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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.
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.”
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)
Gustaf Nordenskiöld Ceramics Make Me Happy…
Just interviewed here by journalist Emily Peck, thank you Emily!
Social networking tips for creatives from Holly Becker…
I’m leaving for Hamburg for some girl time with a friend but don’t worry, I’ll be back on Wednesday with posts and inspiration, and I will also post the Etsy take five on Wednesday as well so you won’t miss your round-up for this week. We can’t have that, it’s business as usual — well, sorta. :)
We’ll be hitting some fab design stores and eating out, you know — doing what two friends passionate about design do best! I will share some of my Hamburg moments with you when I return because I’m bringing my new camera and lens with me to practice. I hope to get some good pics to share, especially of a store I can’t wait to visit that specializes in vintage and industrial decor. I’m bringing some Euros because I hope to come home with a few things for my apartment so if I score some finds I’ll share them with you.
While I’m away you can catch a blog post that I wrote for designer Vicente Wolf while he is in Istanbul. I was so honored that he asked me to guest post for him. It will go live here sometime on Tuesday, so keep refreshing his blog until you see a post from me. It’s about the importance of social networking for designers but really it can apply to all creatives who are looking to get the word out about their business. Enjoy!
By the way… thank you SO MUCH for leaving your nice comments on Anna-Malin’s first post today. She was so happy to receive your warm, virtual hugs and nods of approval regarding her first installment on decor8. It’s always scary to go before a new crowd, but she handled it just lovely and her project was tops.
Okay then my sweet friends, see you soon!
(image: anthropologie, I’ll share more photos and tell you about these limited edition products when I return.)