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Designer Startup Ideas



1 year ago

A team of designers that makes beautiful things for the world.

735
1 year ago

A platform that helps designers collaborate on projects and publish their work online. The startup is currently in a beta phase, and has built a large audience that has helped it refine its design process.

381
3 years ago

A company that helps small businesses find tech talent, with a focus on recruiting developers and designers in cities where they are based.

260
3 years ago

A platform that allows designers to sell their work without having to learn code

250
2 years ago

A software platform that helps connect retailers with ecommerce platform designers and developers.

229
3 years ago

A product management platform for agencies, developers, and designers that helps companies plan, identify, prioritize, and integrate features for their software applications.

215
2 years ago

A free, open-source portfolio app for designers.

205
2 years ago

A digital platform for designers to sell their work to customers, with most of the revenue coming from a subscription model.

204
2 years ago

A “self-serve” platform that enables developers to build out their own bitmap font, so they can quickly build out a new font without needing to hire a designer.

202
2 years ago

A content marketing service for fashion brands; it helps designers and retailers create custom content to promote their brands and products.

201
2 years ago

A full-stack design tool meant to help designers build responsive websites quickly and efficiently.

194
2 years ago

A small team of developers and designers are building a simple, yet comprehensive, social network for everyone.

192
2 years ago

 A 3D printing service for hardware engineers and product designers.

192
2 years ago

A startup for freelance work that connects project managers with developers, designers, and marketers.

185
2 years ago

A platform that connects freelance developers with clients. Customers are able to upload their code snippets, and designers are able to login to review code, set budgets, and see the background of the developer.

175
3 years ago

An AI-driven platform that comes with a team of data scientists, software engineers, and designers, and which wants to help companies find talent in India.

174
2 years ago

A SaaS company that helps clothing designers with their marketing and sales process, unlike current fashion marketplaces which typically drive high traffic to designers' e-commerce websites.

170
3 years ago

A social network for people interested in mechanical engineering, allowing people to find jobs, learn about new developments, and get connected with engineers and designers.

169
3 years ago

A company that helps designers create custom-made leather goods for clients.

169
2 years ago

The startup wants to build a platform for artificial intelligence developers and designers.

168
3 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy to find, hire, and work with freelance designers and developers.

166
3 years ago

A startup that connects freelance designers with companies who need branding work done

164
2 years ago

A digital storefront for artists and designers to sell their own artwork and designs.

163
3 years ago

An idea that would let anyone be a coder or designer for local versions of the web. Google is interested.

162
3 years ago

A group of designers who create custom UI/UX mockups for companies, turning their ideas into real product or website designs.

161
3 years ago

A startup that pairs freelance designers with clients to create logos, websites, and more

159
3 years ago

A market research platform for fashion designers that serves as a central database for pricing, trends, and quality.

159
3 years ago

A visual design platform for brands & agencies that allows designers to see the visual impact of their designs before they hit production.

154
3 years ago

A way to hook up with a freelance designer for in-house design, build a site, and then manage it all from one app. The company says it has $6 million in funding and has been profitable since 2014.

152
3 years ago

A design space for Italian designers, fitting their aesthetic and culture into a marketplace that will be a global one.

152
3 years ago

A startup that is building a tool to help apparel designers find the right factories.

151
3 years ago

A startup for freelance designers and developers, helping them find the right job for them, and helping clients find the right freelancer.

150
3 years ago

A tool for software designers to create new apps in minutes instead of days.

150
3 years ago

A collaboration platform for interior designers to access other designers’ portfolios.

148
2 years ago

A tool for freelance designers, sellers, and sellers of goods. The startup sends quotes through email automatically and allows for tracking of invoices and payments.

146
3 years ago

This startup is building a website that allows anyone to instantly and securely order a custom-made suit from a fabric designer.

145
3 years ago

You want to find someone to build you a website, but “the whole process of finding someone to build a website is so cumbersome”. You want to do the hiring, but you’re not a developer and you’re not a designer, so you need a tool that gives you a few options for each step. That’s what the startup is building.

145
3 years ago

A startup that provides a set of tools for designers to create their own custom-designed clothes. The company uses a 3D printer to produce knit fabrics.

145
3 years ago

The platform is building a toolkit for designers to build custom user interfaces for their mobile apps.

144
3 years ago

A tool for hiring contractors and interior designers

142
3 years ago

Build a platform for web designers to work with designers and engineers to build websites that are responsive to mobile devices.

142
3 years ago

A startup for a variety of creative professionals, including photographers, graphic designers, videographers, animators, and other creative types.

141
3 years ago

The App Factory is building a platform to build, distribute, and manage applications from a team of developers and designers. It’s a mix of Slack, Trello, and Jira.

138
3 years ago

This is a licensing and digital asset management platform for photographers and designers.

137
3 years ago

A tool for designers and developers to build games from scratch.

137
1 year ago

A product-development toolkit for fashion designers. The company’s built a digital design studio to help fashion designers and brands bring their products to life.

137
1 year ago

What sounds like a feedback app for designers, but it’s actually an app that helps people manage the paper work involved in starting a business.

137
3 years ago

A platform to recruit and hire remote developers and designers from any location in the world.

136
3 years ago

A startup for freelance designers and developers to find jobs and request work. According to the company, they have a response rate of 90%.

135
3 years ago

A tool that helps companies hire designers and brand managers based on their performance on design-related projects rather than their resume.

135
1 year ago

A software platform that makes it easier for fashion designers to collaborate with multiple brands. The company is already live in New York and San Francisco, and is working to launch in a handful of other cities in the next year.

135
3 years ago

A startup for connecting freelance designers with clients. There are around 5 million professional designers in the US, and they’re frequently hired through agencies or by the hour. The startup is building a marketplace where designers can post their work, which clients can browse and hire.

133
3 years ago

A platform that connects freelancers and enterprises with digital labor, including web designers and content producers.

131
3 years ago

A startup that uses a “digital designer” to help small businesses build websites. The startup’s model is to wake up early in the morning and design a website for a small business owner and have it ready to go by that evening.

130
3 years ago

A tool for making mockups of websites, to make it easier for designers and developers to collaborate.

130
3 years ago

A startup for freelance designers, meant to help them find work, keep track of their clients and spend less time doing administrative tasks.

129
3 years ago

A tool for designers to get more out of their creative process, by letting them “mix, match, and remix” colors and patterns in their Photoshop library in order to create new looks.

129
3 years ago

A digital marketplace for freelance designers. The startup’s founders want to build a marketplace that helps businesses and designers work together on projects.

128
1 year ago

A startup where designers and entrepreneurs can connect, share ideas, and collaborate on projects.

128
3 years ago

A platform that connects software developers, designers and marketers with companies who want to release a product or service.

126
3 years ago

This startup is building a professional marketplace for graphic designers and other creative professionals

126
10 months ago

An on-demand marketplace for building and installing custom websites, based on a SaaS-like model. The startup provides design services from top designers with a focus on building sites customized to you.

126
3 years ago

A toolset for managing the design process of a single website, allowing multiple designers to work on a single site together

125
3 years ago

A tool with a very simple interface that can help designers create landing pages, sales pages, or purchase pages. The company says they’ve already seen 40,000 clicks on their landing pages.

124
3 years ago

A tool for designers that helps them quickly create mockups of their work, and allows them to embed other relevant apps, like their website’s login screen, directly into the mockup.

124
3 years ago

A platform that provides a way for designers to build HTML5 websites with no coding knowledge.

124
3 years ago

What it is: A chatbot that lets people find and hire freelance specialists. The platform aims to work with a wide variety of professionals, including interior designers, virtual assistants, and even personal trainers.

123
1 year ago

A startup that helps people build websites from scratch and also helps web designers and developers find clients.

121
2 years ago

A tool to make it easier for freelance designers to create more consistent work.

119
3 years ago

A platform to help users and businesses build and share digital products with a team of developers, designers, and marketers.

118
3 years ago

A startup that wants to help designers build out physical prototypes for their apps, giving them a way to interact with features and functionality of their designs with a few clicks

118
3 years ago

A platform that connects freelance graphic designers with businesses who want to create logos and other graphics.

117
3 years ago

A community of freelance designers with an emphasis on high-end products like furniture, ready-to-wear, and toys.

117
2 years ago

A startup that’s developing an app that allows users to crowdsource design work in real time. As the company says, “the platform is set up in a way that allows site visitors to create a profile, to rate designs, and to leave feedback on the designs of other site visitors. The power of the platform comes from the fact that it’s powered by a community of designers that are incentivized to be helpful.”

117
3 years ago

A team of designers and engineers building a digital prototype for a custom-built laser cutter. The team is building the product as a way to fund the research of a laser cutter they hope to build themselves.

115
3 years ago

This startup is building an online platform for freelance designers to find clients and charge clients for their services.

113
3 years ago

A startup for freelance designers that takes sticker prices and eliminates the middleman.

111
3 years ago

This startup is building an app that helps creative professionals manage their network, including connecting them with designers and engineers.

111
3 years ago

A company that wants to help underpaid fashion designers have control over their intellectual property.

110
3 years ago

A startup that helps designers and developers build custom plugins for their sites.

109
3 years ago

Founded by a former Google executive, the company is looking to bring AI to the design business. The startup’s first product is a tool that helps designers prototype a product with a drawing tool.

107
3 years ago

A way to build a crowd-sourced marketplace of the best designers.

107
3 years ago

A tool that helps designers build widgets and apps for e-commerce platforms.

107
2 years ago

A platform for hiring freelance developers and designers.

107
3 years ago

A one-stop shop for designer brands to offer their products through a subscription box service. It costs $35 monthly, with a commitment of 3 months.

106
3 years ago

A startup focused on virtual reality and augmented reality wants to make it easier to create and share 3D models on the web, allowing designers to upload their 3D models into its platform for sharing and collaboration.

106
2 years ago

A digital platform for training and mentorship, founded by user-experience designers. A platform to foster a community of designers, technical writers, and marketers who share their expertise.

104
2 years ago

A company that’s building a tool for hiring freelance web designers across the U.S.

104
1 year ago

A tool for “product managers and designers to make design decisions, collaborate and grow their ideas”. It’s meant to combine user feedback with a team’s existing knowledge to make the most informed design choices.

102
3 years ago

A platform that documents the human factors that go into the design of things, like adding a button for “Delete’ and a “Save” button to a plastic toothbrush. The startup is currently working with startups and designers to build out its product.

101
2 years ago

New startup that generates and sells 3D models of buildings for architects and designers to use.

101
3 years ago

A tool that helps designers and agencies collaborate remotely, building it into an all-in-one app for managing tasks and assets, helping them build cohesive teams.

99
3 years ago

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, this startup is building an online marketplace for freelance designers to get paid for their work.

99
2 years ago

A tool for producers of creative content, like filmmakers, photographers, and designers, to record their creative process.

99
1 year ago

Technology used by designers to make designs faster, more accurate, and more reliable.

99
2 years ago

This startup is building a tool that lets a user take photos, add lines, and then a designer can come in and polish the design.

98
1 year ago

A startup that provides services to product managers and designers. Its software helps design groups collaborate on visual assets and share them easily.

98
3 years ago

A online marketplace for graphic designers and freelancers offering creative services and access to a community of experts.

97
3 years ago

A platform for hiring remote engineers and designers, with a focus on software engineers and designers.

96
1 year ago

A tool for product managers and designers that allows for easy creation of mockups for products within Basecamp.

95
3 years ago

The startup is building a library for designers and developers to share designs, and is looking to sell the designs for businesses to use.

94
2 years ago

A startup for freelance designers and developers

94
2 years ago

A designer’s app for creating custom, on-trend, responsive, personalized and customisable websites.

93
2 years ago

A company that helps artists and designers build and manage their online presences and businesses.

92
2 years ago

A tool that helps users create their own custom-built fonts with the company’s custom font editor. The startup aims to remove the need to have a designer build fonts for an application or website by allowing users to build their own instead.

91
2 years ago

A web-based service for buying and selling designer clothes and accessories on the web. The company’s CEO says the site has grown to 2.5 million monthly users and $20 million in annual revenue.

91
2 years ago

A business-to-business marketplace connecting companies with professional designers for work on copy, imagery, logos, websites, and branding.

90
2 years ago

This API lets designers create and embed online maps and maps inside their apps.

89
2 years ago

A platform that allows a designer to prototype digital products for brands before the actual design is done

87
2 years ago

A social network for fashion industry buyers, which creates a central location where buyers can find and interact with designers for fashion shows and trade shows.

87
1 year ago

A VR toolkit for architects and designers, meant to help them visualize their ideas with 3D models. The company is also building a $250,000 grant for the most promising VR startups.

87
1 year ago

A startup for buying and selling used stuff. Buyer beware: there are scams out there, but you can also buy high-end designer items for $2.50.

87
2 years ago

A freelance freelance marketplace for designers and developers.

86
2 years ago

A platform that helps designers collaborate with multiple people on one project

86
2 years ago

A startup for freelance developers and designers who can provide a full suite of services to their clients.

86
1 year ago

A 10-day immersive program for creatives, artists and designers.

86
2 years ago

This is a marketplace for connecting and hiring freelance designers.

85
2 years ago

A startup that allows businesses to hire freelance graphic designers from their Slack channels, who can pull from a pool of designers on demand.

84
2 years ago

A group of 3 engineers and a graphic designer, Capital’s goal is to disrupt the legal sector of the marketplace by providing a full service

84
1 year ago

If you are a designer and you have a need for a certain type of item or product, you could write about it on the site, and others can purchase it.

84
2 years ago

A custom-built security system to protect mobile devices, with a team of designers and engineers that build the actual hardware and software. The startup is staffed by former Google employees and was spun out from Google to focus on security.

82
2 years ago

 A tool for graphic designers and animators to create animations with a single click.

82
1 year ago

A company that builds lab-grown diamonds. The company says it’s already working with top jewelry designers.

82
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy to make furniture with 3D printing. A woodworker or designer can go to their website and select a model, upload their CAD files, and in just a few hours they’ll get a 3D-printed version of their design.

81
2 years ago

An online marketplace for digital products and services, and a social platform for artists and designers to sell their work.

81
2 years ago

“Echo” is a new retail platform that allows customers to buy goods from a selection of over 1,000 brands, with a selection of goods from 70,000 product designers. In addition to a platform for customers to search for things to buy, Echo also offers a sales channel for retailers.

81
2 years ago

A CTO of a small company of 3 people, looking to hire an artist or designer or developer.

81
2 years ago

A platform that connects companies with designers and agencies to find and hire freelance designers.

81
2 years ago

A developer and designer for building web apps for the smart home market.

81
2 years ago

This startup is building a national database of design professionals. Designers have a habit of being underpaid, and brands are often unaware of who they should hire. The startup is creating a national database of qualified design professionals, and after a year of beta, is planning to expand to other professions.

81
9 months ago

A toolset for marketers and web designers to create Facebook ads, and a platform for companies to manage all those ads.

80
2 years ago

A tool for designers to create interactive visualizations in a fraction of the time it would take with traditional software.

79
2 years ago

A platform that connects employers with web designers and developers who can help them build websites and mobile apps.

78
2 years ago

A platform for people to hire freelance services like web designers, writers, and developers (known as “talents”) within the company and outside of it.

77
2 years ago

A platform for selling pre-owned designer goods, creating a marketplace for buying and selling designer goods and selling pre-owned designer goods online.

76
2 years ago

For designers, this is an all-in-one program that allows you to create and screen print shirts, mugs and more.

76
2 years ago

A startup that makes accurate, high-resolution 3D models of the things in the world. The company charges designers and architects in-person visits in which they can see prototypes in person and get one-on-one feedback.

75
1 year ago

A network of young designers who use their own personal resources to make a product that can be sold online. The company offers a “design-to-order” service for consumers, who can choose from a number of product options, including customization of colors, fabrics, and packaging.

75
1 year ago

A company that makes custom-made logo clothing. The startup wants to make it easier for companies to hire their own bespoke designers.

75
2 years ago

A group of professional marketers and designers with a background in creative agencies and marketing startups.

73
2 years ago

This startup aims to to bring a more curated experience to a site like Etsy by helping customers discover and buy items from designers based on their style and personal taste, rather than browsing a wide array of products.

73
2 years ago

A fashion tech startup that connects fashion designers with brands looking to work with them.

73
2 years ago

A paid subscription service for people looking to take their homes to the next level, with plans starting at $399. They want to create a “designer” lifestyle for people that want to buy a house but don’t want to do a lot of the hard work.

73
1 year ago

A community of freelance product designers who can help launch a new product or company.

73
2 years ago

A way to build video games with a minimalist interface, aiming to give designers and programmers a more productive way to develop games.

72
1 year ago

A business service for freelance designers that allows them to access a library of high quality photos, fonts and templates for their clients.

72
1 year ago

A community of designers creating bespoke jewelry

72
2 years ago

A group of engineers and designers developing a scanner and mobile app to make it easier for people to find parking and ticket free spots.

71
2 years ago

A catalog of inspiration for interior designers, architects, and artists.

71
1 year ago

A tool for helping people build websites — a CSS-based site builder that’s easy for non-designers to use.

71
2 years ago

A DIY office design platform for architects, builders, and designers.

70
2 years ago

A team of three full stack engineers, two graphics designers, and a marketing lead, Capital’s goal is to disrupt the legal sector of the marketplace by providing a full service legal shop. Capital is a firm that represents individuals and small businesses in a variety of legal matters. The team is currently focusing on the representation of individuals, but also does work for small businesses.

70
2 years ago

A cloud-based project management platform for designers and developers, through which they can view client feedback, manage workflows and streamline operations.

70
2 years ago

A group of designers and developers building a basic platform to help people create and share drawings and designs, similar to how Shapes is used to share images. It is currently in private beta, with a public launch scheduled in Q1 2015.

70
2 years ago

An on-demand app for freelance freelance designers.

70
2 years ago

A machine learning tool that helps designers hire faster. The startup has been built over the last year and is still in beta. They say they have hundreds of customers, including the Washington Post and Major League Soccer.

70
1 year ago

A platform for recruiting external developers and designers, with a focus on turning work out quickly without the time and costs of traditional recruiting processes.

69
2 years ago

A startup for designers and developers to buy and sell development services in bulk.

68
2 years ago

 a Pinterest-like social network for interior designers, with users being able to share photos of their work and sell it within the app

68
2 years ago

A startup that makes it easy for designers to create products that are printed and shipped to the customer’s home.

68
2 years ago

The startup was started by a group of ex-IKEA designers and engineers after they saw the retail giant’s ability to sell furniture online cut into their ability to sell products. It’s available in the US and UK markets, with plans to expand to other countries soon.

68
2 years ago

A web-based tool for web designers

67
1 year ago

A company that teaches people how to make their own clothes, and prints the patterns over 3D printing software. The startup is building a new system for independent fashion designers to sell their designs via the internet without the need for a sewing machine.

67
2 years ago

A startup for creative workers, including photographers, videographers, and designers. It’s a bit like Upwork but without the middle man — and is looking to expand nationally.

66
2 years ago

An online clothing retailer that’s already built an online store for its own clothing line. They’re looking to expand their product line with new designers and consumers, who can find their products in the app.

66
2 years ago

Making it possible for designers to create and secure online shopping carts for retailers.

66
2 years ago

A design and development studio that says it’s “a team of designers, engineers and startups” that helps “build and manage large scale web apps”. It’s interesting to see a startup that’s taking on the very same tasks that larger companies have historically outsourced to larger consulting firms like Accenture or PwC.

65
2 years ago

A tool for designers to understand how to use their designs across different devices, with the visualizability of a tool like Photoshop.

65
2 years ago

This is a service for designers, who have to put up with clients who don’t understand what they’re trying to say, who use technical jargon and who don’t really grasp how to communicate a message. So, they’re building a platform to help designers communicate more effectively.

65
2 years ago

A platform that connects you to a network of freelance designers and developers to create a product for you. The company also works with your team to provide you with a product roadmap and a recommended development timeline.

64
2 years ago

The startup, which launched in December, is building an API that allows companies to design their own “gunmetal” color palettes for their apps. The startup wants to deliver a service that allows designers to create color palettes through a set of “gunmetal” swatches.

64
2 years ago

A tool for designers to create and manage their own product and marketplace collections. The startup is planning on using the site to sell goods from international markets.

64
2 years ago

A way to get someone’s attention through a wearable device, such as a bracelet. The startup wants to make it easier for fashion designers to communicate with their customers.

64
1 year ago

A startup that’s building a way for designers to collaborate easily and quickly on a wide variety of projects.

64
7 months ago

A company that helps web developers and designers by sending them digital files that they can use to create websites for clients.

64
2 years ago

A software company that helps people make decisions on whether to hire a freelance designer or designer agency.

63
1 year ago

A startup that connects a team of freelance designers, developers and designers with a small business needing help on a project.

63
1 year ago

A business that helps to hire, manage and pay designers who are looking to leave their job

63
2 years ago

A platform for freelance designers, where designers can create their own jobs and manage the proposals and clients that come through their site.

62
1 year ago

A platform that connects brands with freelance marketers and designers in order to get marketing and design done faster and more efficiently.

62
1 year ago

This startup is building a collaborative platform for building websites and apps that can be edited by multiple designers and developers simultaneously.

62
1 year ago

A platform that provides the ability to create and manage custom surveys, without the need for designers or developers.

61
2 years ago

 A subscription-based email platform. The startup wants to be like Trunk Club, but for businesses. The idea is to offer businesses a selection of designers that can create emails for them. Crafted, for example, can make an email for a customer service rep that looks like an internal email, or for a designer that looks like an email from a designer.

60
2 years ago

A platform for freelance designers to get paid for their designs. Designers can create a portfolio and sell projects via the platform, which is free for the first 3 projects.

60
1 year ago

A startup that provides a platform to help web designers and developers build websites, with a focus on building single page apps.

60
1 year ago

A designer and developer for scrapbooking tools

60
2 years ago

An open-source platform for building real-time visualizations of big data. The team is built almost entirely with engineers and designers.

59
9 months ago

Which is a free collaborative designer platform.

59
11 months ago

A product that helps designers test interactive prototypes for real users.

57
1 year ago

An e-commerce platform that features custom-built construction hardware stores, and an iOS app to help contractors and designers manage their projects.

56
1 year ago

A tool for web designers that makes adding CSS and JavaScript to the web super easy, letting them focus on their designs instead of code.

55
1 year ago

A program that allows individuals to pay for the services of a licensed freelance designer, in advance. The startup takes care of everything from design to publishing on the web.

54
1 year ago

An ad hoc tool for hiring freelance designers, using the startup’s proprietary algorithm to make sure you’re not overpaying.

54
1 year ago

"Crisp is a startup that makes it easy for online shoppers to access and buy the latest designer looks at a fraction of the price, with a guaranteed delivery date, within the UK"

54
6 months ago

A platform for designers to easily create 3D digital models.

54
2 years ago

A community of designers and engineers building new products on top of the Internet of Things, with a community of 150,000 monthly users.

53
1 year ago

A company that uses AI and machine learning to help retail designers and store managers create the best apparel and home décor in the world.

53
1 year ago

A luxury marketplace that pairs designers with makers who want to make limited edition products.

53
1 year ago

A platform that aggregates a network of freelance designers and connects them to clients. The startup says it’s currently on track to earn $100,000 in revenue in 2016.

53
1 year ago

A startup that makes it easier to hire contractors. The startup makes it easy to say, “I want to hire a designer to do this,” and they can find one who typically works for a few hours for free.

53
1 year ago

A crowdsourced platform that helps companies hire designers, where anyone can submit designs and the most popular ones get selected.

53
2 years ago

A “product design management” tool that helps streamline studio operations for designers.

52
1 year ago

"Crisp’s aim is to help people who are on a budget buy designer looks at a fraction of the price"

52
1 year ago

A way to connect people to their favorite brands and products, whether it’s a local, mass-market food item, or a designer handbag.

52
1 year ago

A collaboration tool for engineers and designers. It’s a way to easily share files, arrange work sessions, and schedule calls. It’s currently being used by 60 companies, and they’re seeking seed funding.

52
2 years ago

A startup that helps businesses, designers and developers see their product imagery at scale. The startup helps large companies see their product images at scale by creating a visual database.

51
1 year ago

A platform that helps fashion brands find emerging designers and helps them take their designs from “somewhere in the world” to “some place in the world”.

51
1 year ago

A crowdsourcing startup that provides access to a network of freelance graphic designers for companies, who then work on a per-hour basis to create graphics, web content, and logos for companies.

51
1 year ago

A visual content editing app for designers and artists that lets you create collages from images, text, and other layers.

51
2 years ago

A startup for freelance designers who want to find clients. The startup currently has over 1,000 designers registered and has brought on $520 in revenue in the last month.

49
1 year ago

A tool for designers to create their own widgets for things like Slack and Trello.

49
1 year ago

A product that automates the creation of animated GIFs. The startup is building a tool that will help designers create animated GIFs without having to use a tool like Photoshop.

49
3 years ago

Idea: A place for people to share their work and receive feedback from other designers

48
1 year ago

A Marketplace for freelance designers, where designers can post their designs, and then have them built by artisans in the marketplace.

48
2 years ago

A software company built to help engineers and designers build and test software faster.

47
1 year ago

A software platform that helps businesses build their own e-commerce websites for their own brands. Fincube is a subscription service that offers a store manager with a community of designers, developers, and marketers to build a site.

47
1 year ago

A startup that allows you to easily find freelance designers. Currently the most popular design marketplace in the UK.

47
7 months ago

A collaboration software for designers and developers to share and collaborate on design files and code.

47
1 year ago

An online marketplace that connects businesses to freelance designers and developers to create custom designs and then deliver them through a marketplace.

46
1 year ago

This startup wants to help teams of designers and developers collaborate on projects via a web and mobile app.

46
1 year ago

A platform that helps contractors, designers and architects manage projects more efficiently.

46
3 years ago

Idea: A way to see the world through the eyes of a designer

45
1 year ago

A tool for helping developers and designers build interactive videos. It’s meant to be used alongside Adobe’s popular suite of video editing tools.

45
1 year ago

A platform that helps people hire and manage freelance designers, developers, and other professionals.

45
1 year ago

A 3D modeling tool for UI/UX designers, who can create immersive 3D models to help visualize their ideas.

45
1 year ago

A tool that helps web designers create interactive websites. The startup is building a product that will help designers more easily pick out an interactive component.

45
9 months ago

A startup that helps women find and buy designer clothing and accessories at a discount. The startup’s founder says she’s already working with some of the biggest brands in the world.

45
1 year ago

A tool that logs, tracks, and categorizes the work of designers, writers, and other creative types. Screenhero is a tool that takes the pain out of tracking time spent on projects and organizing it.

44
9 months ago

A startup that wants to help freelance designers in India get a fair day rate from clients.

44
1 year ago

"A first-of-its-kind platform for artists and brands to discover, collaborate, and create designs and products. Designers and brands have full control over the creative process, from conception to completion."

43
1 year ago

A platform that will make it easier for businesses to hire freelance designers, web developers, and more.

42
1 year ago

Building a web-based business management tool for web designers. Designers are always looking for new ways to manage clients and projects, and this startup is building a tool that will allow them to create business cards, invoices and booking forms easily.

42
3 years ago

Idea: An online marketplace of products made by independent designers. Designers can keep 90% of sales, or have the option to partner with the startup for a 40% revenue share. The startup also aims to make the discovery process easier by curating the top items from each designer.

39
1 year ago

A startup that helps designers create e-commerce sites using the type of visual design tool that exists in the early days of the iPhone.

39
1 year ago

A team of New York-based developers and designers are building a platform that they say will allow everyone to create a website easily.

39
1 year ago

A web-based tax preparation tool for freelance professionals, including designers, writers, photographers, etc.

39
1 year ago

A smart-home-as-a-service startup that’s building a platform for developers and designers to build smart home products and share them with other users.

38
8 months ago

A productivity tool for designers, helping them keep track of projects and communicate with clients. It’s “like Slack, but for designers”.

38
1 year ago

A designer and developer of hardware and software for the automotive industry.

37
5 months ago

This startup is building an online shop that sells and ships pre-made products from designers around the world.

37
3 years ago

Idea: An online marketplace for buying and selling 3D-printed objects. The startup aims to be a marketplace for a new generation of makers, with a platform to bring together designers, engineers, and 3D-printers. They currently have 500 open-ended jobs, and a $1k average order size.

36
1 year ago

A platform that gives designers and the people who work with them a way to collaborate and get their work to market faster.

36
1 year ago

 A collaborative platform for companies and startups to build products and services, using a community of designers, developers, and other experts to build on top of their work.

36
1 year ago

A team of designers and developers who have made an iPad app, which helps users visualize their goals, visualize the future or visualize scenarios, essentially.

35
3 years ago

A startup for freelance designers. The startup has plans to expand to include a wider variety of creative services including programming, video and audio production and web design.

33
1 year ago

A team of developers and designers are building a new platform that enables developers and businesses to quickly set up and use live webcams.

32
1 year ago

A team of software engineers and designers that helps people collaborate on design projects. The company wants to help designers and product teams collaborate on projects.

32
1 year ago

A platform for crowdfunding and hosting design competitions. They’ve been around for a few years, offering a way for people to connect with designers and get their work seen.

32
1 year ago

A digital home for designers, builders, and engineers.

32
1 year ago

A group of “tech entrepreneurs, designers, and thinkers” who want to build a better way to pay for things. The startup is building tools that are more frictionless and transparent, letting users pay with their preferred currency and get a receipt in the mail.

32
9 months ago

A company that makes it easier for employers to attract and retain skilled designers, engineers, and other tech workers.

32
3 years ago

Idea: A startup for the creative community to buy and sell design content from the world’s best designers

31
1 year ago

A company that helps retailers develop color palettes that are easier to pull off on the web. Their color wheel tool helps designers and merchandisers design color schemes that don’t clash with one another but still look good on screen and in print.

31
11 months ago

An e-commerce marketplace for designer jeans. The startup wants to create a one-stop shop for consumers to buy jeans and have them sent to their home or office.

31
10 months ago

A software development service that helps companies build mobile apps and websites, with a focus on product designers.

31
1 year ago

A visual editor for gradients and gradients, allowing designers to manipulate and build out gradients.

30
9 months ago

A home goods marketplace that connects brands with interior designers

30
11 months ago

A community of developers and designers creating mobile and web apps for the food industry, from grocery stores to restaurants, with a particular focus on food safety and quality.

29
11 months ago

A platform for online sales of designer handbags, fine jewelry, apparel, and other items.

29
9 months ago

A team of architects and designers who are trying to change the way people design and build homes.

29
6 months ago

A “visual marketplace” for visual design, featuring over 100,000 design assets from designers around the world.

29
11 months ago

An ecommerce platform focused on the furniture industry, made for designers and retailers to sell their products online.

28
9 months ago

If you’re a freelance designer, you’re probably looking to sell your work to people who need it. Designers on Upwork are looking to sell their designs to companies in order to get paid.

28
11 months ago

A cloud-based platform that helps photographers, interior designers and other creative professionals collaborate in real time. It is a new platform from a company that has been in business for 18 years. Founded in February, it already works with more than 15 top creative professionals in New York City and plans to open for business in the third quarter.

27
11 months ago

A platform to help fashion designers build products that have 3D printing built-in, instead of relying on 3D printing as an add-on.

27
11 months ago

A startup that wants to help the fashion industry by giving fashion designers a way to create, store and share their designs in real time.

27
10 months ago

This startup is building a visual toolset for designers to share and collaborate on their designs

27
11 months ago

In early 2019, Softbank acquired a majority stake in the startup. It’s a software company that helps designers produce high-quality mockups for mobile apps.

26
11 months ago

A startup that helps improve the design of your website by letting users have a conversation with their designer.

26
8 months ago

A platform for freelance designers, allowing them to earn money for their work, like the Google AdSense program. The startup’s co-founder said he’d be open to working with startups.

26
1 year ago

A SaaS platform that helps fashion designers collaborate faster and more efficiently by allowing them to connect their models with their customers.

25
1 year ago

A “creative marketplace” for designers, developers, and entrepreneurs, that’ll help them find talent from producers to creatives. Currently a team of 5.

25
11 months ago

A startup that is building a marketplace to help brands find and hire the best freelance UX/UI designers on the planet.

25
11 months ago

A platform for connecting designers and developers in a way that allows teams to move faster with more shared resources.

24
5 months ago

A platform for web developers to find a designer, and for designers to find a developer

24
11 months ago

This startup is on a mission to make the web more friendly for designers and developers alike. It wants to help developers and designers produce better websites, apps and games.

22
8 months ago

A platform for the sale and distribution of designer clothing. The startup is in the beta phase.

22
7 months ago

An AI-powered product designer, with a focus on 3D printing. The company wants to help designers and engineers with their 3D designs and build it in a way that’s easier to use than alternatives like Meshmixer and 3D printing software.

22
3 years ago

Idea: A platform that allows people to create digital portfolios for their work. The startup wants to help designers and artists build personal brands.

20
7 months ago

 A team of designers and developers who want to create a new kind of collaborative pricing tool for restaurant owners. Restaurateurs can invite their customers to participate in a party to get a group discount. The team is also working on the food delivery side of things, having recently released a marketplace.

20
5 months ago

This startup is building a mobile messaging app for the fashion industry, with a focus on finding new designers and helping them upload their designs and get feedback.

20
7 months ago

A team of 3 UX designers who want to use the concept of “pre-orders” to build an app for people who want to create a “pre-order” for their social media profiles, effectively pre-selling themselves to brands.

19
5 months ago

The startup helps designers prototype ideas, and is also in the business of creating websites and landing pages. The company’s founders say 40% of their business is with YC companies, and that they are expecting a $1 million revenue run rate by the end of the year.

19
7 months ago

A startup that wants to solve the problem of the boom in digital-native startups and the difficulty of finding and retaining staff. The startup’s founders say they’ve hired more than a dozen developers, designers, and customer success managers.

16
5 months ago

Notify’s team of engineers and designers believe that the best way to communicate with someone is not to call or text them. This is why the company built Notify, an app that allows people to email each other without the use of their phone numbers.

16
6 months ago

A free online tool that helps break down costs for consultants, freelancers, and designers. It’s offered as a subscription service and has around 15,000 users.

13
5 months ago

A tool that helps designers find solutions to problems they have. They’re also looking for solutions to problems they’ve been having to deal with.

12
3 years ago

Idea: A platform that makes it easy for interior designers to manage projects and clients. Users of the software say it’s saving them up to 6 hours per week.

8
3 years ago

Idea: A ‘gig economy’ labor marketplace for graphic designers. The startup says it’s growing 1,000% month-over-month, and has already sold $3,000 a week in design work.

8
3 years ago

Idea: A way for developers and designers to collaborate on design projects, the way they used to, with the added ability to generate a GitHub-ready invoice at the end.

8
3 years ago

Idea: A startup for finding designers/developers/analysts/etc for long term projects. It’s meant to be similar to Upwork, but less saturated and more curated.

6
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service that helps people find a plumber or an electrician or a mason or a painter or an interior designer

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