Working on some new projects under the "Work Yourself Up!" name and decided to get a logo. Instead of going to my normal design team, who've designed everything from company logos, to web sites, to the books you see linked to the right, I decided to hit the contest page at SitePoint.com and look for new talent.
How it works:
1. Post something on the forum with what you want and how much it's worth to you. This will run you about $40.
2. Designers come to you with their ideas.
3. You pick one.
This is great, because you get to see concepts before paying for them. I love working with my regular team, and have done about 11 books with them, three sites, a couple of logos, stationery, and tons of other stuff, but as talented as they are, I wanted to see what a bunch of different designers could come up with on this one.
Have had a good experience so far. Will keep you posted on what I do...