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How are you different from 99designs?

99designs vs Penji

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Both Penji and 99designs are platforms that offer graphic design services to clients. They provide solutions for various design needs, including logos, websites, marketing materials, and more.

Additionally, both platforms aim to connect clients with talented designers to fulfill their design requirements. However, they differ in their pricing models, workflow approaches, and the level of client-designer interaction.


Here are some of the main differences between the two services:

  1. Service Model: 99designs operates on a crowdsourcing model. Clients submit design briefs outlining their requirements, and multiple designers from around the world submit their design concepts. The client then selects the winning design from the submissions.

    Penji operates on a subscription-based model. Clients pay a monthly fee for access to a team of designers, who work on their projects as needed. This model allows for ongoing collaboration and revisions, rather than a one-off design contest.

  2. Quality vs. Quantity: Due to its crowdsourcing nature, 99designs can result in a large number of design submissions for clients to choose from. However, the quality of designs can vary widely, and clients may need to sift through numerous options to find one they like.

    Penji focuses more on providing high-quality design services through its dedicated team of designers. Clients work closely with their assigned designers to ensure that their vision is understood and executed effectively.

  3. Collaboration and Revisions: While clients can provide feedback to designers (99designs) during the contest period, there is limited opportunity for ongoing collaboration or revisions once the contest is over and the winning design is chosen.

    Penji offers unlimited revisions to clients, allowing for more extensive collaboration and refinement of designs until the client is satisfied. 

  4. Turnaround Time: The turnaround time (99designs) for receiving design submissions can vary depending on the contest's duration and the designers' responsiveness.

    Penji aims to provide quicker turnaround times since clients work directly with a dedicated team of designers, allowing for more efficient communication and project management.

  5. Pricing: Clients pay (99designs) a one-time fee for their chosen design, with the cost determined by factors such as the design category and the level of designer participation.

    Penji offers subscription-based pricing, with clients paying a monthly fee for access to unlimited design projects and revisions within their subscription tier.

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