You made this very clear, and believe it or not, I’m one of those designers (although I try to keep away form text in images, there are often better/smarter ways to do that with HTML and CSS).
But as I understand what you are trying to do, I think RICG is too limited.
On the other hand, I’m very interested in your approach with ACF.
I’ve done something similar in the past, but that was completely done in CSS with background images and before I knew about ACF. Not a very friendly solution, and every time the client wanted a new image, I had to dig into that CSS to make it happen.
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