Hey creators! For our first ever Open Studio discussion, I’m excited to show a preview of a couple of things we’re working on: a refreshed creator page and new page customization features.
Why are we working on this?
As someone who runs a creative business, you’ve probably put a lot of work into how your fans perceive you and your brand. Your Patreon page should be a meaningful reflection of your unique brand as a creator and should provide a consistent experience to fans who’ve come to know you elsewhere. These changes are a step forward in our goal of giving you more control over how you present your business.
Creator page refresh
The most significant change in the creator page refresh is we’ve moved your profile image and name to no longer obstruct your cover image. We want the cover image to be a reliable place for you to express your brand. With this change, the cover image would also no longer be cropped at most screen sizes.
Page customization features
For more ways of customizing your page, we’re exploring two additions: a custom page color and the option to hide your patron count. Setting a custom page color would affect the color of the buttons and links on: your page, your “become a patron” checkout flow, your post pages, and your “thank you” page. You’ll be able to choose any color you like—as long as it meets our accessibility standards—and we’ll make it easier by suggesting some options based on your images. If you were to choose to hide your patron count, that information would be private to you, just like how you can currently make your earnings amount private. You could choose to hide both your patron count and earnings amount, just one of them, or neither.
Feedback we’re looking for
As with most Open Studio posts, these designs are a draft for you to give feedback on, and not the final version of what we will build. Some things we’d love to hear from you about:
- Do you think the new creator page layout would improve your page?
- Does the color customization do what you would expect it to do?
- What other customization features would be important to you? Would they be more important than these options?
- Is there anything that concerns you about about these changes?
- What questions do you have?