Did you know that the better the quality of your design brief, the better your designer's work will be? It takes some effort, but it's worth it!
Follow the steps below to get the best outcome from your request submissions. The topics we'll cover are listed below:
Create A New Request
Select Your Request Type
Describe What You Want
Prepare Your Copy
Feedback For Revision
Step 1: Create A New Request
To get started, click on the New Request button. This button is visible wherever you are in the Design Pickle Platform, located at the top header of the page.
Step 2: Select Your Request Type
The next step is identifying your Request Type. This is an important step which lets us match your request to the designer who has the most suitable skill set to handle your request.
You can visually search through our predefined request types to find exactly what you're looking to create or...
...start by selecting a general category if we can't find an exact match.
If you made a mistake, you can always change your selected request type in the following step.
Step 3: Describe What You Want
This is an essential step in creating your design request.
Fill out all the sections of the request form, including the title of your request, size(s), file format(s), and brand profile. Once that's done, it's time to describe the details of your design request.
The directions section is where you will give your designer all the information and details of your request. Once you've typed in your instructions, hit enter!
There is a limit is 500 characters per direction/line, but don’t worry, you can add unlimited directions.
Step 4: Prepare Your Copy
When it comes to your copy/text, make sure it has been proofread and ready for print. Your designer will cut and paste your copy into your design, and will not make any edits or proofread your provided copy.
Click on the plus (+) icon to add your exact text in your instructions.
Step 5: Stock Assets
Next up, stock assets. Design Pickle customers can access our vast Stock Image library of stock vectors and photography powered by FreshStock, Unsplash, Pixabay, Adobe Stock, and Envato (for motion graphics).
Would you rather have your designer find assets for you?
No problem! Just tell your designer what you are looking for in the provided field. Your designer will then search for our libraries for you.
Don't need any photos, or would prefer to upload your own?
That's fine too! Just select "I don't need photos or I'll upload my own".
Once you’re all done, review your request and tell your designer what file types you need, then click on Send to My Designer!
Step 6: Feedback For Revision
Once your designer has sent you a draft or delivered the design files, send honest feedback that is actionable so your designer knows what to do next. Examples of what you can include in your feedback are:
What did we do right?
What can we improve on?
What should we change/retain in the next revision? (The more specific, the better! For example, instead of saying "I don't like that color", instruct your designer by saying “Please swap black for white in the headline”.)
Other Helpful Guides
Need further help? Email us through [email protected], or click the chat button on the lower righthand-side of this window to chat with us.