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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

Industry Spotlight: 20 Health, Beauty and Wellness Logos

Jo Sabin

In this industry round up, we looks at 20 beauty and fitness logos from the trillion dollar health and wellbeing industry. If you an entrepreneur building a business in this industry or a designer building a career, there are a few design trends to note down when considering your next logo design project or rebrand. See the 20 health, beauty and wellbeing logos now! Read more

Forget the Mining Boom, Let's Create a Tech Boom!

Jo Sabin

Technology Down Under is on fire! DesignCrowd CEO and co-founder tells us it's time Australia started planning for its future. He says it's time to create a technology boom and offers seven reasons Australia should create, support and foster a technology boom (and stop worrying about the mining boom). Read more

50 Startup Logos from 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jo Sabin

We've scoured the globe to curate a list of the best logos from startups worldwide. The startup brands featured here cut across industry categories leaving a blaze of disruption in their wake. The trend for flat design continues for both big tech brands and startups with color palettes reflecting a muted tone. Check out the top 50 startups logos for 2014! Read more

DesignCrowd's Alec Lynch: Why Co-Founders Are the Secret to Startup Success

Jo Sabin

Most successful start-ups or tech businesses have multiple founders. Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Groupon, Uber, Square, Instagram, to name a few. But does it make sense for you? In this article, DesignCrowd chief executive and co-founder of DesignCrowd will look at six questions that will help you determine if getting a co-founder is right for you and, if so, what to look for in a co-founder. Read more

See Santa Claus, Elfs and Other Famous Christmas Characters as Hipsters

Jo Sabin

Christmas is approaching, and although Santa has a great beard, and the season is filled with sweaters, fairy lights, locally sourced produce, and possibly some gingerbread moustache cookies, DesignCrowd just didn't think there was enough 'hipster' at Christmas time. We launched a design contest and invited our designer community to makeover traditional Christmas characters as hipsters. Enjoy the results! Read more

Microsoft, Apple, Google Embrace Flat Design

Jo Sabin

The most popular operating systems in the world, Windows, iOS and Android, have slowly been shifting their design language to a more minimalistic and cleaner look that characterised by presenting data in grids, larger title headers, extensive use of whitespace, adoption of solid color palettes and condensed flatter font-types. Let’s take a look at how these 3 companies approach and implement flat design on their own OS and related services. Read more

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