$120K
savings annually compared to in-house hires
75%
less time spent on project management
100+
design and marketing capabilities available

Comparing Designity to In-House Creative Teams

Lower cost, higher quality, easier collaboration, faster turnaround times.

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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.
Massive costs for hiring and training new employees, plus benefits, hardware purchases and maintenance, and software licensing.
Creative Direction & Project Management
A designated Creative Director with 10+ years of experience in creative strategy, project management, team leadership, and quality assurance.
It’s all up to you! You are your own project manager and Creative Director, unless you hire an internal CD. In which case, see the Pricing note above.
Skill Limitations
More than 100 design and marketing categories covered thanks to the vetted community of Creatives. Includes graphic design, digital marketing, copywriting, website, video production and more.
Narrow skillset, usually with great depth in one area. Team capabilities are limited, defined by the skills of the leadership and their ability to train.
Guaranteed Deadlines
Yes! Plus transparent timelines to show all the steps and phases the go into your projects.
Non-existent, especially with long-term employees. Over time in-house teams get entrenched, bristling at deadlines and outside input.
Quality Control
24/7 Quality Assurance provided by your designated Creative Director. Designity’s tech-enabled design platform empowers transparency and effective communication.
It’s all up to you! You’re the quality control department, unless you hire another employee. In which case, well, you get the idea.
Creative Team
Your Creative Director collaborates with qualified Creatives based on your projects. Enjoy access to a pool of interchangeable US-based Creatives to fulfill any need.
It all depends on how good your hiring process is. If you’re confident in your onboarding process, you might get a great team. If you have gaps in the process, you’ll pay for it down the road.
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.
New hires are great at collaboration. The longer they’re on the team, the more ownership they’ll take until they feel entitled to take your job.
Trial Period?
Yes. Two-week trial available for monthly plans, three-week trial available for quarterly plans, and a four-week trial is available for annual plans.
No trial available! Get ready to pay for training time, equipment, benefits, and payroll tax.
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The Collaborative Design Platform That Grows With You

Consistent Quality, Reliable Strategy, and Cost-Effective Pricing

Creative Director

Add a strategist, project manager, and quality assurance expert to your team! Every client is matched with a compatible Creative Director who manages the team and all aspects of every project.

Top 3% of Creatives

No more drama from your in house graphic designer, no more hit-or-miss quality, no more skillset limits. Designity’s platform is powered by the top 3% of US-based Creatives.

Five-Star Quality

Every in-house team eventually has issues maintaining quality and creativity. With Designity, every Creative is thoroughly vetted into our US-based network and mentored by Creative Directors.

Fast Turnaround

Worried about your in-house team goofing off instead of working? With Designity you get guaranteed deadlines and efficient turnaround times. You also get realtime access to transparent timelines.

One-Stop Shop

In-house teams are limited to the skills of the employees, but Designity’s platform offers more than 100 design & marketing capabilities. Plus unlimited requests and revisions! No more wondering if you need to hire an in house web developer!

Flexible Pricing

For the cost of one full-time employee, you get unlimited creativity. Cost effective plans include monthly, quarterly, or annual payment options with no long-term commitment and a two-week trial!
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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 an in house creative team, you have to choose between being the creative lead, project manager, and quality assurance expert, or hiring those additional roles. With Designity, you’ll be matched with a designated Creative Director from day one who takes care of everything and acts as your single point of contact. Enjoy the fresh influx of strategy, project management, and reliable quality of a Creative Director-led team.
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Collaborate With Your Cross Functional Team.

Say goodbye to internal team politics, fickle designers, and skill limitations! From your first kick-off call with Designity, your Creative Director will brainstorm with you, create a comprehensive project brief, and assemble your team from our vetted US-based community of Creatives. Whether it’s design, coding, copywriting, marketing assets & strategy, or more than 100 categories, Designity’s collaborative platform has you covered.

Follow the Managed Process to Complete Your Project.

Break free from the limited offerings of an in-house team of designers, developers, video editors, and copywriters. Discover a world of collaboration and transparent project management with Designity’s fully managed process. You’ll always know timelines and who’s collaborating on projects with recurring weekly video calls, unlimited emails, and messages. These are the collaborative blueprints designed for your success!
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FAQ

What is the main difference between Designity plans?

The primary distinction among Designity plans is the size of the team and the experience level of the creatives involved. This difference translates into the ability to handle more intricate projects and achieve faster turnaround times as you move up the plan tiers.

All plans feature a dedicated Creative Director who specializes in your industry. With the Essentials Plan, the Creative Director collaborates with one Emerging Creative. On the Plus Plan, the Creative Director partners with one Emerging Creative and one Senior Creative. Lastly, the Premium Plan offers access to one Emerging Creative, one Senior Creative, and one Pro Creative for the Creative Director.

Another notable contrast between Designity plans pertains to the range of Creative Services included in each tier. The Essentials plan primarily encompasses production-oriented tasks, while the Plus and Premium plans encompass the entirety of our design and marketing categories. This includes areas such as web design, video production, digital marketing, and more.

Lastly, variations exist in the number of weekly calls and seats available across the different plans. For a detailed comparison of the plans, you can visit Designity's pricing page.

How is Designity’s model different from others?

Designity sets itself apart with a straightforward approach that emphasizes a hassle-free service, top-notch quality, and flexible pricing. At the heart of our unique model, you'll find a Creative Director assigned specifically to you. This director not only acts as your main point of contact, but also collaborates closely with a team of specialized creatives in our community to complete your projects without any hassle. Each creative at Designity is carefully chosen and part of our exclusive US-based network, ensuring your projects are in skilled hands.

To see how Designity compares with other solutions in more details check out our comparison chart.

What does the Creative Director at Designity do for clients?

Each client at Designity is matched with a dedicated Creative Director who possesses expertise in your industry.

Your Creative Director serves as your main point of contact, alleviating the need for you to reiterate your brand and goals to individual creatives. They take charge of discussing your project objectives, crafting comprehensive project briefs, and outlining a detailed timeline that encompasses all necessary phases and deadlines. Above all, your designated Creative Director is responsible for handpicking the appropriate creative professional from our vetted US-based creative pool and overseeing them to ensure high quality results.

Consider your Creative Director as the conductor of a finely tuned orchestra, guiding every stage of the design process to deliver five-star results. This way you can focus on what matters to you, and seamlessly complete your projects.

How long will it take to complete my projects at Designity?

Creative project timelines vary based on complexity. With Designity, a one-pager can be done in a day, while a 90-minute animation may take a month.

It's also important to consider if you have all materials ready. For example, for a multi-page website, do you have text, illustrations, graphics, or brand guidelines? This affects the project timeline.

Each project starts with a kickoff call with your Creative Director to develop a project brief. Within 24 hours, you'll get a detailed timeline with deadlines for all project phases.

This timeline shows when the project will be done and the steps involved, ensuring transparency and expected ROI. Designity guarantees the presented deadline, assuming the scope of work remains the same and you provide us with the necessary information and feedback promptly.

How do Designity monthly plans work?

Designity's plans operate on a month-to-month basis, with no long-term commitments. You can cancel your plan at any time with a 7-day notice. We have such confidence in our model that you can initiate your plan with a 2-week trial without any upfront payment or credit card required.

Should you opt for a quarterly plan, you'll unlock a 5% discount and extend your trial to 3 weeks. For those on an annual plan, a 10% discount awaits, along with a 4-week trial period. All plans can be upgraded or downgraded conveniently through your Designity portal.

If your creative department requires an extra boost, you have the option to upgrade or include additional resources for your projects through our add-ons. This flexibility distinguishes Designity's model, allowing you to adjust, enhance, or cancel your plan at your discretion, aligning with your budget and requirements. Whether you opt for monthly, quarterly, or annual billing, you maintain complete control over your choices.

Can I really cancel or pause my monthly plan with Designity at any time?

Yes, Designity plans are completely flexible! You can cancel your plan at any time with a 7-day notice prior to the renewal date. Cancellations can be done through your Designity portal. Regardless of the reason, you have the freedom to opt out whenever you want.

Additionally, we offer the option to pause your plan instead of canceling it outright. By choosing to pause, you'll pay $395 per month, but you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Continue working with the same Creative Director when you decide to reactivate your plan.
  • Engage in weekly consultations with your Creative Director to address any creative concerns.
  • Maintain access to all source files, ensuring a seamless continuation when you choose to activate your plan again.
  • Resume your projects without the need for a new onboarding process—pick up right where you left off!
  • Enjoy price stability, as you won't be affected by any pricing increases; your rate remains unchanged.
What can I get done during my trial period at Designity?

What can be completed during your trial period depends on the project's scope and complexity. You have the option to complete a couple of small projects or tackle a segment of a larger project.

At Designity, the start of each project begins with your dedicated Creative Director constructing a comprehensive timeline. This timeline not only outlines the projected duration for completion, but also details the sequential steps necessary to bring your project to fruition.

Through the Designity model, you're afforded complete transparency via our technology-driven dashboard. This tool enables you to monitor ongoing tasks, current contributors, and anticipated deliverables as dictated by your project timeline. Designity guarantees the presented deadline, under the condition that the project's scope remains consistent and you promptly provide the essential information and feedback.

What types of design and marketing projects can you do?

Our US-based Creatives cover 100+ projects like website design, video production, branding, and more. You'll have one point of contact, your Creative Director, who leads a team specialized in these areas. Explore our services at Designity.com/services.

How many hours of work do I get under Designity plans?

At Designity, we believe that assigning specific hours to our plans is not a fair practice for our clients. One talented creative might invest 5 hours in crafting uniquely compelling ads for your campaign, while another creative could allocate 10 hours for achieving the same result.

Designity operates on the principle of delivering results rather than focusing on the number of hours. With every project collaboration, you'll engage in a kickoff call alongside your dedicated Creative Director. This call aims to delve into the specifics of your project and develop a comprehensive project brief. Following this kickoff, your Creative Director will create a detailed timeline. This timeline will encompass deadlines and all the project phases.

This timeline serves two purposes: it outlines the estimated project completion duration and delineates the various steps involved in completing your project. This approach provides you with complete transparency regarding the time required for project completion, and the expected return on investment (ROI). Designity guarantees the presented deadline, assuming the scope of work remains the same and you furnish us with necessary information and feedback promptly.

That said, we do allocate limited hours to each plan. Our Creative Directors craft timelines based on the available hours on your plan. The Essentials plan offers a total of 100 hours per month from your team. The Plus plan provides 160 hours per month from your team. Meanwhile, the Premium plan includes a total of 220 hours per month from your team. These hours encompass the time of your dedicated Creative Director and assigned Creatives.

It's essential to note that these hours are not accumulative; they are allocated for achieving distinct milestones on your project timeline each week and you can pause your plan at anytime to avoid wasting hours. The Designity model ensures transparency through its technology-enabled dashboard, allowing you to track ongoing tasks, the responsible team members, and anticipated deliveries as per your timeline.

Do I really get unlimited project requests and revisions with my Designity plan?

Yes, all Designity plans include unlimited revisions while you remain an active client. Your dedicated Creative Director at Designity is responsible for initiating each project, which helps minimize the need for extensive back-and-forth communication and revisions. However, we understand that the scope of work may change over time, and you might require additional revisions.

Moreover, you have the flexibility to submit an unlimited number of projects under the the Designity plan you're enrolled in. Our project workflow is linear. Depending on your chosen plan, we can work on as many projects as your assigned Creatives can cover. For instance, the Plus plan includes two Creatives capable of handling two projects simultaneously, while the Premium plan provides three Creatives able to manage three projects at the same time.

Your dedicated Creative Director at Designity will always craft a comprehensive timeline for your projects. This transparency ensures that you are fully aware of how many Creatives are involved in your projects and the reasons for their involvement. Should you require a quicker turnaround on multiple projects, you have the option to customize your plan using our add-ons, enabling you to include additional Creatives and complete more projects within a shorter timeframe.

What if I need help with copywriting, back-end development, or SEO?

No problem! All of these specialized skills are a part of our offerings and the general design process. We have many copywriters, back-end and front-end developers, and marketing pros who are knowledgeable in the areas you need. Your creative director will assign creatives with various skillsets in accordance to your needs–all while being your main point of contact.

Who owns the copyrights to the created work at Designity?

You own all copyrights! Every idea and project we create is exclusively yours, including all files, at no extra charge. You maintain full copyright ownership with continuous access to source files via your dashboard.

Please note: this applies if you continue with us after your trial. If you cancel at the trial's end, you can't use any work produced by us.

Do you sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA)?

Yes, your privacy is important to us. We can provide you with our own standard NDA or feel free to bring your own. You can request an NDA through the Designity portal.

Where are your Creatives and Creative Directors located?

Designity is an exclusive US-based community, and all of our Creatives and Creative Directors are located in the US. We collaborate exclusively with the top 3% of US-based creatives. Our network extends across the entire country, covering all time zones.

We are committed to offering local collaboration to provide you with a virtual creative team that is not only compatible with your design and marketing needs, but also attuned to your specific time zone.

How does the 2-week trial period work?

The trial period is designed to give you a preview of Designity at no cost. You will not be charged unless you choose to continue working with Designity after the trail period ends. If you decide Designity isn’t a good fit for you within trial period days, you'll owe us nothing.

How much will it cost to complete my project?

Projects vary in cost, so we offer monthly plans for unlimited requests and revisions at a fixed price. When you start a project with Designity your dedicated Creative Director will create a comprehensive timeline to show you how long it will take to complete the project, identify the phases and the explain the approach. Based on those variables, you'll get an understanding of the cost. For example if a timeline shows your website takes one month to complete on a Plus plan, which is $5,495, that means your website cost that much.

Find out more on our pricing page.

How many projects can I do at a time?

As many as you want! Our model is designed to be flexible in adding additional creatives to your plan and working on multiple projects at a time. The number of projects you can work on simultaneously, without add-ons, entirely depends on the scope of work and how many Creatives are included in your plan. For instance, the Plus plan includes two Creatives capable of handling two projects simultaneously, while the Premium plan provides three Creatives able to manage three projects at the same time.

What payment options does Designity offer?

We offer three payment methods: ACH, credit card, and cryptocurrency (ETH or BTC). ACH and cryptocurrency payments do not incur any fees. However, credit card payments will include an additional 3% processing fee.

You're obligated to make payments according to the frequency you initially signed up for, until you choose to cancel your plan. All plan payments are due upon receipt of the invoice and are subject to pricing increases if payments are made after this period. For more detailed information, please refer to the Designity Terms of Use.

What is the client onboarding process at Designity?

Once you sign up for the trial and complete the onboarding process, you'll be assigned to a Creative Director who has deep experience in your industry. This individual will serve as your primary point of contact, project manager, chief collaborator, and quality assurance specialist.

Following this, you will engage in a kick-off call with your Creative Director, which will mark the start of your collaboration with your new cross-functional team. During this call, you'll discuss a project to be completed during the trial period. Your Creative Director will compile a comprehensive project brief along with a detailed timeline. This will provide you with a clear understanding of the project's duration and its various stages.

Finally, your dedicated Creative Director will assign suitable Creatives from Designity's verified network (such as graphic designers, copywriters, video producers, etc.) and will oversee their progress to ensure the delivery of hassle-free, high-quality outputs.

All collaboration takes place through Designity's technology-enabled portal and our fully managed process. You'll have weekly video calls with your team, consistent access to the timeline, and source files available at all times, ensuring complete transparency throughout the process.

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