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99Designs review

 

If you need a logo, corporate ID, some business cards designed, product packaging, or any kind of a creative design – including a complete website, go to 99designs.com.

99designs is the leader in crowd-sourced designs. Simply write your “creative brief,” set up how much you are willing to pay for the final product, and then guide designers as they submit their best design.

 

7.7 Total Score
The Bottomline

99Designs concept of creating your project into a contest is a brilliant idea, allowing you to meet with many designers to find your perfect style.

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The higher the “reward” you set, the more (and better) designers you will attract.

As designers submit their best work, you can give them feedback for the duration of the contest.

Ask them to tweak and change and you can get amazing results.


THE GOOD /

  • Easy to Use
  • Lots of Designers
  • Great Result

THE BAD /

  • Contest is 7 Days
  • Access to top designers is additional cost


You used to be able to set a random price for your contests.

Now you must pick from Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum “packages.”

A Bronze level logo design contest is $299 and will get around 30 designers. A Platinum package will get you 60 of the best designers 99designs has to offer.

99Designs is a great marketplace for graphic, logo & web design

All plans offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s pretty risk free! After 7 days, you “award” the winning designer the prize. You then release the funds and get the deliverables (files as specified in the brief).

 

99Designs at a Glance

http://99designs.com/
Across the globe Founded 2008
Sharin’ is carin’…just sayin’!

 

Everything is handled through 99designs and fraud is kept to an absolute minimum.

I’ve held a lot of contests on 99designs and have always been extremely happy with the process and with the results.

You could pay someone $299 for a logo design, or you could hold a contest and let folks compete for your $299. I prefer to have 30 up and coming (and very professional) choices – one is bound to capture my attention and vision.

 


 


Once you identify designers with whom you like to work, you can continue with them through 99designs 1-to-1 program.

99designs boasts 1,102,000 designers worldwide. That’s over a million people that can lend their talents to your projects.

I really like 99designs and since they are the first and best in the category, it’s hard to find anything faulty with them.

Support is through phone, email and chat as well as a very vibrant community.


 

 


 

Company Overview

Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page 

99designs was started by designers for designers.

The role is to provide a friendly, professional and secure environment where designers from all walks of life can find opportunity and compete on a level playing field – where they can show off their work, improve their skills, communicate with peers and win new clients.Logo design web design and more.

Specifications
Area of Focus: Design, from logos to product packaging, carwrap and more
Cost to Post: $299 for logo design on up. Websites starting at $599
Payment/Terms Policy: Payment is up front and awarded to designer upon contest completion. 5% goes to 99designs
Refund/Dispute Policy: Refunds or credits are available – based on reason for dispute
Ease of Use: Getting started is simple, but there are a lot of questions you will need to answer to post your job so plan for around 30 minutes for setup

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