The psychology of color in web design

Color is powerful. It influences not only how people feel, but what they do. The psychology of color can help strengthen your brand, encourage sales, and even guide visitors toward specific pages or actions on your website. Studies show that people decide whether or not they like a product in 90 seconds or less and... Read More

November 21st By

Entrepreneur Stephan Aarstol talks business and his stint on Shark Tank

Web entrepreneur and 99designs customer Stephan Aarstol was looking for another business to immerse himself into when he discovered the sport of stand up paddle boarding – and the incredible business opportunity it offered. So incredible in fact, that it compelled the producers of ABC’s Shark Tank to invite him to pitch his idea to the sharks. Read... Read More

November 18th By

6 tips for bringing your holiday greeting cards to life

Last week we published an infographic on the kinds of festive greetings small businesses send out during the holiday season. We’ve since put together a post on holiday greeting card design tips, so read up and get ready to spread some holiday cheer! A seasonal greeting card is a great way to promote your brand, connect with consumers,... Read More

November 13th By

Swiftly is now 99designs Tasks!

We’ve got some exciting news to share. As of right now, our real-time design service Swiftly is known as 99designs Tasks! If you’re unfamiliar with Tasks, it’s a place to get your small design jobs done in less than an hour for $19. Need to change the address on your business card? Tasks has you covered! Looking to... Read More

November 11th By

Vote for this month’s Top 9 at 99designs!

We need your help in selecting this month’s winner of Top 9! This month’s round up includes beautiful book covers, 3d renderings, and delicious food packaging – all designed by our talented global designer community. Take a look at the nominees below and vote for your favorite! The winner will receive a prize for their creative... Read More

November 10th By


Ask entrepreneur Tim Ferriss your branding questions!

Tim Ferriss is an author, investor, public speaker, and entrepreneur in the broadest sense of the word. Having been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know,” he is a household name. His book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was translated into 35 languages and has sold more than... Read More

November 4th By

Happy Halloween from 99designs!

Happy Halloween from the 99designs team! Hope you’re taking the night off and carving pumpkins! In honor of the spooky day, we’ve assembled some of our favorite Halloween designs from the 99designs designer community. Feast your eyes on these scary masterpieces! Design by Giulio Rossi   Design by mariusoctavian    Design by TodorKolevDesign   Design by dxbdesign    Design by xkarlohorvatx   ... Read More

October 31st By

4 ways a podcast can increase brand visibility

Podcasting has become one of the most powerful marketing tools available for businesses in every niche. Not only does podcasting give you yet another medium to grow your audience, it can also help you gain credibility and authority in your niche, intimately connect with your listeners, and deliver targeted, on-demand content worldwide. What do all... Read More

October 29th By

The ins and outs of mobile marketing

The power of the mobile marketplace is undeniable, with recent estimates placing the number of users accessing the Internet primarily from their smartphone or tablet at 70%. That number is expected to reach 90% by 2016, as worldwide mobile use grows. The mobile revolution’s impact on design is multifold — inspiring those working on mobile... Read More

October 24th By