Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch: DesignWizard

By Business & Finance
12 May 2017
Ones to Watch DesignWizard
Aidan Casey, CTO, DesignWizard

This week in Ones to Watch we feature online graphic design software company DesignWizard.

What is it?

DesignWizard is an Irish company founded in Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Its online graphic design software enables users to create and share brilliant visual content within minutes in a fun and easy way. Getting started is simple; users are guided through the image-making process step by step. gives users access to a library of over 1 million images and 13,000 templates for print and social media. You can also upload your own images, logos and add brand colours to customise your design.

Who’s behind it?

The company was founded by Sean Prior.

He had been working in the stock photography industry for over 10  years and saw a gap in the market for a new kind of design tool.

CTO Aidan Casey – who was recently interviewed by Business & Finance TV – joined DesignWizard in April 2016 to oversee the technical development and to ensure they had a stable, scalable platform when DesignWizard went public.

How is it funded?

DesignWizard has been funded by Wavebreakmedia and Enterprise Ireland. They have also recently taken in investment from a number of private investors. It’s not just about the funding,– it is the industry experience that these investors bring to DesignWizard.

Future plans…

In February they announced 10 new jobs.

Their goal is to bring DesignWizard to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe over the next 12 months and to continue to grow the number of users
year on year.  

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