The achievement is a testament to the rapidly growing creative community of more than 65,000 designers, illustrators, writers and photographers representing more than 175 countries found on crowdSPRING.com. Buyers post their creative project and name their own price. Creatives submit their ideas and buyers choose the one they like best. On average, projects receive more than 116 entries from what is clearly the World's Best Creative Department.
"CrowdSPRING is a company that's growing, and our brand image continues to strengthen. Everyone in our community is proud of the quality of the creative developed for our buyers and the tremendous contributions our designers make globally," said Ross Kimbarovsky, co-founder of crowdSPRING.
In February 2010, crowdSPRING launched its new writing service, which included everything from company and product names to website content and newsletter articles. The new offering expanded crowdSPRING's design services, which already included logos, product packaging, product design, graphic design and websites.
Michael Samson, co-founder of crowdSPRING stated, "It has been an exciting year at crowdSPRING. We have had more than 12,000 projects posted since we launched our online marketplace publically in May 2008, and over the next few months, we will announce the addition of several new site features and services."
Some other crowdSPRING achievements along the way to its millionth milestone include:
-Launched the crowdSPRING website with a completely white design and asked the non-existent crowdSPRING community to design the site
-Among all of the creative crowdsourcing sites, big brands such as LG, ConAgra, Livestrong, Tivo and even Judas Priest and Pet Shop Boys utilize our creative network for projects. Even the United States House of Representatives, the Los Angeles Lakers Josh Powell and self-help author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins have used crowdSPRING
-Winning multiple prestigious industry awards, including a Stevie Award for New Product or Service of the Year in the 2009 American Business Awards, and Wired (magazine) Small Biz of 2008. crowdSPRING was one of five companies in the world nominated for a 2009 Webby Awards for Community as well as received nominations for best e-commerce site in the 2010 Stevie Awards, among many others.
-Hosted a panel at South by Southwest (SXSW) with David Carson, world-renowned author and the man known to have changed the face of graphic design, and Jeff Howe, the inventor of the word crowdsourcing and contributing editor at Wired.
"We are grateful to all of our creatives, buyers and partners who have chosen crowdSPRING as their creative agency. Whether you are a mass brand, small business or a freelance designer, you have helped us to make crowdSPRING the industry standard for creative services," said Samson and Kimbarovsky.
For more information about crowdSPRING, visit www.crowdspring.com. To learn more about the world of design, digital creativity and business strategy, follow crowdSPRING's blog at http://blog.crowdspring.com/. CrowdSPRING is also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/crowdSPRING. Join the crowdSPRING community on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/crowdspring.
crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for creative services ranging from graphic, web and industrial design to copywriting services. For buyers, crowdSPRING is a place to post a creative project, watch the world contribute ideas and choose the best at an affordable price. For creatives, crowdSPRING is a global stage for creativity where title and experience don't matter. crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit www.crowdspring.com.