Print Syndicate, a design, marketing and technology company, will expand its presence in the Columbus, Ohio, region with the addition of 150 jobs. The firm plans to hire graphic designers, digital illustrators, social media and marketing professionals by 2016.
Located on the Columbus College of Art and Design 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.
“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.”
“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.
“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.”
“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.”