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Rounding up August’s big design news

August has been a wild ride. As summer officially ends, and the school year starts back up, it becomes a time for new beginnings – and we’ve been seeing plenty of them spread across the design world. From futuristic technologies and massive rebrands to artistic tributes, it’s been a great month for great design.  Here’s some of our favorite... Read More

September 10th By

Your back-to-school design reading list, by publisher

It’s that time of year again and back-to-school reading lists are upon us. If you don’t consider yourself to be a bookish designer, perhaps it’s time to take a fresh look at the range of design books on the market. The breadth of topics, from biographies of famous designers to how-to guides about navigating the industry, is truly... Read More

September 9th By

An interview with tattoo artist and illustrator Jordan Mitchell

Jordan Mitchell, 26, is a Texas native who relocated to Modesto, CA at the age of 10 where he discovered his deep appreciation for tattoos. Thanks to the father of a childhood friend, opportunity came knockin’ and he began an apprenticeship at 18. Today, Jordan is a resident artist at Black and Blue Tattoo in... Read More

September 8th By

Check out these top 99ers from Africa and the Middle East

Here at 99designs, we’re extremely proud to have a designer community that comes from all around the world. To celebrate our global diversity, we’re rounding up collections of some of the best on-site designers by their geographical location. The first article brings you users from Africa and the Middle East. In the next couple of weeks we’ll... Read More

September 6th By

Words of wisdom from 99designs veteran, SHANAshay

Name: Shana Cinquegrana 99designs handle: SHANAshay Location: New Jersey, USA Contests won: 238 Shana Cinquegrana, a.k.a. SHANAshay, is a bonafide 99designs veteran with over 200 contest wins under her belt—most of them in her signature illustration style that appeals to female-run businesses ranging from beauty and fashion to publishing, food and other forms of entrepreneurship. We sat... Read More

September 5th By

Create a magazine article spread with InDesign

Adobe’s InDesign may not be as widely used as Illustrator or Photoshop, but it is no less full of powerful tools for getting your design job done. It’s a publisher’s best friend – handy for print and layout design of all sorts. For this beginner’s tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create a magazine in... Read More

September 4th By

Announcing the Hershey logo community contest!

For more than a century, The Hershey Company has provided the world with tons of confectionary treats including Twizzlers, Kit Kats, Reese’s and (of course) the famous Hershey Kiss. This week they unveiled their new logo and it’s been met with… a mixed reception. No matter what your opinion is about their new logo, it seems like the... Read More

September 3rd By

Let’s celebrate 99,999 Facebook Likes!

We did it! We passed 99,999 Likes on our Facebook page – and it’s all because of you, our amazing community. Thanks for keeping the 99designs page going strong with all of your comments, likes and shares! To celebrate this massive milestone, we’ve rounded a few of our most epic posts. Click on the links below to explore community highlights from... Read More

September 3rd By

3 ways for designers to invest in success

A smart business owner always takes a significant chunk of his profits and reinvests them into his company to further grow his business. Designers are entrepreneurs of their own, albeit in a different class. Nevertheless the same principles apply: you should make wise investments to further your design career. But how should you spend your... Read More

September 2nd By

Reeling in the 10 fishiest logos on 99designs

Fishing has been around pretty much since the beginning of human existence. We’ve enjoyed our seafood for tens of thousands of years, from the simplest catch of a fish to cooking it over a fire to the intricate art of Sushi. And though you may not think about it, these wriggly little friends of ours have actually... Read More

August 30th By