Bonjour, welcome to Supercreative!

My name is Ben, and I'm here to serve you on your journey to become super creative. Sit back, put your seatbelts on and let's fly together! I started Supercreative in 2020 for my mom. My mom is a freelance designer, and I’ve been building tools and ideas to help her earn a living from her creative work. Supercreative has been growing since! We’re based in Paris and we now collaborate with talented people all over the world. Our goal is to help you build an outstanding portfolio, consistently add creative work to it and let it bring money to you from client requests and side projects. You can learn more about us on our intro video and with our monthly newsletter. Thank you for flying with us. Bisous.

Frequent questions

Can we collaborate?
Yes. We collaborate with brands, artists and hackers to build tools we're proud of. Send us an email with your project idea. 
Can I hire you to design something? 
No, but we can do a 2h consulting call or we're happy to refer to you someone talented.
What is your refund policy?
For digital products, no refunds. For physical products, contact us by email.
Does Supercreative store my credit card information? 
We use Stripe, a third-party platform, to process and manage payments. 
What if I need help with one of your products? 
We're always available by email and on Twitter to help if you have any issue.

Ben Issen
 

The promising future of portalfolios

A concept for collaborating with clients straight inside portfolios

Recently, I've been excited with the idea of portalfolios. Portalfolios are client portals built on top of portfolios.

The idea is simple: potential clients browse your portfolio and can also create accounts to get access to your creative services. Client portals aggregate all files, contracts, communications and invoices in one convenient space for your clients.

As an agency or freelancer, you:

And your clients just go holy shit this is cool

If the portfolio is the designer's shop, the portalfolio is the designer's office. This way, clients don't just buy your services, they buy *how* the service is provided. In a world where portfolios are the new resumes, portalfolios can help many other types of people other than designers.

Transparency, short feedback loops or the entire experience facilitated with your portalfolio can become your unique selling point, your differentiator, your secret weapon.

Downsides

Portalfolios have drawbacks though:

Setting up your own portalfolio

To share an example with you: I built a portalfolio for Supercreative entirely inside Webflow, using Zapier, Stripe, Daily co, Crisp and embedded Figma.

A quick demo:

I went searching for other ways to turn portfolios into portalfolios.

Here's a list of other portalfolios I found, built with @DuncanHamra's Memberstack (on top of Webflow), @laurium's Client Portal (on top of Wordpress) and @Vinrob's ManyRequests.  

Another way to switch from portfolio to portalfolio is with Notion! It's super easy to set up and has many portal features: to share moodboards, service agreements, design files, invoices and chat almost exclusively on there. I'm preparing an interesting article about this. Get it here 👇

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Last edit: 
Apr 27, 2022
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