Switch expects all creative professionals who create an account on Switch to uphold the following guidelines.
I will upload only work that I’ve created
Don’t post others’ work.
Don’t take credit for others’ work.
Don’t post copyrighted or trademarked content.
I will upload design work
Swtich is a place to upload what you’re currently working on and portfolio quality work. With updates to Switch’s increased file size and file formats, Switch members should be thoughtful about the design work they upload.
Don’t share content that you would share on a video-sharing platform—including promotional videos, commercials, and tutorials. Video uploads should be used for animation, motion design, 3D explorations, UI/UX prototypes, and design work of this nature.
Don’t share showreels—let your collective shots tell the story of your work.
If you’re using audio to enhance your shot, please use it thoughtfully. Make sure you have permission before using audio that's copyrighted or stick to audio that's under creative commons.
If your shot violates these guidelines, it will be removed from Switch. Note: Per our Terms of Service, Switch has final say over whether content is appropriate.
I won’t post inappropriate content, or content that is:
Pornographic, mature in content, or gratuitously or overly sexual
Racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive
Shockingly graphic, grotesque, or obscene
Inflammatory (e.g. name-calling, preaching, ranting, stirring up controversy, or venting frustrations)
We realize that nudity can be a gray area. We aim to keep Switch PG-13 and shots violating this guideline will be removed at Switch’s discretion.
If you post inappropriate content, it may be removed by Switch per our Terms of Service. Switch has final say over whether content is appropriate. If you repost content that’s been removed or continue to post content that violates these guidelines your account may be suspended or removed.
If you notice a Switch member posting inappropriate content, flag the shot or report it by contacting us.
I won’t spam.
What do we consider spam?
Using likes, follows, and other disingenuous social gestures to draw attention to your account
Linking to your own work in comments on other members’ shots
Asking for likes and/or follows in exchange for a Switch invitation
Leaving many comments that are short on substance to draw attention to your account
Misusing site features and functionality in a way that isn’t in line with their core purpose for personal gain
If you see a Switch member spamming others, report it by contacting us.
Your account may be suspended or removed if you engage in activity that violates these guidelines.
I will give due credit
If your work is inspired by other work on Switch, make sure to give credit. Know that work that’s inspired by others may be interpreted as stolen.
If you’re the owner of work that has been posted on Switch without your consent, please review our Copyright Policy.
Please link back to Switch when posting Switch content elsewhere.
I will use messages to contact Switch members about serious work inquires only
When sending a message to a designer, please follow these guidelines:
Your message must be a work inquiry regarding a design job or project.
Please personalize the messages you send—don’t send boilerplate messages. They tend to feel impersonal and lack the detail necessary to be appealing. This means you should use their name, provide a brief description of the work or job for which you’re hiring, and any details you find compelling about the designer’s work on Switch.
Please make sure the designer you’re contacting is a good fit for your job or project as indicated by the work, bio and skills on their profile. Many designers also declare the type work in which they’re interested on the message form—so make sure your message conforms with their stated preferences.
Have a specific job or project in mind when contacting a designer. Don’t ask if someone is generally looking for new opportunities or if anyone they know is looking for new opportunities.
Please don’t message designers to ask for an invitation. Your messaging privileges will be revoked
I recognize that personal accounts are only to be used for posting my personal work
All work posted under an individual player account represents that account holders personal work and not the work of a team, collective, community or any other group of individuals.
Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your messaging privileges being suspended or revoked.
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