Designer Profile: JereKel


Jeremy Ellsworth, a.k.a. JereKel, is a platinum designer and one of our highest-paid members last month. He has a robust portfolio of clients gained in contests and elsewhere, with whom he does business using 1-to-1 projects. With no formal design training, he owes his success entirely to his own enthusiasm and work ethic (and ok, […]

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78Tarot: A global design collaboration


Since 99designs is all about contests, competition between designers can sometimes be fierce. More prevalent than this rivalry, however, is the great respect we have for each other’s achievements and our deep appreciation for the varied skill-sets on the site. Virtual friendships are formed and – in some cases – spill out into the real […]

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Designer Profile: Fattah Setiawan and Bramanto Setyaki


We first spoke with Fattah Setiawan back in 2012 when he was chosen as a winner for our poster design contest (you can read the interview here). Now Fattah and his creative partner, Bramanto Setyaki, are back on our radar after enlivening our first 99designs Cafe series with an incredible live chalk-drawing performance featuring their latest […]

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Designer Profile: The JA Designs

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Social media is becoming increasingly important for new and existing businesses, second only to having a website. But how do you make your pages stand out? While most of the layout is predetermined on social sites, there’s still room for customization. This kind of design often hides behind the scenes, but is super important to the […]

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Designer Profile: PinchStudio


This week, we’re hoping that hundreds of small businesses around the United States will be posting this awesome illustration by PinchStudio in their real or virtual storefronts: PinchStudio’s poster/social media banner illustration for National Small Business Week Most of the folks who run contests on 99designs are small business owners (and many designers are, too), […]

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Small Business Week interview: 3 designer-entrepreneurs from 99designs


It’s National Small Business Week, and to honor the event we wanted to find out what it was like for our designers who run their own businesses. Clients aren’t the only businesspeople around here! Read through our interview to learn from these three designers’ experiences and get inspired to create your own small business — […]

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Designer Profile: ForestGiant


Ben Capazo — USA 99designs handle: Forest Giant Projects Won: 8 Website: Could you tell us about yourself and your story? I’m originally from a small town on the Ohio/Michigan line. I’ve always been a creative type, and recently went back to school and earned a degree in graphic design. I spent too many years figuring out […]

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Designer profile: adhocdaily

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We caught up with Maja Dakic, a.k.a. adhocdaily, about her work and her life since moving from Serbia to Australia. Read on for her recommendations of design resources for self-taught graphic artists, plus a peek at the thought process behind all of those simple yet distinctive logo designs of hers that we know and love. […]

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Hometown Designer Stories: Lance Craig


Lance Craig has been working in the design biz for over a decade. Naturally, this has given him lots of knowledge about what it takes to make it as a designer – as well as what it takes to actually be a designer. We were lucky enough to have him sit down with us, talk […]

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Designer profile: Eren G.


Eren came into a bit of fame when he won our much-hyped Community Contest for a redesign of the Charlotte Hornets’ logo this past December, but in fact he has been impressing clients on 99designs with his branding work and beautifully illustrated logos since 2010. And it’s not even his day job. Eren Gürbüz — Istanbul, […]

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