The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

Happy Halloween from 99designs!

Happy Halloween from the 99designs team! Hope you’re taking the night off and carving pumpkins! In honor of the spooky day, we’ve assembled some of our favorite Halloween designs from the 99designs designer community. Feast your eyes on these scary masterpieces! Design by Giulio Rossi   Design by mariusoctavian    Design by TodorKolevDesign   Design by dxbdesign    Design by xkarlohorvatx   ... Read More

October 31st By

4 ways a podcast can increase brand visibility

Podcasting has become one of the most powerful marketing tools available for businesses in every niche. Not only does podcasting give you yet another medium to grow your audience, it can also help you gain credibility and authority in your niche, intimately connect with your listeners, and deliver targeted, on-demand content worldwide. What do all... Read More

October 29th By

The ins and outs of mobile marketing

The power of the mobile marketplace is undeniable, with recent estimates placing the number of users accessing the Internet primarily from their smartphone or tablet at 70%. That number is expected to reach 90% by 2016, as worldwide mobile use grows. The mobile revolution’s impact on design is multifold — inspiring those working on mobile... Read More

October 24th By

Cascading style sheets (CSS) and the shaping of dynamic design

Many of us can remember a time when the typical web page resembled a poster publicizing a high school dance. No banners, no sidebars and certainly no flash. When a designer wanted to grab your attention they used red type on a blue background, which resulted in more migraines than anything else. Thankfully, web design... Read More

October 21st By

Our Top 9 winner demonstrates consistent branding at its finest

The votes are in, and this month’s top 9 winner is designer nnorth, with her all-encompassing brand identity design for fashion store Affaire. It’s clear that both designer and client understand the importance unifying a brand. Whether taking home an Affaire shopping bag home or snagging a business card from an Affaire employee, Affaire customers are bound... Read More

October 17th By

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

Our global community of designers never fails to wow us with their talent – and this month was no exception! From sandwich superheroes to cartoonish book covers for bestselling authors, this month’s Top 9 has it all. Feast your eyes on our favorite winning designs over the past month and vote for your personal favorite.... Read More

October 10th By

Why so many logos get the blues

If you look at some of the most successful logo designs and branding campaigns in the world today, you may get the blues. No, not the deep abiding sadness that makes you want to play the harmonica. But the many shades of blue that seem to find their way into so many logos in the... Read More

October 10th By

3 effective Facebook cover design tips for your business

It seems that nearly everyone is on Facebook these days. Well, over 651 million of us are, and once you let that number sink in, you can see how the social media site is a wellspring of potential consumers for your business. But before you dive in, there are a few things you should understand... Read More

October 6th By

Infographic: Increase engagement with a Facebook cover redesign

At 99designs we understand the importance of good design, but businesses often can’t justify it in their budget. We set out to put some numbers behind the importance of good design for social media pages, specifically Facebook covers. The Facebook cover design infographic below presents the findings of our survey to businesses who use social... Read More

October 3rd By

Speaking design: How to communicate with your designer

How many times have we all tried to speak specifically and intelligently but lacked the proper lingo? For example, telling your mechanic that the “thingy” in the engine is broken probably isn’t too helpful. It’s very similar when communicating with designers. The more specific you can be about your requests, the better the chances they... Read More

September 30th By