand really, really quickly. I just signed up myself :) xo Laura

  • Reply Eva January 14, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Wow, very cool! Will need to look into this site some more. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply maya January 14, 2011 at 3:07 am

    wow… awesome! i will really2 glad if there somebody who want to paint myself…:D

  • Reply michelle chafin January 14, 2011 at 6:38 am

    it is good to find creative people and see their art. There are some beautiful pieces displayed on creative finder. I like it!

  • Reply lizzie [love your way] January 14, 2011 at 6:44 am

    such an awesome resource, thanks for sharing…myspace has totally become run over by musicians…here’s hoping the creative finder will be the same for our market, yeah!?

  • Reply Janine January 14, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Orlagh’s and Alli’s illustrations are so creative! I hope that this takes off, as it could become a great resource for artists and art-buyers alike. Have a wonderful Friday, and happy weekend :)

  • Reply Jutta January 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Thanks for sharing, Holly! It definitely looks interesting and I’m going to sign up too, but I agree with you about the curating. And I fell in love with Orlagh Murphy, amazing work!

  • Reply Julie January 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Oh, great! I immediately sent the link to my boyfriend who is an illustrator – and who knows, maybe it really grows into something also good for jobs. :)

    Thank you, Holly!

  • Reply shelly from lightbox sf January 14, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Yes I have to agree with you that I would love to see some type of curatorial work done. But that being said I am excited to have a new place to search for art. I listed my jewelry business em’s studio and look forward to following the site to see where it goes. Thanks for posting about it!!

  • Reply Fernanda January 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Love Love your blog! I’m following it for almost one year now! =D


  • Reply Lynn January 15, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Thank you! I’m registering tonight!

  • Reply ananda January 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    dear holly,

    thank you sooo much for sharing! i’m new to the blogging world, really enjoying meeting all the creative people already!


  • Reply Tricia January 17, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Thank you for sharing, always looking for talent. Fingers crossed that the Creative Finder takes off!

  • Reply duermevela January 17, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Oh… many beautiful illustrations… I didn’t know about “creative finder”, but looks pretty interesting.

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