23 top logos from the 99designs Ready-made store


With so many great designs coming in from contests, sometimes we forget about our little old Ready-made logo store. If you’re not familiar with it, the logo store is 99designs service where designers can offer their logos as templates for immediate sale. These logos are meant to be available to many kinds of clients, so they […]

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Top 9 at 99 results: December 2013


As usual, it was impossible to predict which of our nine selected designs from December 2013 would be voted the winner of the Top 9 at 99. But this month, the winning designer’s monochrome play on imagery would not be denied! Congratulations to: Sava Stoic   for layering on layering on layering meaning! His clever […]

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7 unbreakable laws of user interface design


Are you a web designer? If yes, then you are also a user interface designer, and in the near future, this role will become even more important for you. While web pages today have simple user interfaces with no more than navigation and contact forms, the rise of new technologies and standards will create a demand […]

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Designer profile: miss_delaware


Carolina Torres — Argentina 99designs handle: miss_delaware Projects won: 16 Portfolio: carolinatorres.com   Give us a bit of background: who are you? I’m a graphic designer with a degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have nine years of experience with graphic design. I still live in Buenos Aires, and I love to travel, […]

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15 descriptive design words you should know


Designers tend to pride themselves on being “visually oriented” — and rightly so. That need not mean that you’re clumsy with words, however. Being able to verbally describe your work to a client throughout the feedback process is an indispensable skill. Here we’ve come up with fifteen very useful, high-level design words that any professional […]

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Get inspired by minimalism (and a minimalist design quiz!)


One elemental mark of successful branding is the ability to remove the excess and distill it down to its unobscured core while still recognizing the brand. In its essence minimalism is a challenge to the viewer that says “I DARE you to recognize me.” Then we get a little burst of excitement when we make […]

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Top 9 at 99: December 2013

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December can be a tough time for design work. Any work, really. So many distractions with holidays, friends, families, family pets, etc. But our designers did not let this get in the way of great creative work! Presenting the Top 9 at 99 from December — a mix of creative work, full of plenty of […]

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Speed up your design process with Photoshop Actions


In this tutorial I’m going to teach you how you can speed up your workflow and make your life much easier by using Photoshop actions. An action is similar to a programming macro or a script for an image, but is easier to create. You don’t have to learn any programming skills to produce one! So, what […]

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3 common image licensing mistakes to avoid

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A selection of images on Flickr The Internet is a virtual galaxy of images. This sounds like a designer’s dream – unlimited access to cool photos for use in advertising, book covers, web sites and whatever other client work you may pursue – but it can easily become a nightmare if you don’t understand the […]

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30 stunning black and white photo colorizations


Many of you may have seen the huge crop of colorized old black and white photos popping up around the web (there are some wonderful subreddits devoted to it). The results can be truly stunning, and bring history to life in a new way. For all you fans out there, here are 30 beautiful examples: […]

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