Anyone ever use 99designs or Crowdspring for design work?

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  1. nskitts

    nskitts Long timer

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    Basically,
    You post the amount you will pay (typically $250-$300) and post your idea for a logo or design that you need and a contest is created in which multiple designers compete for the cash. I have been looking over the sites and have seen some great work. Does anyone have any experience with either of these or others like them?

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    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Depends on what you are doing and what kind of response you get. You can get a lot of ideas (and crap) that takes a lot of time to sift thru.
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    nskitts Long timer

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    Were you successful in getting what you were looking for?
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    Yes I suppose so. We farmed out an algorithmic problem to the unwashed massed, and the results were from pathetic to the functional, but nothing "OMG! that's genius!" . Nothing that we couldn't have coded out ourselves if we'd just done it. As mentioned earlier, the time spent evaluating various submissions probably made the thing a wash, man-hours wise..

    It was interesting as a process experiment. YMMV. Go'fer it, for your application you might have better results.
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