Fifteen years, 15 milestones: Shutterstock celebrates birthday with iconic moments poster series

Marking 15 years since its founding, Shutterstock has created a poster series celebrating iconic moments from 2003 to today.

Shutterstock is celebrating its 15th birthday with 15 interpretations of significant events from from 2003 to this year. Enlisting the help of its community of photographers and graphic designers, Shutterstock’s in-house team created an almanac of its life as a creative assets distribution platform.

Founder and CEO, Jon Oringer comments, “In 2003, I recognised a need in the marketplace for commercially licensed photos. Since then, we’ve made incredible strides forward in becoming a global creative platform thanks to the work and dedication of not only our customers and contributors but also our team of more than 1000 employees around the world. Fifteen years ago we couldn’t have predicted all the remarkable achievements and milestones we would accomplish together.”

Shutterstock says it reached its milestone of one billion images, video and music licenses sold earlier this year. The platform is now home to over 200 million images.

“Over the next 15 years, we will continue to focus our efforts on enhancing the best-in-class customer and contributor experience,” continues Oringer. “Offering a creative platform with the highest quality content and increasingly precise search tools powered by our custom deep learning and AI technology. There’s so much opportunity for Shutterstock in the years ahead and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

Year-by-year according to Shutterstock, here’s the defining moments of the last 15 years.

 

2003 – Mapping of the Human Genome, designed by Alice Li

2003- Mapping of the Human Genome, designed by Alice Li

 

2004 – Launch of Facebook, designed by Brenda Luu

2004-Launch of Facebook, designed by Brenda Luu

 

2005 – Angela Merkel elected as Germany’s first female Chancellor, designed by Jenny Forrest

2005- Angela Merkel elected, designed by Jenny Forrest

 

2006 – Disney acquires Pixar, designed by Flo Lau

2006-Disney aquires Pixar, designed by Flo Lau

 

2007 – Release of the first iPhone, designed by Flo Lau

2007 – iPhone Mania, deisnged by Flo Lau

 

2008 – Barack Obama, first African-American President of the US, designed by Rose-Ann Reynolds

2008- Obama Elected, designed by Rose-Ann Reynolds

 

2009 – Oldest Skeleton of Human Ancestor Found, designed by Tim Harrison

2009- Oldest Skeleton of Found, desiged by Tim Harrison

 

2010 – Worst oil spill in U.S. history takes place in the Gulf of Mexico, designed by Jenny Forrest

2010- Oil Spill, designed by Jenny Forrest

 

2011 – Game of Thrones premiers on HBO, designed by Alice Lee

2011- Game of Thrones begins, designed by Alice Lee

 

2012 – US Rover Curiosity lands on Mars, designed by Alice Lee

2012- US Rover Curiosity lands on Mars, designed by Alice Lee

 

2013 – Nelson Mandela dies at age 95, designed by Alice Li

2013- Nelson Mandela Dies, designed by Alice Li

 

2014 – Germany wins World Cup in Brazil, designed by Rose Ann Reynolds

2014 – Germany win World Cup in Brazil designed by Rose Ann Reynolds

 

2015 – Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide US, designed by Tim Harrison

2015- Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide US, designed by Tim Harrison

 

2016 – Pokémon Go shows the possibilities for augmented reality, designed by Jackelyne Castillo

2016- Pokemon Go released, designed by Jackelyne Castillo

 

2017 – #Metoo Movement goes global, designed by Brenda Luu

2017- Metoo Movement, designed by Brenda Luu

 

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Josh Loh
BY Josh Loh ON 11 July 2018
Josh Loh is a newswriter and editorial assistant at MarketingMag.com.au