Why is it important?
Your project brief is there to attract the best creative talent to pitch on your project. It’s the very first contact your creative will have with you, so make a good first impression. Treat it like an advert and sell yourself and your project. Make sure they choose your project and not someone else’s.
What we do on Twine
On Twine we make writing a project brief quick and easy. All you have to do is fill in a few details about your project and you’re good to go. Your brief is posted up on our project briefs page (see image above) and creatives can pitch to be involved. So how do you make sure it’s attractive to the right creatives?
Draw them in
Attract creatives to view your brief with an eye-catching title. This will be the first thing the creative sees:
What to include?
Creatives will use the brief to check whether they’ve got the right skills for the job, so write a detailed project specification in the project description box. If they can’t work out what you need, they’ll pass you by. The more information your creative has, the better job they can do. Here are some things to consider:
- Software/hardware needed
- What’s the purpose of the project? Who’s the intended audience?
How to sell yourself
Give them reasons to believe in your project. Creatives are inundated with project requests so tell them why they should pick yours. What are they getting out of your project?
Mind your language
Creatives are only interested in serious briefs so make sure yours looks professional. Use professional language and show you’re legit:
“Need vocalz 4 my trak”
“I’m looking for a female vocalist for my track. It’s a tropical house, summer vibe floorfiller. Lyrics are written, just need the right person to bring it to life. It’ll be premiered at the summer beach party so big opportunity for exposure here! Needs to be completed in 1 – 2 months”
It’s clear which one a serious professional would go for.
It’s an obvious one, but professional creatives usually aren’t interested in free or poorly paid projects. If you want top quality work, you must be prepared to pay for it. You’ve got the option to set a fixed price budget.
If you’re not sure how much your project should cost, these articles will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay for different types of creative work:
You also have the option to ‘receive offers’, if you’re unsure what your budget should be. Creatives will pitch in with different budgets. You can then review their pitches then select the one that works best for you.
Once you’ve written the perfect brief, find out how to choose the right creative.
Need more help? Why not check out these example briefs: