Columbus, OH – Print Syndicate, a design, marketing and technology company that functions in e-commerce, today announced it will expand its presence in the Columbus Region with the addition of 150 jobs. The significant expansion will increase the company’s current workforce more than ten-fold.
“Going from 15 to 165 employees is a big move for Print Syndicate, and we’ve chosen the Columbus Region mainly because of its access to a niche talent pool,” said Michael Limes, co-founder, Print Syndicate. “We hope to tap into the tech-savvy, artistic minds coming out of the Region’s various universities to help grow Print Syndicate’s presence in the e-commerce space.”
Hiring for the new positions, which include graphic designers, digital illustrators, social media and marketing professionals, is expected to be completed by 2016.
“Print Syndicate’s rapid growth demonstrates the Columbus Region’s great wealth of talent, resources and entrepreneurial spirit that creates a vibrant ecosystem for startups and early stage growth companies,” said Victor Thorne, managing director, strategic development, Columbus 2020.
Located on the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) campus in downtown Columbus, Print Syndicate is a spin-off of local custom apparel company, Skreened, with which it maintains a fulfillment and distribution relationship. The company also syndicates its apparel designs to other e-commerce sites including Zazzle.com and RedBubble.com, and sells products via its own e-commerce site, LookHuman.com.
“Because our business is focused on creating timely, well-designed content that is easily promoted and shared via social media, the opportunity for growth is limitless,” said Tanisha Robinson, co-founder, Print Syndicate. “Designs created right here in the Columbus Region, likely from talent coming right out of institutions like CCAD, are available on a worldwide stage via our website.”
Print Syndicate represents a growing number of e-commerce-related start-up businesses located in the Columbus Region, including nChannel, a multi-channel cloud management system for retailers, and ZoopShop, which helps retailers sell directly to Facebook fans on their Facebook Newsfeed. nChannel and ZoopShop founders moved from southern California and Singapore, respectively, to launch operations in the Columbus Region.
“The emergence of innovative businesses like Print Syndicate proves that Columbus is a breeding ground both for entrepreneurs and creative talent,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “I am grateful to Print Syndicate for investing and expanding in Columbus, and I am confident our rich talent pool can continue to help them thrive.”
About Print Syndicate
Print Syndicate is a design, marketing and technology company focused on creating timely, well-designed content available through its e-commerce website, LookHuman.com. The company also provides fulfillment and distribution services via Skreened.com, and syndicates designs to other e-commerce sites including Zazzle.com and RedBubble.com. For more information, visit LookHuman.com.
About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a bold public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit ColumbusRegion.com.