The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

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

Posters to get your business noticed and your prospects acting

Posters are attention-grabbing, memorable and ultra-flexible. After all, you can hang them just about anywhere! Their low-cost, low-risk nature makes them a great marketing tool for a variety of messages. With months of warm weather ahead, now is a perfect time to consider how a poster design campaign can help generate buzz for your business.... Read More

July 15th By

Share your In Real Life photo and win a free design contest!

Here at 99designs, we can’t help but brag a little bit about our inspiring community of entrepreneurial customers and endlessly creative designers; we’re like a proud parent wanting to share the successes of our small business and designer community with anyone who will listen! One of our favorite ways to bring our community’s stories to life... Read More

July 7th By

It’s a celebrity brand showdown! Who did our designers choose among Reese, Gwyneth, Jessica, and Blake?

Who will become the next Martha Stewart? That seems to be the question these days among Hollywood’s A-list actresses. Between Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, Blake Lively’s Preserve and Jessica Alba’s Honest Co., and now even Reese Witherspoon, who launched her new Draper James brand this spring, competition is heating up for someone to take the domestic diva’s crown as queen of... Read More

June 30th By

8 restaurant menu design tips

Great restaurant menu designs can enhance a dining experience, help customers makes satisfying choices and stimulate appetite. However, a menu is more than just a list of the dishes a restaurant has available; it is an advertising tool capable of communicating a restaurant’s identity and driving profit – if it’s well designed. Here, we discuss several... Read More

June 24th By

Vote for June’s Top 9 at 99!

As summer rolls its way in, we’re here to celebrate June’s nominees for the Top 9 at 99! This month’s designs are an appealing blend of heavy illustration, tech savviness and retro flare. Who will win the crown? Well, that’s up to you. Scroll down and choose your favorite nominee. The designer with the most votes will win... Read More

June 22nd By

Guess which design this Etsy business owner chose for her logo!

In case you missed it, Etsy business owner Andrea Tarwater launched a logo contest a few weeks ago and graciously allowed 99designs to follow her journey. Check out her Instagram post documenting the near end of the contest below: We're a day into the Final Round – see what @sorrythankyou79 has to say on her... Read More

June 18th By

Website 101: Choose the best platform for your business

A strong online presence has never been more vital for small and medium-sized businesses. 80% of consumers now research online before making a purchase, and 85% use the Internet to find local businesses. Consumers aren’t just window shopping online, either The U.S. Commerce Department estimates that $304.9 billion of goods were purchased online in 2014.... Read More

June 17th By

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