How could iStockPhoto burn up the design market?

It’s interesting to note the moves by iStockPhoto to broaden its product offerings by selling ready-to-go logos. At a time when it’s dead easy to spot generic stock images on sites, is offering ready-made logos really a great proposition to designers and site builders alike?

If anything, iStockPhoto really should expand by connecting designers working on different price structures with site builders. iStockPhoto could become a design cupid.

iStockPhoto could let designers tag and categorise their work and then show them in a contextual view beside stock images. Say designers could show a portfolio and show samples at fixed prices, couldn’t iStockPhoto just get a cut of the transaction?

September 27th, 2009 at 11:42 pm • Filed in Geekery


2 Comments to “How could iStockPhoto burn up the design market?”

  1. Niall Harbison Says:

    Yeah have to say was wondering what the hell they were thinking when I saw this. GUess there are enough people looking to get logos on the cheap. Even 99 Designs where you pay about 150 for a logo ends up being shit. Not something that you should skimp on or get from “stock” IMO

  2. Donncha Says:

    All the micro stock photography sites survive on selling as much as they can at cheap prices. I doubt they want to get into the business of their photographers/designers actually talking to clients. Too much trouble!

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