99designs has a very intriguing business proposition, offering access to numerous designers all competing to deliver the best creative solution for your design brief. While I was very curious about the process, I have to admit that at first I was somewhat skeptical about the quality of the designs that I would see. I was pleasantly surprised with the volume of submissions I received (180!) for a simple logo design. The quality and breadth of the designs was impressive - while there were some "seen this before" submissions, many gems also emerged. I was able to choose a shortlist of designs that I felt all captured the brief, and then leveraged the polling tool to get friends / colleagues to vote and comment. Very straightforward and easy to use - and super quick. Overall tremendous value in terms of quality of work, service and cost. Will definitely use again. 99designs will certainly challenge the conventions of using a traditional creative services agency. Well done!