About

Launched in2001, Smartmagna is home to thousands of artists which cover a wide range of disciplines and genres. Work can easily be found and viewed on the individual sites with the varied smartmagna search functions.

Smartmagna is a major visual media destination and leading provider of premium artistic websites. Smartmagna members are professional artists and whose sites show only original work. The ease of using Smartmagna's search functions, combined with the quality of unique work, has made smartmagna.com a preferred destination for advertisers, consultants and designers, as well as anyone interested in the world of contemporary visual media.
Visual elements

Photography

There are two main global delivery mechanisms for delivering the images required: Assignment photography and stock photography. The range of available options is fascinating form 1Euro per image on internet mikrostock sites to expensive assignment projects costing several hundred thousand Euros. Photography covers five main areas, editorial, creative/advertising, corporate, educational and leisure.

The most important phase of any project involving images is the planning and evaluation stage, as considerable costs can be avoided or minimized especially in location or studio assignments.

After 20 years operating internationally Smart has deep knowledge on every aspect of the Photography business and can provide valuable assistance and expertise globally in every stage of the customer's projects.

Post production services are an integral process of the project and here again we have a wide range of options available to offer.

Graphic design

Graphic designers are an integral part of the creation process and they often deliver works of exceptional beauty and value. They work closely with Photographers, illustrators and animators to create complete projects for all types of customers.

We consider the graphic designers as artists in their own right .......

Illustration

Illustration gives us the license to express our imagination without limits and as such is a wonderfully creative medium. Illustrators offer a breathtaking range of styles and point of view making them one of the most creative artists on the planet. Illustrators tend to specialize as they develop to specific categories of illustration, for example children book illustration or fashion illustration.

Since most customers will typically need a variety of styles and technical expertise, it is very difficult to limit themselves to one collaborating artist, rather they need to work with agencies to take advantage of the breadth of talent an agency represents while enjoying a one stop shop experience.

Smart loves illustration and we are constantly refreshing and adding to the talented artists we represent. We are constantly on the lookout for interesting ideas and points of view. We work worldwide bringing artists and customers together in a n efficient way.

We offer both assignment work and stock illustration and therefore we can advise our clients what are the best and most efficient alternatives they can pursue to complete their projects.

Thanks to its consistently high search engine rankings and enhanced visibility, visitors are easily able to find Smartmagna.com, as well as its members' sites.

Each individual member site has its own domain name, which can be reached by simply entering the domain name in the browser search window. (that would be a great service which could be one of the differences with the "studios" of course to be discussed

Sites can also be accessed by way of Smartmagna.com's homepage, through keyword and category searches, as well as alphabetical, regional and category/subcategory directories. Member work can also be found on the Portals pages, which serve as gateways to resources associated with distinct genres, media and regions.

The individual member websites are easy to set up and manage and are completely customizable. Members have the one-click option of choosing from among the 100 Ready-Made designs or they can use these designs as a starting point and then adapt the layout, fonts, colors, backrounds, and logos to suit their individual needs and visions. Artspan offers its members a low cost but complete martketing package encompassing the website, buyer and visitor traffic and marketing info and help. It also provides a high level of member support via email and phone. To be discussed but following our last conversation this could be a way to integrate the last services we talked about

Community
Smartmagna provides a networked context to enhance the exposure of talented individuals hosting the work of some of the most talented individuals currently publishing their work online.

Smartmagna supports emerging creativity by providing platforms and opportunities to share it with the wider community.

How do we work?
Search, Support & Share.

We Search
Smartmagna enhances emerging talent through regular online exhibitions opportunities, call-outs, submissions, and an ear to the ground. We actively nurture relationships with a range of major arts networks and organisations and regularly collaborate with cultural institutions, education centres and local communities.

We Support
Smartmagna gives emerging as well as established artists, writers, illustrators and performers the time and support they need to really focus on their craft. We curate and produce high profile online-exhibitions in and around and we publish writers and artists online on our website. We also offer creative development through mentorship, workshops and creative courses.
Now in our xx year as an agency we have a shared knowledge and experience that is readily available to the people that we support. We are regularly on the lookout for new members of our ever growing world. Subscribe to our free mailing list (above) to keep up-to-date with all our opportunities to get involved.

Artists

Below are lists of categories for easy location of smartmagna artists. Click on any area to proceed to the list of smartmagna members belonging to that area. The lists are comprised of artists, photographers and illustrators, actors, showing their work in the online art galleries.

Arts

If you are an artist and you want to share your work with our audience, then send us a short biographical piece along with an artist's statement about your work (around 500 words), attaching up to xxx images (minimum size 800px by 500px, maximum file size 2mb) and you could be our next smartmagna Spotlight.
If you like to write about arts and culture, then we welcome your proposals for articles, reviews, critical opinion etc. Send us a short proposal detailing what you'd like to write about and why, and you could be reaching our audience with an Arts Feature.