The Associated Press is tracking the rise of the online design profession and what’s next for designers.
The AP website designer paid $2,000 a month to design for a major online retailer, but the same job is now being offered by a new startup.
The website design business, called Bluepoint, said Tuesday it has raised $3 million in funding from an undisclosed investor.
Bluepoint founder and chief executive Eric J. Pfeffer said in a statement that the company is targeting a global workforce of 3,000.
Bluepoints website design portfolio includes websites for Macy’s, Walmart, Amazon, Expedia, and Google.
The startup is hiring designers for all phases of its business, from product development and production to sales and sales support.
Bluepoint also has its eye on growing its customer base, which is growing by more than 400% since its founding in 2013.
The company said it’s working to develop a web-based platform for designing products that will be available to businesses that want to make their websites more user-friendly.
Bluepoints CEO Eric J Pfeffer said the company’s design business was a new, growing opportunity for his company, which also makes furniture, bedding, and other household goods.
The website design job includes a range of skills including web design, typography, layout, and design tools.