Frequently asked questions
crowdspring is the world’s leading crowdsourcing marketplaces for custom logo design, web design, graphic design, industrial design and writing services. Entrepreneurs and small businesses simply post what they need, when they need it and how much they want to pay. Once posted, tens of thousands of creatives from 200 countries around the world submit an average of 110 concepts for the client to choose from until they find “the one.” It's easy to get started: just post your project, watch as creatives from around the world submit ideas, and choose the one you like. You name your own price, you define the requirements, you set the schedule!
We offer many different categories in which you can post your logo, graphic, web, industrial design and naming projects. Check out 99 examples of the many types of design projects you can post.
You can see all of our project categories at the following page.
Protecting the intellectual property of both clients and creatives is very important to us. In fact, since our launch in 2008, crowdspring has been the market leader when it comes to the protection of intellectual property. It helps that our founder was an experienced and successful intellectual property attorney. We have both written policies and internal practices designed to protect intellectual property.
First, crowdspring's Copyright Policy makes it easy for copyright owners to report alleged violations of their intellectual property rights.
Second, crowdspring's User Agreement prohibits, among other things, people from selling, reproducing, modifying, displaying, preparing derivative works from, reposting, or using the content found on crowdspring.com without the express written permission from the owner of the work.
We have also has adopted Standards of Conduct for Creatives and Standards of Conduct for Clients. Each of these policies touches on the importance of intellectual property in our community.
We also make it easy for anyone to submit potential IP violations for review by a trained crowdspring panel. The panel reviews and responds to these submissions in writing, promptly.
crowdspring is one of the world's largest and leading communities of graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, namers and product designers. Over 220,000 talented creatives from nearly 200 countries work on crowdspring.
Our community has grown fast because we are the most trusted crowdsourcing marketplace on the planet. Here are a few reasons why:
We understand the value of your intellectual property and we work hard to protect it with industry leading intellectual property policies, standards of conduct, practices, and legal agreements.
We leveled the playing field for designers and writers to compete regardless of their education or work experience. If you are talented, you can do really well on crowdspring.
We regularly pay out millions of dollars in awards to designers and writers around the world. Designers and namers receive 100% of the awards posted by clients. Our fees are paid separately by clients. And we never hide how much you’ll receive or how much a client will pay for their project.
Unlike other marketplaces who focus their customer support efforts on clients only, crowdspring’s award-winning customer support team is always ready to help everyone. It’s one reason why so many designers and writers prefer to work on crowdspring. We’ve got your back.
We like to have fun at crowdspring, but we take our business very seriously. Although the vast majority of the businesses we work with are smaller, we regularly work with the world’s best Brands, including Amazon, LG, Random House, Starbucks, Barilla, Phillips and many more. We also regularly work with many of the world's best agencies - and tens thousands of entrepreneurs and startups from over 100 different countries.
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You can be paid via Paypal or Payoneer. There is never a charge to creatives for payments made to your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, we recommend that you register an account right now.
Once you have been awarded, you will work with your client to complete the project wrap-up. This should be completed within 30 days. You can find a complete guide to Wrap-up here.
After the client approves your final files (or the name in a naming project), your payment will become available for payout whenever you are ready.
We make payments every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In order to be included in the next payout, you must schedule your payment prior to midnight (CST) of the day before a payment day. (ie. Schedule your payment prior to midnight Thursday for a Friday payout). Payments can take a day or two to get to your account - we don’t control that once we ask PayPal or Payoneer to pay you.
Please be aware that if this is your first win, or if you are a newly registered creative, your payment will be held for 30 days. After the 30 days have passed, you can schedule your payment as usual.