Fire up your design career!
Are you well-skilled with design programs as Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign? Design the perfect logo, website, infographic, bookcover or other 90 categories at 99designs.com. 99design is a creative marketplace that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together to create designs they love.
Two ways of work
At 99designs you got two ways to work. One is to work directly with clients and two is to compete with the community. You can compete with the community by joining design projects, a competition between designers to create the winning design for a client’s design brief. Besides you practice on your designskills, these design contests gives you the possibility to setup contacts and strenght-up your portfolio. After you have won a contest clients can hire you back and starting 1-on-1 projects.
Four stages of the Design Contest
The design contest has four stages that take place over a number of days. Every contest starts with the demand of the client. The client has a design problem wherefor he briefed a project at 99designs.com. In this brief you can read specific conditions about the designgap and see the contests cash prize. After the client has briefed the project at 99designs.com, designers from all around the world can see the project in the 99designs marketplace. They compete for the prize by submitting designs that meet the brief. After this the client gives feedback and direction to the designers to help them improve on their designs through two rounds of competition. Finally, most of the time after a couple of days, the client picks the winner. The winning designer receives the prize money and the client gets the design files with full copyright of the winning design.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
You choose the industries, styles and design categories you want to work in. The more you participate on 99designs, the better they can start matching you with clients looking for exactly what you offer.
99designs is free to sign-up and start freelancing. Rates and rewards vary depending on the type of design work. You’ll be paid in three business days or less.
You can negotiate follow-up work after winning a Contest, create a portfolio of your best work so clients can match with you, and bring in existing clients to easily manage invoicing and file storage.
99designs secure the full payment from your client upfront. When the project is finished, 99designs release the funds to you.
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Design contests are competitions between designers to create the winning design for a client’s design brief.
With guaranteed design contest, designers get 100% certainty that one of the entries will receive the prize money, even if the client is not satisfied with any entry.