How to become a Platinum designer on 99designs

99designs is all about creating opportunities for talented designers to grow. So we created a higher-priced, Platinum package exclusively for the most talented, professional and hard-working designers on 99designs. Platinum designers are hand-picked and have successfully demonstrated the ability to create beautiful and effective design solutions.

In this article, we’ll explain what Platinum contests are and how any talented designer can be promoted to Platinum status.

Why become a Platinum designer?

As you browse through our contest listing, you’ll notice all Platinum contests are marked with a “P”:

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Platinum contests are unique because:

  • Platinum designers are hand-picked by 99designs.
  • Platinum designers can still compete in all other contests.
  • they have the largest prizes.
  • all finalists in Platinum contests will be paid 15% of the total prize.
  • winners in Platinum contests will be paid both the first prize + 15% of the total prize.

In addition to higher prizes and finalist payments, Platinum designers are also well-respected within the 99designs community. Platinum designers are often featured on our global blog, the first to test out exciting new site features, and much more! Not to mention, you get a cool Platinum badge on your profile for the world to see.

Great! What are the requirements to become a Platinum designer?

The first step is to really focus on producing great designs! In addition to this, we offer Platinum status to designers who:

We actively review designers for Platinum status daily. If you follow the above requirements on a regular basis, you can be sure we’ll take notice!

What are examples of Platinum designers?

If you work hard and practice your design skills, you’ll be promoted to Platinum status in no time! Here are some examples of Platinum-level designers and resources for each design category. Be sure to click on the designs below to see more work from each designer.

Logo and Identity

Aida logo design

Resource:

Website & App

Web design examples

Resource:

Business & Advertising

Resources:

Clothing & Merchandise

T-shirt design
T-shirt design
T-shirt design
T-shirt design
Leggings pattern
T-shirt design

Resource:

Art & Illustration

Illustration
Illustration
Illustration
Illustration
Illustration
Illustration

Resource:

Packaging & Label

Packaging

Resource:

Book & Magazine

Book cover design

Resource:

These examples are only a small fraction of the massive amount of talent in our designer community.

You can browse our Pinterest or Designer Profiles to see more examples of outstanding designers’ work!

Featured images: web design by Hitron; illustration by LittleFox; logo design by alive!

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