The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

Why Not Girl! Get Inspired by Lauren Herpich’s story

Lauren McCabe Herpich was approaching her 30th birthday when she began to reflect on what made her the woman she is today. Upon realizing it was a number of life experiences and adventures — rather than material possessions or job titles — that made her the happiest, she began to search for a community of... Read More

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3 small tips for a happy Small Business Saturday!

At 99designs we’ve come across many small business owners from all over the world. Are you one of them? Here are some tips to make November 30th one of the biggest days of the year for your business by taking part in Small Business Saturday. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010. Celebrated every... Read More

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Your logo wants to celebrate Thanksgiving too

We had so much fun making your logos spooktacular this Halloween, we thought we’d invite you (and your logo) to celebrate Thanksgiving with us too. Designers over at Swiftly will dress your logo with all the Thanksgiving trimmings you need. Simply upload your logo, tell us if you have any specific requests (or you can let... Read More

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6 food packaging design tips that’ll make your brand jump off the shelf

How do you keep your brand from being a commodity? Find your special sauce. All season long, 99designs’ very own designers doled out product packaging advice to contestants on Lifetime’s reality show Supermarket Superstar. We watched eagerly as recipes and designs were perfected to dive off the shelf. Now that a winner has been crowned... Read More

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Top 9 at 99 results: October 2013

The Top 9 at 99 this month were all amazing! We think you agree, as voting for the winner was the closest it’s ever been, with lots of votes spread out over all nine designs. The top three were so close that for the first time, we had to create a 24-hour-long tiebreaker. But one... Read More

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Help 99designs donate to Typhoon Haiyan relief

At 99designs, community means everything. The Philippines is home to over 14,000 of our most active and talented designers, who have played a pivotal role in the growth of our company, as well as the success of countless small businesses around the world. We would not be the same without their support, and, in this time... Read More

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5 ways 3D design can help your business

If you’re like most companies in the business of selling a concept or an idea, you know that seeing things from another perspective is often just what’s needed to close a sale. But have you considered 3D design? The beauty of 3D computer graphics and modeling is the way it brings an idea to life,... Read More

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Introducing top 9 at 99: October 2013

Top 9 at 99 is a monthly recurring poll we’ve featured on our Designer Blog for many years now. Because we love our international design community, we thought it was time to introduce the Top 9 at 99 on this blog as well. This month we have designers hailing from Argentina, Canada, Macedonia, Pakistan, The... Read More

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We’re in Ireland! 99designs launches 99designs.ie

With the startup scene on the Emerald Isle flourishing, we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce today’s launch of 99designs.ie. This localized version of our 99designs website gives customers in Ireland a more customized experience, including pricing in euros and local customer support. The announcement comes on the heels of the Dublin Web Summit, Europe’s... Read More

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