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The little things

Ross | November 24th, 2009

I sometimes forget,  when focusing on the big picture, to enjoy the little things. The graphic to the left put a big smile on my face this morning when I arrived at the office. It was posted in our forums by Spazie, one of over 46,000 creatives in the crowdSPRING community. While the Thanksgiving holiday […]

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Pepsi and Will.i.am think crowdsourcing is cool–do you?

Bethany | October 5th, 2009

So I’m laying on my couch, watching my stories (one of my many reality tv shows that Kevin likes to call “stories”) when a commercial comes on.  Usually I flip over to E! during this time to catch up on my news, but for some reason, this commercial caught my attention. Will.i.am, from the Black […]

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There Are No Ordinary Moments

Ross | August 28th, 2009

It’s human nature to focus on big stories. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But moments – ordinary and not – are more meaningful and real. We should all focus more on moments, not big stories. Micah Baldwin wrote a brilliant post yesterday called “Moments”. I encourage you to read it. It’s simple. Pure. True. […]

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – In Our Own Backyard

Ross | August 18th, 2009

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive its fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those […]

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Seeing Your Book Cover Design In Print

Ross | August 10th, 2009

Big congratulations to Audree Rowe (crowdSPRING username: ArtbyAudree), whose cover design was selected from among many in a print design project on crowdSPRING, for Bob Garfield’s new book – The Chaos Scenario. The book, released on August 3 (I’ll write a review in the next few weeks), is about the disruption of the media industry […]

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12 Questions: Meet Edoardo Gioe (Italy)

Ross | July 9th, 2009

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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Do I HAVE to wear boots to a Bootcamp?

Jerome | July 3rd, 2009

One of my favorite companies in the world – Zappos – is planning a two day Zappos Bootcamp. At first, I got excited because one could never own enough boots, and Zappos certainly has one of the largest inventories of boots in the universe (or at least on Earth). I thought this would be a […]

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Iranian Revolution Project

Bethany | July 1st, 2009

Like many around the world, we at crowdSPRING have been watching the turmoil unfold in Iran. Eager to contribute, we’re hoping to help mobilize our community so that we, and those around us, can show their support through one of the best ways we know how: design. Every revolution needs a unifying symbol. Iran’s citizens […]

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The king of pop is dead. Long live the king of pop.

Chris | June 26th, 2009

All of us here at crowdSPRING saddened with the passing of Michael Jackson yesterday. But mourning was quickly replaced with warm-hearted memories and reflection – how his music had taken part in all our lives. He was a legend, an artist, and a creative force that effected both the music industry and popular culture in […]

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Pondering creativity

Mike | January 21st, 2009

The opposite of creativity is cynicism. — Esa Saarinen Everybody’s got it right? Plumbers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and office clerks – creativity surrounds us. But there is the everyday creativity of folks like those I just listed, and the extraordinary creativity of the great artists, thinkers, and inventors. In his book “Creativity,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explains the […]

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