Cimpress, the Dundalk, Ireland-headquartered distributor, parent company of Vistaprint and National Pen, has acquired Melbourne, Australia headquartered, 99designs.
A global network of freelance graphic designers, 99designs was founded in the year 2008, having additional offices in Oakland, CA and Berlin, Germany, will operate as a part of Vistaprint as well as a standalone brand.
According to the sources of Cimpress, “Vistaprint plans for significant post-acquisition investment to expand the 99designs team and to accelerate the pace of technology and product development for a large range of freelancer-powered design services to help small businesses.”
CEO of 99designs, Patrick Llewellyn, will continue to lead the network. He’ll report to Robert Keane, CEO of both Cimpress and Vistaprint.