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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

99U’s best tips for better workflow and productivity

Wowee! Summer just flew by. Whether you’re in the midst of back-to-school prep or looking for some new workflow tips for the Fall, here’s another roundup of great articles from 99U.  Learn how to kick off your own productivity streak, exercise self-awareness for success and heighten your workday energy with these tips below. How I kept a 373-day productivity... Read More

August 28th By

8 common print file mistakes and how to avoid them

When a design client comes back to you complaining that their printer says that the files you gave them are unusable, it’s pretty embarrassing. As the professional, it’s supposed to be your job to take care of the technical side of things, not the client’s. To help you avoid these types of situations, we’ve compiled... Read More

August 27th By

99designs Cafe heads to Surabaya

99designs Cafe is back again! This time in Surabaya at the awesome Stilrod Cafe. With a charming British theme, the cafe was a spacious and cosy gem in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. This month’s event focused on typography. The talk was presented by Kak Ani (“Kak” means “Big Sis”), who is an experienced visual communication lecturer... Read More

August 26th By