Unlimited graphic design services are steadily becoming a standard in the branding and marketing industry. Outsourcing your creative needs is a valuable tool when growing your business and allows you to focus on the most important internal aspects of your daily operations.
There are several options for getting an incredible graphic design, including two top dogs, Flocksy and Hero Design.
Both Hero Design and Flocksy offer similar design services. However, you’ll soon see that Flocksy’s wide scope of creative work sets them apart.
Hero Design focuses on graphic design and video, with motion graphics, web design, and animation in the higher tiers. In contrast, Flocksy offers nearly every creative service you can imagine, from graphics to video to copywriting to web development, all under one roof, broken down into three straightforward plans.
Whether you’re a small business owner or part of a huge marketing team, you’ll find something of value with a creative services partner. While both unlimited graphic design services are both provided at a flat monthly rate, you get so much more with Flocksy.
In this Hero Design vs Flocksy review, we’ll cover:
Let’s dive into this Hero Design vs Flocksy breakdown.
A Hero Design vs Flocksy Comparison Table
To kick things off, here’s a side-by-side comparison of Hero Design and Flocksy.
|Least Expensive Package||$499/m||$499/m|
|Most Expensive Package||$1,499/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)||Yes, on higher tiers||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)||Yes, on higher tiers||Yes, on higher tier|
|Average Turnaround Time||Graphics- 24 hours or less|
Advanced Video Creation- 7 to 15 days
|Graphics- 24 hours or less|
Video- 24 to 48 hours
|Money Back Guarantee (days)||14 days||14 days|
Hero Design has three pricing packages, each with a 14-day money-back guarantee. You’ll find the following in their three tiers:.
- Graphics Pro- $499/m- one dedicated graphic designer, multiple projects at a time, and the following asset types:
- 2 hours of daily design allotment
- Logos & branding
- Web Banners & Ads
- Digital & print & designs
- Social media collaterals
- Photo edits/Background removal
- Simple illustrations
- Email signatures
- Marketing Materials
- Product Mock-ups
- Flyers & Posters
- Sticker designs
- Canva design delivery
- Creative Pro- $799/m- Everything from the first plan, with additional services including:
- Agency Pro- $1,499/m- Everything from the above plan and an increase to:
- 4 hours of daily design allotment
- 1-2 dedicated multimedia designers
All packages also come with:
- Unlimited Designs & Revisions
- Full Source File Ownership
- Royalty-Free Stock Assets
- No Contract
- Fast Turnaround
- A Dedicated Hero Designer
- A Pick-Your-Schedule Format
Slack communication is also available for Hero Design subscribers, but this comes at an additional cost of $50 per month.
At Flocksy, you’ll also have three plans to choose from. However, ours include every creative service option from graphic design to copywriting to web development to voice-overs and more.
- Silver- $499/m- The Silver Plan comes with unlimited project requests and revisions, where one task is worked on at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll get a designated creative team, including a project manager, and you can request every type of graphic design and custom illustration project. The team works in the US daytime and provides quick turnaround times. Flocksy also provides excellent communication and updates via the Zapier integration, where you can get updates and messages through your favorite apps like Trello, Slack, Gmail, & more.
- Gold- $995/m- Everything on the Silver Plan, plus more services and speed, including:
- Video editing
- Motion graphics,
- Logos & brand guides
- Double the output
- Faster turnaround time
- Revisions via video and audio.
- Platinum- $1,495/m- You’ll get everything above and triple the output of the silver plan. You can also request the following web development projects
- PSD/Figma/Sketch to Drag-and-Drop Builders
- PSD/Figma/Sketch to HTML
- PSD/Figma/Sketch to Elementor
- PSD/Figma/Sketch to Divi
Lastly, both Hero Design and Flocksy offer a risk-free, money-back guarantee of 14 days.
When you sign up for Hero Design, you’ll have access to the online portal to manage your projects and communicate with your designer. If you have questions about using the platform, you can use the chat feature or email support.
Here at Flocksy, we’ll also provide you access to an online portal as soon as you create an account. However, your project manager will also set up a demo call with you to go over everything you’ll find there and answer any questions you may have. You’ll always be able to reach your dedicated project manager through the message center and communicate with them through the Zapier integration.
We can even set up demos for each user you want on your account. After all, we don’t want you to spend your precious time trying to investigate the platform. We’ll show you how it works so you can start submitting requests immediately and get back to operations.
Submitting a Design Request
After signing up with Hero Design, you’ll be invited to the online, private portal. You’ll then be matched with your dedicated designer. If you want to change your designer, you can request a switch. Additionally, you’ll choose which time frame you want the designer to be working in, either 9 am to 5 pm in Eastern US or Australia.
You can then create projects based on categories in their creative library. You can create unlimited project requests and get unlimited revisions that you can communicate directly with the designer. You’ll receive two hours of daily design allotment with one Hero Design subscription.
Starting a new project in Flocksy is somewhat similar. However, it’s much more intuitive. You’ll also get intelligent briefs that ensure you provide all the required information to whichever creative you decide to work with and on whatever project. We also provide unlimited brand buckets to store your brand guides and files. You can attach these to all your projects.
Hero Design doesn’t mention any “buckets” or brand libraries, which can be a hassle if you have several files to send with every project you create.
Flocksy creatives can also look at previously completed projects that you approved and use those for reference.
In most cases, Hero Design states that simple projects take approximately 24 hours (or less), which means if you have several simple projects, you could get a few of them each day. However, complex projects require more time.
An example they provide is a one-minute animated explainer video with custom-drawn characters and images. They state that these can take anywhere from seven to 15 days to create. To expedite the completion timeframe, they suggest purchasing more than one subscription.
Here, we’ll get your designs and videos back much faster. Flocksy offers a less than 24-hour turnaround time for simple designs and a typical 24 to 48-hour timeframe for complex designs and videos. Social media graphics, some print materials, eBook covers, brochures, ads, and emails can typically be created very quickly. Additionally, each project comes with a timer, so you’ll see when you can expect your proofs and completed documents.
Quality of Work
Quality is essential for any design service, and while your preferences are subjective, we can assure you that Flocksy pre-vets all its team members. You’ll always work with someone who’s experienced and knows the current graphic design and creative asset trends that will affect your projects.
Take a look for yourself to see how Hero Design and Flocksy images stack up.
Flocksy examples from our portfolio:
To see more, check out the Flocksy Portfolio.
Hero Design examples from their portfolio:
Storing Completed Projects
Hero Design hosts all your design files on their portal and a Google Drive, including the source files. You’ll retain 100% ownership of the completed and source files and unlimited storage.
At Flocksy, we also store your projects and assets on the platform. There, you can easily look through your projects and reopen any you need to work on again from the dashboard. You can even copy completed projects to create a new request for a similar design or creative asset.
Additionally, our unlimited brand “Buckets” can be easily attached to any project you create, not just design. These buckets house everything you need from your brand, including your guidelines, colors, stock assets, content guides, etc.
Communication with the Design Team
Hero Design offers a messaging system within its native platform. You can also sign up for Slack communication for an additional fee. You’ll also get daily updates about your request’s progress.
When you work on Flocksy, you can also oversee your entire account through the dashboard, but we kick it up a notch. You can connect with us through email or one of your favorite apps using the Zapier integration. Zapier allows you to manage your projects and communications wherever works best for you, such as Google Drive, Trello, Slack, and more.
You can even reach out to your dedicated project manager and your team over the phone, through email, the dashboard messaging center, or with Loom video messaging.
Providing feedback on designs is also super easy at Flocksy. You can click right on your asset proof and leave a comment about what you want to be updated.
The biggest difference is that through our consistent communication, we build relationships. We’re all about coming together with our clients for the best possible outcome. Your team of creatives will always be there to deliver incredible work, refine designs, and comprehensively learn about your brand. Thanks to your fantastic relationship with your team, you’ll get amazing results fast.
When it comes to truly servicing your creative needs and simplifying your daily operations, Flocksy comes out on top. With us, there’s no need to juggle several project platforms, and you won’t have to wait days or even weeks to get your assets.
Hero Design might be a good fit if you don’t want to bundle your content, web, and graphic services in an all-inclusive platform. But why wouldn’t you? When it comes to a true one-stop shop, 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.