The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

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

Ask entrepreneur Tim Ferriss your branding questions!

Tim Ferriss is an author, investor, public speaker, and entrepreneur in the broadest sense of the word. Having been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know,” he is a household name. His book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was translated into 35 languages and has sold more than... Read More

December 10th By

Cast your vote in November’s Top 9 at 99!

December is here and it brings with it November’s Top 9 at 99! We’ve selected our favorite designs submitted on 99designs over the past month and need your help in crowning a winner. This month’s nominees feature everything from sleek party invites and high tech startup logos to children’s illustrations and wine bottle decor. Have a... Read More

December 8th By

Billboard design goes interactive

Billboards. We pass them every day on the nation’s highways and boulevards, and we accept them as commonplace and static elements of the global advertising environment. With only seconds to capture a driver’s attention and convey a message, billboard design demands the utmost in brevity, impact, and urgency. Lately, however, there’s been something of a... Read More

December 5th By

99nonprofits’ 12 Days of Design kicks off today

From day one, 99designs has been part of a vibrant global community of clients and designers all around the world and remains passionate about giving back to these diverse communities. Through 99nonprofits (now with a new home!), we help nonprofits succeed by giving away free design contests every month – supporting marketing efforts for organizations... Read More

December 2nd By

99designs partners with Eventbrite to create holiday event banners!

The holidays are here, and we’ve teamed up with Eventbrite to offer some festive event banners for all of your holiday festivities! Eventbrite recently hosted a contest on 99designs for event covers to be used when you create an event invitation on Eventbrite. Check out the winners and runner up designs below – then scroll... Read More

November 25th By

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