A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, what if you could get both?
When it comes down to unlimited graphic design services, sometimes what you see really is what you get. Nowhere could that be more clear than when you compare Designed.co and Flocksy.
While they might seem similar at first glance, several differences set them apart and make choosing between the two much simpler.
Designed.co focuses on graphic design. In contrast, Flocksy provides nearly every type of creative service you might need for your brand marketing and promotion, all under one roof. What’s more, while it may seem like you’ll get your designs back faster because you’re getting a “design team” with Designed.co, our turnaround times are actually the same.
Both Designed.co and Flocksy offer design services that companies need to keep up with the competition and garden audience attention. However, if you’re a small business owner or an entrepreneurial startup, you’ll see that certain unlimited graphic design services are a better choice.
We both offer unlimited graphics for a flat monthly rate that you can cancel at any time. The big difference is what you’ll get each month.
In this Designed.co vs Flocksy review, we’ll cover:
Let’s dive in.
A Designed.Co vs Flocksy Comparison Table
To begin, here’s a side-by-side comparison of Designed.co and Flocksy.
|Least Expensive Package||$2,500/m||$499/m|
|Most Expensive Package||$10,000/m||$1,495/m|
|Graphic Design Included (yes/no)||Yes||Yes|
|Web Development Included (yes/no)||No||Yes, on higher tier|
|Video Editing Included (yes/no)||No||Yes, on higher tier|
|Voiceovers Included (yes/no)||No||Yes|
|Copywriting Included (yes/no)||No||Yes|
|Custom Illustrations Included (yes/no)||Yes||Yes|
|Motion Graphics Included (yes/no)||No||Yes, on higher tier|
|Average Turnaround Time||Graphics- 1 to 2 business days||Graphics- 24 hours or less|
Video- 24 to 48 hours
|Money Back Guarantee (days)||7 days||14 days|
Designed.co has four plans, each including unlimited designs, revisions, access to their platform, a weekly check-in phone call, and a design team with an art director, designer, and project manager. The significant differences between the plans are how long your team will be working on your projects monthly on each one.
The plans are as follows:
- $2,500/per month
- Single Priority
- 4-7 Medium-Size Projects
- 40 Hrs Design Time Equivalent
- 10 Hrs Art Direction & Project Management
- 30 Min Weekly Team Call
- $5,000/per month
- 2 Priorities
- 8-14 Medium-Size Projects
- 80 Hrs Design Time Equivalent
- 20 Hrs Art Direction & Project Management
- 1 Hr Weekly Team Call
- $7,500/per month
- 3 Priorities
- 12-21 Medium-Size Projects
- 120 Hrs Design Time Equivalent
- 30 Hrs Art Direction & Project Management
- 1.5 Hrs Weekly Team Call
- $10,000/per month
- 4 Project Priorities
- 16-28 Medium-Size Projects
- 160 Hrs Design Time Equivalent
- 40 Hrs Art Direction & Project Management
- 2 Hrs Weekly Team Call
Designed.co also offers one-time job quotes and recruiter services. However, the starting rate for a single social media post graphic is $500; for a digital ad, it’s $750 with an estimated three-day turnaround time.
Additionally, the plans do change based on the pre-paid terms. For example, the introductory package is $2,500 if you pre-pay for 12 months. However, if you want to pay on a monthly basis, it is $3,000 per month.
Designed.co also provides a seven-day money-back guarantee.
At Flocksy, we offer three plans that provide designs, videos, copywriting, and more. Our plans are as follows:
- Silver- $499/m- The Silver Plan offers access to the project queue, where projects are worked on a first-come, first-served basis and one at a time. You’ll get a designated creative team and can request whatever types of graphic design or custom illustration you might need. The team works in the US daytime and provides quick turnaround times, from as little as 12 hours. You’ll also get a dedicated project manager who’ll be there for anything you need. The best for many people is Flocksy’s excellent communication and update abilities through the Zapier integration (use Trello, Slack, Email, & more) and the platform Message Center.
- Gold- $995/m- You’ll get everything from the above Silver Plan, and you can start copywriting, video editing, motion graphics, logos & brand guides, and voice-over projects. You get double the output and an even faster turnaround time. Plus, you can ask for revisions via video and audio via Loom Video Messaging.
- Platinum- $1,495/m- You’ll get everything above and triple the output of the silver plan. You can also request web development projects, which come with PSD/Figma/Sketch to Drag-and-Drop Builders, PSD/Figma/Sketch to HTML, PSD/Figma/Sketch to Elementor, and PSD/Figma/Sketch to Divi.
Lastly, Designed.co and Flocksy both provide communication through easy-to-use dashboards. However, we also provide Zapier integration and Loom video messaging for even better communication via your favorite apps, including Googe Drive, Trello, and Asana.
What’s more, regarding the team call, while we don’t name it that, you can reach out to your project manager whenever you need through phone, email, video messaging, or the Message Center chat in our portal. And since you can connect Flocksy to various apps through Zapier, you can even send them a Slack message. They’ll check in with you regularly to ensure everything goes smoothly on your preferred communication platform.
When you’re getting started with Designed.co, you’ll choose a plan and pre-pay arrangement and then create a login. From there, you can start requesting projects within their online portal. A demo is available to introduce you to the system before signing up.
At Flocksy, you can schedule a demo to guide you through our all-in-one platform before and after signing up. You’ll also get a dedicated project manager who will schedule a call to get to know you and your needs. They’ll be there for calls, chats, and video messaging whenever you need them. Our project managers are one of the most impressive features when you work with Flocksy because they’re there with you from the start and through each and every project you run.
Once you’ve signed up with Flocksy, you can tour the dashboard, request more demos for you or your additional users, and start requesting projects, with responses coming in just a few hours. You can also use the same message center and project dashboard to chat with your creatives, including top-notch video editors, writers, and voice-over performers.
Submitting a Design Request
The process is pretty straightforward on Designed.co. You’ll submit unlimited design requests online, and from their portal, you can manage your projects and proofs, requesting unlimited revisions as needed. You’ll approve the designs within the dashboard and can download and archive your files. You’ll be able to see previous projects, pending and completed projects, and information about your company and users.
You can message your designer or manager on the platform and drag and drop your projects to determine priority. You’ll also be able to submit revisions by clicking on the design and leaving a comment.
At Flocksy, we also have an easy-to-use dashboard. You’ll use it to start all your projects and message your team, check project statuses and messages from your team, offer feedback or edits right on your proofs, and duplicate completed tasks to create new, similar projects.
Creating a new project in Flocksy is also very simple. You’ll get intelligent briefs that walk you through each necessary bit of information you should provide to whichever creative is working on your project and for whichever type of project you’re running. We also provide unlimited brand buckets that you can use to store all your brand guides and relevant files. You can easily attach them to all your projects with a single click.
Flocksy creatives can also look at previously approved projects and use those for reference and inspiration.
The turnaround time at Designed.co is stated to be roughly one to two business days on simple designs. They state that the timeframe can vary if you’re requesting something more complex or have very complicated brand guidelines.
Here, we’ll get your designs and content back fast.
Flocksy offers a less than 24-hour turnaround time for simple designs and a typical 24 to 48-hour timeframe for more complex designs. In fact, social media images, brochures, ads, some print materials, eBook covers, and emails typically get back to you very quickly, some on the same day. We also include a timer on every project, so you can always check on your projects and know when to expect them.
Quality of Work
Both of our companies showcase great quality. Designed.co even boasts that all their designers have degrees. At Flocksy, we pre-vet all our team members and hold them to the highest quality standard.
However, we also look for talent everywhere and from every walk of life. You’ll get diverse work with us because our staff is diverse, bringing new, original ideas to the table each day. You’ll always work with someone with experience who understands current graphic and creative trends, even SEO. Still, here you’ll also be working with someone who has their own unique perspective, which can create some beautifully unique results.
Here are examples of our work:
Here are examples of Designed.co’s work:
Storing Completed Projects
Designed.co stores your completed projects and files on the cloud within their platform. You’ll be able to look over previous projects and redownload files if required.
At Flocksy, you can also use the dashboard to evaluate your projects and reopen any that need additional work. You can copy completed projects to make a new one instead, update your buckets across an unlimited number of brands, and get access to all your stored projects, files, and conversations.
If you need to download something again, you can.
What’s more, thanks to the Zapier integration, you can hook up your Flocksy account with Trello, Google Drive, etc., and have your files saved into whichever folders you choose.
Communication with the Design Team
All communication with the team members on Designed.co appears to be done on the platform. They have an internal message system where you can collaborate with your designers. You can also use the point-and-click interface on Designed.co to leave feedback on designs.
When you work with Flocsky, you’ll also have access to an in-app message center. You’ll also be able to message your creatives directly in a general thread or within the message options on a particular project. You can also talk with your dedicated project manager over the phone, through email, or using video chat.
Providing feedback on Flocksy designs is also achieved right in the dashboard with the same type of point-and-click tool. Loom video messaging also comes in handy here because you can record your screen showing exactly where you want something changed and how. You can speak through the video just like you would during a one-on-one chat.
Best of all, Flocksy builds relationships with our clients, but we don’t charge an arm-and-a-leg for it.
You’ll get to work with a consistent team of highly-professional individuals who’ll get to know your brand, style, and everything necessary to create superb results every time- and fast. You can invite your favorite creatives back over and over again, building a team of trusted individuals who you know will always be there for you. And if you’re looking for something different, you can open up your project to the whole company and get a fresh outlook on your brand.
When it comes down to it, Designed.co provides quality work with average turnaround times compared to similar services. However, their price is far from standard. Designed.co also doesn’t provide much of an onboarding process, according to their website.
For much less than Designed.co, we provide graphic designs, custom illustrations, copywriting, video creation and editing, motion graphics, web development, and more. And we also have an incredible project management team, expedited turnaround times, and enhanced communication options on a platform that’s straightforward and easy to learn through our onboarding process.
Flocksy can handle all your creative needs. It’s a true one-stop shop that’s there for you from the start through your entire professional journey. For the best in unlimited creative services, look no further than Flocksy.
To learn more about starting a project with Flocksy for yourself, be sure to check out the Services and Pricing pages. You can also shoot us an email through the contact form or reach out over the phone at (877) 263-7389.