Cloud-based graphic design services like Penji and Flocksy are extremely popular and valuable for many businesses and entrepreneurs. While our two services do provide similar services, there is a significant difference that sets us apart. Penji is all about graphic design, whereas Flocksy is your all-in-one creative service master. So, how does Penji vs Flocksy play out? We think you’ll soon see just how much more you get when you choose Flocksy.
So, let’s take a closer look.
Both Penji and Flocksy were built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and were created to give smaller businesses and solopreneurs a chance to compete with the big companies out there.
Our unlimited graphic design services are both provided at a flat monthly rate, but what you’ll get each month varies greatly.
In this Penji vs Flocksy piece, we’ll cover:
Let’s dive in.
A Visual Comparison Table of Penji vs Flocksy
To start, here’s a quick breakdown of the most essential features of Penji and Flocksy and how our companies stack up against each other.
|Least Expensive Package||$499/m||$499/m|
|Most Expensive Package||$999/m||$1,495/m|
|Graphic Design Included (yes/no)||Yes||Yes|
|Web Development Included (yes/no)||No||Yes|
|Video Editing Included (yes/no)||No||Yes|
|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||Yes|
|Average Turnaround Time||Graphics- 24 to 48 hours||Graphics- 24 hours or less|
Video- 24 to 48 hours
|Money Back Guarantee (days)||None||14 days|
|Project Managers?||Yes, at highest tier||Yes|
Cost is a big factor for many businesses when deciding what services to use. So, let’s closely examine what you’ll get with each plan.
- Pro Plan- $499/m- one assigned designer, unlimited users, logos & branding, unlimited graphic designs, unlimited revisions, unlimited brands, free photos & stock assets, and source files for every download
- Team Plan- $699/m- Everything from Pro as well as Web & App Design, Custom illustrations, Infographics, Animated GIFS, and Presentations & Google Slides.
- Agency Plan- $999/m- everything from the above plans, and you’ll have two designers and prioritized support
All their packages include:
- Unlimited design projects
- Point & Click revisions
- Brand folders
- 1-2 Day turnaround
- 120+ Design services
- Vetted designers
Here at Flocksy, you’ll also have three plans to choose from, but they branch out from graphic design to include video creation and editing, motion graphics, copywriting, web development, and more.
- Silver- $499/m- The Silver Plan offers access to the project queue, where tasks will be worked on one at a time. You’ll also get a designated creative team and be able to request graphic design and custom illustration projects. You’ll work with the US daytime team and enjoy fast turnaround times. Best of all, you’ll get a dedicated project manager and easy communication and updates thanks to the Zapier integration (use Trello, Slack, Email, & more).
- Gold- $995/m- You’ll get everything on the Silver Plan, plus copywriting, video editing, motion graphics, logos & brand guides, and voice-over project availability. You also receive double the output and an expedited turnaround time. Additionally, you can ask for revisions via video and audio as well.
- Platinum- $1,495/m- You’ll get everything above and triple the output of the silver plan and access to web development projects, which comes with PSD to Drag and Drop Builders and PSD to HTML.
Finally, both of us offer a money-back guarantee of 30 at Penji and 14 days here.
While it may look like you’re saving money with Penji, you aren’t getting nearly as many services on their plans. By grouping all of your creative needs into a single service provider, you’ll save money in the long run and be able to manage them much easier with Flocksy.
When you’re onboarding with Penji, you’ll first choose a plan, and then you’ll create an account by filling out the form. You can create projects from their dashboard and schedule a demo if you want someone to walk you through it. Penji’s onboarding is built for companies or agencies and allows you to pick 10 of your team members and add them to Penji’s design platform.
Here, you’ll also be able to schedule a demo to walk you through the all-in-one platform, but you’ll also get a dedicated project manager who will kick off your subscription at Flocksy with a call with you to guide you through the setup and be there for any questions you might have. We can also schedule individual demos with each user you want on your account to ensure everyone is familiar with the dashboard.
Our project managers make all the difference throughout your time with Flocksy. They are an invaluable resource that has been fine-tuned to help ensure your projects go smoothly and exceed your expectations.
Submitting a Design Request
Our dashboard is especially easy to use, and you can message, request projects, provide feedback and edits, and check project status all in one place. Penji’s dashboard is also pretty straightforward and allows you to manage projects.
To submit new projects on Penji, select “Create a new project.” Then you can choose from several options. If you want to create a custom project, click the custom button and fill in the design details.
Creating a new project in our platform works the same way, and you’ll also find intelligent briefs that ensure you provide all the necessary information. What’s more, we’ve taken a lot of time to perfect the briefs so that they’re easy to fill out, broken down into sections, and still provide the creatives with important details so that there’s less going back and forth with questions.
As for brand guidelines, both services offer a type of brand library that designers can look at for references. Penji keeps your brand guidelines in the image library on your dashboard. In comparison, we store them as brand buckets, and they can include more than just images. You can put your brand and content guidelines in your buckets, color codes, etc. Flocksy creatives can also look at previously completed projects that you liked and use those for reference.
Quick turnaround times are a staple of unlimited graphic design services. Penji’s design team promises the first drafts after one to two days. However, more complex designs, including custom illustrations, web and app designs, landing pages, infographics, multi-page booklets, and pitch decks, take more time. They can complete simple revisions within one day.
On the contrary, we have a less than 24-hour turnaround time for simple designs and a typical 24 to 48-hour timeframe for more complex designs. Social media images, some print materials, eBook covers, brochures, ads, and emails typically have a very quick turnaround time, even a few hours, which is much faster than Penji. Additionally, every project comes with a timer, so you’ll see exactly when to expect your proofs and completed documents.
Lastly, if you have an especially time-sensitive project, you can reach out to your project manager and let them know. They’ll work with our large team of creatives to get it done as soon as possible.
Quality of Work
Both our companies produce excellent work quality, and as with art in general, what you like is subjective. The good news is that we pre-vet all our team members, so you’ll be sure to work with someone who’s experienced and knows the current graphic design trends that will affect your projects.
Additionally, we often hear back from our current clients regarding our high quality and work hard to ensure it never comes down. Quality is our top priority, no matter who you are or what type of project you request.
Here are a few examples of Flocksy’s work:
Here are a few of Penji’s:
Storing Completed Projects
With Penji’s app, you can store unlimited branding guidelines. This can be useful if you need designs for several clients with varying needs.
Similarly, you can create unlimited “Buckets” on our platform and easily attach them to any project you create, not just design.
Both platforms have a management system to store active, pending, and completed projects. At Flocksy, you can easily look through your projects and reopen any you need another version of right from the dashboard. You can even copy completed projects to create a new one when you need something similar with just a few changes. You’ll also be able to invite your favorite team member back to your project right from the creation screen.
Communication with the Design Team
Communication is essential when outsourcing your designs. On the Penji dashboard, you can monitor the projects and communicate with your assigned designer. You can also submit design requests, request revisions with the Point-and-Click tool, download designs, and provide feedback.
Penji can also send you an email alert for various account actions, or you can turn these off.
When you work with us, you can get all your communication and updates through the dashboard, email, or one of your favorite apps, thanks to the Zapier integration. Zapier means you’ll be able to manage all your projects and communications wherever works best for you. It can pair with Google Drive, Trello, Slack, and much more.
You’ll also be able to reach out to your dedicated project manager over the phone, through email, using Loom video messaging, or through audio chat.
Providing feedback is also done right in the dashboard at Flocksy. You can click right on the design and leave your comment about what you want to be updated, removed, or changed. It’s a point-and-click process, just like Penji. We also have an internal messaging system where you can communicate with your project manager and creatives whenever you need.
Moreover, because you’ll build long-term relationships with your creatives here, you’ll be able to shorten these revision times because they’ll understand you and your brand so well.
Penji vs Flocksy Wrap Up
As you can see, there are several similarities between Penji and Flocksy. However, the amount of services provided is a huge difference. For nearly the same price, we not only offer graphic designs, custom illustrations, and imagery but also offer copywriting, video creation and editing, motion graphics, web development, voice-overs, and more.
We are the perfect place to get all your creative needs taken care of by a team of pre-vetted individuals who are all experts at their craft.
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.