Welcome to the Topcoder Design Homepage!

Welcome to Topcoder Design; a platform that allows up-and-coming designers to step into the spotlight giving them the chance to break into the industry in front of peers, experts in the field, and real world Fortune 500 clients. Compete in all types of design challenges to win prize money and establish your street cred.

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If you ever have any questions that are not covered here, check out our Contact Us page and either an admin or another member will guide you forward.

Competition Types

There are many ways to Design on Topcoder. Perhaps you enjoy planning and mocking up a wireframe for an app or prefer designing quickly for a smaller project. There is something for everyone! Below is a list of every type of Design Challenge we run here at Topcoder.

Wb
Web Design
Design high fidelity user interfaces for web based and responsive experiences.
5-10 Days

Wf
Wireframe
Produce information architecture documents that map out user experiences through clickable wireframes and documentation.
7-10 Days

DF2F
Design First2Finish
Be the first to deliver the design solution.
0-5 Days

Wg
Widget or Mobile Screen Design
Design high fidelity user interfaces for iOS and Android applications and mobile experiences.
5-10 Days

FE
Application Front End Design
Design high fidelity user interfaces and experiences for desktop based applications.
6-15 Days

PP
Print/Presentation
Design print based assets and/ or marketing collateral.
7-10 Days

Challenge Series Spotlight

Test For Success - Member Program

Welcome to the Test for Success Challenge Series! Each week we will be launching a challenge with around 110 regression test cases, which need to be executed on Android, iOS, and Web Browsers within 24 hours.

You read that correctly, there is no coding or designing needed in these challenges. All you need in order to qualify is to have the correct device and have good attention to detail when reading the challenge spec.

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Design Newsletters

We here at Topcoder release weekly newsletters to our Designers to keep them updated with what is happening around the community with links to exciting challenges, informational blogs, and celebrating individual achievements.

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Tips and Quotes

Check out what some of our members have to say about their experiences on Topcoder!


Topcoder is the best place to learn from the best of the best designers, also it could help you financially if you are really enthusiastic about learning Interaction design. And you’d have great flexibility to work from anywhere you want. And the best part, you meet like-minded people (Designers) and could make friends for life.


Ravijune
Topcoder member since 2014


I would say guys no matter how much you lose please keep competing. It is very important to learn from every mistake you make in any challenge. Try to fill that gap whichever way you can - maybe with a tutorial, video, blog, articles, books - anything which makes you understand those concepts better would be a win for you. There is no hard and fast rule to learning. Learn from whichever way suits you.

starck181995
Topcoder member since 2017


Being part of this great community can be considered as an achievement already. I was surprised and inspired when I saw my handle as top 4th performer for Design. My biggest achievement on Topcoder I think are the portfolio and experience I earned working for the biggest names and companies in the world.

oninkxronda
Topcoder member since 2006


Learn something new everyday. Doesn’t matter if is a design technique, or a new tool/software, or new concepts, just try something new everyday.




chekspir
Topcoder member since 2009

Important Policies

Obviously participating on Topcoder is not a free-for-all and there are rules and policies put in place so that it creates a fair playing field for all competitors. Please check out the following policies related to the Design Track.

Font Policy

Make sure you are using approved fonts!

Stock Art Policy

Not all Stock Art are created equally!

Submit Successfully

Use this checklist when creating your design submission!

Help Center

If you can't find your answer here, check the Help Center!

Tutorials

Topcoder members love sharing their knowledge with one another. Our blog contains many posts, but here are the top 3 design tutorials written by members just like you!

Tutorial - Guide to Colors

Guide To Colors

The most basic thing for new members at Topcoder, to learn and advance with, is color. Surprisingly many of the top designers on Topcoder have no basic skills with color at all when they join.



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Tutorial - Typography

Typography

Typography is the art of arranging type with the aim to make your design look aesthetically appealing and easy to read. Typography itself is an art and it represents 90% of the design, it helps support your brand and convey your message.

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Tutorial - Guide to Pass Screening

Guide to Pass Screening

Successful people usually say that we can learn a lot more from failures than we can learn from success – seeing failures as those little puzzle pieces that need to happen in order to fit a perfect desired solution.


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Tutorial - Inspiration

"Inspiration": Where to get it from?

The lack of inspiration is something that affects everyone who “creates” something from scratch like writers, music composers, painters, architects, or even us as graphic designers.




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Tutorial - How to Master Visual Hierarchy

How to Master Visual Hierarchy

Visual hierarchy is an order on how we want our viewers to see the element, from the most important one to lesser one. Visual hierarchy is essential for any design. A successful visual hierarchy will make viewers gather information quickly and clearly.


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Tutorial - Using Marvel at Topcoder

Using Marvel at Topcoder: A How-to Guide

Right now, there are plenty of prototyping tools on the market like Invision, Framer, etc. At Topcoder we’re working with and use Marvel to present your designs to Topcoder clients and export the specifications for developers



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