The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-06-17T06:35:36Z DesignCrowd Acquires Worth1000 2014-06-17T06:35:36Z designcrowd-acquires-worth1000 17 June, 2014, Sydney, Australia – DesignCrowd, the global crowdsourcing marketplace for design work, has acquired Worth1000, a creative contest platform home to over 600,000 users. Worth1000 is a graphic design community and creative content marketplace, with over 600,000 users, including graphic designers, customers, writers, photographers and illustrators. The migration process of Worth1000’s users has begun, and DesignCrowd’s user base will be growing significantly in the next few weeks. “Worth1000 is home to thousands of businesses and some of the world’s best graphic designers. We’re very excited to have them join our community,” said Chris McNamara, COO of DesignCrowd.  “A growing number of businesses around the world are looking to online crowdsourcing communities to get work done, and we’re working hard to support this demand globally,” said McNamara. “You can now reach more creative talent through DesignCrowd than if you knocked on the door of every design agency in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. combined.”  Founded in 2008, DesignCrowd has helped tens of thousands of businesses from around the world crowdsource projects ranging from logos and business cards to website and t-shirt design. DesignCrowd has received almost 4 million designs, for over $18 million worth of projects. The Worth1000 acquisition means there will be many more milestones in the near future.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed. To explore the DesignCrowd marketplace, visit DesignCrowd hires industry veteran as CMO 2013-10-15T06:52:58Z designcrowd-hires-industry-veteran-as-cmo Sydney, Australia, 15 October 2013 - Crowdsourcing startup has appointed Dan Ferguson as its Chief Marketing Officer.Ferguson was most recently the Australia, New Zealand and Singapore Director for global online print-on-demand company, Vistaprint. Prior to that, he headed up eCommerce for General Pants Group, Myer, and Officeworks, driving their online growth strategies.Ferguson, an industry veteran, is an ADMA lecturer, has spoken at over 50 events, been a featured judge for several awards programs and conferences, and sat on several advisory boards. Based in the company’s Sydney headquarters, Ferguson will be responsible for managing and executing DesignCrowd’s aggressive international expansion strategy, while also fuelling its continued growth in Australia through marketing, sales, and partnerships.Ferguson said he was looking forward to making an impact at DesignCrowd.“DesignCrowd has been a significant driving force in crowdsourcing both locally and abroad. It has kick-started the on-demand custom design revolution, with 2.5 million designs already uploaded, a community of nearly 150,000 designers, and over $10 million in payments.“Importantly, it has helped small businesses around the world get a host of great design ideas and access to top talent, when they previously couldn’t afford a designer. At the same time, DesignCrowd is generating income for designers all around the world.“I’m really excited about joining this fast growing startup, leading the marketing team, and helping to accelerate and scale the already rapid growth of DesignCrowd,” Ferguson said.Alec Lynch, Founder and CEO of said hiring the company’s first CMO was an important milestone for the startup.“Dan will be a tremendous asset for DesignCrowd.  He has a wealth of experience in ecommerce and online business, is a leader in the space and has a track record of driving explosive growth through online channels at other businesses." “Dan joins DesignCrowd during an exciting period.  In the last 12 months, we have doubled our business and hit $10M in design projects.  Dan has been hired to help us accelerate this growth further and scale our sales and marketing team and efforts internationally.”For more information on DesignCrowd, visit: DesignCrowd Launches Philippines Logo Design Awards 2013 2013-05-08T01:36:34Z designcrowd-launches-philippines-logo-design-awards-2013 7 May 2013 - Online Global design crowdsourcing marketplace, DesignCrowd, today launched the inaugural Philippines Logo Design Awards 2013.  DesignCrowd, now with over 115,000 registered designers, has launched a contest to find the best logo designer in the Philippines: The competition aims to uncover young and emerging design talent, but will also be open to professional designers. To be part of the contest, designers simply need to select an original logo design from their existing portfolio and upload it to DesignCrowd.  Once the contest closes, a shortlist of designers will be picked, and people will be invited to vote for their favourite via a public poll. The winner will receive PHP30,000 and the DesignCrowd Best Logo Design Award for 2013. The designers awarded second and third place will split the remaining PHP20,000. Since launching in October 2012, the marketplace has already grown by 70%, with three of the top 15 worldwide designers based in the Philippines. DesignCrowd’s founder and CEO, Alec Lynch, says DesignCrowd gives students and aspiring designers the opportunity to not only help small businesses, but also work on some of the world’s biggest brands including Microsoft, HTC, and Absolut. “DesignCrowd is a great way for young designers to build their portfolio and develop their design skills. It’s a great way for Filipino designers to find clients around the world, create work for big brands and earn money.” We hope the contest will encourage more Filipino designers to work online and we hope it will help DesignCrowd attract more young Filipino designers to our marketplace.” DesignCrowd is planning to launch the contest in other geographies later this year.  “We are planning to run similar contests in other key geographies but decided to launch in the Philippines first because we see it as an emerging design hub. We’re constantly impressed with the quality of design coming out of this region,” Alec Lynch said.