DesignJoy VS DarkRoast

DesignJoy has plans starting at $4995, a turnaround time of 2 days and tasks completed one at a time. DarkRoast has plans starting at $1695, a turnaround time of 1-7 days and tasks completed one at a time. Which service would you choose?

Comparing Unlimited Design Agencies

DesignJoy 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 $4995 per month. How they describe their business: Designjoy replaces unreliable freelancers and expensive agencies for one flat monthly fee, with designs delivered so fast that it will blow your mind.

DarkRoast is an unlimited design subscription service located in Canada. They can design all your standard marketing, promotional & social materials with their plans starting at a fixed monthly price of $1695 per month. How they describe their business: In house graphic designers for small teams and small budgets. Add a professional Canadian graphic designer to your team this week without the cost and commitment of hiring full-time.

Comparing Subscription Plans & Pricing

Cheapest Plans – DesignJoy’s cheapest monthly design subscription is $4995 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 2 days. This plan provides designs for all standard marketing, promotional & social materials plus SaaS design, website design and mobile apps. DarkRoast’s cheapest monthly design subscription is $1695 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 1-7 days. 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 – DesignJoy’s premium monthly design subscription is $5994 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 2 days. This plan provides designs for all standard marketing, promotional & social materials plus SaaS design, website design, mobile apps and Webflow design. DarkRoast’s premium monthly design subscription is $1695 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 1-7 days. This plan provides designs for all standard marketing, promotional & social materials plus no extra services. 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 DesignJoy has an outstanding, modern portfolio and DarkRoast has a diverse, modern design portfolio.

Comparing Coupons & Discounts

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

Comparing Reviews & Clients

DesignJoy is currently used by many types of businesses including coaches, tech companies, entrepreneurs and ecommerce stores. DarkRoast is currently used by many types of businesses including tech companies, app developers, cannabis companies and CPG 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.

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