Help 99designs donate to relief efforts in the Balkans

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Photo from 99designs’ Meetup trip to Serbia  If not for our community of designers in Eastern Europe, 99designs wouldn’t be what it is today. A quick glance at our site reveals just how many talented designers are located in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and the surrounding Balkans. In light of what these individuals bring […]

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Inside 99designs: How to run a successful design contest

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We recently provided some advice to help you prepare for a design contest. Today’s post jumps into tips for running the contest itself, so if you still need to complete your design brief be sure to check out part one. Running a design contest includes everything you’ll do between launching your contest and taking ownership […]

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SMB Survey: How marketing savvy are you on tax day?

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Last year, the IRS handed out more than 110 million tax refunds with an average payout of $2,803. With tax day rapidly approaching, we wondered if small business owners had marketing on the brain. Were they writing off marketing expenses? Were they happy with how they’d spent their marketing dollars in 2013? What worked best, and […]

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Inside 99designs: How to best prepare for a graphic design contest

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The more effort you put into anything in life, the better the results tend to be. Running a graphic design contest on 99designs is no different. When running a design contest you’re essentially taking on the role of Creative Director, so it’s important to be prepared to offer the direction and guidance your designers will […]

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The behind-the-scenes story of Swiftly’s sticker

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In a recent bit of cross-company synergy, Swiftly partnered with the 99designs community to design a promotional sticker. While there could only be one winner, we saw so many amazing concepts that we just had to share. Here’s a quick recap. First things first: the brief We wanted a sticker that we could proudly display […]

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Redefining disability with YoorallaTEE 2014

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Here at 99designs we’re extremely passionate about making a difference in the world. Our 99nonprofits program is one of our favorite initiatives and we’re thrilled to be a part of the YoorallaTEE design contest for the second year in a row. Yooralla is one of Australia’s largest and most proactive organizations working to support people […]

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Fool your friends with Swiftly

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Today, Swiftly announced that it will now only be a service for cat GIFs. APRIL FOOL’S! While we love cat GIFs, we will save them for the enthusiasts and stay focused on delivering you quick design tasks. Jokes aside, April Fool’s Day is almost upon us and we think this is one awesome holiday! What […]

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99designs hosts Chefrunde Studytour USA!

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99designs had the opportunity to host Chefrunde Studytour USA this week in our San Francisco office, and boy, did we have a blast! 99designs CEO, Patrick, and Chefrunde Studytour USA guests Chefrunde Studytour USA connects editors and executives from Germany’s leading media companies (magazines, newspapers, websites, publishers) with tech companies in Silicon Valley and San […]

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How modern matchmakers mean better business

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It’s Valentine’s Day, which means couples everywhere are celebrating their connections with decadent truffles, lavish bouquets and heart-shaped everything. There’s a new phenomenon of connections happening online, with entrepreneur-minded couples celebrating something else: better business. The modern matchmaker Online companies of all types are now playing the role of matchmaker. First, there’s the obvious ones […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Team Swiftly

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The countdown to Valentine’s Day is officially on! If you’re stuck on how to tell someone how much they mean to you, why not let a custom design say it for you? Our friends at Swifty are loving all the possibilities, as you can see below. They can help you create a hilarious meme to […]

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