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The 99U Guide
to Marketing Yourself

Many creatives struggle with the art of self-promotion. From how to create a more engaging website to how to get better at public speaking, we have a host of advice for you.

How to Write an ‘About Me’ Page That Gets You Hired

Writing about yourself doesn't have to be anxiety-inducing. Keep it simple and put your inner critic aside.

Public Speaking is Terrifying—6 Ways to Deliver Like a Pro

The sweaty palms, the shaky voice—we know how you feel. Here's how to give a speech like you've done this all your life.

Essential Steps to Making a Killer Portfolio

A primer on planning, presenting, and posting your best work.

How to Tell Your Story

A five-step guide for how to build and develop a compelling narrative, that can be adapted to your preferred storytelling medium.

How to Promote Yourself Online When You’re a Total Introvert

The design world seems to favor those who develop a strong presence on social media. But what happens when you’re an introverted designer who shies away from self-promotion?

How to Become More Self-Aware

Not knowing ourselves can lead us to make bad career decisions, be overconfident, and miss learning opportunities.

Adam J. Kurtz: Perfect Isn’t Better

The prolific artist Adam J. Kurtz explains on the skills that can contribute to creative success.

No Clients, No Deadlines—Welcome to the Hell of Redesigning Your Own Website

While there's no perfect formula for designing a successful website, here are a few different approaches.

Beth Comstock: The Future is for Creatives

Beth Comstock, former vice chair of GE, on how to expand the scope of your job responsibilities and market yourself for the future.

Tea Uglow: Shed the Armor of Identity to Embrace Creative and Personal Transformation

'Our idea of self and identity is armor. I think that it’s fundamentally something we construct in order to keep ourselves sane,' says Google's Tea Uglow.

Design Debate: Do Illustrators Need Agents?

Three designers weigh in on the pros and cons of hiring an agent.

Design Debate: Should You Enter Design Competitions?

Winning an award can raise your visibility, but there are some significant drawbacks to the process as a whole.

How to Write a Better Bio

It's less comprehensive than an About Me page, but more than a resume objective. Here’s our guide to writing the tricky but crucial bio statement all freelance creatives need.

Why We All Need a Personal Website – Plus Practical Tips for How to Build One

It's good for you, your data, and your career to build and maintain a personal website. It's also essential to creating a free, open, and inspiring web. Here's how to get started.