DESIGN DOJO

Design Dojo is a flat-rate graphic design service. Changing lives and businesses through creativity.

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The Ultimate Guide To Design Dojo's Graphic Design Services

 

 

Unlimited Graphic Design Services

The secret weapon for anyone to get artwork completed without breaking the bank. The creative process can be tricky and we don’t think it’s fair to be charged by the hour or extra for revisions. This guide will walk you through the Design Dojo process and show you how to get the most out of unlimited graphic design services.

What is Design Dojo?

FLAT-RATE GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICE 

Design Dojo is a graphic design service that offers high-quality, cost-effective, and scalable design. We set out on a mission to change lives through creativity in 2015 and just 4 years later we’ve completed over 425,000 design requests (and counting!).

 

You could hire reliable designers and design firms, but they often cost a small fortune. On the other hand, there are cheap freelancers and other graphic design services, but they can be unreliable (and the cost of revisions quickly add up). Design Dojo was created to be an affordable graphic design alternative that provides a reliable and creative custom design in the graphic design industry.

 

UNLIMITED REVISIONS OF YOUR PROJECTS

Design Dojo just has a different style when it comes to graphic design. You shouldn’t have to pay every single time you need a simple tweak done or even a complete redesign if your designer missed the mark on their first try.

We are not satisfied with your designs until you are, which is why our service comes with unlimited graphic design revisions once you have picked a plan that will suite you design needs. Every business day your designer is available and working on any design requests you have pending.

Do you have multiple brands or businesses? No Problemo! There’s NO LIMIT on the number of brands for which you can use your Design Dojo account. We realize in this fast-paced internet culture, many people have several different brands whether they own multiple business or work on multiple projects. We are obsessed with helping your businesses grow. 

 

IF YOU CAN DESCRIBE WHAT YOU NEED IN AN EMAIL, WE CAN DO IT!

Our general rule for all graphic requests is that if you can describe what you want in an email, then we can give it a try. You can even sketch or scribble what you need to be designed, take a picture, and send it in with your request. We want to make this as easy as possible for you. OR you can let our designers take your idea and run with it.

We aren’t a replacement for a full-time designer. Services not within our scope include:

  • Motion graphics

  • Website coding

  • Video editing

 

DESIGN DOJO PLATFORM: KEEPING YOUR WORKFLOW SIMPLE

Design Dojo Platform is fully integrated with Adobe Stock Photos! If you need a stock photo for your graphic, you can search the image databases directly inside the Design Dojo Platform! If you don’t have time to search, you can always tell your designer what you’re looking for and they’ll search for it for you.

Design Dojo stores all of your past requests for as long as you stay a client. If you ever need a revision, or you just want to look through your past design requests, you can do it directly in the Design Dojo's Platform.

 

DAILY OUTPUT

Your professional graphic designer works on your requests every business day.

 

TURNAROUND TIME

In general, you can expect your first round of designs back in 1-2 business days for our Next-day service. You can expect your first round of designs back in 24 hours with Design Dojo Pro. Your designer works on your queue each business day. However, turnaround time is dependent on two factors: The complexity of your requests and the number of active requests in your queue.

 

OWN ALL OF YOUR DESIGNS

You own everything we create for you. Our designers provide the source files for each project they work on. You receive an editable Adobe file as well as a JPG, PNG, and PDF for every completed design.

NO CONTRACTS OR SETUP FEES

You are never locked into a contract and can cancel at any time for any reason. There are no setup or cancellation fees.

THREE DIFFERENT PLANS, ONE LOW MONTHLY COST

Here at Design Dojo we pride ourselves on being able to help so many people around the world and that is partly due to our low monthly cost. Design Dojo's Basic plan is only $199 per month for three projects with unlimited revisions. 

 

Design Dojo's Basic plan is only $499 per month for 10 projects with unlimited revisions.

 

Our Pro plan is just like having a design assistant for only $1199 per month where you will be able to communicate with your designer in real-time.

These price points allow us to work with everybody who otherwise would not be able to hire a graphic designer and it’s the reason why so many of our clients have fully integrated us into their day-to-day life.

 

How does Design Dojo work?

HOW TO SUBMIT DESIGN REQUESTS

There is one main way to submit design requests, by using our custom created form. The second most popular way is through email.

 

THE DESIGN DOJO PLATFORM REQUESTS

The Design Dojo Platform ensures that you’re not missing any important details with each request you send in.

You can submit a request by following three simple steps:

STEP 1 – DESCRIBE THE DESIGN

Step 1 is actually the only step that is mandatory! The other steps in the Design Dojo Platform allow you to thoroughly explain to your designer exactly what you’re looking for so they can nail it on their first attempt. Don’t worry – you will still be able to request unlimited revisions if needed!

 

In Step 1, you’ll name your design, pick your file size and dimensions, and describe what you want in your request. The other fields in Step 1 are completely optional, but filling them in will help your designer get a general vibe and style direction of your new request.

 

You also have the option to fill in the target audience for your design, share links to inspiring photos or websites you want your designer to gain inspiration from, and you’ll have a chance to describe what you’re NOT looking for.

At the bottom, you can select which file type(s) you need for your design. By default, we will provide a JPG, PNG, PDF, and the Adobe source files.

STEP 2 – NEED STOCK PHOTOS?

In Step 2, you’ll have a chance to search the Adobe Stock database. Adobe Stock is free for all clients to browse. 

If you require a stock photo added to your design request simply select “Yes, I need photos”. Then answer whether you prefer to search for your own photos, or if you’d like your designer to search for you.

 

If you want your designer to search for you, just tell them what you’re looking for and they’ll do the legwork for you! Onward to Step 3!

STEP 3 – UPLOAD YOUR ASSETS

Step 3 is the place to upload any assets you would like to share with your designer for your request. You can upload logos, branding colors, a specific font, or even a hand-drawn doodle of what you’re looking for! Don’t worry if you’re not a good artist; our designers are good enough to turn your napkin drawing into graphic design gold.

Once you get into a good flow with your designer and understand what makes a great request, you can begin to send in email requests to your designer.

 

PAST REQUESTS

The Design Dojo Platform will store all of your past requests for as long as you’re a client. If you ever need a revision, or you just want to look through your past design requests, let us know and we pull it out of the vault for you.

 

 

What kind of requests can I make with Design Dojo?

Our unlimited graphic design service quickly delivers quality designs. However, we aren’t a replacement for a full-time designer. Services not within our scope include:

  • Website coding

  • Motion graphics

  • Video editing

 

Our list of what we CAN make for you is rather extensive. Remember our golden rule: If you can describe what you need in an email, we’ll give it a go!

We are able to make graphics for just about everything under the sun.

Here are just some of the requests that we’ve seen come through the Design Dojo Platform

  • Digital graphics

  • Infographics

  • Website Design and Management

  • Direct mail pieces

  • Lead Magnets

  • Event graphics

  • eBooks

  • Flyers

  • Icons

  • Blog post graphics

  • Worksheets

  • Online Ads

  • Signs

  • Social media graphics

  • Business cards

  • T-shirts

  • Vehicle wraps

  • Tour posters

  • Job post graphics

  • Banners

  • Other promotional materials

  • Brochures

  • And so much more!

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WHAT IF YOU’RE UNHAPPY WITH THE FIRST DESIGNS THAT COME BACK?

Let’s be real—The creative process can be tricky. Sometimes it takes a few tries for your dedicated graphic designer to really lock into your business’s branding style. We offer unlimited revisions because we want you to be in love with your final designs.

The easiest way to FALL IN LOVE is to learn how to work with a graphic designer. You can directly reply to any email or Design Dojo Platform request to provide feedback for that specific project.

 

All feedback should follow these three basic rules:

  1. BE CLEAR

  2. BE SPECIFIC

  3. BE ACTIONABLE

And remember, your feedback doesn’t always have to be negative. Our designers are real people just like you and they love when you provide positive feedback when they really nailed your designs. Learn more about feedback here:

 

 

 

Who is Design Dojo for?

On the surface, our service is for anybody who has had any experience working with a graphic designer before.

Does that mean we won’t accept clients who have never used a graphic designer before? Not exactly, but we’ve noticed that those who have worked with a graphic designer in the past typically have more success with our service.

Why? Those who have experience working with graphic designers are usually able to provide better directions to their Design Dojo designer and they understand the design process with more clarity.

YOU NEED A MONTHLY GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICE IF…

  1. You have too many designs needs and need more support

  2. You’re spending too much money on your freelance or in-house designer

  3. You’re tired of surprise charges during the revision process

  4. You need an affordable on-demand service

  5. You need a designer who is reliable

  6. You need an ego-free designer

  7. You’re tired of getting into lengthy & expensive contracts

  8. You’ve overpaid for a designer before

You should sign up for DESIGN DOJO today if any of these resonate with you.

 

Introducing Unlimited Same-Day Graphic Design in Real Time

INCREASED REQUEST VOLUME

Design Dojo Pro clients can communicate with their designer in real-time meaning your designer will be able to get more designs done for you in a standard business day.

Real-time communication enables your designer to knock out revisions quicker as well as tackle design requests more efficiently. If either you or your designer has a question regarding a specific project, you can quickly hop into Slack and ask it. Slack will send notifications so you can reply or get an answer in minutes.

Our designers will try to get done what they can with the time they have in their shift.

 

COLLABORATE IN REAL-TIME VIA SLACK

Need a quick change made to your latest request? No problem. Want to hear what your
designer has in mind for a design? Ask them right now! Don’t want to wait another day to see
what your designer was up to? You got it. You’ll be blown away by how much better working in
real-time with your designer is. No more waiting a day to get your requests.

Real-time communication with your designer will be powered by Slack (which is free to use!).
When you become a Design Dojo Pro client, you will be added to a private Slack channel with your
designer, a quality reviewer, a production manager, and a representative from our Customer
Success team. Slack will be like your own little private design club where you can collaborate with your designer, request edits, and get your questions answered.

You will benefit most by having one primary point-of-contact to manage your Slack channel.
Your designer will then have a dedicated individual to contact if they have any questions.

 

AN OVERALL MORE INTIMATE GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Design Dojo Pro is like having your own part-time designer for a fraction of the cost and with
more perks. You are able to develop a better, more intimate graphic design experience as you collaborate
with your designer every business day in real-time. 

HOW DOES DESIGN DOJO PRO WORK?

Anyone interested in the Design Dojo Pro can sign up here.

Here’s how the Design Dojo Pro tier will work:

  • You can continue submitting requests as you usually do with Design Dojo
    When you submit a request, the Design Dojo Platform will know that you’re a Design Dojo Pro client and will

  • automatically route it to the Design Dojo Pro team. The team will do the standard
    request review to make sure the request is sound and ready to start work. If we
    have any questions regarding your request, we will send you a message in Slack.
    Once everything looks good on our end, your designer will get to work. You can
    then collaborate as needed in Slack.

  • Your designer will be available for collaboration as much or as little as you need
    them. They will be available in Slack during US business hours (9-5 EST) on weekdays (and
    non-holidays).

 

WHO IS A GOOD FIT FOR DESIGN DOJO PRO?

Design Dojo Pro is great for people who have worked with a graphic designer before, understand the process of working with a designer, and want their designs delivered faster. It is particularly helpful for clients whose requests tend to have many small edits that can be made with a quick back and forth, real-time chat with your designer. Design Dojo Pro will also benefit those tired of surprise charges as well as those who would like more oversight and reliability to the production of their graphic design.

If that sounds like you, you can sign up here.

WHO ISN’T A GOOD FIT FOR DESIGN DOJO PRO?

Design Dojo Pro may not work well for teams who work outside of US business hours compatible
time-zones, teams that would rather take a “set it and forget it” approach towards their requests
queue, or teams that do not want to collaborate with their designer in real time.

If this sounds like you, our Standard Plan will be a better fit for you and your business needs.

 

HOW MUCH DOES DESIGN PICKLE PRO SERVICE COST?

Design Pickle Pro is $1199/month.

 

IS THERE A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT FOR DESIGN PICKLE PRO?

There is no long-term commitment you must make to Design Dojo Pro. If at any time you’re
dissatisfied with our Design Dojo Pro or simply want to move back to a Standard Plan, just let us know!

 

Conclusion

Graphic design has become a cornerstone of business in today’s rapidly expanding digital landscape. Even if your business doesn’t operate solely online (like ours does), you still need various graphics for social media, flyers for promotions, and maybe even a billboard (yes, we’ve done it!).

The truth is, it’s hard to quantify just how many graphic designs you’ll need over a certain period of time. This is one of the many reasons why our flat-rate models are so popular with our current clients. But one thing is undeniable – effective graphic design can have a huge impact on your ROI.

Effective graphic design enables your business to:

  • Create strong first impressions

  • Make killer blog posts and promote them on social (without worry that you’re infringing on anyone’s copyright)

  • Build brand identity and bring awareness to your brand

  • Build customer trust and loyalty

  • Increase sales

And remember: a picture (or graphic!) is worth 1000 words.