DesignPickle vs Hatchwise – which is right for you?

While Design Pickle and Hatchwise both offer design services, their offerings are different and which platform you choose will be dependent on what your business needs. The main difference between the two is that Design Pickle offers unlimited design services, while Hatchwise’s model focuses on design through a crowdsourcing platform. Below we take a deeper dive into the pros and cons of each so that you can make the most informed decision for your business. 

Which one should you choose?

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The Design Contest Process

Design service platforms allow you to find the best design that meets the needs of your business. With logo design contests, you’ll be able to outsource your logo design projects to multiple creatives across the globe. And with one set fee, you’ll be able to see a wide array of numerous logo design submissions before awarding a contest winner once the contest concludes (which can be anywhere between 48 hours and 10 days). 

Unlimited design service platforms have a similar model where they connect you with creatives across the world, but instead of a contest format, they work on matching you to a creative that you can build an ongoing relationship with, with a flat, monthly rate. 

1. How it Works

2. What You Get

Once you choose a final design from your contest submissions, the winning designer will upload your final artwork design files right to your Hatchwise account. This lets you easily use the files wherever you need, and you’ll have full rights to the design so you can make future changes down the road.

Hatchwise values you as a customer and they are dedicated to finding you the perfect creative solution that can meet the needs of your business, at an affordable price, without any hidden fees. Their process is straightforward, with ongoing personalized support along the way, so you can get your design contests begun, and completed, as quickly as possible. 

3. What It Costs

Since the two platforms have different models, their pricing is also structured differently. Design Pickle’s cheapest packages start at $995 a month for unlimited graphic design, or unlimited custom illustrations (but not both services together). Packages from there can go up to $1,695 a month. While you can’t have more than one design service offering for each package, all packages do come with unlimited design requests, unlimited design revisions, and finalized Adobe source files. All are backed with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee if you aren’t happy with the final designs you receive. 

Hatchwise is a more affordable option starting at $89 for their Bronze package. With this logo design contest, you’ll be guaranteed a minimum of 30 design submissions that are submitted from at least 5 creatives. If the contest concludes and you don’t receive at least 30 submissions, and you don’t award a contest winner, just let Hatchwise know. Hatchwise will give you a full refund for your contest payment with no questions asked. And Hatchwise’s money-back guarantee applies to all projects.

If you ever want more design submissions, Hatchwise has other contests available for you to choose from (or you can select an upgrade). Their most expensive package is their Platinum package where you’ll receive 250+ designs from over 40 designers for just $399. 

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The Final Verdict

If you are looking for multiple, unlimited design services for your business then the $995 monthly price point with Design Pickle may be the best option. This also allows for you to work with one, dedicated creative and truly partner with them on your design. However, this does come at a high cost, which is over ten times the price of Hatchwise’s cheapest package. 

That’s why, if you prefer to work with a variety of creatives and want to see more designs (a minimum of 30 designs for their lowest-priced package), Hatchwise may be a better option. While you won’t be working with only one, dedicated creative, you’ll have access to a wide range of creatives that will bring you a wide range of design concepts. While Hatchwise doesn’t have an unlimited model that allows you to submit unlimited projects over one month, their price is affordable so you can sign up and start as many contests as you want. In the long run, this may end up being the same price as Design Pickle’s package, except you’ll be able to work with more designers! Hatchwise’s team of creatives will partner with you to help grow your brand and if you aren’t ever provided what was guaranteed to you, you can always get a full refund with Hatchwise, no questions asked.

Most businesses only need a design or two at a time, so it would make more sense to sign up and pay for Hatchwise (especially if you are in the early stages of your business) instead of paying  higher, flat-monthly rate for unlimited designs.

Hatchwise is the choice for you if you want to work with thousands of talented creatives at your fingertips, have dedicated support at no additional cost, and connect with a large community of designers who are ready to work with you. 

I was originally going to use 99designs and your service was recommended to me by a friend who had used your site before so I gave it a shot and it lived up to everything he said. I was connected with 25 original designs and found one that was exactly what I had envisioned! I will be recommending HatchWise to all my friends!
Mary Scott
Los Angles Designs
I was a little apprehensive since my experience with 99designs in the past has been excellent and you're services were much cheaper but I was thrilled with the result.
John Borthwick
Double Dog Dare and Sons
Used 99Designs before and I like your platform better. USer friendly to a guy like me. Chris
Jane Bill
Bill of Fancy
Hatchwise was great to work with! I used 99Designs a few months ago for a different company I own and I am far more satisfied with the options I received with the Hatchwise designers, plus the Hatchwise price was much lower. I'll definitely recommend Hatchwise to anyone I know looking for a logo!
David Anderson
The Educated Professional

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