One-up the competition with custom merchandise

Your merchandise is a reflection of your brand. Showcase its spirit with distinctive design. Our artists are masters of the latest design trends, and they’ll create professional merchandise for your company that you can sell or give away as swag.
 
Get all this with your custom merchandise design:

Multiple designers (who find you)

Our entire global design community will have access to your contest and will send you all sorts of creative design ideas, unique to your merch.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your new merchandise design comes with production-ready files that you can hand off to a manufacturer. Plus, the copyright’s all yours.
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Satisfaction, guaranteed

We’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t like your final merchandise options? You get 100% of your money back. It’s that simple.
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How a custom merchandise design contest works

Create a design brief.

1. Tell us what you want

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your merchandise design challenge and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of merch designs

Our global community of professional merchandise designers present their ideas. You provide feedback.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning merchandise. It's like picking your favorite child.

Helmets, hats or yoga mats: we have your design

£249
The product is a doormat and it's target audience are cat owners who truly love their cats....
132
entries
41
designers
US$499 USD
Tower is a direct to consumer brand that produces and directly sells beach lifestyle products. We're the brand, the m...
65
entries
8
designers
US$599 USD
We are an online distributor of Shaved Ice machines, syrups and accessories. We sell to businesses who have shaved i...
50
entries
21
designers
£119
drinking water filters...
29
entries
11
designers
£229
IFLScience is a science publication with a Facebook following of +25million, alongside the science blog www.iflscienc...
63
entries
13
designers
US$249 USD
Pascal Coffee House is an independent coffee shop, currently in the process of opening our second shop. We pride ours...
45
entries
12
designers

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£209
Lines & Current (www.linesandcurrent.com) is a fashion accessory brand set up in 2015. We sell cool multi-functional ...
176
entries
33
designers
£129
Sophisticated young people (25-35 years old)...
37
entries
8
designers
US$599 USD
We are an online distributor of Shaved Ice machines, syrups and accessories. We sell to businesses who have shaved i...
50
entries
21
designers
US$399 USD
Banshee bikes is a small company that makes high end mountain bikes which are sold all over the world...
69
entries
5
designers
US$199 USD
Diaper Bag Dispenser Refills, similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Hammer-Diaper-Refills-Count/dp/B009F98...
40
entries
9
designers
US$599 USD
Our target is snowmobilers throughout the world....
27
entries
7
designers
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Professional merch design, no matter your budget

Need a killer look for your new product? We’re on it. Or a great image to help you sell it? We can do that too. Whatever you need, we’ve got fast, beautiful merchandise design from the pros.

Bronze
Creative design on a budget
£149
  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Money back guarantee
Silver
Greater variety
£229
  • Expect ~40 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Expect ~40 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
Gold
Work only with Mid and Top Level designers
£379
  • Expect ~50 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Mid and Top Level designers only
  • Expect ~50 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Mid and Top Level designers only
Platinum
Work only with Top Level designers
£609
  • Expect ~40 premium designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Top Level designers only
  • Prioritized support
  • Dedicated manager
  • Expect ~40 premium designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Top Level designers only
  • Prioritized support
  • Dedicated manager

Your burning custom merchandise FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to production. Your merchandise design will be uploaded in the correct formats based on your stated needs. Typically this means a production-ready Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, PDF file or EPS file.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of custom merchandise created by our design community.

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include type of product or format, dimensions, designs you like, printing requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design merchandise for you.
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo design or custom illustration) that need to be included with your custom merchandise, please submit them to designers with your brief.

Unless you request otherwise, your designer may also use stock images (purchased from a third party) in your design. If a designer uses stock art in a design, they’ll tell you which images they are and use watermarked versions of them in their entries. Once you choose the winning design, you’ll need to purchase the stock art and provide it to the winning designer so they can complete the design.
Your custom merchandise design contest includes one winning merchandise design. If, for example, you need a second design for another type of product, you have a few options: you can award multiple winners, run a second contest or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your merchandise design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 project with your winning designer.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of your merchandise design.
We guarantee that you’ll get great custom merchandise at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your merchandise design contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your album cover art contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all custom Merchandise Design Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

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