Need work? try crowdsourcing design sites

Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Utilizing the creativeness of the crowd. The more ideas the merrier. (Cheaper too)

Wikipedia defines crowd-sourcing as:

a neologism for the act of taking tasks traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing them to a group (crowd) of people or community in the form of an open call.

It is essentially a community-generated output (design) that involves any one interested in participating and joining a specific project. Think of it like an ad agency pitching for a company account. The only difference would be the sheer number of people pitching multiple ideas and the fact that the pitch is already a near finished work.

If you want to try out your luck amongst other talented and professionals designers around the world check out some of these design crowd-sourcing websites after the jump.



99designs is a disruptive startup which connects passionate designers from around the globe with savvy clients who need design projects completed in a timely fashion without the usual risk or cost associated with professional design.




Our community of "geniuses" can generate virtually any type of creative execution a client needs - whether a video, flash ad, graphic design or copywriting. And our creators don't just bid for work - they deliver clients actual creative executions specifically customized to meet a client's request.




Design Contest is a community shaped by the joint efforts of talented designers and contest holders. By hosting a design contest with us, contest holders are able to choose from a variety of great designs created by talented, professional designers. Our designers compete for the prize offered, forcing them to push the limits and create innovative new designs.




crowdSPRING is a little company with big dreams based in Chicago - one of the greatest cities in the world. Founded by Ross Kimbarovsky and Mike Samson, crowdSPRING was started to help people from around the world access creative talent, and to help creatives from across the globe find new customers.

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