The DAAF project came to life in January of 2009, by the initiative of two designer friends, Davide Gallo and Stefano Librallon. Davide with a degree in Industrial Design and attested experience in a well-known studio in the city of Padova, district of Venice. Stefano, an ex student just rewarded with a diploma in Interior Design at Istituto Marangoni, Milano.
They both felt as though something was missing, on one side stimulation, satisfaction, experience that could only be offered outside of the usual routines that can be a part of a studio environment. They actually wanted to see some of their own creations come to life, and continued searching for a way of emerging professionally, looking for solutions that would eventually lead them to enter innovative freelance opportunities and consequently have proper recognition for their own capacities. On the other hand the constant need to want to be a part of something bigger, something determining, a world of professionals demanding the same attention for their capacities and values. For all the above mentioned reasons, the idea of creating a “source”, where creatives can get in contact directly with the companies came to mind. This “source” would provide the possibility of getting discovered and hired by companies willing to give internships, projects or collaborations.
Further DAAF offers You the opportunity of beating the sense of boredom ensued by unemployment, common if You just finished school, by participating in contests and competitions. Here You can win awards but more importantly acknowledgement. We want to be a part of bringing out new future talents.
THE DAAF PROJECT, WHAT IS DAAFPORTAL?
DAAF Portal is a social network meant genuinely and exclusively for employees and professionals.
DAAF is the first portal that allows Design, Architecture, Art and Fashion, the major design titles, to come together, collaborate amongst them, and meet in a unique virtual universe. Here they can give life to products and projects, on a new original level. This is the future, an infinite collection of creatives available to the companies and businesses. Likewise an infinite directory of companies available to the creatives from all around the world.
We are not an advertizing, nor a work agency; We are a virtual, dynamic window dedicated to the leading protagonists of the above mentioned fields to exhibit themselves and their work. Our goal is to promote Creativity, in whatever shape or form it may present itself.
BIG EXPLOSION OF CREATIVITY.
DAAF Portal is providing a brand new universe, in which personalities like Yours can rise in creativity, where you will be able to approach and collaborate with businesses from every corner of the planet. What are you waiting for, get registered and upload your work, get out of the usual frames and show the world what you are worth, show the world what you can do!
DAAF PORTAL FOR THE COMPANIES
DAAF Portal is a virtual window for Your company. We offer You the possibility of surfing in an infinite selection of creatives from all around the world.
Paint outside the lines, because in DAAF Portal you will be able to flip through projects, résumés and portfolios of all the registered users, not only the ones who belong to your specific field but operative in all the four DAAF sectors. You will be able to view Graphic designers, architects, artists, sculptors, stylists, photographers, models, all situated in different spots of the world, who are simply waiting to be contacted.
In the moment of signing a contract, the company will receive access to its own virtual space where it will be able to enter the company profile, and all the belonging data and images of produce.
It becomes a sort of second web site, or what we would like to call a Maxi Business Card visible to everybody registered in our site, where You will be able to:
- Search for creative personalities with Your specific requirements
- Publish contest and competitions
- Send invites to special events
- Publish Your own news and informative articles
We shouldn’t however neglect our main DAAF objective, which is to provide a special recruiting service through DAAF search.
How Does DAAF - search work exactly?
The client, regardless of the category, whether a Design, Architecture, Art of Fashion Company, can search for a specific creative according to particulars or precise characteristics like nationality or by determined place of residence, by age or sex, in order to simplify the research and narrow down the number to satisfy the requirements needed.
For example; An Italian architect searching for a designer situated in London, who masters Italian, for a possible collaborative opportunity in England.
Afterwards it is simply up to the client who to contact after confronting résumés and portfolio of the filtered figures listed by the advanced search. In the file of a registered user You will find all his contact information, from his phone number to an email address, additionally DAAF Portal offers an internal messaging service, where users and companies can communicate among them for free.
DAAF PORTAL FOR THE USER
- It’s FREE
- It offers You an unlimited space for You to publish your own portfolio and projects
- It offers You the possibility to be contacted by companies for work or collaborations
- It offers You the possibility to participate in intern contest and competitions
- It offers You the chance to make acquaintances and collaborate with other registered creatives
- You will have an up to date list of all the companies, and You will be able to view their business profile
- You will have a chance of being invited for special events or castings
- You will Bbe informed of all the latest news of all DAAF Sectors
Here, You are not a number, DAAF offers to you the possibility of emerging thanks to your own potentials and lets You get to know the companies from all over the globe.
Here we have no favorites nor do we have recommendations, You will make the difference with your own work and performance. You will have an unlimited virtual space at hand, where You can introduce your résumé, portfolio and all or some of Your work; You will be able to add links to Your website. A dynamic calendar will always be at your disposal, where You can make notes on contacts, events, deadlines and collaborations.
You will be able to view companies from all DAAF sectors, and enter their personal files, you will be able to contact them and promote Yourself further as a creative, fix interviews and maybe initiate a collaboration. In addition You will also receive information on contests and event, published by every company and You will have the possibility to participate in these.
Completing Your profile
Why all these questions?
Keep in mind DAAF Portal is not your regular social network, we take ourselves very seriously. We are your virtual window, well-thought and studied to establish working relationship between You and the registered Companies.
Therefore try to be as specific as you can when completing your personal profile, responding to as many questions as possible, in order for the companies using the DAAF search to find and select creatives based on precise characteristics. This instrument is useful to the companies who look for specific professional figures.
We are giving life to new strategies in means of collaboration between two worlds that up till now have been at a hierarchic level, but wouldn’t exist without each other, the band between categorical separation is about to change drastically, we will learn to coexist at equal levels, connected to infinity. Infinite connections, infinite possibilities, infinite choices.
Thanks to DAAF portal creativity takes on a new meaning, value is added to the fields they take on, in every aspect or shape it presents itself in. For what is design if not unique, making the ordinary extraordinary. That is why DAAF wants to grow with you and for you.