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What do you like best?
99 design is a platform where contests sell and buy design services.
The basic operation is that the person who needs a logo, a book cover, a product label, a web design ... is registered on the web, fill in your brief where you give the information of what you are looking for, decide how much you want to pay and Create a contest for 7 days.
What do you dislike?
The first thing I have to say is that I do not like the theme of design contests.
It seems to me that in any profession in which competitions are held, the professional is degraded and their work is not valued with dignity.
An example: recently my sister calls me and tells me that there is a brand that she likes very much that she has opened a contest for designers to send their proposals for the bags of the new season (we are going to have a full-fledged packaging job). The prize: a € 150 voucher to spend on your products.
Recommendations to others considering the product
1º They will receive many more designs, it is a great variety of styles, that if they hire a professional so they do not have to think about the general concept, they save the art director.
2nd That type of work costs more than € 150
3º You have to spend your prize if or if in your products, the money returns to your hands!
It's a win-win, but for the clear company ...
As I said and I think you can understand, I'm not a fan of this type of contest, but in turn, as I do not like to judge or criticize something without knowing it first hand, I decided to register in 99 design and today I tell you my experience
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
There are different price packages, which means that the more you pay, obviously better designs will be received and there is even a plus package in which only selected designers with a great track record on the platform participate.
During the contest week, the designers who sign up for their contest send proposals and receive feedback from the client so they can make improvements in their designs and be the winners.
Once the stage of proposals has passed, the client has the option to close the contest and decide if he does not like any can leave the contest deserted or choose the designs that pass to a final of 3 days where the designers make changes regarding the feedback they receive and in the end there is a winner.