Business Daily Media

DesignCrowd hits 1M designer milestone


DesignCrowd reaches 1m freelance designers who have earned over AUD $60 million as freelance economy booms 


DesignCrowd, one of the world’s largest creative design marketplaces, has today announced it has reached the milestone of one million registered designers on its global platform. 

The Australian crowdsourcing start-up has a network of 1,004,000 freelance designers, which has grossed a combined income of over AUD $62 million since the company’s launch in 2008. The designers have created over 26 million designs for hundreds of thousands of customers, from small businesses to international brands including Virgin, Amnesty International, and Harvard Business School, across 195 countries. 

Founded by Australian entrepreneur, Alec Lynch, DesignCrowd has rapidly grown to become one of the biggest crowdsourcing communities in the world; raising over AUD $20m in venture capital - including a $10m pre-IPO fundraising earlier this year to accelerate the growth of its subsidiary DIY branding platform, BrandCrowd.

With the global freelance economy expected to surpass USD $455B by 2023, people all over the world are embracing the flexibility and autonomy that freelance roles provide. Having grown 32 percent in the year preceding the pandemic and skyrocketing further once lockdowns hit, the Australian gig economy has been responsible for supplementing the incomes of many, while providing the main source of income for others. 

DesignCrowd’s latest milestone is indicative of a changing world economy, with the rise in ‘on-demand’ services, resulting in explosive growth for the company. 

Alec Lynch, founder and CEO of DesignCrowd said:

“We’re very proud to be working with a rapidly growing global community of talented and engaged creators that are helping people in Australia and around the world launch their dream business. The pandemic saw many businesses close their doors for good, but over the last year, we’ve seen a huge number of new small businesses and side hustles get launched with new logos from DesignCrowd or BrandCrowd - which is great to see as new small businesses can help Australia and the world recover from the pandemic. 

Growing our network of freelance designers to one million globally means we can support more businesses than ever before to launch their company with the most creative and cost-effective design available anywhere in the world.” 

About DesignCrowd:

DesignCrowd is an online design marketplace for graphic, logo and web design  and powered by  a community of more than 1,000,000 freelancers, spanning 195 countries. Since launching in 2008, DesignCrowd has raised more than $20M in funding. In February this year DesignCrowd raised over AUD $10m in pre-IPO funding to accelerate the growth of its DIY design platform, BrandCrowd.

DesignCrowd is based in Surry Hills, and has offices in Manila, Philippines.

Business Daily Media Business Development

The cost-of-living crisis will put more pressure on shoppers than COVID

Shutterstock/Zivica KerkezCOVID drastically changed shopping habits. Lockdowns, isolation and illness led variously to panic buying, a surge in online deliveries, and some impulse purchases...

Kokho Jason Sit, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Portsmouth - avatar Kokho Jason Sit, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Portsmouth

Firms are cutting sick pay for the unvaccinated – what does employment law say?

baranq / ShutterstockA person’s COVID-19 vaccination status is increasingly determining which events they can attend, where they can travel and where they can work. Vaccines influence ...

Lisa Rodgers, Associate professor, labour law, University of Leicester - avatar Lisa Rodgers, Associate professor, labour law, University of Leicester

Is your tech stack protecting you from potential cybercrime?

There has been a big focus on the rapid adoption of hybrid work, and with many Australians making the gradual return to the office, it has become an increasingly preferred way of work. C...

Ellen Benaim, Chief Information Security Officer at Templafy - avatar Ellen Benaim, Chief Information Security Officer at Templafy

sports expert Q&A on what Djokovic row means for unvaccinated elite athletes

Tennis star Novak Djokovic looks to be out of the Australian Open after the country’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, cancelled his visa “on the basis that it was in the public...

Keith Parry, Deputy Head Of Department in Department of Sport & Event Management, Bournemouth University - avatar Keith Parry, Deputy Head Of Department in Department of Sport & Event Management, Bournemouth University

Inflation will probably melt away in 2022 – central banks will do far more harm trying to tackle it

It remains to be seen whether the omicron variant will shift Sars-CoV-2 towards becoming manageably endemic. But as and when this happens, there will still be “long COVID” to con...

Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy, Queen Mary University of London - avatar Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy, Queen Mary University of London

here's what UK government can do to cut household bills

According to the boss of the UK’s biggest energy supplier, Centrica, high gas and electricity prices could last for two years. With many already unnerved by the fact that the average U...

Lawrence Haar, Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of Brighton - avatar Lawrence Haar, Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of Brighton



NewsServices.com

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion