Graphic design support

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.

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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 chase down that freelancer, train the new hire, or, dare we say, try to whip something up yourself in Canva. 

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 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.
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 effectively communicate your mission.

Creative Director consulting? Delivered.

Our experienced Creative Director, Olivia, will provide strategic guidance and support to enhance your foundation's visual communication and brand identity.

  • Design Audit
  • Design Team Hiring Strategy
  • Rebranding Readiness Strategy
  • Creative Direction Support
  • Design Team Mentorship
  • Design Process Improvement/Optimization
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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 / Case Statements
  • Canva Templates
  • Brochures
  • One-pagers
  • Stationery
  • Basic website updates
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A brand with that special something? Done.

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.)
  • Logos for your programs, initiatives, and campaigns
100% COMMITTED TO YOUR MISSION

A design team of your own

When you work with Acton Circle, your organization benefits from the talents of a Creative Director, Project Manager, Graphic Designers, and Illustrators. We take 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 priorities, brainstorm ideas, and load your design queue.

Unlimited revisions

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

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

Unparalleled quality

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

A flat, monthly rate

Say goodbye to invoicing surprises and questionable line items. You’ll always know what to expect.

Wondering where we’ve been all your life?

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Monthly Design Support

Ideal for forward-thinking organizations like yours with a long-term vision for their goals, continuous design needs, and a commitment to optimizing success.


We’ll work hand-in-hand with your marketing team to produce a steady stream of design deliverables throughout the month – including, but not limited to infographics, campaign materials, one-pagers, social graphics, and more.

Essential

$3200/mo
6-month commitment
One project at a time
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Monthly strategy calls
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Professional design on repeat
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Access to experienced designers
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Dedicated project manager
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Pro

$5200/mo
6-month commitment
Two projects at a time
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Monthly strategy calls
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Access to experienced designers
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Dedicated project manager
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Website maintenance
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A SPRINKLE OF SOCIAL PROOF

Here’s how nonprofits 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 do the monthly support packages 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. socialpost vs. slide-deck) take varying amounts of time, we will discuss what can achieve each month in our strategy calls.

Who are our monthly support packages best for?

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Our monthly support services are ideal for organizations with a steady stream of design needs they're eager to have the right person work on. They're also an excellent choice for those looking to complete a backlog of design projects.

Is there a minimum commitment?

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Understanding your brand and making the most of your creative assets takes time, so we have a 6-month minimum commitment to keep things running smoothly. This ensures our team can fully immerse themselves in your brand and create designs that align perfectly with your vision and mission, allowing you to experience the full benefits of our expertise and dedication.

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

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With our  monthly support service, you get the expertise of a professional design team without the hefty employee commitment involving payroll, benefits, continuous training, etc. It's like having your very own design dream team without the HR headaches.

Can we do a trial project first before commiting?

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Yes, we offer 1-week design intensives. Also, if you would like to evaluate the quality of our work before committing to monthly support, we invite you to review our portfolio. Additionally, we encourage you to read the reviews and testimonials from our satisfied clients on our website and Google Reviews page to get a sense of the level of service and results we consistently deliver.

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.