9 inspirational packaging design trends for 2017

9 inspirational packaging design trends for 2017

Trends are mysterious things. Some stay for years and others are just a swift shimmer that leave as fast as they enter the scene. Still others shift and evolve with the times. Design is both the driving force and the result of this cycle of trends—with packaging design creating personal experiences (like the unboxing experience)…

Is your online store ready for the holiday season?

Is your online store ready for the holiday season?

December is the busiest season of the year for gift shopping. Retail stores roll out big Christmas displays; seasonal offers and fairy lights are on every shopping street. Not only does this put customers in the festive mood, but it is a reminder to get those gifts in time for the holidays while there are…

11 essential resources for UK SMEs

11 essential resources for UK SMEs

At 99designs, helping businesses grow is our specialty and passion. Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK make up a huge percentage of overall employment and turnover. Perhaps you’ve grown rapidly this year (we hope so!), perhaps you’ve had a change of structure, or you’re looking for new ways to grow. As your business develops…

22 beautiful real estate logos that close the deal

22 beautiful real estate logos that close the deal

Have you ever seen a house like the one below before? Of course you have—not in reality but in logo design. The world of real estate logos is littered with sloping roofs and square windows, suspended in abstract space or agglomerated onto one another in physically baffling clusters. They’re ubiquitous, they’re boring and they make…

How tell business stories with photos

How tell business stories with photos

Admittedly, neither one of those terms sounds particularly appealing at first, but they really just stand for the accumulation of several strategic decisions and making them part of how you do business. What main trait to you want to be associated with? What makes you different from everyone else? This is the key message to…

Logo colors matter...

…a lot. Know what they mean and how to stand out in your industry.

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