As of this month, we’ve paid out a whopping $80 million dollars to our design community, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Your amazing talent, hard work and professionalism is what makes 99designs the strongest design marketplace in the world. Today, we span 196 countries with nine languages and 850,000 designers.

1-to-1 projects have seen a tremendous surge as well, as designers continue to meet new clients and form greater partnerships through ongoing work. The opportunities are only growing as we continue to expand into new categories and improve the site to better serve you.

And all of this is thanks to you! In honor of this big milestone, let’s celebrate the successes of some of our fellow 99designers.


Cheers to JereKel, one of 99designs’ highest-paid members

Jeremy Ellsworth is a Top Level designer that hosts a robust portfolio of clients he works with on 1-to-1 projects. With no formal design training, he owes his success entirely to his own enthusiasm and work ethic (and ok, maybe the website he’s using).

Learn more about Jeremy’s personal story and his tip for success here


A global design collaboration by 78Tarot

Competition can be fierce, but what often overrides that is our deep respect for our fellow designers’ skills and achievements. Virtual friendships are formed and sometimes spill out into the real world. 78Tarot was one of these special collaborations, where 78 artists from around the globe (including 8 from 99designs) teamed up to create a breathtaking tarot card deck.

Read more about the project and their successful Kickstarter fundraiser here


Words of wisdom from 99designer veteran, SHANAshay

Shana Cinquegrana is a bonafide 99designs champion with more than 200 contest wins under her belt. Her signature illustration style often appeals to female-run businesses ranging from beauty and fashion to publishing, food and other forms of entrepreneurship.

Find out how Shana discovered her lucrative niche

jadesignsA specialty in social media design took The JA Designs to the top

Jerald Angelo Juatco only started on 99designs a year ago, but he’s already racked up 30 winning designs. His trick? Focusing his energy on the lesser-known category of social media design.

Learn how The JA Designs turned his design hobby into a profitable side business

hitronHitron turned his 99designs profile into a platform for his web design company

Successful collaborations are something to celebrate. That’s why we’re really excited to introduce you to the eJump Media team, known around here as Hitron. While each team member has a specific strength, they acknowledge that they’re better together.

Read more about how Hitron’s collaboration drives their success

Do you have a success story you’d like to share? Tell us about it here!