Custom Graphic Design in Just 24 Hours at

October 31, 2009

Have you ever had a situation arise where you needed the skills of a graphic designer – FAST? We recently found ourselves in that position when got the opportunity to exhibit at BizTechDay in San Francisco – just two days before the show.
Young business woman panic
Immediately, we went into scramble mode to try to pull together a professional booth and just to make things a little more interesting – we decided that we wanted to run a special promotion for BizTechDay attendees. To make it happen, we needed a slick tabletop poster that described what we were offering.

It was a perfect opportunity to “eat our own dog food” and demonstrate how you can get fantastic custom design done in just 24 hours!

Here’s what we did:

We quickly posted a project on – briefly describing that we wanted a small table top poster that said:

Win a $1000 Design Make Over
for Your Business

We further indicated that we wanted the colors and style to be consistent with the overall look and feel of 99designs.

We offered $149 and “fast-tracked” the project so that it remained open for submissions for only 24 hours.

Here is the link to the project:

In 24 hours we got 123 custom designed submissions and were absolutely thrilled with the result.

Here is the winning poster:

Screen shot 2009-10-31 at 8.03.07 AM


6 Responses to “Custom Graphic Design in Just 24 Hours at”

  1. branko Says:

    That sonorocreative guy never showed up after winning the contest… One entry, one win – he saved the day ;)

  2. branko Says:

    Sorry, not one entry, one contest… But you know what I mean ;)

  3. grant tailor Says:

    hmmm i think everyone should check the winner’s statistics.

    participated in only one contest and won that one contest without much enteries… me thinking

  4. Jason Aiken Says:

    I know…I even congratulated him in the design handover process commenting that it was a win on his first try.

    Not bad.


  5. radu191289 Says:

    First contest…first win…never showd up since then… I don’t want to continue this message, experienced designers will understand.

  6. lynrite Says:

    “99D” epidemic… Inside out!

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