3 bulletproof techniques for creating memorable logo designs


  Which one of the logos above is easier to remember? If you’re like most people, you’ll probably have no problem recalling the logo on the left, even after months pass. However, memorizing the second logo will be much more difficult. Why is this so? The answer comes in one word — concrete logos. What is a […]

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How to set fees and expectations on 1-to-1 projects

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99% of the time, your follow-on work with clients goes off without a hitch: both parties walk away happy, perhaps already talking about the next project. But it’s worth covering your bases for the other 1% of the time, so when snags or disagreements do arise, you’re able to promptly resolve them in a professional […]

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In conversation with the WINNER of the Ultimate Top 9 at 99 2013…Sava Stoic


In case you’re new around here, here’s what’s going on: once a month we hold a competition called “The Top 9 at 99” where we pick nine of the best winning designs submitted to 99designs in a month, and have our community vote on which one is their favorite. That person wins a prize, and […]

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Designer Profile: Hitron


We have a lot of talented individuals and freelancers in our community, and we are proud to showcase them through our designer profiles. But designers are collaborators at heart and often find that their strengths are better funneled through a group working environment. Successful collaborations are something to celebrate and that is why we are […]

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Top 9 at 99: February 2014


February may be the shortest and for some, coldest, month of the year — but that did not stop our designers from bringing the creativity! Browse through these nine great designers (even though we didn’t get to a twenty-NINTH day this month…get it?! Leap year humor = winning) and don’t forget to vote for the […]

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7 web design mistakes to avoid in Photoshop


You’ve landed a nice web design project and now it’s crunch time. It’s time to work long, time to work hard, and time to deliver the goods. But before you hand over the finished product, make sure you avoid these 7 mistakes in Photoshop. 1. Avoid designs with jagged pixels (use anti-aliasing for text) Anti-aliasing makes […]

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Give your photos an Instagram effect in 5 minutes


Hipster-analog photography has virtually exploded in popularity over the last couple of years, moving from something that only nerdy photography students did with a Holga in your college photography classes, to the digitalized filter-based Instagramming everyone does today. This style of photography can be useful in all sorts of graphic design, but you’ve got to […]

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Proof that B2B logos need not be boring


A business-to-business, or B2B, company is one that primarily sells its products to other businesses, rather than to individual consumers. They make behind-the-scenes stuff, like the microchips that electronics companies use in their products, or the software that helps businesses internally keep track of their marketing data. They often aren’t very visible to the public. […]

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Reddit’s hidden design galleries


Though it may not always seem so at first glance, the internet is filled with creative people. There are hidden geniuses floating around, who are not getting the publicity they deserve. Reddit, the “front page of the Internet” is a good example of this. Though not necessarily known for it, the site is filled with […]

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The top 10 iconic car logos of all time


The badge on the back of a car is synonymous with branding, and consumers are highly influenced by the reputation of a car’s brand when choosing their new vehicle. Particularly, high-status companies like BMW and Mercedes can sell cars on the brand’s reputation alone. For example, Aston Martin put its name to a reworked version […]

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