Start ups

The Benefits of Working at a Start Up

Angeline | August 12th, 2008

We got the pictures back today from a photo shoot we did earlier last week. We’ll share more of our ridiculousness with you all in the upcoming days, but just take note that one of the benefits of working at crowdSPRING is that our co-founder Ross Kimbarovsky is always ready and willing to be your […]

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Fear of Failure

Ross | August 4th, 2008

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – Albert Einsten People fear many things – death, heights, insects, rejection, criticism, etc. The fear of failure is perhaps one of the greatest (and most dangerous) fears. For many people, it is much easier to not take risks because risk often translates […]

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Taking Ideas to the Next Level

Angeline | July 29th, 2008

There are ideas, and then there are HUGE ideas. Virgin founder Richard Branson is no stranger to big ideas. Anyone who can develop a brand and turn it into a record company, chain of Megastores, mobile phone provider, hotel, and airline deserves serious applause. Yesterday, Branson outdid himself with the launch of WhiteKnightTwo, a carrier […]

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Ideals and Reality

Ross | July 22nd, 2008

The 4-day workweek. The 4-hour work week. Sounds really nice, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to work 4 days every week and then play for 3 days? It’s not surprising that tens of thousands of books have been written about efficiency, about working less, about being more productive, about getting more out of your day, […]

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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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Happiness As Your Business Model

Ross | June 23rd, 2008

A few days ago, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com recommended in a Twitter post a very interesting slideshow by Tara Hunt. The presentation is well worth a view. In the presentation, Tara Hunt suggests that happiness is a key to the success of a business. And in our experience as a company, this advice is spot on. […]

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Bad behavior

Mike | June 20th, 2008

We think there are many benefits to contributing your work to projects on crowdSPRING. Not only are there cash awards to be won, community to be built and enjoyed, and clients to be found, but there is learning to be had. We understand that designers learn a great deal from watching what their peers are […]

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Three Year Olds Are Smart – Why?

Ross | June 17th, 2008

Why do birds fly? Why do I have to eat carrots? Why is the sky blue? Why do you drive a car? Why is that person a different color than I am? Why do I have to wear shoes? Why do I have to go to bed? If you are the parent of a toddler […]

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Mercury Grand Marquis – We’ve arrived

Ross | June 5th, 2008

Nothing better expresses a hip start-up than pulling up to a conference in Silicon Valley for the 32 “most disruptive startups”, in a powder-blue Mercury Grand Marquis. That’s Mike in the photo (I was laughing behind the camera).  What a ride!

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