Have you ever been so successful that you felt like you were drowning in work? Sure, that’s the kind of problem we all want to have, but it doesn’t make it any less tricky to handle.
EL Group knows that dilemma well. A Venture Studio, El Group wanted to expand their offerings and focus more on strategic, holistic solutions, as well as larger-scale creative projects. But with great success comes great demand (but not any more hours in the day).
Being too busy was keeping EL Group from growing, so they needed to make a change. They found a better way to handle overflow work—and grow their incubator—with 99designs.
Challenge: Too much work, too little time
El group builds app startups and they do it well. When they expanded to focus on investment and growing the community, the demand for their work didn’t go down and they needed a way to keep up with the workload while finding more time to devote to new projects.
Solution: An efficient way to handle overflow
EL Group used 99designs to cultivate a network of great app designers they know they can rely on. These designers always enter El Group’s Design Contests, providing them with a consistent source of great ideas. And when El Group has overflow work—like additional screen mockups—they know there’s always a designer there to get it done.
Results: Trusted team and room to grow
After running over 100 contests, EL Group has a reliable team of designers they turn to again and again. The speedy, efficient process they’ve developed has allowed EL Group to expand their incubator’s offerings and take in new entrepreneurs and startups without lowering the high standards that got them where they are today.
Having built over 100+ iPhone apps in the last 3 years, I am happy to say 99designs has played a major role in enabling that. I highly recommend the service to anyone who is looking to get great design options at a great price-point.
Handling overflow efficiently to foster growth
You don’t have to be a huge company to grow; you just need the right team in your corner. EL Group needed to handle overflow in a better way, in order to free up the principals’ time to take on new projects and expand the agency’s focus. 99designs helped them handle their overflow and maintain their high standards by building out a trusted team of freelance app designers.