Pixish, Creating Visual Assignments For Creative People


Derek Powazek has just launched his wonderful new service Pixish, a way to find creative people for visual assignments. People who have a project in mind for an artist can create an assignment, artists then submit their work, which the community reviews and then winners are selected, receiving prizes and rewards. The service is somewhat similar to Threadless, but not limited to just one product. Here’s more info on how it works.

Derek has even posted his own unique assignment Pixish where he’s looking for illustrators to create a Leaf in the River Tattoo for his arm.

Derek has been quite busy lately. Along with the launch of Pixish, he recently re-launched Fray as a quarterly printed book and debuted The Magazineer blog.

UPDATE 1: Derek tells the story of how Pixish was born.

UPDATE 2: There has been quite a bit of discussion about how Pixish is being used for design spec work. Derek has responded, saying that they are now only focusing on photos and illustrations.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.