Our Creative Design Services
We’ve helped all manner of clients with any aspect of their business that requires applied design thinking and execution.
Save both time and money by
signing up for our managed services.
Managed Design Services
Hydra Media offers an extensive managed design service which allows you all the benefits of an in-house creative design team without the high costs.
Design is about solving real problems.
Our creative team is not only highly skilled and experienced in identifying, planning and executing a wide variety of marketing tasks, but, also has the ability to step back and look at your brand as a whole. Hiring us to assist your company may open up new opportunities by gaining insight from seasoned professionals who have worked with many businesses just like yours.
Building an in-house team to manage your design & marketing efforts can be impractical for many businesses. In many situations, the skills your company needs may be hard to come by or too expensive if you don’t need those skills constantly. What’s more, even if you hire someone for a full or even part-time placement they may lack our specialist skills or need a hand from time to time.
That’s where we come in.
How It Works
Our ad hoc services are competitively priced, however we also offer flexible contracts that lower our hourly rate by as much as 20% depending on the total annual hours and term.
To keep our model as simple and transparent as possible we’ve illustrated the potential savings of your investment on the right. Your investment buys a set number of hours per month, structured to benefit organisations where a permanent design team is not practical as well as agencies that require our specialist skills. These monthly hours accommodate for the work hours of designers, copy writers, web developers and a project manager to make sure that your requirements are met in a timely fashion. At the start of each project we will assign a number of hours which will be deducted from your monthly total.
You will be advised if a project may incur additional hours before we begin or if the requirements change during production. In cases where your billable hours are not used they will be carried over with a 30 day rolling window period. We will propose new projects to ensure the maximum effective use of your budget. At the end of each month you’ll receive a brief report on the number of hours used, any overages, and any other relevant information you require. Assets that are required for your projects are quoted for, purchased on your behalf and billed for separately. This is to ensure that the licenses for any assets remain with you rather than us.
Our Unique Approach
Good design takes time and cooperation. To maximise efficient client expenditure we’ve adopted the ‘Agile’ methodology from
our software development background. The Agile Manifesto emphasizes people and interactions over processes and tools.
To find the best solution to a problem we endeavour to explore all
possible options. We immerse ourselves in your industry, learning
through observation, interviews and analysis. We learn everything we
can about you, collectively define the project, set goals for the weeks
to come, and determine metrics for success.When it comes time to sit
down and solve the problem, we’re just as rigorous, testing solutions
against real people to ensure we’re on the right path being careful not to
over egg the pudding. Sometimes less is more.
Traditionally design has fallen firmly into the category of the ‘Waterfall’ methodology which provides ample time and budget for the application of extensive design practice. Clients now see the risk in spending too much early on in the project as it leaves very little time and budget to incorporate important changes which may be required later on.
In practice this means communicating frequently both within teams and with the customer so that the whole team can stay looped in on the activities of its members. This creates the consistent feedback loop that enables our team to adjust based on what customers, technology and the market is telling us, while also checking frequently to ensure our work is functional in it’s completed context.
How Can We Help You?
Have a problem that needs a creative touch to crack? We'd love to hear from you!