San Francisco – August 4, 2014 – Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing platform and events marketplace, and 99designs, the world’s largest marketplace for graphic design, today announced an integration that seamlessly connects event organizers to graphic designers, so they can source professional and unique banner designs for their event pages.
Through 99designs’ service Swiftly, Eventbrite event organizers can get small design jobs done quickly and effortlessly. Once an event organizer has created an event page on Eventbrite, they can visit swiftly.com/eventbrite, provide a description of the banner design they want, and a designer will be assigned to create the design within one hour, for $19. The new event page artwork can then be automatically uploaded to their event page.
“Eye-catching graphic design can attract people to your event page, but it can be hard to know where to turn for artistic help,” said Head of Platform Partnerships at Eventbrite, Dylan Serota. “Through our integration with 99designs, Eventbrite event organizers can tap into the well of talented Swiftly designers to help them create a striking event page.”
By partnering, Eventbrite and 99designs have simplified the marketing process for event organizers by eliminating the need to search for a designer, provide design specs, download the file created, and then upload it to the event page. Everything is handled behind the scenes; event organizers only need to submit their requests and then select the design they like.
“We are thrilled to extend our services and share our talented designer community with Eventbrite event organizers. Enabling organizers to get custom-designed event banners through our Swiftly service is the perfect solution for people seeking to stand out from the crowd and make their event a success,” said Patrick Llewellyn, President and CEO of 99designs.
99designs, the world’s largest graphic design marketplace, has helped over 225,000 businesses access quality design at an affordable price. 99designs pioneered crowdsourced design contests, where businesses receive a wide variety of design concepts and choose their favorite, and expanded to provide services for customers to work 1-on-1 with individual designers, purchase design templates from the ready-made logo store, or get small tasks done within an hour through Swiftly. With more than 310,000 designers from 192 countries around the world, 99designs’ suite of services helps businesses succeed through great design created by a robust community of talented graphic designers. 99designs is backed by Accel Partners.
Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide. In 2013 alone, the company processed $1 billion in gross ticket sales for attendees in 190 countries. The online event ticketing service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences. Eventbrite's investors include Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. Learn more at http://www.eventbrite.com.