Getting Started, Crediting and Collaborating

Twine is a professional network for creatives. You can connect with other creatives, collaborate on projects, find freelance work and showcase your projects in your portfolio. Here’s our guide to getting the most out of your new account. We’ll explain how to connect with the best creatives and find the right people to work with:

1. Your portfolio is the place where people can view your projects, bio, profile picture and other information. It’s your space to show off what you do as a creative, so make sure you fill it in! This may seem totally obvious, but it is surprising how many portfolios are left half-finished. Your portfolio will be seen by other creatives and buyers who may want to hire you, so make sure it’s got your best work, a good profile picture and cover image, and a bio that tells us all about you.

2. Head to the projects page. Got a creative project but need to find the right people to work with? No problem. Simply post your project brief on the projects page and people who are interested will pitch to be involved. Read more about how to hire creatives on Twine.

3. Get proper recognition for your creative skills by crediting your role on your projects. Whether you directed, produced, played an instrument, composed or rapped, you can add your role as a credit on your projects. You can add more than one credit on a single project and even add roles for people who worked with you. Find out more about credits in our FAQ section. Credits are great because they build up a history of your work and your creative skills. Other people will be able to search for you based on your skills, too.

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4. Once you’ve found someone you want to work with, use messages to start a conversation. Click the message button on their portfolio page (located under the cover image on the left-hand side).

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5. There’s a phrase ‘Good things come to those who wait’, but at Twine we believe that better things come to those who get involved! One of the easiest and most effective ways to get people excited about your work and interested in working with you is to become an active member of the Twine community. There you have it, our big secret is out. No bells or whistles here, just plain old networking. Follow artists and creatives that inspire you, and comment on their work. Be constructive and useful – offer feedback, praise and constructive criticism. You’ll find that the better the relationships you build between people, the more recommendations for work you’ll get. For some more advice, read about how one of our members, Calvin Venus, uses this technique to find work on Twine.

Want more? Read about how to find freelance projects on Twine.

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee. He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young. When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.
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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee.

He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young.

When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.