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Berkeley Designers

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Mister Clean Machine
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole W.
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We loved the organizational design and home cleaning. We would definitely recommend Michael for all your cleaning needs.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David F.
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To create some additional space in the top floor of my garden cottage, I wanted to take advantage of the high ceilings and have a loft space installed. It was important to me that none of the floor space underneath was compromised, and wanted to avoid using supports from the floor. Jasper came over, took the time to understand my needs & vision, and offered a tremendous amount of support and advice as we pursued the design. He presented me with different options, and was sensitive to my pricing considerations. Ultimately, we decided it was best to pursue a minimally viable solution, and then expand on it as my needs changed. Within a week, Jasper showed up with his friend, a truck full of lumber, and got to business. He showed up at noon, and was done by 8pm. He was happy to make adjustments and modifications I requested weeks after completion (at no additional charge), left my home clean, and really took pride in his work. He was friendly, professional, and stood behind his work 100%. It was truly a pleasure to have Jasper come and turn my loft space vision into a reality that was far better than anything I could have imagined at a great price and on budget. I look forward to using him again for my future projects.

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Custom Creations By Cindy
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad D.
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Cindy is very helpful and patient with me. This is my first time working with a jewelry designer and I have really enjoyed the experience. Her insight has been crucial into helping me decide what elements of the design I wanted would ensure a beautiful, comfortable and durable ring. I will absolutely work with her again for any wedding,anniversary, graduation or birthday gifts in the future.

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Regson Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Kiku M.
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I used J.A. Services in two occasions. On the first, they furnished my SOMA tri-level loft as a furnished rental unit, and on the other occasion, they staged my loft for a sale. J.A. Services not only met my key requirements but also exceeded my expectations on both occasions. My key requirements were as follows. For the rental, I wanted a modern and comfortable living environment with inexpensive furniture that did not look cheap. For the staging, I sought to maximize the value received in the sale. For both, J.A. Services exceeded my requirements. J.A. Services also completed their work on a very tight schedule, allowing me to market my unit quickly. I very much appreciated J.A. Services and their excellent eye for designing contemporary, urban, and comfortable living environments.

OMc Design Group
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Absolutely superb! One of a kind Designs, designs/projects are on time and in budget, prompt meetings, sharp and always taking the time to go over everything in details.

Studio MB Interior Design
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Erin E.
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I had a small job that I needed design help with. Maria was super helpful and had really creative ideas. I was so pleased with what she came up with!

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Olivia Wheeler Design
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Ezekiel W.
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Olivia is an exceptional talent! Her innate creativity and attention to the customer's needs are tremendous. Olivia's skills were way beyond what I needed, but she was still happy to create several info graphics and a business logo for me which has received COUNTLESS compliments. Price was very reasonable and her turn around was lightning fast. Olivia has a great eye for design as well as a great ear to hear what the customer wants & needs. She combines these qualities to create a product you never knew was possible! Not only is Olivia a professional designer, she is also a genuinely awesome person! I will continue to use Olivia's services in the future and I recommend you do the same.

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Angela Grace Design
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I moved into a tiny apartment in SF without a single piece of furniture. I enlisted Angela's help to make the most out of my small space and was so pleased with the process and the results. She acted quickly by scheduling a call, stopping by my apartment to take measurements and following up with a layout and project scope. We then, worked together to decide on a vision of the space. She sourced pieces, ordered them or in some cases, went to the store to pick them up. She was very hands-on and helpful. Decorating an apartment from scratch can be stressful but Angela remained positive and believed in our vision, which allowed me to do the same. Now my apartment is complete and it feels better than I could have imagined. From a design perspective, it is beautiful but it is also comfortable and functional. I am stoked. The final thing I'd like to share is that working with Angela was actually way more affordable than I thought it could be - she found great deals on furnishing and often received additional designer discounts. Working with her was way easier than doing it alone, the design surpassed what I would have been able to achieve and it turned out to be so affordable. Thanks, Angela!

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda T.
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The designer is flexible, sincere.

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Mint Design Agency
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph G.
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Brandy was a life saver from start to finish! I contacted her when my other so called web designer,couldn't get the job done & he flaked out keeping all my money. I contacted others through Thumbtack and Brandy was the very best choice!! her honesty, work ethic,professionalism,punctuality and Value are second to none!! Folks, this young lady can get it done! You need not look any further for the best of the best web designer, I promise! Her price was fair and her work is PERFECT!! You can personally contact me at 505-652-8218 anytime, I will explain in detail her awesomeness. She knows what shes doing and has NO QUIT in her whatsoever!! She works non stop & communicates (which nobody does anymore) at every step of the way! This alone is mind blowing these days. I highly recommend Brandy to whomever is needing a stellar website. Give her a chance and you will not be disappointed. We/our business is forever Grateful to Brandy! Joseph G.

Precious Dzine
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ausan F.
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Couldn't have found a more wonderful and responsive designer. Sahar has done a good job meeting our needs. Our project is coming along beautifully.

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2d3d4d5d
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachelle G.
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David is a caring and enthusiastic man and a delight to work with. He is very efficient and gets the job done quickly. I am grateful to him because, although I am an interior designer and certified color consultant, I do not have expertise in drawing to scale sketches of the spaces I'm hired to design. David helped me by doing those sketches and my clients were impressed. I gave him 4 stars only because some of the sketches needed to be redone because of miscommunication between us. I must admit though that I may have not been thoroughly clear re. measurements. David was always eager to do the best job possible, and I appreciated that immensely. Thank you David. Would hire again.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Johnny Z.
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ISO Ideas did a great job for our commercial project. Their design was unique and catchy. Our customers particularly love the bar and lighting. They were also very good at controlling budget to make things happen within what we expected. The manager was responsive and always answers emails and calls. Overall we had a great experience and would love to work on other projects again.

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Maison4 Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul L.
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Very appreciative to Phelan for the color consultation on our condominium's common space refurb (interior and exterior paint & carpet). Can't begin to express how helpful his direction was to achieving consensus across the ownership group. THANKS PHELAN!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Todd V.
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Wow! Wow! Wow! Normally interior design comes pretty easy for me...until I had a space I couldn't figure out nor deal with. I contacted Forsyth Home Design and Matt came to the rescue. From the first consult to the finished project he was there. Dealing with contractors, color choices, fabrics, and coming up with built in design options. I highly recommend them for ANY interior project that you might have. Thanks Matt!

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Radhika R.
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Renu is just amazing. She can decorate small or big spaces. She has excellent understanding of the individuals taste and tequirement. She has good knowledge of international decorative ideas. All this she achieve s with any given budget. Very prompt in her work!

Mary Alex
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alicia B.
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I had Mary mock up a 3D model of a kitchen and bath remodel we did at the start of the year. She was very quick, and the model was exactly what we were looking for to understand what the design would look like, and to pull plans off of. She provided several views and a short video walkthrough of the space in 3D, and then accompanying plans and sections. She also went back and forth with us to edit the model/design to get exactly what we wanted. If I ever do any other work to my house, I will contact her.

Nicholas Bringolf
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph S.
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I have tried two other technicians & they didn’t know what they were doing. Submarine studios solved my problem...he was very knowledgeable & professional. I would highly recommend this company anytime.

Matie
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Matt S.
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Matie has done a great job! Has turned my company around!

showercap productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Donna A.
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Susan is awesome. She does fantastic design, is very responsive, and so easy to work with. I highly recommend her!

Collected Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rick N.
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Collected Studio did a great job on paint color selections for our Commercial building, gave us 3-5 color schemes to choose from and was very attentive and helpful.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Why should you hire a web designer?

Your website is often the first thing your customers see when they’re searching for a business or service on the web. As the face of your organization, your website needs to be attractive and functional, offering the latest features that users now expect. To plan and design a site that both reflects your company’s mission and values and appeals to customers takes a professional web designer. While free online services can help people set up websites, web designers can provide a unique solution made specifically to meet customers’ personal or business needs.

Most web designers offer a wide variety of services to make your website aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Modern web design must be mobile-friendly and scalable, capable of expanding to include a blog, social media sites, and even video streaming; web designers are experts at integrating various web technologies. They can build the site, add functionality, test it, launch it on a live server, and track and maintain its performance.

In addition to web design and graphic design, some web design providers also offer development and security services, including search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing and management, logo design, site maintenance, domain registration and hosting, protection against malware, and digital marketing and content services.

What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How much do web designers charge?

The average cost for hiring a web designer varies greatly depending on the scope of the work, which may range from building a site from scratch to rebranding an existing one, as well as the amount of content and graphics the designer will create. In general, the more complex the project, the more time the design agency will have to spend. Because web designers often work on an hourly basis, the longer the project, the higher the costs; you can count on the web designer spending at minimum 10 hours to create a very basic website with just a handful of pages with few elements. Prices also depend on the designer’s skill set, the process, and the company’s rates. In general, the national average cost for a basic website package starts at $500, but a customized website can cost as much as $2,000 or more. Here are typical average hourly rates, broken out by the complexity of the work:

  • Basic layout and user interface: $15-$40 per hour
  • Content management system design: $20-$50 per hour
  • Custom website design with custom code: $45-$75 per hour

What should you look for in a website designer?

A professional web designer creates the look and feel of your website, collaborating with you to choose colors, creating logos and other branding materials, establishing page layouts, and creating sample pages. An important part of web design is making sure the site is functional, meets your goals, and is easy for users to navigate. When you’re looking to hire a web designer, start by reviewing the person’s portfolio. Look for samples of work that match what you envision for your website, including experience building the types of pages or features you want. Make sure the web designer is familiar with your industry and understands both industry trends and web design trends — an old-fashioned or out-of-touch site will turn customers away rather than intrigue them.

Because web designers tend to work as freelancers on a project basis, they must be excellent communicators, willing to manage their own work, and available on your schedule. Some critical skills, such as working collaboratively and responding enthusiastically to feedback, aren’t core to good web design, but make working with a web designer much easier. Finally, look for a web designer who has cross-functional knowledge, such as understanding marketing and conversion rate optimization in addition to web design.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

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