Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 15, 2006
Shopping for a graphic artist, printer, photographer, filmmaker, illustrator, copywriter, or other creative? Or, are you a creative professional who wants to promote your expertise to potential clients?
Go to Minnesota Creative Source at http://www.mncreative.com.
Developed by Linda McNally-Cail, former publisher of the Minnesota Creative Sourcebook, and associate publisher Pamela Marcus, Minnesota Creative Source is the Midwest's first-ever regional creative industry resource that provides creative professionals free listings, in addition to a comprehensive array of marketing services for those who want broader exposure. Those purchasing creative services will appreciate the easy-to-navigate site. In addition, the site will include news and events from Minnesota's creative industries.
"Our purpose is to bring creative professionals and those who need their services together," says McNally-Cail. "Creative Sourcebook used to fill that niche; Minnesota Creative Source does so even more effectively."
Use of the site, located on the web at http://www.mncreative.com, is free for buyers of creative services. Corporations, graphic design firms and advertising agencies of all sizes were surveyed about how they purchase creative services. Their feedback was incorporated into the site's design and navigation, which features:
- Powerful search capabilities that display images matching the search.
- Subscriptions to favorite creatives; subscribers will receive RSS feeds or emails about the professional to which they subscribe. Every time the creative professional uploads new work they'll know immediately.
- Podcast and photocast capabilities; entire portfolios can be transmitted via email.
- Printable tear sheets.
- Functions that make organization easy - such as the option to save favorite creatives to folders.
To ensure a complete representation of Minnesota's creative community, Minnesota Creative Source offers a free basic package; creative professionals may also invest in an array of packages, to fit every budget, that offer broader, more comprehensive exposure.
"The web has transformed how we can serve creative professionals; they can now upload video, audio, web pages and images at a fraction of that cost and continually update their profile," notes McNally-Cail. "Website links, inclusion in email campaigns, and the opportunity to send portfolios via email are just a few of our innovations that make it easy to impress potential clients."
The website will also include news and events from across Minnesota's creative industries.
"There are associations for graphic artists, designers, photographers, filmmakers, writers, and marketers, each with their own events, activities and news," notes McNally-Cail. "Our goal is to compile all of the news and events so you can easily and quickly stay abreast of what's happening."
"In essence, Minnesota Creative Source is a one-stop shop for both creative professionals and the people who need them," says McNally-Cail.
For more information about Minnesota Creative Source, go to http://www.mncreative.com or call 763-509-9300.