What a fabulous experience! This was our first time using 99designs and I only learned of the site while in the midst of a traditional logo design effort. We had been using a graphic designer who had provided us with about 10 logo options as a starting point for a new brand we were creating. They were good but none of them wowed me. We ultimately paid for the designer's time for the spec work. But in the middle of that process, I learned of 99designs and was curious to try it out. We decided that we would price our effort at the mid-range level and see what kind of response we got. Within the first 12 hours of the competition, we had about 10 submissions and a number of them were already very good. Thus, we decided to guarantee the prize and watched the submissions flood in over the 4-day window. By the end, we had so many good options that it was very difficult to narrow down our designer choices and the finalists. But we did so and ultimately ended up with a logo that we love. We'll absolutely use 99designs again!