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 www.designcontest.com, 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.