Branding Agency Manchester

Say hello to Design Cloud. A next-generation branding & identity service.

Simple, scalable, reliable branding agency with flat-rate pricing.

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A modern branding agency that offers you more

A modern branding agency that offers you more

Welcome to Design Cloud, the branding agency in Manchester that offers you a budget-friendly way to work with professional graphic designers to build your brand through beautiful graphics. We offer a range of unlimited graphic design plans so that you can work with a dedicated designer to create assets like logo design, brochures, letter headers, business cards and much more for just one flat rate every month. No contracts and no scary hidden costs.

Each of our graphic design subscription plans offer unlimited design requests, users, brands and revision requests. On both our Agency Plan and Pro plan, you can request as many branding assets as needed including web banners, landing page designs, and social media content.

Your company’s brand is more than simply its logo or colour scheme, although these are crucial elements of it. The brand essentially sums up what your business is fundamentally about. Therefore, with a strong brand, you can inspire just the right reaction from your target customers. 

It’s clear to see, then, that your company’s brand is many things: its name, its positioning in the market, its voice, its style and, yes, its logo and colour scheme. All of these things are intertwined; when you don’t get one of these aspects right, the others could soon start faltering.

This is why you should make sure your brand has solid foundations before you ask us to create graphic elements for that brand. It’s also why we will familiarise ourselves with every part of it before we start work on the graphic design that will illuminate the message you already have in mind.

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What's included in a Design Cloud graphic design plan?

What's included in a Design Cloud graphic design plan?

At Design Cloud we offer three unlimited graphic design subscription plans standard, agency and pro plans to suit every budget and graphic design support demand. Every service we offer can also be tailored to your particular needs by adding a custom number of dedicated designers to get as much or as little graphic design work completed as you need! We don’t need you to sign any contracts to sign up and will give you access to a risk-free 14 day period within which, if you don’t like the design work we send over, we will refund you no questions asked. The subscription plans can work on a month-to-month basis and so can be cancelled at any time. There are no hidden costs, the price of the plan is the final price you pay!

We do have a discount system in place which means that if you sign up for 12 months, you’ll save 15% on the price of your subscription. If you’re just looking to test our flat rate subscription and don’t want to commit yet, not a problem! Just sign up for our month-to-month subscription plan.

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What makes Design Cloud different to traditional branding agencies in Manchester?

What makes Design Cloud different to traditional branding agencies in Manchester?

At Design Cloud, we are different to traditional branding agencies because we operate on unlimited graphic design subscription plans which give you access to working with a dedicated professional graphic designer to access as many branding assets as you need.

Whilst we don’t actually create brand concepts, if you have an idea of the logo you want creating then our designers will be able to bring it to life. You can also submit as many design requests as you like through the app or email for branding assets like letter heads, brochures, business cards and social media graphics.

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The future of branding and visual identity services.

Unlimited brands

With our unlimited graphic design plans, we will work on the visual identity of as many brands as you like on one plan. Your designated designer will work on the requests in your queue every day.

Unlimited logo design

If you have an idea on the logo you want creating, we are confident our UK-based designers can achieve your vision. Since we are an unlimited graphic design agency, you can submit as many logo design requests as you like.

Expert marketing assets

To build up your brand identity you’ll need cohesive design through all of your marketing assets. Our flat-rate unlimited graphic design service allows you to submit requests for a whole host of assets like brochures and landing page designs.

What is Branding Design?

What is Branding Design?

Branding design includes the collection of visuals that you use to help others identify your brand. This includes your logo design, website  and landing page design as well as lots of other visual elements. At Design Cloud, our team of graphic designers can create assets such as a logo and colour scheme and run that design through all your other marketing assets including brochures, business cards, landing page design, product packaging and much more.

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Boost your brand today with brilliant design

Boost your brand today with brilliant design

The team here at Design Cloud can help you to design logos and a wide variety of other branding materials. As long as you already have an idea of what your brand should look like and represent, we can help you create your business cards, brochures, product packaging, and more.

Improve your visual identity and boost your brand identity online with an unlimited, fixed-rate graphic design service, based in the heart of Manchester. We supply high-quality graphic design with a rapid turnaround. Book a demo with us today to walk through the Design Cloud platform and see how we can help show off your brand.

Why is graphic design crucial to companies’ branding efforts?

No matter what kind of work your business does, it can use visual wizardry to succinctly tell people what, at heart, the company stands for. For example, neutral colours like black and white can suit the formality of law firms, while vibrant colours would reflect the boundless creativity of art studios.

Just look at the visual identity of Apple, where the white, crisp lines of its website and other publicity materials evoke the attention to detail the corporation pays to its products. Meanwhile, the iconic Coca-Cola logo is reminiscent of the adventurous attitude of many people who consume the drink.

In a sense, then, your company’s graphical elements are like the public face of its brand, implicitly communicating various characteristics of your business – such as its principles, culture, value proposition and key differentiators, as well as where you position your products in their market.

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How do we design our logos?

How do we design our logos?

We use Adobe® software to create our expertly designed logos. This industry-standard collection of design tools allows us to turn your brand ideas into reality, so you can begin to take your sector by storm! Our design agency based in Manchester embraces design expertise from various different backgrounds and capabilities, allowing us to bring a myriad of experience and skill to every logo and branding design project.

We do not come up with brand concepts, so you will need to have a good idea of what your brand should represent and what you want from your logo before we can design it for you. When you have developed your brand and are happy with the direction it is heading, we can then help you showcase it to the world via your logo, website, customer materials and anything else you need to get your name out there! With unlimited revisions and fast-turnaround, our team of expert designers can take the overarching vision you have for your company and transform it into a neat, sleek logo that represents and promotes you on any platform.

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What format will my logo be delivered in?

What format will my logo be delivered in?

We will provide you with the Adobe® layered files we used to create your logo, as well as the final image files. This means you’ll get your files delivered in Photoshop PSD, Illustrator AI, InDesign INDD etc. as well as in standard .jpg, .pdf and .png formats.

When our designers get to work, your artwork is structured on separate layers to make it easier to change one element of your logo at a time in the design phase. Otherwise, if we used flat files that contains everything on the same layer, we would have to start again every time you wanted to make a slight alteration to your logo! This also makes it easy for you to adapt in the future, should you need to. To find out more or to get started with your new branding materials, get in touch with Design Cloud – we’d be happy to show you around!

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When will I receive my designs?

When will I receive my designs?

We’re always keen to get your designs back to you within 24 hours of receiving your brief, but our turnaround time may be extended if you have a complex requirement that takes longer to complete. Your designer will be able to quote more accurate turnaround times based on your specific design brief and we’ll always keep you in the loop about the progress we’re making, via our online portal.

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How do I work with my designer on my design project?

How do I work with my designer on my design project?

Collaborating with your designer couldn’t be easier. Whilst you do the hard work when it comes to producing effective brand materials, you still have full control over the outcome and throughout the design process. With that in mind, we’ve made it easy for you to get in touch with your designer at any time. By logging into your online account, you can chat with your designer about the look you want, the progress they are making and any amendments you would like them to make. Our designers are all based in the UK, so it’s always easy to contact them. We never outsource our work, so timezones are never an issue here!

We’re a superior option to the usual branding agencies in Manchester

Many of the world’s best-known brands and logos started as just a simple idea in one person’s mind. However, making an idea look as good in the eyes of target audiences as it does to the entrepreneur or business owner who conceived it can undoubtedly be challenging. Fortunately, our branding agency in Manchester can help you to overcome this obstacle if it’s in your path.

Perhaps you know you want to project a sleek and professional image, but aren’t certain which colour combinations would best achieve this effect? Alternatively, you might already have a logo and branding colours but remain unsure how these should be depicted across an array of publicity channels. 

Reassuringly, our graphic design expertise covers many bases – including designing for websites, social media, emails and even ebooks. As you communicate your brand through a range of visual means, you can more successfully draw customers to your business.

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Book a demo to get started

To find out more or to get started with your new branding materials, get in touch with Design Cloud – we’d be happy to show you around! You can even try out our unlimited graphic design service by clicking ‘book a demo’, which will give you a free demo of our service with no commitments!

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What Our Customers Say

Customer experience is our number one priority. Here's what some of our clients have to say about us

How long does it take to get set up?

Once you’ve completed sign-up, you’ll receive your account log-in details and you’ll be able to start submitting design requests instantly through the app or via email. It typically it takes around 24hrs for us to get you set up with your designer and to get them working on your requests.

What does unlimited graphic design actually mean?

As a Design Cloud subscriber, there is no limitation to the number of design requests you can submit and there is no limitation on the number of revisions you can ask for either. You will not be charged a penny extra for submitting a large number of requests or making a large number of revisions.

One thing to keep in mind – Each round of revisions is treated as a new design request and this can affect the turnaround time of other design requests you have in your queue.

We’re Only Human….

Design Cloud designers are real humans. Your designer will work through the design requests in your queue, one task at a time. Once the request at the top of your queue is complete, they will move onto the next one.

Need more design work faster?

No problem at all. It’s easy to scale your output by adding another designer to your team which will allow you to double your daily graphic design output. This can be easily done from your account dashboard or by contacting our sales team.

I have more than one business, can I use one account?

Yes you can. All of our subscription plans come with unlimited brands. This means that you can use one subscription to submit design work for multiple businesses that you may own.

Just keep in mind that your designer will only work on one active request at a time from your queue.

Do you offer a trial?

Yes we do. We offer a 14 day risk-free trial on all of our services. If you don’t like the design work we create for you in the first 14 days, we’ll keep it and you can get a full refund, no questions asked. You can read more about how the trial works on our pricing page.

What are the turnaround times?

As a rough average, Design Cloud standard users will get most design requests delivered back to them the following business day.

Turnaround times on design requests will vary and generally depend on three factors:

1. How long you and your designer have been working together.

If you’ve been working with your designer for some time, you’ll have a great workflow in place, your designer will fully understand your brand, visual identity and your preferred style. This will speed up turnaround time significantly.

If you are new to Design Cloud and you’re submitting your first task with your new designer, you’ll more than likely receive your first design back in around 1-2 business days.

2. How complex the design request is.

For example, a simple social media graphic with simple text overlayed can be very quick to turnaround, whereas something like a multi-page powerpoint presentation or detailed corporate brochure will have a lot of layers that make up the design and will take significantly longer to produce.

Our customer experience team review all requests the moment they come through to assess complexity. If there’s a complex request we think will take longer than one business day to get back to you, we’ll reach out and let you know.

3. How many requests you have in your design queue.

Your designer will work on one request at a time. If you approve the request at the top of your queue when your designer sends it back to you, we’ll jump straight onto the next one. If you delay getting back to us about revisions and sign off, this will delay the rest of your design requests being worked on.

DesignCloud PRO

One of the perks of being a Design Cloud PRO user is that you’ll get real-time communication with your designer via Slack and faster turnaround times, including same-day design delivery.

Even though the PRO plan turnaround time is quicker (especially for revisions), the number of design requests you’ll get delivered each day will still differ depending on the complexity of each request sent, how long you’ve been working with your designer and what else you have at the top of your design queue.

Are you outsourcing work to freelance sites or overseas?

Absolutely not. We don’t outsource work overseas and we don’t use freelance sites or market places. All of our designers are in-house at our office in central Manchester. The digital capital of the north.

Who owns the creative work?

You own all of the design work that we create for you. Everything we do is made specifically for you and your brand. The moment we deliver the final design files to you, you have 100% ownership. We also provide you with the Adobe layered files we used to create your work in too ie: Photoshop PSD, Illustrator AI, InDesign INDD as well as in .jpg, .pdf, or .png.

Important information around stock images.

If we need to use stock images in your work, there are some important ownership/license restrictions that you need to be aware of. You can read about these here in our terms of service.

What can you design for me?

We can design almost anything for you so long as you can explain or show us what it is you want to create. Our design scope is broad, but firmly set in graphic design (at the moment)  if you’re looking for animated 3D video, CAD design, SEO, copywriting or a sandwich. We’re not going to be able to help you…

However, we work with multiple award-winning agencies across all areas of digital and we would be to introduce you.

We can also recommend some amazing sandwich shops in Manchester too. (We love sandwiches)

Here’s our official design scope. If there’s something we’ve not mentioned on the list, get in touch and we’ll let you know if it can be done.

Can you design my logo?

If you have a clear brief or idea for your logo design including specific fonts, colours or look, sure – We can bring your idea to life and design your logo as you described it.

We are not a branding agency.

If you don’t know what you want your logo to look like and you need help to develop a brand/logo/name from scratch, then we will happily put you in touch with one of award-winning branding agency partners.

Can you design my website?

Yes we can! You’ll need to be subscribed to a Design Cloud PRO or Enterprise plan to work on web design. We’ll need your website copy already written and ready to go and you’ll need to provide us with a clear page by page brief and send us any licensed photos you want to use too.

Each website page will be designed in three standard screen sizes. Desktop, Mobile, Tablet. Each page you want us to design for your site will need to be submitted as a new request.

Web Development

Web development is not included in any of our subscription plans. We can provide you with a separate price for the development, refer you to one of our web development agency partners or you can use the designs we produce for you and work with your existing developer to build it.

We're an Agency, can we use Design Cloud?

Absolutely. We love working with agencies and would love to talk to you about how we can help you.

We work particularly well with marketing agencies who are currently outsourcing their design work to freelancers, branding agencies who want to free up their lead designers from small design tasks that create a bottleneck and any agency using non-designers to create their graphics for their own social media channels. (There’s a lot of them about)

We’re not here to replace your existing designers, we’re here to offer an affordable, low risk solution to help you design at scale.

I'm a freelancer, can I use Design Cloud?

Yes! We love helping freelancers scale up their design output.

If you have a large project that requires a heavy amount of small graphic design tasks, you can focus on the larger areas of the project and we can help you work through the small stuff and reduce the time you spend designing until the twilight hours trying to meet deadlines.