About us

Hi there. We’re 99designs, the global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together to create designs they love. We connect more than one million talented freelance designers with creative people, genius entrepreneurs, savvy businesses… anyone who needs great work.

5 things to know about 99designs

1. Design always finds a way

Our journey began with a group of designers who were competing together on the SitePoint forum to create the best designs. In 2008, that friendly competition grew into a unique design marketplace and 99designs was born. Today, a new design is uploaded to our platform every second—earning our global community of artists more than $200M to date.

2. Design doesn’t do borders

Having offices located around the world is a pretty sweet deal, but we think it’s even more amazing that any designer—from Sydney to Serbia—can succeed on our platform.

3. Design can come from anywhere. Including you.

Our customers are smart, passionate and full of great ideas. From hand-knitted wears to small-batch brewers to fantasy sports, there’s nothing we love more than watching great design help over over 500,000 businesses grow.

4. Design loves a good cause

Small budgets should never stand in the way of big ideas. That’s why, every month, 99designs selects a group of not-for-profits to get great design, free.

5. Design is supposed to be fun

Between the fitness challenges, flip-cup tournaments and terrarium building, there’s always something cool happening at every 99designs location. We adore having visitors, too. Come by and say hi.

Design draws a crowd

99designs was created and bootstrapped by founders Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz with the support of Lachlan Donald and Paul Annesley. Today, 99designs is backed by the forward thinkers of Accel Partners, Recruit Strategic Partners and Harrison Metal.

Meet the team

Say hi to the people behind the process.