Online marketplace crowdsourcing graphic design service 99designs has officially launched in Canada, providing small businesses with an unrivalled resource to source professional logos, web, and other graphic design work. Now any small business in Canada can provide a design brief to a global community of more than 120,000 designers, receive an average of 90 design concepts and yet pay in Canadian currency.
“As a Canadian, it’s an honour to launch 99designs.ca and help small businesses across the country achieve unprecedented value for their design dollar,” said Matt Mickiewicz, co-founder, 99designs.ca. “Our site dramatically cuts design costs from thousands to hundreds of dollars. We’re so confident that businesses will find the perfect design that we even have a 100% money back guarantee.”
Responsible for 60 per cent of the global crowdsourcing contest marketplace for graphic design services, 99designs has more than 99,000 completed projects with an average of 90 designs per project. More than 4,500 design projects are completed every month with a new image from designers being uploaded every six seconds. The average monthly payout to designers totals more than one million dollars.
The website supports graphic designers with finding customers, invoicing and workflow management. With no cost to join, designers can instantly connect with thousands of businesses in need of custom design work and can then select the projects that best suit their specific talents.
“Essentially we’re democratizing design by giving any designer the ability to succeed based on their talents,” said Patrick Llewellyn, CEO, 99designs. “Designers can grow their customer base while showcasing their portfolio to millions of potential customers across Canada and around the world. And with 40 per cent of projects leading to additional direct work, 99designs is a powerful tool for making money and building long-term client relationships.”