99designs meetup in Serbia!

The first 99designs Meetup event happened last weekend and the turnout was AWESOME! Over 80 designers gathered together in Novi Sad, Serbia, to meet, greet and exchange ideas about design!

We want to send out a SPECIAL THANK YOU to long time 99designer Ludibes for organizing this AMAZING event – you rule!

Wondering what Meetups are? They’re local events led and attended by you – designers, and any of your friends interested in coming along. If you want to meet fellow 99designers in your neighborhood or get together with new people within your community, Meetups are a great way to do it!

Find out more about 99designs Meetups here.

Check out some of the great things that Ludibes and other attendees had to say about their experience:


“The Meetup was simply great, and I’ve come away with a handful of memories that I genuinely feel inspired by. It was a pleasure to met such a diverse group of people who were all apart of creating a warm, informal and friendly atmosphere. The size of the venue was beyond any expectations, for the first of its kind, and for a small country such as Serbia.

As far as we know, this was the first time in the World that more than 80 designers from 99designs met in one place. I emerged from the event with a head full of ideas and a great sense of potential for meetups like this – not only in terms of attendance, but also in terms of allowing people to engage in collaborative projects, tutorials and sharing skills. A few hours was simply not enough to fully explore the potential of the event, so I hope there will be many more ;)”

-Group Leader Branko Lancar / Ludibes


“99designs is where I met 99% of the designers that I know and the place where I met 99% of my clients so far. It is a place where amateur designers can gain experience not just in design, but also in communicating with clients and fellow designers, which is so crucial in this business”

-Pavic Borko / pavkens


“Professionalism and excellent organization of 99designs gives me the opportunity to present my design skills in the best way. 99designs is the #1 place for design in the world, and it is my pleasure to be part of the 99designs family”

-Tanja Krtevska / Tanja Krstevska



“When I pressed ‘sign up’ on 99designs a few years ago, I could not imagine how it would change my life. It opened the door for a lot of opportunities. Besides work, which can be found here in abundance, you can met new clients and friends from all over the world.

Through the community you can learn a lot and you can share your experience with other people. When I got a message for this great 99designs Meetup, I was positively surprised when I saw how many people in my area are working on 99designs. I would recommend to all creative people to work here and share this great experience.”

-Stevan Jovanovic / Stevanga

We would also like to thank Atila Dudas, aka fogaas, for being the event photographer, and for Jasmina Krajinovic, aka jasminafor printing up the banners and of course… all the designers who attended – you all rock!

For more pictures from the event, check out our facebook page.

Now what are you waiting for? Head over to meetup.com/99designs and find meetups in your area… or create your own!

Kaitlyn is part of the Community Team at 99designs.com. She grew up in Boulder, CO and went to school at Northwestern University in Chicago. When she's not blogging, she spends her time having adventures and being generally creative. She's all about having new experiences as often as possible!
Kaitlyn Ellison


  1. peper pascual

    One thing is true and noticeable in every designer’s comment, we are really thankful for being part of 99d. Really, it’s “LIFE CHANGING”

    Reply December 16, 2011 at 11:03 am
  2. Raj

    99designs always great !

    Reply December 16, 2011 at 11:08 am
  3. PavkeNS

    Thanks 99. It was a great meetup.

    Reply December 16, 2011 at 11:25 am
    • Kaitlyn Ellison

      We’re glad you had fun! We hope to have a lot more events in the future :)

      Reply December 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm
  4. ingenious design

    yes its true 99 designs change all designers live

    Reply December 16, 2011 at 11:28 am
  5. @n@nt@

    love it…. i try to organized meetup too in my area.
    hopefully goes well too.

    Reply December 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm
  6. extrude


    Reply December 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm
  7. Igor Lale

    Svaka cast :)

    Reply December 17, 2011 at 2:45 am
  8. Progressive

    Nice event. I wish I was there, its not too far from me :).

    Reply December 17, 2011 at 11:57 am
  9. o_studio

    wow great meets up! next time don’t forget to take a video, it will be fun!!!! congratz Ludibes for arranged this event!

    Reply December 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm
  10. AfterDark

    it was great – see ya all again in belgrade :)

    Reply December 18, 2011 at 2:21 am
  11. ludibes

    it was great beginning, may it lead to even greater tradition :)

    Reply December 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm
  12. Aristotel

    Next time you should meet in Romania, here are the best designers in the world…:P

    Reply December 19, 2011 at 12:40 am
    • Kaitlyn Ellison

      You could always set up your own meetup in Romania! We’re always looking for leaders to help us out with these things – check it out at http://www.meetup.com/99designs/ :)

      Reply December 19, 2011 at 9:04 am
  13. zigotone

    E jebo mamu jos sam u Novom Sadu i propustih ovaj skup, nisam ni znao za ovo, sto mu razjarenih jarica

    Reply December 19, 2011 at 9:31 am
  14. scribe

    Looks like it was a fantastic event! Well done Branko!! And well done 99d … an awesome initiative!

    Reply December 20, 2011 at 1:58 am
  15. RedLogo

    Sve cestitke! Bravo za Srbiju!!!

    Reply December 20, 2011 at 9:27 am
  16. Terry Bogard

    So nice to see all the bananas in one bunch :). Good job my friend Branko :). All the best to all the 99ers!

    Reply December 20, 2011 at 11:21 am
  17. ludibes

    thanx Terry!

    hope there will be a chance one day to meet you as well ;)

    Reply December 23, 2011 at 10:27 am
  18. amiens

    nice everyone for one 99designs

    Reply December 29, 2011 at 10:54 am
  19. Ruwan

    So nice everyone for one 99designs

    Reply January 6, 2012 at 1:05 am
  20. Andrei Petrescu

    Great stuff, happy to see my fellow designers meeting and having fun, looking forward to our meeting at Bucharest – Romania, hope we can gather similar numbers! :)

    Reply January 10, 2012 at 1:12 am
  21. 1234

    Great meets up Branko and Stevan! i hope this even will come true to Jogjakarta Indonesia :)

    Reply January 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

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