andrew.k got their new banner ad by running a design contest:
Banner Design for SitePoint Marketplace
Check out andrew.k's Banner ad contest…
The SitePoint Marketplace offers a "Promote Your Auction" image for Auction holders to place on their site. The current image is too large and unattractive -- we'd like something smaller, while conveying essentially the same information. Please see the Design Brief for complete details
What's your vision?
Accepted File Formats: Photoshop file - PSD Branding Including a small, unobtrusive version of the SitePoint logo is desirable. Don't worry about any artifacts from resizing the PNG logo below -- I will replace it with a correctly-sized vector export when we choose the winner The logo colours are #003366 and #ff6600 Colours This is a tough one -- the image needs to have some punch, but it will be displayed in a wide variety of sites. I'll leave this up to individual interpretation. Design Constraints The final image will be generated with PHP (GD2). For the sake of my sanity, please work within the following limitations: - Only use Verdana - No drop shadows or other effects on text. - No rounded corners on the image Text does not have to be center-aligned, but keep in mind that all lines of text are an unknown length. Any Auction title that is too long will be abbreviated with a horizontal ellipsis. Banner Text Below are the different text combinations that will be on the banner: What We're Replacing Here's an example of the old Promote Your Auction banner: We're ditching the button at the bottom the entire image is a link to the Auction. First Try Here's a quick design I did before we decided to make this a Design Contest: I went overboard with gradients :) If you have any questions, please use the comments section, not PMs to me. Thanks.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Banner ad starts at $49.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their banner ad.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
andrew.k collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
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