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Your dedicated support for overloaded design teams

Are you drowning in deadlines and Design To-Dos; Juggling projects like a circus act?

We get it, even the best need backup. Allen Design Team is your all-hands-on-deck support. We're not another agency; we're your partners in reducing your overspill workload and reclaiming your sanity.

Here's why ADT is your perfect support:

  • Expertise on Demand: Our 35+ years of experience fill skill gaps and inject fresh perspectives, tackling any design/marketing challenge head-on.
  • On Your Side: From stunning visuals and engaging copy to social media magic, our full-service design studio delivers everything you need, all under one roof.
  • Fixed-Cost Retainer: Breathe Easy with Predictable Budgeting. Ditch the freelancer roulette and enjoy the peace of mind of a flat monthly fee tailored to your needs.
  • Sharpened Focus: Our support lets you and your team excel in your core strengths. We handle tasks unhindered by the day-to-day operations of your business.
  • Empowered Collaboration: We're not here to replace but to elevate and support. Open communication and shared decision-making keep your team informed and empowered.
  • Under One Roof: Forget unreliable freelancers. Our dedicated team, based in our head office, ensures consistency, seamless collaboration, and no worries about individual holidays or unrealistic lead times.
  • Brainstorming buddy: Stuck on creative block? We'll spark fresh ideas and keep your marketing mojo flowing.

Example Package

  • Unlimited design creativity for campaigns
  • Unlimited production and artwork of all marketing material such as booklets, flyers, mailers, posters, banners, advertising, invites, website news, exhibitions, promotional material, signage, letters etc
  • Unlimited design and artwork for ad hoc requirements that the team may need such as stationery and other marketing support material
  • Unlimited design and artwork for social media and website graphics
  • Website management
  • Strategic marketing planning & creation
  • Brainstorming and idea creation
  • Email marketing
  • Use of stock photography
  • Monthly marketing meetings
  • Monthly activity report
  • Priority retainer status

Slash design bottlenecks and crush deadlines. Allen Design Team becomes your secret weapon, delivering stunning visuals & freeing your team to conquer bigger goals.

Book a Quick 15-minute “Calm Down Call”

Let’s chat about your specific challenges and show you how we can relieve the pressure.

Remember, even the best teams need a lift. So, let’s work together, reclaim your creative magic, and watch your output soar.

What do our clients say?

At KBSX Limited, we understand the power of exceptional design. That’s why we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Ashley McMillan and the incredible team at the Allen Design Team. Their expertise and creative vision have transformed our marketing imagery, elevating our brand to new heights. The attention to detail, the commitment to excellence, and the seamless collaboration we’ve experienced with them are truly commendable.

KBSX Limited

Allen Design bring consummate professionalism, care and detail in work that is unrivalled; modernising our public and social media presence with creativity and flair

Jack Land Noble - Programming and Publicity Manager

A fantastic, trustworthy and effective Agency that produces a London Agency standard of work with Local Agency prices! A great team to work with on any project.

Network Rail

Both the final product and service I have received from Allen Design have exceeded my expectations. They always deliver sound strategic advice and support this by also delivering first class creative. I would highly recommend them without giving it a second thought.”

Triumph International

We worked closely with Anthony Allen and Peter Wyatt on the strategic planning, brand creation and website. The senior designer worked closely with us to ensure our expectations were always met.”

Canon UK

I have dealt with numerous design agencies over the last 10-years and have found Allen Design to be the most reliable and professional. They deliver time and again and go that extra mile to produce unique designs. It is good to know that you can rely on an agency to deliver on budget during such difficult economic times.”

Wards CNC

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FAQs

Our retainer can save you over £30,000 a year. A full time in-house senior designer would be in excess of £40k and annual freelance costs over £50k. Another benefit is that you get a full team of designers, digital and strategic experts at your disposal always ensuring we can handle multiple projects at once and provide holiday and sick cover.

All of our retainer packages are created specifically for your needs. UNLIMITED design and artwork comes as standard but you may also need social media management and support, email marketing, strategic marketing and implementation plan, photo library images, copywriting, content generation and website content population to name a few.

There is no limit to the amount design and artwork we create for you each month and this will vary with your needs. We don’t keep time sheets or clock watch, there is no limit to the time we spend on your account and we will be reactive to your requirements no matter how unrealistic the deadlines. You can finally produce all the material you have been wanting to do for years but couldn’t afford as individual projects.

We hold monthly internal ‘think tanks’ to ensure the whole of the Allen Design Team team contributes creative ideas on how we can push your business forward through creative campaigns and other media channels.

Third party purchasing such as PR, Professional photography, purchase of advertising space, print and website programming. These can be provided and quoted, if and when required.

You will be appointed a dedicated account handler who will also be your lead designer ensuring brand and messaging consistency and providing a direct channel of communication. There will be a team of designers and digital experts backing them up who will get to know your business and your marketing requirements inside and out.

A yearly marketing plan will allow us to work proactively with weekly Zoom/Teams production meetings keeping everything on track. Monthly marketing meetings (usually in person) will ensure we are keeping abreast of all new innovations, information, trends and news within your business.

The initial retainer contract is for 12 months. However most of our clients have been with us for many years. The retainer will include a one months break clause after this period.

It is important that we benchmark and report back how the website/marketing work is performing. A comprehensive statistic and analysis report will be provided at the end of every month to show website traffic, social media growth and email marketing open rates to name a few.

Once the retainer is agreed the payment will be collected in advance of each month.

It is a large and scary step moving from paid ad-hoc marketing to a monthly fixed cost and we get it. We have a number of retained customers that would be more than willing to speak with you and reassure you the best they can. It is important that you not only speak with our long-standing customers but new retained customers that have been with us for only a few months so they can tell you about their experience and the differences we have made to their business in a short space of time.

We strive to offer excellent service, creativity and most of all, value for money. Our ambition is to provide marketing support to you for years not just 12 months so it is within our interest to ensure we do everything in our power to help grow your business.

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