Brand identity designs bringing businesses to life

Branding is crucial to any company looking to stand out – and it goes far beyond creating a great logo. From business cards and stationary to social media, a brand’s identity needs to transcend across all forms of collateral and come off feeling just as strong. Signature colors, unique icons, mascots and eye-catching patterns are just a... Read More

April 18th By

Tripping out: The history of psychedelic design

Today, we’re taking a look back at that hazy yet brilliant period of artistic fluorescence: the later 1960s. Specifically, we wanted to explore the phenomenon of psychedelic design—a style that nowadays gets recycled often in commercial work, while its original history threatens to fade from collective memory. The history of psychedelic design is of course vast: it crossed countless borders... Read More

April 17th By

15 ampersands in action

We recently published an article to “Get to know your ampersands“. Since then, we’ve been seeing them everywhere! And there’s certainly no shortage of ampersands inspiring us on 99designs. So here are some of our picks from the best ampersand usage in a logo design, courtesy of the design community. The Spoke & Bird Designer: GagaSnaga... Read More

April 11th By

Music streaming services that rock great UI

Music streaming services have been divisive since the industry started, because everyone listens to their music in a different way. Hundreds of companies have popped up to cater both to artist and music fans’ niche interests in the marketplace. The industry has been hot lately; there’s a lot of competition – and more to come. Jay-Z and fellow... Read More

April 10th By


Announcing the winner of the Chefrunde Studytour USA contest!

Once again, 99designs had the the great opportunity of hosting Chefrunde Studytour USA. The tour connects editors and executives from Germany’s leading media companies with Silicon Valley and San Francisco tech companies to share some of the latest and greatest media developments. To welcome participants to the 99designs office, we asked our designer community to... Read More

April 8th By

8 design tips for high-converting landing pages

Designing an effective landing page takes a certain skill. Designers need to temporarily forget about their usual design approach and focus on the single most important goal of every landing page – conversion. Every design element is there to invite users in and motivate them to perform certain actions and direct their gaze to specific messages. The idea... Read More


Spring cleaning: 15 logos that simplified in 2015

Just as each spring we emerge from hibernation and make an effort to tidy our winter dens, so businesses have occasion to reflect on their logos: “Can we clean up our mark a little? Are all of these colors, lines and letters really necessary, or is a streamline in order?” The first quarter of 2015 has proven... Read More

March 31st By

Brewery labels that are keeping it crafty

You’ve probably been told “don’t judge a book by its cover.” The same might go for beer, but we’re pretty sure that people do it anyway. A small craft brewery might have the best beer in three states, but no one will take notice unless it has an eye-catching label. A craft beer label design doesn’t... Read More

March 29th By