Creatively was supposed to launch this summer, according to CEO Greg Gittrich. And then COVID-19 happened.

“We made the decision to fast-track the launch when the pandemic hit, since we felt like releasing as a beta would actually help the innovative community,” Gittrich told me.

The startup was founded by Stacey Bendet and Joe Indriolo, who also serves as chief item officer. Indriolo told me that Artistically was designed to address an issue that Bendet had as creator and CEO of designer clothes business Alice + Olivia— finding the very best freelance creative skill to deal with.

“Finding creatives is really, really hard,” he said. “At the same time, showcasing your work is also really challenging as a creative.”

And those issues are most likely to become worse as social distancing forces more innovative work and cooperation to happen remotely, and as a distressed economy indicates that more artists, designers, architects, filmmakers and other imaginative types are searching for work.

There are locations where artists can publish their work, but Indriolo argued that none allow the creative to control the discussion in the very same method– not unless they’re building their own website.

Creatively nested album

Image Credits: Creatively So Artistically says it’s designed to showcase photography, film, fashion design, branding, illustration, animation, CGI, app and web design, product development, interiors and architecture and emerging innovations.

Innovative skill can upload their portfolio and arrange it as they choose. They can divide the work into various albums, and even nest albums within other albums in imaginative ways. (Indriolo showed me an architect’s album that allowed visitors to navigate their work by drilling down into specific regions and places.)

Artists can likewise annotate the images and videos to discuss their work, along with listing their past jobs and their particular skills.

Brand names and other prospective companies can post job listings, which then get tagged with the artist who’s employed for the task, which in turn builds the artist’s résumé and portfolio. Brand names can also browse the website based on the abilities they’re searching for, or based upon who’s done work for another business that they appreciate.

The platform permits users to follow each other, but Indriolo stated there’s an equivalent focus producing connections based upon the work you have actually done and your past cooperations.

“Our company believe it’s a social platform, and that creatives will connect with one another … and find opportunities in a world that’s significantly remote and worldwide,” Gittrich included.

To start, Artistically is dealing with schools like Parsons, Pratt, the Savannah College of Art and Style and the Fashion Institute of Technology to assist their brand-new graduates discover work.

The platform is free for both organisations and individual creatives; the strategy is to eventually start charging services to publish jobs.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.