Resources

Friday Fun Facts – Dear crowdSPRING Buyer….

Mike | April 3rd, 2009

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 […]

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How To Succeed As A Creative On crowdSPRING – Community Guide

Ross | December 1st, 2008

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 […]

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So You Think You Can Dance? Or Community Manage?

Angeline | November 18th, 2008

Since my announcement yesterday, we’ve gotten a flood of resumes, emails, and tweets about the crowdSPRING Community Manager position. Several people have come to me and asked about the job description, saying “But Angeline, a snazzy resume and a witty email alone probably won’t get me this job? You want to see how well I […]

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10 Useful Marketing Tools For Freelancers

Angeline | November 11th, 2008

This was a blog post I originally wrote for Fuel Your Creativity – a great design inspiration site. The site’s owner, Adelle Charles, is an established graphic designer who has guest blogged for crowdSPRING before. Check out her post – Typography is Sexy. It’s not easy being a freelancer. Sure, there are perks such as […]

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Taming the complexity of design research; simple research for serious products

Ross | October 22nd, 2008

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 […]

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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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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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Introducing crowdSPRING Pro

Ross and Mike | September 8th, 2008

Today, we launch crowdSPRING Pro. We launched crowdSPRING this past May in part to enable buyers to leverage a global network of creative talent. In our first 110 days, over 600 buyers from 30 countries have posted projects on crowdSPRING. But, we also understood that to build a successful creative marketplace, we would first need […]

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Creative Font Design: FontStruct

Ross | July 8th, 2008

There are usually two elements to a logo design – images and letters. Some logos contain only one of these elements – the Apple logo, for example (image), or Coca-Cola (letters). Except for companies whose marks (Nike, Apple) have gained prominence to stand on their own, a large percentage of logos are composed of both […]

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