New: Find Creators in Search Results

Some Kickstarter creators have built up quite a following over time. The writer and publisher Elly Blue, for example, has launched 25 projects, with new fans discovering her work all along the way. So we thought, why not make it easier for people to find specific creators on Kickstarter and check out their latest projects?

Now, when you use the search tool on our site, you’ll see the names of some of our 320,000 creators included in the results when relevant. This feature rolled out to all users today.

Once you find the creator you’re looking for, you can hit the “Follow” button to be notified when they launch a new project.

This is just the latest in a string of upgrades to our search tool over the last few months. It’s now more forgiving and helpful if you misspell a word or it can’t find an exact match. It suggests narrowing your search to areas like Documentary or Graphic Novels, updating its suggestions as you type. And on our mobile site the search results have been redesigned to make them much clearer.

We can tell that the search tool is getting more useful because the number of people who click through from search results to project pages is up by 18%. That means more backers are connecting with more creators — which is, after all, a big part of why we’re here! We hope you’ll try it out yourself and find some great projects to back.

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