DesignCloud VS Design Shifu

DesignCloud has plans starting at $549, a turnaround time of 1-3 business days and tasks completed one at a time. Design Shifu has plans starting at $299, a turnaround time of 1 day and tasks completed one at a time. Which service would you choose?

Comparing Unlimited Design Agencies

DesignCloud is an unlimited design subscription service located in UK. They can design all your standard marketing, promotional & social materials with their plans starting at a fixed monthly price of $549 per month. How they describe their business: We’ve simplified the process of working with graphic designers and developed an efficient, affordable way for businesses to get access to professional creative content. Our service will help you communicate your message and sell your products or services effectively through razor-sharp graphic design. Design Cloud offers a unique, professional graphic design service, that provides on-demand, consistent creative work – Ready when you need it, at a flat rate price that everyone can afford.

Design Shifu is an unlimited design subscription service located in USA. They can design all your standard marketing, promotional & social materials with their plans starting at a fixed monthly price of $299 per month. How they describe their business: Add multiple project requests and your designer will work through your queue as fast as they can. With our unlimited plan, get a new design made every 24 hours.

Comparing Subscription Plans & Pricing

Cheapest Plans – DesignCloud’s cheapest monthly design subscription is $549 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 1-3 business days. This plan provides designs for all standard marketing, promotional & social materials plus no extra services. Design Shifu’s cheapest monthly design subscription is $299 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 1 day. This plan provides designs for all standard marketing, promotional & social materials plus no extra services. From our research, the average industry cost for the cheapest plan offered by an unlimited design service subscription is around $US1,005 with one design request at a time and a 1-3 business day turnaround.

Premium Plans – DesignCloud’s premium monthly design subscription is $999 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 1-3 business days. This plan provides designs for all standard marketing, promotional & social materials plus Web & mobile app UI design. Design Shifu’s premium monthly design subscription is $499 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 1-2 days. This plan provides designs for all standard marketing, promotional & social materials plus Illustrations and GIFs. From our research, the average industry cost for premium plans offered by an unlimited design service subscription is around $US3,030 with one design request at a time and a 1-3 business day turnaround.

Comparing Portfolios

Each person’s views on design portfolios are subjective and varied. We think that DesignCloud has a solid, branded portfolio and Design Shifu has a basic, diverse design portfolio.

Comparing Coupons & Discounts

DesignCloud offers a 20% discount on annual plans. Design Shifu offers no current discounts. Get in contact if you want to be notified of future promotions & coupons offered by both companies.

Comparing Reviews & Clients

DesignCloud is currently used by many types of businesses including tech companies, app developers, realtors, financial service companies, investors, marketing agencies and ecommerce stores. Design Shifu is currently used by many types of businesses including retail stores, health & beauty companies, realtors and brands. Check out both of their sites for the latest customer reviews, testimonials and case studies.

Design Process

After signing up for either design service, you’ll be able to start submitting design requests via their design brief submission process. You can add as many designs as you want but your requests will be worked on based on when the design was submitted. After your agency’s standard turnaround time, you’ll get your design to review. You can request revisions on your design and, after revision requests back-and-forth until you’re 100% satisfied, you approve the design and your agency moves on to your next design.

What are standard marketing, promotional & social materials?

Fixed price, unlimited design services have their own suite of design services that generally include unlimited social media graphics, presentations, brand work, signage, infographics, direct mail, email graphics, resumes, business cards, packaging, blog graphics, website images, paid digital ads, social ads, banners and more. Most have services like custom illustrations, motion graphics, video editing, audio work etc as paid add-ons or don’t have them included in their services.

Our Recommendations

We recommend that you look at each agency’s portfolio, their social media profiles and comments, their online reviews (if available), their scope of work, turnaround times, revision policy and refund policy. Still not sure which agency to choose? Reach out and we can give you advice on the best design agencies to suit your needs.