Nicholas Sheriff grows from 99designer to business innovator

Nicholas Sheriff has been busy. He recently moved from New York City to San Francisco to become a product manager for a client he actually met on 99designs. Now, after designing 15 different apps, he’s taking his career to new heights and starting his own browser app: Quest. We took a moment to sit down with the charming and passionate... Read More

August 25th By

A look inside L.A.’s Architecture and Design Museum

Hollywood has long been a magnet not just for aspiring film stars but for the creative minded more generally: illustrators, advertisers, designers of all types. As a young city expanding at a vertiginous pace, postwar Los Angeles promised more than just economic opportunity for young commercial artists. In the words of designer Gere Kavanaugh: “When I... Read More

August 20th By

Creative projects that will change the way you look at signs

Signs are ubiquitous in our modern, metropolitan culture. Most of the time, their purpose is mundane – to sell or direct you to something like a burger and fries special or a parking lot. But they can also be seen as an artistic responsibility to the community at large. Artists around the world are utilizing... Read More

August 18th By

Get swept away with these 9 unique wedding invitations

The summer is coming to a close and we’ve seen a ton of fantastic couples getting hitched. Even better, they’re using 99designs to create their invites, thank-you cards and more. Take a look through our collection of 99designers’ unique wedding invitations, where each couple’s personality shines through to celebrate their special day. You’ll want to stay... Read More

August 16th By

The art of book series cover design

The emergence of e-books and other digital texts has forever changed the role of the traditional, printed copy. Today, the printed book’s physicality is a key distinguishing factor and principal selling point – which gives designers all the more reason to focus on the art of book cover design. It’s common for a group of books... Read More

August 15th By

Highlights from the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

What exactly is a Biennale (say: “bee-an-al-lei”)? It’s an enormous exhibition that takes place every two years with the scale and impact of a vintage World’s Fair. The event features a main show and subsidiary work from a huge array of creatives – typically focused on art or design. The Venice Biennale is the most famous... Read More

August 13th By

10 book cover designers on 99designs worth their salt

Book cover design isn’t easy. It requires a designer to capture the essence of a story in a single combination of words and images – then present it in a way that’s going to make that book stand out from any others on a shelf. Everyone knows that, despite what we’re told, we definitely judge... Read More

August 9th By

Iceland takes contemporary cues from its handicraft history

Steeped in a long and quiet artistic history, Iceland is relatively new to the graphic design scene. But with the country’s recent influx in interest and talent, the burgeoning industry is showing great promise. Similar in technique to their Scandinavian contemporaries, Icelandic design emphasizes simplicity and functionality. Utilizing traditional methods and materials, new artisans are... Read More

August 8th By