How to get the most out of your Deer Designer subscription

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Previously, I’ve compared a subscription service to dining in an all-you-can-eat restaurant. In that article, I introduced you to my brother who strategically eats his way in and out of the buffet lines.

I will now borrow some of the tactics to give you tips on how you can get the most out of your Deer Designer subscription.

Getting the best bang for your buck:

Start hungry

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An average stomach can handle up to a litre of food. So when you go to a buffet with an empty stomach, you can sample more food.

With Deer Designer: Most small and medium companies that rave about our services start their subscription with zero design experience and no in-house designer. Therefore, with our designers’ skills, our clients do not have to learn design, nor waste their time with hiring and firing designers.

Munch on leafy greens first

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Leafy greens help improve digestion. So when you are about to have a huge meal, it helps to prepare the stomach with a few bites of veggies.

With Deer Designer: For starters, we always recommend developing a brand guide first. This way, no matter how many designs you request going forward, there is one document you and the designer can refer to. Brand guidelines serve as a map to help you objectively give feedback on ongoing design requests.

Survey the dish selections

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You wouldn’t want to binge on pizza only to find out that the steak you have been craving for is just at the far end of the restaurant. By checking out what is available first, you get to plan what to try first.

With Deer Designer: Check our Scope of Work. You can request anything in that list. If you only need web design right now, that’s ok, but it’s nice to know that we can get a lot more done for you for the same price.

If the need arises, say, for example, a merch design, you can have Deer Designer work on it. Instead of having someone else do it, tapping us can save you money and time.

Get some insider info

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Here’s a secret. My brother works as a purchasing manager in a catering service. So he knows the current market price of ingredients. He knows when a kind of seafood is in season or if poultry prices have gone up.

Therefore, whenever he goes to an all-you-can-eat buffet, he uses this insider info to prioritize eating the dishes that are expensive or hard to come by.

With Deer Designer: You can ask your account manager what are the usual design requests during a specific season like Christmas, Black Friday, etc. This way, you’ll have an idea of how other industries market their services during this time.

You can request similar designs to join the bandwagon or request a totally different one. It helps that you have foresight so you can plan better and get the most out of your designs.

Choose wisely

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Even if you are so hungry for carbs, you know that eating too much of it will fill you up faster. So better to think twice: look at all dishes objectively and get what you crave the most first.

With Deer Designer: Let’s say you initially subscribed to Deer Designer just for web design. But you know you can request for a lot more, and simultaneously! You can always arrange your requests according to their deadlines. We recommend keeping an open communication with your account manager to help you prioritize.

Give the burger section a chance

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A burger may be the last dish you’d want to try in a buffet because you just ate one yesterday, right? I knew it! 😂 But this specific burger may be a better burger than yesterday’s.

With Deer Designer: If you dislike the output of a design you got back, remember that you can request as many revisions as you need. In extreme cases, you can even ask us to swap your designer.

Wait patiently for the hotpot

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Did you know that you can request a hot dish from the chef in a buffet restaurant? There are dishes such as ramen, hot pot, and roasts that are made by request. Because of this, they are more special and take a bit more time.

With Deer Designer: There are designs that have longer turnaround times. Those are often composed of multiple pages or are complex design-wise. Give us more time to complete them and it will be worth it. Fast or Good, you can only choose one.

Commonly, these are web designs, white papers, and PDFs. You will have loads of uses for them soon as they are done. Just be patient and we’ll do our magic.

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The ultimate buffet hack is to involve your family in trying everything. Each of us, when in a buffet restaurant, are assigned cuisines to bring to the table. I am assigned to get Italian dishes, my sister focuses on the Japanese treats, my mom on the Mexican meals.

We all bring plates of samplers and try each others’ choices. Then, if one of us likes a particular thing, that’s what we get more of.

With Deer Designer: We can also make designs for your clients. No additional cost if you have an account with us. Your clients will receive the same premium designs and unlimited revisions, just like you.

Worth every penny

Having the constant need is one sure way to get the most out of any subscription. We hope you found this article on how to get the most out of your Deer Designer subscription useful.

We love hearing from our clients, so if you have any “hacks” you have used with Deer Designer, share them here for all to see!

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