There’s a lot of creative people in Brighton – there’s also a lot of lethargy. I’m often hearing something along the lines of ‘if I just knew someone that could help me do…’
I’ve been looking for a creative partner myself for a few months – someone skilled with design and illustration who could benefit from my skills in return. I had the idea of developing a non-commercial directory online for people to meet each other based on skills and goals for this reason.
For example a 3D modelling artist could find an animator to work on a project, or someone wanting to learn C++ could find someone else on the same learning curve. It would be a cross between the free-ads and a dating site, but for ongoing projects.
Being too busy to make this site, I threw it on the ideas pile and forgot about it. Then I was asked by a community focused organisation to generate some ideas for an upcoming festival, and this seemed like the ideal opportunity to put the ideas forward, and develop it with funding from the festival. They really liked the idea, so it’s now in the planning stages, and looks like it will get the backing it will need to be useful.
It’s really exciting to think I may be able to use the site sometime soon to find my own creative partner!