The Creative Edge

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Here’s the winner for February’s Top 9 at 99!

We’d like to give stevenmink a big round of applause for his fantastically charming t-shirt design for The I Love Dogs Site – and for winning your vote for this month’s Top 9 at 99! While there was some “ruff” competition, we certainly agree that any dog lover would want to get their hands on this sweet shirt. Congratulations,... Read More

March 5th By

4 mental approaches to mobile web design

As the landscape of the internet continues to expand into tablets and mobile phones, the ability to design across these browsing mediums becomes all the more valuable. With that said, designing for multiple devices is easier said than done and the scope can become overwhelming. This article breaks off a bite size piece by focusing... Read More

March 4th By

A conversation with Dmitrij, web design expert

It’s safe to say that Dmitrij Rassylnov, who goes by Dmitrij on 99designs, is an authority on web design—particularly landing pages. After winning 42 contests, you earn that designation. We had the opportunity to pick his brain about the web design process, and what most web designers are doing wrong. Plus, we catch up on... Read More

March 3rd By

How to transform illustrations into digital vectors

Vector art has become the industry standard in many areas of graphic design. As a result, many designers are now faced with the challenge of transforming either self-created or found art works into digital vector format. This article tackles how to find good public domain source images and transform them into digital vectors. The search... Read More

March 2nd By

Improve your work routine with these tips from 99U

Finding a creative routine that works for you can be a real challenge. Every person face different challenges with their workflow, but we can all admit to struggling with one crucial issue – you’ll hit a wall at some point. This month, we’ve rounded up some excellent articles from 99U that tackle this frustrating problem. Learn when to push yourself (and when to... Read More

February 28th By

9 packaging trend predictions for 2015

As a key part of the marketing process, packaging designers must constantly step up their game — not only to get the design right, but also in order to educate and lead the industry towards more ethical practices. Packaging design holds value so long as it is meaningful for people’s lives, be it through innovation or style. Thus, human... Read More

February 27th By

No need to wait, here’s February’s Top 9

We knew you couldn’t wait for more Top 9. Luckily for you, you don’t have to. With our designers constantly churning out such great work we’re definitely ready to show you some of their awesome works from the past month — whether its ultra-real animations with loads of details or the simplest of logos that... Read More

February 26th By

We want to connect you with the right clients

Exciting things are brewing here at 99designs! As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve been working hard to improve the designer experience on our site. Our goal is to not only better connect you with clients, but help you maintain a long-lasting relationship with them afterwards. Building client relationships We respect that 99designs is a great way for designers... Read More

February 25th By

5 tips for designing a landing page CTA

CTA — it stands for “Call to Action”. When done right on your landing page, it is what’s going to convert visitors to users. A CTA can call for a lot of things. Lead generation, blog/social media/e-mail followers, customers for a direct sale or attendees for an event. They can be used on any page of a website... Read More

February 24th By

Embracing space in interaction design

Effective use of space in interaction design requires an understanding of aesthetics, functionality and human behavior. In fact, spatial design is the link between the more stylistic dimensions of language and visuals – and the more practical ones of responsiveness, time and user behavior. Space exists somewhere in the middle, dealing with issues on both sides of... Read More

February 23rd By