The Creative Edge

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

Create a stylized Halloween pumpkin in Photoshop

Seasonal advertising is common for very good reason. Aligning your promotions with time-sensitive annual events creates a distinct sense of urgency that your products might otherwise lack. Many consumers have become habitual spenders during these specific times of the year, and if you haven’t positioned your products as part of the cyclical festivities, you’re likely... Read More

October 22nd By

99ers that are dominating 3D design

We’ve highlighted them before, but just couldn’t help showcasing even more amazing work from our 3D designer community. These incredible artists have brought fully fleshed-out characters to life, reimagined the environment around you and invented new products with the click of a mouse. Scroll down to see some of their breathtaking work! 3D head mold for a toy company Designer:... Read More

October 21st By

Introducing your new profile page

Presentation is the key to any professional activity and if there’s one place to make yourself shine, it’s on your profile page. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce the launch of the new Designer Profiles! Our goal at 99designs is to create the ultimate professional nexus between designers and businesses. The profile is often your first chance to impress clients searching for designers to... Read More

October 20th By

Cheers to this month’s Creative Challengers!

Drumroll please… it’s time to announce this month’s Creative Challengers! These designers have faced some steep competition, but that doesn’t mean they should miss their moment in the spotlight! We’ve gathered together some of our favorite finalists from this month’s contests. While these designers didn’t take home the prize, their impressive work has certainly won our hearts. Vote... Read More

October 18th By

Trend Report: Ranking the styling of sleep apps

Among smartphone users’ many concerns, not getting good sleep ranks pretty high. In recent years, a deluge of “sleep tracking” apps have emerged – many offering similar capabilities: tracking REM cycles to fix poor sleeping patterns, waking you up at ideal times (through data), and sometimes even recording your sleep sounds for self-analysis. Even without considering... Read More

October 17th By

The results are in for this month’s Top 9 at 99!

The votes have been cast and counted… We’re excited to announce that the winner for this month is nnorth for their comprehensive brand identity for Affaire. The iconic “a” and stylish lettering were a perfect match for this upcoming urban-chic fashion store. As the winning designer, nnorth will receive a pen and touch tablet from Wacom. We appreciate you... Read More

October 16th By

6 easy tools to master text in Adobe InDesign

In layout design, type is your most important medium to play with. Sure, images are a big deal too — but it’s easy to put all of your stock in the color and fun of an image when it’s the creative manipulation text that can really make your design engaging. There’s a lot to consider,... Read More

October 15th By

8 awesome options for 3D modeling software

The ability to create designs with 3D modeling software can be a huge advantage for any graphic designer. It enables you to create photorealistic illustrations and mockups that are compelling to clients, as well as expand your skill set to craft blueprints for product and environmental designs. There are many types of of 3D modeling software out there, but we’re going to... Read More

October 14th By

5 ways to hone design skills away from the computer

The digital age has just about swallowed the graphic design world whole. This, however, doesn’t mean we need to be in front of a computer to improve our design skills. In fact there are many ways to become better designers simply by changing the way we intellectually explore the outside world. Seeing graphic design work... Read More

October 13th By

Check out some of the top 99ers from North and South America!

Rounding out our epic collection of 99ers around the world are our designers from North and South America! It’s been a whirlwind tour, so make sure that you review the rest of the collection as well: Africa and the Middle East, Southern and Western Europe, Northern and Eastern Europe, and Asia and Oceania. Thank you to... Read More

October 11th By