What: Creatively connects artists of all types with clients, allowing movie and advertising producers, clothing designers, writers and artists, to list their services and seek work.

Expected pay: Varies by position

Husl$core: $$$$

Commissions & fees: None for creatives

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: A portfolio to post

Review:

Creatively connects creative artists of all stripes — animators, fashion designers, web designers, fine artists, writers and producers — with companies and individuals who need their services. The brainchild of fashion brand alice + olivia founder Stacey Bendet, the site makes it easy to post a portfolio and apply to jobs offered by a wide array of local and national brands.

Creatives sign up and post a profile for free. Brands/employers are asked to subscribe to connect with creatives.

Launched only last summer, the job listings on this site already impress. And Creatively appears to get more attention — more top creative companies looking for highly skilled freelancers — every week. We see no downside to posting a portfolio here.

Job listings

When we tested the site, there were numerous jobs listed for many types of creatives, from user experience experts to movie producers. Each of these listings provided a link to apply for those jobs directly. And the site provided an electronic nudge to add missing pieces before you sent an application. 

Salary ranges were not provided on the listings. But they appeared to be professional-level gigs.

Recommendations:

This appears to be a great place to post a portfolio. However, because it’s still a young site, you may also want to post your portfolio with better established sites, such as LinkedIn and Behance.

Other gig platforms that offer to connect creative freelancers with jobs include writing platforms Contently and Skyword; digital creative platform WorkingNotWorking and print-on-demand sites such as FineArtAmerica, Society6 and RedBubble.

Consulting sites, including Braintrust, GLG, and Maven are also worth considering for professionals in web-design, user-experience, marketing,  interior or fashion design. 

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