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

Inspiring designs in honor of Día de los Muertos

Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has long inspired artists and designers around the world. Honoring the deceased with a three-day celebration of elaborate handmade altars, processions and the holiday’s signature calaveras, there’s plenty of creativity to go around. The intricately decorated skulls have galvanized a graphic style trend that abounds far beyond Central America. So in... Read More

November 1st By

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween!

99designs wants to wish you all a Happy Halloween! Whether you’re spending the night carving jack o’lanterns, scaring yourself silly at a haunted house or dressing to the nines for a costume party – we wanted to put you in the mood for this hair-raising holiday by rounding up some of our favorite Halloween-inspired designs. From playful pumpkins... Read More

October 31st By

The best (and worst) of horror movie poster design

The minimalist movie poster re-design has grown into a full-fledged phenomenon. They may be tokens of shameless nostalgia, but they are also an invitation to clever visual play and a good way for today’s talented designers to show off their chops. Of course, every trend yields its share of duds – and this one is no exception. Below,... Read More

October 30th By

15 spooktacular monsters to inspire you this Halloween

The 99designs community has a fantastic imagination. So what better time to show off their creepy catalogue of aliens, ghosts and ghouls than right before Halloween? All year round, our designers concoct bone-chilling branding, eerie illustrations and unearthly iPhone apps we absolutely love. In honor of this most haunting holiday, we present to you some of 99designs’ greatest monster creations. Enjoy! Aliens Alien concept art... Read More

October 25th By

The concept art behind popular 3D monsters

It’s Halloween this month, which means you’re probably frantically preparing your costume and/or playlist of creepy movies to watch with your friends on the scariest day of the year – well, other than your birthday. To celebrate this fun holiday and all the elements making October 31st the day that it is, we’ll be taking a look at the... Read More

October 23rd By

99ers that are dominating 3D design

We’ve highlighted them before, but just couldn’t help showcasing even more amazing work from our 3D designer community. These incredible artists have brought fully fleshed-out characters to life, reimagined the environment around you and invented new products with the click of a mouse. Scroll down to see some of their breathtaking work! 3D head mold for a toy company Designer:... Read More

October 21st By

Trend Report: Ranking the styling of sleep apps

Among smartphone users’ many concerns, not getting good sleep ranks pretty high. In recent years, a deluge of “sleep tracking” apps have emerged – many offering similar capabilities: tracking REM cycles to fix poor sleeping patterns, waking you up at ideal times (through data), and sometimes even recording your sleep sounds for self-analysis. Even without considering... Read More

October 17th By

Check out some of the top 99ers from North and South America!

Rounding out our epic collection of 99ers around the world are our designers from North and South America! It’s been a whirlwind tour, so make sure that you review the rest of the collection as well: Africa and the Middle East, Southern and Western Europe, Northern and Eastern Europe, and Asia and Oceania. Thank you to... Read More

October 11th By

Fabulous 99ers from Eastern and Northern Europe

We’ve brought you Africa and the Middle East, Western and Southern Europe and Asia and Oceana. Now we’re heading North East to take a look through even more of our exciting European designers! Coming up, get excited for the Americas and Asia/Oceania. It’s the best work from 99ers all over the globe, forming one big bad design community right... Read More

October 4th By