Australia’s best beef jerky brand launches with help from 99designs

Dan Ford gave up his full-time career as a lawyer to follow his dream of creating Australia’s best beef jerky. That daunting transition paid off and not just in delicious beef jerky – just ask one of his 722 Kickstarter backers who pledged $26,500 last January to help get Ford’s Bald Rock Beef Jerky business... Read More

February 24th By

Handground takes their coffee grinder from concept to prototype

Handground took crowdsourcing to the next level when they began working on the Precision Coffee Grinder. The idea was simple: use the power of crowdsourcing to develop a more consistent and sustainable coffee grinder. Thousands of coffee lovers from around the world put their heads together to conceptualize the new machine. Then they took the idea... Read More

February 3rd By

Celebrate Australia Day with these Aussie entrepreneurs!

Australia is a nation we hold near and dear to our hearts. Not only was 99designs born in the land down undah, but it houses almost half of the team in our beautiful Melbourne office. 99designs’ office in Melbourne. All of the art on the walls was designed on 99designs! Our boardrooms are named after critters like the... Read More

January 26th 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



The X Gene’s Simon Green on disrupting the film industry

Simon Green is out to change the Australian film industry, one digital short at a time. After attending film school and realizing his love for big-time movie greats, he knew there was room for disruption in the land down under. Since then, he has worked hard to build his own video agency, in the hopes of... Read More

June 24th By

Former 99er weighs in on building a company from the ground up

Our beloved former 99er, Mikey DeWildt, was working on an exciting project when he came across a roadblock — so many customer support emails to answer and so little time to develop his product! After searching for a solution to the never-ending influx of support emails, he found there was no efficient and effective one. Thus,... Read More

May 21st By

Fashion designer turned self-published author shares her journey

Donna Vernon was a fashion designer and university professor before finding her true passion: spiritual writing. Upon having this epiphany, she set out to write and publish not one, not two, but FOUR spiritual self-help books — with plans for 11 more! We sat down to chat with Donna about her decision to become a... Read More

April 21st By

99nonprofits: How 18 organizations are designing a better world

2013 is coming to an end, and we’re very happy to introduce another round of 99nonprofits beneficiaries. These 18 organizations undertake critical work in communities around the world – and now have brand spanking new logos, websites, flyers and even infographics. Check them out below. Do you know a not-for-profit organization that would love to... Read More

December 9th By

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