Design Cloud for Agencies

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Save thousands on graphic design, without any compromise on quality.

Save thousands on graphic design, without any compromise on quality.

Design Cloud is a fast, flexible and affordable design support tool for agencies of all shapes and sizes.

We exist to take the small day-to-day graphic design tasks off your plate that often cause a bottleneck and slow down productivity.

Adding one of our in-house designers to your team instantly increases your capacity at a significantly lower cost than hiring a new member of staff or outsourcing the work to freelancers.

All you pay is one simple flat-rate monthly fee and there’s no limit on the amount of work you can send us, plus no extra charges for revisions.

Sound too good to be true? Read on or book a demo with one of our product specialists to find out more about how it works.

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What type of agencies do we work with?

Marketing & PR Agencies

Who are frustrated with outsourcing to freelancers and need access to a graphic designer on a consistent schedule to deliver their client or inhouse work.

Branding & Design Agencies

Who need to free up their lead designers time to focus on higher-value projects rather than being overrun with small time-consuming design jobs.

Social Media Ad & PPC Agencies

Who need razor-sharp social media content or a cost-effective, efficient solution for testing multiple digital ad design variations on a regular basis.

SEO & Content Marketing Agencies

Who need stunning visual content like infographics and charts for blogs and articles on a consistent schedule, without the hassle or expense of hiring a full time team member.

Growing Agencies & Start Ups

Who need help to scale their graphic design output without the risk of employing a full-time member of staff.

Software Agencies

Who don’t have in house designers, but need simple front end web design without the risk or cost of hiring another full-time member of staff.

Financial Services

Buddy Loans

Who are Buddy Loans? Buddy Loans are a Financial Services business who have worked hard to build an approachable and professional brand that creates straightforward financial solutions for clients. Having an existing small internal marketing team and a well-established brand, what made them choose Design Cloud to outsource their graphic design? The Bottleneck To strengthen

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What kind of work does Design Cloud do for agencies?

Our design scope in broad and there’s not much we can’t work on – Here’s our design scope as a guide. If there’s something we’ve not listed below, get in touch and we’ll let you know if we can do it.

These are just examples of the type of work we do for agencies. If there’s something specific that you need and its not listed, get in touch and we’ll let you know if we can cover it.

  • Resizing existing designs
  • Point of sale graphics
  • Removing backgrounds
  • Exhibition graphics
  • Restaurant menus
  • Youtube graphics
  • Presentation graphics
  • Brand guide books
  • Vehicle graphics

Design Cloud PRO: Additional Features

Design Cloud PRO users receive same-day turnaround on revisions (depending on the complexity) and benefit from direct communication with their designer via Slack and an expanded design scope

Design Cloud PRO Agencies
  • Websites & landing pages
  • Logo design* (with a clear concept or direction provided)
  • Corporate brochures
  • Communicate with your designer directly via Slack
  • Web & mobile app design
  • Presentations & slide decks
  • Advanced infographics
  • Same day turn around on revisions*

Whats included with a Design Cloud subscription?

No matter which subscription plan you choose, every Design Cloud client is guaranteed the following:

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Design Cloud Portal

A simple, slick and bespoke app where you can manage your account, submit design requests and revisions, and review your completed designs. Available on both desktop and mobile, the Design Cloud portal is ready to access whenever and wherever you need it.

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Professional UK Design Team

All of our designers are in-house and based at our office in Spinningfields, Manchester. We don’t outsource work overseas or through a network of freelancers.

99% of the time you’ll be dealing with the same designer. If your designer is off sick or on holiday, another member of the team will jump in to deliver your work.

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Swift, stress-free sign-up

Once you sign up to Design Cloud, you’ll receive a dedicated designer within 24 hours and you can start submitting design requests straight away. Wave goodbye to those time-consuming meetings and interviews, and say hello to an efficient design service.

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Unlimited requests & revisions

There’s no limit to the number of designs requests you can submit (this includes revisions too). Our designers will work through each request one at a time in the order you submitted them, and as soon as the request at the top of your list is finished and approved, we’ll get to work on your next one right away.

If you need to reprioritise your requests, just let your designer know.

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Quick turnaround times

Just like your agency, we pride ourselves on producing high-quality work turned around efficiently. Once you submit a design request, you can expect to receive your finished design within 1-2 business days (depending on the complexity), making us especially useful for those urgent tasks that you need doing at short notice.

The same timeframe applies to any revisions you submit. With a Design Cloud PRO or Design Cloud Teams plan, you can even get revisions back the very same day.

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Fully scalable design service

Design Cloud is what you could call a ‘pay as you grow’ model. If you have a large project you need help with quickly, you can easily scale up your output by adding another designer to your team with just a few clicks and you can just as easily scale back your design team when your demands die down.

What we don't do....

What we don't do....

While the list of things we can design is rather long (as you can see above!), our work is firmly rooted in graphic design. Unfortunately, that means we can’t help you with animated 3D video, CAD (computer-aided design, most commonly used in product design), SEO (search engine optimisation) or copywriting.

We’re also not a branding agency. While we’re a friendly bunch who love to help, we can’t sit down, have a coffee with you and come up with a visual identity for your business from scratch. We specialise in bringing to life your existing ideas. So if you already have a clear design concept (including specific fonts, colours or images) for your company but don’t have the time, skills or available personnel to make it happen, then great, that’s where we can help!

If you are looking for help with branding, video, animation, copywriting or any of the non-Design Cloud services mentioned above, we work with multiple award-winning agencies across all areas of digital and we’ll be happy to introduce you to them.

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Common agency headaches that Design Cloud can help to resolve...

From experience, we’re very familiar with the kind of design-related issues that different agencies tend to face.

Branding & Design Agencies

Branding & Design Agencies

Lead graphic designers aren’t cheap. As a design agency, you want their skills and experience being dedicated to high-value and high-priority projects, not smaller design tasks that cause a bottleneck. Otherwise, you aren’t maximising your team’s talents.

Adding a Design Cloud designer to your team instantly increases your capacity at a significantly lower cost vs hiring another member of staff or outsourcing the work to a freelancer. All you pay is one flat-rate monthly fee and there is no limit on the amount of work you can send us.

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Marketing & PR Agencies

Marketing & PR Agencies

If you’re a marketing or PR agency that doesn’t have an in-house design team, the cost of outsourcing all of your design work to freelancers who charge by the hour can quickly become a burden. In addition to this, using freelancers can be inconsistent, especially if they’re unable to work on a regular schedule.

Design Cloud instantly solves this issue, for a low flat-rate monthly fee, you can add a designer to your team and work with them every day of the week.

 

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PPC Focused Agencies

PPC Focused Agencies

Competition is intense in the world of social media and PPC marketing. You need compelling designs that can cut through the constant stream of content, conversations and controversy, especially when it comes to social media.

With Design Cloud, you can get high-quality graphic design work that can grab peoples’ attention and help drive clicks and conversions. Plus, our fast turnarounds means you can get your designs quickly to meet the demands of the fast-paced online world.

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SEO & Content Marketing Agencies

SEO & Content Marketing Agencies

Engage your users more with razor-sharp blog graphics and web banners to help with better CRO. Your focus is on writing powerful content and boosting search engine rankings, not necessarily on design. However, content and SEO campaigns still need to look pretty in order to maximise click-through rates and conversions, but it might not make sense for your agency to hire a full-time designer.

By adding one of our professional designers to your team, you can enhance your website/blog content with razor-sharp graphics that will engage readers, improve the user experience and help to supercharge your SEO campaigns.

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Growing Agencies & Start Ups

Growing Agencies & Start Ups

If you are a growing agency things can change quickly and the addition of one big client can suddenly leave your design team swamped and overstretched. If you find yourself in the position where your team may not be big enough to cope with the demand, adding a Design Cloud designer to your team gives you additional resource with out the hefty price tag of a new employee or hourly rates of a freelancer.

As a start-up agency, you need to stand out from the crowd and set yourself apart from the competition; bold, eye-catching graphic design can help you achieve this.

However, in these early stages, you may not have the capital available to hire a full-time designer or pay the hourly rates of freelancers.

Design Cloud is a professional, reliable yet low-cost solution that can give your agency the stunning graphics it needs to make a strong first impression and set the stage for future success.

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Answers to some of the most common questions that agencies ask us

What does Design Cloud cost?

What does Design Cloud cost?

You can choose from three different subscription plans, depending on your needs and budget: Design Cloud Standard, Design Cloud PRO and Design Cloud Teams. After you’ve chosen which plan you want, you then decide how long you want the service for: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.

Thanks to our discount system, the longer you sign up for, the more money you’ll save. Signing up for 12 months will save you 15% on the price of your plan. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a long-term contract, you can simply subscribe on a month-to-month basis and still reap the benefits of our design service.

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How does Design Cloud work?

How does Design Cloud work?

Design Cloud is simple: submit a design request through our bespoke Design Cloud portal, we’ll review your request to make sure we have everything we need, and we’ll send you back a finished design within 1-2 business days.

We’re an unlimited design service, meaning you can submit as many design requests as you please. If you aren’t 100% happy with a design, simply submit a revision. Our process works like a queue, so each revision is treated as a new priority and will be completed with the same turnaround. There’s no limit to the number of revisions you can make.

Submit a request

Everything starts by submitting a design request through the easy to use Design Cloud dashboard or via email.

We review and get to work

Our team will review your request to make sure we have everything we need and get back to you if we have any questions.

You receive your design

You’ll receive your design back for approval. If you need to make a revision, just submit another design request.

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How do we submit design requests?

How do we submit design requests?

No matter which subscription plan you choose, you get a dedicated professional designer as standard. Design Cloud Teams subscribers can add an additional designer to their team at extra cost, allowing you to supercharge your design output.

When submitting a design request, be sure to include as much detail as possible, such as specific colours, fonts and shapes. So long as you can describe or explain your idea to us, we can bring it to life for you.

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How do we communicate with our Design Cloud designer?

How do we communicate with our Design Cloud designer?

Using a design subscription service doesn’t mean sacrificing communication. With a Design Cloud PRO account, you get real-time collaboration with your designer(s) via Slack while Design Cloud Teams subscribers get up to one team video meeting per month. Because all of our designers are based in the UK, you don’t have to worry about your design briefs getting lost in translation or delayed by time zone differences. Plus, no matter which plan you have, our dedicated UK-based customer support team are always just an email or phone call away.

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Is Design Cloud a white labeled service?

Is Design Cloud a white labeled service?

Absolutely. We work with complete discretion and we’ll never publish the work we do for your clients online without your permission.

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Why is effective graphic design important to agencies?

Why is effective graphic design important to agencies?

Graphic design plays a crucial role in today’s fast-paced environment. A well-planned graphic design strategy ensures your agency is visually consistent throughout all aspects of your marketing. Additionally, it will improve the brand identity and brand recognition in the mind of your clients. This means you will only need to glance at a piece of marketing material, and the brand will resonate with the viewer. Think of brands such as Lacoste and Reebok – the moment you hear those names, you automatically visualise their logos. You also immediately understand what these brands stand for. Athleticism, reliability, and high quality, to name a few. This is what a good graphic design agency, such as Design Cloud, can help you achieve. One of the additional features we have as part of the Design Cloud Pro package includes a logo design with the concept and direction provided by you. 

 

A good graphic design will help you to communicate all the information you need through various marketing materials – be it an ebook that consumers can download on your website or a business card sharing your contact information to a potential client to help you generate new business. 

 

Speaking of generating new business, a good design agency collaborates with you to create attractive visuals that can help communicate your latest deals, business developments, and services. A good graphic designer will be able to persuade your customers to take some form of action, be it signing up to a new service or visiting your online sale. At Design Cloud, we offer unlimited graphic design services with unlimited revisions. This means you can request as many visuals as necessary, from social media ads to newsletters, which can be tweaked and adjusted to the point where you are happy with them. These revisions come at no extra charge. Your designated designer will be able to liaise with you about the time frame for each task. If you are working on a strict time schedule, it is possible to scale up your design needs and work with two designers. In this instance, you will need to get in touch with the sales team and adjust this on your account dashboard accordingly. 

The types of graphic designs that we can create

The types of graphic designs that we can create

We are able to design an array of documents for all businesses and organisations depending on your needs. For example, if you are a new business or an existing business looking to design your website, this is something we can help you with. In order for us to do this, you need to be signed up to our Design PRO package, which provides you with benefits such as front-end web and app UI design, as well as complex infographic design with unlimited requests and revisions. Once you’ve signed up, all we need is the content you want to be featured on the site along with any licensed photos you want us to use. Each page will be optimised to ensure it sits nicely on all devices giving the user an optimal visual experience regardless of if they are viewing the site on a desktop or on a mobile phone device. Each page will require its own brief and the pictures associated with that page. As a result, each new page you wish to be designed will need to submit a new request. Do not worry, we offer unlimited requests and revisions as part of your account – this includes web design. 

However, if it is back-end website development you are after, this is separate from the services we offer. Of course you are more than welcome to use the designs created by us and have them uploaded by your in-house developer; however, if this is not for you, we are always happy to recommend any web development agency partners who will be able to assist you with this. You can find out more about the website services we offer here.

All designs related to your business, from landing pages and brochures to display banners, are an indication to the outside world of just how professional you are. Ensuring all your designs have a professional appearance to them sets you apart from your competitors and is a great way to entice new customers to use your agency and invest in your services. This adds credibility to your business as customers are more likely to purchase products or try a service from a credible organisation. 

The quality of your design is what will set you apart and in turn what sets us apart as a graphic design agency. A good graphic design piece will be an original creation and represent the standard of the business you wish to uphold. With Design Cloud, you get a professional dedicated design team based in the UK. In most cases, the same designer will be working on your request so you can build a relationship with them. This allows the designer to confirm exactly what your business is about and what you are looking for in your design. We work with small and large businesses alike offering a fully scalable design service so you can increase or decrease your design demands as you see fit. 

A key to consistent customer service is engagement. Engagement from the brand to its customers. Whether that is through an informative engaging newsletter (informative being the operative word) or a shareable infographic design ensures your audience remains engaged with your business that little bit longer. 

All good graphic designers should add a flair of creativity to what they are hoping to achieve. Creativity is what helps you to stand out from the crowd. With the use of social media and the online space, the race to stand out is high. You need to establish the tone of your design, the style, and its identity, making sure it is in line with the overall business and able to invoke the emotions you are hoping for. 

A good graphic designer will help you establish a good relationship with your employees as well as your clients. If the entire agency has the same designed notebooks, pens, and presentation decks, for example, your business will be more able to enforce the collective feeling of togetherness within the team. This is subsequently projected to potential clients and will be a selling point when it comes to them using the services you offer. 

At Design Cloud, we also help you stand out with clients by designing one-of-a-kind merchandise that you can present to them as gifts.  A comfortable sweatshirt or soft t-shirt is something people hold on to for months, if not years. You can work with our designers to capture your brand on a hoodie and t-shirt so your customers and clients can be reminded of you for a long time.

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