How to find creatives: Top tips

Have you started a project but have given up because you can’t find the skills you need to finish it? You might know exactly what type of vocalist, artwork, mix, production or film you want to work with but have no idea where to find them. There are over 150,000 members in the Twine community from all over the world, so there’s a good chance that the perfect person is out there and we have a range of awesome tools to help you find them that you might now know about.

So here are our top tips to make finding the skills you need a breeze.

1. Check staff picks

Every week we make staff picks of the most awesome projects on Twine. If you want to see the best talent on Twine, this is a really good place to start.

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2. Filter baby, yeah!

Okay, maybe that was bit too enthusiastic, but the filter at the top of the collaborations page lets you see only the briefs looking for a particular creative role, which is really handy way of getting straight to the briefs that matter to you. So, for example, if you’re a rapper looking for a music producer, just type in and select ‘Music Producer’ and you will see only the briefs that are looking for producers. You might be thinking “well that’s obvious!” but it’s surprising how many Twine members forget to do this and miss out on amazing opportunities.

3. Search for Keywords and hashtags

As well as filtering, the search engine on Twine is a great way to find people, particularly if you’ve got a more specific idea of what you’re looking for, like “Deathmetal guitarist” or “Female R&B Vocalist”. Adding hashtags to your searches shows only the Twine members with the hashtags in their bios, which can make it much easier to find the relevant creatives (Note: Make sure you add hashtags in your bio to make yourself more discoverable).

*Advanced tip – If you’re a Pro Member then you appear higher in the search results so it might be worth upgrading your account to make sure you get the most opportunities.

4. Check the activity feed regularly

The one thing our members tell us that really helps them find the skills they need is regularly checking their activity. Your activity gives you live updates on all of the Twine members you follow, so if you get in the habit of checking it regularly then you can see all the projects they like and comment on. These insights can help you use your contacts to supercharge the growth of your network and quickly build a reputation in the Twine community. So what are you waiting for? Get on it!

5. Share your project brief on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

If you want to spread your post, or someone else’s, outside of Twine click the share button in the bottom right of any project brief and click the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ buttons to share the post straight to your accounts or get a shortened URL link to the brief.

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Like this article? Let us know what you think by commenting below. If there are any other ways you’ve found to find people for your projects then please let us know.

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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.

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