99designs, the world’s largest online design marketplace, today announced the winners of the annual “99awards” competition, which recognizes 12 leaders in design skill, quality and creativity designed through the 99designs platform over the past year. The award recipients represent eight different nationalities from around the world and showcase their design prowess in various categories including logo, book cover, web design, product packaging and many others.
The annual competition is in its third year running and has received more than 40,000 votes from clients, 99designs designers and company employees to elect the best of the best designs from across the platform. In addition to familiar award categories from past years, such as “Best 1-to-1 Project” and “Most Surprising Design”, this year new categories have been added, including “Best Use of Stock Photography” and “Best New Artist”, to highlight the breadth of talent available on 99designs.
“While 99awards highlights some of the most amazing design work done on 99designs each year, it really is a celebration of our entire designer community who inspire each other to elevate their craft all year long,” explained 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn. “Having earned over $200M since inception of the company, we are excited to celebrate the entire community’s work as well as the individuals who have earned awards this year. The quality of designers is what makes 99designs the best place to get quality design done.
99designs Committed to Design Community
Paying out more than $3.5 million USD per month to designers across more than 90 design categories, 99designs is dedicated to helping designers around the world find access to work and build their skills.
Specifically, educational resources are available to all designers via several avenues including the 99designs blog, forum and other community-based educational programs. Other initiatives include Top Level Opportunities, which invites members of the community to mentor other designers through peer portfolio reviews, Forum moderation and blog guest posts, and the Top 9 at 99 program, which celebrates top designers on 99designs each month and inspires them to challenge themselves.About 99designs
99designs is the world’s largest on-demand design marketplace, connecting a global community of freelance designers with businesses of all sizes to complete their design needs. Created by designers for designers, 99designs began with a group of designers who were competing together to create the best designs. In 2008, that friendly competition grew into a unique design marketplace that has now become the world leader in online graphic design. 99designs is changing the lives of designers around the world by providing them with an opportunity to access customers globally, to earn income, and to build their portfolios. 99designs has operations in the USA, Australia and Germany.