I believe everything thing I read in The Minneapolis Egotist – especially when I’m their trusted source for today’s story on Cropped. We’re indeed hosting the Twin Cities debut of this deadline-driven competition pitting designer against designer. We met Cropped creators (DSGNX) at TEDx Fargo and have since plotted to lure their friendly competition to The Nerdery, and now the design field is set for Thursday, Jan. 30, 5:30-8PM. Please RSVP to join Cropped festivities and help judge the competition.
Here are the four designers competing at Cropped:
Lori Anderson from e10
Eric Drommerhausen from Periscope
Andrew Herzog from Olson
Jeremy Krzmarzick from Curb Crowser
Here’s how the friendly competition at Cropped works. Round one starts with four designers from four different ad/design agencies. Two will be randomly picked for the first head-to-head, single-elimination, 30-minute match, after which the audience votes on whose design composition best conveys the pre-determined theme while utilizing the given font (one) and images (some). One designer moves on to the finals, and the other gets Cropped (because, well, that’s the name of the game).
Next, the other two competitors get new design specs and have at it – wash, rinse, repeat (wash/rinse optional). Lastly, the two winners compete for Cropped glory (same as the first verse, but different font, theme and images). One designer gets Cropped. One becomes Cropped champion. Then, we all hug it out.
Besides being the Super Bowl of spontaneous design, Cropped will also be the social event of the ________ (sorta variable, depending on your social life). Be here, but for the love of party-planning please tell us you’re coming by registering (it’s free/quite simple) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cropped-tickets-8838180235.