San Francisco – November 7, 2013 – 99designs, the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace, today launched an Irish version of its website at 99designs.ie. The new site will offer local support to customers and designers in the region, enabling them to connect and work together on design projects.
On a global level, 99designs connects businesses looking for design work with more than 250,000 graphic designers from 192 countries around the world. Businesses can source graphic design work quickly and affordably by launching a design contest to the community, working via 1-to-1 projects with individual designers, or purchasing design templates from 99designs’ readymade logo store.
“Ireland is already a solid market for 99designs and we expect to extend our reach significantly in the months ahead,” said Eva Missling, General Manager of Europe for 99designs. “The region’s startup scene is among the fastest growing in Europe and, coupled with recent government incentives geared toward getting more small businesses online, there is a tremendous demand for affordable quality design work. We’re excited to help meet it, and to help businesses in Ireland thrive.”
Irish designer and member of the 99designs community, Des Herrity, said: “Financially I’ve benefitted from being part of the 99designs network, but it also helped me improve as a designer and provided me with excellent design-related resources. I have participated in contests and I’ve also worked on follow-on projects as a result of connections made through these.”
European customers currently account for more than 15 percent of design contests on 99designs and globally 99designs has hosted more than 260,000 graphic design contests for startups, small businesses and other organizations worldwide, since its founding in 2008. In the same period, the company has paid out more than €44 million to its global community of graphic designers. Earlier this month, 99designs launched Swiftly, a first-of-its-kind, flat-fee service for small design tasks.
99designs is the world's largest graphic design marketplace, connecting businesses looking for design work with more than 250,000 graphic designers from 192 countries around the world. Businesses can source graphic design work quickly and affordably by launching design contests to the community, working via 1-to-1 Projects with individual designers, or purchasing design templates from 99designs' readymade logo store. 99designs also runs Swiftly, a new site and service that helps customers get small design tasks done quickly and effortlessly. 99designs was co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz (SitePoint, Flippa), and is backed by Accel Partners and angel investors Michael Dearing (eBay, Harrison Metal), Dave Goldberg (Survey Monkey), Stewart Butterfield (Flickr, Tiny Speck) and Anthony Casalena (Squarespace). To learn more about 99designs, including where the company is hiring, visit 99designs.com.
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