PoiZen is an online freelance creative space. We’re creator focused, and have created PoiZen.me to make the right features for your ideas and projects to get to the intended party.
PoiZen was made by freelance creators, for freelance creators.
We designed the site to make life as easy as possible for an artist or supporter. And we’re working everyday to bring the community closer.
Find the right artist to take your project, or the audience and supporters you’ve been dreaming of!
Our name is a combination of our creative companion Poi and the ease and serenity of using the site; a feeling of zen!
They’re all designed with you, the creative, in mind. Let’s focus on the main ones though.
Besides being a simple streamlined place for all of your projects it also automatically notifies the other party when something is done:
Tiers are found on profiles and designed by the freelance creator to be guidelines for the work they offer.
We allow adults, or anyone over the age of 13 with parental consent, to use the service (provided it is legal to do so where you are.)
No; PoiZen is not a site to aggregate funds from your supporters. Our platform is designed for commissioning independent creative works.
Yes! And we’re glad to have you! Our first couple years will experience lots of growing as we work to include music and writing and tangible things that have to be shipped (others such as video are on the list, but require more logistics and care to be done right). Use PoiZen when we launch and send us feedback on how to streamline getting your creation made!
Absolutely! We anticipate this will hinder a lot of people, so this feature will arrive early on in alpha.
There is a box in your settings page that you can toggle to opt in to view NSFW content.
So long as it's legal and properly tagged as "Adult-only" we have no objections to your content being posted!
No, not at all. We will have a file size limit in alpha, so be aware of that. Other than that credit the artist you got it from, preferably using their PoiZen profile!
We mean artists, musicians, photographers, sculptors, the creative vision of supporters who may be less skilled, and any others!
Not at all! The platform through alpha and beta may not lend itself to casual art browsing like social media platforms do, but anything that’s publicly shared on profiles is viewable!
Spreading the word is the biggest thing you can do to help PoiZen!
If you have experience coding, you can DM PznIvy, they have their hands full as the only dev.
Unfortunately, not on the site with our current plans. Our focus is the interactions between freelance creators and their supporters. This is a feature we will add to the drawing board and think on.
We’ll have systems in place that alert us when there’s potential abuse of the rating system. As for comments we’ll have systems in place and do our best to monitor them, but we may lean on you, our community, to help raise awareness of the comment system being abused.
Our main focus is that people are able to make art. Part of that involves people discovering art. We don’t intend to have these systems like you may be familiar with on other sites, but we will find the right way for PoiZen to have something that scratches that itch.
Not until we have an app.
Potentially. We love this idea and will look into how we can work with streaming services to implement this, but it won’t be for a while.
Creations that are generally over 25mb in size are on our mind. These will require more resources and will be a logistical challenge to host on site, so we’ll be tackling these later. You can still sell these as a freelance creator on PoiZen, but you would have to deliver them to your client off site.
We intend to have a 1.5% fee on top of Stripe’s 3.5% for payments done on site (though our system for the foreseeable future will not require you to process payments on PoiZen). If somehow we find we can’t sustain ourselves this way, we will be transparent with the community before we change anything!
There are also plans to have a merch store with plenty of Poi things to clutter your creative space with!
We have plans for what we may call Premium PoiZen for $5 a month beginning either in open beta or full release.
We have a hand full of features that will benefit both sides of freelance creating! Here are *some* Premium features:
As long as it has to.
No, in all seriousness we expect 3-6 months. Potentially shorter, potentially longer. It depends how fast we develop everything, how much we have to fix, and what we need to adjust given your feedback.
Yes, we can’t say what yet, but everyone will know who helped the PoiZen Squad through alpha and beta!