GIPHY Launches New “Hire Me Button” to Get More Artists Paid

3 min readMar 11, 2021

Every year, GIPHY Arts (GIPHY’s team dedicated to supporting, hiring, and promoting Artists) pays artists for direct commissions, sponsorships, user interviews, and much more. We have been doing this consistently since GIPHY Arts started five years ago and make a point to give new artists on the platform as much opportunity as anyone else.

However, even with those hundreds of commissions every year, we know that there are countless opportunities outside of GIPHY’s immediate arts program that result in paid opportunities for artists. That’s why we’re making it easier than ever on GIPHY for brands and professionals to directly hire and work with artists. Introducing — GIPHY’s new Hire Me Button.

Here’s how it works.

If you’re a verified artist: Go to your settings page and turn on the “Hire Me” feature. Once this is on, a button will appear on your channel (viewable on desktop web browsers). This way, any logged in user on GIPHY (including brands!) will know you’re available for hire and can send you an inquiry!*

If you’re a user and/or partner: Once you’re logged in to your GIPHY account, you can submit your request on any Verified Artist channel page. Simply click the “Hire Me” button and fill out your content request, budget, and expected deadline. Once you submit your request to the Verified Artist, you will receive a confirmation email to the address associated with your GIPHY Account.

Partners are already interested in working with GIPHY Artists given their high quality content and unique understanding of the GIF format. That’s why we have already seen incredible work come out of these kinds of collaborations.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter recently commissioned artists Bianca Bosso and Chris Timmons to create content for their inaugural “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Day!” We’ve also seen the United Nations Human Rights Office team up with various GIF artists as well as HBO Max via their commission with artist Trap Bob.

Artist GIFs made for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

GIPHY’s Artists Directory has also been updated to allow users to easily find freelancers available for hire. Just check the “available for work” box when on the directory page. (note: currently only viewable on desktop web browsers)!

For more from GIPHY and GIPHY Arts, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GIPHY and @GIPHYArts or visit our Help Center for more information about how to join GIPHY’s artist directory.

*Note: Pricing and financial terms are set directly by the artist and their client. GIPHY does not set prices nor does GIPHY take a cut of artists’ profits.




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