This is a work in progress/startup for local creators here in Jacksonville, Fl.
We’re at the beginning
Jax Creators is a side project, that is essentially a spin-off of GAAM, focused directly into the creator community of Jacksonville. This started in May of 2023, and has already grown into a substantial, healthy community!
The orange dinosaur
I’ve always loved the Orange dinosaur on Beach Blvd, and thought it would be a great starting point as a mascot of the creator community here in Duval.
It doesn’t have a name yet, but will have community input when the time comes!
The vision for the website
Going into this, the plan was to make sure that Jaxcreators.com could be maintained by other people than myself, so Wordpress was the go-to technology.
Also, I wanted to make sure that we could
1) quickly create a member director to make it possible for local creators to find, connect, and help one another, without the trappings of social clout.
2) Employ gamification to create additional engagement and value for partners and sponsors, and thus create additional value for the members as well.
I’m currently estimating launching the beta in Late September-Early October, and will update this case study then.