Entry #290 - Illustration - by Barryxu
By Barryxu

Community Contest: Design a cool image for Silicon Roundabout, London picked a winning design in their illustration & graphics contest

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99designs Community Contest: Design an image for Silicon Roundabout, Tech City


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Purchased for £650

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  • Qualifying
  • The contest was open to all designers


  • Selected finalists
  • The contest holder selected 1 finalist


  • Final round
  • Finalists continued to submit designs


  • Selected a winner
  • The contest holder awarded a winner


Congratulations to the winner, Barryxu!

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Design brief

Organization name

Community Contest: Design a cool image for Silicon Roundabout, London

Description of business

Silicon Roundabout is the heart of the tech startup community in London. Officially it is the starting point for 200 + web companies, but its more than just internet businesses. There are great independent bars, pop up restaurants, clothes shops, coffee shops, art galleries. In a nutshell, it’s a hub of creative commerce.

Silicon Roundabout is a saying, modeled on the San Franciscan Silicon Valley. Its an area in East London where companies can network, pitch ideas, meet and develop new business in the UK.  Please download the pdf for a style guide for this illustration.

Organization industry



This is a image design for a geographic area. It could potentially be used on everything from the back of a business card size to a poster, tshirt, social media page and more. We really want to capture the vibrancy and creativity in the area, whilst keeping it based around the Silicon Roundabout saying and vibe.

We’ve attached the slogan “Proud to Startup at Silicon Roundabout”

Key Words to think about: Success, Young, Creative, Technology, Business, Development, London, Startup, Internet, Art, Street Art, Style

Open to ideas of: Mascots, multiple characters, plays on the roundabout theme although not restricted to, completely original concepts. See the images below to get a really feel for life in East Londons Tech City.

Check out 99designs' designer blog for more background and information:…ut-london/

Further requirements

Have fun with this illustration - make it as colourful and quirky as you can.  Our awesome partners at Icon Printing will be printing up tshirts for finalists.  Download the Ideas and Images style guide pdf for some inspiration.

Check out the designer blog for more background and information:…ut-london/  

Website to check out for cool Silicon Roundabout companies:

Google Campus London:

Tech Hub London:


London Street Art:

Great Old Street Coffee:

East London Style:

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