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

Share your In Real Life photo and win a free design contest!

Here at 99designs, we can’t help but brag a little bit about our inspiring community of entrepreneurial customers and endlessly creative designers; we’re like a proud parent wanting to share the successes of our small business and designer community with anyone who will listen! One of our favorite ways to bring our community’s stories to life... Read More

July 7th By

Logo for growth: a vintage bookseller’s story

Like all of us here at 99designs, Andrea Tarwater understands the importance of high quality, one-of-a-kind design. Just check out her adorable Etsy site where she’s been building a lucrative business around vintage collectables. Andrea started her site in June 2010, and since then, business has grown steadily. She’s got a serious eye for vintage and... Read More

June 3rd By

Australia’s best beef jerky brand launches with help from 99designs

Dan Ford gave up his full-time career as a lawyer to follow his dream of creating Australia’s best beef jerky. That daunting transition paid off and not just in delicious beef jerky – just ask one of his 722 Kickstarter backers who pledged $26,500 last January to help get Ford’s Bald Rock Beef Jerky business... Read More

February 24th By

Handground takes their coffee grinder from concept to prototype

Handground took crowdsourcing to the next level when they began working on the Precision Coffee Grinder. The idea was simple: use the power of crowdsourcing to develop a more consistent and sustainable coffee grinder. Thousands of coffee lovers from around the world put their heads together to conceptualize the new machine. Then they took the idea... Read More

February 3rd By

Celebrate Australia Day with these Aussie entrepreneurs!

Australia is a nation we hold near and dear to our hearts. Not only was 99designs born in the land down undah, but it houses almost half of the team in our beautiful Melbourne office. 99designs’ office in Melbourne. All of the art on the walls was designed on 99designs! Our boardrooms are named after critters like the... Read More

January 26th By

Entrepreneur Stephan Aarstol talks business and his stint on Shark Tank

Web entrepreneur and 99designs customer Stephan Aarstol was looking for another business to immerse himself into when he discovered the sport of stand up paddle boarding – and the incredible business opportunity it offered. So incredible in fact, that it compelled the producers of ABC’s Shark Tank to invite him to pitch his idea to the sharks. Read... Read More

November 18th By

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