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Encinitas Web Designers

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Transformed Design Inc.
from 155 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 325 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan R.
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Elias, at Transformed Design does amazing work. Him and his team took an original concept I had and delivered on the initial drafts with in a few days. I would highly recommend them for any business and will continue to use them in the future for other business needs such as web design and SEO.

from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Liesl S.
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Arlet really took the time to create what I wanted. She was very patient with me. She also provided her expertise in graphic design to help me create the best website for my practice. I am very happy with my website! I also feel secure knowing that she is available to change it up as my business changes over time.

2Point Digital Agency
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kaveh M.
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I met Jon through my cousin, and was skeptical with web developers at the time because a previous company charged me both arm and legs for a POS site. Jon looked it over and said he will build me the right one. Sure enough 2Point Digital Agency built me exactly what I wanted with all the necessary tools to expand into a fully operable e-commerce site, and for less than the previous company charged me. All texts, calls, and concerns are responded to immediately. I've worked with a few agencies and I by far had the best experience with 2Point. Thanks Jon and Nick!

from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marc K.
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Alan is an extremely talented professional, working in many different media. Over multiple years I have worked with Alan on many numerous graphic design projects, my personal artwork projects, studio portrait photography shoots, on location chroma key photography events, video projects, and utilizing his original music scores created in his personal recording studio. I have learned a lot of things from him that have enhanced my own graphics business. He so easy to get along, with making technical information understandable on my level. I highly recommend his services, as you will get back twice as much knowledge that you would expect, at an affordable price. Marc

Marcher Internet Marketing
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael Q.
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Blake is an excellent web designer. He built us a new website and wrote the content for the website too. We're very happy with the work Blake has done and think the website looks awesome!

from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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I worked with Terri to design a Logo for my business. After our initial communication, she discussed with my my perception of what I wanted and also asked me some questions on the way I run my business and the type of person I am. Her first run through she definitely captured what I was going for, and within the first revision I had the basic outline for what I wanted. She is an amazing artist and definitely great to work with, and incredibly talented. I look forward to working with her in the future. I could not be any happier. I confidently recommend her services!

Webbed It
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Imen G.
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Emily saved my day! she stepped in immediately to help with my e-commerce website and did the work that needed to be done in a timely manner. I would recommend Emily services to anyone looking for a professional, knowledgeable and on task web-designer/developper.

WP Hatch, Inc.
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Virtual S.
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WP Hatch is a real deal. I needed a new website design for one of my projects and was impressed by the quality of WP services. The website is fast, elegant and SEO optimized. Thanks a lot!

Awake Media
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Virginia W.
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Lakshmi designed a conference look and feel, website, and all the related print and digital materials including a conference booklet, posters, flyers, brochure, print ads, and more. Lakshmi really understood our market, and the challenges of communicating to two very different segments. Her design did exactly what we needed - it reached both our core customers, and attracted new ones. She was also easy to work with and communicative.

CT Web Solutions
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Kristin M.
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CT Web Solutions was a life saver in the set up of all of our computer networking for our new restaurant. When we purchased our restaurant there was a non-working POS system with existing cabling that was aging. Chuck replaced all network cables, added new ones where necessary and helped with the implementation of our new Micros POS system from install to test runs, to opening day. He set up all of our office computers, completed all cabling for our 11 tvs around the restaurant, installed a complete 8 camera system around the property and set up an existing camera system, set up our wireless network, installed our phone system. He designed our webpage from scratch and trained us on how to update. He set up and maintained our social networking, plus a list of many other tasks too long to name. He was a huge help and we would not have been able to open as smoothly without all of the work he completed. I highly recommend Chuck and CT Web Solutions.

Design by Evangelina
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Jon M.
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Eva consistently delivers high quality work with speedy turn around times. She is always available when I need something in a pinch and never misses a deadline. She's a creative thinker can turn ideas into valuable marketing collateral. I highly recommend her for all graphic/web design!

Joe P.
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I have worked with David on many projects from videos to magazine ads to web design. He was fast and professional on all the projects. The quality of his design is excellent and creative.

Seed Graphics
from 1 review
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brad T.
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Jeremy was instrumental in pulling together creative design concepts for the illustrations we were looking for and was responsive to our timing needs. We plan to leverage his expertise on future projects.


Services offered: - Graphic design and photography - Desktop publishing and custom graphics - Logos - Brochures - Magazines - Flyers - Newsletters - Banners - Labels - And other print stuff


I can do anything digital, from web design, user experience, UCD testing, product testing and development, prototyping, brand design/management/guide, and social media strategy.

  • 14 years in business

I do designing, everything from logos, magazine ads, newspaper ads, posters, brochures, postcards, invitations, and corporate identity packages to retouching photos and putting together magazines. I know all necessary design programs at an advanced level, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and CS5 at an intermediate level. This includes Microsoft Office and FreeHand MX. My customers will agree that I have a quick turnaround time, and that I work fast.


I can build out your website and show you how to update it by yourself and in the end, saving you up money!


I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I'm currently in San Diego as a freelance illustrator. I'm able to draw anything in a short amount of time with a personal and recognizable cartoon style that has improved over the years. Also, I'm able to adapt to different styles and not just limited to cartoons.


I compose, write and produce music and do sound design for various projects. I also do artist development, and I can help with web design, logos, and branding. I take pride in what I do, and I have a passion for doing it.


We are a well-rounded creative company with special technical abilities offering premium quality with one-stop convenience. Having been in the business more than 10 years, we've managed to stay on the edge while backing it up with our considerable experience. We also put significant effort into learning and testing new technologies thereby future-proofing everything we produce. We excel in creating powerful marketing and web presence for companies looking to reach the top tier. Mixing traditional fine art skills with current tricks of the trade we consistently produce visually stunning and intuitive results. Competent in creating enterprise level web 3.0 (and beyond) database driven interactive online presence that elevates productivity, public perception, and end-user enjoyment. Extra care is taken to provide professional level content management systems, social media, video for the web, current web standards, technology trending, and search engine optimization. While our focus is on premium markets we love working with nonprofit companies, action sports, adventure, music, and automotive-related industries. We love to evolve and grow with our clients. Having been around for over 10 years, we will be available for additional help as long as you need it. Our experience has also taught us the importance of timely, professional, and effective communication with clients. Our firm enjoys collaborating with local and international clients from our base in Southern California. We make websites that solve problems, increase sales, acquire new clients, and look beautiful. The creative details include the following: Graphic design From corporate identity, logos, business cards, and stationary to catalogs, brochures, and fliers we excel from concept to print. Flash/Animation We have been working with interactive Flash for over 6 years and have a traditional arts background that we feel lends more "life" to our digital creations. Photography Our focus is on creative photography but our professional product photography benefits from this approach by infusing new life into traditional product shots. Illustration We can replicate any style, work in any medium, from full-color, detailed, visceral comics to loose and savvy New Yorker style ink cartoons. Character design/Games We have extensive experience in 3d lighting, texturing and modeling. We also have interior design, prototyping, and furniture design experience that assists us in delivering superior work. The Technical Details We are fluent in most majors content management systems including Drupal, WordPress (MU), Joomla and many of the e-commerce platforms. Plus we know how to integrate it all with SSL Encryption, credit card processing and payment gateways. We also have experience in search engine optimization, pay-per-click/web advertising, PHP, Ajax, CSS, JS, X/HTML and others. We have built complex (but intuitive!) CMS based sites with video upload/conversion, multi-level access content approval, and social networking. Generally getting hundreds of modules, custom themes, and e-commerce to coexist beautifully and peacefully is one of our specialties. Speed and optimization should never be overlooked as this is where many CMS based sites in particular lose visitors. We are familiar with an array of techniques that significantly reduce page load times while also greatly reducing server demand. We have been fortunate to collaborate with many high profile clients including: - Saks Fifth Avenue - Budget Rent-A-Car - Marriott - Hilton - Jack Daniel's - Seattle SeaHawks - Disney - Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby) - Qualcomm - Weather.com - Autofusion - CarPrices.com - RacingHeadsets - AutoByInternet - CollagenNatural.com - Children's Miracle Network - SilverPortal Capital - America True (America's Cup contender) - FOX Television - Azerly Solutions - Adrylan Communications - River Telecommunications - Keystone Communications - Darwin Networks - DB Surfboards - Boltz Steel Furniture - DeLaCruz Golf - Performance Solutions International - iLink International - The Macular Degeneration Foundation - UCSD Eye Center - EastLake Eye Center - Post Properties - Nisus Software - H&F Aeronautical - About Time - SDInet - Banzai Research - Eye MD of La Jolla and many independent doctors, dentists and medical researchers. The top six reasons to hire us are the following: - We love what we do. - We listen to you. - We want you to succeed. We measure our success by yours. - Premium quality at affordable prices. - We are friendly and our clients love us! [testimonials] see? - Creativity. Lots of it. Not enough? That's O.K., we have more! We are based in America, and when you hire us, you get us, not some outsourced company. We are crazy good at what we do. Plus we are constantly researching emerging trends and technology to stay that way. We're reliable and we stand behind our work. In the rare event that something breaks, we fix it, ASAP! Imagine that. We're fast. In fact we are as fast as you need us to be, if you have a urgent deadline we will extend our hours to get your job done. We have been in this business over 12 years. One-stop convenience, we do it all and integrate it all, start to finish which are the following: - consultation - planning - design - corporate identity - website - on-line store - website traffic and marketing - analytics - evolution We love nature so we use environmentally friendly practices, equipment, supplies, techniques, and printers whenever possible. Contact us today!


I have a background in computer science. I demonstrated ability to design and implement features in existing and new products. I am adept at writing well-structured and easily maintainable code using Java, J2EE, C#, and VB.NET.

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 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 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 do you look for in a web design company?

The web design company you choose must be able to interpret your company’s mission and identity and turn it into an appealing website that connects with potential customers. They must help you reach your target audience and meet your business goals. A web design agency should have on staff both talented web designers, with fresh ideas and extensive technical and creative skills, and a marketing team that knows how to drive traffic to your site, encourage visitor engagement, and convert visitors into customers. Web designers should be able to build in search optimization and integrate your site with a content management system and e-commerce tools. Look, too, for a website design company that understands responsive design and can optimize your website for mobile devices and desktop browsers. The right web design company understand current design and website trends, has experience building sites in a variety of industries (not just yours), and has an expansive portfolio of live websites. Finally, don’t simply hire the cheapest bidder — in web design, as in all things, you get what you pay for.

How do you hire a web designer?

You’ve determined that the best way to create a professional, modern, mobile-friendly new website is to hire a professional web designer to build it. To hire the best person for the job — and to get the web design that best fits your company’s identity — it’s important to ask a few key questions:

  • What’s the scope of the work? Will the website be basic with just a few pages about your company, its services, and contact information? Or will it also have an e-commerce section for online shopping, a blog, or content for visitors to download? Before you hire a web designer, make sure you have a thorough, specific list of the components you must have the designer include in the web design.
  • What do you want your website to look like? Consider websites that are similar to the one you’d like to build, ideally in the same industry or serving similar types of customers. Build a set of examples of types of pages, design aspects, and website features that you can hand off to the web designer — the person you hire should have experience creating websites with the features you want. If they don’t have the right skill set, they’re not the right pro for you.
  • What’s the web designer’s start-to-finish process? What will the final deliverable be? Before you hire someone, make sure their availability works with your timeline and that their process meets your expectations. Most important is finding a web designer who will work collaboratively with you to create a successful online presence.
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