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Project4 keeps vintage-inspired designs fresh

We’ve long admired Project4’s vintage-inspired brand work – and so have their clients. Made up of husband and wife duo, Jenny (pictured below) and Brian, Project4 started back in 2013 and have come a long way in very short amount of time. Here’s what they have to say: “We got married pretty early in life and had... Read More

April 15th By

Your ultimate cheat sheet to Facebook design

With the roll-out of our new Facebook contest category and the growing importance of social media design overall, we thought it was about time to focus on the different elements that make up Facebook design. In this article, we’ll break down the different elements of Facebook to ensure that you’re creating a well-branded and clickable web... Read More

April 15th By

Everything you need to know about Logo & Web (infographic)

Want to know more about our Logo & Hosted Web category? Check out this cool infographic created by 99designer, Frau Farbissina. It provides a checklist of what you need to do as a designer and what Jimdo features are available to create a beautiful, fully functioning basic site for your clients. For more information on how to... Read More

April 14th By

How to use clipping masks effectively

Clipping masks can be extremely useful in the Illustrator workflow – enabling rapid exploration of cut shapes, complex crops, and unique letterforms in a non destructive way. Unfortunately, the way clipping masks get translated to print can be unexpected due to the fact that the vector programs or interpreters used in production environments might not... Read More

April 13th By

15 ampersands in action

We recently published an article to “Get to know your ampersands“. Since then, we’ve been seeing them everywhere! And there’s certainly no shortage of ampersands inspiring us on 99designs. So here are some of our picks from the best ampersand usage in a logo design, courtesy of the design community. The Spoke & Bird Designer: GagaSnaga... Read More

April 11th By

Music streaming services that rock great UI

Music streaming services have been divisive since the industry started, because everyone listens to their music in a different way. Hundreds of companies have popped up to cater both to artist and music fans’ niche interests in the marketplace. The industry has been hot lately; there’s a lot of competition – and more to come. Jay-Z and fellow... Read More

April 10th By


Announcing the winner of the Chefrunde Studytour USA contest!

Once again, 99designs had the the great opportunity of hosting Chefrunde Studytour USA. The tour connects editors and executives from Germany’s leading media companies with Silicon Valley and San Francisco tech companies to share some of the latest and greatest media developments. To welcome participants to the 99designs office, we asked our designer community to... Read More

April 8th By

The 99designs guide to print-ready bleeds

“Bleed” is a part of the printers vocabulary – a word that digital designers are familiar with, but often never have to confront face to face the same way a press operator does. With that said, in the event a designer ignores the impending implications of a bleed in the design process, the printer can... Read More

April 7th By

8 design tips for high-converting landing pages

Designing an effective landing page takes a certain skill. Designers need to temporarily forget about their usual design approach and focus on the single most important goal of every landing page – conversion. Every design element is there to invite users in and motivate them to perform certain actions and direct their gaze to specific messages. The idea... Read More