Pushing UX beyond 400M stock images

Known globally for its library of 400+ million stock images, Shutterstock hosts a wide range of digital content including video, 3D, editorial, and audio.

To better communicate the diverse nature of its platform, the company teamed up with the designers and researchers of Agile Design Studio. The results of our collaboration have increased the company's user engagement and conversions.


Improved user engagement and conversion


How it began

Shutterstock engaged the Design Studio to help users discover the right assets at the right time, hassle-free.

Our experts fully revamped the company's main website to better reflect the multitude of available asset options and facilitate content discovery.


The Agile Design Studio team accompanied Shutterstock in its journey to creating a modern platform. Centered around content discovery, the new and improved UX covers the needs of creative professionals end-to-end.

The redesigned homepage adds prominence to videos, editorial, 3D, and audio pieces, boosting user engagement with these assets.


Our role

Design strategy workshops and requirements analysis to align with the expected redesign results

Information architecture, prototyping, and high-fidelity designs

Validation of design decisions via moderated usability testing and subsequent design adjustments

UI Kit and design documentation

Development team consulting


There's been strong initial feedback on the design. Their team is skilled, hardworking, and communicative. Their project management style is also noteworthy. Customers can expect quality work at a reasonable price.

Mr. James Brown, Online Retail and System Manager

I always felt like any issue I’d have would be immediately taken care of.

Senior Software Engineer, POPSUGAR

Their team is invested in our success and excited about what we’re doing.

Product Manager, Hushmesh Inc.

They’ve effectively become part of the internal team while providing a good ROI. Responsive and timely, they communicate seamlessly.

COO, Yobi

They focus on building a successful product and not just on getting paid, which fosters a positive working relationship. The team communicates well and is open to changes in project scope.

VP of Engineering, iControl Systems USA, LLC

As vendors go, they’re fairly high on my list. I would use them again with any company I went to.

Senior Director, Engineering, Logi Analytics

They’re eager to learn and can cross different industry verticals quickly.

Founding Partner, OpenRise Advisory

Stock for all devices

Even though desktop leads the way in purchase conversion, creative professionals spend enough time searching for content on mobile as well.

Our experts ensured that the final design is properly adjusted to mobile devices while following industry-established conventions and mobile-specific features.

Universal UX framework

Last but not least, our team took ownership of revamping one of the key Shutterstock pages — the asset details page. The updated version presents images, videos, editorial, 3D, and audio pieces in a consistent way, improving the users' learning curve.

Let’s work together
Agile Engine Design Studio
AgileEngine, LLC
1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102