Crowdspring (written "crowdSPRING") is an online marketplace for crowdsourced creative services. Entrepreneurs, small businesses, startups, big Brands and agencies who need a custom logo design, website design, other graphic design, industrial design or copywriting post what they need, when they need it and how much they'll pay. Once posted, creatives from around the world (over 100,000 from 200 countries) submit actual work. Buyers choose from among actual work (currently an average of more than 110 entries per project), not bids and proposals. Crowdspring was co-founded in May 2007 by Ross Kimbarovsky and Michael Samson. Crowdspring launched its online marketplace publicly in May 2008. Crowdspring is based in Chicago. More than 100,000 graphic designers and writers from 200 countries work on Crowdspring. Unlike traditional marketplaces, where buyers select from among bids and proposals, Crowdspring uses an innovative business model - buyers select from among actual designs to the buyers specification, submitted by multiple designers. Buyers average more than 110 designs per project.