'Storybird' Helps Creative Members Share Ideas with Artists

By: Ellen Smith - May 1, 2017
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Toronto-based storytelling platform, Storybird uses illustrations to inspire the writer in all of us. What started as a little-known creative venture rapidly grew into a collaborative storytelling community of over two million global members, after attracting the same notable investors who backed Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr.

Storybird's premise is simple: members collaborate with artists by adding their own words to professional illustrations, curated by the site, creating a unique story which can be shared directly on the site, or turned into a PDF and printed book.

The platform is being used by creatives worldwide and has been implemented within schools as a tool to develop language knowledge like reading and writing among students. Storybird has gained the attention of creatives everywhere, allowing writers young and old to express themselves with words and images that set the imagination alight. The endless stories and vivid images unite writers and artists in an online, visual storytelling community.

The simple idea has produced over five million stories, making Storybird one of the largest storytelling communities in the world.