Trending type: cool free font roundup


Last week, we put our two cents into the eternal “best and worst fonts” debate (recap: Harabara was condemned categorically; the rest were allowed case-by-case tribunals). But enough of that. We thought we’d follow up with a simple roundup of some beautiful, widely useful fonts that are trending at the moment. Oh, and did we […]

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How to understand and handle typical client feedback


“We love it! Don’t change a thing!” When was the last time you heard that? If you’re like me, you probably don’t remember. No matter how good of a designer you are, clients always have a thing to say about your work and it’s not always pretty. Knowing how to handle different types of feedback […]

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Exceptional student logo designs from September 2012

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Our final showcase for the 2011-2012 Class of 99designs’ students shows off exceptional logo designs. Ranging from fun and playful to serious and luxurious, these logos illustrate the importance of the matching skilled with iconography with the right typography. Several of these designs also show off the importance of a strong and diverse presentation. Provizon […]

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Halloween battle, round 3: who would win in a fight between…


Our Halloween Battle continues… in the final round! Check out Round 1 and Round 2 to get up to speed. Thanks again to the voters last week, helping propel our semi-final round victors into their final fight. Drumroll please… our finalists are: Aliens vs. Zombies goes to… Aliens! Ninjas vs. Dinosaurs goes to… Ninjas! Check below […]

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How to design engaging web forms (and inspiration to get you started)


Designers often avoid projects that involve designing web forms. There is a common misconception that such design is boring, unimaginative and tedious. But in today’s world, input forms are an essential element of almost any website or application. It is the main platform where the visitor and website company interaction. And, in many cases, a […]

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Designer profile: rembrandtjurin


In 2009, rembrandtjurin caught our eye with his exceptional packaging designs and has been dominating the field since. His design presentations are exemplary of cutting-edge packaging, so if you’re new to the field then check out his work! Currently, Rembrandtjurin has a small design studio in Davao City that caters to international clients found from 99designs. Dennis […]

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The best and worst typefaces, and here’s why


Designers are, without question, an opinionated bunch but when it comes to typography, man you really see the sparks fly! Comic Sans has entire websites devoted to hating it, while Helvetica boasts a documentary film committed to its worship. Recently, typography luminary Peter Biľak embarked on a fascinating project: to determine what exactly makes a […]

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Wombats and bears – Oh my! 10 paw-fectly furry designs


At 99designs, we love our furry animal creatures. So much so that, we were compelled to name our conference rooms after them. To celebrate our love of animals, we rounded up some of our favorite furry designs. Aussie Rules All Stars logo by 3am3i Our collection of furry designs has to include an Aussie favorite […]

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Halloween battle, round 2: who would win in a fight between…

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We’re conducting a Halloween battle between monsters, nicely illustrated by our community. Check out Round 1 to get up to speed. Big props to the voters last week, helping us move into the semi-final round by letting us know your opinion in these fights! And now, without further ado, the victors: Aliens vs. Zombies goes […]

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9 reasons clients don’t want to work with you (and what to do about it)


Aren’t you happy with how your bank is treating you? I’m sure their excellent customer service is making you jump for joy. Unless you’re drowning in millions and living in Switzerland, this story is probably the complete opposite of what you’re really experiencing. Banks are notorious for having bad customer service and most of them […]

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