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 […]

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Why Not Girl! Get Inspired by Lauren Herpich’s story


Lauren McCabe Herpich was approaching her 30th birthday when she began to reflect on what made her the woman she is today. Upon realizing it was a number of life experiences and adventures — rather than material possessions or job titles — that made her the happiest, she began to search for a community of […]

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Reppin’ Dallas: OutlineTheSky brings hometown pride to t-shirt design


While enjoying an afternoon at Katy Trail Ice House, a Dallas beer garden, 26-year-old Palmer Dean uncovered a gap in the t-shirt market. Looking around he saw people who looked like visitors, wearing undistinguished mainstream brands with distracting logos. Being native to Dallas, Palmer felt he should do something to bring back hometown pride and […]

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KLASSY Toffee talks growing a business – and giving back

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Dedication, passion and pride: three key ingredients of a great entrepreneur – or, as the case may be, soldier. Nobody knows this sweet combination better than 26 year-old Ryan Klassy from Aurora, Colorado. At the age of 22, Ryan founded KLASSY Toffee during late nights after 10-12 hour workdays on a Colorado Air Force Base. […]

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Today’s WOD: 5 tips to get your CrossFit logo design in peak condition


These days, almost everyone has some kind of workout routine they use to stay (or get) in shape. It can be pretty exciting to find yourself slimming down, building strength, and maximizing endurance. In a very inspiring move, many folks who have walked (or ran, or swam, or biked) this path chose to become fitness […]

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The road to Hollywood: actor Harry Cook starts his own production company and launches a design contest for the logo


Update: We’re pleased to announce that Harry picked a winner in his logo design contest. You can check out the winning design here.  We love to see people taking the world by storm, and Australian actor and new 99designs customer Harry Cook is doing just that. At just 22 years old, Harry has worked with some […]

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7 pointers for the perfect Platinum contest

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This is a guest post from a recent contest holder, Jason Grey of AeroSphere. The views of the author are his own and have not been altered by 99designs. Please note: At the time AeroSphere ran its t-shirt design contest, the top-tier package  offered by 99designs was Gold. 99designs recently updated its contest-package tiers, and the […]

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7 awesome client-designer relationships on 99designs


Here at 99designs we love hearing about successful client-designer relationships, and we always encourage them to expand across and even outside of our platform. So we decided to round up some of the best stories that have come out of the woodwork in the past year – little thrills us more than seeing the design […]

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Celebrating one year of 99nonprofits!

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It’s been a year since we  launched our 99nonprofits initiative, and we’re happy to say the response from the nonprofit community around the world has been tremendous. More than 300 organizations in 35 countries have applied to 99nonprofits to date, making it clear that design matters! We’re pleased to introduce you to our 18 newest participants, […]

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Tattoo design evolution: How new technologies are giving body art a major creative boost


A good tattoo is a handmade work of art that sets you apart as an individual. So why pick out a standard design from the shop’s stock? After all, there’s nothing worse than turning up in the same outfit as someone else, especially if that outfit is permanent. With new technologies for both creating the […]

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