I imagine this is probably a fairly controversial subject. I’d imagine the GDC (Graphic Designers of Canada) probably have pretty harsh criticisms regarding “design by contest” and other crowdsourcing strategies for design and communication, but I think it may very well be the future. At least for a lot of the smaller design work (ie non-corporate) out there in the world. So hopefully by the end of the month, or maybe sometime mid-October depending on how busy I get, I’m going to take the plunge and give it a try. If nothing else, I’ll be able to fill out my portfolio a bit with some wider ranging work. Having an expansive portfolio is a problem when you work for a one-trick-pony like I do.
Good thing I’ve never been a GDC member! 😛