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DesignCrowd, 8/29/2014 12:07:10 AM
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DesignCrowd, 8/28/2014 6:25:16 AM
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DesignCrowd, 8/28/2014 5:38:03 AM
The brand was cool. The brief was deceptively simple and the $1,500 contest prize got our designer community's attention. Music Artwork Contest for SpotifyRecently, DesignCrowd hosted a graphic design contest for music streaming service, Spotify, to crowdsource a beautiful music inspired artwork for their #NowFeeling campaign. Spotify created the campai ...
DesignCrowd, 8/28/2014 11:15:38 AM
How to Make Your Business Blog Shine

To gain attention for your brand, it goes without saying that you need a public voice, somewhere to share your opinion, provide insights and advi ...

DesignCrowd, 8/26/2014 4:25:52 PM

In the digital age, it's easy to get so consumed with building your brand online that you put more traditional marketing methods on the back burner. If you own a small or medium-size business, though, that's a mistake. Take poster design, for instance. They're not just for bands who want to promote their upcoming show to teens. When done properly, a ...

DesignCrowd, 8/25/2014 10:31:25 PM
Best Selling Album Covers Redesigned

It can be said that certain albums have cover art that become just as iconic as the top singles fans know by heart. From The Beatles’ Abbey Road to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to Michael ...

DesignCrowd, 8/25/2014 8:41:24 AM
22 Logo Designs from the World's Most Popular and Highly Paid DJs

A few days ago, Forbes released a list of what it deems "Electornic Cash Kings 2014". From the list, it seems DJs these da ...

DesignCrowd, 8/22/2014 2:30:23 PM
Chicago Cubs logo design contest

There is an unfathomable amount of tradition, history and pride that accompanies Major League Baseball teams and their logos. For the Chicago Cubs this history extends way back to the 1876 when ...

DesignCrowd, 8/21/2014 5:31:23 PM
33 Poster Designs from the World's Most Iconic Music Festivals

Who doesn't love a music festival? They bring people together to enjoy and celebrate the wonders of music and what it ...

DesignCrowd, 8/20/2014 4:50:43 PM

Netflix Launched a New Logo

Netflix, the popular internet streaming service, recently launched an experimental new logo – the first update to its image since the original logo first premiered in the late ‘90s when it was a DV ...

DesignCrowd, 8/20/2014 10:47:19 AM

It's the age of technology, so why would anyone want to send out a printed flyer? Paper flyers help build relationships with customers, they make the customer feel important. Everyone knows how easy it is to click delete on an email, but getting a nice envelope in the mail invokes curiosity. High-quality flyer design and content inspires readers to ...

DesignCrowd, 8/15/2014 4:15:24 PM
A business card is often the first thing that people see about your business, so it’s extremely important to keep them up-to-date and looking great. It’s only a tiny piece of cardboard, but it can say a lot about ...
DesignCrowd, 8/12/2014 2:20:26 PM

New businesses don’t have lots of money to invest at the first stages, so how do you get more out of the money and resources you have?

1. Give Crowdsourcing A Go

Design Crowdsourcing ...

DesignCrowd, 8/1/2014 5:34:53 PM


Valerie Motard is a French Canadian designer hailing from Québec, Canada. She’s mother to an energetic baby girl, loves to run a mini marathon every day, works on design projects and still ...

DesignCrowd, 7/22/2014 6:24:05 PM

If you have had a logo designed to ‘brand’ the goods and services of your business it should be registered as a trademark in order to ensure it is protected, and that you are granted the right to actually use that logo!

What is a ...

DesignCrowd, 7/17/2014 9:28:46 PM

By Josephine Sabin, DesignCrowd Community Manager. This post was originally published on Business2Community.< ...

DesignCrowd, 7/17/2014 5:19:47 PM
12 Famous Company Brands As House Banners


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DesignCrowd, 7/11/2014 10:50:59 AM

By Josephine Sabin, DesignCrowd Community ManagerThis post was originally p ...

DesignCrowd, 7/10/2014 9:35:16 AM

By Clancy Clarke

A logo “creates a lasting sensual legacy in the minds of consumers, acts as a reminder, enabling an organisation to differentiate itself from the competition, and gain greater market share in crowded spaces,” writes Bi ...

DesignCrowd, 6/27/2014 9:29:59 AM

By Clancy Clarke

If you are an entrepreneur who owns a small business or startup company, you’re probably watching your budget closely. Still, your biz needs a brand that is recognizable and memorable. Any small ...

DesignCrowd, 6/25/2014 2:27:45 PM
By Jo Sabin, DesignCrowd Community Manager

As expected, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has produced plenty of memorable moments - ...

DesignCrowd, 6/25/2014 11:00:41 AM

By Clancy Clarke

Logos are of utmost importance to brands and their identities and in the digital space, crowdsourcing has become an effective way in which businesses can utilise freelancers to re/invent their logos and inject fresh life into their brand for less.

Yet there are still many lies that haunt the ...

DesignCrowd, 6/19/2014 4:01:41 PM

By Clancy Clarke

Getting a website designed can be an unfathomable task for many business owners. The technology, process and understanding can seem like impenetrable barriers to getting your business online. However, with the rise of crowdsourcing over the past few years, the gap between View Article

DesignCrowd, 6/18/2014 8:04:33 PM
By Jo Sabin, DesignCrowd Community Manager.


Worth1000.com, a creative contest pl ...

DesignCrowd, 6/18/2014 4:36:47 PM
By Jo Sabin, DesignCrowd Community Manager.



We've caught 2014 FIFA World Cup fever and launched four awesome / hilarious photoshop ...

DesignCrowd, 6/17/2014 7:17:11 AM
By Jo Sabin and Anghelaht, a freelance graphic designer from Romania available for hire on DesignCrowd.

DesignCrowd, 6/16/2014 6:17:35 PM

By Clancy Clarke

Whether you're selling books, providing legal advice or giving driving lessons, having an online presence is as important these days as it was to be listed in the yellow pages 20 years ago.

To not only been seen online, but to stand out from the crowd means that you need a website which has ...

DesignCrowd, 6/6/2014 10:52:44 AM

By Clancy Clarke

Crowdsourcing design doesn't necessarily mean only crowdsourcing logos or business cards. Design encompasses a huge array of different mediums - and some of the words most recognis ...

DesignCrowd, 6/5/2014 4:05:21 PM

By Clancy Clarke

Looking at logo design over the years you can see the progression and trends that appear. Some business do very well and have had logos that have stood the test of time, not matter what the latest trend is - others often try to hard to follow the trends and end up with a design that becomes outdated ...

DesignCrowd, 6/4/2014 4:47:09 PM

By Clancy Clarke

Tip 1: Write an awesome brief

The most important part of using a crowdsourcing platform such as DesignCrowd and getting an awesome logo design is writing an awesome brief. The old say of "Garb ...

DesignCrowd, 6/3/2014 5:14:41 PM

We all love the light - the sun filtering through the clouds, sunrises and sunsets, refraction off perfectly smooth water - all these ideas conjure images of beauty and serenity. They calm the emotions and invoke a sense that everything is OK. No wonder web designs and graphic designers as a whole use light as inspiration in much of their work.

To hig ...

DesignCrowd, 6/2/2014 1:58:09 PM
By Clancy Clarke

The talented designers who participate in logo crowdsourcing and design projects on DesignCrowd do beautiful, inspiring and amazing work for our customers. So much so, that we've decided to launch a gallery to highlight the logos they've c ...

DesignCrowd, 5/30/2014 12:11:39 PM

By Clancy Clarke

The graphic design world has changed, its morphed and contorted, stretched and cracked – the result? A graphic design world with crowdsourcing as it sun. It resembles the opportunities that wait for both designers and companies, it resembles the breaking down of international barriers and it resembl ...

DesignCrowd, 5/29/2014 4:40:26 PM

By Clancy Clarke

 

Web design is no doubt a tricky business. Being able to present all the right information to users in a way that will both appeal to them and encourage them to digest it is difficult. To add another layer of complexity, search bars, filters and forms require an extra little bit of att ...

DesignCrowd, 5/28/2014 10:38:36 AM

By Clancy Clarke

 

Ever wanted to own a piece of design history? Wanted to get your hands on a logo that resembled one of the world's most popular, powerful and inspiring brands? Well, now you can – if you have a spare $10 to $15K lying around the house.

The British auction house Bonhams as got ...

DesignCrowd, 5/26/2014 2:39:32 PM

By Clancy Clarke

Why in their right mind would any business not consider creating a logo contest to get designers to bid on logo design? Well, really we couldn't think of any, but if you can, maybe you should read these reasons why a bid on logo design from the Designer ...

DesignCrowd, 5/26/2014 11:13:56 AM

By Clancy Clarke

Crowdsourcing logo design can seem like a tricky process for those new to the crowdsourcing landscape – however, to get designers to bid for logo design is so simple, you'll be struggling to understand why you haven't already tried it.

So, how ...

DesignCrowd, 5/19/2014 3:31:03 PM

By Clancy Clarke

Being a small to medium sized business owner can be tough – it's a constant balancing act, trying to keep all the balls in the air required to keep the business rolling along. You've got staff, finances, customers, products and day to day operations to look after – who in their right mind would add ...

DesignCrowd, 5/15/2014 12:25:16 PM

By Clancy Clarke

Small to medium businesses are continually looking at ways to tighten the belt and save both time and money. Traditionally, small business owners were limited to two options when branding their business – either create a logo, business card and other collateral yourself or hire a design agency to do ...

DesignCrowd, 5/12/2014 2:52:41 PM

By Clancy Clarke

Crowdsourcing has boomed in the past few years, with everything from science, disaster relief/recovery and design being crowdsourced. Crowdsourcing as an idea can prove to be effective and efficient - just check out these 4 crowdsourced projects ...

DesignCrowd, 4/10/2014 10:12:12 PM

By Jo Sabin.

- Important: DesignCrowd users are not affected by this bug -

What's Heartbleed?

You may have heard in the news lately about a major security problem affecting millions of internet users, known colloquially as Heart ...

DesignCrowd, 3/21/2014 3:29:35 PM

By Jo Sabin

Alcohol fuelled violence is not just a challenge that we see in Sydney or Kings Cross, but a global issue that other creativ ...

DesignCrowd, 3/21/2014 11:21:28 AM

By Jo Sabin and Joel Falconer

The modern hipster is a polarizing force ...

DesignCrowd, 3/5/2014 6:22:12 PM

By Jo Sabin

It might seem strange that a celebrity with the wealth to wear the world's best clothing designs and the stylists to ensure he wears them well wo ...

DesignCrowd, 2/20/2014 5:14:05 PM

Post by Jo Sabin


Introduction

Website design trends are evolving all the time. As a result, easier navigation, simple layouts that also look good ...

DesignCrowd, 2/20/2014 2:22:18 PM

Post by Jo Sabin, DesignCrowd Community Manager



Design Classic

One of the most common shapes used in logo design is the circle. This ...

DesignCrowd, 2/20/2014 12:47:49 PM

Post by Jo Sabin


Introduction

This week we turn our attention to 'purple power brands', building on our fascination with topics rela ...

DesignCrowd, 1/31/2014 7:01:46 PM
Post by Jo Sabin

Happy Chinese New Year To All!

We want to say a big Happy Chinese New Year / Gong Hey Fat Choy / Chúc M?ng Nam M?i to our designers and customers who are celebrating around the world today!

We hope you're enjoying the festivities and staying safe.

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DesignCrowd, 1/31/2014 6:24:52 PM
Post by Jo Sabin

Wealthy Chinese busin ...