e Hey guys,
I just wanted to take the time to write an actual blog and give a detailed outline of how ZOX CREATE is going to work. We've put a ton of time and thought into remaking Bespoke and I'm really excited about what CREATE will do for artists, the community, and the brand.
For years, we've supported up and coming artists from all around the world through Bespoke. Since nothing like Bespoke had been done before, we've gone into it with an open mind and a willingness to make adjustments when needed. Over the last few years, we've made a ton of tweaks and adjustments as requested by Zoxers, some have helped and some have hindered.
With this new system, we've stripped away everything complex about Bespoke and turned it into an easy to understand program for new and experienced Zoxers.
Here's an outline of how CREATE will work:
Here’s how designs will be rated by the ZAC:
Score out of 100
Once an artist has had 4 designs fully funded through CREATE, they'll work with us as an artist, which has substantially more perks.
Artist Collab Perks:
Artists are limited to one full production release per month and design quantities are determined by a ZAC vote.
There are a lot of huge changes being made here and they haven't been taken lightly. We've seen so many Zoxers getting overwhelmed by the number of new designs we're releasing and that's understandable. My number one goal this past year has been to make sure we have enough ZOX on our site to continue to have a wide selection for new and potential Zoxers. The only way to do that is by increasing the number of designs we release or by increasing the quantity made.
We've realized that increasing the number of designs releasing was a huge burden for collectors and we're sorry for that. After a lot of thought and consideration, we realized that by making more designs, Straps were becoming less collectible than just simply increasing the number of each Strap being made.
We really want to work to have the best possible experience for the artists and the ZOX Community moving forward and we believe these changes are what will make that happen.
I'm so excited to get the ball rolling on this. To start submitting your artwork for review, click here. We'll be adding designs to the queue in the order they're received and approved. The first two designs will be featured on November 14th.
If your design is approved, we'll give you an expected CREATE release date. If your design is denied, we'll send you back the scorecard with ratings and critiques. Each submission will receive a critique so the time it takes for you to hear back can fluctuate significantly. Please be patient, it may take a week or so to receive enough reviews to reach a decision.
If you have any questions or comments, feel from to drop a comment below or on Facebook.
Designs can only be submitted for a review a max of 3 times.
Artists can have a max of 2 designs under review at any time and are limited to 4 reviews per month
We may ask you to submit a self-review before our ZAC reviews your design. If you score yourself above a 71 and the ZAC scores you below a 65, we will review your design a max of 2 times.