If you’re up on the news in the indie craft world, you’ve probably heard about the “Spoonflower Scandal” in which a member of the site uploaded a fabric design to her account that was actually drawn by Yasmine Surovec of A Print A Day. This design won their “Fabric of the Week” contest and was put up on the Spoonflower Etsy page before a Print A Day fan brought it to Yasmine’s attention and it was taken down.
In my opinion, everyone in this situation acted less-than-graciously, except for Yasmine … Read more »
Two weeks ago I did some contract production work at a kids’ toy/book company. While having lunch in the company kitchen, several employees got into a rollicking discussion about their various techniques for ripping off ideas from trade show exhibitors. Having just exhibited at my first trade show, this naturally made me very nervous and kind of angry, so I vented to friend about it.
I said, “I knew big companies had no qualms about ripping off small designers, but I didn’t know that it was the sole source of their creative development!”
“So what?” My friend said.
“So that sucks! I don’t … Read more »