The bottom line
Using an agency, hiring a freelancer or employing a graphic designer is expensive, so the design tasks are often attempted in-house by the business owner or a staff member with minimal (or no) design skills, or tackled on an online DIY site or print house, with charges for revisions and disappointing results that aren’t on brand, aren’t on time, and negatively impact the bottom line of your business.
You’ve worked too hard to get your business here – why risk it?
I’ve used affordable design options before
You may have tried affordable design options in the past, whether it’s a design marketplace or another subscription model.
You probably received designs that are hit and miss, often delivered late and where pretty underwhelming with simple errors.
You get what you pay for right? And this all sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?
There’s no catch.
Design Republik is Perth’s premier subscription design service.
Why trust us?
Design Republik is owned and backed by a leading Perth creative who stands behind every piece of design with our name attached to it, and with designers who will treat your brand likes it’s their own.
We’re here to provide professional, commercially-creative design that will grow your business and drive your brand forward.
Good design is good business
Don’t just take our word for it.
In 2005 a group called The Design Council studied the portfolios of 63 companies that traded on the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) over a decade. What they discovered was that the companies that were design conscious did much, much better than those that weren’t – in fact, they outperformed the FTSE 100 index by 200%.
If you look at the graph below you can see how much better these design-aware businesses (red line) did compared to the top 100 businesses on the FTSE who didn’t place a strong emphasis on business/product design (blue line).
Steven Bradley, the author of Design Fundamentals, notes that people are inherently biased towards beauty:
Human beings have an attractiveness bias; we perceive beautiful things as being better, regardless of whether they actually are better. All else being equal, we prefer beautiful things, and we believe beautiful things function better. As in nature, function can follow form.
Good brand and product design stimulates and motivates consumers to purchase. As consumers we trust it and rely on it, whether it’s a web page’s design, or the shape of a gym bottle; the logo and collateral for a finance company or the branding for a nursing home. Look at any good business and you will see good design.
Design on the FTSE
10 year performance of 63 businesses.
1995 – 2004