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

Vote for your favorite March Madness team logo

March Madness is in full swing as the NCAA takes over US airwaves with The Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four — all sorts of alliterative words that have become part of our everyday lexicon, even if you don’t watch college basketball. It’s no secret that branding is a huge part of American university sports and campus... Read More

March 24th By

Show your work! Captivating sketches from 99designers

As a designer, you can probably relate to the power that a process sketch provides. It’s a loose way to quickly stream ideas out of your consciousness and onto paper without the complications of mouse clicks or digital barriers. Here you can problem solve differently, explore options swiftly and generate tons of different concepts that... Read More

March 21st By

Get inspired by these stunning Logo & Web designs!

It’s quite impressive what our designers can come up with – even if they’ve only just started using the Jimdo platform for our new Logo & Hosted Web category. Surely, Jimdo’s ease of use plays a big part, too. Below, we’ve picked 5 of the most popular Jimdo templates to showcase how 99designers are using their winning logo... Read More

March 19th By

Pi vs Pie Day

Happy Pi Day! It’s March 14, and the holiday we bring you today was named for the irrational number representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It’s an unending number, starting with the digits 3.14 and going on and on and on. It’s a day to celebrate math, originated by Larry Shaw in San Francisco’s... Read More

March 14th By

10 women designers who #makeithappen

March 8 is International Women’s Day — we’ve been celebrating it here at 99designs for years. This year’s theme is #makeithappen, and our talented community of women designers are certainly doing that. The proportion of women in our community grows every day, and we’re thrilled to support them and show off their creative endeavors. Today is... Read More

March 8th By

Design, in Holi color

The skies may still be grey in much of the world, but this Friday lots of folks will return home caked in pigment spanning the whole color spectrum, and that tells us that Spring is on the horizon. More specifically, it tells us that Holi is here—the Hindu celebration of the coming season and a festival of... Read More

March 6th By

We predict 2015’s hottest packaging design trends

As a key part of the marketing process, packaging designers must constantly step up their game — not only to get the design right, but also in order to educate and lead the industry towards more ethical practices. Packaging design holds value so long as it is meaningful for people’s lives, be it through innovation or style. Thus, human... Read More

February 27th By