The crowdsourcing debate rages on, with persepectives from Patrick Llewellyn and Debbie Millman.
What is your client's perspective on crowdsourcing? Have they heard the word? Do they know what it means? Have they tried it and liked it? Have they tried it and run away screaming? Share your stories for an upcoming HOW article.
So let’s get this straight: hundreds of people do the same job, one person gets paid below market value, and all of them get stripped of the ability to promote what they did. Is this how we want to treat people who do free work for us?
The basics of crowdsourcing -- what it is, who's upset about it and what you can do about it -- with creative freelancer and designer, Laurel Black.
Not only do some clients assume that $100 graphic doodads are equal in value to professional, strategic designs, they assume that those doodads will deliver the same results. If we professionals don't tell them the difference, how will they know?
Laurel Black continues the conversation about crowdsourcing when a company's crowdsourced design is found to have been stolen!
Laurel Black continues her crowdsourcing nightmare with lots of opinions on how she handled her client’s unhappy comparison between the work she got from Laurel and the work she got from the logo mill.
A client who had hired me to create a logo stumbled onto a crowdsourcing site and sent me a very unhappy email. She appeared to think that I had way overcharged her. I responded with an explanation of crowdsourcing and was able to move it to a good outcome (after a lot of heartburn).
Crowdsourcing was a popular topic of conversation at CFC. Design educator, David Oldham, recaps a discussion with 6 freelancers on how they're dealing with it.
Last week’s Creative Freelancer Digest generated more debate about the crowdsourcing issue here and on the LinkedIn group discussion forum. But most of the discussion is theoretical: is crowdsourcing good or bad, and for whom? One side of the story that few have heard so far was addressed yesterday on Slate.com in a column,...