Reel Unlimited VS DarkRoast

Reel Unlimited has plans starting at $499, a turnaround time of 1 day 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

Reel Unlimited 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 $499 per month. How they describe their business: Unlimited graphic design, motion graphics, & UI design for startups. Reel Unlimited provides on-demand graphic design, motion graphics, & UI/UX design for startups at a flat monthly rate, from logos to landing pages.

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 – Reel Unlimited’s cheapest monthly design subscription is $499 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. 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 – Reel Unlimited’s premium monthly design subscription is $1199 per month, where they work on tasks one at a time and their turnaround time is 12 hours. This plan provides designs for all standard marketing, promotional & social materials plus Website design, UI/UX design and app 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 Reel Unlimited has a diverse, modern design portfolio and DarkRoast has a diverse, modern design portfolio.

Comparing Coupons & Discounts

Reel Unlimited offers no current discounts. 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

Reel Unlimited is currently used by many types of businesses including startups, service businesses, marketing agencies and health brands. 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.