THE STORY

Building a better space for creatives to share work online

THE STORY

Building a better space for creatives to share work online

THE STORY

Building a better space for creatives to share work online

TL;DR: I'm building Viewport to be the best space online for creatives to securely share in-progress projects and get better feedback on their work. #like4like and spammy bots be gone!

Hey there, I'm Mason, the founder of Viewport. As a designer, I've used every tool and platform there is for creatives. Still, I kept finding myself frustrated when I wanted to share in-progress projects quickly and get feedback from people I trust. I needed an organized and evolving space where others could follow along on my projects as I built them, getting feedback along the way.

Although there are plenty of online collaboration boards, these lack structure and make it difficult for others to follow along and watch projects progress. On the other side, you can share work publicly on social networks but you never get quality feedback from bots and hashtags. I found myself constantly going back and forth on multiple platforms just to share updates. I needed a secure and streamlined solution where I could update projects and get organized feedback in the same space.

First initial sketch concept

I changed the name at least 10 times

Refining how Viewport feels as a brand

After tinkering with possible solutions to this problem, I dove right into building an app I desperately needed. Now, over a year and a half later, seven name changes, thousands of hours of designing, developing, and problem solving, we're finally ready to start sharing what we've been building. Viewport is an experiment in bootstrapping an idea from scratch and believing in my gut. We're currently onboarding creatives in small groups to get direct feedback and build the best product possible. Hope to see you there :)

TL;DR: I'm building Viewport to be the best space online for creatives to securely share in-progress projects and get better feedback on their work. #like4like and spammy bots be gone!

Hey there, I'm Mason, the founder of Viewport. As a designer, I've used every tool and platform there is for creatives. Still, I kept finding myself frustrated when I wanted to share in-progress projects quickly and get feedback from people I trust. I needed an organized and evolving space where others could follow along on my projects as I built them, getting feedback along the way.

Although there are plenty of online collaboration boards, these lack structure and make it difficult for others to follow along and watch projects progress. On the other side, you can share work publicly on social networks but you never get quality feedback from bots and hashtags. I found myself constantly going back and forth on multiple platforms just to share updates. I needed a secure and streamlined solution where I could update projects and get organized feedback in the same space.

First initial sketch concept

I changed the name at least 7 times

Refining how Viewport feels as a brand

After tinkering with possible solutions to this problem, I dove right into building an app I desperately needed. Now, over a year and a half later, seven name changes, thousands of hours of designing, developing, and problem solving, we're finally ready to start sharing what we've been building. Viewport is an experiment in bootstrapping an idea from scratch and believing in my gut. We're currently onboarding creatives in small groups to get direct feedback and build the best product possible. Hope to see you there :)

TL;DR: I'm building Viewport to be the best space online for creatives to securely share in-progress projects and get better feedback on their work. #like4like and spammy bots be gone!

Hey there, I'm Mason, the founder of Viewport. As a designer, I've used every tool and platform there is for creatives. Still, I kept finding myself frustrated when I wanted to share in-progress projects quickly and get feedback from people I trust. I needed an organized and evolving space where others could follow along on my projects as I built them, getting feedback along the way.

Although there are plenty of online collaboration boards, these lack structure and make it difficult for others to follow along and watch projects progress. On the other side, you can share work publicly on social networks but you never get quality feedback from bots and hashtags. I found myself constantly going back and forth on multiple platforms just to share updates. I needed a secure and streamlined solution where I could update projects and get organized feedback in the same space.

First initial sketch concept

I changed the name at least 10 times

Refining how Viewport feels as a brand

After tinkering with possible solutions to this problem, I dove right into building an app I desperately needed. Now, over a year and a half later, seven name changes, thousands of hours of designing, developing, and problem solving, we're finally ready to start sharing what we've been building. Viewport is an experiment in bootstrapping an idea from scratch and believing in my gut. We're currently onboarding creatives in small groups to get direct feedback and build the best product possible. Hope to see you there :)

VIEWPORT TIMELINE

2019

Initial idea

It started as an app for artists and designers to monetize their work through their reach and page views, similar to how influencers monetize videos on YouTube with ads. Ultimately, I didn't want to be in the business of advertising.

2020

Pivot focus

During the pandemic, I really shifted the direction for Viewport. I know I needed it but it needed to provide value to other designers as well. I did countless design explorations and talked to a lot of designers on problems they had.

2021

Designing Viewport

Viewport as a platform really took shape in 2021. I contemplated whether I wanted to get serious about this project. I believed this needed to exist so I took the leap. Now I just needed some technical skills to bring it to life.

2022

Build & strategy

By the end of 2021 I began working with a developer to build out the first version. We have been designing and building the app from the ground up and can't wait to show you Viewport V1 very soon!

VIEWPORT TIMELINE

2019

Initial idea

It started as an app for artists and designers to monetize their work through their reach and page views, similar to how influencers monetize videos on YouTube with ads. Ultimately, I didn't want to be in the business of advertising.

2020

Pivot focus

During the pandemic, I really shifted the direction for Viewport. I know I needed it but it needed to provide value to other designers as well. I did countless design explorations and talked to a lot of designers on problems they had.

2021

Designing Viewport

Viewport as a platform really took shape in 2021. I contemplated whether I wanted to get serious about this project. I believed this needed to exist so I took the leap. Now I just needed some technical skills to bring it to life.

2022

Build & strategy

By the end of 2021 I began working with a developer to build out the first version. We have been designing and building the app from the ground up and can't wait to show you Viewport V1 very soon!

VIEWPORT TIMELINE

2019

Initial idea

It started as an app for artists and designers to monetize their work through their reach and page views, similar to how influencers monetize videos on YouTube with ads. Ultimately, I didn't want to be in the business of advertising.

2020

Pivot focus

During the pandemic, I really shifted the direction for Viewport. I know I needed it but it needed to provide value to other designers as well. I did countless design explorations and talked to a lot of designers on problems they had.

2021

Designing Viewport

Viewport as a platform really took shape in 2021. I contemplated whether I wanted to get serious about this project. I believed this needed to exist so I took the leap. Now I just needed some technical skills to bring it to life.

2022

Build & strategy

By the end of 2021 I began working with a developer to build out the first version. We have been designing and building the app from the ground up and can't wait to show you Viewport V1 very soon!

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Viewport is an Arcade Labs venture. © 2022

Viewport is an Arcade Labs venture. © 2022