Results from Jacob Cass’s $5000+ Graphic Design Group Writing Project

$5000+ prize giveaway graphic design group writing project Jacob Cass’s $5000+ Graphic Design Group Writing Project may stand for some time as the most valuable group writing contest in 2008. The project has just ended with 24 entries and 18 winners (!).


  1. Vector vs Bitmap Graphics – Submitted by Cecile
  2. 5 Great Social Networks for you – Submitted by Mirko
  3. The Basic Elements of Graphic Design – Submitted by PJ
  4. 9 Best Practices for Email Design – Submitted by Verne Ho
  5. Free Scalabe RSS Icons for your blog – Submitted by Jillian
  6. Beautiful Resume Ideas that Work – Submitted by Jacob Share
  7. The Ultimate Guide To Designing In Black – Submitted by Chris
  8. How to Create Vector Wings (Tutorial) – Submitted by John Breo
  9. Using CSS Themes without Coding Knowledgee – Submitted by Erica
  10. Design Process of making a WordPress Theme – Submitted by Andrew
  11. Behind The Scenes of Exquisite Web Typography – Submitted by Vivien
  12. All About Paul Rand – Submitted by David Airey (Logo Design Love Blog)
  13. How Far Will Your Blog Graphic Design Bring You? – Submitted by Dexter
  14. The Basics of (X)HTML Tags (Video Tutorial) – Submitted by Learning Nerd
  15. Color Branding: Geographic and Niche Targeting – Submitted by Ann Smarty
  16. Creative Design by committee is OK, but who wants OK? – Submitted by Jason
  17. 4 Must Have Firefox Extensions for Website Designers – Submitted by Firewalker
  18. Are You Neglecting Good Looks in Favor of Great Content? – Submitted by James
  19. Real Life Examples of Why Content Reigns and Design Boosts – Submitted by Meryl
  20. How To Use Photoshop to make notepad sketches (tutorial) – Submitted by Verne Ho
  21. 8 Things That Intimidate Me About Graphic Design – Submitted by Ronald on Viviens Blog
  22. Maybe Some Clients Are Just Not Ready for a Sophisticated Website – Submitted by Anthony
  23. 3 Devastating Mistakes that every designer makes and how to avoid them – Submitted by Lauren
  24. Design Forums and Social Design Niche Social Media sites you have always wanted – Submitted by Audee
  25. Late Entry (Not in draw) – The Lucky 7 Graphic Design Stretches – Submitted by Yonatan

Prize Winners

  1. Electric Guitar and all accessories
    PJ from Premium WordPress Themes
  2. Stock Package ($500 worth of Vectors and 80 Photoshop Brushes, 55 iStock credits)
    Anthony from Positive Space Blog
  3. ReDesign Package (Design Consultation, Logo, Header design, Advertising)
    James from MenWithPens
  4. ReDesign Package #2 (Logo Design, Consultation, Critique, Advertising)
    Meryl from
  5. One Hour Blog Consultation from DailyBlogTips
    Winner: Cecile Pryor from BlogZenith
  6. Blog Header Design from Graphic Identity
    Winner: Dexter from
  7. Blog Review from Bloggeries
    Nur Ahmad Furlong from Nomad One
  8. Two Months advertising on JCD
    John Breo from Chemist2dio
  9. Sandisk USB Multi Memory Card Reader for Mobiles
    Liz from Learning Nerd
  10. Save 39% off any magazine subscription from
    Jillian from Minty Ferret
  11. Ultimate WebMaster Pack
    Andrew from WP Fun
  12. 260×120px banner for 1 month on Freelance Folder.
    Vijay from Contest Radar
  13. 160×240 advertising spot on the MintyFerret.
    Erica DeWolf from Erica DeWolf
  14. One Year Flickr Pro account
    David Airey from David Airey
  15. Blog Critque and Review
    Ann Smarty from SEO Smarty
  16. Three gold subscriptions good for one year at
    Audee from Graphic Identity
  17. 30 minute Skype type chat discussion on industrial design or product design
    Chris Spooner from SpoonGraphics
  18. Three months text link advertising on Chemist2dio Labs
    Jason from JasonSlater

Congratulations to all of you! Props to everyone involved. I’m sure many people appreciate the major effort that Jacob Cass poured into this project, kudos to him.

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