Colourbox was founded
Danish site launched
English website launched; 4 employees; 50,000 images
6 employees; 75,000 images
8 employees; 120,000 images
10 employees; 250,000 images
12 employees; 350,000 images; introduced vectors and videos
14 employees; AAA credit rating; 1.2 million images and vectors; introduced editorial in Scandinavia market
16 employees from 4 countries; 3+ million images, vectors and videos
Expansion into new offices
North American office opens in NYC
28 employees from 9 countries; Editorial launched worldwide
DACH region office opens in Berlin; 7+ million images, vectors and videos
Friendly access to over 8 million images, vectors & videosColourbox customers enjoy freedom and flexibility in meeting their image and user needs. They can choose from 1 single download to a monthly Plan of 10+, 50+, or 150+ downloads. Their usage rights never expire once the download is used in a creative work—either online or in print. They can save unused downloads for later use or upgrade or downgrade their monthly plan to tailor-fit their changing needs. Educational customers with at least a 50+ Plan give all their students and faculty 30 free downloads a month for academic work.
8,857,348Images, vectors & videos
6,071Files added yesterday
Our HeadquartersOur headquarters is located in Odense, Denmark, the birthplace of famed fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. Our office building, once upon a time a single-level, thatched-roof farmhouse, is entering the final stages of transformation into a multi-level bright and modern office space. Upon completion, there will be workspace for 40 employees, a dining area and recreation room, an industrial kitchen, a coffee break area and conference and meeting rooms.
Our International OfficesAutumn 2013 saw the opening of two international offices. In August we opened our North American office in New York City. A month later we opened our German-speaking DACH region office in Berlin. We are happy to give our customers in North America and DACH a dedicated staff.
Working at ColourboxWe love Mondays and we like spending time together and sharing knowledge. We believe in a work environment built on trust and freedom. And we believe that management should motivate, while individual team players achieve the major results.
Our Photographers and IllustratorsOur suppliers are an extremely important part of our business — just as important, in fact, as our customers. Without their contribution, we wouldn't be able to offer our services at all. In 2013 we started a Best of Colourbox contest, and the grand prize was a photographic expedition to Greenland. Colourbox suppliers receive 20% of the purchase price and get a personal profile page to showcase and help promote their work.
Awards & Partnerships
In 2012 we were awarded a Gazelle for the second year in a row. Gazelles are awarded by the Danish business newspaper Børsen to Danish businesses that have experienced growth in revenue or gross profit in the last four fiscal years and have more than doubled their revenue or gross profit during that time.
We've been the official Global Photo Partner for Metro Photo Challenge for the third year running. The largest photo competition in the world is hosted by Metro International newspapers and saw more than 120,000 photos submitted by over 39,000 photographers in 2013. Participants can sell their images through Colourbox.
National winner of the 2009 PriceWaterhouseCooper's Economic Growth Competition. We were chosen among 2000 Danish companies to have the greatest concept with best potential.