21 comments

  • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, 12 days ago

    who decides who's a "super creative" and how? From the little I can see, it's almost exclusively white men and not a single person I've heard of. How is this "The top 5% of web, brand and app designers"?

    8 points
    • Michael Andreuzza , 11 days ago

      I second this.

      0 points
    • Benjamin Issenmann, 11 days ago

      Hey, thanks for asking. We accept designers who 1. have multiple years of freelance experience 2. have a unique style / aesthetic 3. can communicate their work to clients clearly and often. These criterias are tested in a 5 steps application process, including an interview and a portfolio work presentation. We're trying to have more female designers apply. I'm not sure yet why more men apply than women. Historically, we've only accepted 5% of designers who have applied. It is of course arguable to say any designer is better than any other one. We just think the ones we accept are outstanding professionals. Cheers!

      2 points
      • Anthony Irwin, 11 days ago

        I think this is the expected, lazy response most brands give. If you're creating a platform nowadays, it's irresponsible to ignore the fact that you're directly affecting inequity. If you aren't actively trying to build a diverse platform and just leaving it up to whomever applies, then you're just continuing to contribute to the amplification of a single voice and face in our industry.

        It's the same argument when companies hire another white male c-suite employee, "They were the most qualified for the job." Garbage, go find the women. Go find the people of color. If they're not applying, it's because the places you're promoting on, just like your own platform, aren't reaching those audiences either. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy of inequity until you put in the effort to reach out to those people.

        3 points
        • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, 11 days ago

          All of this. I think the platform would benefit from: 1. being clear that the list of designers on the platform are personally curated and 2. drastically improve your process for how you actively curate that base of designers.

          The best way to speed up the process is to get an invite code from a supercreative designer directly

          things like this will only amplify the issues you've inherited or created.

          0 points
  • B. Johansson, 12 days ago

    "Does Supercreative take a commission? Yes, a commission of 15%."

    4 points
  • UX LA, 7 days ago

    The design community loves building walls. I've never seen a community more obsessed with feeling like a special VIP snowflake or being the King maker who decides who gets to be a special snowflake.

    "Private party. You have a reservation? A table? You got to buy a bottle to get in Bro".

    Is this revenge for that?

    How about we start building more inclusive communities, services, and businesses? Every other day it's more pretentious boys club bullshit.

    I think the worst part of it all is that one quick look at OPs LinkedIn tells me he wouldn't even be qualified to to be accepted into his own site.

    2 points
  • Scrape WormScrape Worm, 12 days ago

    I requested an invite a few weeks ago and haven't heard back from them

    1 point
    • Benjamin Issenmann, 12 days ago

      Hey :) We receive wonderful portfolios every day. The best way to speed up the process is to get an invite code from a supercreative designer directly. Cheers!

      3 points
      • Arun PattnaikArun Pattnaik, 12 days ago

        Do you have a list of supercreative designers somewhere?

        0 points
        • Benjamin Issenmann, 11 days ago

          Not at the moment, we'd rather want to show their works instead :)

          1 point
          • Arun PattnaikArun Pattnaik, 11 days ago

            So how does one get an invite code from a supercreative designer directly if we can't see who to reach out to?

            1 point
            • UX LA, 8 days ago

              Well it wouldn't be a uber ultra exclusive super secretive design superhero society if they told you who was involved or how to get in.

              0 points
              • Arun PattnaikArun Pattnaik, 7 days ago

                Well I guess I'll just wait then. Unless you can send an invite, assuming you can. I'd send you my portfolio but I'm not sure if DN supports private messages.

                2 points
  • Michael Andreuzza , 9 days ago

    To be a "super creative" agency the page's design is not so creative...

    Just saying...nut hey, remember it's my opinion, and opinions ain't facts.

    0 points
  • Aaron WhiteAaron White, 12 days ago

    I wanna be super creative... but only if I'm in the top 4%

    I mean 6%...

    0 points