Skip all the pitching and planning. Creative directors provide you with all the inspiration you need so that you can focus on what you do best–creating.
Every client project is unique and creative directors are here to support every step of the design process. This allows you to perfect your craft by learning from the best.
Communicating with creative directors is easy. Fixed guidelines and procedures are set in place to provide you the tools you need to fuel your powerhouse and workflow.
Experience the future of work from the start by filling out our unique application. Opportunities to show up on video will give you the chance to speak on your passion.
Our network consists of three creative levels–emerging, senior, and pro. After sharing your talent with us, you’ll be added to one based on your experience.
Everything you’ll need to know about getting started with creative directors will be found in our onboarding. You’ll have everything you need to start collaborating with them.
Designity is a design tech startup backed by Audible! The first virtual design platform that allows U.S-Based creatives to team up and collaborate on design and marketing projects. By working with Designity, you can enjoy all the perks of being a freelancer, and yet make a stable monthly income thanks to our subscription model. Most importantly, you don’t have to deal with clients as our creative directors are your main point of contact. So say goodbye to finding clients, pitching clients, or being worried about all the paper works and billings. Instead you are free to enjoy the creative!
As a Designer you will be the lifeblood of our business! We are only as great as the Designers that work with us. You can take as many projects as you want and never have to worry about payments, contracts, and proposals. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with different designers and learn new design skills. All work will be completed under the guidance and direction of a Creative Director - a very experienced Designer in their own right who acts as the creative backbone and relationship manager for all the projects.
Designity has a streamlined and effective process to hire and onboard new Designers. The general process includes you taking the initial self-evaluation, passing a timed quiz based on your expertise, and completing a paid real life test project with a current Creative Director. The entire process normally takes about 2-3 weeks. Assuming you successfully pass all the aforementioned steps, we will officially welcome you to the Designity team.
We work on projects across many different categories; from marketing collateral to video animations, website and app design, and full product development. We work with Designers who are specialized in just one area, and then some who are more generalists. Ultimately because we match you with the right project, any skill sets and any level of experience is welcome - we pride ourselves with giving everyone the opportunity to work from students to professional designers.
Think of the quiz as a virtual interview which will contain a mix of multiple choice, written, and video questions to probe the Design skills you put forward in your self evaluation as well as your teamwork skills. The quiz is timeboxed within a 30 - 45 minute window that you can choose from. Evaluating creative skill sets is complicated and requires analysis of many different components, from your portfolio of work to expert knowledge in your Design field. Through many years of onboarding Designers we have found that giving you the opportunity to talk through your passion areas, and display your knowledge across multiple facets best allows us to evaluate your expertise.
As a Designer you will be collaborating with the Creative Director to execute on our client projects. Part of the collaboration involves following the Creative Directors instructions and project brief so that we are able to meet and exceed client expectations. As a Designer you present your work directly to the Creative Director and collect feedback from them to complete any necessary revisions that may come up.
Based on your availability and the number of clients you are able to take on, you have the opportunity to make between $1000 and $7,000 per month. There is a ramp up period, as you take on more projects and build relationships with the Creative Directors. The longer you stay with Designity, the more clients you can have, and naturally your earnings will follow.
We do not pay on an hourly or project basis, instead you get paid a commission based on the monthly subscription value that our clients pay to us. Each monthly subscription can vary in value but they typically range from $3,000-$10,000 per month. Ideally you will be easily able to contribute to projects for different clients simultaneously, and given most clients engage us on a long term basis, you will have consistent income. We process payments every 2 weeks through your preferred method (e.g paypal, bank transfer, check).
Before assigning the clients to the creative director we will collect the purchased package upfront and sign an agreement with the client to set the expectations. Our sales team is normally involved in this process to consult the client with the best package. We will then assign the best qualified creative director to the client based on industry knowledge, location, expertise, availability etc.Once the creative director is assigned we will require the client to submit a questionnaire that answers some fundamental questions regarding their company, their brand style, and ultimately their project details. Once the questionnaire is completed, they will be able to schedule their kickoff call with the creative director.After the kickoff call, the Creative Director will put together a comprehensive project brief and timeline and post the project to our Designer channel. Designers are able to nominate themselves to work on the project, and the Creative Director selects and assigns the qualified designer to the project. When you develop close relationships with the Creative Directors, they will often continue to work with the same Designers on multiple projects. The Designer will then complete the projects according to the timeline and upon completion the Creative Director will be presenting the work to the client and collecting their feedback.
You’ll be initially joining Designity on a 1099 basis, however there is a path to eventually become a full time or part time W-2 employee and get other benefits such as health insurance and 401k. This will be based on individual performance, availability for projects, length of time working with us, as well as your own preference for the employment relationship. We currently already have a number of Creative Directors who are employed full time with us, and hope to eventually have Designers who want to do the same.
Designers can often be working with multiple clients at once, depending on the clients level of subscription and scope of project. Ultimately it is up to the Designer and the Creative Director to determine if there is enough capacity to take on new projects.