Dave Elmert shares the art of good PowerPoint design

At times, PowerPoint seems to inspire nothing but mindless repetition. It can get pretty dreary. That’s why we’re so ecstatic when we discover someone like Dave Elmert, who breathes new life into PowerPoint design as an art. Not surprisingly, clients feel the same way. We asked Dave if he would share some of his amazing story... Read More

August 13th By

Portare brings 99designs into the classroom

We recently boosted moondust, an extremely talented logo designer, to the Platinum level. When we did, she informed us that her local design instructor was largely to thank, and that we could thank him right on 99designs. Edi Jakabhazi teaches design at West University of Timisoara in Romania, and also competes in 99designs contests using the handle... Read More

June 23rd By

Contest Alert: Create a retro logo for a fun vintage bookseller

Like all of us here at 99designs, Andrea Tarwater understands the importance of high quality, one-of-a-kind design. Just check out her adorable Etsy site where she’s been building a lucrative business around vintage collectables. Andrea started her site in June 2010 and, since then, business has grown steadily. She’s got a serious eye for vintage and... Read More

June 3rd By

Joerg Meinhardt shares his Logo & Web insights

Recently, we chatted with Logo & Web designer Joerg Meinhardt, an Austrian graphic designer based in Vienna, whose recent logo design and web template work caught our eye! It comes as no surprise to us that he loves exploring the very basics of visual communication and have a deep passion for minimalism and corporate design. He’s... Read More

May 12th By

Arthean’s identity & brand work keeps clients coming back for more

Zehra – or Arthean (as you probably know her) – has been an active designer on 99designs since 2012. Previously an architectural engineer, she found her creative niche in design and now works on brand and identity projects full time. Many of her winning designs have lead to long-term 1-to-1 projects on 99designs and enabled her to build an exceptional client portfolio (the client testimonials really... Read More

May 4th By

A 99designs community tribute to April 25

April 25th is a special day for Australians. On this date, in 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers banded together to take over Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey to help the allied navies bring down the Ottoman Empire. The campaign took more than 8,000 Australian casualties and, 100 years on, the day is commemorated just as fiercely. As our own... Read More

April 24th By

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