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Your startup's
design department

Subscription to a guild of world-class designers, ready to embed on your team today.
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For founders and startup leaders

A design department, on subscription
· Unlimited design, completed one at a time
· Iterate, edit, and revise until you're ready to ship
Vetted, hungry designers
· Eager to move fast
· Ready to collaborate in your timezone
Direct collaboration with you and your team
· No project managers in the middle
· Chat directly over Slack or video
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Powering incredible
startups

"Hannah from NUMI was great. She was an excellent generalist who was able to cover so many of our bases, and became critical in measuring and optimizing several marketing KPIs. I would definitely recommend NUMI to other startups."

Danny Grannick

CEO, Bristle Health (YC W21)

"NUMI was instrumental in our early days when finding our first product Designer. Harrison understood our time pressure and worked really quickly to help us find the right designer for our team."

Pranay Prakash

CEO, Windsor.io (YC W19)

All your design needs covered

Mobile Apps
SaaS Apps
Marketing Websites
Fintech
Web3
Brand Design
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Design Systems
Webflow Development
Onboarding Flows
Iconography
Blog & Social Graphics
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Video Thumbnails
Slide Decks
Sales Collateral
Custom Illustrations
Typography
Social Media Ads
Lottie Animations
Web Dashboards
Email Graphics
Moodboarding
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Design done right

A Dedicated Guild Designer, Embedded in Your Workspace
· Thought partnership on design thinking, execution of design tasks
· They build context on your product and taste, so the more you work together, the better the work gets
Top Caliber Output
· Veteran design leaders review the work shipped by your NUMI designer
· Supported by our designer community and infrastructure
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Why do the best startups choose NUMI?

Speed
60x
Faster than hiring your own designer
Cost
1/3rd
The price of a full time hire or agency
QUALITY
A+
Designers are mentored by RISD alum founder
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How it works

Step 1
Design Session

Talk with NUMI's cofounders about your biggest design challenges.

Step 2
Match with a designer

We'll come back with a hand picked guild designer whose skills and experience best align with your needs.

Step 3
Embed in your team

Chat with your designer over Slack or Zoom. No PM in between. Embed them as deeply as you'd like. They're directly available to you!

Step 4
Start hitting your goals

Your guild designer will embed in your team, and you'll start hitting your design goals.

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Opinionated pricing

Unlimited design with your dedicated, entrepreneurial designer over Slack and Zoom. NUMI offers
excellent design work and insights on integrating design into your business strategy for lasting impact.
Mid-level, IC-focused product designers.

Best for pre-PMF and prototyping something you need help anchoring stakeholders around.

Tag in/out with creative specialists like videographers, animators, motion or visual artists, etc.
$3,000/month
1 week free trial
Great for:
Product design for mobile and web
Marketing, social and sales collateral
No code site design and dev
Includes:
Dedicated, vetted designer
Direct collaboration over Slack and Video
Rematch upon request
Up to 2 design syncs per week
Access to guild designers on all mediums
1 Design office hours call per month
Direct access to NUMI founders
Senior-level, IC-focused product designers.

Best up to Series B to help hit your growth goals and thought partner on product.

Concurrently work with creative specialists like videographers, animators, motion or visual artists, etc.
$5,000/month
1 week free trial
Great for:
Everything on the Design plan
Thought partnership
User research assistance
Includes:
Dedicated, vetted designer
Direct collaboration over Slack and Video
Rematch upon request
Up to 3 design syncs per week
Access to guild designers on all mediums
2 Design office hours call per month
Direct access to NUMI founders
Work with designfluencers who set the trends and push our discipline forward.

Best for companies headed for unicorn status or looking to give existing production lift.

Concurrently work with creative specialists like videographers, animators, motion or visual artists, etc.
$9,000/month
.
Great for:
Everything on the Design+ plan
Fully embedded, ongoing design
Long term projects
Includes:
Dedicated, vetted designer
Direct collaboration over Slack and Video
Rematch upon request
Up to 4 design syncs per week
Access to guild designers on all mediums
Direct access to NUMI founders
Great for:
Everything on the Design+ plan
Fully embedded, ongoing design
Long term projects
Includes:
Dedicated, vetted designer
Direct collaboration over Slack and Video
Rematch upon request
Up to 4 design syncs per week
Access to guild designers on all mediums
Direct access to NUMI founders
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