The Creative Edge

We'll help improve your design folio, give you tips on finding clients and connect you with creative professionals.

3 ways for designers to invest in success

A smart business owner always takes a significant chunk of his profits and reinvests them into his company to further grow his business. Designers are entrepreneurs of their own, albeit in a different class. Nevertheless the same principles apply: you should make wise investments to further your design career. But how should you spend your... Read More

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Reeling in the 10 fishiest logos on 99designs

Fishing has been around pretty much since the beginning of human existence. We’ve enjoyed our seafood for tens of thousands of years, from the simplest catch of a fish to cooking it over a fire to the intricate art of Sushi. And though you may not think about it, these wriggly little friends of ours have actually... Read More

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99U’s best tips for better workflow and productivity

Wowee! Summer just flew by. Whether you’re in the midst of back-to-school prep or looking for some new workflow tips for the Fall, here’s another roundup of great articles from 99U.  Learn how to kick off your own productivity streak, exercise self-awareness for success and heighten your workday energy with these tips below. How I kept a 373-day productivity... Read More

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8 common print file mistakes and how to avoid them

When a design client comes back to you complaining that their printer says that the files you gave them are unusable, it’s pretty embarrassing. As the professional, it’s supposed to be your job to take care of the technical side of things, not the client’s. To help you avoid these types of situations, we’ve compiled... Read More

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99designs Cafe heads to Surabaya

99designs Cafe is back again! This time in Surabaya at the awesome Stilrod Cafe. With a charming British theme, the cafe was a spacious and cosy gem in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. This month’s event focused on typography. The talk was presented by Kak Ani (“Kak” means “Big Sis”), who is an experienced visual communication lecturer... Read More

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Nicholas Sheriff grows from 99designer to business innovator

Nicholas Sheriff has been busy. He recently moved from New York City to San Francisco to become a product manager for a client he actually met on 99designs. Now, after designing 15 different apps, he’s taking his career to new heights and starting his own browser app: Quest. We took a moment to sit down with the charming and passionate... Read More

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How to get the most out of 1-to-1 projects

99designs is known for their design contests. But when a client knows exactly who he likes to work with, the contest format isn’t always the best way to go. Thus, the birth of 1-to-1 projects. You may have already heard about 1-to-1 projects from 99designs. It’s an online workspace where you  interact one-on-one with your... Read More

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10 must-have iPhone apps for designers

Every year brings better additions to the design community. This can be anything from new resources like textures and brushes to new design trends making the rounds. We even get an arsenal of new web and mobile applications every few weeks, which is making it a lot easier to get things done without being tied down... Read More

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