Crowdsourcing: an Exchange

The Internet has brought many benefits for designers (enhanced communications with clients, easy transfer of files, access to vast image libraries and type retailers, etc) but it has also brought some challenges. One of these is the phenomenon of Crowdsourcing. Certain websites offer clients the chance to post a brief, and receive many potential designs before paying a pittance for the selected artwork. Needless to say, the vast majority of crowdsourced designs are deriviative, poorly thought out and represent the lowest common denominator of graphic design. The exchange here goes right to the heart of this vexed issue and does a great job of explaining why using a real designer is always a better option.