This year was not what we expected it to be. (We’re sure you will agree)
We made the most of it, but we couldn’t have done it without the support of you—our inspiring, creative, and uplifting creative community.
While we look ahead to what we hope will be an amazing 2021, we are taking a moment to reflect on the amazing and at times inspirational work the community produced this year. From Black Art Matters to James Bond - let’s take a stroll down memory lane of what feels like the longest year in history.
TLNT 2020 Community Highlights
Bombay Sapphire’s ‘Stir Creativity’ Creative Brief: Produce creative and striking animations for Bombay Sapphire cocktails
While we launched the Bombay Sapphire ‘Stir Creativity’ Animation Creative Brief in early December, we wrapped the project in early January and felt great about starting the year off with a bang. We received over 230 submissions and were obsessed with all of your submissions. Cheers to the selected creators, narrowing it down from all of the creative, innovative, and refreshing submissions was not an easy task.
MGM Studios’ ‘No Time To Die’ Creative Brief: Design artwork inspired by Daniel Craig's Bond films
We know Bond has an avid cult following but even we were impressed with what you guys submitted and shared with us! We wrapped this project with a whopping 4051 submissions to the creative brief—wow.
And the cherry on top? Encouragement from none other than James Bond (aka Daniel Craig), himself.
United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19
You all really blew us away with this Open Call for Artwork for the United Nations. Full Stop.
In a time of fear and uncertainty, you all came together to create and share art that informed, uplifted, inspired us and the rest of the world. This pro-bono project was truly an honor to participate in - giving us a real sense of a global community. Together we were able to build the official United Nations Covid-19 Response Creative Content Hub.
You all brought 16k+ works of art that gave us hope, helpful information, inspiration, and even a few laughs! It was record breaking for Talenthouse. Thank you!
Social Good Campaigns and Creative Briefs
Two of our favorite Community Campaigns this year were Ello’s annual Black Art Matters and Pride Month campaigns.
This year, we explored and featured work with our guest curators during the month of February but continued to share work and explore and highlight different works from 3D Art to animations by BIPOC creators to Filmmakers from the entire community. BAM showed us how art and activism go hand-in-hand providing a visual point of view that no one could ignore.
We also launched an Ello Creative Brief to celebrate Pride Month and were blown away by your response! While we couldn’t celebrate Pride in person this year, at least we were able to share our global pride and come together through art.
Art by Stephanie Madeiros
Our First Augmented Reality Creative Briefs
We can’t shut up about AR—can you blame us? We’re extremely excited about the future of Augmented Reality not only how it’s going to change our everyday lives but also the impact it will have in the world of art and creativity. This year, we launched our very first Augmented Reality creative briefs for some really cool clients.
Coca-Cola’s Produce artwork capturing your resolutions for a world that is #OpentoBetter Creative Brief
We’re really glad this year is over (who isn’t?) but we’re also looking forward to what the new year will bring all of us. That’s why our last highlight of the year is Coca-Cola. They’ve invited you to create artwork envisioning a brighter, more hopeful 2021 through your own personal resolution.
The brief is still open for a few more days, so if you haven’t done it already - submit your artwork for the #OpentoBetter campaign. If you need inspiration, check out Leipzig, Germany-based Talenthouse artist, Vanessa Mundle[a]!
That’s a wrap folks! We’ve done a lot of incredible things together this year, we can’t thank you enough for being here with us.
We can’t wait to stir more creativity, explore the future of art and technology, impact positive change, and make more art together. Here’s to 2021!