Focusing a large group of creative talent on a single project.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 1, 2010
Entrepreneur Bill Hones has created TheFinalPrint.com, a website designed to pair clients with freelance writers and designers of compatible style. The website features contests in which writers or designers may pitch their prose or layouts to buyers who have provided specifications. These buyers then award contracts based on the quality of the product. Buyers’ decisions are based purely on the quality of the writing or the design, rather than a writer or designer’s jockeying for the “best deal” in compensation. The result is a stylistically and cost-friendly match made in heaven…or, at least, cyberspace.
TheFinalPrint.com website is divided into three sections: Writing, Design, and Follow-Up. Within these sections, there exist separate portals for buyers and for artists to access their respective sides of a contest. Each portal is organized sequentially according to the design process, and uses. This sequential organization fosters a workshop atmosphere, in which buyers and artists may be constantly in contact and trading information.
In order to place an order for a writing or design product, a buyer clicks through a series of pages to designate the length of the piece, the prize compensation to be awarded, formatting and privacy upgrades, and the specifics of the project. Once contests are posted, they are searchable by category to improve the artists’ ease of delivery.
When a writer or designer chooses to respond to a contest, he or she submits written or design work to the buyer. This process is not static, however, and there may be repeated contact between writer and buyer to fine-tune the product. In addition to this feedback, there is a display option so that the buyer may designate a contest “open” or “closed”, and discussion threads so that The Final Print’s online community can workshop pieces. The result is a product directly matched to the buyer’s needs, as well as an educational experience for the writer/designer, an opportunity to build a portfolio, and an economic setting in which neither the artist nor the consumer is selling himself short.
The website is not without a production side: the Follow-Up section of the website takes the writing and design materials from the previous two sections and produces them, whether in website or printed format, as designated by the buyer. This section of the website is designed to reach beyond the capabilities of the writers/designers and to make a buyer’s product a reality.
The launch of this website has implications beyond the scope of any individual project: TheFinalPrint.com will eventually serve as an excellent online forum to aide in artistic and business development, and will revolutionize a competitive economic market in which freelancers often fall short. The matchmaking is only the beginning.
About TheFinalPrint.com: The Final Print is a website founded in 2010 designed to pair freelance writers and designers with clients with no overhead, agency, or advertising costs.
Bill Hones, President
19224 Des Moines Memorial Dr.
Seattle, WA 98148