Smashingbug makes PowerPoint designs shine

Didem Dönmez (aka Smashingbug) caught our eye with her outstanding PowerPoint designs. Her clean style and tight branding has captured the hearts of many clients on 99designs, bringing them back again and again. Here, we chat with this Istanbul-based freelance designer (and music producer!) about her creative career so far. Name: Didem Dönmez 99designs handle: smashingbug Location: Istanbul, Turkey CONTESTS... Read More

March 18th By

Click-worthy landing page designs from Dmitrij

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

Designer duo Lucadia turns their love into design success

At 99designs, our team is always enamored by stories of meaningful connections that spark long-lasting relationships between our designers and clients. After all, that is what we’re here for! But we were in for quite a surprise once we started getting to know the team behind designer account Lucadia. Yup, that’s right – team Lucadia consists of Luca Scalise and Nadia M.... Read More

February 13th By

2014’s ULTIMATE Top 9 winner shares some of his secrets

The votes have been counted and 2014’s ULTIMATE Top 9 at 99 winner (i.e. the best of the best) is Widakk! His logo design for Deep Brewing Co. wowed our community and is only one of his many great works. We were lucky enough to share some words with this excited and talented designer. His story... Read More

February 6th By

Handground takes their design from concept to prototype

Handground took crowdsourcing to the next level when they began working on the Precision Coffee Grinder. The idea was simple: use the power of crowdsourcing to develop a more consistent and sustainable coffee grinder. Thousands of coffee lovers from around the world put their heads together to conceptualize the new machine. Then they took the... Read More

February 3rd By

We chat with emerging interactive design wiz, MegaOptimus

After just six months of participation on 99designs, Djordje Makovic (aka MegaOptimus) has bowled us over with his aptitude for interactive designs: games, apps and other products that entail a dynamic give-and-take with the user. We spoke with him about how he transitioned from more conventional training to this exceptional skill set. Read on for our conversation. Name:... Read More

January 26th By

“Desainer Kampung” tells our Village Designers’ story in a new film

The documentary, Desainer Kampung (or “Village Designer”), recently aired on Indonesian TV about some of 99designs’ village designers. The film was made by of one of the finalists from the Eagle Awards, an annual documentary competition by Metro TV. The film is set in Kaliabu, a village where hundreds of people have taken on graphic design as a side job. Interest in... Read More

November 25th By

Insight from up-and-coming web designer, UndoRedo

Tiffany Tannone, a.k.a. UndoRedo, has really been impressing us lately with her bright, illustration-heavy web designs. Turns out she is new to the field. We spoke with her about the influence of comics, the choice of illustration versus photography, and vintage signage – among other things. Read on for the interview. Name: Tiffany Tannone 99designs handle: UndoRedo Location: Wichita, Kansas... Read More

November 21st By

3D design tips from creature modeller Brady Parell

Brady Parell started his design career armed with an illustration degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a job offer from Microsoft Game Studios. From there he sharpened his skill set and moved on to work as a character artist for video games including Massive Black’s Zombie Playground and Lucasarts’ Star Wars 1313 before joining Industrial... Read More

November 3rd By

We chat with 3D design wiz, MirkoAndricDesign™

We’ve been wowed for a while by MirkoAndricDesign™‘s impressive grasp on 3D design. Deftly designing 3D models and renderings, he’s brought restaurant, apartment and office interiors to life, and helped inventors visualize the look of new products. We decided to chat with Mirko about how he got started and his plans for the future. Name: Mirko Andrić... Read More

October 24th By