Concept Cupboard http://www.conceptcupboard.com/
An online marketplace that allows businesses to buy creative services from UK students and graduates
While there are a few players offering design and creative services through crowdsourcing online, Concept Cupboard is a little bit different. Founder Chris Dodson has opted to only use the best young creative talent from the UK. This means no language barriers and the opportunity to hire that creative at the end of the project. All of the ideas submitted must be bespoke - not just iterations of the same design (the norm on larger crowdsourcing sites). Finally, businesses get the opportunity to see the draft ideas/designs before they part with any money. This also means that any creative submitting work is guaranteed to receive feedback and can build up a portfolio in the pitching process. The site currently generates 110,000 page views every month after just six months trading and performance to date has smashed projections, pulling in more than double the forecasted turnover.
- Bespoke, UK-centric take on the crowdsourced design concept
- Fast-growing pool of creatives and clients
- Platform for new designers to become more entrepreneurial