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50 Beautiful Riveting Red Logos

Jo Sabin

Did you know that "red" means "beautiful" in Russian - think Red Square translates to "the Beautiful Square" - or that seeing the color red makes your heart beat faster? This may be why red is so eternally appealing for companies, brand and design managers. The color red is bright, robust and timeless, making it a great color of choice for your new logo. Today we showcase 50 examples of creative red logos that express symbolism of heat, power and romance. Read more

12 Big Brands Get a Hipster Makeover

Jo Sabin

When you think of big brands like Nike, McDonald's, Mercedes, Twitter, words like personal, small, local don't leap to mind immediately. What if your favorite big brand got a hipster makeover? We asked the top logo designers in DesignCrowd's 400,000 strong virtual design studio to give conservative corporate brands a hipster makeover. Twenty-three designers took up the challenge to re-imagine 'big' brands as small, cool and local. Read more

How To Create a Company Culture With Only 3 People

Jo Sabin

In a recent article for Venture Beat, DesignCrowd's community manager Jo Sabin shared her top tips for creating a company culture with only 3 people. These tips apply could also be applied to fast-growing startups who want to proactively manage and enhance team happiness. Even with only a few people, you can begin modeling and managing your culture at the stage when it matters most. Read more

Is Marketing Losing Its Magic with Big Data?


In a recent article for Venture Beat, DesignCrowd's Chief Marketing Officer, Dan Ferguson asked the question '"with Big Data, is marketing losing it's Magic?' The notion that a brand can bypass the need to present a compelling offer and to engage honestly with conviction, yet still secure breakthrough sales and market share growth, is not really a new one. Big Data has the power to degrade our creative capacity, the “big ideas” and even the beauty and design that has been a tool of the trade since the Mad Men ’60s.  Read more

Running Your Own Freelance Design Business - What is a Registered Business Name?

Clancy Clarke

As the number of freelance graphic designers grow, so does their need to understand the business side of running a freelance graphic design business. There are varying laws in every country and often states that govern how a freelance designers must set up their business and how they trade. Today, we've got some professional advice from the director of, Daniel D'Alessandro. We hope the below information is valuable. Read more

Visual Design: Best of DesignCrowd 2014

Jo Sabin

DesignCrowd is now a community of over 400,000 designers worldwide offering design expertise in over 40 design categories. To recognise our designers many professional talents we asked our customer support team (aka the Justice League) to nominate their favorite designs from this year. We hope you enjoy the range and quality of designs on display made for enterprising business owners like you by DesignCrowd. Check out the best of DesignCrowd designs now!  Read more

9 of the World's Top 10 Brands Are Crowdsourcing so What Are You Waiting For?

Jo Sabin

The world’s top 10 brands may come as no surprise - Coca Cola, Apple, IBM, Google, Microsoft, GE, McDonald’s, Intel, Samsung, Toyota. Each iconic brand has carved its own distinctive path to brand differentiation. But did you know that 9 out of 10 of these top brands have used crowdsourcing to help them get there? Find out why. Read more

Nordic Design: 13 Cool Viking-Inspired Graphics

Jo Sabin

With the awesome TV show Vikings on our mind, we thought it would be fun to look at Viking-themed branding for business. We checked out the DesignCrowd archives and discovered Vikings are a popular motif for heaps of different businesses from sports team merchandise - think designs promoting power, energy, toughness - through to beer (yum!), websites and business cards. Read more

3 Easy Ways to Get a Standout Homepage

Jo Sabin

In the past, the shop window was critical in capturing the attention of consumers walking by. Now, that job falls to your home page. Before mass adoption of the internet, stores would present their current sales, top-selling products, and their logo and store name in the display window to help draw passers-by in the door. Today, the homepage of a website works in just the same way.  Read more

Britney Spears Lookalikes: 38 Alternative Women's Health Magazine Covers

Jo Sabin

The latest issue of Women's Health magazine has been doing the rounds, but for all the wrong reasons. Women's Health claims that Britney Spears is on the latest issue of the magazine but many are not convinced. With the media's obsession with extreme airbrushed celebrities, we thought it would be fun to run a contest that asked designers to makeover the Women's Health magazine cover with alternative cover models. Enjoy!  Read more

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