Hyderabad: With Telangana being its second biggest market in terms of number of freelancers, Gurgoan-based Designhill plans to set up design academy which will conduct workshops for graphic designers. These workshops will be conducted in partnership with government agencies and will help the budding graphic design community to reach more clients.
The online graphic design platform that brings the global graphic designer community and their potential clients under one roof, has 16 per cent of its freelancers hailing from Telangana and has about 5,500 designers and 7,00,000 designs created from this State. The pan-India workshop and courses for skill development will start from Telangana by 2020.
In addition, the company is also aiming to launch a marketplace wherein designers can put in their designs on different products like cups, t-shirts and others and those products will be sold on the platform. The four-year-old platform offers 35 graphic design solutions to individuals and small or large businesses alike and has a global network of over 100,000 designers from over 150 countries. Currently, the company caters to more than 120,000 customers with annual revenue of over Rs 25 crore.
“We will be looking at starting our workshops from Telangana as it is second largest market for us. We are also aiming at 10 times increase in our revenues by the next financial year. And by 2020 we want to have 2,50,000 designers with 5,00,000 customers on board,” said Varun Aggarwal, co-founder and executive director, Designhill who started the company with his brother Rahul Aggarwal.
Designhill has introduced an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Logo Maker to provide fast and unique logos at an affordable cost. They are also planning to roll out a multi-lingual/multi-currency website sometime this year.