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Barin Cristian Doru

Crowdsourced design contests: friend or foe? One designer argues the case.

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In the course of my five years as a freelance graphic designer, I’ve heard countless designers weigh in on the value of crowdsourced design contests. They’re almost always frustrated naysayers or fervent fans. But the way I see it, the merit of graphic design contests isn’t a black and white issue. I realise they’re not for everyone, but I know they’re essential to legions of designers like me.

About the author

Barin Cristian Doru aka 'thislooksgreat' is an experienced web designer and proud member of the 99designs community: http://99designs.com/people/thislooksgreat

Besides creating awesome website designs, he is also an entrepreneur, an Android App Developer and a content creator. His work ranges from freebie PSD files to small tips & tricks in Photoshop, all the way to a premium 16 hour long course on how to succeed on 99designs.