How does it work?
Prepaid projects service allows getting exclusive works of artists and designers with a significant discount. There is just one condition – a certain number of participants. The service is launched as part of PicsForDesign.com illustration store and is supported by the Czech company Pix Technologies, s.r.o.
How it works:
1) Artists and designers suggest their projects on a special website www.pp.picsfordesign.com and determine the amount they want to be paid for completing the project
2) Website visitors have an opportunity to express their opinion on the project published or even suggest their own project
3) When it becomes obvious that the project is interesting to a certain number of visitors (based on the way discussion goes), the administrator initiates the next stage when the money is gathered
4) Chipping in for a project is completely voluntary, the site visitors invest funds ($1 minimum). Those investing more money have a possibility to give the picture to their friends as a gift using the special convenient interface. Only users registered with Picsfordesign.com illustration store can take part in such projects
5) You can see how much money has been gathered real-time on the page where the project is being discussed. That way, every participant can see the status of the project. When the required amount is gathered, the artist announces the deadline and gets down to work
6) As soon as the project is completed, everyone investing money receives a notification containing instructions on how to download the picture they chipped in for. Those investing more money have a possibility to give the picture to their friends as a gift using the special convenient interface
7) If the amount required was not gathered within a month and the artists does not agree to start working on the project for the amount gathered, all the money invested is refunded fully to the participants with no commission of any kind. You can use those funds immediately to take part in other projects or to purchase any tubes from PicsForDesign.com catalogue
8) The author receives the entire amount gathered less commission fees imposed by payment systems used
9) The artist owns the copyrights, while PicsForDesign.com holds exclusive rights for the image unless otherwise specified before the project is launched.