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Your global team of 100,000+ graphic design experts

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 illustration 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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Money Back Guarantee

 

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

Why is illustration important?

Businesses of all sizes, from one person start-ups to small and mid-size businesses to international conglomerates, will benefit from using good illustrations online and offline. Freelance illustrators can help a company to more effectively market its products or services to customers by providing graphical elements that reinforce the text on a webpage or the text on paper, such as in a magazine or newspaper, or in a marketing brochure. Studies show that regardless of whether the marketing materials are in print or online, people generally react better when words are accompanied by graphics and illustrations. Good illustrators can also help individuals and businesses to build their brands offline and online, including on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Classmates, Bebo, hi5, LinkedIn, and others. Some of the best social media sites are illustrated by experienced freelance illustrators. When looking for freelance illustrators, price is one of the most important considerations. And although many graphics designers might consider themselves illustrators, keep in mind that not every graphic designer is an effective illustrator. Illustration requires special skills – and very different skills than, for example, logo design or web design.

Why can illustration cost so much?

Individuals, small and midsize businesses, and even large companies must understand the cost to hire illustrators. The cost of freelance illustration services varies widely among firms, designers, and also varies significantly by geography. Freelance illustrator firms will have different rates and prices depending on what type of project they are bidding on. For example, it’s not unusual to find small freelance illustration firms charge thousands or tens of thousands of dollars for an illustration. The rates from large firms and agencies could be even higher. A freelance illustrator is more likely to charge less for the same freelance illustration. This is largely because freelance illustrators typically don’t need to pay for overhead to maintain their businesses and are able to pass those savings directly to their clients. However, this too varies widely. Keep in mind too that freelance illustrators will often set rates and offer pricing based on their level of expertise. A more experienced freelance illustrator will often charge much more for the same freelance illustration than less experienced illustrators. Finally, don’t forget that prices for freelance illustration vary widely based on geography. Freelance illustration projects from freelance illustrators and firms based in the United States and Europe, for example, may cost more for the same projects than the same project bid by freelance illustrators and firms located in countries who can afford to charge lower rates.

How should quotes for illustration be compared?

When comparing quotes and prices from multiple freelance illustrators for the same job or project, it’s important that you understand whether the illustrators are proposing to charge you hourly rates or flat fees for the job. Some quotes reflect hourly rates for illustration. These quotes might seem low, but could turn out to be higher overall than other quotes that propose a flat rate for same work. Whether you are evaluating a single quote or multiple quotes, make sure that you understand how you are being charged for the work, because even the most carefully planned and priced freelance illustration project can quickly go over budget and your price may increase significantly. Sometimes, a freelance illustration that is expected to take 30 hours might take twice as long, and if you are paying by the hour, you might find that your cost is significantly more than you anticipated.

Why should you post your illustration project on crowdSPRING?

Some of the best freelance illustrators in the world work on crowdSPRING. We have a great community - tens of thousands of designers and illustrators - that can help your with your illustration projects. So, if you are looking for freelance illustrators, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve had buyers from 70+ different countries post projects ranging from illustration to logo design to web design, print design to product design, packaging design, and many more types of projects. crowdSPRING can help you easily find the right illustrator and eliminate the need to worry about price or what you’ll see when the work is completed. Unlike traditional marketplaces where you might have multiple illustrators submit quotes for the same project, on crowdSPRING, you set your own price and illustrators from around the world post actual illustrations. You pick from among actual illustrations, not from among bids and proposals. And by looking at the actual illustrations before you pick your favorite, you get to buy exactly what you want, rather than taking the risk that someone who submitted a quote lower than other illustrators will ultimately deliver a great illustrations for you. On crowdSPRING, when your project ends, you choose the illustrations you like the best. It’s that simple! So, if you have an illustration project, won’t you give our community of illustrators a chance to help you today?