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    What do you guys think of 99 Designs as a source for custom graphics?

    It's basically an automated system for running a design contest -- with over thirty thousand designers available to participate.

    Has anyone tried these guys yet?
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    I just had a look at the quality of the entries in existing contests. I'd say you can find better quality work by going through portfolios of designers - you can find them on CSS galleries.
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    I would agree with Mixke. The quality of the graphics you get really is very dependant upon the money that you're willing to invest.

    I find that I can get better quality at a lower cost by lurking in the forums here and elsewhere and looking at portfolios. And choosing someone's work that I like.

    The only time that I use 99Designs any more is when I have absolutely no idea of what I want, and I leave it to the "contestants". This way I get several ideas with a single posting.

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    I suggested this site to someone with a new offline business some time ago, One of the main points I saw was that they did not know exactly what they wanted and they could get a feel for whats on offer by looking through all the current running contests. And while its true you may be able to get something cheaper/better/etc if you spend some time on a few busy forums 99designs sure does seem alot less hassle for most people.

    I read the owners are making *alot* of money off the back of this also!

  5. 99designs is a disruptive startup which connects passionate designers from around the globe with savvy clients who need design projects completed in a timely fashion without the usual risk or cost associated with professional design.
    Look so good idea like to provide a friendly, professional, and secure environment.

    Number of Designers:34,475
    A lot of designers here

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    I think it has great usability and is an attractive site. The usability is much better than scrolling through lots of entries at DP. I would use it if spending in excess of $100 for a logo.

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    Meh, I don't like it THAT much. There are better sources for designs and content that is much more intimate than that site.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by gavenecko View Post
    There are better sources for designs and content that is much more intimate than that site.
    List us a few; we need recommendations!
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  9. Its a pretty good site... Also the competition starters pre-pay the money so you won't get scammed like DP and others...

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    I don't like when knowledge are used in contests.
    If you are a designer, you will earn 2x more by having a real customer...

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