The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

Take a peek at the winner of our Deez Nuts Community Contest!

We’ve wrapped up our wildly fun Community Contest for US Presidential Candidate Deez Nuts‘ campaign logo. This mysterious person (who turned out to be a 15-year-old named Brady Olson) gave the country a good laugh when he was reportedly polling at 9% in North Carolina, 8% in Minnesota, and 7% in Iowa, making him one of the top ranked candidates. With such rankings, we... Read More

August 28th By

Introducing August’s Top 9 at 99!

While others may be enjoying a warm, lazy Summer – our 99designs community has been hard at work this month! From spacy website designs to eye-catching skateboards, our designers’ diverse styles never cease to amaze us. Scroll down and place a vote for your favorite design below. The designer with the most votes will get a special prize!

August 24th By


Is a dynamic logo right for your business?

A dynamic logo, as opposed to a static logo, changes form depending on context (think Google’s timely tweaks). While certain aspects of dynamic logos stay constant, designers have a lot of freedom to explore variations of color, shape, and presentation. Dynamic logo for Coalition for Engaged Education  Many companies love dynamic logos for their versatility... Read More

August 18th By

Did you know? We do way more than just logo design

99designs has an ongoing mission of connecting SMB’s with graphic designers from all over the word to kickstart their brands. This often comes in the form of logo design. We want to let you know that we’ve gone way further to help small businesses extend your brand. If you already have a logo, or are looking... Read More

August 14th By

Give your business a face with a mascot design

Whether you’re a well established brand like Cheetohs or a startup trying to get its foot in the door, one thing is for sure – company mascots can make a long-standing impression on consumers if done right. The cereal industry discovered the power of impressionable mascot design long ago. Everyone knows which cereals Tony the Tiger,... Read More

August 11th By

Venus vs. Mars: The marketing edition

Do men and women look at a logo design differently? What’s important to each gender when they are getting ready to start their respective businesses? Understanding gender differences in branding is important when marketing your services. See what our survey results revealed!   Infographic design by Mushla

August 6th By

File types cheat sheet: Know what to use and when to use it

Have you ever been confused about which file types to request for different design projects? Or which file types are best to provide to a printer? We know how it feels. The wrong file type can make something that should be an exciting experience – getting an awesome design for your business – a total nightmare. The last thing you... Read More

July 29th By

Vote for July’s Top 9 at 99!

Man this summer’s flying by fast… it’s once again time to vote for July’s Top 9 at 99! This month we have a glorious mix of new and categories – from stunning 3D designs and mascots to beautiful illustrations and logos. Which one will you pick? Scroll down and cast your vote below! We’ll announce the winner... Read More

July 23rd By

4 eye-catching web layout trends for 2015

Every year new web design concepts emerge as some older trends recede. Over the upcoming months we’ll no doubt see a temporary increase in the popularity of video backgrounds, tiles and animated storybooks – just to name a few. Responsive web design, a trend that surfaced back in 2010, will undoubtedly remain at the core of design for the foreseeable... Read More

July 22nd By

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