I tried to use this site in my spare time. As a professional I have been working as a freelancer for agencies for many years. These sites allow some designers to win some money and allow non-designers to copy famous brands and works by other professional designers, customers unaware of the fact will buy known designs or copy of the copy of designs designed by professionals, so you can imagine the quality copies.
I have seen very high $ 400/ $ 600 pay to choose designs made by non-professionals.
To be a Designer you must study, as Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Picasso and all the internationally renowned artists have studied. Even for Graphic Design you have to do it.
It is important to have a thorough knowledge of the subject and not just knowing how to use graphics programs to be able to run a logo, or to be able to copy. Above all, knowing how to copy always requires knowledge of what you are doing. Art restorers professionally reproduce the originals because they know how to paint and have studied to do this.
I'm sorry to have to tell the truth, but many customers are ignorant of this, and they think that Art like Design can do it all, as in all and I repeat all these websites, nobody else excluded, over 50, 000 are registered among Indonesians, Arabs, Indians, Filipinos, who have not studied Design, all their works between Logos and Graphics are copied and performed without knowledge.
If you have a company and want to entrust your Brand/ Logo or your Corporate Identity, I would think about it for a long time before entrusting yourself to this type of"Designer" as they call themselves.
Unfortunately, the best"ublic" and non-paid Universities for Design are all in Europe, in Asia too, but they are not on the same level. Mozart, Beethoven studied to become great musicians, and it works like this on everything. "lent" is not enough, knowledge is needed. But talent is made up of knowledge and study.
Would you entrust your Brand to someone who is having fun with Adobe Illustrator after working in the fruit shop?
On these websites, customers who enter a $ 500 payout will exponentially increase the number of designers presented up to 2 or 3, 000 uploaded designs, unlike if the prize and $ 200 will have only a hundred proposals, and this is crazy, because really ignorant customers will think that the more they pay the more they will have a quality product, "b" it doesn't work like this" on these sites. Simply pay more to buy a Logo and more incompetent designers will participate to win the prize and not to make a good project.
It is also possible that a professional designer like me could upload a logo, but what customers of knowledge do you have to be able to decide that it is well designed?
And as if you go to the mechanic to repair the car and the architect to have your dream house designed, do you have the same knowledge of the professional who has to do the job for you? No. You are entrusting your work without knowing. Don't be fooled, many accounts of these sites that have won over 30 or 100 contests are not professionals, but they are there to earn money without your knowledge.
Respect for people who have spent years of study
and works really and physically for agencies like Graphic Design, and respect for unwary customers.