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Anyone tried 99designs?
show user profile  mike_renouf

Looks like an interesting site if you've got time to spend on producing freelance work but are short of leads. Anyone any experience of this site?

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10/12/2011 11:19:14 PM (last edit: 10/12/2011 11:19:14 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Fuck this shit.

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10/12/2011 11:41:43 PM (last edit: 10/12/2011 11:41:43 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Lol. Not impressed I see. I won't be treating it as a primary marketplace that's for sure. But if I can rattle something quick off and no other bugger enters then it might be worth it. I wont be investing any major time though - shit pay for some of the big briefs...

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10/12/2011 11:53:40 PM (last edit: 10/12/2011 11:53:40 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I see a new hit single on it's way "99 designs and a bitch ain't one"

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10/13/2011 1:10:27 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 1:10:27 AM)
show user profile  khamski
well now i got another idea for our future site start page

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10/13/2011 7:13:02 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 7:13:02 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Fuck this shit X 1000

This is the type of BS that completely devalues our work in every way.
There is so much negative response to this type of BS in our industry these days.

Big companies (Nike, Coke...etc) have "contests"....with a 'big prize'...etc.
In reality,...the agencies come up with these 'contests' as ways for the company to simply get a TON of work for FREE. THEN they choose what they want....and usually pay a "prize" that is muc, much, much less than the actual 'industry value' of the piece.

It is pathetic,....and I hope all people/companies with this mindset burn in eternal fire.
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10/13/2011 2:18:44 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 2:19:02 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Dr.Jim... I want a life supply of coke...

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10/13/2011 4:10:28 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 4:10:28 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Hang on.

Is this a way of fucking graphic designers with sandpaper and NO lube?

I disapprove.

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10/13/2011 4:17:34 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 4:17:34 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Nik - Yes it it.

It's tough...because real honest contests are quite fun and challenging for alot of people.
BUT, is abused in a widespread manner these days.

99 designs offers YOU the designer a CHANCE to sell your work to the client.
However,...all the other designers who dont "win" have done the work for free....
The client gets a shit ton $$$$ worth of work to choose from,....and only pays for the one they choose.

It is a shit business model. And typically, its the young, inexperiences typs who are looking for ANY work, regardless of money who do these things and support them. While "yes" its great that you won the bid,....or great that Converse chose YOUR spot! They dont understand what they are doing to the perception of value our work has.
Companies,...and in this case clients of 99designs are getting 10X$$$ worth of work for very little cost.

Ridiculous. Kill them. Kill their familes. Their dogs....their fish.
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10/13/2011 4:56:22 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 4:56:22 PM)
show user profile  khamski
lol agree there, doc.
But still a good odea to put CEO talking and demonstrating things on a video.
Their business approach sucks though.
We won't work like this nevurrr.
Clients must stay disciplined otherwise they become a nighmare zombies from hell.

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10/13/2011 8:46:05 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 8:46:05 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
I get 99 designs & I pay for one ?


(from the other side of the fence)

maybe our site will suck a little bit less soon.
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10/13/2011 9:44:53 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 9:47:38 PM)
show user profile  Dave

"maybe my site will suck a little bit less soon."


"I flew over Egypt once"

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10/13/2011 9:51:51 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 9:51:51 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark

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10/13/2011 9:58:16 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 9:58:16 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
no dave it was right the first time.

Advance Software Limited is a company incorporated in England & Wales with 20 shareholders.

sorry nik - gotta do what I gotta do.
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10/13/2011 9:58:43 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 10:06:20 PM)
show user profile  vladdddd
whatever.. i dont disapprove with this kind of website.. i worked on some briefs like those.. won a few.. inexperienced designers wont win shit but some experience so its not in vane..

i agree that this kind of jobs ruin the market but i think there s plenty of clinets out there and my kind of clients will choose not to crowdsource their jobs but to work with 1 designer from start to end.. after all they need far more things than 1 logo when they are starting a business.

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10/13/2011 10:15:01 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 10:15:01 PM)
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