The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

Vote for this month’s Top 9 at 99designs!

We need your help in selecting this month’s winner of Top 9! This month’s round up includes beautiful book covers, 3d renderings, and delicious food packaging – all designed by our talented global designer community. Take a look at the nominees below and vote for your favorite! The winner will receive a prize for their creative... Read More

November 10th By


Happy Halloween from 99designs!

Happy Halloween from the 99designs team! Hope you’re taking the night off and carving pumpkins! In honor of the spooky day, we’ve assembled some of our favorite Halloween designs from the 99designs designer community. Feast your eyes on these scary masterpieces! Design by Giulio Rossi   Design by mariusoctavian    Design by TodorKolevDesign   Design by dxbdesign    Design by xkarlohorvatx   ... Read More

October 31st By

4 ways a podcast can increase brand visibility

Podcasting has become one of the most powerful marketing tools available for businesses in every niche. Not only does podcasting give you yet another medium to grow your audience, it can also help you gain credibility and authority in your niche, intimately connect with your listeners, and deliver targeted, on-demand content worldwide. What do all... Read More

October 29th By

The ins and outs of mobile marketing

The power of the mobile marketplace is undeniable, with recent estimates placing the number of users accessing the Internet primarily from their smartphone or tablet at 70%. That number is expected to reach 90% by 2016, as worldwide mobile use grows. The mobile revolution’s impact on design is multifold — inspiring those working on mobile... Read More

October 24th By

Cascading style sheets (CSS) and the shaping of dynamic design

Many of us can remember a time when the typical web page resembled a poster publicizing a high school dance. No banners, no sidebars and certainly no flash. When a designer wanted to grab your attention they used red type on a blue background, which resulted in more migraines than anything else. Thankfully, web design... Read More

October 21st By

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 of unifying a brand. Whether taking home an Affaire shopping bag home or snagging a business card from an Affaire employee, Affaire customers... 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

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

3 effective Facebook cover design tips for your business

It seems that nearly everyone is on Facebook these days. Well, over 651 million of us are, and once you let that number sink in, you can see how the social media site is a wellspring of potential consumers for your business. But before you dive in, there are a few things you should understand... Read More

October 6th By

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