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Amazing work from student designers in October and November

Although the 99designs Student Rewards Program came to a close in September, we still have an active and thriving community of student designers. And these student designers are too good to hide! Check out some of the best work from 99designs students over the last few months. Captain Insurance Logo design by Sonia Lee Beefcake... Read More

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Create an app icon using Photoshop in 20 easy steps

As designers, we know what an app icon is: a small graphical symbol that represents an application program. We also know that a successful icon will attract more consumers to the application itself. In this tutorial, I’ll use Photoshop to explain how to make a cool app icon for a pool game application. And the... Read More

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Workspaces of the 99designs community

We asked you all to show us your workspaces — the places where the design magic happens. The outpouring of responses we received was awesome: from lawns in England to hotel terraces in Southeast Asia; from baby crib-cum-desks to pro DJ stations; from the immaculately clean to the cozy and exploded, these make for a... Read More

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Designer profile: Dizzinessdesign

Meet Dizzinessdesign — a graphic designer from France who excels in packaging design. He is also a music lover, and producer, which gives him great opportunities like designing mixtape covers for local DJs. Dizzinessdesign is a morning person with 4:00AM being is his ideal time to work. Evidence of his early-morning-designing can be found in... Read More

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99designs Meetups give back to their communities

Meetups don’t happen in just one form, time or place — designers have been getting more and more creative with the way they’re gathering together and spending their time. This fall, our users came together to strengthen both the 99designs design community and their local communities. We’ve highlighted some of the events to help inspire... Read More

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The most-liked Sasquatch design winner is…

Seaport Airlines recently launched a contest on 99designs searching for a “fun, hip, and modern Sasquatch” mascot to represent their brand. We asked 99designers to express the love for their favorite designs. In case you’re not totally clear of what a sasquatch is, think Big Foot then take a look at the most-liked Sasquatch designs... Read More

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Logo design process: how professionals do it

Apple. McDonalds. Twitter. Coca Cola. Nike. What makes those symbols so special and iconic? Is it their beauty or the colors? Maybe it’s because they explain what the company does…or maybe not? While these things are considered during a logo design project, none of them are particularly important. Some great logos are beautiful and some... Read More

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Designers, show us your workspace!

You can tell a lot about a person by his or her workspace. They say “clean desk, clean mind,” but surveying the heaps of used coffee cups and magazines strewn about our office, we’d like to think it’s a little more complicated than that. We see all the amazing work our community produces, and now... Read More

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