NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery, today announced a partnership with CreativeMornings that will help the popular learning series expand into new cities with inspirational events for design creatives around the world. Shutterstock will serve as the Official Partner for Visual Inspiration for CreativeMornings, which was founded by design entrepreneur Tina Roth Eisenberg and hosts free monthly events for artists in 57 cities and counting.
"Having Shutterstock as one of our first global partners will enable us to launch new cities, equip hosts with exciting tools, and better serve this international community of passionate, creative people," remarked Eisenberg. "CreativeMornings wouldn't be what it is today without likeminded partners in the creative field. Shutterstock not only provides vast visual resources, they support designers and artists in their creative pursuits."
"We're thrilled to help expand CreativeMornings and support creatives from a variety of disciplines who come to be inspired, learn and connect with others in their local creative community," said Hani Hong, Shutterstock's Director of Marketing.
Shutterstock is supporting the CreativeMornings community with access to its extensive library of over 28 million images as well as sponsorship of CreativeMornings' monthly global themes, which recently included "Happiness" and "Urbanism." The partnership adds to a list of Shutterstock brand collaborations that includes AIGA, the professional association for design in America.
For a complete list of existing chapters or for more information on forming a new chapter, visit http://www.creativemornings.com.
Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations and videos to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Shutterstock works closely with its growing contributor community of photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global marketplace for royalty-free imagery. Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of rights-cleared images each week, and with more than 28 million images currently available, the company recently surpassed 300-million image downloads. Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency, Offset, a high-end image collection, and Skillfeed, an online marketplace for learning. For more information, please visit http://www.shutterstock.com, and follow Shutterstock on Twitter or on Facebook.
In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York's creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city's creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and long-term partners.
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