Interview with AC Works Co., Ltd.

Hello! What’s your background, and what are you working on? 

We are ACworks Co., Ltd from Japan. We provide the stock photos, vectors, and template sites that allow our users to download or upload the resource for personal and commercial projects. Our sites include: 

photoAC (https://photo-ac.com): the stock photo site.

illustAC (https://ac-illust.com): the stock clipart, vector site

silhouetteAC (https://silhouette-ac.com): the stock silhouette style vector site.

designAC (https://designac.co): the stock template site

Besides the development of the current services, we are also working on the AI field to make the features related to the processing image. Recently, we’ve launched the Beta version of the generated face by AI. This feature allows our users to create and use the non-existent face of models without worrying about the permission or copyright (Check it at https://photo-ac.com/en/genface), and a slew of other AI features which are on our plans will be released soon to help improve our user’s experience much better.

What motivated you to get started?

We believe that imagination is the true magic carpet to make quality content. With a huge material of photos, vectors, templates, and thousands more being added each day, we’ve got what the user needs to make amazing content. We would like to grow and find inspiration every day, so we can provide the best high-quality materials. The happiness of our user is also our happiness and motivation. We bring ever-increasingly diversified experiences for global users with our services. 

How have you attracted users?

For every resource or feature we add into our website, we always ask how we can provide the best high-quality service for our users. This led us to work incredibly hard and creatively. Because of this, our users started to appreciate our services.

What’s your business model?

Basically, creators can upload their resources into our platform to get shares and downloads from users who are looking for quality resource images for their personal or commercial projects.

We offer free and premium services through monthly or yearly subscriptions.

What are your goals for the future?

Currently, our services are running well in the Japan market. We’re looking to expand around the world to become a global production. Currently, we are getting more users from Asia (Taiwan, Korea, Thai, Vietnam,…), and our next target is Europe and the US. 

In terms of technology, we are moving to the next generation of AI platform to make the product smarter. 

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced and the obstacles you’ve overcome? If you had to start over, what would you do differently?

The biggest challenge for us comes from the question, “How do we give the best service to our users?” Nowadays, there are a lot of stock image sites. Standing out as a unique production to attract users is a challenge. We move forward confidently in the belief that learning and improving continuously, and finding inspiration in the new every day is the key to success.

Where can we go to learn more?

To get more information about our services, please go to the sites below: 

photoAC (https://photo-ac.com): the stock photo site.

illustAC (https://ac-illust.com): the stock clipart, vector site,

silhouetteAC (https://silhouette-ac.com): the stock silhouette style vector site.

designAC (https://designac.co): the stock template site

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