Posted 31 December 2003 - 09:47 PM
Sound like DesignOupost.com to you? When I found Designcontest.net I thought it was an open, freestyle forum, but looks like it's going to follow the tried and true marketing system of other sites.
I liked competing with and helping new graphic artists, but it seems like that is going to be limited in the future.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 10:16 PM
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:09 PM
Designers want guaranteed contests for decent $$$
Clients want quality designs to choose from. They also have complained about some designs, and point to those as a major reason for not offering more money, depositing prize funds or not starting a contest in the first place.
Low Quality Designs = Less Clients
Not all/many potential clients will go through hundreds of posts. They will scan a few pages and make a decision. I don't want them to base their decision off bad designs. And usually bad designs stick out more then good designs (in the clients mind)
Here is the proof: Logo Contests started out with about $100 prizes... now recently there were $50-$75 and even two $20 ones.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:20 PM
And when a contest holder states a price and starts a contest, why give him flack and try to find something to disenchant entering designers.
You want to be part of DesignOutpost, go there. It's hard to break into, but I thought this site was open to new talent. Guess not.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:39 PM
Your work, in my opinion, is good enough to become one of the designers who gets to participate in the guaranteed contests. I think what they are trying to do is weed out the VERY bad designers, the ones who you can tell have no idea whatsoever what they are doing (and when I say that I mean they have no idea what a vector image is) and that use only tacky photoshop filters on everything.
And just so nobody feels offended by my comment, I am not pointing fingers at anyone or even saying anyone in these forums are like that, but I do know those people are out there, and could very well scare away a client if they happened to post a design.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:42 PM
If this site is only for people like Basicconcept, Creativemeasures, Lucidic, DDD and Onvyx. They should have made that clear from the beginning.
Beginning designers have to start somewhere. And sometimes their ideas are fresh.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:49 PM
During what "couple of contests" were prices raised due to high quality? I only pretty much follow the logo contests so maybe I missed something... but only the furniture logo raised their price after me and res asked them to. Motorcycle logo raised it by $10 because I think he realized his logo would take more time/talent from designers.
This site is open to new talent, it's not like we don't want talented designers to be a part of this. All you have to do is submit a portfolio with 10 designs; I don't think that's too much to ask for from a talented designer.
I am getting pretty tired of your negative propaganda. As I asked you before. and I am asking again.... suggest good ideas instead of complaining all the time.
All the changes that we are doing were suggested to us.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:51 PM
And they weeded through or ignored the worst. That's what made this site unique in the beginning.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 12:05 AM
and I leave you with this: (maybe if you read it often enough you will do it)
suggest good ideas instead of complaining all the time
Posted 01 January 2004 - 12:10 AM
Posted 01 January 2004 - 12:15 AM
Posted 01 January 2004 - 12:20 AM
And that's before designers were screened for whatever capabilites you plan on screening them. Maybe you should give us a check list of things we should include. Or maybe it's who we know. Maybe you should provide an outline for new designers.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 06:32 PM
Well since no one else crares enough to voice their opinion I am not going to go back and forth with you about this.
Posted 02 January 2004 - 01:26 AM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 01:58 AM
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