We’re back with another project in this month’s Proton May #BetterNFTs campaign. As a reminder, our goal is to introduce the incredibly talented creators behind the projects you know and love to help you learn more about the Proton ecosystem.
As part of the campaign, we publish a ‘Meet The Creators’ interview everyday, alongside an NFT giveaway from that creator, so you can learn more about their project, the inspiration behind each series, what’s next for them, and why they chose Proton.
Don’t forget: Proton allows users to mint NFTs instantly and without paying gas fees. Intelligent smart contracts ensure that creators earn royalties on future sales of their NFTs, allowing a pathway for artists to continue to earn income from their creations. And because Proton Market has an open-source template, talented creators can customize their own storefront to create a truly unique experience for their communities.
Please meet the team from another community favorite project, Hush Kids!
Meet The Creators – Hush Kids
Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your background before getting into NFTs.
My name is Ste, I am 25 years old and live in Switzerland. I work as an IT Business Analyst in the financial sector and love to play soccer in my free time. I have always done some creative freelancing gigs on the side like GIFs and stickers for businesses.
How were you introduced to NFT’s?
I have been involved in a few projects on other Chains (not NFTs). Thereby I had found a few friends, one of them invested in Proton. I then looked at Proton and was welcomed directly into the community. Little by little I got to know the ecosystem better and finally tried NFTs. What was always super complicated and expensive (gas fees) on other chains, worked quite easy.
Why did you choose Proton Blockchain to host your collection?
When I collected a few NFTs on Protonmint, I knew I had the experience and skills to get something going myself.
For me there was never any other chain in question, because Proton is (still) familiar and good for small artists without a big budget.
Tell us about your collection and the inspiration.
I like it when I can relate to NFTs. So do many others who have an NFT as a pfp on Twitter. For me it was then obvious that my target character had to be suitable for pfp.
For the character itself, I wanted to be different from all the apes and doodles. Other animals were also out of the question for me, so I decided on a human character. I redesigned the character until it was unique. The result was a character without mouth and neck. So, I had to find a cool name and the perfect adjective “hush”. The Hush Kids.
What benefits do your NFT holders have? (Passive Income, DAO, Airdrops)
In the middle of the benefits is the unique Holder Party. Each Holder receives a certain number of tickets to attend the party based on the rarities.
The party is held once a month for an entire weekend and includes many cool activities, where Holder’s automatically enter Raffles with their tickets:
– NFT giveaways from other projects to support them
– Hush Kids raffles
– Cash giveaways
– Merchandise giveaways
– Special drops
– Passive income distribution (10-20% of all sales)
In addition, for holding 5 commons the holder gets one free custom rare Hush Kid and the same when holding 5 rares, the epic can be animated.
What’s next for your project?
We are currently in Phase 1 (up to 250th drop) and are still building the community and utilities. In addition, we are working on themed series to keep the designs refreshing. At the transition to phase 2 there will be new utilities, which will be discussed with the top holders. Later, a DAO is planned as well. There will also be a website and more major marketing campaigns.
If you want to give a shoutout, now is your chance!
I thank all the Hush Kids fam who have supported me since day 1 and all the sparring partners like Ahmad, Debs, Filip, Scott, Naden and many more.