The world of design has recently been brought to the forefront of the startup world. With 500 Startups launching their “Designer Fund,” solely focused on helping companies founded by designers, there’s even money out there specifically for it.
Former Seattlite Kirill Zubovsky also recently graduated from Y-Combinator’s summer class with his startup Scoutzie, a site that features beautiful mobile designs. Well Crafted is a Seattle startup run by the husband-and-wife duo Keith and Jana Harper that’s building a lightweight online portfolio for designers that will work across all devices.
A designer himself, Keith came up with the idea after having to recode his portfolio time and time again. We chatted with the team for this episode of Startup Spotlight:
Explain what you do so our parents can understand it: “Well Crafted is a simple portfolio that works on any device. It’s made for designers and other visual creatives to show off their very best work. Our goal is to make your work look good anywhere – whether that’s on your laptop, on our iPad app, or on the latest Android smartphone.”
Our world domination strategy starts when: “We power the portfolios for major creative organizations like AIGA, Art Director’s Club, and the like. We’re trying to get our platform into the hands of talent agencies as well, so that they can provide an additional benefit for their designers.”