Leading design platform Dribbble acquires Fontspring

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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dribble, the world’s leading community for creatives to share, grow and get hired, today announced the acquisition of font spring, a font marketplace with over 700 of the world’s top type foundries.

The move follows Dribbble’s 2020 acquisition of creative market, a marketplace of ready-to-use fonts, graphics, templates, and other design resources from independent designers around the world. In 2021, Dribbble added a marketplace to its own site, powered by Creative Market design assets, opening up the possibility of expansion through Fontspring in the future.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Fontspring into the Dribbble family,” said Zack Onisko, CEO of Dribbble. “Fontspring is renowned for its comprehensive inventory of quality types, user-friendly licensing, and strong relationships with font foundries. These are all attributes that we and our design community care deeply about. We look forward to a partnership that will serve better meet the collective needs of designers while providing greater visibility and opportunities for contributors on our platforms.”

Onisko added that the move cements Dribbble’s status as the second-largest online font distributor, providing a clear alternative to font foundries looking for broad reach with designers. Fonts represent one of the most profitable and fastest growing categories within Dribbble’s marketplace business. The acquisition adds additional expertise to a leadership team with decades of experience in the design and typography spaces and a deep understanding of the changing needs of creatives.

“Dribbble is a perfect fit for Fontspring, as we share many common values, including a focus on relationships, a desire to create worry-free customer experiences, and a culture of play and experimentation,” said Ethan Dunham, president and founder of Fontspring. “You should expect more of what we are already doing well, with strong leadership and resources to help us grow.”

While operations will remain independent for now, teams will collaborate on opportunities to serve designers and creators.

ABOUT DRIBBBLE:

Dribbble is where the world’s best designers share, grow and get hired. As an all-remote, designer-focused company, Dribbble is focused on building features and tools that take designers and their work to the next level.

ABOUT FONTSPRING:

Fontspring is a leading font marketplace with over 700 leading foundries, including Mark Simonson Studio – creator of the ultra popular Proxima Nova family and HVD Fonts – maker of the widely used Brandon grotesque family. Fontspring is famous for its fair and simple licensing that supports foundries and customers.

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