A community of Springfield, Missouri’s brightest creative professionals.

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Explore local shops offering advertising, marketing, communications, design and more

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Post your job to reach our network of quality candidates with great creative resumes

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Browse the jobs board and take your career to the next level or find your next creative gig

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Our Mission

Springfield Creatives is a collaborative organization for the region’s creative professionals. We work to build and support Springfield’s creative community; we also harness the talents of local creatives to work for the greater good in Springfield & southwest Missouri. We believe Springfield MO is a fantastic place to live, work, and create. Our mission is to spread the word, share the love, and continue to build a strong creative community in the midwest’s Queen City.

Latest News and Updates

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September 13, 2017

Interview with Jill Kamler

As creatives, we derive inspiration from various sources. I firmly believe that we can get this by looking at other disciplines beyond the visual arts. In the words of Leo Burnett, “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” There is so much we can […]

September 7, 2017

Positivity & Productivity

The research is pretty clear: high-pressure work environments have hidden costs. A cut-throat environment generates fear, which generates disengagement. Disengaged employees are much more likely to get in accidents, allow for defects, and miss work. Organizations with low engagement scores are 18% less productive than their engaged counterparts (HBR, 2015). According to Emma Seppala, a […]

August 11, 2017

Meet-A-Member: Meg Wagler

  This month, we introduce you to one of our founding members, Meg Wagler. Meg is a designer & illustrator who relishes the ugly as well as the beautiful. She also loves the creative community in Springfield, craft beer and melted cheese. So obviously, we met at Druff’s for the happiest of melted cheese sandwiches […]

What We Do

Connect talented jobseekers with awesome jobs. Host distinguished guests speakers and fun community events. Mentor student members and young professionals. Organize portfolio reviews and studio crawls. Celebrate our members' successes. Share ideas and industry buzz at our monthly happy hour. Bring people together. (And once a year, we get a lil wild at the hottest holiday party in town.)

We're a great place for members to collaborate

With 250+ members and counting, the SGFC directory is a who’s-who of the best creative talent in town. You can browse the member network to find freelancers, jobseekers, potential interns, recent graduates, and business partners. You can also post a job on the jobs board to share your opportunity with our targeted talent pool.

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We make the job search easier

Are you a creative professional seeking job opportunities? Join Springfield Creatives and you’ll get access to the jobs board where you can browse open positions, from intern to senior-level leadership. Are you an employer? Post your job listing here to reach a select group of serious candidates.

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We host monthly meetings and events

SGFC’s monthly meeting is held on the third Wednesday of every month. These meetings are fun and informative events designed to help our members grow as creative professionals—career development workshops, talks by successful pros from around the country, tours of local agencies and more. For our 21+ members, there’s free beer!

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We help students get involved

Our student mentorship program connects up-and-coming creatives with local businesses and professionals. Students who participate can shadow a local business to explore the field or meet with an established creative pro for career advice. We also host an annual portfolio review to help students and recent grads get their books in tip-top conditions.

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We connects clients with great local businesses

We believe the best shop to work with is one close to home! If you live in Springfield or the surrounding areas, SGFC can help connect you with the right agency for your project. Not only is Springfield home to some world-class, top-notch creative talents—when you hire a local business, you help grow and support the community you call home.

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Silver and Gold Level Sponsors

We owe tons of thanks to our wonderful sponsors! Their generous support enables our community to keep growing and Springfield Creatives to do what we do.

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