When we realized we needed a new logo, we thought it would be fun to ask the Data Without Borders community for some design help. "Hey, you know what would be fun?", we thought. "What if we made it a contest? We could even give a prize!" Perfect. Instead of just begging people to help a fledgling non-profit for free, we'd be encouraging them to take part in something fun and, heck, they'd even get a prize for it. Great idea, right?
As many people have since educated us (some much more politely than others), this is exactly the kind of thing the design community hates. We could go into details, but most of what you need to know can be found on the AntiSpec site. While we never considered ourselves to be horrible corporate entities sucking designers dry with exploitative contests, we appreciate designers' time, effort, and integrity, and would never want to disrespect that.
So with that, we are pleased to announce the Data Without Borders Call For Design Heroes. There's no contest, no spec work, just a call for someone with passion and design skills who would want to help a non-profit with their new logo. We're more than happy to sing your praises and fill out your resume as best we can and heck, we've still got that $100 Amazon gift card.