Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bigstock Announces Partnership with Freelancers Union

Partnership Unites Two Brands Committed To Supporting and Empowering Independent Workforce

New York, NY – May 1, 2012 – Bigstock, a leading provider of stock images for creative projects, today announced a partnership with Freelancers Union, a non-profit membership organization for independent workers. The partnership will provide the union’s nearly 200,000 members with creative assets and inspiration.

“Freelance Creatives make up a significant portion of the Bigstock community – from the person who submits images to the designer or blogger who uses them,” says Bigstock General Manager Ben Pfeifer. “Partnering with Freelancers Union allows us to support both sides of this model, and encourage independent creativity through licensed visual media.”

As part of the partnership, Bigstock provided imagery to Freelancers Union for their National Co-Working Day, will offer donations for their fundraising auctions, and provide each of the union’s members with creative assets to fuel their own projects.

One of the largest and most recognized organizations for freelance workers, Freelancers Union has served as a platform for independent workers through education, advocacy and services for more than 17 years.

“As the independent workforce has grown, so, too, has the economy around it,” said Sara Horowitz, founder and executive director of Freelancers Union. “Companies like Bigstock are part of a $250 billion market tied to this new workforce. Bigstock is leading the way by demonstrating its commitment to the people who make the new economy move, not just the dollars that flow behind them. This is the future -- freelancer-driven companies doing right by freelancers.”

About Bigstock
Bigstock is one of the world's leading royalty-free image companies. Founded in 2004, the company's mission is to provide affordable, high-quality photos, vectors and illustrations that meet the dynamic needs of today's design community. With over 11 million images in its library and counting, Bigstock continually seeks out the best content from the brightest contributors around the world.

Bigstock is a fully-owned subsidiary of Shutterstock Images LLC, a leading global provider of high-quality stock photography, vectors, illustrations and footage.

About Freelancers Union
Freelancers Union promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services. It has 170,000 members in all 50 states.

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