Author Archives: 99designs

Check out our first-ever Community eBook!

It’s here! The first-ever eBook compilation of epic designs from our oh-so-talented community. See the designs, meet the designers and get inspired to make your appearance in the next edition.

January 8th By

Victorian design, back in vogue

Victorian design fell into pretty low esteem for a while. Like, the entire twentieth century. But since the turn of the millennium it has had something of a resurgence in the world of graphic design, offering a refreshing alternative to the sleek, sometimes antiseptic-feeling lines of Scandinavian minimalism and mid-century modern.

January 5th By

Don’t just play the game, crush it: two businessmen out to KO the competition

Behind every badass design is an even more badass story. Today we’d like you to meet Brian and Matt, founders of Monster Mouthguards. They reinvented a critical piece of sports equipment for kickboxers, body slammers, quarterback tacklers, jabbers, chokers, clinchers and high stickers everywhere. By making a personal connection with their customers, big and small,... Read More

January 4th By

Creative calendars to inspire you for 2016

2016 is coming in a few short days, so how are you planning on keeping track of the time in the new year? Out of necessity, we all pay attention to this particular measurement of our lives, but that doesn’t mean it has to be done in a boring way.

January 1st By

Novel ideas: Olivia’s tips for becoming a successful self-published author

Behind every great design is an even greater story. In recognition of National Novel Writing Month, we’re excited to introduce you to Olivia Wildenstein, a self-published author currently living in Switzerland. When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets, baking up a storm and attempting not to be late at her children’s school. Turning... Read More

November 25th By

Get to know Paula Scher, titan of postmodern design

It’s hard to believe that a single creative mind could be responsible for both the polished corporate-ness of the Citibank logo and the loudly expressive poster designs of historic Public Theater productions like Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. Yet this all-embracing sensibility is the calling card of Paula Scher, a reigning titan in a heavily male-dominated industry. After... Read More

November 2nd By

Build a visual style guide for your brand identity

Branding is much, much more than just a logo, it’s your reputation: what you do, what you say and how you present yourself to the world. A brand style guide lays out the rules for that how. The great thing about a style guide is that it doesn’t have to fit into one exact prescribed... Read More

October 30th By

99designs wins top prize at Governor of Victoria Export Awards 2015

99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn hasn’t owned a suit in 5 years (welcome to the fashionable world of tech startups). He finally found an excuse to buy one last week: the Governor of Victoria Export Awards in the Australian state of Victoria. 99designs was started in Melbourne, Victoria in 2008 by Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz. Every... Read More

October 13th By

Hobby to jobby: how Instagram allowed one entrepreneur to quit her day job

Behind every great design is an even greater story. Today we’d like to introduce you to Christina Fagan, founder and CKO (Chief Knitting Officer) of the Boston-based knitting company STIK. By turning to her Instagram followers for knitting production and 99designs for branding, the 25-year-old was able to gain a 30X increase in production and... Read More

September 30th By

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