The Creative Edge

We'll help improve your design folio, give you tips on finding clients and connect you with creative professionals.

How to design emails for the mobile world

Smartphones and tablets are rapidly changing the face of web design. With nearly 70% of people using a hand-held device as their primary way of accessing the Internet, we need to start thinking about the small screen when creating websites and apps. But what about email? We all constantly check our mobile devices (some of... Read More

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Contemporary design on the rise in Beijing

When it comes to talking about contemporary design, China is probably not the first country that comes to mind. It’s often a place that reminds us of the past — ancient architecture, paintings, pottery, poetry. But China has a very complicated relationship with time, balancing between the new and the old, which makes it a fascinating... Read More

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A global design collaboration by 78Tarot

Since 99designs is all about contests, competition between designers can sometimes be fierce. More prevalent than this rivalry, however, is the great respect we have for each other’s achievements and our deep appreciation for the varied skill-sets on the site. Virtual friendships are formed and – in some cases – spill out into the real... Read More

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Poster Biennalle, Hunger Games & more June design news

June. It’s the middle of the year; the official start of summer. It’s a time for festivals, relaxation and increased creativity. It’s the perfect time to catch up on world news… world design news, that is! Poster Biennale By Lukasz Kowalski (left) and Wieslaw Rosocha (right) via Poster Page Since 1966 the world’s largest poster museum in... Read More

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9 emoji designs that are totally text-worthy

On June 16th, The Unicode Consortium, (a non-profit organization that sets the standards for the representation of text in all software) released 250 new emoji as part of the updated Unicode Standard 7.0. These new emoji won’t be appearing on your smartphone just yet. We’ll have to wait to find out which ones will be adopted... Read More

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The 99designs Cup starts now!

What happens when we combine our passion for beautiful and creative design with our love of soccer? If you guessed our next community contest – you’re right! We’re excited to announce the official launch of The 99designs Cup. Click here to enter your design now! Last month we asked you all to send us your... Read More

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Responsive web design simplified

When you consider the fact that there are actually more mobile devices in existence than there are humans on the planet, it becomes clear just how many people are regularly using this technology to access the web. That means if you’re not utilizing responsive web design, you’re putting your site at a big disadvantage. In... Read More

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An interview with Fattah Setiawan and Bramanto Setyaki

We first spoke with Fattah Setiawan back in 2012 when he was chosen as a winner for our poster design contest (you can read the interview here). Now Fattah and his creative partner, Bramanto Setyaki, are back on our radar after enlivening our first 99designs Cafe series with an incredible live chalk-drawing performance featuring their latest... Read More

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The greatest World Cup illustrations from 2014

The World Cup, being a ridiculously exciting global event, brings a lot of opportunity for designers to create something that turns viral. Some artists have recreated team kits; others have illustrated important game events or even made team posters – all very awesome, and very shareable. Let’s take a look at some of the best... Read More

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30 food truck designs to serve up summer

The idea of serving food out of a truck with a mobile kitchen is not new. It dates back as far as the nighttime “lunch wagons” that catered to New York City nightshift workers at the turn of the 20th century, and even farther — some accounts cite the chuckwagon, a mobile canteen for Texas... Read More

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