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29 Designers to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day – 99designs

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2023-02-14 10:57:15

We’re enjoying Cupid and exhibiting you 29 designers to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day!

It’s not simply our fortunate purchasers who get to work with our neighborhood. From campaigns to on-site design, inside group mascots and celebratory swag—we’re lucky sufficient to work with a few of the most proficient designers all over the world on private {and professional} initiatives.

We requested each 99ers and our inventive neighborhood whose portfolio they’re crushing on in 2023. Learn on for his or her picks, absorb some beautiful artwork & depart them a supportive remark to unfold the love.

29 Designers to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day

1. Bubupanda

Nominated by: Tara Eudy, Senior Supervisor, Partnerships & Market Technique

fantasy-themed painting of woman in the sea
Design by bubupanda

‘I strive to not play favorites, however I lean towards Bubupanda since she was one among our discussion board mods. She simply has the bubbliest persona!’

2. lulunamostu

Nominated by: Madeleine Maher, Designer Help & Curation Consultant

monochrome illustration of woman in living room
Design by lulunamostu

‘I see a brilliant future for lulunamostu. As soon as I noticed her distinctive and dreamy illustration type I needed to ❤️ her profile to maintain it with my faves… Can’t wait to see the place the journey takes her!’

3. Anastasia S.

Nominated by: Nick Barber, Video Manufacturing Supervisor

traditional-style poster for cowboy tale
Design by anastasia s.

‘Getting in first earlier than anybody else can nominate Anastasia S.! She is my hero! She put collectively a phenomenal e-book cowl depicting one among my Grandad’s fictional characters, Rodney the cowboy. He’s bought it framed on the wall in his nursing residence and completely cherished seeing his character come to life.

Not solely is Anastasia S. exceptionally proficient, she’s additionally one of many nicest individuals you’ll ever have the nice fortune to speak to.’

4. Illia Kolesnyk

Nominated by: Megan Dell, Director of Design

colorful illustration of people skating
Design by Illia Kolesnyk

Illia Kolesnyk is nice to collaborate with and I’ve cherished how he has added in a little bit of quirky persona to some illustrations I’ve had achieved. He’s so beautiful and straightforward to work with (though, as a Ukrainian, he has been working by some fairly making an attempt circumstances)’.

5. Nelli Design

Nominated by: CostinLogopus, Designer

'Ardent Penguin' logo featuring a penguin in negative space
Design by Nelli Design

‘I all the time take pleasure in discovering some makes use of of damaging house from Nelli Design.’

6. Ivan Bjorn

Nominated by: Boja, Designer

book cover with woman hiding behind a mask
Design by Ivan Bjorn

‘Selecting one is basically arduous, however let’s say my vote goes to Ivan Bjorn, just because he’s an artist.

His designs are far more than a chunk of artwork. They’re a perspective, an emotion, an perspective.
Each one among his expressions tells a a lot deeper story than we’re used to in in the present day’s designs. They’re profound and have an unbelievable complexity.

Each time I see any of his e-book covers or digital artwork (modest and minimal), I see one thing completely different, deeper, and brutal – but appeasing.

7. AnaMaria.Design

Nominated by: Courtney Cervantes, Advertising Supervisor, Campaigns & Communications

'70s style illustration of a sunflower and mushrooms
Design by AnaMaria.Design

‘It’s so arduous to decide on, however I’d love to provide a shout-out to AnaMaria.Design.

Not solely do I really like Ana-Maria’s work, which is positively retro and so superior that I wish to hold a few of her items up on my partitions, however she’s additionally the loveliest particular person to speak to and genuinely needs one of the best for the purchasers she works with.

This is my favourite design she’s achieved!’

8. Yokaona

Nominated by: Julieta Zaclis, Account Supervisor in Buyer Help

illustration of a walrus in a suit
Design by Yokaona

‘Love Yokaona‘s type and illustrations!’

9. Renata_Costa

Nominated by: Sonia Maggi, Designer

dark illustration of hand with a crow perched on it

‘There are lots of nice designers right here! However there may be one who’s my idol: Renata_Costa. The AleHorn collection is my favourite. Additionally the Holland Highway venture.

I can see that she is a inventive, wonderful illustrator, has nice data of the packaging trade, and, after all, ardour for her work. Chapeau!’

10. pswizzard

Nominated by: Bubo_scandiacus, Designer

illustrations of saints
Designs by pswizzard

‘Right here’s my crush: pswizzard (Renata_Costa was already talked about!)’

11. CBT

Nominated by: Imogen Hill, Senior Artwork Director

contemporary branding designs for fast food brand
Designs by CBT

‘The queen of branding showcases must be CBT, I completely LOVE the extent she goes to with a purpose to showcase her branding initiatives. The mocks up are subsequent degree and do her unimaginable designs justice.’

12. Shwin

Nominated by: Imogen Hill, Senior Artwork Director

illustration of astronaut in black and green
Design by Shwin

Shwin 4 The Win! There’s no approach I can’t point out Shwin, he’s been an absolute asset to the group, and 99designs typically, ever since we first labored with him. Whether or not it’s an enormous mammoth venture or just some social property, solely one of the best is nice sufficient. He’ll go above and past to create work that’s not solely lovely but in addition solutions the temporary. Plus, he’s a legend as an individual too, so it makes working collectively enjoyable.’

13. Eliza Osmo

Nominated by: Robyn Challands, Advertising Supervisor, Campaigns & Communications

psychedelic poster reading
Design by Eliza Osmo

‘My design crush all day, on daily basis is Eliza Osmo! Very long time admirer of her signature ‘pleasant psychedelia’ type, Eliza’s illustrations are all the time otherworldly and I’m without end blown away by her creativity.

Working with Eliza all the time ensures one thing utterly distinctive, you may spot her work a mile away! We first started working with one another on the Music Exploder poster venture with Vistaprint in 2021 and have since bonded over our love for emo and steel music (significantly Deftones). We are actually agency Instagram besties—hopefully in the future IRL besties—and he or she is simply usually an all-round badass!’

There was further love for Eliza’s portfolio from the consumer assist group too…

13. Eliza Osmo (once more)

Nominated by: Dennis Hartmann, Consumer Help Specialist

psychedelic symmetrical design
Design by Eliza Osmo

‘I’ll go together with Eliza Osmo! Her psychedelic dreamscapes activate some deep and much off areas in my thoughts and take me to blissful locations. Love this Observe the White Rabbit Mural.’

14. stormyfuego

Nominated by: Rena Frith, Content material Strategist

typography portrait
Design by stormyfuego

‘Whereas I haven’t labored together with her (but) I’ve been admiring stormyfuego‘s designs from afar. I really like her strategy to typographic artwork, which is considerate, intricate and distinctive. The best way she makes use of typography provides one other layer of that means and depth to her work. I can’t wait to work with Melinda sooner or later!’

15. šaška™

Nominated by: Caitlin Collins, Head of Communications and Model Advertising

food packaging design for
Design by šaška™

‘Sooo arduous to decide on however some love ought to undoubtedly go to šaška™. I really like her distinctive perspective and magnificence. I feel she evokes purchasers to be a bit braver and take extra inventive dangers, and the outcomes converse for themselves–her work is so lovely! I imply, simply have a look at her web site!’

A few of the group had bother narrowing it all the way down to only one alternative!

16. Alfie™

Nominated by: ♥ vanessa ♥, Designer

book cover design with photo of bird in country scene
Design by alfie™

‘I’ve a few crushes however the oldest one is Alfie™ –I wish to be similar to him after I develop up!’

17. Maryia Dziadziulia

Nominated by: Justin Hamra, Artwork Director

Video animated by Maryia Dziadziulia

Maryia Dziadziulia is a triple menace–a design professional, animation ace, and all-around inventive genius. Her versatility lets her breathe life into any concept. Try her superior animation work in our YouTube video explaining the distinction between RGB and CMYK.’

18. Fe Melo

Nominated by: Simply Hamra, Artwork Director

finger touching button to trigger an explosion of illustrations
Design by Fe Melo

Fe Melo is a design wizard who brings concepts to life. Her daring and energetic type turns each venture right into a murals. Working with Fe is like hitting the design jackpot.

Together with her can-do perspective and a spotlight to element, you’re assured one thing actually one-of-a-kind each time.’

19. Boja

Nominated by: Lrudh, Designer

Book cover with an illustrated silhouette reading a book
Design by Boja

‘My Design crush is Boja if I’ve to simply choose one!’

20. Alice Z.

Nominated by: IsaDesignNet, Designer

illustration of child dreaming of animals and sketching
Design by Alice Z.

‘It’s troublesome to decide on just one (sorry for all of the others that also fill my coronary heart), however who all the time amazes me everytime I see a brand new work is Alice Z.

She creates so many incredible characters, stuffed with shade… and cuteness.’

21. nevergohungry

Nominated by: Bella, Designer

Collage of person with plaits
Design by nevergohungry

My design crush is nevergohungry—love how a lot persona he provides to his work.’

22. Chris Kay

Nominated by: Eva Missling, Director Strategic Tasks

abstract logo design for 'pathFinder'
Design by Chris Kay

‘Nominating Chris Kay as he delivers very well-thought-through brand creations, takes the time to actually get the consumer’s enterprise idea and trade. He can ship a minimalistic model that also is exclusive and tells a narrative.’

23. Jen Maher

Nominated by: Laura, McLeod, Director 99d Studio

desktop with typography design set upon photo
Design by Jen Maher

‘That is arduous. There are such a lot of!

I’d prefer to nominate and say thanks to Jen Maher. Jen has been wonderful with a brand new consumer we’ve lately onboarded—Huffman Livestock—in addition to jumped on on a number of initiatives for us prior to now and been an absolute hero. The consumer has already emailed me on to say thanks a lot for locating Jen, and he or she’s so impressed. Jen isn’t only a nice designer, however she additionally acts as an advisor to purchasers who need assistance determining find out how to strategy their advertising–from web sites, templates and advertising property. It will likely be a very nice ongoing consumer, and because of Jen for being an superior collaborator!’

24. Semnitz

Nominated by: L1graphics, Designer

intricate illustration of crashing waves on book cover design
Designs by Semnitz
collage book cover design
collage book cover design

‘Semnitz is my fixed design crush through the years. What I really like probably the most about him as an artist is how versatile he’s. He can design wonderful punk, gritty covers whereas on the similar time excelling at typographic, clear layouts.’

Semnitz additionally had some like to share for Venanzio…

25. Venanzio

Nominated by: Semnitz, Designer

Book cover design of man looking behind him on a red backdrop
Designs by Venanzio

Venanzio is the one which has launched me to Toplevel. I’m without end in his debt 🙏’

26. hortasar

Nominated by: Semnitz, Designer

Collage book cover design
Designs by hortasar

‘Additionally, hortasar is probably the most intriguing thoughts, and I really like his creations.’

One other nomination for hortasar got here from the 99designs group too!

26. hortasar (once more)

Nominated by: Calvin Emerson, Advertising Affiliate,  Influencers/Campaigns Staff

Minimal book cover design of an illustrated face
Designs by hortasar

hortasar, what a legend! They participated in a actually enjoyable, neighborhood contest that I ran a number of years in the past to re-design e-book covers for that yr’s best-sellers. They focus on e-book cowl design, and their type has this character of whimsicality and jauntiness that provides a quiet audacity to their robust sense of construction and composition.’

27. logoalley

Nominated by: ESAY, Designer

Pineapple logo for our annual 99awards campaign
Designs by logoalley

‘The primary person who involves thoughts logoalley. I feel he’s technically very robust. Very polished clear traces, data of colours, and above all–has a great sense of optical phantasm within the “white impact”. Add to {that a} sparkle of creativity and you’ve got a high quality designer.’

28. Dusan Klepic

Nominated by: J_u_h_D, Designer

Gif of illustrated man in front of crashing lightning
Designs by Dusan Klepic

‘My crush is Dusan Klepic! Good type, colours, themes.’

29. id-scribe

Nominated by: Pixeleiderdown, Designer

Traditional-style illustrated logo for
Designs by id-scribe

‘I all the time come again to id-scribe!’

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