Vecteezy (Bowling Green, Kentucky), one of the largest vector, stock photo and stock video communities in the world, established several milestones in 2020 despite the current pandemic. The company surpassed 100 million user sessions and plans to continue its growth by hiring at least 40 new employees this year, effectively doubling its team size. Popular in the global design community for over a decade, Vecteezy expanded its platform offerings in 2020 by launching stock photos and 4k stock videos. The website also offers millions of “free digital illustrations, stock photos and videos from a global community of the world’s most talented creatives.”
“We started Vecteezy to provide designers, creators and entrepreneurs beautiful content that’s completely free,” said Shawn Rubel, Founder and CEO. “I’m thrilled about the work our dedicated team is putting in, to democratize the way people get amazing images and videos. Now more than ever, we want to make professional-quality creative assets accessible to those who are working with tighter budgets, or facing new challenges from the pandemic. Our growth will help alleviate the hurdles of modern-day creatives, marketers and businesses.”
Users and contributors currently turn to Vecteezy in over 180 countries and in 8 different languages. Traffic on Vecteezy’s platform continues to grow. In 2020 alone, the company surpassed 100 million user sessions (a 47% year-over-year increase from 2019), saw a 40% year-over-year increase in downloads versus 2019, experienced a 79% year-over-year increase in paid subscribers compared to 2019, and welcomed a 400% year-over-year increase in new contributors from 2019. The company re-branded in 2020 and introduced a new visual identity meant to convey the inspiration, guidance and creativity that Vecteezy strives to provide creators and designers. As a company, it also doubled in size in 2020, notably boosting its content and technical expertise. As mentioned, Vecteezy is headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but its workforce is remote and spans two continents and all four corners of the United States.