fractional creative team

When you don't have the budget or desire for a full-time designer, but still need all the help.

Get the power of a full-fledged, experienced creative team for less than the cost of a single employee.

Show me what you can do

Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’ve got your hands full.

You’re out here changing the world! That means, there’s zero – we repeat, zero – time to try to wrangle up a design department, chase down that freelancer, train the new kid, or, dare we say, try to whip something up yourself. 

No, what you need is the power of a trusted, experienced, lightning-fast design team that can hold their own while you focus on making an impact. 

We’re here to embody your mission, handle your creative design needs, and be your trusted secret weapon that makes your supporters and potential partners alike wonder, “How do they do that?”.

We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and pair our people-first design approach with our expertise in brand strategy to give you the type of design that does more.
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LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES ARE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Design on tap that does more than just look pretty

We’re not here simply cranking out random works of art. We’re here to make sure your design and branding take your organization to new heights. Whether you need an updated case for support, campaign assets, social posts, event materials for your next gala, or basic edits to your website, trust in our expertise to bring your vision to life and effectively communicate your mission.

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Boost event attendance? Check.

Meet your fundraising goal, raise awareness, and rally the community to further your organization's mission.

  • Theme Conceptualization
  • Event Logo
  • Save-the-Dates & Invitations
  • Event Program
  • Presentation
  • Sponsorship Package
  • Promotional Graphics
  • Interactive Landing Page

Engaged and growing audience? Handled.

Spread your mission like wildfire with stunning print or digital design deliverables that get you the attention you deserve.

  • Case for Support
  • Canva Templates
  • Brochures
  • One-pagers
  • Stationary
  • Basic website updates
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A brand with that special something? Delivered.

Run effective campaigns with design assets that make people move.

  • Postcards
  • Email Graphics
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Infographics
  • Presentations/Decks
  • Email Design (Constant Contact, Mailchimp, etc.)
what's included

Meet the fractional service that connects you to your dream team

The Acton Circle Fractional Creative Team takes the edge off of wondering how to staff your team, manage expenses, or make design calls like a Creative Director.  You can trust us to make your mission come alive with:

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Monthly strategy calls

Meet with your dedicated project manager and creative director to review what’s a priority, hash through ideas, and get your design queue loaded.
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Speedy turnaround

Get your designs one at a time in just a few days. We’ll always focus first on what you say is top priority.

Unlimited revisions

We want to deliver work you love. We’ll tweak and fine-tune until you’re 100% satisfied.

Unparalleled quality

Our experienced team of senior-level creatives know how to get it right.

A flat, monthly rate

Say goodbye to invoicing surprises and questionable line items. You’ll always know what to expect. 
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Design that’s always on brand

Each of your designs are fully custom and fully yours. No templates or copy/paste design here.

Wondering where we’ve been all your life?

Book your free design consult
STRAIGHT-FORWARD, HASSLE-FREE 

Access to your Fractional Creative Team

What's included:
  • Monthly strategy calls
  • Stunning designs on repeat
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Access to a team of senior designers
  • Dedicated project manager

$5625/mo

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"Working in partnership with Acton Circle has been a wonderful experience. Olivia and the team are extremely talented and have crafted amazing collateral for my organization, East Bay Community Foundation. Working with them has been a smooth process from initial project intake to final design delivery. One highlight of working with Acton Circle is their excellent facilitation of strategy meetings. They thoroughly capture all the information needed and make translating project needs into a design look like magic."
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Michele Johnson
Marketing Associate
East Bay Community Foundation
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Here’s how nonprofits like yours are doing more with Acton Circle

Do you have needs for a wide range of deliverables – like donor forms, event graphics, and one pagers?

East Bay Community Foundation needed ongoing design support for their various marketing and fundraising initiatives. We partnered with them to meet their design needs both big and small.

Wish you had someone to create professional, branded Google slide decks and presentations for you instead of wasting hours trying to cobble something together?

Acton Circle and National Writing Project (NWP) enjoyed an ongoing partnership. With NWP, we’ve designed over 20 effective, engaging presentations for their writing workshops and created a custom template for their team.

Did you recently undergo a rebrand and ready to roll-out your new logo and brand identity? 

We worked with Orange County Community Foundation on an ongoing basis throughout the year to update their marketing materials to reflect their new and improved branding.

Got questions? Great news. We’ve got answers!

How does the Fractional Creative Team service work?

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Each month, we hold a strategy meeting to collaboratively load up your design queue. You can make adjustments to your queue throughout the month, and we’ll keep working 1-2 projects at a time.

Will I get a guaranteed amount of hours/designs each month?

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We have found that on average our clients complete around 3-6 projects per month. Since different projects (e.g. social post vs. slide-deck) take varying amounts of time, we will discuss what can achieve each month in our strategy calls.

What basic website updates do you cover?

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Basic website updates encompass text revisions, image replacements, button modifications, and other essential tweaks, providing you with a hassle-free solution for maintaining a polished and up-to-date online presence.

Who is the Fractional Creative Team service best for?

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Organizations that get the most out of this service are those who have a steady stream of design needs in their organization that they’ve been ready (like yesterday) to get the right person to work on. If you only have a design need pop up once in a blue moon, this would not be the right solution for you. 

Why shouldn’t I just hire a full-time designer?

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Well, you have to manage them closely. Additionally, they still might not be an expert in all the different disciplines of design you need to bring your brand to life. When you partner with our Fractional Creative Team, you’ll have a core team of a senior-level designer, creative director, illustrator, proofreader, and project manage that you can tap into when needed. We will get to know your organization inside out and collaboratively cross your projects over the finish line.

Is there a minimum commitment?

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While we don't require a minimum commitment to our Fractional Creative Team service, our clients typically engage with us for an average of 2+ years. We understand the importance of integration with your team, and while we value being seamlessly aligned, we also recognize the potential for slower periods during certain times of the year. This flexible service allows us to adapt to your evolving needs, so you can press pause when you need to.