We’ve all been there, you’re working on a task that seems insurmountable or trying to crack a puzzle blocking your latest project and can’t find a solution. While some things seem impossible, collaboration and teamwork could be the secrets to solving any challenge no matter how great. Applying that same logic to an industry can bring truly revolutionary change, as this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Uni.xyz, will show you.
Uni.xyz is a community created for designers, by designers, that allows its members to showcase their skills, find clients, and take on exciting design challenges together. The idea for Uni.xyz came from two design industry challenges that the UNI founders noticed. On the one hand, many talented design artists struggle to find opportunities to feature their work in front of a large audience, which in turn impacts their ability to find steady projects. On the flip side, clients looking for design work have difficulty finding the right designer for their needs.
The network Uni.xyz have fostered brings these two camps together, bridging the gap between supply and demand while establishing a progressive community for designers to express their passion and pursue their design dreams. The main method Uni.xyz uses to bring designers and clients together is with their design challenges. These competitions pit designers up against grand-scale creative challenges like proposing interactive performance venues, re-designing prisons to maximize rehabilitation, and inventing machine-human solutions to prepare for reaching the singularity.
Competitions are open to all members of the Uni.xyz community, and entries are judged by panels comprised of design experts and industry leaders. The competitions not only give designers a chance to propose their work to potential clients and mentors but also allow them to collaborate with other professionals to solve challenges as a team and share ideas. Clients benefit as well, as they are able to host design challenges and get a first-hand look at highly talented individuals and teams ready to take on new work.
“Our ultimate goal at UNI is to make good design accessible to all. Good designers need clients and the world needs good design. However, the process of designing currently comes with many strings attached. Designers have to depend on multiple tools for integral aspects of their work, like collaborating, raising their skills, finding inspiration, communicating, showcasing work and finding clients. We believe that there’s a need to reimagine the tools available to designers. At Uni.xyz we target to provide a solution to those issues, thus allowing designers to spend more time and energy on what they do best – design.
XYZ for us symbolizes three generations of users ranging from traditional Gen X to contemporary Gen Z. We at UNI believe that we aren’t another corporate ‘company’ or ‘organization’. We are a platform for design enthusiasts globally and across all generations. Thus, the domain ‘.xyz’ resonated well with our self-reflection to create something for the ever-growing community of Gen X, Gen Y & Gen Z designers.”
– Uni.xyz team
Never backing down from a challenge, no matter how great it may seem, is one of the core values that .xyz and it’s millions of adopters share. We believe no goal is too great to be accomplished, whether it be to create affordable housing for the next generation of entrepreneurs or to become the most popular domain extension in the world. Are you ready to take on your next challenge? Then register your own .xyz domain and get the tool you need to amplify your voice while joining the community of users who make the impossible look easy.