The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

Red alert: What the fiery color says about your brand

“I wonder what those flashing red lights mean?” “Well, red usually means ‘caution’… or ‘beef’, if it’s a bouillon cube.” — Robin Williams and Joan Cusack, Toys (1992) The simple joke above reveals something about the diverse ways in which color (in this case, red) is perceived and about the broad array of emotions it... Read More

January 28th By

Celebrate Australia Day with these Aussie entrepreneurs!

Australia is a nation we hold near and dear to our hearts. Not only was 99designs born in the land down undah, but it houses almost half of the team in our beautiful Melbourne office. 99designs’ office in Melbourne. All of the art on the walls was designed on 99designs! Our boardrooms are named after critters like the... Read More

January 26th By

Top 10 logo design predictions for 2015

From the days of hand cut letterforms, through the wave of digital technology and into current day, logo design has wonderfully transformed, adapted and shape-shifted. What logo design trends lie ahead in 2015? Here are 10 predictions based on logo designs of recent times. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 1. Redefinition of the logo Posters: Ascui... Read More

January 20th By

Tim Ferriss on how to build your business’ brand

A few weeks ago we asked you to share all the branding questions you’ve ever wanted to ask author, investor, public speaker, and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was translated into 35 languages and has sold more than 1,350,000 copies worldwide. Since then, Tim has been able to build this out into a... Read More

January 15th By

Defining Your Target Audience: Who Are You Serving?

Being an entrepreneur inherently means being closely involved in your business. But as you choose the colors, fonts, and imagery that all play a role in your brand identity, the lines between your personal preferences and those of your ideal customers can easily blur—particularly if you lack a clear understanding of who your target audience... Read More

January 14th By


Vote for your favorite design in this month’s Top 9 at 99!

The new year brings with it a slew of one-of-a-kind designs from our designer community. Whether it was a Texas BBQ food truck wrap or a retro van rental website, our designers nailed the creative briefs they were given, effortlessly appealing to their customers’ audiences with a single design. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hipster beer... Read More

January 12th By

Looking back at 2014’s most epic collaborations on 99designs

2014 was an incredible year at 99designs – and it’s all thanks to you! In honor of the many amazing connections made across the world over the past twelve months, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite collaborations and milestones. From long-lasting creative partnerships to new initiatives like the 99designs Cafe launch... Read More

January 8th By

Free ebook: Four steps to the perfect logo

Creating a logo is the first step to developing your business’ visual identity, so it’s important to get it right. An effective logo design doesn’t just look good—it also communicates a number of elements for the business it represents. It can help you make a lasting first impression which will assist in attracting new customers. It can help... Read More

January 7th By

8 essential branding steps for your business

So you want to start a business? Great! You’re not alone—over six million businesses are started each year, making it crucial that your business stands out in the crowd. Branding is often overlooked by small businesses, but even though you might think your resources are better spent elsewhere, we’re here to tell you that branding is a... Read More

January 5th By

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