About dasauge

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The creative network

dasauge.co.uk is the UK sibling of acclaimed design directory dasauge, one of the most popular design portals on the net. dasauge has been around since 1997 and over the years has brought together an unparalleled network of creative people – in terms of sheer number and quality of contacts alike. So if you rely on good and sustainable contacts in the creative industry, you’ve come to the right place – because dasauge is where creative heads meet.

For the non German speakers among you, “das Auge” (pronounced something along the lines of “dus owgger”) literally means “the eye”, suggesting both the visual and design emphasis of the site and conceivably the skill of keeping an eye on the latest developments in the creative world.

What we offer

As a member of dasauge you can create your own profiles, entries and showcases. So people are sure to be able to find you when they search for you. You can also participate in forum discussions or expand your own network. What does it all cost? Nothing. And there are no hidden clauses. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today.

The basics: Your profile

Profile (example)

Creating a profile on dasauge is a way for you to introduce yourself to colleagues, clients, employers, employees or potential job applicants, and forms the basis for establishing a presence on dasauge. Under your permanent, personal profile address, people can access your contact details and logo, as well as your entries and your network of contacts. And like all the functions on dasauge – creating a profile is entirely free of charge.

Freestyle it: Your showcase

Portfolio (Beispiel)

Is the creative industry your home? Showcase your references – whether photographic work, illustrations, logos, layouts, films or sounds – for free on dasauge. You can upload and present your work in as many portfolios as you wish, and devise your own copy and titles. This means interested parties can not only read about what you do, but also put themselves directly in the picture.

You can integrate your portfolios into your website or blog easily using the code provided. Your portfolio will appear on your website at a click of a button. Click on the left-hand button to view an example.

Free and at the creative forefront: Our job market

Job entry (example)

Some people believe that dasauge is a job market – which is hardly surprising, since according to a study by Designerdock, dasauge is the most popular, free online job market in Germany’s communication industry, beating cross-sector job markets like Monster and Stepstone by miles. And the best thing of all: job search and job offer entries are free and unlimited, and consequently a few hundred pounds cheaper than anywhere else.

To create a job entry, whether a job search or a job offer, click the following link and follow the steps listed in the right-hand box. Registration is not required to search the job market.

Working together: The studios

The studio section of dasauge is all about shared office, studio, darkroom and atelier space. It’s also the place to share equipment and much more. Studio entries are also free and unlimited.

To create a studio entry, whether a search or an offer for space, click the following link and follow the steps listed in the right-hand box. Registration is not required to search for studio space.

The creative network: Our network

Network (example)

dasauge has carried the name “The creative network” for over ten years. And true to our motto, we have mediated innumerable industry contacts, jobs and contracts over this time. The network function lets you announce to the world who belongs to your creative network. An “Invite” button in each profile lets you invite your contacts to join your network. Sign up and try it out for yourself!

Overview of functions

Full membership of dasauge is free and unlimited. So the answer to the all-important question “What does it cost?” can be answered quite simply with a definitive “Nothing!”. For those who like to examine things in detail, here is a list of some of the functions provided by dasauge.

Function Option/number Requirement
Membership
Membership 1/person
Full and unrestricted membership
Full and unlimited functionality
Profile
Profile
Logo/portrait
Link to own website Profile
Showcase
Portfolios Profile
Media per portfolio Profile
Jobs and studios
Publish job searches Profile
Publish job offers Profile
Publish studio space searches Profile
Publish studio space on offer Profile
Network
Contacts Profile
Invitations Profile
Contact
Inbox Profile
In personal email inbox
Forums
Posting entries
Search
Search agents
Mail agents

What use is information that nobody can see? dasauge offers its users its complete research functionality even without prior registration, and thus serves a user base of unrivalled size. Here is a list of a few of the functions of dasauge that can be used without having to sign up:

Function Option/number
Search
Complete functionality
Vicinity search
All search queries as RSS feed
News
Read messages
Profile
View profiles
View contact information
View website addresses
View showcases
Jobs and studios
View job entries
View studio entries
Forums
View postings
Resources
View articles
Search fonts
Contact
Outbox/job applications
Tools
RSS feed subscription
Clipboard

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dasauge is one of the most popular design portals on the net and has received multiple awards over the years. When dasauge was first listed in the “Top 1000” of Germany’s TOMORROW magazine more than 10 years ago, the magazine commented:

“Keep an eye on this one: what the ‘Das Auge’ experts are doing for agencies, designers, photographers and media professionals, is the shape of the job market of the future. The site’s creative users can post job offers and work samples, find jobs and present their profiles in the best possible light. So don’t just wait for the perfect job to find you—get pro-active! Attract potential employers and clients. Be the centre of attention. Use the net as a personal showcase of your design skills!”