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The Route to Creative Graphics with On-Demand Design Services

How to Get the Most Creative Graphics with an Unlimited Design Company

Graphic design
November 2, 2022
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Whether or not you’re used to creating regularly, you’re eventually bound to wonder how to be more creative in graphic design. Here are our tips for getting the most creative graphics with the help of subscription-based graphics services.

There’s no way modern businesses can stay afloat without quality and creative graphic design. Here are just a few ways graphics significantly impact any business’s success.

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It differentiates you from your competitors

Starting from your logo, graphic design is a building block of your brand identity. So you’ve taken the time to formulate your brand’s mission, vision, and values. You’ve conducted thorough market research to define your target audience. All this work and research has to go into developing your brand’s visual identity, which helps customers differentiate between you and your competitors.

Beyond that, graphic design improves brand recognition, which in turn leads to creating brand awareness and loyalty.

Coca Cola.jpg A staggering 94% of the world’s population recognizes the Coca-Cola logo!

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It can boost sales

The next logical step? When you have a pool of loyal customers, it’s only logical that you’ll see a profit increase.

But the power of stellar graphics doesn’t stop there. Quality design can significantly improve your products and create brand bias. A comprehensive study conducted by McKinsey showed that design-oriented businesses outperformed the industry benchmark by as much as two to one. So, there’s certainly a lot more to professional design than looks!

It’s the most powerful way to communicate

People need 50 milliseconds to form an impression of a website and process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Infographics are read 30 more in their entirety compared to blog posts. Color impacts around 85% of purchase decisions, and several social media statistics prove posts with graphics consistently outperform those without.

Need I go on? Graphics are the most effective way to communicate with your target audience. With people’s attention spans growing shorter, you need to make powerful impressions quickly. More importantly, you must send clear messages within split seconds your audience will give you. The only sure way to do that is by utilizing visual communication.

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There’s no doubt graphics are a must for every business. But while almost everyone uses them, getting truly creative graphics can be a challenge. More often than not, people resort to fast solutions such as stock photos and ready-made templates. With these, you risk losing all the potential benefits creative graphic design can bring you.

With bland graphics, customers will have a hard time remembering your brand. And if you fail to focus on design early on, chances are you’ll miss opportunities to improve your products’ functionalities and send clear messages.

So, let’s learn how to be more creative in graphic design. After that, we’ll suggest how you can get the best creative graphic design with unlimited design services.

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How to get creative ideas for graphic design

Despite common misconceptions, creative graphic design doesn’t come out of thin air. It involves a lot of hard work that no amount of talent can make up for.

Even the most talented graphic designers sometimes run out of ideas. So, if you’re also stuck wondering about “how to get creative ideas for graphic design,” here are a few tips.

Get inspired by other’s work

If you want to be a writer, you must read. Equally, graphic designers must keep up with the current trends in their industry.

Keep active on social media and portfolio sites such as Dribble, Behance, and Coroflot. And by that, I don’t mean just uploading your work. Follow designers whose work you enjoy; comment, share and engage with the community. Dialogue and exchange are the fastest routes to more creative ideas!

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Get input from your team

Say you’re a graphic designer working in a marketing and design agency. Every piece of graphic design you create involves several stakeholders: marketing managers, copywriters, art directors, and possibly, several people on your client’s team.

So, it’s never a good idea to create in isolation. Organize regular meetings and ask for feedback. Make sure you understand the different purposes a design has to fulfill. For example, a marketing team might be focused on raising awareness of a new product. In contrast, the sales team will be interested to know how many products have been sold thanks to these particular marketing and design assets.

Discuss what these different stakeholders expect from the design. Not only will this approach allow you to explore different creative paths, but it can also help minimize the number of revisions your drafts need before getting to the final result

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Switch off

There’s no creativity without brain food? True. Still, it’s equally important to switch off and let those inputs settle.

If you want to be more creative in graphic design (or any type of creative work, for that matter), you need dedicated downtime. That means switching off from work, social media, and external distractions. Whether taking a nap, walking, or having a coffee with a friend, this “offline” time will allow your creativity to shine through.

How to be more creative in graphic design with the help of an unlimited design service

Feel like you’re slowly getting out of the creative rut? Fantastic! If there’s one key takeaway there, it’s that graphic design is a collaborative effort. Ideas don’t appear out of nowhere, and graphic design is always created with an audience and purpose in mind.

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So, to get the best creative graphics design, you’ll need a powerful ally. Let us present unlimited graphic design services - a revolutionary way to create!

What is an unlimited design service?

Imagine the flexibility of working with freelance designers. Paired with the reliability of an in-house team. Add diverse expertise and a fast turnaround you’d get with a traditional design agency.

The result? Unlimited design services.

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As the name suggests, these creative graphic services allow you to make unlimited design requests while paying a flat monthly fee. There’s no limit to the number of revisions you can make, so when it comes to creating pixel-perfect creative graphics, few options can match up.

Our service, ManyPixels, is one of the best on the market. Here are a few of the main reasons to choose us:

  1. We’re pros: With over 4 years in the industry, well over 125k design projects completed, we have considerable experience under our wings. Our designers make up the 2% of the best applicants, with proven experience and track record.
  2. We have a wide range of services: From display ads to landing pages, there are very few graphic design services we don’t cover. We deliver all sorts of digital designs and create digital versions of graphics that are ready to be printed.
  3. Comprehensive pricing list: Need a lot? Need a little? Everything works! Our three-tier pricing plan suits different teams, those with designers on-board and those without. Our top plan, Dedicated Designer, means one of our designers works almost exclusively with you

How to get the most out of creative graphic services

You have your own designer or team of designers and want to boost your creative productivity with the help of a design subscription service. Awesome! Here are a few tips on how to get the best creative results from this collaboration.

Determine an art direction

An unlimited graphic design service offers numerous perks of a traditional design agency without the hefty price tag. Still, bear in mind that subscription-based design services are best for executing your ideas.

Although our designers are happy to brainstorm ideas with you, this will result in lower efficiency. And making the most out of a graphic design subscription service means making regular design requests and getting projects back quickly.

Whether you’re a marketing agency or a small business, it’s always helpful to include a brand’s visual guide in the design brief. This will allow our designers to get to work in no time and provide drafts that align with the brand’s identity.

Request a variety

What is the best thing about unlimited design? You can get a significant number of creative graphics for the same flat fee!

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Feel free to request different variations of the same design. This can give you several creative graphic solutions to work with and variations that you can mix and match or use as templates.

Some types of projects where a variety of options could be beneficial are:

A fixed monthly rate allows you to create whole libraries of ready-made designs and custom templates that you can (re)use whenever you need them.

Work with different designers

Unlike some other graphics services, a subscription-based design service allows you to work with several designers with different skills or expertise.

Once you put in a request with us, we’ll determine which one of our designers is best suited to the task and assign the project to them. However, you’re also welcome to request specific designers you’ve perhaps worked with in the past or simply ask for us to give the task to a different professional, should you want to explore different stylistic routes.

When it comes to creative graphic design, nothing beats different perspectives. Make full use of this with our team of over 30 skilled designers, waiting to deliver your requests. Make sure you browse through our vast portfolio to get a feel of what we can do!

Tells us what you (dis)like

It’s a common mistake in providing graphic design feedback: instead of saying you don’t like something, you must also explain why. We’re not trying to question your authority or even your style, and it’s merely a matter of speeding up the design process. When designers know what the issue is, they can find a creative solution for it.

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To make things even more efficient, include examples of what you’re (not) looking for in the design brief. Point out specific details that you’d like us to make a note of, such as:

  • A color or color scheme
  • The layout
  • Fonts, icons, images
  • The style (modern, traditional, casual, techy, etc.)

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Revise, revise, revise

How to be more creative in graphic design? Never settle. Most freelancers give you a limited number of revisions included in the price, while each additional revision costs extra. This isn’t something you need to worry about with unlimited graphics services.

You can revise and change the design as many times as you want until you get exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t fret - the monthly rate always stays the same!

Ready to unleash your creativity?

We work with many marketing and design agencies, and help creatives unlock their full potential.

Want us to take over some day-to-day tasks so you can pursue different creative experiments? We work like a well-oiled machine and deliver most smaller designs in just 1-2 business days.

Need more creative ideas for your team? We hire over 30 battle-tested, professional designers with diverse styles, experiences, and areas of expertise.

Book a call to discuss your creative needs in more detail, or go ahead and sign up today with our 14-day money-back guarantee!

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Danica Popovic

November 2, 2022

Having lived and studied in London and Berlin, I'm back in native Serbia, working remotely and writing short stories and plays in my free time. With previous experience in the nonprofit sector, I'm currently writing about the universal language of good graphic design. I make mix CDs and my playlists are almost exclusively 1960s.