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Autodesk snaps up design marketplace Creative Market; site will live on

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3D design giant Autodesk has officially acquired Creative Market, a site that sells digital stock graphics, typefaces, and themes.

Creative Market was launched in 2012 by the popular color palette network COLOURlovers. COLOURlovers, having previously struggled to make money, built Creative Market in search of concrete profits. Since then, the bootstrapped project has grown quickly, in competition with similar services like Envato.

According to Creative Market’s announcement, the site will live on and will be integrated into Autodesk’s apps.

The whole Creative Market team is joining Autodesk with the same mission, priorities and feature roadmap that we had before… just now we are part of a family that can help us take what we’ve been doing to a whole new level.

With this deal, Creative Market’s cofounders plan to move into Autodesk’s San Francisco offices, and will join Autodesk’s Consumer Group. Neither company immediately responded to VentureBeat’s requests for comment.

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