99designs Announces Winners in Second Annual “99awards” Competition Recognizing the Best in Design Across 12 Categories

9 Mar 2017
99designs, the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace, today announced the winners of its annual “99awards” competition, which recognizes the best design skill, quality and creativity of work completed on its platform over the past year. Award recipients selected hail from 10 countries across the globe and their designs span logo, book cover, product packaging, 3D and other categories. 

This is the second year in a row that 99designs has hosted a competition among its design community, inviting customers, 99designs designers and company employees to vote for their favorites in such categories as “Most Epic Design” “Most Surprising Design,” “Best Throwback Design,” and “Best Use of Custom Illustration.” More than 30,000 votes were cast and nominations were received from among nearly 150,000 design projects completed on the site last year.

For a full list of winners in each category, along with details about the design projects and designers, visit https://99designs.com/best-design-awards/2017.

“We’re excited to celebrate the amazing talent pool within our designer community and to further promote design quality and creativity from around the world,” explained 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn. “Over the past year, especially since unveiling our rebrand last spring, we’ve been dedicated to creating even better opportunities for designers around the world. The results have been great – with over $170 million in payouts to designers to date for everything from logos and websites to book covers and product packaging.”

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 an Advocates Program, comprised of members of the community, that is dedicated to mentoring other designers through peer portfolio reviews and by hosting webinars, and the Top 9 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.