Shutterstock Unveils Skillfeed, an Online Marketplace for Learning
Platform launches with 10,000 video tutorials aimed at helping digital professionals improve their skills
NEW YORK, June 4, 2013Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of digital imagery, today introduced a new online marketplace called Skillfeed. The platform reinvents online learning for digital professionals by offering a diverse collection of credible, curated video courses through a simple, affordable subscription plan."We've learned a lot about the benefits of a global, crowdsourced marketplace model from Shutterstock, and applied that knowledge to online learning," said Shutterstock's Founder and CEO Jon Oringer . "The idea evolved from our existing customer and contributor communities and quickly expanded to include all digital professionals," he added. "Creatives and technology professionals are always looking to improve their skills, and Skillfeed offers high-quality training alongside an all-access membership model.""Skillfeed is a natural extension for Shutterstock since we already serve an active, paying community of more than 750,000 professionals who view us as a trusted, creative resource," said Oringer. "We are excited to offer yet another way to help digital communicators succeed in their work."At launch, Skillfeed features more than 10,000 videos from over 100 instructors. "We're working with top-notch instructors from around the world and curating tutorials ranging from the creative arts, including graphic design, video and photo editing, to professional skills such as Microsoft Excel and web development," said Vice President and Skillfeed General Manager David Fraga . Designed for brushing up on existing skills or developing extensive new ones, Skillfeed offers two types of courses:Comprehensive Courses - Videos of 20 minutes or more, designed to develop in-depth professional skills, such as HTMLor Adobe InDesign.Skill Snacks - Short videos you can watch on your lunch break to pick up new tips and techniques on a range of topics from Photoshop to video editing.To celebrate the launch, Skillfeed is offering users a free 1-week trial. Subscriptions for unlimited video access start at only $19per month.
About Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 1 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 330 million images and more than 18 million video clips available.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s brands also include Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; and Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media.