99designs launches Irish version of graphic design marketplace (video)

8 Nov 2013

99designs' general manager for Europe Eva Missling at the recent Dublin Web Summit

Graphic design marketplace 99designs has launched an Irish version of its website at 99designs.ie, which will offer local support to designers in the country, as well as enabling them to collaborate 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 one-to-one projects with individual designers, or purchasing design templates from 99designs’ ready-made 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 start-up 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.”

Global design community

European customers account for more than 15pc of design contests on 99designs and globally 99designs has hosted more than 260,000 graphic design contests for start-ups, small businesses and other organisations worldwide, since its founding in 2008.

In the same period, the company has paid out more than €44m to its global community of more than 250,000 graphic designers. Earlier this month, 99designs launched Swiftly, a first-of-its-kind, flat-fee service for small design tasks.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years