Designed for action: Sexual Health Innovations’ Project Callisto
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Designed for action: Sexual Health Innovations’ Project Callisto

The lack of sexual health education in the US is a big issue. This month, 99nonprofits highlights the important work of one special organization who’s using technology to combat sexual violence. You remember taking sex ed when you were in high school, right? At the time it probably felt a little uncomfortable. But you likely recognize…

Thisisremedy breathes new life into retro design
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Thisisremedy breathes new life into retro design

We’ve been longtime fans of Platinum designer, thisisremedy (aka Callum Humphreys). He joined 99designs back in 2014 to connect with a larger, more global client base—and his efforts have certainly paid off. Today, he’s a full-time freelancer with a diverse clientele ranging from food trucks to furniture stores. Throughout his many successes, there’s no doubt his fresh take on retro design has been the secret…

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…

Descience shows off the versatility of flat design
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Descience shows off the versatility of flat design

Mike Dicks (aka Descience) has long been a champion of flat design. He’s mastered the cohesive look, crafting everything from logos and icons to book covers and postcards. As a self-taught freelancer, the UK native works an eclectic set of jobs with a focus on design, checking in on 99designs nearly every day and selling prints and greeting…

Beer label brilliance from MANTSA®
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Beer label brilliance from MANTSA®

After trying his hand at logo design for a while, Filipino designer Kenneth Olympia (aka MANTSA®) decided that the way to get his awesome illustration skills noticed would be to design for the world’s burgeoning craft beer industry. We chatted with him about how he got his bottles in a row. Name: Kenneth Olympia99designs handle: MANTSA®Location: Philippines…

The art of play: Play On, Philly!
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The art of play: Play On, Philly!

Music makes the heart grow stronger… Or at least the the brain. At a time when public school systems nationwide are cutting extra-curricular programs like music education, Play On, Philly! (POP) recognizes the importance of music in classrooms and in the community. As one of the many applicants that 99designs receives and reviews every month…

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