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UnicornGO vs Flocksy

Unlimited graphic design services are in high demand. There are no two bones about it. You need excellent graphics to elevate your brand and attract potential customers and clients, so having a consistent stream of visuals that you can use in all your marketing and content is essential.

Among some of the leading contenders are UnicornGO and Flocksy. While they might seem similar at first glance, you’ll soon see just how much actually sets them apart. 

UnicornGO focuses on graphic design, some content, and video. Though they do offer web design as part of their subscriptions. In contrast, Flocksy provides nearly every type of creative service a company needs, all under one roof, and at a much quicker rate than UnicornGO.

Both UnicornGO and Flocksy offer design services that businesses need to keep up with the competition and gain audience attention. Whether you’re a small business owner or part of a huge marketing team, unlimited graphic design services provided at a flat monthly rate that you can cancel either at any time are a no-brainer solution to creative overload.

The big difference is what you’ll get each month and when. Let’s dive in.

In this UnicornGO vs Flocksy review, we’ll cover:

Let’s dive into this UnicornGO vs Flocksy breakdown.

A UnicornGO vs Flocksy Comparison Table

To kick things off, here’s a side-by-side comparison of Flocksy and UnicornGO.   

FeaturesUnicornGOFlocksy
Least Expensive Package$399/m$499/m
Most Expensive Package$999/m$1,495/m
Graphic Design Included (yes/no)YesYes
Web Development Included  (yes/no)NoYes, on higher tier
Video Editing Included (yes/no)YesYes, on higher tier
Voiceovers Included (yes/no)NoYes
Copywriting Included (yes/no)YesYes
Custom Illustrations Included  (yes/no)YesYes
Motion Graphics Included (yes/no)NoYes, on higher tier
Average Turnaround TimeGraphics- 1 to 2 business days
Video- Will provide “time quote”
Graphics- 24 hours or less
Video- 24 to 48 hours
Money Back Guarantee (days)14 days14 days
Project Managers?YesYes
UnicornGO vs Flocksy Breakdown

Cost

UnicornGO has three plans that include unlimited graphic design, content, and videos. There is the Sparkle plan, Unicorn Plan, and Big Unicorn plan. The significant differences between the plans are the number of active projects and brands you can have with each.

You’ll get one active request and a single brand on the Sparkle plan. On the Unicorn plan, you’ll get two requests at a time and five brands. Lastly, on the Big Unicorn plan, you’ll get three requests at a time and unlimited brands.

The Sparkle plan is $399 per month, the Unicorn plan is $699, and the Big Unicorn plan is $999. Each plan is no-contract and offers the same 14-day money-back guarantee. 

UnicornGO also offers custom one-time job quotes and quotes for larger services and more detailed projects if requested. However, you won’t see an estimated cost or time frame for these projects until you formally request the quote from them.

Lastly, UnicornGO doesn’t list many types of designs they can do and doesn’t provide clear direction as to whether custom brand illustrations and motion graphics or animations are included in their services.

At Flocksy, we offer three plans that explicitly state what type of designs and videos you can get with each one. They include every creative service option, from graphic design, video, and motion graphics to copywriting, web development, and voice-overs.

Flocksy’s packages:

  • 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, UnicornGO and Flocksy offer a risk-free, 100% money-back guarantee of 14 days.

Onboarding Process

For a fixed monthly rate, you’ll create project requests that the UnicornGO in-house graphic designers, writers, and video editors work on. When you’re getting started, you’ll choose a plan and create a log in. You can then describe your project via email.

Based on the project’s complexity, you’ll get a “time quote” with an estimate of how long it will take to complete. From there, the “unicorns” work on your request and will give you your completed design, content, or video files within the projected time quote from step 1. The typical design turnaround time is 24 hours for basic designs like a Facebook banner. However, more complex projects, such as a new logo design, will take longer to complete. Their estimated completion time on web design projects is between two weeks and one month.

If you need revisions, you’ll get an unlimited number, and each revision takes about one business day to complete.

They don’t provide an onboarding process or a briefing template as part of the design request. They can provide a guide upon request if you want a template.

At Flocksy, you can schedule a demo to walk you through the all-in-one platform before and after signing up. You’ll also get a dedicated project manager who will schedule a call to guide you through the setup and be there for any calls, chats, and video messaging whenever you need. Our project managers are one of the most impressive features when you work with Flocksy. They assist you with managing your projects and act as a liaison between you and your creative team.

Once you’ve signed up with Flocksy, you can tour the dashboard and start requesting projects, with responses coming in just a few hours. Plus, you can use the same message center and  project dashboard to chat with your creatives.

Submitting a Design Request 

You can submit projects on UnicornGO as soon as your account is active, but they don’t provide much guidance on what to include in your project requests. You’ll likely want to sit down and prepare a brief beforehand and compare it with project request templates from the web to see if you’re providing all the necessary information.

Additionally, you’ll want to prioritize your projects beforehand so that they work on them in the correct order. You may also want to submit longer projects last when you’ve got the small designs you need in progress. You can only have so many active projects at a time on the two base tiers, so be sure that you’re only submitting ones that need to be done right away and that your sub-users understand which items are the top priority.

At Flocksy, we have an easy-to-use dashboard you can use to start all your projects and message your team, check on projects, offer feedback or edits, and copy completed tasks to create new, similar projects. 

Creating a new project in Flocksy is also very simple. You’ll get intelligent briefs that ensure you provide all the necessary information 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 essential guides and files to attach to all your projects. 

Flocksy creatives can also look at previously approved projects and use those for reference.

What’s more, Flocksy offers Zapier integration, which can pair with your favorite apps like Trello and Slack, to offer an even better user experience and communication.

Turnaround Time

The turnaround time at UnicornGO is about one to two business days on simple designs like static banners and basic ads. If you’re requesting something more complex, they’ll provide you with a time quote of an approximate completion time. They do state that videos, web design, and complex logo or design work take longer than one to two days, potentially up to a week to a month.

Additionally, content writing and video editing have a two to three-day turnaround time for basic requests.

Here, we’ll get your designs back much faster. 

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 graphics, some print materials, eBook covers, brochures, ads, and emails usually get back to you especially quickly, maybe even on the same day. We also include a timer on every project, so you’ll see exactly when to expect your proofs and completed files.

Quality of Work 

Quality is imperative in all things, particularly when it comes to graphic design, content, and creative assets. While you may be able to get great quality with both companies, we can assure you that Flocksy pre-vets all its team members. You’ll always work with someone with experience who understands current graphic and creative trends, even SEO.

Take a look for yourself to see how UnicornGO and Flocksy images stack up.

Flocksy examples from our portfolio:

To see more, check out the Flocksy Portfolio.

UnicornGO examples from their portfolio:

Storing Completed Projects

It’s unclear, based on UnicornGO’s site, if they can store your completed projects or assets. Because you submit your requests through email, you’ll likely have your record of the project solely within that email chain.

At Flocksy, you can look through your projects and reopen any you need additional work on from our easy-to-use dashboard. You can even copy completed projects to make a new one instead of having to rewrite your project brief for a similar request. So, your projects, assets, and conversations will be stored within the platform.

Similarly, you can create unlimited “Buckets” on Flocksy’s platform and attach them to any project you create, not just design. That means that you won’t have to share each file or a link to a Google drive to provide your designer or creative with your brand guidelines, colors, stock assets, content guides, etc.

Communication with the Design Team

All communication with the team members on UnicornGO appears to be done via email. There isn’t a message system, and it’s unclear if they provide a number or just an email address to contact your account manager.

When you work with Flocksy, you can oversee your entire account through the dashboard, email, or one of your favorite apps, again using the Zapier integration. Zapier allows you to manage your communications and requests wherever works best for you by pairing with Google Drive, Trello, Slack, and more.

You can also talk with your dedicated project manager over the phone, through email, or using video chat.

Providing feedback on designs is also achieved right in the dashboard at Flocksy with a simple point-and-click tool. You can click on the image and leave your comment about whatever you need to be adjusted, added, or removed.

Best of all, Flocksy builds relationships with our clients. You’ll get to work with a consistent team of amazing individuals who’ll get to know your brand, style, needs, and everything they require to create superb results every time. With us, you’ll get fantastic work that much quicker, thanks to our ongoing relationships with you.

Wrap Up

When it comes down to it, UnicornGO provides quality work at an average price compared to similar services. However, because they don’t provide much guidance on briefs or have a native platform, at least from what we can see on the site, you’ll probably need those unlimited revisions. You won’t know what to provide your designer if you’re new to unlimited graphics and content, and UnicornGO doesn’t provide an onboarding process to teach you how to use the system, design requirements, or the best operating procedures for quicker results.

We offer graphic designs, custom illustrations, copywriting, video creation and editing, motion graphics, and web development. And we also have our incredible project management team, expedited turnaround time, and voice-over options on a platform that’s straightforward and easy to learn through our onboarding process.

Flocksy is the perfect place to manage all your creative needs. When it comes to a true one-stop shop that’s there for you at the start through your entire journey, 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.

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