Graphic Rhythm is a US-based design company operating on a subscription-based model for a monthly fee.
Their headquarters is based in Pennsylvania, U.S. They don’t give out any details on where they’re designers are based, but the competitive rates suggest overseas.
About Graphic Rhythm
The company has been in operation since January 2018 and is headed up by owner Ian Bower.
Like several other graphic design businesses, Graphic Rhythm operates on a monthly subscription model. An area where they differ, however, is that you get a number of “design credits” to use per month instead of unlimited designs.
This might mean you save money as unused credits roll over (up to 2x your plan level). On the flipside, if you have a heavy month, you may end up running out of credits early.
They work with entrepreneurs and business owners of all sizes. If you’re in need of regular graphic design work but can’t justify the cost of an in-house designer, then working with Graphic Rhythm makes sense.
As for areas of specialization, they list the following as their target customers:
- Digital agencies
- Small businesses
- Amazon professionals
If you fit into either of these categories, you might be able to take advantage of their expertise and experience working with similar businesses.
How Graphic Rhythm Works
When you sign up for one of their monthly plans, you’ll be given a number of design credits.
Design credits are basically the currency you use to request design tasks. Depending on how complicated or long a task takes determines how many credits it will cost.
- Social media graphics and design edits are 1 credit
- Presentations are 2 credits
- Infographics are 5 credits
To request a design, you can send all the information across via their customer portal.
When the work is completed and returned to you, which is usually within 24 hours, you’ll be debited the number of design credits the task costs.
You can request as many revisions as you like without any extra cost.
Graphic Rhythm’s designers will take on most graphic design tasks.
Some of the most commonly requested examples they share on their site includes:
- Social media content
- Web banners and blog graphics
- Logs and branding
- Stationery designs
- Posters and brochures
- Apparel designs
Graphic Rhythm Plans and Pricing
At press time, Graphic Rhythm currently has three different monthly pricing plans as follows:
- Professional – $149/mo for 20 design credits.
- Small Business – $299/mo for 50 design credits.
- Agency – $599/mo for 110 design credits.
It’s worth noting that some of the types of designs you can request are limited with the Professional plan, such as no illustrations or logos. So, despite having enough credits, there are some design tasks you won’t be able to request if you’re on this plan.
All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee and you can request as many revisions as you want. Discounts are available when you pre-pay for 3 months at a time.
Graphic Rhythm Alternatives
Graphic Rhythm’s credit system is unique in this space, and the Professional pricing tier compares very favorably to more well-known competitors like Design Pickle. Because of the turnaround times and revisions, most so-called “unlimited” plans still have some constraints on how much design output you can reasonably expect to receive.
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Delesign is also worth a look, especially if you have need for web design, video editing, or motion graphics.
For one-off design work, Fiverr and 99designs are popular choices.
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