The Ultimate Guide To Design Pickle’s Graphic Design Services
Unlimited graphic design services have become an integral part of helping SMEs get artwork completed without breaking the bank. The creative process can be tricky and we don’t think it’s fair to be charged by the hour or extra for revisions. This guide will walk you through the Design Pickle process and show you how to get the most out of unlimited graphic design services.
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- Why Design Pickle is #1 for flat-rate unlimited graphic design services
- How the Design Pickle process works
- What kind of requests you can make with our model
- If unlimited graphic design service is right for you and your business
- How to get unlimited graphic design in real-time with Same-day service
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
CHAPTER 1: What is Design Pickle?
Design Pickle is an unlimited graphic design service committed to being the most helpful creative company in the world. We set out on a mission to change lives through creativity in 2015 and just 3 years later we’ve returned over 170,000 design requests (and counting!).
Design Pickle is now the #1 ﬂat-rate graphic design service in the world.
Design Pickle came to life when our founder, Russ Perry, realized there was a major gap in the entire graphic design industry. You could hire reliable designers and design ﬁrms, but they often cost a small fortune. On the other hand, there are cheap freelancers and other graphic design services, but they can be unreliable (and the cost of revisions quickly add up). Design Pickle was created to be an affordable graphic design alternative that provides a reliable and creative custom design unlike anything available in the graphic design industry.
UNLIMITED GRAPHIC DESIGN REQUESTS AND REVISIONS
As you can see from the video above, Pickles just have a different style when it comes to graphic design. You shouldn’t have to pay every single time you need a simple tweak done or even a complete redesign if your designer missed the mark on their ﬁrst try.
We are not satisﬁed with your designs until you are, which is why our service comes with unlimited graphic design requests and revisions. There’s no limit to how many new designs you can request or how many revisions you need. Every business day your designer is available and
working on any design requests you have pending.
Do you have multiple brands or businesses? No Problemo! There’s NO LIMIT on the number of brands for which you can use your Design Pickle account. We realize in this fast-paced internet culture, many people have several different brands whether they own multiple business or work on multiple projects. Denying our clients the chance to request unlimited brands just doesn’t jive with our mission statement.
YOUR OWN DEDICATED GRAPHIC DESIGNER…
FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST
Every Design Pickle client is paired up with their own dedicated graphic designer to bring their ideas to life. Our graphic designers are completely ego-free, with quality review teams and managers supporting you and your designer throughout the creative process.
We make sure to pair you with a designer who matches your business, your brand, and how you plan on using our service.
Onboarding is simple. Just answer a few questions so we can learn more about your speciﬁc needs and match you with a designer uniquely qualiﬁed to serve you.
If you’ve worked with graphic designers before, you know the struggle of trying to keep the same branding consistency in all of your designs. We recognize this struggle and thwart it before any major mistakes are made.
IF YOU CAN DESCRIBE WHAT YOU NEED IN AN EMAIL, WE CAN DO IT!
Our general rule for all graphic requests is that if you can describe what you want in an email, then we can give it a try. You can even sketch or scribble what you need to be designed, take a picture, and send it in with your request. We want to make this as easy as possible for you.
We aren’t a replacement for a full-time designer. Services not within our scope include:
- Motion graphics
- Website wireframes/coding
- Branding and original logo design
JAR: A BETTER WAY TO MANAGE REQUESTS
We have created our own app, called Jar, for you to submit requests and communicate with your designer. You can use email to submit requests, but Jar keeps your design process out of email and ensures that you don’t miss any important details.
Jar is also fully integrated with Unsplash and Getty Images! If you need a stock photo for your graphic, you can search both image databases directly inside Jar! If you don’t have time to search, you can always tell your designer what you’re looking for and they’ll search for it for you.
Jar will store all of your past requests for as long as you stay a client. If you ever need a revision, or you just want to look through your past design requests, you can do it directly in Jar.
Your professional graphic designer works on your requests every business day.
In general, you can expect your ﬁrst round of designs back in 1-2 business days for our Next-day service. You can expect your first round of designs back the same day for our Same-day service. Your designer works on your queue each business day. However, turnaround time is dependent on two factors:
The complexity of your requests and the number of active requests in your queue.
If you need additional help, we have a dedicated customer success team in the trenches ready to handle any challenge you may throw at them. Similar to working with a dedicated designer, you will get your own dedicated Customer Success team member assigned to you. This helps to build a relationship with your personal Customer Success representative so we can tackle your concerns efficiently and effectively. Just send an email to [email protected] and they will be happy to assist you!
OWN ALL OF YOUR DESIGNS
You own everything we create for you. Our designers provide the source ﬁles for each project they work on. You receive an editable Adobe ﬁle as well as a JPG, PNG, and PDF for every completed design.
NO CONTRACTS OR SETUP FEES
You are never locked into a contract and can cancel at any time for any reason. There are no setup or cancellation fees.
14-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Each Design Pickle account comes with a 14-day 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. If we’re not the best ﬁt for your business, you may cancel and get your money back, no questions asked, as long as you cancel within the ﬁrst 14 days.
KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT ON HOLD
You may not need the same graphic output each and every month, so you can put your account on hold for $14.99 per month. We will keep all of your ﬁles safe and sound, and you can access any past designs at any time.
TWO DIFFERENT PLANS, ONE LOW MONTHLY COST
Here at Design Pickle, we pride ourselves on being able to help so many people around the world and that is partly due to our low monthly cost. Design Pickle’s Next-day plan is only $399 per month to enjoy our unlimited graphic design service. Our Same-day plan is only $995 per month where you will be able to communicate with your designer in real-time.
These price points allow us to work with everybody who otherwise would not be able to hire a graphic designer and it’s the reason why so many of our clients have fully integrated us into their day-to-day life.
Think of us as your graphic design BFFs! Just like real BFFs, we both need to learn a little bit about each other before making any requests.
After signing up, we’ll ask you a few questions so that we can have a better understanding of your needs and how we can help your business. Then we will walk you through a series of videos that will teach you how to get the most value out of your Design Pickle subscription. You are free to start requesting once the onboarding process is complete!
HOW TO SUBMIT DESIGN REQUESTS
There is one main way to submit design requests, by using our custom created app, Jar.
Jar ensures that you’re not missing any important details with each request you send in.
You can submit a Jar request by following three simple steps:
STEP 1 – DESCRIBE THE DESIGN
Step 1 is actually the only step that is mandatory! The other steps in Jar allow you to thoroughly explain to your designer exactly what you’re looking for so they can nail it on their ﬁrst attempt. Don’t worry – you will still be able to request unlimited revisions if needed!
In Step 1, you’ll name your design, pick your ﬁle size and dimensions, and describe what you want in your request. The other ﬁelds in Step 1 are completely optional, but ﬁlling them in will help your designer get a general vibe and style direction of your new request.
You also have the option to ﬁll in the target audience for your design, share links to inspiring photos or websites you want your designer to gain inspiration from, and you’ll have a chance to describe what you’re NOT looking for.
At the bottom, you can select which ﬁle type(s) you need for your design. By default, we will provide a JPG, PNG, PDF, and the Adobe source ﬁles.
STEP 2 – NEED STOCK PHOTOS?
In Step 2, you’ll have a chance to search the Unsplash and Getty Images database. Unsplash is free for all clients to browse, but access to the Getty Images database costs an extra $25 per month.
If you require a stock photo added to your design request simply select “Yes, I need photos”. Then answer whether you prefer to search for your own photos, or if you’d like your designer to search for you.
If you want to search for your own photos, select “Find my own photos”. A search box will appear and you can search for what you’re looking for. Unsplash will automatically load photos with that keyword. If you upgraded to Getty Images, you can browse their database too.
If you want your designer to search for you, just tell them what you’re looking for and they’ll do the legwork for you! Onward to Step 3!
STEP 3 – UPLOAD YOUR ASSETS
Step 3 is the place to upload any assets you would like to share with your designer for your request. You can upload logos, branding colors, a speciﬁc font, or even a hand-drawn doodle of what you’re looking for! Don’t worry if you’re not a good artist; our designers are good enough to turn your napkin drawing into graphic design gold.
Once you get into a good flow with your designer and understand what makes a great request, you can begin to send in email requests to your designer.
You can also ﬁnd our referral program in Jar. If you’re loving your time in the Jar and want to recommend a friend to try Design Pickle, we’ll send you 15% of every sale that signs up using your special link.
Simply select the Pickles? tab in the menu and enter your email address to get your referral code!
Jar will store all of your past requests for as long as you’re a client. If you ever need a revision, or you just want to look through your past design requests, you can do that all directly in Jar.
CHAPTER 3) What kind of requests can I make with Design Pickle?
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SCOPE OF SERVICE
Our unlimited graphic design service quickly delivers quality designs. However, we aren’t a replacement for a full-time designer. Services not within our scope include:
- Website wireframes and coding
- Motion graphics
- Branding and original* logos
*Note: While we won’t do original logos we can tweak and update your current logo.
Our list of what we CAN make for you is rather extensive. Remember our golden rule: If you can describe what you need in an email, we’ll give it a go!
Since we’ve delivered over 170,000 unique design requests, we have been able to make graphics for just about everything under the sun.
Here are just some of the requests that we’ve seen come through our Jar:
- Digital graphics
- Direct mail pieces
- Lead Magnets
- Event graphics
- Blog post graphics
- Online Ads
- Social media graphics
- Business cards
- Vehicle wraps
- Tour posters
- Job post graphics
- Other promotional materials
- And so much more!
Now, you should have a better idea of what kind of graphics you can expect from Design Pickle. So let’s walk through a few of our most popular sample requests. Again, you can use email or Jar to submit your requests.
WHAT IF YOU’RE UNHAPPY WITH THE FIRST DESIGNS THAT COME BACK?
Let’s be real—The creative process can be tricky. Sometimes it takes a few tries for your dedicated graphic designer to really lock into your business’s branding style. We offer unlimited revisions because we want you to be in love with your ﬁnal designs.
The easiest way to FALL IN LOVE with your graphics is to provide honest and articulate feedback to your designer. You can directly reply to any email or Jar request to provide feedback for that speciﬁc project.
All feedback should follow these three basic rules:
- BE CLEAR
- BE SPECIFIC
- BE ACTIONABLE
And remember, your feedback doesn’t always have to be negative. Our designers are real people just like you and they love when you provide positive feedback when they really nailed your designs. Learn more about feedback here:
CHAPTER 4: Who is Design Pickle for?
On the surface, our service is for anybody who has had any experience working with a graphic designer before.
Does that mean we won’t accept clients who have never used a graphic designer before? Not exactly, but we’ve noticed that those who have worked with a graphic designer in the past typically have more success with our service.
Why? Those who have experience working with graphic designers are usually able to provide better directions to their Design Pickle designer and they understand the design process with more clarity.
We’ve created a handful of onboarding videos to set each new customer up with success, so if this will be your ﬁrst time using a graphic designer, make sure you pay extra close attention to those videos!
YOU NEED A MONTHLY GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICE IF…
- You have too many designs needs and need more support
- You’re spending too much money on your freelance or in-house designer
- You’re tired of surprise charges during the revision process
- You need an affordable on-demand service
- You need a designer who is reliable
- You need an ego-free designer
- You’re tired of getting into lengthy & expensive contracts
- You’ve overpaid for a designer before
You should sign up for DESIGN PICKLE today if any of these resonate with you.
EXAMPLES OF CLIENTS WE WORK WITH:
Now you might be thinking that this does sound like a great ﬁt for your business needs, but perhaps you would feel more comfortable if there are success stories in your particular industry. While the examples below don’t cover ALL of the different industries we work well with, it will give you a good idea of what a great ﬁt looks like.
EXAMPLE #1 – SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES
EXAMPLE #2 – MARKETERS
EXAMPLE #3 – CHURCHES AND NON-PROFITS
EXAMPLE #5 – CREATIVES
And so much more! We’ll be a perfect match if you worked with a graphic designer in the past. Click here to see more testimonials.
CHAPTER 5: Who is Design Pickle?
A team of people from around the globe dedicated to changing lives through creativity. Though graphic design is our expertise, we don’t “pickle” hole ourselves in terms of created helpful resources for others. We’ve created several resources to help others get more out of their graphic design.
Our DIGITAL DESIGN LIBRARY contains over 200 examples of real design requests we have created for our clients to help you with graphic design inspiration.
Our HOW TO CREATE A COMPLETE BRANDING GUIDE will detail exactly what you need to do to create a complete branding guide for your business.
Our DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN TOOLBOX shows you how to take advantage of graphic design to make your business more proﬁtable, outlines the best free and paid tools you can use, will help you communicate with outsourced designers, and will show you how to market your newly created graphics.
We send out monthly questions related to business, marketing, and productivity, so we can spread our knowledge with our clients and fans. So far we’ve asked about chatbots, social media advertising, work-life balance, and where our clients get most of their work accomplished.
We teach others about how they can hack Design Pickle to create HUGE projects (like a 77-page ebook!).
We assist our clients and fans about how to speak the native language of graphic designers so they can get back better requests. You can check out more helpful, inspiring, and creative posts on our blog (like our guide to taking your flyer design to the next level).
And we also inspire our own employees to dynamically change their lives and grow. We’ve hired over 20 employees spread out over America and have over 130 employees holding down the production end in the Philippines.
Our founder, Russ Perry, hosts a weekly Facebook Live show and podcast called “The Russ Perry Show” where he uses his platform to inspire fellow entrepreneurs and hustlers on “cheatcode” of sobriety in the four core areas in life: body, being, balance, and business.
Russ recently authored a tell-all on why he decided to live a sober life in his book (which you can get for free) “The Sober Entrepreneur”.
And our former head of customer success, Alex Guevara, hosts a weekly podcast called “Originals” where he interviews innovative, creative, and rule-breaking people from all walks of life.
We recently sponsored the National Pickleball Championship.
And we turned the Pickle everyone loves into full-ﬂedged merchandise that anybody can wear around to impress their friends and family.
We know how to have fun all while helping over 2,000 individuals and small businesses get the graphic designs they need at a price they can afford.
Sign up below and let us help you transform your business.
CHAPTER 6: Introducing Unlimited Same-Day Graphic Design in Real Time
While some Design Pickle clients love waking up to a new design in their inbox from their designer, some users prefer that their designer works during US hours. Working the same hours means getting your revisions done immediately rather than having to wait until the next creative round to give feedback to your designer. With same-day service, clients who do not want to wait another day don’t have to!
Introducing Same-day service by Design Pickle. Now you can request and receive your graphics on the same day!
WHAT IS SAME-DAY SERVICE?
Same-day service is a new faster tier of Design Pickle offering a dedicated graphic designer available to clients during US business hours. You’ll be able to collaborate in real-time with your designer to make edits and provide feedback during the time that is most convenient for you. Plus, a lower designer to client ratio means that your designer will have more bandwidth exclusive to you and getting your design needs met.
INCREASED REQUEST VOLUME
Same-day members can communicate with their designer in real-time meaning your designer will be able to get more designs done for you in a standard business day.
Real-time communication enables your designer to knock out revisions quicker as well as tackle design requests more efficiently. If either you or your designer has a question regarding a specific project, you can quickly hop into Slack and ask it. Slack will send notifications so you can reply or get an answer in minutes.
Our designers will try to get done what they can with the time they have in their shift.
COLLABORATE IN REAL-TIME VIA SLACK
Need a quick change made to your latest request? No problem. Want to hear what your
designer has in mind for a design? Ask them right now! Don’t want to wait another day to see
what your designer was up to? You got it. You’ll be blown away by how much better working in
real-time with your designer is. No more waiting a day to get your requests.
Real-time communication with your designer will be powered by Slack (which is free to use!).
When you become a Same-day client, you will be added to a private Slack channel with your
designer, a quality reviewer, a production manager, and a representative from our Customer
Success team. Slack will be like your own little private design club where you can collaborate with your designer, request edits, and get your questions answered.
You will beneﬁt most by having one primary point-of-contact to manage your Slack channel.
Your designer will then have a dedicated individual to contact if they have any questions.
AN OVERALL MORE INTIMATE GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Same-day service is like having your own part-time designer for a fraction of the cost and with
You are able to develop a better, more intimate graphic design experience as you collaborate
with your designer every business day in real-time. And if you have any issues, your account will
be backed up by our world-class support team.
HOW DOES SAME-DAY SERVICE WORK?
Anyone interested in the Same-day service can sign up here.
Here’s how the Same-day tier will work:
- You can continue submitting requests as you usually do with Design Pickle
through jar.newpicstage.wpengine.com or via email.
- When you submit a request, Jar will know that you’re a Same-day client and will
automatically route it to the Same-day team. The team will do the standard
request review to make sure the request is sound and ready to start work. If we
have any questions regarding your request, we will send you a message in Slack.
Once everything looks good on our end, your designer will get to work. You can
then collaborate as needed in Slack.
- Your designer will be available for collaboration as much or as little as you need
them. They will be available in Slack during US business hours (9-5 MST) on weekdays (and
WHO IS A GOOD FIT FOR SAME-DAY SERVICE?
Same-day service is great for people who have worked with a graphic designer before, understand the process of working with a designer, and want their designs delivered faster. It is particularly helpful for clients whose requests tend to have many small edits that can be made with a quick back and forth, real-time chat with your designer. Same-day service will also benefit those tired of surprise charges as well as those who would like more oversight and reliability to the production of their graphic design.
If that sounds like you, you can sign up here.
WHO ISN’T A GOOD FIT FOR SAME-DAY SERVICE?
Same-day service may not work well for teams who work outside of US business hours compatible
time-zones, teams that would rather take a “set it and forget it” approach towards their requests
queue, or teams that do not want to collaborate with their designer in real time.
If this sounds like you, our Next-day plan will be a better ﬁt for you and your business needs.
HOW MUCH DOES SAME-DAY SERVICE COST?
Same-day service is $995/month.
IS THERE A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT FOR SAME-DAY SERVICE?
There is no long-term commitment you must make to Same-day service. If at any time you’re
dissatisﬁed with our Same-day service or simply want to move back to a Next-day plan, just let us know!
CHAPTER 7: Conclusion
Graphic design has become a cornerstone of business in today’s rapidly expanding digital landscape. Even if your business doesn’t operate solely online (like ours does), you still need various graphics for social media, flyers for promotions, and maybe even a billboard (yes, we’ve done it!).
The truth is, it’s hard to quantify just how many graphic designs you’ll need over a certain period of time. This is one of the many reasons why our flat-rate models are so popular with our current clients. But one thing is undeniable – effective graphic design can have a huge impact on your ROI.
Effective graphic design enables your business to:
- Create strong first impressions
- Make killer blog posts and promote them on social (without worry that you’re infringing on anyone’s copyright)
- Build brand identity and bring awareness to your brand
- Build customer trust and loyalty
- Increase sales
And remember: a picture (or graphic!) is worth 1000 words.
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