Aug 072012

I’m looking for a design for my Enso House book, and I heard about the concept of “crowd sourcing” in which a request for a design, including a “prize” offer can be submitted to a website and then dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of designers, or “creatives” can take a look and choose to submit a design in hopes of winning the prize. It sounded like a good way to get a variety of new ideas, so I decided to give it a try.

This afternoon, I went to, created an account and uploaded a description of the book and my ideas of the kind of graphic design I was looking for and made an offer. The designers are from places all around the world– Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Romania, France, the US. The contest goes for 7 days. I submitted my request at 2:00 pm. It will be interesting to see what turns up over the coming days.

  2 Responses to “Crowd sourcing a book cover”

  1. I received roughly twenty different designs over the course of seven days. Eliminating some and working back and forth with others, we finally settled on a design from someone in Ecuador who calls himself, “Arafa.” The background photograph was taken of mountains in Peru. Just seemed to have the right “feel.”

  2. Any bites yet, David? I’ll be very interested to hear how this adventure proceeds.

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