The 3 Best Logo Creator Sites to Crowdsource Your Logo in 3 Days

As William Shakespeare once asked*, what’s in a logo? It might seem like superfluous nonsense to the less visually-inclined amongst us, but a logo can really mean a lot. Where would Nike be without the swoosh? McDonald’s without the golden arches? The United States without the stars and stripes?

As it turns out, there’s quite a bit a logo has to offer a business – not the least of all, making you feel like you finally have a legitimate business up and running in the first place. A great logo can impact your web presence, your confidence when handing out business cards, your company’s memorability – heck, it accomplishes a lot. That’s why you need to get it right.

Enter the concept of crowd sourcing – turning to a crowd of designers to compete for the rights to sell you a logo rather than a single Photoshopping individual. The concept is pretty simple: you post up your logo needs and freelance designers from across the globe send you their concepts. You choose the winning design, pay them, and you each go on your merry way.

But choosing a logo – or any type of graphic design project, for that matter – isn’t the only decision you’ll have to make. You’ll also have to choose your crowd sourcing site, and this might be more difficult than it sounds. Luckily, Clickfire is here to present you with three “you can’t go wrong with…” choices that, well, you can’t go wrong with. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. 99 Designs99 Designs Logo

Click over to 99 Designs (see my review) yourself and you’ll see exactly why crowd sourcing is a concept that works. Although the real average of design “entries” you’ll find by posting a project at 99 Designs is 86, the point remains the same: you give these designers something to work with and you won’t be hard-pressed for a plethora of logo and web design options.

Paying out about half a million dollars in projects per month, 99 Designs is one of the most popular sites to accomplish the feat of crowd sourcing, which instantly makes it attractive to anyone who’s after the previously-mentioned plethora. And although Shakespeare asked** “what’s in a logo,” the truth is you can post any type of design project at a site like this. The options are plentiful and affordable – and that’s all you can ask for.

2. CrowdspringcrowdSPRING Logo

What differentiates Crowdspring (see my review) from 99 Designs? Very little, actually, but that’s the point: it’s another solid option for your graphic design project.

A simple browsing over at their site will show you the same types of options you have available: post up projects for logos, web designs, banners, whatever. The end result is always the same: give out a healthy enough “reward” prize and you’ll be swimming in designs faster than you can say “”

3. DesignCrowdDesignCrowd Logo

I know what you’re thinking: I just took the two previous crowd sourcing sites and mashed their name together to construct a fictitious crowd sourcer and round out my promise of “three.” Luckily for you, that’s not the case, as DesignCrowd (see my review) is a legitimate site promising 50+ designs to choose from with every project you post.

The prices are reasonable – you’ll find lots of project budget minimums at about $200, as low as you’ll find anywhere – and you can fetch anything from T-shirt designs to stationary jubilation. Overall, it’s not a bad choice; but then again none of these crowd source sites are.

*No, he didn’t.

**Still didn’t.

Dan Kenitz

Dan Kenitz is a former professional Search Engine Optimization specialist and current freelance writer, commentator, and all-around entrepreneur.



    All good options, all in all it’s the system of supply and demand that I really believe in. Giving clients/users the freedom to get exactly what they want and designers the option as well.

  2. Hi, I have gone through your post and I really excited to post my comment on this, well besides from 99 design and, there are some other sites offering platforms for the design professionals. Such as, and design hill, these sites are good to create your own portfolio and freelancers can participate in open contest. Here you can get a chance to directly chat with the client so that you can get feedbacks on your designs. Also, they launch hidden contest so that there is no need to worry about your design being copied.

  3. Thanks for nice suggestion! It seems that design contests are a crap shoot for all involved. DesignCrowd is my least liked crowdsourcing site. It needs a much greater level of transparency. It helps designers to know the actual product or company they’re designing for.

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