The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

Tim Ferriss on how to build your business’ brand

A few weeks ago we asked you to share all the branding questions you’ve ever wanted to ask author, investor, public speaker, and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was translated into 35 languages and has sold more than 1,350,000 copies worldwide. Since then, Tim has been able to build this out into a... Read More

January 15th By

Defining your target audience: Who are you serving?

Being an entrepreneur inherently means being closely involved in your business. But as you choose the colors, fonts, and imagery that all play a role in your brand identity, the lines between your personal preferences and those of your ideal customers can easily blur—particularly if you lack a clear understanding of who your target audience... Read More



Vote for your favorite design in this month’s Top 9 at 99!

The new year brings with it a slew of one-of-a-kind designs from our designer community. Whether it was a Texas BBQ food truck wrap or a retro van rental website, our designers nailed the creative briefs they were given, effortlessly appealing to their customers’ audiences with a single design. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hipster beer... Read More

January 12th By

Looking back at 2014’s most epic collaborations on 99designs

2014 was an incredible year at 99designs – and it’s all thanks to you! In honor of the many amazing connections made across the world over the past twelve months, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite collaborations and milestones. From long-lasting creative partnerships to new initiatives like the 99designs Cafe launch... Read More

January 8th By

Free ebook: Four steps to the perfect logo

Creating a logo is the first step to developing your business’ visual identity, so it’s important to get it right. An effective logo design doesn’t just look good—it also communicates a number of elements for the business it represents. It can help you make a lasting first impression which will assist in attracting new customers. It can help... Read More

January 7th By

8 essential branding steps for your business

So you want to start a business? Great! You’re not alone—over six million businesses are started each year, making it crucial that your business stands out in the crowd. Branding is often overlooked by small businesses, but even though you might think your resources are better spent elsewhere, we’re here to tell you that branding is a... Read More

January 5th By

Top 10 posts from The Creative Entrepreneur in 2014

2014 has come to a close, giving us an opportunity to look back at our top posts over the past year. Check them out here, and look forward to more exciting news and first-rate branding tips in 2015! 10. Considering a logo redesign? 4 lessons from Starbucks, Nike and other bigwigs There are several reasons as to... Read More

December 31st By

Festive holiday card designs for your viewing pleasure

What comes to mind when you design a card for the holidays? We recently ran a contest on 99designs asking for a modern, light-hearted holiday card design that we could mail to some of our most valued customers for the holidays. Designers flooded in with a wintry mix of stars, snowflakes, Santa hats and holiday decor that we... Read More

December 19th By

Nominate your favorite nonprofit in our annual 12 Days of Design!

In case you missed it, our 12 Days of Design campaign,where anyone can nominate their favorite nonprofit for free graphic design, is already a few days underway. With over 70 nominees and six nonprofits awarded so far, we’d like to thank everyone who has nominated an organization and encourage others to do the same! Submit... Read More

December 12th By

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