Patrick joined 99 Designs in 2009 and in 2010 he moved to San Francisco to oversee the U.S. and international expansion. Shortly after he was appointed CEO in January 2011, where he guided 99designs to a $35 million first-round capital investment led by Accel Partners (investors in Facebook, Dropbox, Etsy).

Since then, 99designs has established European headquarters in Berlin; introduced localized-language sites across Europe and Latin America; and has grown from a handful of staff to 100 in San Francisco, Melbourne, Berlin, Paris, London and Rio de Janeiro.