I keep reading about "Crowdsourcing" in the context of Graphic Design. I know what crowdsourcing is, but what has it got to do with Graphic Design in particular? Also there's lots about contests. It looks like a free-for-all on some of the sites like Designhill.
Crowdsourcing -- Everyone design it for free.... I'll pick one a I like and maybe pay a fraction of what it's worth.
So yeah.. contests. Designers are asked to work on the speculation of possible payment.
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