crowdSPRING: circa March, 2008

crowdSPRING is a little company with big dreams based in Chicago - one of the greatest cities in the world. Founded by Ross Kimbarovsky and Mike Samson, crowdSPRING was started to help people from around the world access creative talent, and to help creatives from across the globe find new customers.

With backgrounds in both the creative industry and law, crowdSPRING is a labor of love for a team that believes strongly in the creative process and the protection of intellectual property. We left no stone unturned - from free, binding legal contract generation for every transaction and advanced digital watermarking to a built-in, secure escrow service and a feedback rating system - we tried to make a safe environment for both Buyers and Creatives alike.

By helping Buyers reach countless creatives across the globe, we're changing the game for the little guy. Now small businesses, one-man shops and individuals anywhere can tap into a global pool of creatives for logo design, web design, company name, product name, packaging design, and many other graphic design, industrial design and writing projects. In fact, we're so convinced that global talent pool will give your project new ideas, different perspectives and a far better final product - we guarantee it.

And, by helping creatives reach a new, global market for their creativity, we hope to challenge the current thinking on where great ideas come from. The truth is that a great idea can come from anyone, anywhere - whether they're a janitor by day and a designer by night or a stay-at-home mom who doesn't have the time to run her own web studio. crowdSPRING makes geography and title irrelevant and, thereby, opens new markets for creativity all the world over.