I finally came across 99 Designs (again)… it is contest based. As of now they say they have 35,359 “talented designers” who are anxious to participate in contests for logo design, website design, etc. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: create your design brief (costs $39 USD)
Step 2: set your budget (usually from $100 to $600, paid to the person who wins the contest)
Step 3: work with the designers (rate the designs and give feedback to those who submit designs)
Step 4: choose your favorite design (YOU choose the winner and then get the art with the copyright)
I don’t have any projects right now, and honestly would rather hire a full-time graphics designer,… but I absolutely love this idea.