Superside Review 2022

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Review Summary

The bottom line

Superside aims to be a replacement for in-house designers, but they are considerably more expensive. Thus due to long commitment requirements and high prices, we don’t think Superside is a good choice for graphic design—at least not for most businesses.

Best for

Large businesses and corporations.

Ratings

100

out of 100

Quality

Superside is trusted by the likes of Shopify and Masterclass thanks to top-quality results.

50

out of 100

Price

Although not super-expensive, we hate that you can’t subscribe for less than 12 months, which takes away from the flexbility of online design.

90

out of 100

Ease of use

The platform is easy to use, but interface could use an update, as it can feel clunky.

40

out of 100

Customer support

Onboarding process is excruciatingly long before you even submit your first design and the full adaptation can take up to three months.

Pros

  • Very high quality
  • Quick turnaround time

Cons

  • Clunky interface
  • Long onboarding process with too many meetings
  • Only annual commitments
Superside Logo
3.9

Websitesuperside.com
Price$4,400–$95,000
Turnaround12 to 48 hours
Freelance IndustriesDesign
Free TrialNo
MoneybackNone

About Superside

Superside is a design agency that lets you buy monthly creative hours of work through subscriptions. You can then order various graphic design tasks and pay for them in hours of work. Superside is meant to be an online substitute for in-house designers, so it’s only available with yearly commitments.

How Much Does Superside Cost?

Superside offers four types of plans each with four sizes, which differ in the number of creative hours you get and the type of designs you can order. It’s worth noting that all Superside plans can be bought only annually, so there are no monthly plans.

In short, Superside costs $4,000–$95,000 per month available only with a yearly commitment, which equals between $66 and $87 per hour.

PlanCommunicationsFull Stack DesignDigital AdvertisingEnd-to-end Creative
Hours of work60 / 105 / 180 / 36065 / 105 / 235 / 47095 / 150 / 250 / 500160 / 265 / 480 / 1,100
Price/month$4,000 / $7,000 / $12,000 / $24,000$5,500 / $9,000 / $20,000 / $40,000$7,500 / $12,000 / $20,000 / $40,000$15,000 / $25,000 / $45,000 $95,000
Price/hour$66.67$85.11$80.00$86.36
Presentations
Print
eBooks & Digital Reports
Emails
Ads
Social Media
Landing Pages
Packaging & Merch
Branding
Illustrations
Motion Design
Concept Creation
Video Production

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Superside Worth It?

At very high monthly costs which are available only with yearly commitments, Superside is not a great choice for small and even medium-sized businesses. Although they boast being 2x cheaper than hiring an in-house designer, at $80/hour they are definitely more expensive.
It’s true that great freelancing alternatives like Toptal cost between $60 and $160 per hour for the same work, they are meant to be temporary substitutes for an in-house designer. Superside, on the other hand, promises to be a long-term replacement. However, since they are more expensive than a senior-level in-house designer, we don’t think Superside is worth it.

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Matic Broz is a photographer, graphic designer, and stock photographer. For over ten years he's been helping photographers improve their photos and graphic designers find the best images for their designs. His work has been featured by Lifewire, Skylum, and PetaPixel. In his free time, he enjoys photography, hiking, and petting random dogs. Read more

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