99designs Review

If you’re a designer just starting out and you’re trying to figure out what clients want, 99designs might just be for you. Projects are contest-based so there’s no guarantee that you’ll get paid. Contests Prizes range from $199 for a t-shirt design to $4,095 for a website redesign. When looking for a contest to join, you can filter results by category (merchandise, logo, packaging, book, etc.), industry, and prize.

Contests Available on 99designs

Contest categories on 99designs include;

  • Logo & Identity
  • Web & App Design
  • Business & Advertising
  • Clothing & Merchandise
  • Art & Illustration
  • Packaging & Label
  • Book & Magazine

Design Remote Contests

The most popular remote contest category on 99designs is Design. To provide a few examples –some of the best remote contests that are currently available on 99designs include;

  • Logo design for a clinic
  • Logo design for an tech eCommerce website
  • Cartoon animal design for kids
  • Sleeping bag design
  • Redesign for web one-page
  • Music festival artwork
  • Landing page for a consulting business
  • T-shirt design
  • Design for corporate stationary
  • Billboard design for auto company
  • Retro style logo for website

*This is only a small sample of remote contests available in this category. Visit their website to see if there’s remote work available that best suits your skill set.

99designs Pricing & Plans

99designs is a free service for gig seekers.

99designs charges different rates for businesses who would like to run a contest. Price rates come in four packages: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum. Each plan set has different prices and inclusions for every specific type of design work. Get a more detailed list of pricing here.

Is 99designs a Scam?

Our readers have not indicated that 99designs is a scam or conducts business unfairly. You’re invited to share your experience about 99designs in the comments below.

This 99design review was updated May 2017.


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