A new creative platform that will allow designers to upload and share work on a community website officially launches tomorrow.
Zoo qoo.com identifies 12 creative industries – one of which is design – and encourages people to submit work to be screened by a panel and uploaded.
The work will then be rated by visitors to the site to ensure that the most popular pieces remain and the least popular are removed.
In separate ‘battles’, designers can compete by submitting a particular piece to be judged competitively with other designers.
These are billed as ‘X-Factor-style creative battle zones’.
Registration for the design battle zone will run until the end of November, with the competition following in December.
Zoo qoo managing director Rich Wilson, who devised the concept and designed the website, says, ‘The design section is the newest. We’re trying to bridge the gap between the gadgets and arts sections and we’re actively encouraging designers.’
The site is hoping to attract more than 100 000 visitors a month. Talent scouts, agents and commissioners will be able to use the site and approach people they’re interested in.
The site is free to use, though if designers wish to sell work through it, there will be a 20 per cent commission charge.
See www.zooqoo.com for further details.