9 PowerPoint templates that pack a punch

Designing a PowerPoint template isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days of word art and drop shadows (thank goodness!). Today, these presentations are a sophisticated blend of photography, illustration, typography and Adobe suite integration designed to wow their targeted audience. Whether boasting the benefits of a company, showing off a new app or... Read More

July 18th By

Into the world of French graphic design

Ask some people, and they’ll tell you that “French” and “graphic design” are mutually exclusive terms. We knew this couldn’t be true, and in honor of Bastille Day we thought we would go ahead and prove it. Admittedly, the graphic design output from France is less than that of its German, Dutch and English-speaking neighbors. That’s partly... Read More

July 14th By

Solving the National Parks’ greatest design mystery

There’s something you’re trying to put your finger on. Those National Parks posters that you’ve seen before, maybe on the side of the road painted against a brick wall or in the postcard turnstile of a dilapidated gas station. Or maybe it was on your friend’s wall, home or Pinterest. You know you’ve seen the images... Read More

July 8th By

25 USA brands that celebrate their state

Location, location, location. A lot of the branding requests we see on 99designs are from small local businesses. These are companies who want to connect to their communities through shared location, and all of the associations that go with that — cultural, economic, political. As a designer, it’s key to know where these businesses come from… literally.... Read More

July 3rd By

See who won our BIP and L&W webinar contests!

From mid-May to early June, 99designs ran two 4-week webinar series on Logo & Web (L&W) and Brand Identity Pack (BIP) to help designers’ up-skill efforts and provide them with a fun learning environment. These series conclude with a community contest each – and we’ve just announced the winners! After tough deliberation, Deri Kurnia and AsbeenDesign were announced as BIP and L&W webinar contests winners respectively.... Read More

July 2nd By

Barbecue branding gets swanky

Can barbecue be chic? There’s not a lot that’s more american than a summertime BBQ. But the food doesn’t always bring to mind great design. If you’ve passed any BBQ hut on the street, you might envision orange char marks against the silhouette of a dark Texas bull, bright yellow lettering loudly glaring out. Or maybe a... Read More

July 1st By

24 company mascots that have great character

If you could represent a company in one way… how would yo do it? If you’d use a mascot, you’re not alone. Today we’re rounding up a wide collection of company mascots from 99designs that have real character. From cutesy animals to corporate figureheads, here are some of our favorite mascot designs from the 99designs community.... Read More

June 27th By

10 iconic summer posters

The time of year for sunburns, swimming and watermelon is in full swing. Along with summer comes an entire realm of design styles. Here are 10 iconic summer posters to help evoke the mood of our favorite season. Poster Design: Maurice Logan “The Big Country” Movie Poster Design by Saul Bass “Jaws” Movie Poster Woodstock Poster by Arnold... Read More

June 24th By

Behind 15 of food branding’s most iconic mascots

We’re constantly surrounded by advertising, in an inescapable whirl of words and colors and images. But it wasn’t always this way — there was a simpler time back in the Mad-Men era of advertising discovery and even many decades before that, when companies were on the search for something to help connect consumers to their brand. For foods, with... Read More

June 22nd By