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You'll set your own price, see work from dozens of talented designers and choose from an average of 110+ original custom designs. We promise world class customer support (we're an American Business Awards Winner for Best Product/Service) and an easy to use process. With our money back guarantee, crowdSPRING offers a proven, fast, and risk-free way to buy a custom business card design at an affordable price.

We've helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Here are a few examples.

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Madison Children's MuseumLogo design

Madison Children's Museum Logo|749 entries in 14 days|Madison Children's Museum (MCM) is an award-winning organization in Madison, Wisconsin that was opening a new facility. They wanted a new logo to build on and modernize their 30 year heritage so they turned to crowdSPRING to help. We delivered 749 options to choose from in 14 short days.|http://assets.crowdspring.com/images/howitworks/hiw2/projectdetails-museum.gif
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Chuck PalahniukPoster design

Chuck Palahniuk Poster|417 entries in 14 days|Worldwide publisher Doubleday and author Chuck Palahniuk - the infamous author of Fight Club - wanted a 1950's movie-style poster to catch the eye and arouse the implacable desire to run out and buy Palahniuk's newest book, TELL-ALL!. The crowdSPRING community delivered over 400 amazing designs in a matter of days.|http://assets.crowdspring.com/images/howitworks/hiw2/projectdetails-chuck.gif
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Carmen TownsendCD cover

Carmen Townsend CD Cover|170 entries in 8 days|Carmen Townsend needed artwork for her new album and she wanted something as unique as the songs themselves. No photographs or simple font treatments would do - she wanted something entirely custom and our designers flooded her with more than 170 entries in just over a week.|http://assets.crowdspring.com/images/landing/createspace/project-cd-carmen.gif
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Financial Consulting FirmWebsite design

Financial Consulting Firm|190 entries in 14 days|Mell Investment Group provides financial guidance and investment advice to high net worth individuals. The Group came to crowdSPRING looking for an elegant, refined and professional website design that would appeal to their target audience: conservative individuals 40 years and older, accustomed to upscale products and services.|http://assets.crowdspring.com/images/howitworks/hiw2/projectdetails-mell.jpg

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"I've been in advertising, marketing and PR for 30 years. I've seen lots of "ideas" come and go. I received many more viable options from crowdSPRING than I would have received from my old creative teams of 15 or so people – at a fraction of the cost. It's simple, painless and the results are super."
"I've been in advertising, marketing and PR for 30 years. I've seen lots of "ideas" come and go. I received many more viable options from crowdSPRING than I would have received from my old creative teams of 15 or so people – at a fraction of the cost. It's simple, painless and the results are super."
Boyd Blackwood
CEO, Blackwood
and Company, LLC
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"I've been in advertising, marketing and PR for 30 years. I've seen lots of "ideas" come and go. I received many more viable options from crowdSPRING than I would have received from my old creative teams of 15 or so people – at a fraction of the cost. It's simple, painless and the results are super."
"I've been in advertising, marketing and PR for 30 years. I've seen lots of ideas ..."
Boyd Blackwood
CEO, Blackwood
and Company, LLC
Mediafly

A $210 logo design project

90 entries in 12 days

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Please tell us a little about Mediafly.

Mediafly is a media distribution company that delivers rich media to a broad array of internet-enabled devices including, but not limited to, the Apple iPhone and iPad, Google Android and Blackberry smart phones, and set-top TV devices.

Why did you decide to use crowdSPRING?

Mediafly needed a logo to help brand the business. Although we had the capability inhouse to create a new logo, we decided to post our project on crowdSPRING. We're a small company. I have programmers that have design capability, but when one of my best developers is working on a graphic design project, their resources aren't being used somewhere else.

Was your crowdSPRING project successful?

Yes! During our 12 day project on crowdSPRING, Mediafly received 90 custom logo designs from 20 different designers around the world. We ultimately selected the logo that you see in the video.

How many other projects have you posted on crowdSPRING?

Over the past year, Mediafly has posted 9 other projects on crowdSPRING.

How has crowdSPRING improved your business?

I don't think we would be able to operate as a rapidly growing technology company without crowdSPRING.

"We would not be able to continue operating as a growing technology company without crowdSPRING."
Carson V. Conant
CEO, Mediafly
Networlding

A $400 print design project

73 entries in 11 days

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Please tell us a little about you and Networlding.

Networlding is a social media consulting, coaching, implementation and integration firm. Based on our best-selling book on the science of networks, Networlding has grown over the last eight years into a thought leader in the social media space. I've authored 11 books in the last 15 years - four of them have been best sellers.

Why did you decide to use crowdSPRING?

I was working with a co-author on a book for college undergrads and graduates to help them get "Smart Starts" in life by learning and leveraging the tools of LinkedIn. We were looking for a book cover that would appeal to our readers. We posted the project on crowdSPRING because the cost is certainly very reasonable and because I love the creative collaboration that results.

Was your crowdSPRING project successful?

There is no experience like crowdSPRING and I am now a huge fan. During our 11 day project on crowdSPRING, we received 73 cover designs from 10 different designers around the world. I've posted other projects on crowdSPRING and crowdSPRING has delivered every time.

"For everything that I do, I would go to crowdSPRING first. I think it's the best process out there."
Melissa Giovagnoli
Founder/CEO, Networlding
Graymills Corp.

A $600 logo design project

76 entries in 7 days

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Please tell us a little about Graymills.

Graymills is a 70 year old company. We manufacture numerous products for moving and conditioning liquids, including: pumps, inking systems, and related equipment for the printing industry, parts washers, and industrial pumps.

Why did you decide to use crowdSPRING?

We wanted some art work for our 70th anniversary and wanted a logo for each of our product lines. We wanted a logo inspired by old art deco posters and wanted to integrate our corporate colors into the designs.

Was your crowdSPRING project successful?

Absolutely. During our 7 day project on crowdSPRING, Graymills received 76 custom logo designs from 23 different designers around the world. In fact, we added a second award to the project because we wanted to buy one of the designs for our corporate logo.

How was your overall experience with crowdSPRING?

You get such a wide variety of designs. crowdSPRING was easy to use, the cost was very fair, and the people were wonderful. In fact, I'm on the board of various companies and I've suggested that they all use crowdSPRING for graphic design.

"You get such a wide variety of designs. The site was easy to use and the cost was very fair."
Craig Shields
President, Graymills Corp.
Bolster Security

$2800 (2 awards) logo and stationery design

489 entries in 15 days

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Please tell us a little about Bolster Security.

Bolster is a startup, providing home security systems and commercial security solutions. The company was formed in May 2010 through the acquisitions of SafeMart.com and Able Security, Inc., both with over 30 years of history in the security industry.

Why did you decide to use crowdSPRING?

We needed to create a brand for our new startup. I chose crowdSPRING because it was the easiest service to use for a non-technical person like myself. If you've used other online services - crowdSPRING is one of the easiest.

Was your crowdSPRING project successful?

Our project on crowdSSPRING was immensely successful. During our 15 day project on crowdSPRING, Bolster received 489 custom logo and stationery designs from 126 different designers around the world.

How was your overall experience with crowdSPRING?

crowdSPRING is the easiest service to use to get the best quantity and quality of designs from an outstanding creative community. I've now posted three projects on crowdSPRING and have had a lot of success in getting great ideas back in a timely manner. I would rate the overall experience as outstanding. Ten out of ten.

"Our experience with crowdSPRING was outstanding. Ten out of ten. Couldn't have been better."
R. Brad Morehead
President, Bolster Security
"I have been quite impressed with the whole process and your attention to detail. By comparison to the conventional single-hire-at-time-of-need-artist-process that we have gone thru in the past – crowdSPRING ROCKS!!!"
"I have been quite impressed with the whole process and your attention to detail ..."
David Bigelow
CEO, Simplified
Logic, Inc.
"We love your site and had a wonderful experience.  I have been telling everyone I know about crowdSPRING....I think it is such a brilliant concept and it works so well!"
"We love your site and had a wonderful experience.  I have been telling ..."
Muffie Meyer
Director, Middlemarch
Films, Inc.

What our customers say

  • "We would not be able to continue operating as a growing technology company without crowdSPRING."
  • "For everything that I do, I would go to crowdSPRING first. I just think it's the best process out there."
  • "You get such a wide variety of designs. The site was easy to use and the cost was very fair."
  • "Our experience with crowdSPRING was outstanding. Ten out of ten. Couldn't have been better."
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The world's best entrepreneurs and companies prefer crowdSPRING. Here's why: you'll have more choice, pay less and work with some of the most talented designers in the world. With our 100% money back guarantee, custom legal contracts and award-winning customer service, crowdSPRING offers a proven, fast, and risk-free way to buy custom design at affordable prices.

  • Typical project gets 110+ entries How many entries will I get?
    The typical project gets a whopping 110+ entries. How's that for choice?
  • Thousands of satisfied clients What do others say about crowdSPRING?
    crowdSPRING is the #1 marketplace in the world for crowdsourced graphic, web, industrial design and writing services. Over 32,500 entrepreneurs, small businesses, Brands and agencies worldwide have posted projects on crowdSPRING. 96% of our clients recommend crowdSPRING to others.
  • 127,000+ designers & writers How large is the crowdSPRING community?
    More than 127,000 designers and writers from nearly 200 countries work on crowdSPRING. It's no wonder that crowdSPRING is the most trusted marketplace in the world for crowdsourced creative services.
  • We guarantee your money back What's your guarantee?
    Your money back. We're proud to offer a money back guarantee. If you're not completely happy with your design or writing project, or if your naming project doesn't receive at least 100 entries, we'll refund your awards and our 15% project fee - your only cost is the listing fee and any options you choose. Promise.

    We offer this guarantee because we know you'll find an entry (typically multiple entries) that you'll be thrilled with. And we're so sure that we're willing to put our money where our mouth is.
  • Recommended by 96% of customers Are crowdSPRING customers happy with the service?
    In a recent customer satisfaction survey, 96% of crowdSPRING customers surveyed said that they would recommend crowdSPRING to their friends, family and colleagues. crowdSPRING is the most trusted crowdsourcing marketplace in the world for graphic design, web design, industrial design and writing services and we work hard every day to make sure that we continue to earn that trust.

Frequently asked questions

What is stationery?

Stationery includes business cards, letterhead and envelopes. It can also include additional items, such as thank you cards, invitations, etc.

Why should businesses use stationery?

Professionally designed stationery makes a business look credible. When you hand your business card or send a letter to a prospective customer, your customer begins to form an impression about your company. Cheap, common business cards and generic graphics leave your prospective customers wondering about your business. By comparison, professionally designed stationery, including a custom logo design, helps your prospective customers remember you and also helps them to know that you're a serious business that can be trusted.

What are the various sizes of business cards?

Business cards typically contain the name, company, and contact information (address, telephone number, email, fax, website). Business card size varies. For example, in Canada, the United State and the Netherlands, the typical size for business cards is 89 x 51 mm (3.5 x 2 inches). In Australia and New Zealand, the typical size for business cards is 90 x 55 mm (3.54 x 2.165 inches). And in Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Denmark and Spain, the typical size for a business card is 85 x 55 mm (3.346 x 2.165 inches). When business cards are designed, they are given “bleeds” if the color extends to the edge of the finished cut size. A bleed is an extension of the printed line or color beyond the line where the paper the card is printed on will be cut. This ensures that the paper will cut without white edges. Keep in mind that while previously, business cards were printed solely on paper, many more options are available today. Apart from paper, business cards can be made from plastic, specially frosted translucent plastic, crystal clear plastic, white or metallic plastic, metal, rubberized materials, magnets, and real wood. And while most business cards are rectangular in size, you can get yours with rounded corners, and in abstract shapes.

Are the colors used in stationery important?

If you are looking for color stationery, consider the messaging that color sends to your customers. Do the colors reinforce and strengthen the intended core message/personality/mood you're trying to communicate through the stationery, or do they distract or neutralize? For example, blue often communicates trust, loyalty and freshness. The color blue is common in banking or finance. Green represents life, nature and cleanliness. Also consider colors that work well with dark and white backgrounds.

Although gradients provide an aesthetically-pleasing effect on computers, consider possible future uses of the stationery. Will the stationery design provide ease of printing and reproduction in and on all types of media?

Think twice about including more than 4 colors in a stationery design - too many colors will increase the cost of production when printing and may make the stationery more difficult to reproduce. Although such costs have decreased considerably, this remains good advice.

Why use crowdSPRING for your Stationery Design?

crowdSPRING is the world's best creative department - some of the best stationery designers in the world work on crowdSPRING. crowdSPRING can help you leverage an international community of designers and eliminate your worries about the cost of stationery design. On crowdSPRING, thousands of designers from over 200 countries around the world compete for your business. You will get choice for your stationery design that you will not get anywhere else. In fact, we guarantee your money back. Our unique model and design process addresses and solves many of the problems typically found when buying stationery design services. Unlike traditional marketplaces where you might look at three or four stationery designers or firms, on crowdSPRING, stationery designers from around the world, using a crowdsourced design model, post actual designs. You don’t need to obtain quotes in advance of the work because you set your own price. And when your project ends, you choose the one you like the best. It’s that simple! So, can our designers help you to design a great custom stationery design today?

Should a logo used in a stationery design be simple?

Yes. Simplicity is vital. A complex logo design will be difficult to print and reproduce and may not fully engage your audience. Take a moment and think about brands that are successful and/or famous. Most likely, you've thought of companies like Nike, Apple, Volkswagen, Target, McDonald's, etc. What do they all have in common? They all have logo designs that are simple and easily recognized when printed by themselves, and when printed in solid black and white.

Is it important that stationery have a similar look and feel?

Yes. Invoices, receipts, compliments slips, business cards, envelopes, and other pieces of stationery provide an opportunity to promote your logo, company name, tagline and your contact information. Whenever you send printed materials for any reason, the look and feel of the basic components should be similar. Similarity provide a uniformity of message and image to all who see them. In this way, you create and strengthen your brand identity.

Should stationery complement the look of a website and other electronic materials?

Yes. As we discussed above, uniformity of message is very important in stationery design, and you should strive for a similar uniformity when it comes to the design of your website or email newsletter, or your blog.