I’m excited to say that we launched last night! We couldn’t help ourselves.
What and Why is Tropist?
We hate it when artists get screwed, so we built Tropist to maximize focus on artists and their portfolios. We think it should be easy to show off your work, and the best solution we could think of was to make a place where anyone could put their portfolio. Why make a portfolio on Tropist? It’s fine and dandy to have your own branded portfolio, hell, we encourage it, it’s smart marketing. But how do you get people to see it? Add your name to a list? Send out spam? It’s not easy. Why not put a smaller version of your portfolio in a place where other people are looking? Upload your work. Find collaborators. Get noticed. And don’t settle for a directory that forces you to pick your skills from a drop down menu. On Tropist, you define yourself in a way that makes sense to you.
We’re really passionate about what we do and are extremely excited that things are really starting up, but this is just the beginning. The website is still in highly active development. We’ve got a huge list of ideas and we’re sure you’ll have even more. We want to build what you want. We want to build tools that help artists, not take advantage of them.
If you’re interested in being among the first to get your portfolio on Tropist, head over to the site and apply for an invite! We’ll be in invite only mode for a while to make sure we can keep the experience as fast as possible for everyone. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of invites to go around, so tell your friends!
– chris and brendan