Burlington recently held a contest to redesign the city flag: Burlington City Arts: Seeking a design for a New Burlington Flag.
We have always advocated for design professionalism and the principle of payment for service, based on a designer’s experience and demonstrated capabilities. We also want raise awareness of and promote dialogue around these types of contests and crowdsourcing, particularly as it affects professional design and how we demonstrate value. We have heard much discussion on social media around this project and want to assure our members and creative community that we will continue to advocate publicly and in conversations. We encourage to creative community to continue to bring these types of concerns to the table.
Here are some AIGA opinions and write-ups on the subject:
Does Crowd-Sourcing Designs + Opinions Undermine Designers?
What’s the harm in crowdsourcing?
How does AIGA advocate for the collective interests of designers?
Let’s keep talking….