Creatively is launching a brand new job website to permit inventive professionals to indicate off their portfolios and join with employers who want skilled artists.
Job websites are plentiful, however inventive professionals face particular challenges, like pictures being displayed with out adequate decision, mentioned CEO Greg Gittrich in an interview with VentureBeat.
“With Creatively, our whole mission is to champion and help creatives,” Gittrich mentioned. “And what Creatively does is give tools to creators across all disciplines to show off their amazing work with free portfolio tools and easy ways to collaborate. Our goal is to help them find jobs and at the same time help brands discover creative talent, especially at a time when many are working remotely.”
The thought got here from cofounder Stacey Bendet, CEO of the Alice + Olivia vogue firm. Gittrich notes that it’s additionally well timed, as 30 million U.S. employees have filed for unemployment advantages for the reason that pandemic started. The unique plan was to debut the positioning this fall, however the firm has fast-tracked the launch.
“Stacey came up with the idea because she was building a creative team. And if you are creative or you’re ever been fortunate enough to hire a creative team, you know that the other professional networking sites that exist don’t properly serve the community and don’t allow you really to see the work of creatives,” Gittrich mentioned. “Stacey thought ‘There’s got to be a way to solve this.’”
Creatively focuses on enabling creators to indicate off their portfolios, with high-resolution pictures and 30-second movies. The platform additionally has collaborative options, and Gittrich mentioned it was designed by creatives for creatives.
Above: Creatively lets artists exhibit their work.
The platform helps images, movie, vogue design, branding, illustration, animation, CGI, app and net design, product improvement, interiors and structure, rising applied sciences, and rather more.
It may even supply work alternatives across the globe, and the instruments permit creators and firms to offer co-creators credit score, nurturing a way of group.
By recognizing and respecting the work of previous collaborators, Creatively lets artists develop their networks and invite others to hitch the platform to say credit score for his or her work.
Gittrich mentioned you’ll discover a vary of creatives from the world of vogue, advertising and marketing, artwork, media, structure, design, and leisure on the beta platform, together with graduates from faculties like Parsons, Pratt, SCAAD, and FIT. More than 40 manufacturers and faculties have been testing the platform, together with latest graduates and college students.
“We expect the numbers of creatives and brands to grow,” Gittrich mentioned.
The website is on the market totally free, however monetization choices will probably be added sooner or later.
“Creatives are a … big part of the workforce and a valuable part of the economy,” Gittrich mentioned. “And that’s why we wanted to expedite a launch to make sure that we could help them, especially with everything we’re all going through. The imagination of creatives is something that is needed now more than ever.”