I came across Cut&Paste through an advertisement on Computer Arts (which I will post about later on). Apparently, is a social arena for the discovery, advocacy, and elevation in design. Since 2005, the website has hosted the Digital Design Tournament. A video of the Digital Design Tournament 2007 could be watched here. The tournament seems like a very very fun way to meet designers and watch – or compete – with people who try making digital design in a very short time.
“We recognize that in a competitive marketplace, talent unseen or undeveloped is talent wasted. Such talent need not go to waste. Cut&Paste’s mission is to provide channels of visibility and inspiration for designers, both aspiring and established, to reach their existing audience as well as potential fans. Our targeted goals are to promote the designer’s ability to achieve exposure as an individual; to expand the designer’s range of possibility in attracting professional opportunities; to form and encourage positive interaction within the design community; and to broaden the mainstream perception of design and further its appreciation by sharing and demystifying the creative process.
A world full of inspired people is a better world. Designers discover inspiration in unexpected places, but express it in ways that color and shape the objects and experiences of our everyday lives. How do they do it? At Cut&Paste, we’re dedicated to exploring the creative process—pushing, prodding, putting it under the spotlight—and we’re endlessly optimistic about the influence that sharing design can have on the world.”