Source: TechCrunch, Nov 2011
DesignCrowd allows anyone to upload a design project, set a deadline, set a budget and invite the platform’s group designers. The startup says that on average 25 to 100-plus custom designs are submitted from designers around the world, and the project manager can then decide which one suits his needs. Users can also give feedback to the designers and request changes. Once the design is set, payments are transfered and the design can be used for the submitter’s use.
How DesignCrowd aims to differ from other crowdsourced design platforms is that the site gives participation payments to designers that don’t win but participate in a bid. And DesignCrowd only allows designers to see each other’s work once a project is completed, preventing group think and copying issues.