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: […]
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 […]
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 […]