NACE, a network designed to abuse creatives

Nowadays we are swarmed by certain platforms capable to empty any creative bowels. And the worst part? The snobbish airs they exude.

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Not so long ago I received a¬†personalized mail to my name: ¬ęHi, Olmo, we have seen your work, which we like very much¬Ľ. It so happens that the individual that liked so much my work without ever having seen it is a member of¬†NACE Global Creative Network, a platform in the¬†Adtriboo style, created by disreputable characters¬†devoted to vandalize¬†designers an sell a mediocre service to its hypothetical clientele. NACE promotes open contests to make available several proposals from different designers. Supposedly, as they claim, the client¬†will choose the winner and subsequently pay him or her. In their optical delusion, the client will be under the impression of¬†having discarded all the inadequate jobs. A high percentage of them will take part on this fraud, not out of malice but rather by ignorance¬†and lack of insight.¬†

Granted the most fascinating thing about¬†NACE is not its shameless disrespect, but ¬†its snobbish manner of communication. One of their texts claim: ¬†¬ęwe work in an¬†Open Talent system,¬†tracing creative talent wherever it may be¬Ľ.¬†Fortunately, a super-mega-advanced-tracing-system ‚ÄĒnot the Rastreator‚ÄĒ, have found me where I was. Precisely, in the exact moment of its search, I was sitting down reading the label of a soap box, and it has been able to reach me!¬†Bravo¬†Open Talent, you're really something! Bragging about its cleverness, they continue: ¬ęOur¬†Talent Hunting select and invite the best creative people to be part of our creative¬†staff¬†online¬Ľ. So to say, Open Talent, once it has found me, goes to¬†Talent Hunting¬†to choose me and to invite me to be part of its privileged group.¬†

And then: ¬ęDuring the creative process we relay on an instant ¬†feedback¬†technology, in which every single idea goes through a NACE curatorship process¬Ľ. Would it be the case that you'd already be working in a NACE project, at a momentary loss of ideas and feeling unable to reach their¬†high quality standard, in flashes the Instant¬†Feedback¬†Technology ‚ÄĒwith its fluzo condenser activated, I imagine‚ÄĒ and the¬†NACE curatorship process, to help us mega-cool design as if we were depositaries of twenty Laus awards.¬†

In their colossal impudence they remind us that¬†¬ęideas always are your intellectual property until your idea becomes a winner¬Ľ. Did you get it? This means that as long as you design a piece of shit you can shove it up your whatever, but if your project is chosen by the client, their¬†Feedback¬†Technology will instantly appear to take away your rights.

Finally, they reassure us¬†very agreeably, that¬†¬ęif you only want to participate¬†in the projects that you like nobody will force you, as in a normal office¬Ľ. I can't believe it. Really?¬†Is it mine a normal office?

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