How To Submit A Design Request

Want great output? It starts with a great design brief!

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Written by CJ Robles
Updated over a week ago

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:

  1. Create A New Request

  2. Select Your Request Type

  3. Describe What You Want

  4. Prepare Your Copy

  5. Stock Assets

  6. Feedback For Revision

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.

The next step is identifying your Request Type. This is an important step that lets us match your request to the designer who has the most suitable skill set to handle your request.

Option 1:

You can visually search through our predefined request types to find exactly what you're looking to create or...

Option 2:

...start by selecting a general category if we can't find an exact match.

Option 3:

If you make a mistake, you can always change your selected request type in the following step.

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.

Pro Tips

  • Let us know exactly what you want to be created. The more clearly written the description, the better

  • Provide images/references so you can show us what you mean

  • Tell your designer what you love and dislike by commenting directly on your attached images using our annotation tool

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 not make any edits or proofread your provided copy.

Click on the plus (+) icon to add your exact text in your instructions.

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 you prefer to upload your own?

That's fine too! 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 Send to My Designer!

Once your designer has sent you a draft or delivered the design files, send honest and actionable feedback 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”.)

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.

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