The Ultimate Guide To

Design Pickle's Graphic Design Services

Unlimited graphic design services have become an integral part in 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 an unlimited graphic design service is right for you and your business
  • How to get unlimited graphic design in real-time with Dayshift
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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.

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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 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 SUBMIT 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.

DAILY OUTPUT

Your professional graphic designer works on your requests every business day.

TURNAROUND TIME

In general, you can expect your first round of designs back in 1-2 business days. 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.

WORLD-CLASS SUPPORT

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 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 Standard plan is only $370 per month to enjoy our unlimited graphic design service. Our Dayshift 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.

CHAPTER 2

How Does Design Pickle Work?

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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 REQUESTS

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.

SUBMIT A DESIGN REQUEST IN JUST 3 STEPS.

PRACTICE: Below is a sample Jar form that you can use to submit sample requests. Your sample requests will be sent to our Customer Success team and they will let you know if your sample request fits into our scope of service and if you described your design request in enough detail. Start your sample request below!


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

REFERRAL PROGRAM

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!

PAST REQUESTS

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.

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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
  • Infographics
  • Direct mail pieces
  • Lead Magnets
  • Event graphics
  • eBooks
  • Flyers
  • Icons
  • Blog post graphics
  • Worksheets
  • Online ads
  • Signs
  • Social media graphics
  • Business cards
  • T-shirts
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Tour posters
  • Job post graphics
  • Banners
  • Other promotional materials
  • Brochures
  • 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.

SAMPLE REQUEST #1 - BLOG POST FEATURED IMAGE

DETAILS OF REQUEST:

Image needed for blog post called:

5 Steps to Becoming an Expert Content Creator (According to Google’s Phantom Update)

FINAL SIZE OR DIMENSIONS:

560×315

WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS DESIGN?:

Entrepreneurs, marketers, businesses

WE LOVE INSPIRATION. SHARE ANY LINKS TO DESIGNS YOU LIKE HERE:

Should be as close in look & feel to these –
https://www.singlegrain.com/conversions-2/13-quick-tricks-increase-conversion-rates-can-right-now/,  https://www.singlegrain.com/facebook-news-feed/facebook-ads-7-new-changes-marketers-need-know

WHAT ARE YOU NOT LOOKING FOR?:

Graphics only, no photos. Make sure the logo is as small as in the above examples so that the focus is on the title, not our company name.

SAMPLE REQUEST #2 - SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS

PATHWAY VISAS JUNE SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT

DETAILS OF REQUEST:

Need a graphic for each of the mentioned below . Needed in various sizes/ formats:

– Facebook Timeline Image
– Instagram Photo
– Twitter Image

1) WHERE AM I?
(please insert this photo: http://goo.gl/VVwq0D)
AUSTRALIA

Quotes: please follow 1 template for the following, change only the content as mentioned below
(design inspiration: http://goo.gl/ug0Jcx)

2) Life might be difficult for a while, but I would tough it out because living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. My understanding was that it completed a person, sanding down the rough provincial edges and transforming you into a citizen of the world [David Sedaris]

3) There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living [Nelson Mandela]

4) Move to a new country and you quickly see that visiting a place as a tourist, and actually moving there for good, are two different things [Tahir Shah]

FINAL SIZE OR DIMENSIONS:
Mentioned above
WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS DESIGN?:
Female & Male, 25-44
WE LOVE INSPIRATION. SHARE ANY LINKS TO DESIGNS YOU LIKE HERE:
Mentioned above

SAMPLE REQUEST #3 - BROCHURE

BALANCE PHYSIO – DL BROCHURE
Hi Guys

Please find the details below regarding the Balance Physio – DL Brochure request.

PROJECT DETAILS:
Please Design a DL Tri Fold Brochure. (Double sided A4 Folded down to DL)
SIZE:
(Flat) A4 297mmW x 210mmH (Folded) DL 99mmW x 210mmH
Bleed: 5mm
INSTRUCTIONS:
Please use the plant pictures taken in the reception area as Inspiration for the style of the brochure.
STYLE:
– Bold
– Serious
– Modern
– Professional
– Feminine
– Conservative
– Upmarket
MUST HAVE:
– Must have a plant theme/styling (not over powering).
– MUST use the green colours in our Logo.
NICE TO HAVE:M
– Use the images included with the assets where possible.
REFERENCE:
Below is the link to download the asset files and example of the layout:

Note: the sample layouts in Page 1 and Page 2 Pdf are not styled. Please make the text look nicer and more designed.

FILE DELIVERABLES:
Please back save the .ai source file to CS6 version.

Thanks and look forward to your reply

SAMPLE REQUEST #4 - T-SHIRT DESIGN

DETAILS OF REQUEST:

I want to copy this design, but switch it up, and make it skateboarding related. I want it to say “Skaters gonna skate” Change the two men into skateboarders (skate clothes,shoes, hats, etc), add a skateboard and see what we come up with.

WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS DESIGN?:
Skateboarders in their late 20’s
FINAL SIZE OR DIMENSIONS:
3500px
Sample Request #5 – A5 Flyer for Print
I need an A5 flyer designed that describes what Clerky does to my local
business customers. Retailers and small business owners.
This design project is to experiment and try find a flyer style that would
suit Clerky.

SIZE: A5

CONTENT IT SHOULD INCLUDE:
Clerky Logo
Headline: Get Your Business Online

TEXT: Get a fully functional e-commerce website in a click. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or an established enterprise, conquer the web with GoClerky.

Integration Icons and Titles for: Custom Websites, Conversations, Customers, Email Marketing, Blogging, Payments, Events and Products.

14 Day Free Trial. No upfront fees.

Call Us Today 0857728137

www.GoClerky.com

FOR IMAGERY:
An inspiring background photo of Business Owner would be good. OR Screenshot of website on a Mac and iPhone to show “we are selling websites”.
Style should be clean but fun.
BRAND ASSETS:
Hope this is enough to get started.

SAMPLE REQUEST #6 - POLE BANNER

DETAILS OF REQUEST:

I’d like you to design a pole banner for internal use in our shop.
I would like it to read “Welcome“ like the word “Relevant” in the sample banner attached. (Parallel to the pole)
I’d like some type of design, not necessarily exactly like the sample attached but something with a few colors.
I’d like the Image Center logo on the banner similar to the La Sierra logo on the sample (parallel to the ground)

FINAL SIZE OR DIMENSIONS:
16” wide by 36” high
WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS DESIGN?:
Our customers
WE LOVE INSPIRATION. SHARE ANY LINKS TO DESIGNS YOU LIKE HERE:
http://printb3.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/La-Sierra-Campus-Pole-Banners-Satin-fabric.jpg
WHAT ARE YOU NOT LOOKING FOR?:
something too flashy

SAMPLE REQUEST #7 - JOB POSTING

WE’RE HIRING A COMMUNITY ASSISTANT!

DETAILS OF REQUEST:

The Park at 1824 is hiring a Community Assistant to work part-time. This position requires that you live at the community. You will be paid hourly PLUS commissions. Please send your resume to [email protected] if you are interested in the position.

At the bottom add our web address and phone number.
www.theparkat1824.com – 414-881-7275

FINAL SIZE OR DIMENSIONS:
400×400 (include native files please)
WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS DESIGN?:
college students 18-24 years old
WE LOVE INSPIRATION. SHARE ANY LINKS TO DESIGNS YOU LIKE HERE:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/ 236x/a7/ bb/ 58/a7bb58c06425e4259d2333e8fb49f9cf.jpg

https:// twitter.com/ hamarketingpr/status/691357347231330304

WHAT ARE YOU NOT LOOKING FOR?:
Not boring. No boring fonts. I want young and fresh.

SAMPLE REQUEST #8 - PINTEREST IMAGE

FREE BLOGGING TOOLS PINTEREST IMAGE

DETAILS OF REQUEST:
I need you to create a shareable image for one of my blog posts.

Inspirations are included for you to check out.

Please overlay the following text onto a creative and eye-catching image:

Kick-Ass Tools To Grow Your Blog 3x Faster

IT MUST:
Have it’s own unique style. Yes, use ideas from the inspirations but don’t
rely on them 100%.

You don’t have to use elements from all. They’re just examples of the kind
of designs that will work – feel free to let your creativity run wild

FINAL SIZE OR DIMENSIONS:
735×1102px
WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS DESIGN?:
Bloggers
WE LOVE INSPIRATION. SHARE ANY LINKS TO DESIGNS YOU LIKE HERE:
https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/387942955383444821/
https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/348817933621249076/https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/279293614370614351/
https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/22166223145643911/ https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/22166223145642504/
https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/259308891023615892/ https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/259308891023293908/

 

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:

  1. BE CLEAR
  2. BE SPECIFIC
  3. 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

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…

  1. You have too many designs needs and need more support
  2. You’re spending too much money on your freelance or in-house designer
  3. You’re tired of surprise charges during the revision process
  4. You need an affordable on-demand service
  5. You need a designer who is reliable
  6. You need an ego-free designer
  7. You’re tired of getting into lengthy & expensive contracts
  8. You’ve overpaid for a designer before

You should sign up for DESIGN PICKLE today if any of these resonate with you.

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
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KIT WATSON

DUNKING BUDDY LLC

DR. ERIC HEFFERON

OWNER & PHYSICAL THERAPIST AT IMPACT PHYSICAL THERAPY

EXAMPLE #2 - MARKETERS
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NAJLA KAYYEM

OWNER OF KAYYEM MARKETING

RALPH ESPERAS

MARKETING COORDINATOR AT DORM ROOM MOVERS

EXAMPLE #3 - CHURCHES AND NON-PROFITS
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EXAMPLE #4 - PODCASTERS
AMY JO MARTIN

WHY NOT NOW PODCAST

ARI MEISEL

LESSDOING PODCAST

EXAMPLE #5 - CREATIVES
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EXAMPLE #6 - APPAREL
CHARLES GOFFNETT

OWNER & CEO OF BRAND X CUSTOM T-SHIRTS

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 help our customers learn the ins and outs of digital marketing and running Facebook ads.

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.

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 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 Dayshift, clients who do not want to wait another day don’t have to!

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Introducing Dayshift by Design Pickle. Dayshift uses the same business model as Design Pickle, but now it’s available on your schedule.

WHAT IS DAYSHIFT?

Dayshift is a new premium tier of Design Pickle offering a dedicated graphic designer available to clients during US business hours. Rather than waiting a day to receive your designs back, 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 VOLUME THROUGHOUT

Dayshift 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

 

dayshift 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 Dayshift 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, should they need to step in for anything. 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

The Dayshift is like having your own part-time designer for a fraction of the cost and with
more perks.

 

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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 DAYSHIFT WORK?

Anyone interested in the Dayshift can sign up here.

Here’s how the Dayshift tier will work:

  • You can continue submitting requests as you usually do with Design Pickle
    through jar.designpickle.com or via email.
  • When you submit a request, Jar will know that you’re a Dayshift client and will
    automatically route it to the Dayshift 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
    non-holidays).
WHO IS A GOOD FIT FOR THE DAYSHIFT?

Dayshift is great for people who have worked with a graphic designer before and understand the process of working with a designer. 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. Dayshift 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 THE DAYSHIFT?

Dayshift 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 collaborate with their designer in real time.

If this sounds like you, our Standard plan will be a better fit for you and your business needs.

HOW MUCH DOES DAYSHIFT COST?

Dayshift represents an investment of $995/month.

IS THERE A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT FOR DAYSHIFT?

There is no long-term commitment you must make to Dayshift. If at any time you’re
dissatisfied with the Dayshift or simply want to move back to a monthly Design Pickle 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 a 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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