You’re a creative professional and you’ve been doing this for years, right? You’ve got gigs and gigs of PSD’s and AI’s and thousands of lines of code on that G4 PowerBook you’ve been using since 2004, yet you’ve never even had the battery die. This thing’s rock solid, right? But what if, in some Wednesday-morning [...]
crowdSPRING is building the world’s most awesome community of creatives. To build a world-class community, we must all come together as a community and respect each other and people who visit this community. Earlier this year, after an excellent discussion in our community, we adopted Standards of Conduct for Creatives. We’ve been working to draft [...]
As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the [...]
crowdSPRING is fortunate to have an amazing community of creatives. They number in the thousands, come from more than 125 countries [as of July 2010 - more than 175 countries], speak hundreds of languages, cover all age groups, demographics, experience, religions, etc. They’ve created graphics designs for companies in virtually every country of the world [...]
From time to time, we’ll feature in our blog articles written by others. We’re honored today to feature an article about design research, written by Patrick Algrim from p41studios.com. Patrick also publishes an excellent blog about marketing, technology, web development, entrepreneurship and arts- hellyeahdude.com. Thanks Patrick! Design research can be very complex, but it is [...]
Every designer has their own style and approach to the design process. During a recent discussion in our forums, we invited creatives to put together a video or non-video tutorial showing how they created a particular design. Dirk Leys (crowdSPRING username – drik), who lives and works in The Netherlands, put together a great tutorial showing [...]
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.
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: [...]