The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

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

Infographic: Increase engagement with a Facebook cover redesign

At 99designs we understand the importance of good design, but businesses often can’t justify it in their budget. We set out to put some numbers behind the importance of good design for social media pages, specifically Facebook covers. The Facebook cover design infographic below presents the findings of our survey to businesses who use social... Read More

October 3rd By

Speaking design: How to communicate with your designer

How many times have we all tried to speak specifically and intelligently but lacked the proper lingo? For example, telling your mechanic that the “thingy” in the engine is broken probably isn’t too helpful. It’s very similar when communicating with designers. The more specific you can be about your requests, the better the chances they... Read More

September 30th 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

Lost in translation – what we can learn from 4 epic cultural design fails

Keeping your brand’s message on target can get tricky when entering the international marketplace. Cultural idioms and images that may exist in one culture may not translate well to another, and worse, may even carry an unintended negative connotation. Here we’ll take a look at four cases where the brand’s message got lost (or even... Read More

September 19th By

Meet the finalists for this month’s Top 9 at 99!

Every month, Top 9 at 99 showcases the best of the best from 99designs’ winning entries. Whether they were creating a full tech website or fashion tights, all of these designers demonstrated their impressive talent and ability to help achieve the goals of each client’s creative brief. Be it cute creatures on a greeting card or a... Read More

September 17th By

Walking billboards: 4 ways t-shirts can boost your business

In this world of electronic communication, you might not expect old school promotional methods to carry much weight. However, a 2013 study by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) examined the demographics of branded t-shirts, jackets, and caps and found that branded clothing was a great way to promote brand recognition, spark interest, and increase business.... Read More

September 12th By

Join us in protecting a free and open internet

The internet is built on the idea that all data should be treated equally. This level playing field has made it possible for companies like 99designs to grow, and, with that, for small businesses and designers to make meaningful connections. In the U.S., the FCC is considering a plan that would allow internet service providers to grant... Read More

September 10th By

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