Event report – Canvas round table #2

By Mark McFarlane on 4th Feb 2016

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Canvas Round Table #2

Thanks to everyone who came to Canvas Round Table #2 last night at Tacchi Studios! It was a wonderful night of freeform group chat, meeting new faces, sharing and learning, and of course drinking.

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The evening’s discussion included:

  • Personal introductions – getting to know each other.
  • Sales and marketing for small creative brands – Building brand awareness and selling products outside of marketplaces such as Society 6.
  • Is the crowdfunding economy (Patreon, Kickstarter etc) motivating creatives to leave freelancing and try other methods of supporting themselves?
  • Medium.com – What makes people publish on it? Is it really that great? How is it dealing with the problems of a growing platform?
  • How to respond to the question “what’s your rate”? Why it’s important to know before someone asks you.

 

And some topics we covered regarding Canvas:

  • Are creatives finding work via Canvas? Are businesses finding creatives to hire via it?
  • How will Canvas help more creatives find work in the future? Where will these businesses come from?
  • Should Canvas be a place for businesses and creatives to work together, or should it just be a social platform?
  • How Canvas can improve its search and filtering tools to help businesses more easily find suitable creatives to hire.
  • How Canvas needs to motivate creatives to share more of their best creations so businesses can quickly judge their suitability for a project.
  • How members can get involved in organizing their own Canvas events and get involved with other aspects of the Canvas community.
  • Success stories – members shared their experiences of finding others to work, collaborate, and make friends with.

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The evening’s attendees:

Taimu Hanashiro
Steven Herman
Trent Mcbride
Hengtee Lim
Ed Thompson
Nicole Ciliberti
Chavarom Chongulia
Lena Aframova
Luis Mendo
Rui Stalph
George Dedic
Mariel Lozano
Chihiro Watanabe

 

And the Canvas/Tacchi Studios team who were present:

Junta Mitsugi
Robbie Mcfarlane
Adam Perry
Alex Towli
Mark Mcfarlane

 

We’re looking forward to the next one already! Hopefully we can make it a monthly thing in the future.

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