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Ongoing subscription vs. one-off projects

Superside vs. Lightboard

With your dedicated team of world-class project managers and deisgners, Superside can tackle projects of any size and scope from large, complex campaigns to producing a single asset.

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Amazon
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Novartis

Comparing Superside as the Lightboard Alternative

Superside
Services offered

Services offered

Specializes in creative services such as graphic design, motion graphics, illustration, custom production (video, sound, photo), and campaigns and concepts for marketing and creative teams

Specializes in creative services such as graphic design, motion graphics, illustration, custom production (video, sound, photo), and campaigns and concepts for marketing and creative teams

Creative services designed for marketing teams such as presentations, PDFs, social media and display ads, illustration, branding, email and web design

Pricing

Pricing

Transparent, subscription pricing starts at $4,000 per month that can easily scale up (or down) to support the design needs of an entire enterprise organization.

Transparent, subscription pricing starts at $4,000 per month that can easily scale up (or down) to support the design needs of an entire enterprise organization.

$150 per hour on a project-to-project basis or $2750 for 25 hours a month

Onboarding

Onboarding

Collaborative onboarding process to understand your brand, current team structure, existing skills, and ongoing team needs. With a dedicated creative project manager, there is nothing lost between projects.

Collaborative onboarding process to understand your brand, current team structure, existing skills, and ongoing team needs. With a dedicated creative project manager, there is nothing lost between projects.

Every customer is assigned a dedicated account manager. They work with you to understand your brand and preference as well as manage your requests.

Turnaround time

Turnaround time

12 to 48 hours

12 to 48 hours

2 to 3 business days

Communication

Communication

Stay in close contact with your dedicated creative project manager through the Superside platform, email, or Slack integration as well as through an optional weekly meeting.

Stay in close contact with your dedicated creative project manager through the Superside platform, email, or Slack integration as well as through an optional weekly meeting.

With your dedicated Account Manager through the Lightboard platform

Number of requests / revisions

Number of requests / revisions

Unlimited revisions based on hours available in your selected plans which can scale up or down based on needs. Several simultaneous projects are possible. Any unused hours rollover into the next month.

Unlimited revisions based on hours available in your selected plans which can scale up or down based on needs. Several simultaneous projects are possible. Any unused hours rollover into the next month.

Unlimited revisions based on your subscription’s allotted hours. Projects are worked on based on a queue system.

Talent

Talent

Full-time employees and contractors, carefully vetted from over 57 countries in 19 time zones.

Full-time employees and contractors, carefully vetted from over 57 countries in 19 time zones.

100% U.S.-based designers, who are thoroughly vetted. They hire >2-3% of applicants.

A Design Solution for the Big Swings, Not Just the Small Stuff

A Design Solution for the Big Swings, Not Just the Small Stuff

Superside’s foolproof Design Ops process gives you a dedicated team to help with your immediate design needs and scales with you as your business grows.

Lightboard is a purpose-built platform great for small projects, limiting its ability to tackle larger campaigns efficiently. This makes them ideal for simpler, routine design tasks—the requests at the bottom of your in-house team’s to-do list.

Give Your Campaigns a Global Perspective, Not an Agency Echo Chamber

Give Your Campaigns a Global Perspective, Not an Agency Echo Chamber

Superside ensures you have the top 1% tof global talent on your design team. This global network of creatives gives you access to a full range of skills and fresh perspectives. Your team is on 24/7 when you need a quick turnaround to hit your deadline.

Lightboard’s designers are 100% U.S.-based, which might not be ideal if your company caters, or plans to expand to a global audience (or if you don't want to see the same tired ideas rolled out).


A Full-Stack Team That Scales, Not Just a Growing Queue

A Full-Stack Team That Scales, Not Just a Growing Queue

Superside’s foolproof designOps process, and dedicated design team gives you access to scale and capabilities you need every month. Have extra hours you didn’t use up during the month? Easily carry them over into the next.

With Lightboard, your requests are handled in a queue you can re-prioritize.

Much Faster

20x

Faster than hiring creatives in-house
cut costs

50%

Reduction in average cost per asset
ship faster

70%

Lower turnaround time for digital assets
stress free

9.6

Average NPS rating from customers
built for you

Superside is made for:

Your Superside team plugs into your existing teams to increase output, faster.

Redistribute your design team’s spinning plates, without compromising brand and creative potential. Add capacity with round-the-clock design support with on-brand and on-time results.
With 20-30 sizes of banners, hundreds of places to buy your ads, and thousands of color combinations to test, the last thing you wanna do is onboard a new designer. Superside lets you prioritize experimentation by prioritizing your creative needs.
Producing in-house quality creatives is possible without scaling headcount. Streamline your design pipeline and increase your team's bandwidth with the help of Superside's world-class talent.
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Trusted by 450+ fast-growing companies and enterprises

“Superside makes it easy for Shopify's Growth team to get design done well and fast. Their platform is intuitive and enables speed, and the dedicated team model ensures everyone understands our brand and day-to-day needs deeply, allowing for scale.”
Amir Jaffari
Amir JaffariShopify
Growth Lead

Compare Superside vs. Other Alternatives

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While we’ve worked diligently to ensure the accuracy of the information in this post, as we all know too well things can change quickly. As you’re making your choice, check each company’s website and reach out to them directly for the most up-to-the-moment information. If you’re Lightboard, and we’ve made an error, reach out to us for corrections.

Superside is a revolutionary way for businesses to get good design done at scale.Trusted by 450+ ambitious companies, Superside makes design hassle-free for marketing and creative teams. By combining the top 1% of creative talent from around the world with purpose-built technology and the rigor of design ops, Superside helps ambitious brands grow faster. Since inception, Superside has been a fully remote company, with more than 700 team members working across 57 countries and 13 timezones.
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