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99Designs
Number of hired creatives
An interchangeable team of creatives under a designated creative director’s supervision
One creative at a time
Creative’s location
US-Based creatives
Global network of creatives
Creative vetting process
Only 5% of candidates get accepted
Anyone can sign up and take projects
Unlimited project requests & revisions
Yes
No
Client Onboarding
You’re assigned to a creative director based on your location, industry, and project type. 
You need to post your job, review profiles, and hire the right person.
Creative Director supervision
Yes (get the script from the sales deck)
No
Finding & Switching creatives
Your Creative Director sources creatives 
You vet and source creatives
Client Experience
Designity takes the helm and you provide direction and feedback
You are in charge of projects from start to finish
2-Week Trial?
Yes (use the script in the deck)
No
Detailed timeline for each project
Yes
No
Weekly video check-ins
Yes
No
Customer success
Yes
No
Cost
Min $3,000 per month for a team
Varies per project
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99Designs
CREATIVE VETTING PROCESS
Only 5% of candidates get accepted
Candidates normally go through 1round of interviews before they are presented to the client
CREATIVE’S LOCATION
US-Based creatives
Global network of creatives
NUMBER OF CREATIVES TO HIRE
An interchangeable team of creatives under a designated creative director’s supervision
One creative at a time
HIRING PROCESS (CLIENT ONBOARDING)
You’re assigned to a creative director based on your location, industry, and project type. 
The staffing agency will connect you to 2-3 candidates to interview.
COMPATIBLE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Yes (get the script from the sales deck)
No, unless you hire them separately
FINDING & SWITCHING CREATIVES (FULL-STACK SKILLS)
Your Creative Director  sources creatives 
You vet and source creatives every time you need someone new
AVERAGE MONTHLY COST
Min $3,000 per month for a team of two (use the script from the deck for pricing page
You’ll be charged per hour or per day. Normally, staffing agencies add about 50% to the price that the freelancer charges.
2-WEEK TRIAL
Yes (use the script in the deck)
No
GUARANTEED TIMELINE
Yes (included a screenshot of a timeline) (ask Natalie for sample)
No
INTEGRATED PROCESS
Yes
No
WEEKLY VIDEO CHECK-INS
Yes
No
CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Yes
No
Is my project a one-off thing, like a simple logo design?
99designs
Do I need someone to navigate the creative process and guide me to what is best for my brand?
Designity
Do I want to vet creatives on my own?
99designs
Do I need a team of creatives with different specialties, like copywriting and video?
Designity
Is my project multifaceted and long-term?
Designity
Do I need something up and running ASAP?
99designs
Do I like the idea of multiple creatives competing for my project?
99designs
Do I need to work with US-based creatives who are in my time zone and understand the market?
Designity
Do I care about supporting local and emerging creatives?
Designity
Do I want to manage and train my creatives?
Staffing Agency
Do I have multiple projects requiring vast skillsets and disciplines?
Designity
Would having a partner in the creative process be valuable for me?
Designity
Do I want to eventually hire the creatives that are on my project?
Staffing Agency
I don’t care where in the world my creatives are located
Staffing Agency
Is a two-week trial valuable to me?
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Designity
In-house Teams
ONBOARDING
Quick and easy onboarding
Full hiring process
SCOPE OF SKILLS
Full-stack skills
Depends on who you hire
TRIAL PERIOD
Two-weeks no-risk trial
No trial period
CREATIVE DIRECTION
Yes
Maybe: Need to hire a creative director separately
FINDING & SWITCHING CREATIVES (FULL-STACK SKILLS)
Your Creative Director sources creatives
You vet and source creatives when you hire someone new.
CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Yes
No
GUARANTEED TIMELINE
Yes
Maybe
Do I want to manage and train my creatives?
In-house teams
Do I have multiple projects requiring vast skillsets and disciplines?
Designity
Would having a partner in the creative process be valuable for me?
Designity / In-house teams
I don’t care about the cost
In-house teams
Is a two-week trial valuable to me?
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Designity
Superside
Creative Director supervision
All plans come with a designated Creative Director with 15+ years of industry knowledge. 
Some higher plans come with project managers.
Creative’s location & vetting process
US-based creatives. Only 3% of candidates are accepted.
Global network of creatives spanning 50 countries. 
Sourcing creatives
Two-weeks no-risk trial
Project Manager sources creatives.
Number of creatives per project
An interchangeable team of creatives and a designated creative director.
An interchangeable team of creatives. Does not always include a project manager.
Unlimited project requests & revisions
Yes, since they charge monthly
No, since they charge hourly
Customer Success
Ongoing check-ins from an assigned customer success manager.
No customer success is provided, but you can contact them as needed.
Communication
Ongoing weekly calls from day one as well as a custom dashboard.
Custom dashboard and Slack.
Client onboarding
In-depth analysis of client’s needs, project details, personality evaluation, and competitive analysis to assign the creative director.
Assign a general project manger based on a questionnaire.
Pricing
From $2,995 to $7,995 per month.
From $4,000 to $95,000 per month.
Billing cadence
Monthly commitment 
Yearly commitment
Trial period?
Yes. Up to 4 weeks
No. Very limited, not risk-free
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Designity
Superside
Creative Director supervision
You're assigned a CD with 15+ years of industry knowledge
Customers are assigned project and design managers depending on the project.
Creative’s location & vetting process
US-Based creatives. Only 3% of candidates are accepted
Global network of creatives spanning 50 countries. 
Sourcing creatives
Your Creative Director sources creatives
Project Manager sources creatives.
Number of hired creatives
An interchangeable team of creatives and a designated creative director.
An interchangeable team of creatives depending on the project. Does not always include a project manager.
Unlimited project requests & revisions
Yes
No: Depends on package/hours allocated
Weekly video check-ins
Ongoing weekly calls from day 1
Assigned a designated Slack channel where you communicate with your team
Trial period?
Yes
No (Very limited, not risk-free)
Marketing
Branding
Targeted ads
Layout and colors used in the ads
Email campaigns
Attending a trade show
Social media campaigns
Identifiable colors, logo usage, and brand identity
Content and copywriting
Content and Tone of voice used in all copy
Attending a trade show
Banner, booth, and business collateral design
Used for a trademark that has not yet been registered
Used for a product or service that has been registered and is legally protected
Used for a service mark that has not yet been registered
Used to notify the authorship of non-audio works
Used to notify the copyright of audio works
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Upwork
Creative Director Supervision
Yes
No
Creative’s Location and Vetting Process
Highly vetted, US-based creatives
Global network of creatives spanning 50 countries. 
Sourcing Creatives
Your Creative Director sources creatives
You source creatives
Number of Hired Creatives
An interchangeable team
You hire as many as you need. 
Unlimited Project Requests and Revisions
Yes
No- Depends on the freelancers that you hire
Weekly Video Check-ins
Yes
Depends on who you hire
Trial Period?
Yes
No trial period.