Creative Market ~ A New Kind of Marketplace for Handcrafted, Mousemade Design Content

Creative Market ~ A New Kind of Marketplace for Handcrafted, Mousemade Design Content


I'm very excited to announce CreativeMarket.com, a new kind of marketplace for handcrafted, mousemade design content powered by a global community of creative people... just like you!

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We have a simple, but important company mission: to make beautiful design simple & accessible to everyone.

This mission is something we've been passionately living here at COLOURlovers for the last 7 years. We started by building the world's best color community & creative inspiration site. By curating a supportive community for ideas to be shared and inspiration to be found, we've jump-started a massive amount of creative projects.

We then started building design tools like ColorSchemer and Seamless Studio that were simple & intuitive, but powerful & professional. These tools provide expert capabilities to novice creatives, and help them develop their skills.

Creative Market is the next piece of our mission that will help creatives easily access a wealth of beautiful design content for their projects. Whether it's finding a unique vector pattern for a textile, the perfect font with personality for a new logo, or any other kind of digital creative content that helps you produce something amazing.

Our friends at Etsy.com empowered the handmade goods revolution. We believe we can do the same for mousemade goods. Grab your creative tools and join us!
Click here to sign up for early access and get $5 free credit.

What It Means for COLOURlovers

We've helped a few members sell the patterns they've created here at COLOURlovers and it's an amazing feeling to give somebody access to tools and a platform so they can make some money doing what they love. I get stoked when I think about the day when one of your full-time jobs is simply being a COLOURlover. We've wanted to make it easier for members to sell their creative works, but not to over-commercialize the COLOURlovers site. We started building commercial tools into the site, but we realized the best thing for both COLOURlovers & CreativeMarket was to let them tell their own stories... in the best way they can.
COLOURlovers is a creation & inspiration community.
CreativeMarket is a marketplace for awesome design content.

They obviously work very well together, but by separating the sites we don't have to worry about commercializing COLOURlovers too much. We're very conscious of how special this place is. We can make CreativeMarket the best marketplace for finding, buying, selling & sharing the most unique and beautiful design content. And we'll make it super easy for COLOURlovers members to participate in the CreativeMarket if they want to.

You all have already created tens of thousands of beautiful patterns and unique shapes that are valuable, but we'll also be including other creative content types that designers need like Fonts, Photoshop Brushes, Gradients, Photos and more. We'll continue to make design software & apps that help you create the content that will be sold in the marketplace. We believe we can make the creation process for all of these kinds of creative content as simple & intuitive as we've done with our other apps.

I've seen how amazingly talented you all are, and I know that helping you make a living through your passion is how we can best live our mission.

Do You have Digital Content to Sell?

Are you a designer with beautiful vector shapes & patterns, fonts, brushes, photos, icons or other creative content you would love to sell in the Creative Market? Be one of the first publishers in our marketplace and let us promote your work to millions of people.

Contact Us to be one of our first publishers →

Thank you so much for the support, creativity & love over the past 7 years. We hope our new marketplace can reward you for all your hard work... Thanks for sharing the love.
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Sounds like a good idea and if I can get paid to do something that I do daily already, then GREAT! :)

I hope it's a huge success and I plan to be along for the ride.
Okay, I feel like a fool. I just went to the trouble of creating a Creative Market account, putting a referral on my FB page, etc., only to find that Creative Market does not exist yet! Going back, I see the word "early" interspersed in a few places in the marketing lingo urging people to join. Artists, please beware. Creative Market is a bridge to nowhere. I'm deleting the referral on my FB page right way. You violated my trust in Colourlovers without making it crystal clear that Creative Market does not yet exist. Trust is everything in an online community. Please do not take it lightly.
The site does exist...it simply isn't open for business yet. Lots of businesses promote before they officially open their doors. Maybe I'm an odd man out but I don't see anything wrong with it.

mginsberg wrote:
Okay, I feel like a fool. I just went to the trouble of creating a Creative Market account, putting a referral on my FB page, etc., only to find that Creative Market does not exist yet! Going back, I see the word "early" interspersed in a few places in the marketing lingo urging people to join. Artists, please beware. Creative Market is a bridge to nowhere. I'm deleting the referral on my FB page right way. You violated my trust in Colourlovers without making it crystal clear that Creative Market does not yet exist. Trust is everything in an online community. Please do not take it lightly.
I'm glad for the heads-up on this new site. I think it's good because we're being given the opportunity to participate or opt-out. I don't see the problem, really.
awesome!
I wait be quickly to launch! I'm so exciting for be part of it.
Faeleia wrote:
This is not talking about sales of palettes or coloured in patterns right? Cuz I have no skills in seamless or vector works but i don't mind making some of my patterns / palettes available for sale..


Yes I am wondering the same exact thing. I have tons of inspiration for patterns/palettes but nothing else. Hopefully this will apply to us as well cause I certainly could use a little extra cash
Good News!
I'm an exclusive vector illustrator on iStockPhoto. If I were to relinquish my exclusivity would I be able to sell my vector illustrations here? What kind of pricing do you expect? If Getty/iSockPhoto offers to buy you out for millions of dollars, will you sell out?
oooowwww
Nice post.
great article!

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