Seriously?... 99Designs was awarded People's Choice Award for mass crowd sourcing??!.... FUCK YOU. For those who don't know what 99Design is, this is how they operate.
1. Say for example that you are a client who is looking for a logo design.
2. You pitch what you are looking for and a budget onto that website.
3. Massive number of desperate and ignorant graphic designers 'compete' to submit MASSIVE amounts of designs, and the winner gets paid mayyybe the cost of groceries for a week.
This is essentially Craig's List... but endorsed on a professional level.
Hey you want a good design? If you see one that you like, YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO PAY FOR IT!!! Just hire another schmuck and copy that 'winner's' design and you'll have a FREE logo!!!! INSTANT PROFITTTTTT
If you don't believe me, go on their website and read their client testimonials ===> [link]
"When you hire one designer you're stuck with their aesthetic and their concept. With 99designs, you get ideas from many different people."
"We have a designer, but he can't do everything himself. [With 99designs] we got ten times the results for a fraction of the cost."
"[If I hired a single designer] I would have no guarantee that the actual outcome would have been anywhere near the same."
REALLY?!??!?!? Tell me you also keep starved Mexican and Chinese kids in your basements doing all your projects for your big clients!!!
Seriously.... how does a website like LinkedIn or New York City give you a Webby Award for your scumbaggery... Go kill yourself 99Devil's Dick.