If you're considering starting an unlimited graphic design service and are wondering which platform to use, you've come to the right place.
As productized services become increasingly popular, we're seeing more and more platforms and tools emerging in the marketplace.
As a designer and founder of an unlimited graphic design service myself, I've tried several tools over the years, so the information in this article will be primarily from personal experience. Are you ready? Let's get started.
In fact, as productised services are becoming increasingly popular these days we are seeing more and more platforms and tools coming up in the marketplace.
Also, as a designer and founder of an unlimited graphic design service myself, I tried several tools over the years, so the information in this article will be primarily from personal experience.
Are you ready? Let’s get started.
In the world of productised businesses, one of the most popular platform these days is ManyRequests, and for good reasons.
ManyRequests is a Client Portal Software For Agencies that helps you manage your clients, team members, projects, billing, automations, all in one easy to use platform.
This means that you will have a platform that enables your clients to easily submit a design request via a form that you previously customised to fit that specific project type, and on your end you will be able to receive and manage all of your requests via an easy to use dashboard that allows you to keep a high level view of your business.
Needless to say, this is a great solution for managing multiple clients requests with a clean looking app experience that is branded with your company’s logo and colors.
At the time of writing this article, the prices are as follows:
We highly recommend to check out their official demo video to see their web app in action and if ManyRequests is the right solution for you:
Trello is another popular choice when it comes to design management platforms since it offers a simple and easy to use interface.
Most unlimited design agencies will likely use a three steps column structure that includes a Backlog, Active Requests and a Done area for design requests that are completed.
This structure, which was initially recommended to the community by DesignJoy, is simple and effective since it enables each member to keep a high level view of the projects that need to be completed and the ones that are done.
One of the best features from a workflow perspective is that Trello enables both clients and designers to comment on a specific Trello card, enabling both to keep the communication clearly organised around a specific design task or project over time - gone are the days of going through the emails on a desperate search of that one missing file attachment!
From a pricing perspective, Trello is definitely one of the most cost effective solutions, since it’s available for Free until you reach a sizable amount of boards (aka, many clients), and after that it’s just $5/mo for unlimited amount of boards.
This helps making Trello one of the best solutions for lean startups or freelancers that don’t necessarily want to have a higher monthly subscription when it comes to design management.
Another trend that we see, usually from bigger agencies, is to use a custom platform for their unlimited graphic design service. This, however, is the most costly and time consuming options, which involves creating a platform from scratch.
We only recommend considering this option if:
This is probably not the right solution for 99.9% of agency owners out there in terms of ROI, so be cautious about pursuing this endeavour.
If you are looking for a platform to use for an unlimited graphic design service, another popular option is Clickup.
Compared to some of the other tools we discussed previously, Clickup can be more granular and technical, giving it an edge when it comes to certain features.
However, you will need to limit the workflow to a specific structure that works around your unlimited design agency’s needs.
There are several templates out there that can easily help you kickstart your Clickup experience in no time.
ClickUp provides a platform for streamlined communication between the design team and clients, making it easy to share feedback, revisions, and approvals in real-time. This can reduce misunderstandings and errors and save time.
On top of that, ClickUp's task management features can help the design team stay organized and on track.
With features such as task prioritization, assignments, due dates, and progress tracking, design requests can be completed on time and to the satisfaction of the client.
It also allows for customizable workflows to fit the specific needs of an unlimited graphic design service. This can help streamline the design process and ensure consistency across all projects.
I hope this article about which platform to use for an unlimited graphic design service was useful and now we’re curious to hear from you:
which platform do you like the most and you recommend to other agency owners?
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