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Need a Graphic Designer? At 99designs.com a community of graphic designers competes to create the perfect design for your project - logos, web sites, marketing materials, product labels or any other graphical element. As the largest marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design with over 185,000 members, 99designs.com enables businesses to quickly and cost effectively source custom graphic design work without the risk - you see the designs before you buy.

To launch a design project simply describe: who you are, what kind of design you need and how much you are willing to spend. The design community then begins submitting custom designs to your project. The average project is open for 7 days and sees about 100 custom design submissions. At the end you choose the design you like best and leave owning that design and having a relationship with that designer. If you don't like any of the designs we give you 100% of your money back, including our fees, so there is ZERO risk.

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40 Tips for Designers & Creative Entrepreneurs

posted by jaiken on Aug 24th, 2010 at 10:39 am

Focus on Success A roundup of tips and resources for entrepreneurs & designers that 99designs.com recently shared via twitter @99designs.

Entrepreneur

Ten Inspiring TED Talks for Startups - http://bit.ly/8X8Zr5

5 Tips for Managing Your Company's Brand on the Web  - http://bit.ly/d0dH8f

Beginner’s Guide to Web Analytics and Measurement - http://bit.ly/bIuz3W

Crowdsourcing vs. Traditional Design - http://bit.ly/aw5ALk

Design Thinking: 10 ways to Foster Innovation - http://bit.ly/aa23hJ

Freelance Design

Introduction to Freelancing - http://bit.ly/dB1yfl

The Two Ingredients of Successful Freelancing  - http://bit.ly/bIuz3W

How to Sell Your Design to the Client - http://bit.ly/crENSJ

How To Meet Deadlines - http://bit.ly/djd7GN

General Design

Design Thinking: 10 ways to Foster Innovation - http://bit.ly/aa23hJ

What Can Web Designers Learn from Business People - http://bit.ly/913aET

Occam’s Razor: A Great Principle for Designers - http://bit.ly/dhT8j8

Core Art Skills: Part 1 - http://bit.ly/936sxr

Core Art Skills: Part 2, The Sketchbook - http://bit.ly/dBAxtt

Core Art Skills: Part 3, Life and Figure Drawing - http://bit.ly/bkATqn

Core Art Skills: Part 4, Working in Traditional 3D - http://bit.ly/9j1B37

Core Art Skills: Part 5, Traditional Media Techniques - http://bit.ly/9g6xQJ

Visual Harmony In Design Part 3: Thematic Reference - http://bit.ly/9fxmq7

Visual Harmony In Design Part 4: Visual Echo - http://bit.ly/9O4awq

Logo Design

The Evolution of The Logo - http://bit.ly/cePjTa

Logo Design Process Tutorial - http://bit.ly/amFuzG

Logo Presentation Tutorial - http://bit.ly/cwsjPZ

Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator - http://bit.ly/ceytxM

Web Design

The 960 Grid System Made Easy - http://bit.ly/dxBDiM

Content Organization: Deciding What Matters Most - http://bit.ly/9Id7nD

A Web Designers Guide to Information Architecture - http://bit.ly/9lDszC

12 Tools To Reevaluate And Analyze Your Web Design - http://bit.ly/arQQ1u

10 Free Wireframing Tools for Designers - http://bit.ly/dbx1vL

Best Tools for Testing Cross Browser Compatibility - http://bit.ly/dcs6YR

Exploring Graphic User Interface Styles - http://bit.ly/arRUdu

20 Must Learn Button Tutorials in jQuery and CSS - http://bit.ly/cIsKLz

Typography

The Beauty Of Typography: Writing Systems Of The World - http://bit.ly/aSwH2w

25+ Sites And Resources To Learn Typography - http://bit.ly/ach3FZ

Miscellaneous Design Resources

Exploring Graphic User Interface Styles - http://bit.ly/arRUdu

The Process Behind Good Illustration (Part 1) - http://bit.ly/cFbBLZ

The Process Behind Good Illustration (Part 2) - http://bit.ly/bR0vTl

Facebook Fan Page: Showcases, Tutorials, Resources - http://bit.ly/9g54Y6

10 Icon Sets and Resources Every Designer Will Love - http://bit.ly/bS6wBL

How to Take Extraordinary Photographs, Part 1: Exposure - http://bit.ly/duFMf6

How to Take Extraordinary Photographs, Part 2: Composition - http://bit.ly/aDenJY

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Top Designer July

posted by jaiken on Aug 11th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Congratulations Kolopach - Top Designer July

Congratulations Kolopach!

Kolopach has been selected by the 99designs community as July's Top Designer and has won a brand new Apple iPad in this month's "Top 9 at 99" contest!

Check out all of Kolpach's designs here.

Every month the “Top 9 at 99" showcases the 9 designers who have won the most projects for that month. The community then votes for the Top Designer who wins a fantastic prize.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to this this month's Top 9 - You ALL do excellent work!

Do you have what it takes to be in next month's Top 9?

Get Started Today!

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Top 9 Designers at 99designs for July

posted by jaiken on Aug 11th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

The Top Designers at 99designs in July 2010

We're kicking off a new monthly contest for the community - every month we will showcase the 9 designers who have won the most projects for that month - The "Top 9 at 99."

The community will then vote for that month's "Top Designer" who will win a fantastic prize.

This month's prize... an Apple iPad!

Here are the Top Designers for July (from top to bottom, left to right in no particular order):

Vote for your favorite designer here!

**Voting will be open until Tuesday, August 10th 5:00pm PT. Terms & Conditions

  • 99designs will giveaway 1 iPad to the designer who receives the most votes.
  • You may only vote once
  • The prize is a 16GB WiFi Only Apple iPad. If you are selected as one of the winners and we cannot get you the iPad for any reason, we may choose to pay you the cash equivalent of $499 USD
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Make Your Downloads Count: Fotolia and 99designs Raise Money for Gulf Oil Relief

posted by jaiken on Jun 28th, 2010 at 11:19 am

Make Your Downloads Count at Fotolia

99designs is teaming up with global stock image company Fotolia to contribute to the Gulf oil relief effort.

Until July 31, 2010, 99designs and Fotolia will make a 20% contribution to the Gulf Oil Disaster Relief Fund for every credit or subscription purchased through http://fotolia.com/99gives

Our thinking is - you need images anyway, so why not make a difference while you download?

Join the nearly two-million professionals using a free Fotolia account to access over 9,000,000 royalty-free images. Fotolia is a leading choice for designers and artists looking for affordable, high-resolution photos, vectors, illustrations, and videos. To make a difference with your downloads, visit: http://fotolia.com/99gives

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Need A Graphic Designer? Free Contest Listing Day @99designs

posted by jaiken on Jun 25th, 2010 at 11:07 am

Webby Award - Free Contest Listing Day Celebration

We've got one more way to celebrate 99designs winning a Webby Award... Today - Friday, June 25th (PDT) is Free Contest Listing Day!

It's our way of saying THANK YOU for helping us win this prestigious award.

Here's how it works:

1. Visit 99designs any time on Friday June 25, PDT. http://99designs.com/go/free_contestday

2. Decide what you need designed, such a new brochure to attract more clients, new banner ads to grow website traffic, event invitation cards for an upcoming party, or maybe some attention grabbing business cards.

3. Click the 'post a design project' button to launch a contest. We'll pay your listing fee, which means you'll only need to cover the processing fee, prize and any optional upgrades you pick. You'll instantly save $39.

It's that easy - Don't miss out!

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