Design Pics Inc. Acquires Pacific Stock

Posted on 12/15/2011 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Design Pics Inc., headquartered in Edmonton, Canada announces the acquisition of Pacific Stock, a Hawaii based photo agency. The agency was originally founded in 1987 by Barbara Brundage.

Design Pics was founded by Rick Carlson in 2001. The company initially produced and distributed Royalty Free imagery through a worldwide network of marketing partners. The company began its expansion into the Rights Managed marketplace by acquiring the Irish Image Collection in 2007. This was followed in 2008 by acquiring the controlling interest in Axiom Photographic, a UK based Rights Managed agency specializing in unique travel imagery. Design Pics has also internally developed three additional Rights Managed collections in cooperation with its contributing photographers.

Rick Carlson, President of Design Pics states that “I selected Pacific Stock as Design Pics’ next acquisition because of the stunning photography that Pacific Stock offers, it’s in-depth coverage of the Pacific Rim, and the fact that the imagery so perfectly complemented the rights managed imagery in Design Pics’ existing collections.”

Barbara Brundage states “I am very excited for the opportunity through this acquisition for our Contributors to enjoy a much broader base of distribution, and for our clients who will now have a world of images to choose from. Much like Pacific Stock, Design Pics is like a family, and I am happy that our staff will become an integral part of their operations.”

Barbara Brundage will be maintaining a consulting relationship with Design Pics to assist with special projects that she had initiated, and that Design Pics is interested in building upon.

Copyright © 2011 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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