Graphically Is a Better Alternative To Design Pickle. Penji, and Delesign

There are many services that are competing for your graphic design work, and we’re here to tell you what sets us apart from the rest of them. We’ve worked tirelessly to create a service that builds on the subscription model while offering significantly more value at a significantly lower price. Instead of stopping there, we have also added unique features that other companies simply don’t (or can’t) offer to their subscribers.

For example, all of our staff are hired and work in-person, rather than outsourcing. This allows us to meet each designer, to ensure they meet our company values, and makes for a much better work environment where designers can collaborate on your projects, communicate effectively, and enjoy a sense of community at our office. It comes through in their work, we promise!

Beyond that, we’re also proud to be the only option that offers video creation in our standard package at no extra cost. It’s one thing to make illustrations for you, but we’ll actually put them in motion so they can capture and captivate the attention of your clients and potential customers.

An Introduction: What Is Graphically?

Graphically is a subscription design service. We can create everything from logos, social media graphics, Twitch banners, t-shirts for sports teams, product packaging, and everything else you might need for a business. From traditional brick and mortar businesses, to online stores and publishers, coaching companies, and everything in between.

Benefits of Graphically

While developing the Graphically service, we looked very closely at what each of our competitors was offering, and we made sure to beat them in every single category. Aiming to be as good as them was never in our plans, we wanted to be better from the start. Not just a little bit better, but significantly better. Here’s a quick breakdown of what makes Graphically the best alternative to Design Pickle and other design subscription services, and then we’ll get into more detailed specifics about each of them.

Affordable: Many smaller startups and small businesses can’t afford the hefty price tags of our competitors. When there wasn’t much competition, they could get away with charging an arm and a leg – but now we’re here to stir things up and to make design affordable for businesses and organizations of all sizes. It’s one thing to talk to the talk, but the numbers speak for themselves.

Professional design team: Our team of designers are masters of their craft, they have studied the principles of design and they have a lot of real-world practice and experience to back up their education.

In-house designers: We don’t outsource to random designers in all different parts of the world, our team of designers all work together in one location. They communicate, share advice, and as our client you’ll have the benefit of many professional designers at your beck and call. We meet our designers in person before they’re hired.

Video production: We offer animated videos along with whiteboard explainer videos. Most subscription design companies don’t offer video at all, and the ones that do will charge you extra for it. For us, it’s included, even in our most basic plan.

Alternative to Design Pickle

Design Pickle’s homepage shows off that they have some absolutely massive corporate clients, like companies that make billions of dollars each year. These are companies that can easily afford to pay Design Pickle at least $399-$995 per month without even blinking an eye. If you want custom illustrations, you’ll have to pay extra. If you want a project manager, you have to pay extra. If you want videos, you’re out of luck with Design Pickle.

Our Standard plan at Graphically is only $149 per month, which is significantly less than half of what Design Pickle charges for their basic plan. Even our Standard plan includes animated videos and white board videos at no additional cost. Our Premium plan is still nearly half the cost of Design Pickle’s most basic offering, and it includes everything that our Standard plan includes, plus it allows you to have 3 concurrent tasks at any given time, meaning you can get a ton of design work completed each month.

Design Pickle offers “unlimited requests” which confuses some people. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to get tons of extra design work, it just means that they’ll let you build up a longer queue. They’re still only working on one task at a time. Our Premium plan means we’ll have three of your tasks being worked on at the same time, instead of just one. Our Premium plan is $249 compared to Design Pickle’s $399 to $995 price range, and you can get 3x as many tasks completed for you each month.

If you just need one task at a time, a year of our service will cost you well under $2,000 compared to $4788 – $11,940 with Design Pickle and they don’t even offer custom video creation, which we do, even in our cheapest plan.

Alternative to Penji

Penji is another often-cited alternative to Design Pickle because they’re quite similar, which means they also have the same issues as Design Pickle, therefor we’re still a more competitive option for the vast majority of use-cases among small to medium sized businesses, organizations, and frankly anyone who needs quality graphic design without breaking the bank. Graphically is a better alternative to Penji, here’s why:

Penji’s offering starts at $369 per month, or a little bit less per month if you commit to paying for an entire year upfront. Only two people are allowed to access the app on this plan, so if you have a team working with you, you’ll need to upgrade to their $479 plan right out of the gates. This is far more expensive than we charge at Graphically, and they offer less than us. Are you starting to notice a trend? To put it bluntly, you’re lucky you found us before signing up for a year’s membership with one of our competitors!

Penji’s $369 plan doesn’t even cover illustrations or designs for websites and apps, once again you’ll need to upgrade and spend nearly $500 per month for that.

If you want the folks at Penji to work on more than one project at a time, you’re going to need to sign up for their $698 per month plan. To contrast that with what we offer, our $249 plan allows you to have three tasks being worked on at a time. So, Penji charges nearly 3x as much for 2 concurrent tasks, and we charge almost a third of their price for 3 concurrent tasks. We’re giving you 33% more output, for a third of the price. You don’t have to be a math wizard to see the difference here.

On top of that, Penji also doesn’t offer video services, which we include in all of our plans for no additional charge. If you order just 1-2 videos a month with the rest of your graphic design from Graphically, you’re already more than paying for the value of your subscription with the videos alone. With some freelancers or design firms, a single video can cost hundreds of dollars, and we’ll create multiple videos for you, and unlimited graphic design, every single month.

Penji also touts features like “unlimited brands”, “unlimited design projects”, and “illustrations” but these are regular, normal features for us – hardly anything to brag about. Of course we’ll allow you to create graphics for more than one brand, shouldn’t something as basic as that go without saying? Apparently not!

Alternative to Delesign

Finally, let’s compare Graphically to Delesign. In comparison to the previous competitors, Delesign is the only one that’s even in the same ballpark, yet we still beat them on some key points. Delesign feels like they saw what Penji and Design Pickle were doing and saw an opportunity to offer something more, but they still can’t match our pricing or level of service, in our humble opinion. Again, let’s let the numbers speak for themselves…

Delesign’s basic plan starts at $349 per month ($200 more per month than our basic plan, that’s $2400 per year – how many new customers could you acquire with an extra $2400 per year to promote your business?)

Delesign’s $349 plan is capped at 2 hours per day of design work, so if you need something done by a certain time, you’re just going to have to wait an extra day. Also, they don’t have any designers working on weekends, so if your project is going to take, for example, two and a half hours and you submit it on a thursday after the cut off, they’ll start it on friday, but they won’t finish it. You’ll have to wait until monday, and it will eat into your 2 hours of allotted time on monday, so now you’ll only have 90 minutes left to start the week strong. We don’t impose limits like this, we’ll work hard to get your tasks completed so that you can move onto the next thing.

To Delesign’s credit, they do offer video production and they offer design for websites and apps, but you’ll need to sign up for their $499 per month plan to unlock that privilege. In case you need a reminder, we offer videos and design for anything you can imagine, all inside of our very affordable $149 per month plan, or if you want to have 3 tasks going at a time, our $249 plan.

We’re Not Just Competing on Price

We have an in-house team of talented designers who are eager to get to work on your projects, to learn the design language of your brand, and to offer their expertise in every way they can to help you create a perfect brand image, and then to pump out tons of content for your website, your apps, your social media, your product packaging, and more. They’ll create videos for you, they’ll create banner ads, they’ll help you grow your business in so many different ways. We’re so proud of our team and the work they do.

We’re able to offer MORE services than all of our competitors, and we’re able to offer it at a more affordable price.

Now, if we were offering less for a lower price, you would have to take some time and really consider your needs, maybe it would be worth it to spend more with one of the aforementioned companies. However, we’re not offering less. We’re not even offering the same amount. We’re offering more, in every category, by every metric.

Our goal was never to enter this market and bring more of the same old same old to the table, we knew that we were going to have to be better, significantly better, to make a dent against the incumbent brands that have had years of a head start. Competing on price, and charging a fraction of what our competitors do, is a great start – but from the get-go we wanted to not only charge less, but to also offer a better product. Our goal is to be undeniable. We invite you to take us up on our offer of a 7 day trial for just $7, so you can see what we’re all about first hand.

Who Uses Graphically?

Our user base is very diverse. Turns out, a lot of people want incredible customer graphics delivered at a fraction of the cost that our competitors charge! Who would have thought? We have subscribers that are small businesses, solopreneurs, teams from all around the world, corporations, well-known brands and brand-new startups.

We even offer our services to other graphic design professionals who need some extra help managing their workloads. They outsource their work to us, and we get it back to them quickly so they can send it over to their clients. We don’t mind, we’re here to help you make more money, whether you’re a designer who has us doing some of your work for you, or you’re a business that’s trying to get off the ground and needs a reliable, consistent source for graphics, posts for social media, logos, and more.

Who else uses graphically? We’re happy to work with sports teams to help design jerseys and logos, eSports teams who need graphics for the socials and Twitch graphics for their players, book clubs, charities, and just about any other organization you could imagine. These days, every group needs, at the very least, a presence on social media, if not their own website and graphic design is crucial for that.

If you’re a plumber in a small town, or a record label in a hip city, we can help you create a brand identity and assets to use across every platform imaginable. Album covers, decals for your work van, employee uniforms… the list goes on and on.

How To Get Started

Getting started with Graphically is so simple!

Sign up for an account, or start by taking advantage of our 7 day trial.

We have a very clean and simple user interface where you’ll tell us what type of design work you’d like to have completed. All you have to do is submit the job specifications.

Soon, we’ll be in touch to deliver the results to you.

Sometimes, after seeing the finished product, you’ll get some new ideas, or you might think “Hmm, I wonder how it would look with a darker background, or a different shape, or a new color scheme…”

We’re happy to make unlimited revisions to all of our work, and we’ll even create multiple versions for you to compare from the get-go. There’s no extra charge for this, you never have to settle, we’ll ensure you’re thrilled with the results every single time.

Before you try one of the other companies listed above, give us a shot first. We’re confident you’ll be so happy with how much money you’re saving, and how easy the process is, that you’ll never look back.

Who knew that professional graphic design could be this simple and this affordable? (We did!)