Why so many logos get the blues

If you look at some of the most successful logo designs and branding campaigns in the world today, you may get the blues. No, not the deep abiding sadness that makes you want to play the harmonica. But the many shades of blue that seem to find their way into so many logos in the... Read More

October 10th By

Infographic: Increase engagement with a Facebook cover redesign

At 99designs we understand the importance of good design, but businesses often can’t justify it in their budget. We set out to put some numbers behind the importance of good design for social media pages, specifically Facebook covers. The Facebook cover design infographic below presents the findings of our survey to businesses who use social... Read More

October 3rd By

Speaking design: How to communicate with your designer

How many times have we all tried to speak specifically and intelligently but lacked the proper lingo? For example, telling your mechanic that the “thingy” in the engine is broken probably isn’t too helpful. It’s very similar when communicating with designers. The more specific you can be about your requests, the better the chances they... Read More

September 30th By

5 pro-tips for launching your brand internationally

“Think globally.” The phrase has become a banner headline for marketers in the information age. But before you launch your brand internationally there are some key issues to consider. Here we’ll review some of the essentials to remember when taking your brand to the next level. 1. Do Your Homework When considering potential markets, don’t... Read More

September 5th By



Summer doldrums? Discover 5 ways to refresh your brand

Summer is a time when business slows and you get a chance to make some of the changes you’ve been postponing. Maybe it’s time for a full brand reboot, a quick refresher, or just a few tweaks. Whatever the pick-me-up your brand needs, summer can be the perfect time to reposition yourself to meet future... Read More

July 10th By


Entrepreneurship meets design: Your June tips from 99U

In honor of our shared number, we’re teaming up with 99U once a month to bring you some of their best articles and insights. This time around we’ve handpicked articles to inspire and help boost your professional momentum. Learn how to attract more visitors to your website, build connections, and find out the many truths about the future... Read More

June 26th By

Designing for navigability: 3 big wins… or epic fails

There’s a very simple and overarching principal that governs website navigability: Give visitors a reason to stay, and whatever you do, don’t give them a reason to leave. There are few more surefire ways to alienate visitors to your site than poor navigability. So when designing for ease of use, keep in mind the first-time... Read More

June 19th By