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A trio of meetups finish off the year in Indonesia

99designs Cafe December Tuesday, December 23 at Djuku Cafe, Makassar What could be more of a fitting end to 2014 than 99designs Cafe held in Makassar, Indonesia? This humble designer community from the northern part of Indonesia may be smaller than some of our other communities, but that doesn’t mean their passion is diminished. In fact, what... Read More

January 12th By

11 future-thinking mobile apps and icons from 99designs

It’s no secret that mobile app design is the way of the future. With many consumers’ web practices transitioning to hand-held devices, websites and services are going mobile – and our designer community is here to help! This past year has set up 2015 to be an especially wild ride for handheld technologies. T-mobile and Sprint shifted their business strategies... Read More

January 10th By

10 logo design trend predictions for 2015

From the days of hand cut letterforms, through the wave of digital technology and into current day, logo design has wonderfully transformed, adapted and shape-shifted. What logo design trends lie ahead in 2015? Here are 10 predictions based on logo designs of recent times. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 1. Redefinition of the logo Posters: Ascui... Read More

January 9th By

Looking back at 2014’s most epic collaborations on 99designs

2014 was an incredible year at 99designs – and it’s all thanks to you! In honor of the many amazing connections made across the world over the past twelve months, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite collaborations and milestones. From long-lasting creative partnerships to new initiatives like the 99designs Cafe launch... Read More

January 8th By

Announcing the final Top 9 at 99 of the year!

2014 has drawn to a close, bringing with it the end of another year of awesome designs! December’s collection echoes the high quality of the past year, following through with similar trends of artistic illustrations and hip badges. But, of all the great options, who will get the last Top 9 award of 2014? We’re asking you... Read More

January 7th By

13 vintage logo badges we’re loving right now

The vintage logo badge look has been on the rise for the past few years. Whether you’re looking for a “hipster” or minimal feel, clients are eating this trend up. Easily stamped on all sorts of branding, it’s a versatile way to gives designs a simple and stylish flair. Bottle cap edges, intricate details and bold lettering spearhead this style,... Read More

January 3rd By

22 beautiful real estate logos that break the mold

Logo design contests in the Real Estate & Mortgage industry offer a huge opportunity to get creative – and yet, these contests are often saturated with overused and generic images of houses, skyscrapers and rooftops. Like all logo design customers, those in the real estate realm are searching for uniqueness, clarity, and memorability in their branding. Some not-so-inspiring search results for... Read More

January 2nd By

10 designer resolutions for 2015

With the dawn of the New Year, many of us are thinking of ways to get 2015 started on the right foot. For those still searching, here are 10 design-specific resolutions that can help welcome the new year with inspiration to grow and prosper as designers. 1. Push the envelope Photo: The all-time great designers worked for more than... Read More

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