Our Top 9 winner demonstrates consistent branding at its finest

The votes are in, and this month’s top 9 winner is designer nnorth, with her all-encompassing brand identity design for fashion store Affaire. It’s clear that both designer and client understand the importance unifying a brand. Whether taking home an Affaire shopping bag home or snagging a business card from an Affaire employee, Affaire customers are bound... Read More

October 17th By

Vote for your favorite design in this month’s Top 9!

Our global community of designers never fails to wow us with their talent – and this month was no exception! From sandwich superheroes to cartoonish book covers for bestselling authors, this month’s Top 9 has it all. Feast your eyes on our favorite winning designs over the past month and vote for your personal favorite.... Read More

October 10th By

We’re proud to announce 99designs’ latest milestone!

We’ve got some big news! As of this month, we’ve paid out a whopping $80 million to our designers, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Today, we span 196 countries, are localized in nine languages, and have more than 850,000 designers on our platform. 1-to-1 projects have seen a tremendous surge as well,... Read More

September 25th By

Help 99designs donate to relief efforts in the Balkans

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... Read More

May 22nd By

Inside 99designs: How to run a successful design contest

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... Read More

April 18th By

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

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... Read More

April 14th By

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

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... Read More

April 10th By

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

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... Read More

April 1st By

Redefining disability with YoorallaTEE 2014

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... Read More

March 31st By

Fool your friends with Swiftly

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... Read More

March 26th By