New policy updates, shaped by your input
Today, we’re back to let you know which are now finalized as part of our Community Guidelines, and how your input helped shape these decisions.
Meet the Team: Alex Golec, Engineering Manager
Find out how our Engineering Manager Alex became a Patronaut, his favorite part of his job, and how he puts creators first.
Meet the Team: Ting Ba, Director of Product Marketing, Growth
Ting Ba, Patreon’s new Director of Product Marketing, Growth, sits down to talk about her creative projects, what excites her about Patreon, and her favorite creators.
Meet the Engineering Team: Jeff Clarke, Engineering Manager
We sat down with Jeff to talk about what brought him to Patreon, what excites him about his role, and his own creative endeavors.
Patreon joins Tech Coalition to protect children online
Patreon has officially joined the Tech Coalition, an alliance of global tech companies who are working together to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse online.
Our first 2023 policy update
Our Policy team is back to share what we’ve been working on in the first few months of the year.
Patreon adds two tech and media veterans to executive team
We're thrilled to announce the newest members of Patreon's leadership team: Kathleen Pacini as Chief People Officer and Rory Brown as Chief Brand Officer.
Celebrating International Women’s Day: Meet some of the women building and supporting Patreon
Angela Raiford, Chief of Staff Angela supports Patreon’s Operations and Marketing teams working to drive organizational excellence and foster team engagement through a dynamic operating cadence. She also leads the Represent ERG for people of color at Patreon. What’s most rewarding about working at Patreon? In my spare time, I love tackling new handcrafts, so […]
Product updates: new video features, Discord integration improvements, and more
Check out our breakdown of what’s new this February… and what’s coming up next.
From clearer language to creator advocacy, here’s a look at our 2022 policy updates
Read on to learn how your feedback helped us shape our most recent policy updates and initiatives.
Meet the Community Team: Sam Haveson, Product Lead
Why is Patreon's new Product Lead Sam Haveson so passionate about building for creators? Because she is one.
Meet the Design Team: Lois Yang, Principal Product Designer
From building for creators to scuba diving in Hawaii, our newest Principal Product Designer Lois Yang has a lot of passions.
From Patreon Video to subscription billing, here’s what’s new in December
Exploring all of our biggest December updates, from Patreon Video to tier highlighting and more.
How we made Patreon bigger, better, and simpler in 2022
Let's take a look back at this year's major improvements, shaped by the feedback we heard from you.
Patreon Shares Notes on Helping Creators with the British Parliament
There’s never been a better time to be a creator. Now, with abundant internet bandwidth, cheap creation tools and millions of people willing to pay for exclusive content, and a growing number of platforms like Patreon emerging, the barriers to creation should be near zero. But stakeholders from businesses to governments around the world are […]
Year-end updates from the Policy Team
Read on to learn more and to hear about all the ways you can engage with Patreon’s Policy Team in the coming weeks.
Patreon Welcomes Merilee Buckley to Board of Directors
We are pleased to grow our Board of Directors today with the appointment of Merilee Buckley as an independent board member. Buckley currently serves as Chief Accounting Officer at Etsy, Inc, a global online marketplace. She has led an accomplished career, including her key leadership role at Coty, Inc during its IPO, and her financial […]
Meet the Engineering Team: Lu Chen, Engineering Manager
Our newest engineering manager has a passion for solving people problems, mentoring others, and building tools for creators. Learn more about Lu Chen.
Introducing Patreon Video, a new way for creators to engage with their fans
Patreon Video is the first video product built specifically for creators’ needs and focused directly on the creator-to-fan relationship.
Introducing Patreon Video
Today we are rolling out early access to Patreon Video for all eligible creators.
Unlocking creative independence in the Age of Algorithms
We’re sharing the data we’ve collected and insights we’ve learned so we can all build a better creator economy together.
Product updates: subscription billing, new audio player, and more
From subscription billing to an upgraded Membership tab, there’s plenty to get excited about this month at Patreon.
Meet Colin, Patreon’s new Director of Growth
We caught up with Colin to hear about why he joined Patreon, what he’s most excited about here, and what it means to build for creators.
Introducing a new patron billing option
Now creators can charge new patrons when they join, and monthly on that same date — just like they already expect from their subscriptions.
Two new updates from CPEP
Patreon’s Policy Team is back with our latest CPEP update. Check out what we’re focused on this quarter.
Patreon is restricted in Russia
Over the weekend, we received a notice from Russia’s internet regulator that Patreon has been restricted in Russia. The block stems from the Russian government’s objection to statements from a Russian creator condemning the invasion of Ukraine. The regulator has demanded we remove this creator and their content. This creator has not violated any of […]
Product updates: Navigation, Insights, and more
Here’s everything we’ve cooked up to make managing your membership and navigating your dashboard as intuitive as possible.
Test, learn, repeat: upcoming experiments to help you get more patrons
Exploring ways to help creators gain, and keep, more patrons
How to actually reach your community through email
Here, we’ll explore our Mailchimp integration’s main features, best practices on how you can use it, and how it fuels the virtuous marketing cycle.
Q2 policy updates: public advocacy, content moderation, and more
Hear about this quarter’s policy developments and how you can share your feedback with our team.
Good vibes only: how to build a better team culture
Here are some tips for creators looking to build a warm and welcoming team culture.
Introducing a redesigned Patreon
Next week, you’ll see a significant upgrade to your Patreon experience.
From dashboards to autosave: check out what’s new on Patreon
This month, we have a handful of new features we don’t want you to miss.
Yes, independent creators can get health insurance. Here’s how.
Your physical and mental well-being often takes a backseat to your business. But it doesn’t have to.
It’s ok to ask for help: a creator’s guide to using freelancers
We spoke with Fiverr’s Trisha Diamond, Travis Vengroff, and Kaitlin Statz, creators of Fool & Scholar Productions, to get some advice on outsourcing.
Meet the Mobile Team | Rishi Mody
Meet Rishi, our newest Staff Software Engineer, whose end-to-end product experience adds to Patreon’s phenomenal engineering roster.
3 ways we’re working to better support trans creators
On March 31st, International Transgender Day of Visibility, we invited three trans creators and community activists to share their thoughts on trans visibility in the creator economy. Thank you again to Miss Peppermint, Diamond Stylz, and Kayley Whalen for sharing your time and insights with us. The current and ongoing waves of discrimination – from […]
Meet the Mobile Team | Pedro Veloso
We sat down with Android engineer Pedro Veloso to learn what excites him most about his role.
Meet the Mobile Team | Yifan Peng
Having spent almost a decade at Meta/Instagram, Yifan brings a breadth and depth of experience to Patreon as we look to ship best-in-class mobile products.
Meet the Mobile Team | Mark Davis
Mark joins Patreon as one of the latest Staff Software Engineers focusing on mobile iOS applications. We sat down with him to learn more about him and see how his first 45 days were going.
How to manage your creative projects
We dive into how to be a great project manager, the tools you need to stay on top of your tasks, and a simple formula for running a successful project.
Meet Shannon, our Director of Mobile Engineering
Shannon and the entire team are diving in to create a world-class mobile experience built to best serve creators, so they can showcase what they do best.
Is it time to start scaling yourself?
If the day-to-day management of your business is eating into the time you need to do your creative work, it’s time to think about scaling yourself.
Meet Atish, our new Head of Growth Engineering
Before joining us as the Head of Growth Engineering, Atish held notable roles at Apple, Twitter, and Google. Get to know more about his experience, team, and thoughts on the creator economy.
Q1 2022 Creator Policy Engagement Program wrap-up
Last month, we proposed new updates for the first quarter of 2022. Thanks to your feedback, we refined, improved, and finalized those policy proposals.
Nick Myers, former Facebook lead, joins Patreon as the new Head of Design
Welcome Nick Myers, our new Head of Design. Nick brings over two decades of experience leading design for companies like Facebook and Fitbit.
Budgeting basics for creators
A thoughtful budget that’s tailored to your specific goals and creative priorities can help you weather the ups and downs of cash flow, achieve financial independence, grow your business, and make the most of your work.
On the removal of Come Back Alive
This morning, Patreon suspended a Ukrainian organization’s page from our site called “Come Back Alive” because it violated our policies. The website of the organization says they use contributions to finance and train military personnel. Specifically, they claim to use funds they received for the following: “funds were used for… more than 1,500 tablets with […]
What you can (and can’t) write off as a creator
If you want to get a better grasp on tax deductions for independent creators and creative businesses, we hope these FAQs can help.
5 ways to structure your creative business
To help you think through what’s right for you, we’ve put together some info on common business structures creators use in the U.S.
Patreon welcomes former WME talent agent Avi Gandhi as Head of Creator Partnerships
With years of experience in the creator space, he’ll guide the team as they focus on helping creators build sustainable membership businesses with Patreon.