Visually, best known as a marketplace for infographics, has launched its new Marketplace and Project Center to grow the audience for its cloud-based collaborative tools. Customers can now use the marketplace to create videos, presentations, interactive graphics, infographics and other visual content.
The San Francisco-based startup says there are currently 100,000 creative professionals on the platform and that Visually has paid out nearly $2 million in project fees. Visually gives designers a way to reach clients ranging from startups to Fortune 1000 companies. The company says that of the designers that apply to be on Visually, only 10% meet its quality standards.
Founded in 2011 by Stewart Langille and Lee Sherman, the team behind Mint.com’s graphics, Visually seeks to change the traditional agency model of content creation. For clients, who have included AOL, Nike, Twitter, NBC, P&G, UNESCO, The Atlantic, Visa, Verizon and Dell, the benefits of using Visually include fixed costs, lower risk, satisfaction guarantees, faster completion rates (sometimes within 24 hours) and access to a wider range of designers. For creative professionals, Visually gives them the chance to work with high profile companies, gain wider exposure for their work and belong to an online community similar to Dribbble or Forrst.
“Our customers love the experience they get on Visually–the diverse pool of creative talent, the ease of collaboration, and the speed to market. This launch allows us to provide a comprehensive solution for our customers–a one stop shop for all of their visual content,” said Langille in a statement.