Nikita Maksurov may currently be ranked as "entry level" on 99designs but he is simply not an entry level designer. He implemented the golden ratio into a meaningful design, like a seasoned graphic designer. His communication is quite literally phenomenal and he is so quick to implement changes/tweaks that are requested.
The Product Recruit competition gathered 507 designs by over 100 designers (some mid level, some top level) but Nikita's design was simply superior.
He is a top designer, and I sincerely doubt anybody would regret working with him. He did above and beyond what he was required to do for us. We are forever grateful to him!