Bronze Avery, Pop Songwriter
PeopleMap transformed the way I search for collaborators.
As a musician, there are many creatives I need to connect with: other songwriters, photographers, A&Rs, etc. It gets really hard to keep track of all of my contacts because most of them I know exclusively on Instagram.
PeopleMap not only makes it easy to find these individuals, but it also keeps them super organized, and streamlined. Not to mention, connecting and engaging with these creatives also grows my following, which would be so so hard without the presence and eases of PeopleMap.
I can’t recommend this sh*t enough. I also can’t recommend the Instagram Marketing course enough as well. The mind and grind is a real tactic to not only help you gain more followers, but also great tactic on how to connect with the individuals you want to connect with online. Win Win.
I checked out PeopleMap on the free trial and upgraded to pay for it within minutes of using it because I saw how valuable it could be. In just 24 hours, we already received a DM from a prospective client wanting more info about our services by email to potentially hire us. I'm totally sold on PeopleMap...and Puno! :)
I only wish I had found this course sooner! Puno not only teaches you how to master Instagram but your brand and your business. It's not about how many followers you have but about building a community, getting that ROI and reaching your goals.
I love that she connects all of the great tips and tricks back to YOUR time because time is money. You are running a business and you only need to spend time on the things that reward your business. And the time you spend on this course will reward your business.
I seriously can't recommend this course enough.
Kanya Iwana, Director + Artist
I'm obsessed with ilovecreatives. Everything from the beautiful and thoughtful design, the perfectly curated ads and profiles, and of course, Puno! If you haven't met her yet, you're missing out. But then again, I'm sure you'll meet her. She's everywhere.
I religiously await the weekly emails. I have met so many wonderful people through ilovecreatives and most importantly have found such wonderful clients through ilovecreatives.
The Artist Playbook
ilovecreatives has been key to my career launch this past year. I've gotten some incredible clients through the ads as well as finding great job leads. I really look forward to Wednesdays every week for new opportunities! The creative profile is my favorite part as it serves like a friendly and more personal resume.
Rachel Andersson, Cultivate Kind
Mind Blown. Thank you for taking to time do create all this to Visually assist me to understand this better. I can not wait to share this site with my peeps! For the F-ing WIN!
Savanna Hunter-Reeves, Designer and Art Director
When looking for a PR team, I knew I didn't want a cookie-cutter big-box agency, but didn't know where to start my search for something better. Answer: ilovecreatives. I figured that the type of people advertising on ILC would be more creative and cool than your average randos, and I was right -- the first PR team I contacted was through an ILC ad, and it was a great fit. They're amazing and are now on retainer with us.
Kerstin Martin, Owner of KM Web Design and Squarespace Genie
ilovecreatives has been such a source of discovery for me! It's so fun to be able to connect with different creatives based on industry and location, and several clients of mine have found me through the site. It's the perfect way to attract the kind of people you want to work with.
Neada Jane, Founder of The Fold Creative
This is perfect, thank you so much for the time and effort you took to create the template comparison post! As a fellow Squarespace designer who is also teaching Squarespace this has become one of my best resources and my students love it! Thank you!
Kajal Dhabalia, Artist
So much to love about I Love Creatives! Such a high calibre of both creatives and creative companies converging in one beautifully designed and easy to navigate online space. As soon as my profile went up, I immediately had new business inquiries hitting my inbox - and I signed my first contract with a new client within a couple of weeks. The emails keep rolling in, and I couldn't be happier with a creative business platform than I am with Puno's amazing feat with ilovecreatives.com
Rajiv Ramanathan, founder of Practical Visionaries
Puno, thank you so much for a wealth of information! As an artist, who has been working on things solo, this is definitely a lot to take in, but so helpful to know that there are so many ways to change and add to my strategy as I grow.
Taryn Weitzman, Chief Inspiration Officer of T's Travel Style
Wow! Wow! Wow! The Squarespace explainer/guide is the best I've seen. Thanks so much for putting this together. This is really helping with my website mini-rebrand.
Inspiration + expertise = Puno. Need I say more? No, but I will! Let me fill you in... I had the pleasure of attending GA's Instagram Marketing Workshop facilitated by Puno and it was worth every penny and every moment of time. In the two months since taking the class I was not only able to double my followers, but I increased engagement at least .20%. I not only gained insight with regard to better engaging the community that I needed to be a part of, I also unlocked the mystery and gained clarity - making the process of instagramming so much more fun! If you didn't know, now you know. Check Puno out. She won't disappoint.
Maria Troconis, Founder of Grafikisto
I took Puno's advanced Instagram class and damn, it blew my mind. Not only does it give you insight into creating a successful profile and all the benefits Instagram can provide for your brand, but Puno breaks down every single element that goes into it. I'll admit at times I was slightly overwhelmed, but after six hours I came out of the class 100% more informed, more confident in my social media skills and empowered to gain real, authentic followers. Not to mention I met some fantastic people during the class and it was super relaxed and fun. I highly recommend it for anyone serious about using Instagram as a marketing tool for their brand. If you think you already know everything there is to know about Instagram, you don't. This class will teach you so much!
Jeremy Reed, Head of Tastemaker Development at Tastemade
ilovecreatives could also go by creativesloveilovecreatives. I know, I know… I should stick to design and not copywriting. Honestly though, I truly love this site. I posted my profile in late November 2015 and by early December I had already gotten inquiries for potential jobs. By January 2016 I had met new clients and began working with bigger studios and agencies than my own – all of which found me through this site. The cherry on top: all the jobs I’ve gotten through here align with the kind of work I want to be doing.
I’ve also found creative folks to collaborate and work with. One of them is Ana Ottman. After launching my re-designed website I realized I needed help with getting the copy to be just right. I found Ana on ilovecreatives and have absolutely enjoyed the experience of working with her. So much so that we’ve begun working on other copy related projects.
ilovecreatives.com is the site I send my friends and colleagues anytime they need to find someone to hire or get hired. If you’re in a creative field, get your profile up! You won’t regret it.
Eunice Cho, Founder & Creative Director of Aella
I've been a huge fan of ilovecreatives.com for awhile. We've posted several ads on the site - everything from full-time roles in our L.A. office to part-time contributors anywhere in the U.S. Each time, I've been impressed with not only the number of applicants - but, more importantly, the quality of those applicants. It's become the first place I turn to fill creative roles for us.
Sara Clarken, Photographer/Artist
I love ilovecreatives' Creative Profiles. It’s basically a curated (and vetted) resource for great talent. As a small start-up, I am in constant need to find creative freelancers. Instead of spending hours on Indeed.com going through resumes, LinkedIn, or expensive services like 24/7, I can come to ilovecreatives to find professionals. What’s especially awesome about the profile section is the kind of talent it attracts: people who have a lot of creative integrity and drive to make awesome work they believe in, as opposed to just a source for a quick buck. I’ve found an amazing photographer through this site. Highly recommend!
Kristi Head, Brand Innovator at Kristihead.com
"I have benefited SO much from ilovecreatives!! I've only been in LA for 2 weeks and I have my first freelancing gig over the next 3 days for a clothing company (who reached out to me because they saw my creative profile!). I actually reached out to Wyatt after I read his, and got a lot of insight on LA. Before I even moved here he told me good places to look for apartments, work, galleries, and now I'm actually interning at one of the galleries he told me was one worth looking into! Being apart of ilovecreatives has landed me new clients, new friends, new opportunities, which literally is priceless. That's my two cents!" - Sara Clarken
Jaclyn Giuliano, Owner of Popover
I love creatives! After I was featured on the newsletter for my Creative Profile, I received inquiries about working with great people and companies. I had a new interesting client in just a few days! It is so great to have a site that works to bring such like minded talent and opportunities together. Thank you!
After posting an ad looking for new writers I received such a good response from so many interesting and talented people. When I've reached out for collaborators using other ad outlets I never saw much return on my investment, but with ILOVECREATIVES I've had an amazing experience! I'm definitely planning on using their platform for future ways to connect with creative individuals and businesses.