So I got a silver contest for a brand design. Got 500+ designs. Much more than the promised 60. Many looked very much alike and contestants kept mimicking each other. Most did not follow the brief and ignored messages about things they should and shouldn't do. Many did not seem to speak proper English. It cost me much more time than expected, logo files are visually of good quality but require some tweaking before print after 7 days of revisions with a designer in a completely different timezone.
End result is nice, but the road there was tough, price paid was too high for what I got. Will not do this again for logo design. Fiverr is probably a better idea, will probably find someone with a style I like and ask them for something original in the future. Will contact 99designs staff about this though.
Review by Frostdrache3 months ago
As an interior designer with over 20 years of professional experience in the design industry, I would like to commend you on an amazing experience that I just participated in. Fantastic concept! I felt like I was a participant in a live reality show - Battle of the Designers.
Review by DebbieL3 months ago
The initial process was great, and I got over 50 design ideas for my new logo, several of which were really interesting and exciting. However, the later phases of the process were confusing and frustrating. One design in particular was "the one", but then the artist and the logo were withdrawn, so that was out the door. In the end, I settled on a logo that I like, but don't love. As an idea generation process, I think 99designs could be a great option to get input and creative ideas from designers from around the world, but getting to a final design that you really want may not be possible.
Review by SaidBoucha3 months ago
I received some excellently crafted designs from 20 plus designers. Overall, favorite designs were constantly revised based on my input. Almost too difficult to choose the finalist! This we a great process for me. I spent lots of time reviewing, and messaging, but I would do it again. Very worth the cost.
Review by Erandhi3 months ago
I really love the logo that SilARG created for us. She was proactive, hard working, creative and more responsive than I would have ever expected. She is a real team player and collaborator AND she has strong ideas and suggestions of her own - what a great combination! We are #100%satisfied:-) Thanks Sil - 5 stars and 2 thumbs up for sure.
Review by OneFromAnotherWorld4 months ago
99Designs was recommended to me by a friend when I needed a logo design and business cards for my new company. I've just received the final design and I am over the moon with it. In fact, I had responses from over 40 designers within a matter of days - which gave me plenty of options to choose from. The designers are all highly responsive to feedback. I am very happy with the process, the support from 99Designs, the quality of the design work and also the pricing. Highly recommend it.
Review by Cremo4 months ago
brilliant service, exciting and professional - I was lucky enough to work with a top designer for my logo - he was genius!
Review by Medef Zanger4 months ago
I read a lot of reviews before trying 99designs, but was still not confident that I would get a good t-shirt design. The reality was that things worked just as they were supposed to and I ended up with six design finalists that were awesome. The biggest problem was having to pick just one!
Review by Raidercanoe Steppa4 months ago
We couldn't be happier with our 99designs experience. The contest was easy to run and gave up 50+ designs to consider. We saw some great work, and are very pleased with our winning selection.
Review by NickBryan Xpress5 months ago
Was skeptical at first using this process to generate my corporate identity, however, the designs and the process was incredible. I've paid a considerable sum in dollars for designs by large Marketing and Advertising firms only to be presented with 4 choices that were unacceptable. This process is excellent because it gives the designers the opportunity to reap the rewards of their work and it allows the buyer to navigate easily with those designers in real-time vs. waiting 7+ days every time you change or tweak a design with a large Design firm. Thank you again for an outstanding product that will be used across the nation.
Review by Shreeti Brahy5 months ago
The quality of designers was superb and the contest accessing several designers proved an exciting and productive process. I had 14 unique designs which was sufficient. The instruction for the overall process was a bit limp in spots, but the designer helped me through the stages...hence, the 4 stars, not 5.
Review by Pjlv Grandstaff5 months ago
99designs is by far the best site for an independent author to find a book cover design that will enhance their work. it's no secret that title and cover are the two first signals to a potential buyer/reader. 99designs puts one in front. My friends loved the polls I sent out. I received over one hundred fifty designs and thoroughly enjoyed the process of finding the one I liked best. I recommend this site to anyone out there who isn't scared to invest a few bucks in what will be a gold mine of design.
Review by Shridhar5 months ago
This was a great way to get multiple ideas and designs for many different designers. The process was easy and allowed for feedback and alterations. Overall quite satisfied with the finished product.
Review by Sukk Perret6 months ago
I ended up with a couple of designs I liked, and my friends weren't much help since they split between the same ones. In the end I got something I'm happy with and have now plastered all over social media, replacing the generic design I had before. I didn't give the artists much to work with but they still managed to turn out some nice designs. My only regret is that the "losing" finalists don't end up with any money at all.
Review by ColoradoCustomer Dearn7 months ago
99Designs is a great interface to work through for reviewing entries during the contest. The idea of having designers all over the world submit their takes on your brief is such a great idea and results in a high end final product. It was an exciting few days as I rated designs and sent messages back and forth. Be careful of giving a design four or five stars too early on. What can happen is less innovative designers rip off a design that got 5 stars with their own take. This results in numerous submissions that are similar instead of continuing the variety of submissions. Message designers you like directly to work with them on edits versus always giving them 5 stars and then publicly messaging the comments. It was an action packed few days and I couldn't be happier with the ending design.
Review by Jkollar Derrow7 months ago
99designs makes designing a company logo really easy. The process is simple, the website is intuitive, the customer support is fantastic (chat, call, email... all work well), and the designers are awesome! The cost is very reasonable and the overall experience is really fun. And in the end you get something really useful! Highly recommended for creating a company/brand/team logo.
Review by Jossecarlo Larionovs7 months ago
there was a new boss on the scene called Ashish Desai or something like that around 2014, he came in and made a NAZI farm out od the 99designers, he placed an algorythm and threated the designers as numbers, a illuminati type of thing, now he is gone but the algorythim is still there, almost all the contests are fake or from his NAZI friends requiring logos for busineses that you would never want to show them to your child, there is a part in their agreement that contests aren't allowed if you think it would be not be appropriate for your child to see them. But Desai made that possible, only the worse of the worst type of business are there, not your favorite mom and dad coffee shop type of logos.and the government does not do anything to stop them because they need them to allow awful business that kill people and creativity, If a designer speaks it will be killed one way of another , there is no freedom of speach there NO FREEDOM AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review by Dollius7 months ago
This has to be the coolest logo design platform by far. It was absolutely seamless and the designs that were being submitted were so cool it was hard to just pick one. I viewed hundreds of designs from designers all over the world and managed to pick a design from someone I would of never connected with had it not been for this company. 5 stars!
Review by JohnCoxon7 months ago
This is very poor website according to services not for working as a freelancer, They block account without intimating, is the big problem 0% flexibility with freelancers.
Review by Keelinnea7 months ago
I cannot recommend this site enough. I'm thrilled with my new logo but also in awe by the customer service and communication along the way in record time. Cannot recommend this service more highly.
Review by Aerowyn8 months ago
Great site - really loved the process and would recommend to anyone looking to make a good logo for a web project.
Review by Merrilee9 months ago
When you select a winning design/designer they will get lazy and make minimal effort to perfect design because they already won and got paid anyway. There's no support to this website shen you try to get things fixed. Just be aware that they use Pakistan designers who are extremely cheap and over price this service.
Review by Melleita9 months ago
Great service.Variety of designs.What a brilliant company to create an affordable contest that brings multiple designers to the table. It was a positive experience from the beginning to the end.
Review by SiterReViews9 months ago
The ammount of people that entered my competition was far less then they predicted I would get. They predicted 60 designers, but in reality I only received 9. Only 2, possibly 3 of these designers were of a professional standard. I ended up with a logo I will not use. My advice,.... Go and get a personal desinger you can sit next to and work on the design together. Which is what I'm about to do right now. I'm just $380 poorer..... And who wants to be poorer?
Review by Saulo9 months ago
Great experience!!! I felt the process was very helpful to finally decide on the best designer. I received 100s of of design options and ultimately narrowed it down to 6.