For blur, design is about crowdsourcingNing Network Spotlight
blur Designs is a graphic design firm that relies on crowd sourcing to get the job done. The designers that blur Designs works with hang out on the blur Designs Ning Network. Designers are posting their work in the Designs section. Those who are already working on projects can look to this section of blur Designs to scope out what types of designers looking for new projects.
Member Monty Ortiz outlines his on ideas on why companies should look to freelancers, like the members of blur Designs, the next time they have a design project. He writes, “The truth is, freelancers generally will cost a little more per hour on average but the benefit is overwhelming. In return you have the opportunity to select a designer with the style, technique, professionalism and reputation you need and want. You don’t have to settle for “whatever is available” because there are many, many available.” Commenters replied with their own experiences working as a freelancer, and the challenges in working — and re-working — past projects.