Research Proposal

Online Tools for Creative Professionals


To determine how the provided creative online companies compare and their competitive advantage.

Early Findings


Behance is an Adobe-owned social media platform, which aims “to showcase and discover creative work.” Members are offered a platform where they can create multimedia portfolios that showcase their work within the network and partner sites and organizations. Behance is “revolutionizing the way creative professionals manage their careers, and companies find talent.”


The Dots is an online community of creative professionals, which is designed to connect creatives with companies, collaborators, and commercial opportunities. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in London, Shoreditch.


Dribbble is a networking and self-promotion platform for digital designers, such as graphic designers, web designers, UX/UI, web designers, illustrators, and branding-specialists. The company serves as a design portfolio platform and is one of the largest platforms for designers to share their work online. Dribbble is a remote company founded in 2009.


Working Not Working is a pool of the best talents in the creative industry. The company, which was founded in 2011, seeks to “eliminate the obstacles between creative people and opportunity.” Some of the notable clients of the company include Google, Apple, Facebook, Nike, and The New York Times.


Daise is a creative privately-owned company founded in 2007 and headquartered in London, England. The platform brings creators together and supports them to offer professional creative work.


Upwork is a global freelancing platform, which connects independent professionals with businesses remotely. The company was founded in 2015, after rebranding from Elance-oDesk and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Esther M.
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