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Design Porn Launches "Match" - Tinder for Designers


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Have you ever found yourself daydreaming at your desk, secretly wishing there was something more exciting in the world of design? Well, guess what? We've got a secret to share, just between us design enthusiasts:


"It's like Tinder for designers. Now you can get caught shamelessly swiping at work."

Intrigued? You should be!


At Design Porn, we've always been on a mission to inject a dose of excitement into the design world. Our passion lies in pushing the boundaries of design creativity, and we've taken it up a notch with our latest innovation – a little something we like to call "Match."

Picture this: the swipe of a finger, the thrill of discovering unique designs, and the joy of shamelessly indulging your design cravings – all from the comfort of your workspace. Welcome to the world of "Match" – the Tinder for designers, where swiping becomes an art, and inspiration is just a touch away.


In a time when traditional publications are struggling to keep up, Design Porn is here to redefine collaboration within the design and architecture community. Our goal? To create an innovative and edgy space tailored specifically for the trades – a digital magazine like no other.


So, are you ready to dive into a world where design meets intrigue? Where creativity knows no bounds, and inspiration is just a swipe away? Join us as we embark on this exhilarating journey of design exploration. "Match" is not an app; it's the new way to discover products and collaborate.


Because let's face it – if design is our art, then why not let it ignite the fire of our creativity?



The Back Story: What is Design Porn?

Let's dive into the roots of Design Porn – a place where design meets audacity, and creativity dances on the edge. We firmly believe that design should be approached as an art form, a canvas where boundaries are meant to be pushed, much like the daring strokes of a passionate artist.


So, we ask ourselves,

"If design is art, then how are we pushing boundaries through the art of design?"

In the enchanting world of art, there's a culture of self-exploration and boundless expression. Artists, unafraid to bare their souls through their work, risk everything for their passion and love. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the design community lost its connection to this essence. The culture shifted, and with it, the very essence of design. But why does it matter?


Our mission at Design Porn is simple but profound:

"Pushing the creative boundaries of design."

We're not just a digital magazine; we're a movement that aims to resurrect the rebellious spirit within the design community. Our founding editor-in-chief, Joseph Haecker, is so committed to this cause that he wears a tattoo on his wrist that reads, "Design Talk LIVE: Fuck the Trends."


Why this commitment? Because we believe that designers and architects should be at the forefront of trends, leading the way in manufacturing, product development, and local markets. The design community, collaborating with vendors, is the 'boots on the ground,' intimately connected with the pulse of how people engage with their surroundings daily. They should be the vanguards of innovation, not passive spectators flocking to trade shows to see what manufacturers are dishing out each week.


Designers and architects should be the tastemakers, carving the path for the industry, not merely following trends. Design Porn is here to reignite that spark, encouraging designers and architects to challenge norms, question conventions, and be the true pioneers of the design world.


So, let's embark on this journey together – where creativity knows no bounds, and design is not just a profession; it's an art form.



The Inspiration Behind "Match"

In the ever-evolving world of design, finding inspiration should be as exhilarating as the creative process itself. We identified a problem – the vanilla search experience that designers often face when scouring platforms for products. The current landscape, dominated by giants like Wayfair, HOUZZ, Instagram, Pinterest, Designer Markets, Showrooms, and Trade Shows, is not only outdated but also fails to cater specifically to the needs of design professionals.


Think about it – as a designer or architect, do you find genuine excitement and innovative ideas on these platforms, or does it feel like sifting through a sea of sameness? We get it. The existing models lack the edge and focus needed to ignite the spark of creativity in design professionals. That's precisely why Design Porn is breaking away from the norm and introducing something bold and unapologetically thrilling – "Match."


Inspired by the sultry world of dating, "Match" is here to add that missing spark to your design journey. Why? Because we firmly believe that pushing boundaries within the design community is not just important; it's essential to the creative process. When you're comfortable, you're not growing, and when you're not growing, you're not pushing the limits of what's possible.


So, why should your design inspiration be vanilla when it can be a tantalizing experience? "Match" is our answer to the mundane, offering a platform where manufacturers and designers can tantalize you with their creations, and you, in turn, can shamelessly swipe your way through a curated collection of products and projects.


Join us on this daring adventure where design meets desire, and the boundaries of creativity are pushed beyond the conventional. "Match" by Design Porn – because settling for the ordinary is never an option.


"Match" Feature Unveiled

Welcome to the heart of the excitement – the grand reveal of "Match," a revolutionary feature by Design Porn that's set to redefine the way designers and manufacturers connect in the creative realm.


Description: A Playful and Addictive Platform

"Match" is not just a feature; it's a playground for designers and manufacturers to engage in a playful yet addictive exploration of creativity. Drawing inspiration from the top dating platforms, we've harnessed the passive and simple way these platforms seamlessly match people with potential partners. After all, if these platforms have been successfully connecting people with people for years, why not do the same for matching people with products?


Joseph Haecker, our visionary Editor-in-Chief, shares his insight,

"With Match, we simply drew on what was already working on platforms that have been connecting people with people for years. Why couldn’t the same be true for matching people with products?"



"Swoon" Over Design: The Swipe Feature

Prepare to be captivated as "Match" introduces the ingenious swipe feature. Yes, just like your favorite dating app, this feature allows designers to effortlessly discover and appreciate a curated collection of products and projects. Why? Because the psychology behind the search and swipe feature taps into human cognitive recognition and our mental pleasure zones.


Some may argue that the swipe feature is too simplistic for serious design discovery. However, research shows that the brain is wired to appreciate simplicity and respond positively to visually intuitive interfaces. The swipe is not just a gimmick; it's a cognitive shortcut that allows designers to make quick yet informed decisions, enhancing the overall design discovery experience.


So, get ready to "swoon" over design like never before, as "Match" unleashes the power of the swipe and transforms the way you discover, appreciate, and connect with the most innovative products and projects in the industry.


Functionality of "Match"

In the dynamic world of design, it's the simple things that matter most. "Match" by Design Porn takes this philosophy to heart, focusing on a few key features designed to seamlessly connect designers and architects with the products, projects, and the brilliant minds behind them.


Linked Profiles: A Deeper Exploration

In the realm of "Match," photos aren't just images – they're gateways to a deeper exploration of the creative universe. Each photo is intricately linked to the manufacturer or designer's profile, inviting users to delve into the backstory and craftsmanship that define each creation. And why the "Heart" icon? Because it's not just a like; it's an invitation to a custom landing page, proclaiming, "It's a Match!" This simple messaging triggers the pleasure zones in the human brain, building trust and a sense of "design love" with our audience.


Direct Links: Frictionless Connection

"Match" thrives on simplicity, providing users with a direct link to the product or project page URL. Why? To create a frictionless connection between users and the brand. When you click on a design that captures your imagination, the direct link guides you seamlessly to the product page URL on the brand's website. It's not about controlling the process or earning click fees; it's about fostering a direct connection and driving immediate traffic and results to your website.


While other platforms may try to navigate the sales conversion journey, "Match" stands apart by focusing on the flow of traffic toward digital ad sales. It's not just a platform; it's a dynamic ecosystem where the creative community thrives, connects, and discovers the boundless possibilities of design.


Design Porn's Perspective

"Now designers can shamelessly swipe at work!"

In the realm of Match by Design Porn, we believe in adding a touch of playfulness to your workday. Picture this: you're browsing through designs, swiping away, and not getting into any trouble for looking at "design porn" on the clock. It's like having a little secret garden where you can indulge in your creative desires without any guilt.


With Match by Design Porn, designers can now shamelessly swipe at work, injecting a bit of naughtiness and rebellion into the daily grind.


Our Editor-in-Chief, Joseph Haecker, doesn't just talk the talk; he walks the walk. Engaging with Match on a daily basis, he embodies the enthusiasm that defines our platform.


In Joseph's words,

"At a time when major news, magazine, and trade publications are struggling to stay relevant, Design Porn is leveraging the full breadth of digital platforms and technology to create an innovative and edgy way for a specific segment of the design and architecture community to collaborate."

This passion fuels our drive to redefine how the design and architecture community discovers, connects, and collaborates.


Funding through Digital Advertising

Design Porn and the groundbreaking "Match" feature are powered by digital advertising. With a subscriber list exceeding 30,000 members and a social distribution network reaching over one million people, our platform offers brands a seamless way to create digital ads, connect with their target audience, and witness immediate conversion results. It's a frictionless journey where brands can thrive and designers can explore without boundaries.


Funding and Advertising

Digital Advertising Model

At Design Porn, we've redefined the way our platform operates by embracing a digital advertising model. Both Design Porn and the innovative "Match" feature are fueled by the support of digital advertising. This means we've bid farewell to the conventional revenue models and embraced a more dynamic and forward-thinking approach.


But how does it work? The digital advertising model allows brands to create engaging and visually stunning ads that seamlessly integrate into our platform. Advertisers can reach a highly targeted audience of design professionals who are actively seeking inspiration and solutions. It's a win-win situation—brands get exposure to a niche audience, and users experience a platform free from the constraints of traditional revenue models.


Subscriber Network

Our strength lies in our community. With a subscriber list boasting over 30,000 members and a robust social distribution network that spans beyond one million people, we've created a dynamic ecosystem where ideas, creativity, and opportunities flow freely. This expansive network ensures that our content reaches far and wide, connecting with design enthusiasts, professionals, and industry insiders.



Future Possibilities

Potential Subscription Model

As we chart new territories in the design and architecture community, we're considering the possibility of introducing a small subscription fee in the future. Our founding editor-in-chief, Joseph Haecker, shared his personal engagement, stating, "I find myself waking up and immediately jumping on my phone to see what I missed while I was asleep!" This passion and commitment are at the core of our journey, and we're exploring ways to enhance your Design Porn experience.


Current Accessibility

For now, we want to ensure accessibility for everyone who shares our love for design. The Design Porn and Match Platform is currently free for design trades. All it takes is a simple registration, requiring only your name and email. We believe in making innovative design experiences available to as many professionals as possible. So, seize the opportunity while it lasts, and let's keep pushing the boundaries of creativity together.


Embracing Innovation

Design Porn and "Match" are not just platforms; they represent the future of the design and architecture community. As we propel ourselves into uncharted territories, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. We firmly believe that Design Porn and features like Match are the trajectory of our industry, especially when considering the evolving inspirations and collaborations sought by the upcoming generation of designers and architects.


Seize the opportunity! Design Porn and Match are currently free for design trades. Don't miss out on the chance to explore a platform that's pushing the boundaries of creativity. Embrace the playful and innovative atmosphere we've crafted – "start shamelessly swiping at work!"


Your participation fuels the momentum of this revolution, and we can't wait to see how far we can push the boundaries together.


Welcome to Match, on Design Porn!








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