Okay, maybe the subhead is a bit much, but Creative Latitude
does offer the opportunity to align your practice with a group
of like-minded souls and get some added promotion for yourself.
That sure can't hurt.
Please do not send in your profile if you have not linked back to Creative Latitude. Read the link to us to see how little we require.
Note: Good intentions aside, it's been our experience that 99% of those who do not link when sending in the form never do. Meaning we go through the voting process, send out the request for links ... and nadda. Yeah, we realise it's a pain to add a link or the logo if you are not sure, but we just do not have the time anymore to double up the process. We are strapped for time these days and have had to make this difficult decision due to past experience.
To join up, simply
fill out the form and click, 'Submit'.
After we review your site and accept you into Creative Latitude, we'll let you know via email.
If you have not received an email of acceptance by the end
of the month, then please reread the criteria and resubmit
if you've cleared up the outstanding problems. Please do not email asking why as we most likely won't have the time to respond.
Pretty easy, eh? Soon clients will be knocking down your
door. Your knowledge of creative business will expand and
you will reach true enlightenment. The opposite gender will
desire you. Maybe the same gender will desire you. Your bank
account will swell. Your waistline will shrink ...
... or not. But, you'll be in the company of like-minded
creatives, have a nifty place to post your news and submit
your articles. Plus there's all those hotsy totsy resources and
you own profile page.
To maintain a quality standard, Creative Latitude reviews
all requests to join.
Some of the criteria we consider are:
1) A portfolio of work must be presented on the professional's
website*. This work must have functioning links and be of
a quality level that enhances not only the creative professional's
abilities, but also the Creative Latitude community in general.
2) The site must hold its own domain and not fall under service
providers offering free pages. It's important to be established
as a legitimate business rather than possibly risk appearing
as a personal or hobby site.
3) The navigation must be clear and in working order. We don't
want to lose people's interest because of cumbersome, unclear,
or non-working navigation and links. Please do not send in
sites under construction.
4) The site must also load fast enough so as not to frustrate
the viewer, causing him/her to leave the site altogether and
form an unfavorable impression of the professional, and of
5) While "good" design is somewhat subjective, we
do request the work shows the professional's understanding
and mastering of basic design principals and concepts. It
should demonstrate skills in both design concept and technology.
6) The site must meet high business and communication standards.
Incorrect, distasteful, irreverent language and content will
not be accepted. There cannot be any typographical errors
7) Must be a pro with a few years under your belt and have
real live clients. We would like to see (though this is merely
a guideline) at least three years in business or freelancing.
8) The site should have an easy to find reciprocal linking
page where you are wearing your membership to Creative Latitude
with pride. Be sure to send the URL along with your submission
or you will not be considered.
9) You don't promote your practice based on price. It's just
bad business and bad for the industry. Plus, you may just
end up painting yourself into a corner when Nike comes a callin'.
article on the subject).
10) No hotmail, yahoo, or indianews.com type email addresses.
11) Your family actually knows what you do for a living.
12) You can recite Homer's Iliad from start to finish while
juggling a ball, a bowling pin and a chain saw.
13) Oh, and no PITAs it just tends to get tough on
all of us sitting here all day in front of our computers.
Remember, your profile will be added only if you have linked to us.
*Please note: a splash page with a redirect to portfolios.com
will be accepted, but only if the work is of a high standard.