Archive for September, 2008

Weekly Glance of Awesomeness #9

Angeline | September 26th, 2008

Greetings from crowdSPRING land! Apologies for delivering the “Weekly Glance of Awesomeness” a day late, but you know, pressing matters such as posting pictures of Jerome’s head on Dolly Parton’s body got in the way. Now, let’s get back to business, and check out some pretty great projects that are on our site…. Glance #1: […]

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The Benefits of Working at a Start Up #3

Angeline | September 25th, 2008

The crowdSPRING crew tests and tests and tests some more in order to make sure the site is running efficiently for our users. We want to make sure that we are aware of any issues / bugs, and we try out new features before unleashing them upon the internets (I made that word plural on […]

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12 Questions: Meet David W. Nees (USA)

Ross | September 24th, 2008

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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I’m A Mac. I’m A PC.

Angeline | September 23rd, 2008

Well-known UK graffiti artist Banksy once said, “The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people.” It’s true that the advertising industry consists of many talented writers, designers, and other creative types, and the outcome can be quite remarkable. For the computer giants, the […]

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Professionalism Is Earned

Ross | September 22nd, 2008

In 2006, Jason Fried of 37signals posted a short article to the Signal v. Noise blog titled “‘Professional’ is a buzzword”. Jason wrote:  “It seems like it’s time to call a spade a spade: ‘Professional’ is a buzzword. It doesn’t mean anything anymore. Disagree? What does Professional mean to you?” Eighty-five comments were posted in response to […]

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History of Graphic Design

Ross | September 19th, 2008

For anyone interested in learning about the history of graphic design, here’s a nice site I found a few days ago that does a nice job covering the basics. It includes a pictorial history of graphic design and is a nice, easy read.

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Start-up Tip: Ten Suggestions For Raising Start-up Capital From Angels

Ross | September 17th, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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Creativity + Technology in Chicago

Angeline | September 12th, 2008

The crowdSPRING crew has the honor of attending WIRED NextFest 2008‘s opening event in two weeks. The festival, which will be held in Chicago’s Millennium Park from September 27th – October 12th, features innovative exhibits that bridge design and technology together. Here are some great exhibits that will be on display throughout the upcoming weeks: […]

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