How to crowdfund your next design project

It's a sad fact that brilliant ideas often remain just brilliant ideas when there's no money to transform inspiration into a product. Even something as seemingly simple as taking some Moleskine notebook sketches and turning them into a run of posters or T-shirts can be a shockingly expensive aspiration.

But let's say for a moment you're determined to turn your ideas into a reality. What are your options? Well, you could go cap-in-hand to the bank, borrow from your friends and family, or – if you're really zealous – live like a monk, save and fund your scheme that way. None of these options are, if we're honest, terribly attractive.

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