1stWebDesigner launches a spec competition
1stWebDesigner has close to 50,000 followers (Twitter/RSS). That’s a hell of an influence in the web design community. Tens of thousands of young aspiring minds looking for direction and guidance.
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You can’t champion the design community one minute and then use it for hundreds, potentially thousands of free design hours the next.
I contacted Dainis Graveris yesterday, the founder of 1stWebDesigner, to give him the opportunity to pull the competition in order to avoid a public AntiSpec campaign. Dainis explained that he is against spec work for web design but suggested that it’s ok for logo design because there isn’t as much time involved. Oh dear. Identity designers will be shouting at their screen at this point.
This is spec work. You are asking the ‘crowd’ to offer you hundreds of free ideas so that your business can profit from a superior identity.
Dainis signed off his email with the following:
“I really would love to publicly discuss it with people, since it appears to raise big discussions.”
I’m opening up the AntiSpec platform to enable the community to raise their concerns and convince 1stWebDesigner to do the right thing.
What can YOU do? Make some noise but please keep it clean. We have right on our side.Tweet
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