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How does Design Cloud work?

How does Design Cloud work?

We understand that graphic design that actually gets you noticed takes a lot of time to produce and that, in order to get all the content you need for a strong marketing strategy, lots of graphic design support is needed. Design Cloud graphic design subscription plans are an affordable solution to get unlimited support with any of your graphic design projects by experienced, UK-based graphic designers.

All of our subscription plans offer three fundamental benefits; unlimited design requests, unlimited brands and unlimited users. This means that anyone in your business can submit a design request directly to your design queue and have it worked on by an expert designer. We also pride ourselves on an average turnaround of just one business day depending on the complexity of your design request. With our flat rate graphic design subscriptions, you can get that vital extra graphic design support without the risks and additional costs that come with hiring freelancers or a new in-house graphic designer.

How it works

How does a Design Cloud graphic design subscription work?

How it works

Submit social media design tasks via the app or email

With any Design Cloud plan, you can use our app or email to submit as many design requests to your queue as you need. There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be in your queue!

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Work with a UK-based graphic designer every day

Communicate with your dedicated designer as they work through your design request every working day.

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Ask for as many revisions as you need

Our aim is always to get it right the first time round but if you have any extras you need when you receive your completed design – just let your designer know via the app or email!

Here's some of our previous social media design

UV Instagram social media post
Energize Feefo review social media post
Aly & Fila Facebook social media post design
Energize recruitment social media graphic design
Everything Tech Offer social media graphic design
FSOE Digital Facebook Post
Fuse 2 Facebook Post
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What is the social media design service?

What is the social media design service?

Social media visuals are now key for any business in creating a clear, strong online presence. The team here at Design Cloud offer various design options and can create an unlimited amount of social media graphics for your social profiles, as part of your monthly fee. This is ideal for showcasing your brand identity and improving your brand visibility on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. 

As long as you come to us with an idea of what your brand should look like visually, then we can get started on creating some high-quality social media designs for your online space. There isn’t much we can’t do, so requests for all styles – such as profile picture designs, images for stories, carousels, cover image designs and infographics – are welcomed (and yes, that does include memes). 

If you’re looking to show off your brand personality and strengthen your online identity with engaging design and visuals, our social media content design service is ideal for you. Capturing the attention of social media channel users isn’t easy when there’s so much content out there already, but our graphic designers are experts in creating visual content that truly captures the awareness of your audience. Feel free to take a look at examples of the work we have done for previous clients if you need any further convincing!

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Why is social media design so important?

Why is social media design so important?

Graphic design isn’t simply nice layouts, cool fonts and interesting images. It’s not as simple as uploading a photo, adding a filter and hoping for the best. It’s so much more than that. Creating high-quality graphics for your business’s social media platforms is an essential part of your social media strategy. A carefully considered design strategy is a useful tool for advertising your products or services and to tell your company story. It also sends a clear message to people online and allows you to grab the user’s attention through your social accounts. 

Why improve your social design now?

Why improve your social design now?

Now, more than ever in today’s virtual landscape, first impressions count and time isn’t on your side – people make instant judgements. You need a strong social media presence with consistency in your visual identity. Social media users will be quick to form an opinion of your business simply based on how it appears on their newsfeeds. So, it goes without saying – you want to look your best and make your first impression count. Visual identities make a difference – that’s where we come in.

Impressive graphics and a strong first impression are crucial for standing out. Businesses are faced with numerous competitor brands across popular platforms, so it’s important to strongly convey who you are and differentiate yourself from competitors. As well as your competitors, there are other social media posts to contend with. People are inundated with posts on their news feeds every single day. You need to cut through the noise and reach your target audience. It takes a carefully crafted graphic to be memorable, but we can create just that!

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The Design Cloud process

The Design Cloud process

Whenever you’re ready to get started with the design process, the first step is to log in and submit a request through our portal or by email, if you’d prefer. Submitting a request requires minimal effort – it couldn’t be easier! Our team will then look at your request, and they may ask some further questions about your requirements if necessary. You then leave it with us and we get to work – this is where the magic happens! Once we’re done, we’ll send it back to you for approval. If you’d like us to make any changes, just submit another request and we’ll make the amendments. You have full control, so we’re always happy to make edits where necessary.

Our approach to offering services in a simple but scalable way makes us a go-to resource for SMEs, marketing agencies and sales teams alike. We’re not a traditional agency or a marketplace, but a straightforward and high-quality graphic design service. We are more affordable than hiring an in-house team, but are still highly reliable and extremely passionate about delivering the best social media graphics that prices from £549 a month can buy. Our package prices do vary, but they are all a fixed flat fee, meaning that there are no sneaky additional charges to catch you out. As for our designers, they’re the best in the business and know the best practices when it comes to graphics. We never outsource our work – our team is employed directly by us and have a strong background in design and commercial experience.

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What social media design can we help you with?

What social media design can we help you with?

Social media design encompasses visual content used for digital marketing. This includes social media graphics for posts to your Facebook timeline or blogs, consistent branding for your Twitter background and Facebook profile, social media graphic design for use on Instagram, and even design ads for social media.

In the modern age of technology, social media is becoming increasingly important as a tool for customer service and marketing. Because of this, people are constantly looking at new social media posts, from the moment they wake up until they go to sleep! For this reason, it is important to make sure your brand will benefit from effective social media graphic design. As first impressions really count, your social media design should pack a punch and make a difference – and that’s where we excel.

What are the benefits of social media design by a professional graphic design agency?

What are the benefits of social media design by a professional graphic design agency?

Social media graphics, designed by the team at our unique graphic design agency in Manchester, can help you to create a strong, recognisable online presence for your brand. Not only that, but we can make sure your branding is consistent across all of your social media platforms, from LinkedIn and TikTok to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Consistent and eye-catching social media graphics and branding are key to building up brand recognition, brand awareness, and customer engagement. This is because posts with effective social media graphics are more likely to be shared, reposted, and liked.

The same goes for social media ad design. A recognisable brand image promoted on social media through advertisements can make your brand seem more professional and memorable. The right design for your ads on social media will therefore connect potential customers with your company and its products or services.

All social media users who encounter your social media graphic design will make initial judgements and perceptions about your brand, within seconds of seeing your graphics. This means that professional social media design can make users associate your brand with being a top-quality product, which will make them more inclined to visit your business to learn more about what you can offer.

Design Cloud: the best unlimited graphic design service for your social media design

Design Cloud: the best unlimited graphic design service for your social media design

Social media graphic design isn’t as simple as posting cool fonts, quirky images, and funky layouts, or using an old photo edited with a basic filter. Your social media design strategy should be carefully considered, grabbing the user’s attention, sending a clear message about your brand, and telling your story.

With so much riding on the success of your social media design, it’s time to call in the professionals! Our team of designers at Design Cloud can create impressive social media graphics that cut through the noise, giving you that edge over your competitors.

The power of social media marketing for your business

The power of social media marketing for your business

We are set to spend a whopping 22 years, one month, and four days of our lives online, meaning your customers are constantly scrolling and consuming information, content and – most importantly – marketing. Businesses who consider their social media presence and marketing strategy to be important are more likely to create a buzz in saturated online spaces, where it’s a real fight to maintain users’ attention and stay relevant against competitive digital marketing.

Customers might only spend a few moments scrolling through popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but well-designed social media graphics, when combined with valuable digital content and strong messaging, are key in building brand awareness, recognition, and customer trust.

Utilising engaging visual content on social media profiles, especially aspects such as backgrounds, cover photos, design advertisements, Instagram Stories, or a stand-out graphic for timelines or blogs, will draw the eye to your content and encourage further reading. Your audiences’ brains process visuals about 60,000 times faster than text, so the sooner you incorporate graphic design into your social media strategy, the faster your online profiles can get to work in attracting the right kind of people! 

Aside from getting your business out there in the ether of the internet, the more nuanced benefits of having strong social media design can’t be understated. The ability for your brand to consistently tell a story to millions of people and strike meaningful connections in a digital age is important, especially as customers still look for something they can relate to on a more personal level. Content that not only informs clients about services or products but lets your demographic understand what makes your business tick, as well as gives insight into the realities behind your messaging, stokes trust. And that can’t be bought. However, drawing your clients to a well-crafted post complete with brand-aligning graphic design? That can certainly help.

On a practical note, creating strong social media design that is linked to clickable content is a useful tool in your brand’s social media ecosystem, allowing you to glean data on your customer’s browsing and buying habits. Many social media platforms have built-in analytics that show you how many visitors are interested in your graphics and content, if they clicked any calls to action, and how long they stayed on certain pages. These statistics help you cultivate a content strategy and understand your audience, giving you clues on what sort of content boosts social media engagement. If you want deeper insights, there are plenty of analytics companies that will be able to create an in-depth report for your business.

Being present and active across a number of social platforms will also help your business establish itself, giving you more options to advertise and tailor your design content accordingly, letting you showcase variety no matter what you are promoting. Advertising opportunities embedded in websites like Facebook or Instagram, which encourage users to interact with your content, are fantastic for showing off your savvy social media design. Thanks to features such as ‘carousels’ or ‘swipe-up’ prompts, which allow you to display a number of different products or services, it is now even easier for customers to get to the things you want to shout about.

The different types of social media graphics and their uses

The different types of social media graphics and their uses

You can really get those creative juices flowing with social media design. For every business, there’s a platform that’ll suit it down to the ground: meaning the only limits are your imagination (within the guidelines of your brand identity, of course!) 

Thanks to websites and their ability to host a number of multimedia features, there are plenty of opportunities to experiment with social media graphics. In order to keep your client base interested and draw in new ones, you need to keep things fresh and varied. The best way to do this is by posting different types of social media graphics, and with the help of our Unlimited Graphic Design Services, one of our talented designers can create a host of eye-catching assets for any of your business’ social accounts.

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From creative ads that evoke your brand messaging to high-quality product photos and even team pictures, photos are one of the most effective ways to draw your customer’s attention. Ensuring they are genuinely interesting and relevant to your business will go a long way too, so building up a stock of high-quality photos for your graphic designer to use in their marketing concept isn’t a bad idea. Failing that, think about what sort of product images will have the Marie Kondo effect and, as she says, ‘spark joy’ in your target market

A picture really can speak a thousand words, so it pays to spend some time defining the imagery and photography that will form the backbone of your brand.

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Infographics

Once confined to business meetings and flipcharts, infographics work on a similar principle to the old-fashioned photograph and are now commonly used across social media platforms. Injecting a truly eye-opening statistic about your business or a fun fact (everyone loves one of those) on a brand-aligned graphic is a great way to break up a timeline, all while keeping your messaging at the forefront of the user’s mind. 

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Quotes

Personality is what makes beautiful graphic design really sing, so making sure your brand’s ‘voice’ is heard with quotes from people you admire – or even yourself – is a great way to establish your business’ tone. A quote can set the mood of your social media feed on a day-to-day basis and opens up plenty of opportunities to create shareable graphics and content.

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Blog images

It takes a lot of energy to create regular, up-to-date blog posts and resources that your customers want to read, so make sure it looks professional with graphics and photos that are in line with your branding. To encourage more clicks and boost your posts’ ‘shareability’, creating different thumbnails and images to improve their potential reach. Peppering your blog with relevant imagery will also encourage your followers to stay on your page for longer and prompt link exploration – something that their algorithm will note for next time. After all, a good-looking post will always find its people!

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Questions

Opening up the conversation to your customers and demographic has never been easier, thanks to embedded features on social media apps like Instagram, Twitter polls and Facebook. Asking your audience timely questions – even ones for a bit of fun! – can break up an otherwise monotonous feed and get those grey cells thinking. Tied in with some dynamic graphic design, questions are a fantastic way to get that all-important personality across.

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Tips, tricks and life hacks

Show that your brand is an expert voice in your sector with some ultra-shareable tips and life hacks. These popular advice segments can bolster your customer’s confidence in a product or service, almost by giving them an ‘inside scoop’ on great things to try or new methods of use to think about – perfect for an audience keen on getting involved. Plus, this is another great way to engage with your user base and find out what sort of content resonates with them, while giving you the opportunity to ‘reward’ their time with exclusive hacks and tips.

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.

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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.

What do you need to do before the design process?

What do you need to do before the design process?

If you’re thinking of giving your social media channels a new look, you’re probably wondering what you need to do before you get in touch with us for an Unlimited Graphic Design Package. Well, like any design process, it will likely help to jot down your social media strategy in advance, determining what will work best for your business. While we can’t help with the strategy itself, our many talents lie in making the visual good-stuff that will bring it to life – our experienced team of graphic designers are here to offer an affordable solution no matter how big or small your project is. 

Before sending us a design brief detailing what graphic design components you’d like for your social media presence, making sure you’ve done some research into what will work best for your type of business and target audience will streamline the design process. If you mainly operate on an Instagram account, image-focused graphic design and content will work best with their user base and algorithm, while Twitter is great for brand-cohesive illustration and short, impactful copy that includes relevant keywords.

Understanding which assets will resonate with your demographic will also help us create good-looking and effective graphic design, while eliminating chances of miscommunication or time-consuming redos. Consulting a marketing agency to help with content creation, your brand voice or further research into successful case studies will help you narrow down what you need to make your social channels stand out and work alongside a range of algorithms.

Outlining your online identity alongside your mission statements will give us a better idea as to what kind of graphic design best suits your needs. A professional, authoritative brand will probably suit reliable, sleek – but not boring! – design for its target audience, rather than overly playful illustration and fonts. 

Also noting any imagery or existing assets like brand colours, related fonts and logos (in a variety of sizes, should we need them) is also helpful for us to have on-hand prior to the design process. This will inform our designers as to what components to include and refer to when creating the visuals for your social media pages, making sure everything flows. That way, your graphic designer can give you a proper run-down as to the proposed timeline of your project, what to expect and how our striking graphics will incorporate the tone and feel of your business.

Tips and tricks for effective social media design

Tips and tricks for effective social media design

It might seem like a given, but strategising the goal of each of your channels will give your social media graphic design sharper purpose. If you have a number of different accounts, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, a separate goal for each one can actually achieve better results when it informs their design. If you decide your Instagram will be used to show graphics of your newest, most exciting products, then your audience knows exactly where to go if they want to see the latest release or product drop. Perhaps your Facebook page will then be used for updates and to cultivate conversations with customers who wish to interact with your brand and its community. Each post should have a defined purpose within your larger social media strategy, which should garner attention, clicks, sales and useful analytic data for you to use. 

If you haven’t already done so, choosing a bold and decisive colour palette to splash across your social media pages is an excellent way to grab your audience’s attention and get them engaged with your content. A lot can be said for how our brains translate and interpret colour, so getting creative with how you use it on your branding, logos and within your imagery is a sure-fire way to make a statement. While negative space can help your content breathe and make sure your website isn’t cluttered, ensuring your graphic design is as attention-grabbing as possible with pleasing colours and effective aesthetics gives your social channels the best of both worlds. Finding out what sort of colour palettes will work best for your audience couldn’t be easier, especially if you do a bit of reading into colour theory and psychology. Turns out you can say it best by saying nothing at all. 

Even if you are updating the look of multiple social media accounts, it is important to keep the style and tone across the board as consistent as possible. Regularly scheduling social posts that align with recognisable aspects of your brand, such as colour, logos, theme and tone, taps into a positive brand image – one of the most important things to cultivate as a business. From the tone of your tweets to the imagery on your Instagram, making sure your audience knows your business on the very first click is invaluable.