So the way this site works, you can offer as much as you want for a winning design, but the starting price was $149, which is pretty cheap for a graphic artist to create a custom design. The process was pretty straightforward:
- Create some specifics about the desired design
- Let them know what you don't want to see
- Share any logo's that you might want incorporated
- Setup the length of time the contest will run.
- Start the contest and enjoy
I like the length of the contest because they do it in a few stages. First, you have the open period which is several days, depending on your selection. Once you get a flood of designs you can converse with the designers to request changes, rates designs and even create a poll so you can get others input. When you are ready, you can pick finalists from the group and then you repeat the process of communication until you have the winner. Once you select the winner they upload the files and transfer all ownership of the design to you and they get the money.
In the end, the design selected wasn't what I originally was thinking yet it fits great with the conference. Below you can see the final graphic. This design will decorate the back of every DEVLINK 2012 conference shirt and water bottles. So if you are looking for some graphics work and don't have a huge budget, the 99designs.com website might be worth your time.
|DEVLINK 2012 Conference Graphic|