Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!

@zkat Hey there. I'm a graphic designer / animator mostly working in logo design. I don't have much going on right now and this sounds like a neat project, so I might be interested in volunteering some work. If you're looking for that kind of stuff.

@cjrando holy cow that would be amazing 🤩 we do have a logo now but I wonder if there’s a different idea that would be nice. In either case it would also be great to hear how you think a platform like this could benefit artists like you, since it’s primarily for digital art!

@zkat I might hop on. I'm not big on Discord, unfortunately.

And yeah, logos tend to be pretty fluid in the early phases of anything. It's good to iterate, and also think beyond just a logo, to establish a visual identity and design aesthetic.

I don't know that the site would benefit me, per se. I don't really sell art. I do freelance (and pro bono) design. So, like, mostly I need places to find clients. :)

@cjrando the whole point of the site is to basically freelance out custom work, not sell pre made art!


@cjrando also if Discord isn’t your thing, does collaborating right on GitHub work?

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