Ombre design (and how to create your own)
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Ombre design (and how to create your own)

Ombre design is an important term to have in your vocabulary and a great tool for your toolkit. An ombre effect is the visual gradation from a light color to a dark color or vice-versa. It is a type of gradient that is specific in it’s light-to-dark nature, and is often characterized by its inherent drama and mood swings. This article…

4 Inexpensive branding strategies for small businesses
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4 Inexpensive branding strategies for small businesses

Branding: that’s something that only huge companies, like McDonalds and Apple do, right? Not necessarily. Many small business owners mistakenly believe that branding costs a lot of money. And certainly, there are agencies that will help you build your brand for a staggeringly high price that most small businesses simply can’t afford. But branding agencies don’t…

Vote for July’s Top 9 at 99

Vote for July’s Top 9 at 99

Our community uploads a new design every 1.5 seconds, which makes it really hard to choose our nine favorites each month, but we manage. Take a look at July’s finest winning designs, find some inspiration and vote for your favorite below. 1. St. Roch’s Bar St. Roch’s Bar is keeping Austin weird and celebrating the…

Can you spot a freelance graphic designer in the wild?
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Can you spot a freelance graphic designer in the wild?

It seems like everybody (especially Hollywood) has some pretty funny ideas about what it means to be a graphic designer. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think it’s a snap to pick out the freelance graphic designer in any crowd, anywhere in the world. Just look for somebody young, hip and single, chugging a bottomless mug…

We’ve got 150 million reasons to celebrate!
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We’ve got 150 million reasons to celebrate!

Designers, you did it! We’re thrilled to announce that our international community of graphic designers has collectively earned more than $150 million on 99designs. Thanks to your world-class talent and dedication, you have continued to make this the #1 freelance design marketplace on the planet. Since we started, 99designs has been committed to educating and…

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