Veer launches creative community
Veer Ideas Inspires Members to Create and Connect
June 9, 2008, Calgary, Canada - Veer, a leading provider of stock photography, illustration and type, has launched Veer Ideas (http://ideas.veer.com) - a social networking site where creatives and design lovers can create original content and connect. In addition to boasting design-related blogs and member portfolios, Veer Ideas features inspirational content from movies to interactive and dynamic pieces that allow creatives to create unique digital environments. Veer Ideas members can blend Veer type and imagery with their own artwork and copy.
Veer Ideas is an online creative playground. Those who join Veer Ideas can speak directly with other creatives, have access to extensive Veer archives and share their creativity and ideas with the Web community.
The dynamic nature of Veer Ideas underscores the company’s mission to push possibilities of images and type, while turning imagination into reality. One particular feature, Lightboxing, pits two creatives against each other to create original work on a specific theme using a Veer-created lightbox of images and type. The Veer Ideas community is invited to join an online discussion about the work.
Veer Ideas reflects the company’s relationships with its customers and the extended creative community. Issa Breibish, one of Veer’s founding partners and Director of Community, indicates “Since day one Veer has been acutely aware of the importance of talking to the design community as a peer, and providing an inspirational resource. We started that journey with one of the first industry blogs - The Skinny. Veer Ideas is a natural extension of that commitment.”
Veer helps customers develop and enhance their creativity by delivering high-quality elements through an exceptionally inspiring, service-focused experience. Going beyond traditional stock image Web sites that only allow users to click and buy, Veer shows creatives how to make their work distinctive and memorable and provides the resources and tools to do so.
Veer Ideas is a testament to the company’s commitment to create, join and foster conversation about design. Anyone joining Veer Ideas will elevate their online profile and increase their visibility while enjoying the following benefits:
- sharing creativity,
- making valuable contacts,
- finding new ideas, and
- engaging in inspiring dialogue
“The beauty of a participatory culture is that the smallest of ideas can transform into something the creator would never have expected. It takes a germ of an idea and turns it into possibility. That’s exciting.” emphasizes Breibish.
Veer makes it easier to be creative with an affordable selection of creative stock photography, stock illustrations, fonts and creative merchandise. Veer provides an uncomplicated shopping experience that lets customers stay focused on their creative work. Its visual elements help people add style to business, marketing and personal design projects from websites and blog posts to business presentations and ad campaigns. Veer hosts the Veer Ideas community where creatives can set up personal profiles, read the latest design news on the Skinny blog and post on the community blog, the Fat. Veer is a Corbis Corporation brand and serves its global customer base through its website at veer.com.
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