How to get follow-on work through 99designs


The power of 99designs is far greater than just one contest win. Checking out some designer profiles you’ll see 4, 5 and even 6 figure contest earnings that are bound to impress. But what you don’t see are the established client relationships that easily double that amount of money if not more. The reason behind […]

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Tips for doing flat design right

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Flat design has been trending big since Apple unveiled iOS7. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably didn’t need us to tell you that. As with all trends, a lot of the flat design examples we’re seeing on blogs seem pretty superficial: fashionable attempts to exploit a passing craze that will look dated […]

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14 talented packaging designers making work jump off the shelf

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Great packaging can transform the most mediocre consumer product into something that stands out – it can be the deal-breaker that convinces a consumer to grab a product off the shelf. I think all us here can admit that at some point, we’ve been suckered into buying a product simply because the packaging design was so precious. Packaging […]

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Top 9 at 99 results: June 2013


Boy by day and superhero by shadow, you must check out Vall One’s logo design. He’s the winner of June’s Top 9 at 99! Aside from the nice typography and simple use of colors, this design wins for its strong concept. Who wouldn’t want a superhero-shadow following them all day? Congratulations to Vall One for being […]

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Silicon Roundabout contest: Rounding up the winner and runners-up


In celebration of the new UK office, 99designs held a community contest to design an illustration for Silicon Roundabout. Silicon Roundabout is the heart of the tech startup community in London. Officially it’s the starting point for more than 500 web companies – but it hosts more than just internet business. There are great independent […]

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99designs 1-to-1 Projects Sweepstakes


A massive benefit of 99designs for designers is building long-term client relationships as a design contest is often just the first step to follow-on work. In fact, so much follow-on work is generated at 99designs that we built our 1-to-1 invoicing tool to facilitate payment for this additional work. Over the past year, we have […]

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12 documentaries every graphic designer should see


This was one of the top 20 blog posts on The Creative Edge from 2013! Don’t miss out on the rest. This collection of documentaries has been curated to be both a great foundation and fresh inspiration for any graphic designer or artist. The films cover all kinds of creation –  from street art, to industrial […]

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The graphic design behind fashion design


Recent changes in management for fashion powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent has caused an uproar in sales of the company’s wares. Amidst rumors that the company would be discontinuing their logo in light of their change from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris, fans and collectors found it a prudent time to snatch up the […]

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The 99designs Meetup tour of Asia in 2013


This past month, Jason, Illona, and Sasha from the 99designs Community Team traveled around Indonesia and the Philippines to meet with our designer community. Take a look at some of the photos and stories that came out of the experience! Bandung, Indonesia Over fifty designers came to NuArt Sculpture Park in Bandung. We enjoyed the […]

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Top 9 at 99: June 2013


Happy Summer, Designers! Choosing only 9 successful designers is getting harder and harder — there are SO many talented creatives in our community. But atlas… we have chosen, and June’s Top 9 leaves us jumping with joy. Jump with us! Vote for the designer you believe should win Top Honors — they will win a BustedTees year-subscription. Here is June’s Top […]

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