We’ve already made it to the end of 2023, and what an amazing year it has been! As always, it’s had its up and downs, but we’ve come out of it as happy as ever, and it’s thanks to you.
Thank you to all our amazing designers
We cannot thank all our designers enough for being with us one more year and for all your creative and awesome designs. Your endless creativity and talent is really the power house of our marketplace and what drives so much inspiration and creation.
A special thank you to all our designers of the month
January: Adam Lawless
February: Huette Kunterbunt
May: Elena Bunt
Thank You to our external Forum moderator and all the Forum Users
We want to extend a big thank you to all the engaged Users in the Forum who report bugs, issues, questions, and suggestions. Your feedback helps us to continuously improve and better understand your needs.
We also wanted to give a very special thank you to our external Forum moderator, Simsalapimp. Being a successful designer herself, she knows from firsthand experience, the worries and troubles of designers. She has been such a valuable asset to the forum and we are grateful for her help.
2023 in a nutshell – Main Events & Features
Riding the economic wave
New Design Price Structure for Marketplace – Design commission harmonization
In February we had to make some important decisions which would change our design commission model. Following the pressure of inflation as well as the rising costs of energy, logistics and printing, we wanted to ensure the Marketplace was better prepared for potential challenges, which ultimately led to the harmonization of our design commission model.
EU Design Contest: “Gothic Aesthetic”
We ran a big design contest in May for the designers from Star Classes 3, 4, and 5, and had incredible results. With the theme of “Gothic Aesthetic”, we were amazed (but not surprised, of course) by all the talent and creativity that was displayed.
See all the winners and their amazing designs here!
We even had a chance to get know our creatives better and interviewed the top 3 design contest Winners.
A huge thank you to ALL participants! We were so inspired by your creativity, so stay tuned for more design challenges.
New SpreadApp v. 4.0.0.
In March this year we released a beta version of the new SpreadApp which gave you a sneak peek at its features. We received your helpful feedback on our SpreadApp beta and have put it into action: with the latest version, SpreadApp 4.0.0., you can now use nearly every feature and function of your Partner Area from the convenience of your phone.
Another inspiring year
To make sure that your designs get the attention they deserve, we’ve been busy filling our blog with an endless stream of useful and inspiring posts on topics such as:
Color inspiration and tips &tricks:
Tools and tutorials to level up you design skills:
- Tools for Illustrators
- Best tutorial sites and YouTube channels
- Best graphic design challenges for your creativity
New year, new products
We’re proud to say that we’ve added many colors and organic products to our assortment this year.
Thank you again for your contributions, wishing all our wonderful and inspirational designers a happy end to 2023, and of course also a great start to the New Year. Keep the designs coming!