Continuing my commitment to informing you, my small business readers, of ALL your alternatives to 99designs logo design competitions and options for logo designs that are 99designs competitors.
If you are considering entering a logo design contest first read my 99designs review for designers
You can even do a 99 design logo search to preview designs and find your favorite artists by going to the site and entering your keywords to browse design contests and all the submissions. You will be able to browse tons of 99designs examples this way. Filters are available to search only 99designs contest winners.
Each 99designs alternative entry has additional information about the type of services, DIY Do it Yourself, Online, CrowdSource, Software or Job Board, plus descriptions and pointers.
I got the perfect logo for this website on 99 logos and I love it! Read about my 99designs logo contest and watch the videos to see me launch a logo design contest – from 99designs login to receipt of final logo files!
Here’s my list of all the logo design sites and companies like 99designs.
The BIG List of 99designs Alternatives for Your Logo Design
- 99designs Yes I am partial to 99logos because I love the great new logo I got designed with crowdsourcing. They are the #1 online graphic design marketplace with over 400,000 satisfied customers of which I am one. Read about how I got the perfect logo for my business at 99 logos. Matt Mickiewicz is the internet entrepreneur who founded 99designs, along with Sitepoint, Flippa, and Hired.
- crowdSPRING – Read about 99designs vs crowdspring and found that their site was confusing and the designs were generally boring and lackluster. The prices were the same as 99designs which delivered higher quality design and more logo choices.
- designContest – Another graphic design contest site. Prices are comparable to 99designs and they offer a wide range of design services such as logo design, business card, website design, and illustration. Customer reviews are generally OK.
- DesignCrowd – Read my full review here. As compared to my top recommendation 99designs they offer a similar money back guarantee and general quality. HOWEVER beware that the pricing structure is very different. It may appear the same but you are charged extra fees for posting, project upgrades, and transactions fees. Another site similar to 99designs.
- Designhill – I wrote a full-length review of Designhill here This site offers logo design and graphic design services in multiple manners – crowdsource logo design contests, one on one projects, monthly design subscriptions and ready-made logo store with stock images. Another 99designs alternative.
- hatchwise – This site is a design agency located in New London, Connecticut. Their site manages logo design contests, plus web design, business card, banner ads and t-shirt design. I thought the logos were amateurish and of lower quality. Top review site SiteJabber user rates it 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Some users liked a large amount of design logo submissions, other users were disappointed with the designs calling them “elementary school”. Ouch! Not recommended.
- Logo Arena – Another logo contest site imitation of the best and the original 99designs. Prices are competitive with other crowdsource graphic sites. The number of logo design submission varied greatly within the same pricing package. Some $249 contests got 34 logo design ideas, others got 60. None got over 100+ as I did in my 99designs logo contest. Read my review of 99design logo experience.
- LogoMyWay – Yet another logo design contest site. This site was easier to use than other crowdsource design site competitors of 99designs. I liked the Logo Portfolio tab that showed many designs, both by industry and the latest logo design contests. The downfall was clunky, and nonvisual ordering process which did not offer sample logo images nor color swatches to make the design communication process effective, such as 99designs does. One of the more critical points in logo design is the design brief and most business people, I included, need help to speak to designers effectively.
- ZillionDesigns Seems there is an endless stream of 99design knockoff sites. Here is another one formerly called MycroBurst.com. They boast 100,000 designers while 99designs has over 1 million designers ready to design your logo. The prices are only $10 less than the top sites. The offer logo design, web page design, stationery design, marketing collateral, and blog template designs. Their website is better looking than another wannabe 99 logo sites. One plus is that they offer print services such as business cards, signs, brochures, and t-shirts with your newly designed logos. Nicely they also offer a free logo designer – which I have not tried so I cannot comment on its usefulness.
- Deluxe Business Logo Design – Top business form and printed checks company Deluxe.com is now offering professional logo design services. The main problem, besides having a business form printer design your brand look, is that the prices are high and you only get four (4) design choices! My top choice 99designs logo contest got over 100 great ideas for my logo. Read my review of the logo packages from Deluxe.com
- Upwork – Is not specifically a logo design site, it is the top freelance online marketplace which has professional graphic artists available for designing your logo. While there are very talented artists on this site, you do not get the creative genius, at affordable prices that 99designs offers. Here you post your project by completing a form, then Upwork sends you suggested freelancers. You can also browse designers and contact them about your project. While I like using this site and have found great freelance writers, I don’t recommend it for logo design because it is not crowdsourced. If you want to find a designer and work directly with them this could be a workable 99designs alternative.
- Fiverr – The largest online marketplace for low-cost digital services, including logo design. Read my review about 99designs vs Fiverr. I bought, with my own money, NOT comped by the vendor, two (2) logo design projects – one at Fiverr and the other 99designs. My test experience shows the sharp contrast in quality of design. The ones from Fiverr were unusable, thus I wasted my money 🙁 I love my new logo from 99designs, see it at the top of this site. So 99designs vs Fiverr for logos – 99designs wins by a mile!
- Freelancer – This, the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace, has programmers, web developers, writers, and data entry plus designers for hire. To get started you have to complete a form, without the helpful visual tools of 99designs, or browse the site and find a freelancer. Once you find a designer you like click the HIRE ME button to get started. You are also offered a button to – Post a Contest Like This. Generally, the lower priced, the less experienced designers are available for hire on this site. Not the best 99designs alternative for business logos. Could be good for personal or charity projects.
- Toptal.com – Another crowdsource design site, fashioned after 99designs. They boast 600,000 designers – while 99designs has over 1 million talented designers. They claim that you will get more designs that other sites with pricing for any budget. Cannot confirm these claims. Top review site, Best Company, users rated it 4.4 out of 5.0 stars with 12 users. BUT those reviews were all for software engineers, not logo designers. Their business model is to rigorously interview freelancers so that they have the top 3% of freelance talent online. If you have the budget try them as a 99designs alternative.
- PeoplePerHour.com – On online job board for low cost, quick jobs. There are four (4) ways to use the site; browse hourly workers and hire immediately, Post a Job and receive proposal then select one to start work, search designer profiles and contact them to discuss your logo design project, or post a crowdsource contest.
- Engineer Babu – Their business model removes the hassle of managing freelance talent and the risk of project delay or incompletion. Instead, you are assigned a Tech Expert who discusses your logo design and assembles a custom team, manages the project to meet your budget and deadline. It is an interesting concept that could work well for larger projects outside of logo design, and for those who do not want to use crowdsourcing.
- Designbro – They call themselves, “The world’s highest quality affordable design service”. Prices for logo design starting at $199, brand identity design $399 and packaging design from $499. They promise to offer agency quality design for a freelancer’s price – all the while making your life easier.
- Dribble – This is more of a board where you can post jobs and designers will contact you. It is a highly trafficked board where designers get inspired and hired. They are on a mission to build the world’s best community for creatives to share, grow and get hired. Founded in 2009 and bootstrapped to become a profitable concern. Today they work with over 40,000 of the globe’s best brands.
- Artwanted.com – An artistic community for photographers and other artists to showcase their work. You can browse artist portfolios and contact then directly when you find one with the design aesthetic you want.
- Hipster Logo Generator
- LogoSmartz – Software for logo design with 1800+ premade logo templates, 5000 symbols vector, and 1500 taglines and slogans.
- Logotype Maker
- Online Logo Maker
- Tailor Brands
- The Logo Creator Software
- Vistaprint Logo Design Tool
- AAA Logo
- Jeta Logo Designer
- MyLogoMaker Professional
- Quick Logo Designer
- Logo Design Studio – Software base software that offers extension pack for industries such as fashion, retail, construction and food bevers with vector graphics
- Envato Studios
- Guru.com – Online freelance site to shop, hire and manage global workers. They claim to have over 700,000 graphic designers as workers. A benefit is the Work Room online collaboration tool which makes coordination and tracking easier. It is reported to be risk-free, because you only pay your freelancer after you are satisfied with the work. This is also true of most top sites. Read about 99designs money back guarantee here
- Shopify Logo Maker – a free online logo maker tool from Shopify to generate custom design logos in minutes. Choose free vectors, fonts, and icons to design your own logo.
- Logo Nerds – This online based company says they will design a professional custom logo for under $50. After carefully reviewing the logo design examples and studying their pricing packages I discovered that their logos are neither professional nor under $50 – read my review of Logo Nerds vs 99designs
- 48 Hours Logo – Internet site that runs online logo design contests for only $29, and says you will get concepts within hours. Hold on! Don’t be fooled into believing that you will receive a useable logo for $29. If you like the logo submissions you then are required to pay an additional fee of $99 or more to the designer. I hate these type of programs which seem like scams. Read my comprehensive review of 48 hours logos
- The Hungry JPEG – This company is for those which both graphic design experience and software to use these design resources such as logo design templates, fonts, images, and backgrounds. Read the review of The Hungry JPEG here
- The Logo Company – This site is not a crowdsource logo contest, instead, you are assigned a team of five (5) graphic designers to create sample logo ideas for your review. Your designers are assigned to you after you place an order and submit your logo design brief. Having only a few artists does cut down on confusion working with lots of designers. But I would miss the variety of looks that you get in logo contests. Read my detailed review of The Logo Company
- Creative Market – This is a type of design library full of thousands of ready to use graphics templates. You can buy premade templates for logos, brochures, business cards, websites and much more. They even offer stock photos, illustrations, and fonts. You will need to have the corresponding software to open and edit the files. Only if you are artistically talented would I recommend this as a 99designs alternative.
- Logo Design Guru – This is another crowdsource logo design site. They promise lower prices, but I think they also offer lower quality design and customer service. Read 99designs vs Logo Design Guru
- Logo Tournament – This site offers, “Get a great logo by choosing from 50+ custom designs. Our handpicked designers from across the blog will impress you – guarantee”. I analyzed this site, built on 99 logos successful crowdsource business model of logo design contests. The major negative was the super clunky and difficult ordering process – compared to 99designs fun, graphics, and user-friendly system – it was almost painful trying to launch a logo contest on this site. Comparing final logo designs of these two logo design options, Logo Tournament vs 99designs, it was obvious that 99designs logos were more sophisticated and unique whereas Logo Tournament logos were graphically weak. Read my review of Logo Tournament
Hope you found this list of 99designs alternatives helpful. Good luck my fellow entrepreneurs.
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