Blur Group claims to be the world’s largest creative services exchange. The website helps users find capable professionals The website offers over 9,500 exchange staff and creative professionals. Users are given five categories of work to choose from. These include graphic or web design, marketing campaigns, blogs and articles, art and art work and innovators and ideas. The user looking for creative services can submit a brief to Blur Group. The service sends the user the best three proposals submitted for their brief. The user can select which one they would like to work with and begin the project. The turnaround time is currently at approximately one week. The largest single brief seen on Blur Group was for $130,000. The stats are growing as the site becomes more popular.Show more screenshots »
Blur Group is based out of London. The concept was formed around the idea of an integrated agency. The Blur Group would create an expanded agency that brought in a list of services handled by thousands of professionals. The user searching for assistance doesn’t have to do the footwork involved in sending out a request for proposals. Blur Group handles the task for them and responds with three of the most qualified options for the user to choose from.
Blur Group makes it easier for users to find qualified professionals to handle their creative projects. The website has put together a brief exchange team that implements sophisticated technology to match up the best professionals with the best briefs. All aspects are considered, including price and capability. The user gets to choose who they work without of Blur Group’s carefully selected three.
The Blur Group website has a very modern, stylish appearance. The color scheme features light and dark grey with hints of vibrant pink, yellow, purple and dark blue. The unique logo includes the shadowy outline of the world blur from the top only. The website buttons have a stylish three dimensional quality. Overall the site is well organized, providing the user with all the necessary navigational tools as soon as they arrive.
Visitors interested in reviewing proposals must first submit their brief to Blur Group. This can be done by clicking the black “Challenges us – submit a brief” link in the text just below the logo. Doing so takes the user to the brief submission form. The form asks for a name, company name, email address, phone number, optional company website, project type and a short company overview. The user is also asked to outline the project objectives and project deliverables. The bottom portion of the form asks the user for when they would like to start the project, desired duration of the project, currency and project budget range. The user must also successfully enter a Captcha code to submit the brief form.
Blur Group welcomes all visitors to submit their brief for free. Of course the services purchased will come at a price. The user will receive the proposal and amount so they know how much they are looking at from the start. It is safe to assume that the Blur Group takes some portion of the profits, but the amount is not noted on the website.
Blur Group is a helpful resource for anyone who has a creative project but does not have the time or means to obtain and review proposals. Blur Group handles the process of elimination for the user so they are left with a manageable three proposals to consider.