Starbucks holiday cup designs ranked from best to worst

The whole Internet is exploding over a run of red cups. Is there actually a controversy or is this whole debacle the work of a YouTube troll? Is this “war on Christmas” indicative of larger cultural trends? We at 99designs think people are missing the most important question: is the 2015 Starbucks holiday cup well designed? We... Read More

November 13th 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

It’s a celebrity brand showdown! Who did our designers choose among Reese, Gwyneth, Jessica, and Blake?

Who will become the next Martha Stewart? That seems to be the question these days among Hollywood’s A-list actresses. Between Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, Blake Lively’s Preserve and Jessica Alba’s Honest Co., and now even Reese Witherspoon, who launched her new Draper James brand this spring, competition is heating up for someone to take the domestic diva’s crown as queen of... Read More

June 30th By

Help 99designs donate to relief efforts in Nepal

As you know, Nepal was hit by a devastating 7.9 magnitude Earthquake on Saturday afternoon and is continuing to experience aftershocks up to a magnitude of 6.4. The death toll is approaching 5,000 with many more thousands injured. In support of our 99designs Nepali community, we encourage you to donate to the relief efforts in... Read More

April 29th By

Better Google rankings for mobile friendly sites starting April 21st

On April 21st, the Google algorithm will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness and will begin using it as a ranking signal for internet searches on mobile devices. This announcement should come as no surprise since Google continually factors user experience into its ranking evaluations, and mobile searches have increased dramatically over the last few years. SEO and... Read More

April 14th By

We’re proud to announce 99designs’ latest milestone!

We’ve got some big news! As of this month, we’ve paid out a whopping $80 million to our designers, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Today, we span 196 countries, are localized in nine languages, and have more than 850,000 designers on our platform. 1-to-1 projects have seen a tremendous surge as well,... Read More

September 25th By

Let’s celebrate National Small Business Week!

At 99designs, we’re passionate about helping small businesses succeed. So while National Small Business Week 2014 officially starts next Monday (running from May 12 to 16), we thought we’d kick off the festivities a little early with free designs to help you celebrate. We partnered up with 99designer PinchStudio to create this awesome poster for you... Read More

May 7th By

SMB Survey: How marketing savvy are you on tax day?

Last year, the IRS handed out more than 110 million tax refunds with an average payout of $2,803. With tax day rapidly approaching, we wondered if small business owners had marketing on the brain. Were they writing off marketing expenses? Were they happy with how they’d spent their marketing dollars in 2013? What worked best, and... Read More

April 14th By

Security Update from 99designs: The Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed logo – a design 99designs intends never to see again! (Courtesy of As you may be aware from the widespread media reports on the issue (including this article in The New York Times), a serious internet bug dubbed “Heartbleed” was identified yesterday by security researchers. Reports indicate that two-thirds of all websites... Read More

April 8th By

Redefining disability with YoorallaTEE 2014

Here at 99designs we’re extremely passionate about making a difference in the world. Our 99nonprofits program is one of our favorite initiatives and we’re thrilled to be a part of the YoorallaTEE design contest for the second year in a row. Yooralla is one of Australia’s largest and most proactive organizations working to support people... Read More

March 31st By

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