A 99designs meetup in Davao City, Philippines


On February 25th, twenty-eight designers traveled to Blugre, Matina Town Square (some traveled up to three hours!) where they met and introduced themselves to fellow 99designers — this marked the Philippine’s first 99designs Meetup in Davao City.

SuperDuperJames (James Capisinio) began the event with a ceremonial speech, which was followed by an open forum session led by A’DZ (Adriel Fulmaran). A’DZ asked everyone to share their name, age, hometown and how they heard about 99designs.

Designers then began sharing design tips and their unforgettable experiences since joining 99designs. As the day grew to a close so did the Meetup, but not without sharing one more thing first… dinner.

Lucky for us, flatsigns™ (Richie Ymana) recorded the whole experience! Let’s watch and pretend like we were there :)

99designs Meetup – Davao City, Philippines from 99designs on Vimeo.

We’d like to give our appreciation to flatsigns™ for organizing this awesome meetup. You might remember flatsigns™ and his glorious video that shows the unveiling of his 99designs community T-shirt. If you haven’t seen it, check it out.

We also want to give a shout out to not only flatsigns™ but to d’zeNyu (Jasper Fulmaran) for bringing the 99designs posters — just that extra UMPF to add to the photos’ smiling faces.

And last, but definitely not least… we send a HUGE THANKS to ALL of the designers who joined, shared and made this Meetup so great!

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Fun photos courtesy of flatsigns™ and SuperDuperJames.

If you are interested in meeting fellow 99designers in your community, check out our 99designs Meetups Page and find one in your area. Don’t see a Meetup in your city? We’d be happy to help you start, and lead, one.

Check out more photos from this Meetup on 99designs Facebook!


Based in San Francisco, Allison (Alli) Stuart works as Head of Community Marketing at 99designs. When she's not writing articles and communicating with designers, she is working on her Children's Book. She also enjoys extreme sports, like sky diving and traveling to new places. Alli has a Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University, her home. Geaux Tigers!

  • Kha

    signer, may i ask everyone who are Filippino here. Are our income from 99designs charged by TAX in Philipines Goverment?

    • 99designs

      Hi Kha,

      The best place to reach our Philippines community is in our new designer forum.

      For questions about income, you can also reach out to payments@99designs.com with any questions.