The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

Lover or fighter? Learn how to define your brand’s personality

Whether you’re launching a new company or rebranding an existing one, you’re faced with an important challenge: defining your brand personality clearly and definitively in the mind of the consumer. One approach that many have found helpful is to think of your brand as more than a logo or a product or even a company, but... Read More

January 21st By

Top 10 logo design predictions for 2015

From the days of hand cut letterforms, through the wave of digital technology and into current day, logo design has wonderfully transformed, adapted and shape-shifted. What logo design trends lie ahead in 2015? Here are 10 predictions based on logo designs of recent times. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 1. Redefinition of the logo Posters: Ascui... Read More

January 20th By

Defining Your Target Audience: Who Are You Serving?

Being an entrepreneur inherently means being closely involved in your business. But as you choose the colors, fonts, and imagery that all play a role in your brand identity, the lines between your personal preferences and those of your ideal customers can easily blur—particularly if you lack a clear understanding of who your target audience... Read More

January 14th By


Vote for your favorite design in this month’s Top 9 at 99!

The new year brings with it a slew of one-of-a-kind designs from our designer community. Whether it was a Texas BBQ food truck wrap or a retro van rental website, our designers nailed the creative briefs they were given, effortlessly appealing to their customers’ audiences with a single design. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hipster beer... Read More

January 12th By

Looking back at 2014’s most epic collaborations on 99designs

2014 was an incredible year at 99designs – and it’s all thanks to you! In honor of the many amazing connections made across the world over the past twelve months, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite collaborations and milestones. From long-lasting creative partnerships to new initiatives like the 99designs Cafe launch... Read More

January 8th By

Free ebook: Four steps to the perfect logo

Creating a logo is the first step to developing your business’ visual identity, so it’s important to get it right. An effective logo design doesn’t just look good—it also communicates a number of elements for the business it represents. It can help you make a lasting first impression which will assist in attracting new customers. It can help... Read More

January 7th By

8 essential branding steps for your business

So you want to start a business? Great! You’re not alone—over six million businesses are started each year, making it crucial that your business stands out in the crowd. Branding is often overlooked by small businesses, but even though you might think your resources are better spent elsewhere, we’re here to tell you that branding is a... Read More

January 5th By

Top 10 posts from The Creative Entrepreneur in 2014

2014 has come to a close, giving us an opportunity to look back at our top posts over the past year. Check them out here, and look forward to more exciting news and first-rate branding tips in 2015! 10. Considering a logo redesign? 4 lessons from Starbucks, Nike and other bigwigs There are several reasons as to... Read More

December 31st By

Festive holiday card designs for your viewing pleasure

What comes to mind when you design a card for the holidays? We recently ran a contest on 99designs asking for a modern, light-hearted holiday card design that we could mail to some of our most valued customers for the holidays. Designers flooded in with a wintry mix of stars, snowflakes, Santa hats and holiday decor that we... Read More

December 19th By

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