So, what happened in 2019?
The start of 2019 saw the birth of The Spot, starting as an idea from four motivated designers to create something a little bit different and hopefully a little bit better. And so we did.
After a couple of days and weeks of brainstorming, we came up with a name, then a logo, and thus was born The Spot! Some other names we considered before settling on The Spot were Creative Spot, The Spark, Creative Spark, and Open Creative.
On paper, The Spot’s server was created on January 25th of 2019 at 12:40 AM, but it remained private for a little while. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when we started inviting more people to it, but it would seem to be around the start of February (on the 5th or 6th). In any case, we’re celebrating The Spot’s first year today (kind of)!
To this day, at the one year mark, we’ve managed to gain close to 500 members on our server without any real advertisement and welcomed one more person to the staff team (hi, Ethan). We hosted our biggest event near the end of the year to support Team Trees and we managed to partner with 11 other creative communities! We have already met many wonderful and interesting people through our server and we’re looking forward to meeting a lot more!
What are our plans for 2020?
The Spot’s first year was amazing, we posted guides, made a website, and most importantly built a community. Our existing community is great and we hope to gain many more members! In 2019, we lacked in our content, we were hard at work behind the scenes for things for the future. Well, the future is now, 2020 is the year of content for The Spot! We’re expanding from Discord to bring you more of the content you joined for: guides, blogs, events, etc. Alongside that content, we’re introducing some new stuff as well!
Discord remains our #1 priority, however, we want to slowly start building around it. We will start featuring some of our community’s work on our Twitter and Instagram accounts, as well as on our Discord server, of course.
On The Spot
We’re starting a podcast! On The Spot is a show where we dive into the minds that make up the design world. Join us as we chat with designers from all around the globe and find out how they started, experiences they’ve had, and tips and tricks for aspiring designers. You’ll be able to find us on Spotify, YouTube, and most major podcast listening platforms.
More Guides & Blogs
We have a couple of ideas for blogs and we definitely want to expand on our Get Started With Design guides. We simply have to find the time to write and publish them. We promise to make more of an effort there in 2020, though!
We have big (pretty damn huge) plans for our website in 2020/2021. We will be able to share some information within the next couple of months and we can’t wait to tell you more, but for now, we’ll only share this little sneak peek:
Thanks for reading!
We wish everyone a (late) happy 2020 and we’re looking forward to meeting and helping new people become better designers than they were in 2019! ♥