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December 24 2013

05:48

DesignCrowd Discount Coupon for 2014

Looking at kicking off your brand spanking new business idea in 2014? Need some design collateral to get the thing off the ground? Or are you looking to outsource some design work to steamline the business? The team at DesignCrowd are offering a Massive Design Discount for the first project you submit!

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May 30 2013

04:55

Uninspired by the 21st Century Fox logo? DesignCrowd invites designers to create a better logo in new contest

Global design marketplace, DesignCrowd.com, has launched an unofficial $500 logo design contest to design a new 21st Century Fox logo, after the mixed response to the new logo from the international design community.

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The New Logo

Earlier this month, owner Rupert Murdoch unveiled a new logo for 21st Century Fox, the (new) parent company that owns the Fox broadcast and entertainment brands.

Some in the design  community described the logo, created by Pentagram, as mimicking an ’80s telecom’  logo. Under Consideration said it was ‘underwhelming‘ and Design Taxi remarked “the new company logo is much like a minimalistic version of production studio 20th Century Fox’s logo.”

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DesignCrowd's Contest

DesignCrowd launched the 21st Century Logo Design Contest to its own community of 120,000 designers, offering $500 in cash prizes to be shared between three winners.

Owner Rupert Murdoch says the new logo “signals the promise of the 21st century.” If you disagree then submit a new design in the DesignCrowd contest.

Get in quick, the contest closes on  June 15. Check out the brief and entry requirements here.

December 31 2012

05:09

TimesSquare $10,000 Logo Contest: Winners Announced

In May we mentioned that a client of DesignCrowd launched one of the biggest online logo design contest prizes to have ever been posted. The TimesSquare.com $10,000 logo design contest.

The contest closed in August after receiving 5, 845 designs from 1,300 designers from around the world.

On 12-12-12, TimesSquare.com announced the top 5 winners on its site.  Sixty-five designers were awarded cash prizes for their efforts.

A Serbian-based designer who goes by the user name Jovan on DesignCrowd, took out the $5,000 first place prize. The winning design was one of 6 designs the designer submitted to the contest.

The top 4 designers were awarded $3,000 in cash prizes and another 60 designers of merit shared in $3,000 in participation payments.

Here is the top 5 roundup.

Winner – Jovan

Top 4 Designs …

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What do you think of the winning designs? You can check out more entries on DesignCrowd.

December 19 2012

07:53

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Crowdsources Election T-Shirt Design

Yesterday Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and Minister of Parliament announced the winner of a t-shirt design contest he launched in October.

The winner is Studio71, a graphic design studio started by Shane Marchewka who discovered the contest on crowdsourcing site DesignCrowd and submitted six designs to the website’s $1,000 t-shirt design contest.

“I registered with DesignCrowd earlier in the year as a way to boost my exposure as a freelance designer. I am stoked enough to say I have a former Prime Minister as a client however the $1,000 prize money is like a cherry on top of a very sweet cake!” he said.

Mr Rudd tweeted about the contest yesterday and said, “Shane is a great guy who is putting in the effort to start his own small business. He had a range of great ideas and really embraced the spirit of the competition. I wish Shane and Studio71 all the best for taking his business to the next step. I was overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of entries, so thanks a million to DesignCrowd and Australia’s talented graphic design community.”

It’s not everyday designers acquire former Prime Ministers as clients.

Here is the winning design:

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December 24 2010

16:13

Happy Holidays 2010

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Another year has come and is about to be in the history books. We wanted to extend our warm holiday wishes to you and yours and hope that you have a great holiday season. Now, go eat lots of food, drink lots of drink and be merry for this is a time to be with family and friends and maybe get some kickass gifts too? We thank you for being readers of FYC and hope to see you in the new year! Stay tuned for some exciting new stuff in the 2011.

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December 15 2010

05:12

October 11 2010

05:26

The Webby Awards – 15th year and new categories

Kicking off its 15th year celebrating the best of the Internet, The Webby Awards today announced it is expanding its mission to reflect the profound impact that apps and the mobile Web are having on digital culture and commerce.

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As part of the launch for its call for entries for Canada’s best Websites, online film and video, and interactive advertising, The Webby Awards debuted a new suite of categories saluting apps for handheld and tablet devices. A diverse mix of mobile experts, including Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley, and Yelp.com CEO Jeremy Stoppelman will judge the new awards.

To enter work in the 15th Annual Webby Awards, visit www.webbyawards.com. The early entry deadline is October 29, 2010.

“In our fifteen years honoring the best of the Internet, we’ve seen few developments have as profound an effect as apps and the mobile Web,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “Apps have transformed the online experience, changing the way we access content, and enhancing every aspect of our daily lives. We’re looking forward to honoring not only these pioneering innovators but also the Websites, videos, and advertising that continue to shape the Internet’s future.”

According to the Canada’s Webby Ambassador Eli Singer, founder of Entrinsic, the 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries. The awards season was capped by a star-studded June gala showcasing an influential group of Internet leaders, including Roger Ebert, Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, and Chatroulette.com’s creator Andrey Ternovskiy.

The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose Canadian members include Wikitravel founder Evan Prodromou, Maclean’s Magazine editor-in-chief Ken Whyte, Idee founder Leila Boujnane, as well as luminaries such as Martha Stewart, David Bowie, Vinton Cerf, and Arianna Huffington.

In keeping with tradition, all winners have the opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous five-word speeches. In conjunction with the call for entries kick-off, The Webby Awards debuted a new video featuring at battle of the awards show speeches between a long-winded Barry Bostwick (Spin City) at the 1989 Golden Globes and Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, and Buzz Aldrin at the 2010 Webby Awards.

Nominees for the 15th Annual Webby Awards will be announced in April, and winners will be honored at the gala ceremony in June 2011.

About The Webby Awards:

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Expression, Aol, YouTube, Pepsi, Aquent,  Yahoo!, HP, Sony Electronics .CO, Corbis Images, Rackspace Hosting, Motorola, Southwest Airlines, East Media, IDG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2advanced.Net, KobeMail, Museum of the Moving Image, Behance, Business Insider, Time Out New York, paidContent and The Guardian.

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April 19 2010

05:29

Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky

Making Ideas Happen” was written by  Scott Belsky of Behance. The team here at FUEL wanted to showcase the book and congratulate Scott on his huge success! Hopefully next time we are in NYC we’ll have a chance to meet up.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Ideas are worthless if you can’t make them happen.

Many of us believe that great ideas inevitably lead to success. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whether it is the perfect solution for an everyday problem or a bold new concept for a creative masterpiece, you must transform vision into reality for an idea to have value.

This book chronicles the methods of exceptionally productive creative leaders and teams – companies like Google, IDEO, and Disney, and individuals like author Chris Anderson and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh – that make their ideas happen, time and time again.

scottMaking Ideas Happen will change the way you work:

Overcome “reactionary workflow” and start pushing ideas forward.

You can easily spend your entire day just responding to incoming communications – email, texts, voicemails, tweets, etc – while never finding time to push the big, meaningful ideas forward. Learn proven methods for organizing with a bias-toward-action, prioritizing amidst a creative process, and pushing bold projects to completion.

Let go of the myth of the lonely creative genius.

Understanding how to leverage your community for feedback, resources, and exposure is crucial to gaining traction with your ideas. Discover the advantages of broadcasting your ideas early, seeking out competition, tapping into the power of “Circles,” and overcoming the stigma of self-marketing.

Push through the “project plateau”… and finish!

Most ideas get lost in that dreaded period of execution where your natural creative tendencies turn against you. Acquire methods for thriving when long-term vision is not enough. You will learn how to short-circuit the traditional rewards system, fight your way to breakthroughs, and gain strength from the doubts you will face along the way.

If you are interesting in picking up the book or ordering it online, check out this link.

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April 08 2010

04:15

LG presents: Design the Future Competition

LG Mobile Phones, the fastest growing mobile phone brand in North America,  is partnering with crowdSPRING, an online marketplace for creative services, and Autodesk, a leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, to hold an innovative competition to define the future of mobile communication.  Starting on March 15th, LG Mobile Phones will give consumers the chance to design their vision of the next revolutionary LG mobile phone and compete for more than $80,000 in prizes.

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The competition will award over 40 winners.  The first place winner will be awarded $20,000, one Wacom Intuos4 medium tablet, and Autodesk industrial design software.  The second place winner will be awarded $10,000 and Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, and the third place winner will be awarded $5,000 and Autodesk SketchBook Pro software.  To reward as many people as possible in the name of creativity, LG will also be giving out a whopping 37 honorable mentions at $1,000 each.

This year’s competition marks the inaugural participation of Russell Bobbitt, a world renowned movie prop master.  Bobbitt has worked on a variety of visually stunning films such as Star Trek, Iron Man and Iron Man 2™.  He recently received the prestigious “Behind the Camera” prop master award for his work on the first Iron Man film.  Bobbitt will serve as a guest judge to reward one contestant’s cutting-edge design with the Prop Master’s Choice award.  The contestant’s design will then be created into a non-working mock-up that could wind up in Bobbitt’s next blockbuster film.  The Prop Master’s Choice winner will also receive $3,000 plus Autodesk SketchBook Pro software.

“We’re very excited about this competition because it gives consumers and design enthusiasts all a chance to exercise their creative imaginations and have their ideas be heard,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president of marketing and innovation for LG Mobile Phones.  “You don’t have to work for LG to make an impact on the future of mobile phones.”

Autodesk will supply participants with a free 15-day trial of HYPERLINK SketchBook Pro, a paint and drawing application for use on the Mac or PC.  It offers an intuitive, streamlined user interface so even new users can be productive within minutes. The 15-day trial will give all competitors access to industry-leading professional design software and levels the playing field for professional and amateur designers alike to create the phone of their dreams.

“We’re thrilled to partner with LG and Autodesk on this innovative design challenge. The challenge represents the real power of crowdsourcing – by allowing anyone to have the opportunity to design the next generation mobile phone for a global leader,” said Ross Kimbarovsky, co-founder of crowdSPRING.  With a pool of over 55,000 designers and writers in more than 170 countries, crowdSPRING is one of the world’s largest creative communities and is an open platform where anyone can post projects or submit entries. Both seasoned and aspiring designers can submit their entries until April 26th at http://www.crowdspring.com/LG

Competition Details:

Eligibility: Any U.S. resident (citizen or green card holder) that is 18 years (or age of majority in state of residence) and older

Start and End Dates: The competition begins on March 15, 2010, at 12 a.m. PST and ends on April 26, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. PST

Winners will be announced on May 14, 2010 at http://www.crowdspring.com/LG/winners

Prizes:

First Place:

$20,000 Cash Award + 1 Wacom Intuos4 medium tablet (ARV of $349) + Autodesk industrial design software (ARV of $500)

Second Place:

$10,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software (ARV of $100)

Third Place:

$5,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software (ARV of $100)

Prop Master’s Choice:

$3,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software (ARV of $100) + 1 non-working concept mock-up creation (ARV of $4,000)

37 Honorable Mentions:

$1,000 Cash Award

Official rules can be found at http://www.crowdspring.com/LG NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

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April 05 2010

06:21

Weapons Of Mass Creation Festival

Cleveland’s progressive design firm, Go Media, is pleased to announce the first annual Weapons of Mass Creation Festival. On May 22 and 23 this two-day art, film, and music event will highlight work from both local and national talent, a celebration of creative visionaries who defy the hand they’re dealt. Much akin to Austin’s popular South By Southwest, this festival will host film screenings, musical performances, art and design showings, and various panel discussions at the Go Media Headquarters, a three-story warehouse located in Ohio City.
Co-owner of Go Media, Jeff Finley, dreamt WMC Fest into existence after a sleepless night wondering why none of the popular festivals seemed to be held in his hometown. Tired of Cleveland’s reputation as a miserable city, he put his head together with like- minded community members and decided to form an event that would not only gather the artistic community of Northeast Ohio, but the nation. By dipping into his vast network created over the years as an acclaimed designer, Jeff managed to collect an inspiring and diverse group to display their work in May.
Five filmmakers are set to screen their projects as well as participate in question and answer sessions. Among them are Lena Dunham of Tribeca, New York, the fresh-faced writer and director behind ‘Tiny Furniture’, a film that was honored by the Jury Award for Narrative Feature after its premiere at the South By Southwest Festival earlier this month. Of the nine independent folk and punk bands set to take the newly constructed stage, four are native to Northeast Ohio. David Dondero, an Omaha folk singer who is listed as an influence for national acts such as Conor Oberst, will not only perform but record a live music video being filmed during festival hours on Sunday. Strategist, Designer, and Entrepreneur Dave Gensler, well known for his founding of the creative network, the KDU, will deliver the keynote address.
Like most independently run events, Weapons of Mass Creation Fest needs the help of the Cleveland community in order to guarantee its success. Fest organizers are looking for volunteers to help out and local businesses willing to sponsor. Finley is running a fundraiser on the popular crowd sourcing site, Kickstarter, trading giveaways and benefits for funding. None of the funds raised so far will be taken unless the $2,500 goal is reached by April 15. Other fundraising efforts include a limited edition poster currently on sale at Imagekind.com, as well as a mixer being held at a to be determined local establishment in upcoming weeks.
Tickets for Weapons of Mass Creation Fest can be purchased online, single-day passes are available individually for $15 or a full weekend pass can be purchased for $25.

Cleveland’s progressive design firm, Go Media, is pleased to announce the first annual Weapons of Mass Creation Festival. On May 22 and 23 this two-day art, film, and music event will highlight work from both local and national talent, a celebration of creative visionaries who defy the hand they’re dealt. Much akin to Austin’s popular South By Southwest, this festival will host film screenings, musical performances, art and design showings, and various panel discussions at the Go Media Headquarters, a three-story warehouse located in Ohio City.

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Co-owner of Go Media, Jeff Finley, dreamt WMC Fest into existence after a sleepless night wondering why none of the popular festivals seemed to be held in his hometown. Tired of Cleveland’s reputation as a miserable city, he put his head together with like- minded community members and decided to form an event that would not only gather the artistic community of Northeast Ohio, but the nation. By dipping into his vast network created over the years as an acclaimed designer, Jeff managed to collect an inspiring and diverse group to display their work in May.

Five filmmakers are set to screen their projects as well as participate in question and answer sessions. Among them are Lena Dunham of Tribeca, New York, the fresh-faced writer and director behind ‘Tiny Furniture’, a film that was honored by the Jury Award for Narrative Feature after its premiere at the South By Southwest Festival earlier this month. Of the nine independent folk and punk bands set to take the newly constructed stage, four are native to Northeast Ohio. David Dondero, an Omaha folk singer who is listed as an influence for national acts such as Conor Oberst, will not only perform but record a live music video being filmed during festival hours on Sunday. Strategist, Designer, and Entrepreneur Dave Gensler, well known for his founding of the creative network, the KDU, will deliver the keynote address.

Like most independently run events, Weapons of Mass Creation Fest needs the help of the Cleveland community in order to guarantee its success. Fest organizers are looking for volunteers to help out and local businesses willing to sponsor. Finley is running a fundraiser on the popular crowd sourcing site, Kickstarter, trading giveaways and benefits for funding. None of the funds raised so far will be taken unless the $2,500 goal is reached by April 15. Other fundraising efforts include a limited edition poster currently on sale at Imagekind.com, as well as a mixer being held at a to be determined local establishment in upcoming weeks.

Tickets

Tickets for Weapons of Mass Creation Fest can be purchased online, single-day passes are available individually for $15 or a full weekend pass can be purchased for $25.

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February 09 2010

06:58

Brandstack gets a new sibling. Introducing: Upstack

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Brandstack, the creative marketplace for logos has an unveiled another way to market logo designs to the masses. Upstack. Upstack is a unique route for a person needing a logo, website, web design, advertisement or other creative service. Unlike the predecessor Brandstack, Upstack lets anyone build a team of hand-picked designers that are ready to burn the midnight oil to work on your project. Upstack manages all the processes by taking the client from the brief to the final design. This wastes no design time and spares no quality. They also do this without spec work which makes it something that isn’t frowned upon in the design world.

Brandstack is different from other crowd sourcing sites because the logos they market are from designs that didn’t sell in their agency ventures. Meaning, ideally a designer would make a client three logos and the two the client didn’t pick; he or she would fine tune and put on Brandstack to sell.

Wes Wilson, Brandstacks CEO says that the beauty of Upstack is that their designers are all at the top of their game in the respected industries: web design, print, advertisement, illustration & logo design. He also goes on to mention the best part about Upstack is: “Joining Upstack is joining the right against spec. Working on Upstack prokects, you will be paid upfront for your time & effort. Happy designers and happy clients. Happy happy joy joy.”

Some well known competitors, Crowdspring and 99 Designs also offer logos & identities at similar price. Their pay structure is different, paying the designer based on the work that is chosen. A client can ask for a logo and receive 50 or so logos that have been executed. The client then picks the winner and that determines who gets paid.

Brandstack

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Twitter: @Brandstack

Founded: April 2008

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