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IxI Design
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Kris D.
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Brian was a rock star. He came over to install a vanity and ran into a number of issues with how the vanity we bought would fit in with the existing plumbing. We had no idea what the plumbing looked like until after he had taken out the old vanity so the challenges were not apparent when he started the project. Brian helped to come up with creative solutions and was able to get the vanity installed perfectly without us having to compromise on functionality. He was also incredibly responsive, professional and great all around. We would hire him again in a heart beat for other projects around the house.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara A.
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Jasper did an excellent job of designing and building my computer desk and storage unit. On our first meeting he was able to translate the description of what I wanted into a drawing with measurements. On his next visit he confirmed the measurements and proposed workarounds for dealing with challenges such as the room's molding as well as taking a paint sample to match the color of the unit with the room. The results were better than I expected. The unit truly looks built-in with molding around the top that matches the molding in the room. Though it's a floor to ceiling unit, it does not feel overbearing due to the design, color and seamless attachment to walls and ceiling. He was easy to work with when making adjustments in order to accommodate placement of my computer equipment. When I specified what I wanted, I got exactly that. Jason is an extremely competent woodworker and very fast executor. I would highly recommend him.

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Custom Creations By Cindy
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 48 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 22 reviews
  • 35 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.

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Olivia Wheeler Design
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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The designer is flexible, sincere.

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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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C's Web & Graphic Design
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ray H.
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Our organization needed a design for sponsorship levels and Conrad's support in this project was critical to its success. He was there every step of the way, providing designs and adjusting to the feedback we provided. He was prompt in his replies and very courteous. It was an absolute pleasure working with Conrad and I look forward to future projects with him.

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MF Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Ze S.
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Mahya was the architect/designer for our house and she has been incredible. She listened to us and took what we told her and made it reality. She found spaces when there was no space. She has brought so much to the project and we're actually friends since she's such a friendly person. We've loved working with her and would highly recommend her skills, personality, professionalism to anyone.

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Mint Design Agency
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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jenfranklin digital
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Shelly R.
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I had been procrastinating for quite some time about hiring a web designer, but was so glad to be matched up with J-357 through thumbtack! From our first conversation, I knew that her great personality was going to be the perfect fit. She was extremely easy to work with, and provided exceptional communication. Being that we live on opposite coasts, I truly appreciated her quick communication and adaptability. She really went above and beyond to work with me across time zones, and was extremely flexible with my schedule. But it didn't stop there...the website that she designed for me is absolutely amazing; it is truly everything I envisioned and more! J-357 provided a training session once the website was complete. She is great to work with if you are not tech savvy, and explains the details in clear and simplified terms. She is extremely patient, takes into consideration your suggestions, and is extremely quick with the edits. Compared to other web designers that I researched, her pricing is extremely reasonable. J-357 provided an awesome service all around. I would recommend this web designer to anyone who is looking for a high quality, professional or personal website. Thanks J-357!

Libby Klitsch Design
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime V.
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Libby is a fantastic designer. Her style is fresh, contemporary, clean with a great use of color. She developed hundreds of materials for us that made our product shine!

Paper Bash Designs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ludmilla B.
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Xenia and I have worked on a bimonthly church newsletter for the past three years. While I am the editor, Xenia is the art designer, creating beautiful pages for our readers to enjoy both online and in print. Xenia is very talented in laying out copy, selecting proper fonts, adding color when appropriate, and designing unique banners for the opening page. She has never missed a deadline and is a pleasure to work with.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tim Z.
Verified review

ISO Ideas designed our new home architecture and interior design in the Bay Area. We loved the modern style and customized details. They were very creative, fun to work with and also helped us to meet our budget. Most importantly they were very responsive and responsible to the last detail during construction. We were very grateful for their services.

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Maison4 Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 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!

Nomadic Interiors
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alaysha R.
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Tamara is an amazing designer. Her depth of knowledge makes the process easier and she is extremely helpful at every stage of the process. I highly recommend Tamara for any design project big or small!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ibemma N.
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AnyAlpha worked on our company website sometime ago. I liked that they were very responsive to our requirements. Although we changed them few times, but Sandeep and his team were very quick in making required changes. Will recommend them for any technology work.

Mary Alex
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jon F.
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I had a very good experience with Mary last year when she help me design a deck for my house. She is very punctual and put a lot of thought into the design to achieve the look that I was going for and the use for which it was intended. She was reasonably priced and I definitely think I got my money's worth. Also took care of getting the plans passed by the city which took a lot of my headache go away. I would definitely recommend to any one of my friends

The Office of Jason James
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Jessica R.
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Love the designs he did. Soooo pretty!

TheAECAADGroup
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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Bob has been a pleasure to work with so far. Our project is not yet done.

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.

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

How much does it cost to create a logo?

Logo design is an important part of your company’s brand development. More than an image with text and color, a logo communicates the tone and personality of your company to your potential customers. Hiring a graphic designer with an appealing portfolio and quality reviews is a solid start to creating a winning logo design. The cost to create a logo can depend on how in-depth the marketing and design services you request are. Designers can create one logo in multiple formats (horizontal, vertical, etc.) to fit both your website and social media platforms, they can create a variety of designs for clients to select from, or they can create multiple logos for one client who needs branding for more than one venture. Logos may be text-only, text and image, or image-only. Many designers and design firms charge by the hour for their services, while other companies offer packages bundled with design services. Here are some examples of cost:

  • National average cost to hire a logo designer: $170-$250.
  • Average hourly rate for a freelance marketing consultant: about $150.  
  • Tiered pricing for logo design packages from one firm:
    • Package One: $200 for three logo concepts, three rounds of revision, and a variety of format and color end designs.
    • Package Two: $350 for 10 logo concepts, unlimited rounds of revision, and a variety of format and color end designs.
    • Package Three: $550 for everything included in the Package Two, plus business card design, letterhead design, social media graphics and an email signature.
    • Package Four: $850 for everything in the Package Three, plus custom brand guidelines, which outline a strategy for creating a consistent branding in the client’s business.
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