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Comparing Designity As the Upwork Alternative

A trustworthy creative partner with flexible pricing that beat Upwork

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Pricing & Plans
Plan prices range from $3,150 – $8,495 per month, depending on whether you select monthly, quarterly, or annual pricing.
Upwork charges clients a 3% processing fee on payments to freelancers with hourly contracts, while fixed-price contracts incur a fixed fee of $2 for contracts up to $500, and a fixed fee of 3% for contracts over $500. Additionally, clients can opt for the Upwork Business plan, which offers enhanced features and benefits for a monthly fee.
Creative Direction
A designated Creative Director with 10+ years of experience in creative strategy, project management, team leadership, and quality assurance.
You work directly with the freelancer of your choice. You must give creative direction and communicate through Upworks platform itself.
Trial Period?
Yes. Two-week trial for available for monthly plans, three-week trial available for quarterly plans, and a four-week trial is available for annual plans.
Upwork does not offer a free trial.
Creative Team
Vetted US-based Creatives to eliminate issues with language barriers and time zones. Only the top 3% of candidates are accepted.
You only with the freelancer of your choice as a 1-on-1 project. If you need additional creative members, you must hire them separately.
Guaranteed Deadlines
Yes! Plus transparent timelines, unlimited project requests & revisions, with no fees.
Upwork does not offer guaranteed deadlines as a platform feature. Deadlines are agreed upon between the client and freelancer during the contract negotiation phase. Clear communication and effective project management are important for meeting agreed-upon deadlines.
Skill Limitations
No limits! We’re the one-stop shop for all your design and marketing projects, including graphic design, copywriting, web development, video production, 3D VR design, digital marketing campaigns, and more.
Programming & development, design & creative, writing, sales & marketing, admin support, translation & languages, finance & accounting, legal, engineering & architecture, IT & networking, data science & analytics, customer service, project management, business consulting, and many more.
Collaboration
On an ongoing basis, your Creative Director will conduct weekly status calls, monthly check-ins, and 90-day formal reports. This way you always know your ROI.
Clients can collaborate with freelancers on Upwork through the platform's messaging system for direct communication, file sharing for exchanging project-related documents, and milestone tracking to monitor progress. Feedback and reviews can also be provided to maintain a constructive feedback loop and ensure project alignment with client expectations.
Onboarding Speed
Start your first project in as little as three days after signing up. Or book a free design consultation right away before starting your trial.
The onboarding speed for clients on Upwork is generally quick, typically taking a few minutes to create an account and set up basic project details. However, the time it takes to find and engage the right freelancer may vary based on project complexity and freelancer availability.
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A Design System That Guarantees Success

Creative Collaboration Inside a Fully Managed Design Process

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Creative Director

Designity assigns you with a compatible Creative Director who manages projects and ensures consistent creativity and quality.
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Top 3% of Creatives

Unlike Upwork our Creatives are all US-based, each one going through a thorough vetting process. No more language barriers or time zone frustrations!
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Five-Star Quality

Designity’s fully managed design process, combined with your expert Creative Director, guarantees reliable quality and communication.
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Fast Turnaround

Designity is the only tech-enabled design platform that guarantees transparent timelines and efficient turnaround times.
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One-Stop Shop

Unlike Upwork we offer coding development, copywriting & content creation, 3D & VR design, templatized design, Canva design, newsletter design, and so much more.
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Flexible Pricing

Designity offers monthly, quarterly, or annual payment plans with no long-term commitment.
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Supporting the Next Generation of Creatives.

Designity is more than a collaborative creative platform. Every client plan includes an emerging Creative with fresh ideas who will be mentored by your Creative Director to gain real-world experience.
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A Two-Week Trial to Demonstrate the System

No Up-Front Payment Required

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Get Assigned to Your Dedicated Creative Director.

With Designity, when you start your trial, you’ll be matched with a compatible Creative Director who will be your single point of contact, project manager, chief collaborator, and quality assurance specialist. Your Creative Director is fluent in strategizing design and marketing projects and directs every idea and Creative along the way.
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Collaborate With Your Cross Functional Team.

Say goodbye to Upwork's service limitations! With Designity you’ll have a kick-off call with your Creative Director to brainstorm, discuss your first project, and refine the creative brief. Your Creative Director will assemble your team from our vetted US-based Creative community and supervise them to bring your projects to life without any hassle. Whether it’s design, coding, copywriting, digital marketing strategy, or 80 other categories, we’ll have you covered.

Follow the Managed Process to Complete Your Project.

Break free from Upwork's web-only chat to discover a new world of collaboration and transparent project management. You’ll have a comprehensive timeline showing phases, deadlines, and the Creatives who will be collaborating on your project. Communication guidelines and recurring weekly video calls ensure seamless connectivity as part of the collaborative blueprint designed for your success.
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Creative Process Case Studies

Creative Directors Make the Difference

Design is very important to us. Having that lack all of a sudden made it quite significant. Besides having a fresh outside look from different people, the trial was a big factor to start working with Designity. It gave me and the team more confidence.
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FAQ

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What is Upwork?

Upwork is an online platform that connects businesses and individuals with freelance professionals from various fields. It provides a marketplace where clients can post job opportunities or projects, and freelancers can offer their services and submit proposals. Upwork facilitates the hiring process, communication, and payment transactions between clients and freelancers, enabling remote work and collaboration on a global scale.

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What is the difference between Upwork and Designity?

Designity and Upwork differ in several ways. Designity specializes in design and marketing projects, providing a fully managed design process with a designated Creative Director and guaranteed deadlines. Upwork, on the other hand, is a broader freelancing platform that covers a wide range of skills beyond design, offers a larger pool of freelancers, and does not provide the same level of managed services or guaranteed deadlines as Designity.

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Why should I use Designity over Upwork?

Designity is a preferable choice over Upwork if you prioritize specialized design services, a managed design process with a dedicated Creative Director, and access to top 3% vetted US-based creatives. These factors can provide a focused approach, quality assurance, and a higher level of project management for your design and marketing projects.

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What are 5 key differences between Designity over Upwork?

Using Designity over Upwork can offer five key benefits: specialized design focus, a fully managed design process with a designated Creative Director, access to top 3% vetted US-based creatives, guaranteed deadlines, and a curated network for high-quality design services. These advantages provide expertise, project management, quality assurance, and streamlined collaboration specifically tailored to design and marketing projects.

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What project types does Designity offer that Upwork doesn't?

Designity offers a fully managed design process with a designated Creative Director, a service that Upwork does not provide. This means that Designity takes a hands-on approach to oversee and guide the design projects, offering project management, creative strategy, quality assurance, and team leadership throughout the process. This level of dedicated management sets Designity apart from the more decentralized approach of Upwork.

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