Our second year open

2014 Year In Review

“Every day, more and more independent creators are using Creative Market to turn their personal passions into full-time income. Together we've been able to build a community where anyone can get easy access to more than 100,000 quality design resources at a fair price, and we’ve taken a giant leap towards fulfilling our mission to help creators make a living doing what they love.

We've seen so much love and support from the community in the two short years since we launched Creative Market, and we can't wait to show you what we’re up to next.”

Aaron Epstein Staff CEO & Co-founder

Commerce

“This past year was one heck of a growth story. We grew our product catalog 7x. More than doubled the number of shops selling on the platform. Added nearly 400k new members. And revenue more than quadrupled! We joined the Autodesk family back in February. 10 months later, we’re still white hot and lightening fast. Looking forward to reaching new growth heights in 2015!”

Zack Onisko Staff Head of Marketing & Growth

  • 4.25x

    Total Increase

  • 325%

    Annual Growth

  • 237%

    More Purchases

  • 412,255

    New users added in 2014

  • 189%

    Annual Growth of Visits

  • 155%+

    Annual Growth of page views

Our top customer has spent $9,400+ on Creative Market since we launched.

“Fast, friendly and efficient.”
Wilhelm K

“This is me taking my hat off. Love you guys!.” Bruno M

“Why is @CreativeMarket so damn magical?” @collvol

  • 1,096%

    Annual product catalog growth

  • 11x

    Total number of products

  • 104,605

    Products added in 2014

  • 118,893

    Total all-time products

“Note to self: always check @CreativeMarket before starting a new project.”
@ColourMeClassic

“Do you want to know a secret? The photos on @CreativeMarket have changed the way I blog. It's amazing.” @JoelleCharming


Top 100 Products of 2014

So many amazing products arrived on Creative Market in 2014!
Have a look at the top resources by our talented design community:

Top 100 products

Now through the end of January, celebrate the new year with 10% off any one of the Top 100 Products on Creative Market in 2014.

Browse the Top 100

@CreativeMarket I honestly have to stay away from your website, it is totally #creatively #addictive! I just bought some new brushes!”
@BeeSturgis

“It always happens: you go to @CreativeMarket for "just one font, I swear". You then proceed to buy many, many fonts. #ConfessionsOfADesigner
@SincerelyG


  • 3,836

    New shops opened in 2014

  • 6,056

    Total all-time shops open

Shop owners earned millions of dollars on Creative Market during our second year.

Open Your Shop

  • $43,387

    Highest shop sales in 1 mo.

  • 329%+

    Increase in best monthly payout

“So much more freedom for authors on @CreativeMarket@twsjonathan

“Opening a shop on @CreativeMarket has to be one of my best decisions ever! Thank you so much for everything guys!” @monorigabor

Platform

“2014 was a year of growth and maturity for the engineering team. We’re putting a much stronger focus on security, scalability, performance, and availability. Chris Winn has taken the reigns for the web team (which we added three new faces this year), and we're working on no fewer than three open source projects soon to be released to the community.

We're slowing our roll, going from quick and dirty to a healthy amount of Good Process™. We're all extremely proud of all the accomplishments in 2014, and look forward to another great year!”

Chris Williams Staff Head of Technology + Co-Founder

  • 26

    New features launched

  • 19

    Existing features updated

  • 73

    Total all-time feature work

“One cool thing about @CreativeMarket: If you have Dropbox, it'll sync your purchases. No pesky downloading bundle items one-by-one.” @deirdresm

Mannnn, @CreativeMarket is the best. “Oh, I need X and I need it in 5 minutes? No problem. CM will have something.” @peteshelley

  • 3,800+

    Tasks Completed in 2014

  • 6,300+

    Total all-time completed tasks

  • 215,682

    Messages sent in Hipchat

  • 1

    Project Manager added to team

  • 13,302

    Total all-time github commits

  • 100%+

    Server capacity added

Our Blog hit an all-time post count of 648 with a 131% increase in post views.

Explore the Blog

“In 2014 we grew our engineering team and began putting more emphasis on specialized skills and teamwork. Looking forward to the new year, I'm excited for the team to establish a more active role in the developer community and continuing to modernize our platform. I'm proud of the entire team for working so hard, staying humble, and caring about every line of code we write.”

Chris Winn Staff Senior Web Engineer

We launched Photos in April, which has over 60,000 beautiful images from independent photographers so far.

Browse Photos

Just Keep Shipping

We revisited existing features, improved UX, delighted the community, optimized for growth, and launched big product initiatives too!

Q1 + Q2

Q3 + Q4

We partnered with 16 top brands to offer the Pay It Forward Bundle, which raised $151,158. We sold 18,732 bundles, which helped Watsi fund healthcare for 261 patients!

See the Bundle

Community

“The best part about 2014 for the Support team was that the rapid acquisition of new users has strengthened the vibrancy of the community. Our huge support team (Chuck and Ken) really enjoys helping all buyers and shop owners.

In addition, the wider company at Autodesk is now implementing Creative Market’s support tools and philosophy. We were able to do this by learning from you what is most important: accuracy, speed, flexibility, and some personality.”

Ken Weaver Staff Director of Support

  • 270%

    Annual growth of members

  • 626,650

    Total all-time members

  • 1,328

    Total Discussions Threads

“I love flicking through @CreativeMarket the range of talent is unreal & it's great to support other designers for making something awesome.” @emilytaylortalk

“Walking away from creativemarket.com before I spend all of my money on stunning fonts.” @TLT_sammich

  • 1,096,721

    Products likes in 2014

    1,334,241 All-Time

  • 51,705

    Collections created in 2014

    73,197 All-Time

  • 78,344

    Product recommends in 2014

    127,918 All-Time

  • 67,581

    New comments in 2014

    95,800 All-Time

We've seen meaningful discussions across the site, with 79% of all comments happening on product pages, 15% in discussion threads, and 6% on blog posts.

Join the Conversation

“In 2014, we saw an explosion in both the size and participation of our community. Talented veterans as well as new shop owners were regularly featured on our blog in interviews and tutorials, we saw unprecedented participation in community initiatives such as our Sketch Week contest, and our Discussions area has become a constant stream of community-driven interactions and conversations.

The Creative Market community is the heart and soul of our site and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see this dedicated group thrive as they support each other and connect through a shared creative passion.”

Josh Johnson Staff Inbound Content Marketing Manager

Kelley Johnson Staff Community Evangelist

  • 15,000

    User emails answered

    Twice the amount in 2013

  • Same Day

    Response time to inquiries

    Maintained from 2013

  • 91%

    User satisfaction rating

    First 9 months of 2014

“I really appreciated that you made the initial contact to ask me how things went. I also appreciate the quick response and care the team provided me. Thanks for your great service.” Betty P.

“I received a prompt reply on twitter and then I thought they we great when I received an email response. They actually went above what I expected to resolve the situation. :)” Jennifer N.

  • 166,638

    Facebook

  • 196,000

    Twitter

  • 3,416,139

    Google +

“Chuck was very nice and helpful, i'm satisfied with the support I received. Because of the positive experience i'm definitely more likely to make additional purchases. Thanks so much!” Haylee L.

“I would like to thank you for letting me be part of this awesome community and accepting me as a seller! I'm very happy that you've featured my first item in the "Handpicked" section :) This market really inspires me to design more.” Magdalena Dymanska


Community Activity

Members of our community offered education, shared insights, participated in contests and had a ton of fun too!

  • Creative Market Sketch Week: Roundup and Winners Creative Market Sketch Week: Roundup and Winners

    Creative Market Sketch Week: Roundup and Winners

    by Josh Johnson

  • Creative Market: 6 Months and $23,000 Later Creative Market: 6 Months and $23,000 Later

    Creative Market: 6 Months and $23,000 Later

    by Sam Jones

  • How to Grow a Loyal Following How to Grow a Loyal Following

    How to Grow a Loyal Following

    by Dustin Lee

  • How To: Design Your Own Typeface How To: Design Your Own Typeface

    How To: Design Your Own Typeface

    by Thomas Ramey

  • Are You Making These 9 Mistakes in Your Product Descriptions? Are You Making These 9 Mistakes in Your Product Descriptions?

    Are You Making These 9 Mistakes in Your Product Descriptions?

    by Dustin Lee

  • Designer Stories Video: Proof That Our Community Is Awesome Designer Stories Video: Proof That Our Community Is Awesome

    Designer Stories Video: Proof That Our Community Is Awesome

    by Josh Johnson

  • Winners Announced: Celebrate the World Cup and Win a Creative Market Gift Card! Winners Announced: Celebrate the World Cup and Win a Creative Market Gift Card!

    Winners Announced: Celebrate the World Cup and Win a Creative Market Gift Card!

    by Kelley Johnson

  • Enter Our Awesome Autumn Design Contest Enter Our Awesome Autumn Design Contest

    Enter Our Awesome Autumn Design Contest

    by Kelley Johnson

  • Members List Their Favorite Aspects of Creative Market

    Read more
  • Members Offer Tips on Getting Referrals for the Partner Program

    Read more
  • Discuss the Idea of a Creative Market Premium Subscription

    Read more

Company

“Since being acquired in early 2014, the Creative Market team has almost doubled in size in order to continue to serve our community and scale the platform! We’re constantly energized by the stories that we hear of our shop owners having success with their new products and customers creating more interesting work for their clients.

As a team, we strive to always support and uplift each other’s work, and we’re delighted to see that same passion occurring between members of our community, too.”

Gerren Lamson Staff Head of Design

In March, we were acquired by Autodesk with the mission to keep growing as the world’s marketplace for design.

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Behind the Scenes

Tour our new headquarters at Pier 9 in San Francisco, and see how much fun our team has working together.


Growing the Team

We welcomed 10 new faces to our team, and all of these talented individuals made a huge impact in 2014!


  • 19

    Number of team members

  • 11

    Number of remote folks

  • 5

    Number of team trips


We’re A Bunch of Silly Monsters

Ken says, “I hadn’t drawn in years. Then, I started at Creative Market and got to know my coworkers. After that, it seemed only natural to honor them through my drawings on Halloween.”

Thank You

To our community members, shop owners, partners, teammates, investors, acquirers and beyond — thank you so much for your incredible support. We couldn’t have had the amazing second year we did without all of you.

We can’t wait to share with you what we’re planning for 2015, and hope that you’ll continue to join us on our journey to build the world’s marketplace for design.