Small biz spotlight

Short Interview – LumeeFly.com

Ross | January 16th, 2009

At crowdSPRING, we love meeting other companies and often invite guests for lunch with our team. On January 13, Tommy Johnson, Jr., CEO of LumeeFly, Inc., joined the crowdSPRING team for lunch. LumeeFly is a new media company launching in the second half of 2009 (their website is not yet active). LumeeFly will serve music […]

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Short Interview – EveryBlock.com

Ross | January 14th, 2009

At crowdSPRING, we love meeting other companies and often invite guests for lunch with our team. On January 9, we had a great time playing ping-pong and talking over lunch with the team from Chicago’s EveryBlock. EveryBlock is a new way to keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all […]

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laFraise vs. crowdSPRING

Angeline | August 18th, 2008

Calling all crowdSPRING creatives: We’ve teamed up with laFraise to host a t-shirt design project on their site for our community. The theme? “Creativity is….” (Would you expect anything less from a creative marketplace?) There’s quite the hefty reward involved for the top 3 entries, so keep reading for all the details… Who is LaFraise? […]

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Typography is Sexy: Part 1

Angeline | July 21st, 2008

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been brainstorming at the crowdSPRING office on ways we can provide more resources for our creatives. One of the ideas we came up with is having guest bloggers spotlight topics of interest to our community. We are very happy to welcome our first guest blogger, Adelle Charles, who runs […]

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Rock on!

Mike | July 2nd, 2008

Creative opportunities for regular folks just keep getting better. A few weeks ago, I wrote about popdeck.com a site that allows artists, designers, students, skateboarders – really anyone with a creative urge – to upload designs for skateboard decks and compete against one another to have their design put in production by Popdeck (and a […]

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Disruptive-sourcing

Mike | June 12th, 2008

crowdSPRING is an unusual way of sourcing creative services. We are working to create a new model, one that seeks to deconstruct and disrupt the traditional process and showcase the talents of an under-served, underdog community of creatives. In addition to the many experienced, highly trained professionals that populate our site, we are proud that […]

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Ask crowdSPRING: How many countries does cS reach?

Ross | May 26th, 2008

We’ve long admired 37signals, a great Chicago company located only a few blocks from us. We love their products (Mike and I have used Backpack since 2006, when we first came up with the idea for crowdSPRING, and our development team uses Basecamp to manage multiple projects and for collaboration). We also love their Signal […]

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Threadless on the cover of Inc. Magazine – Congrats!

Ross | May 20th, 2008

A huge congratulations to Threadless for making the cover of the current issue of Inc. magazine! Inc. calls Threadless “The Most Innovative Small Company in America” and this recognition is well deserved. You can read the entire article by Max Chafkin here.

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Scotch Tape Art

Ross | May 19th, 2008

Two ad agencies – JVM/Neckar (Germany) and Altoforma (Spain) recently came out with ads for different brands of scotch tape. The ads were unusual in two ways. First, both used packing tape to create art. Second – both approached the campaigns in similar ways – which shows that sometimes, different people can think of similar […]

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Design for skaters

Mike | May 17th, 2008

My 13 year old son is an avid skateboarder and talented young artist. Between those two activities he typically burns about 75% of his free time. I recently found a site that he has fallen in love with, because it has found a way to bring those two activities together for him. Popdeck.com is the […]

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