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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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Why crowdSPRING?

Chris | November 25th, 2008

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Time Lapse: Designing A Blog

Angeline | November 14th, 2008

Web designer Ross Allchorn recently chronicled his blog design process using the CamStudio and Movie Maker programs. The process, shown via time lapse, demonstrates to those not familiar with web design just how time intensive and intricate the process can be. The video is definitely worth watching for any of you buyers who are curious […]

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Inspiration on Tumblr

Angeline | October 31st, 2008

Many musicians and artists have embraced microblogging platform Tumblr due to its simplicity and ease of use. The site encourages quick posts, offering you the options of uploading text, a quote, photo, link, chat, or video. The end result is more of a scrapbook versus the traditional blog. The Tumblr staff has created a section […]

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