Rancho Santa Margarita, CA808 Freelance Web Designers near you

Where do you need the freelance web designer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Rancho Santa Margarita Freelance Web Designers

Browse these freelance web designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Transformed Design Inc.
from 140 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 300 hires on Thumbtack
Bob C.
Verified review

I was looking for a web designer to help build dental websites. Fortunately I came across Transformed Design. They are available by phone and chat whenever I need them and have been a great help in building my business.

John C.
Verified review

Choon Lee with BestDraft was hired to design and post my legal website. My goal was to produce a professional yet user friendly site to inform my clients about my qualification and services. Choon was very responsive to my requests and needs which allowed for my vision to take shape. His pricing was competitive but his attention to detail and the finished product was first rate. Several times during the production of the website we hit road blocks but Choon was able to resolve the issues and produce the best possible end product. Choon also accomplished and completed my project in his quoted time frame. I am very pleased with his services and I would recommend him for your future web design project or a revision to your current website.

Design Dhaka Marketing Group
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Angelica V.
Verified review

Sabina is very professional and an excellent person. She worked with us from the beginning of the project, always paying attention to our suggestions and our needs. She did not change the price that we agreed on and completed the project within our budget and in a reasonable time. This is something hard to find now, where most web designers tell you a price and then ask for more money to complete the job. We highly recommend Sabina for your website design.

from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Zach M.
Verified review

Jacqueline's work is fast and thorough. She is an awesome web designer and knows a lot about SEO and back-end technologies as well. Wow!

Top Pro
SEO Trust
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janie A.
Verified review

We hired Dave and his website design team to overhaul our Shopify website, and what we received was nothing short of amazing. Not only did Dave give us a great price for the new web design and development, he included all the tedious onsite search engine optimization work at no additional cost. We couldn't be more happier with Dave and all the guys at SEO Trust that worked so hard on redesigning and building our online store. As long as we're in business, SEO Trust will continue to receive our business!

Arxent, Inc.
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Phoebe P.
Verified review

I needed A LOT of help building my accounting platform. I had no idea where to even begin! Initially I ended up out-sourcing some work to freelancer.com which turned into a complete and utter nightmare! When I reached out to Arxent I spoke to Kris and immediately knew he was more than qualified for the job. He quoted me 1-1.5 months to create the platform exactly the way I wanted it. He got it done in a little less than 3 weeks! Extremely happy and impressed with this company. Thanks Arxent!

Starke Marketing
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sarahi C.
Verified review

From the get-go, the Starke Marketing team was straightforward, professional and efficient! They're also very creative and have amazing web and graphic design skills! I'm feeling very motivated and excited for this partnership and I highly recommend them.

Los Angeles Web Design
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jill T.
Verified review

How do I even start? This is the best web design company you can ever work with. Not only do they provide top notch work they are a one stop shop . From logos , to websites , to business cards, to maintenance they take pride in everything they create. Thank you guys!

Zelda Lin Design
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark A.
Verified review

Zelda has done both graphic design and web developement/design for us on some entertainment media projects. She is one of those rare artists who not only brings personality and quality aesthetics to her work, but is also highly technically proficient. And what makes her really stand out even further is that with both of those qualities often you have a challenging personality, but she is a pleasure to work with. My only hesitation about writing this is that people will hire her and when I have more work for her she won't be available.

Websites Makeover
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Nancy B.
Verified review

There are so many web companies it is really very hard to choose one. I am so pleased I picked websitesmakeover.com They designed me my ecommece website which included everything I asked for and more. I strongly recommend them. Thank you Adam.


d*Sine Lab is a print, web, and brand designer for a group of multi-talented marketers, business owners, and photographers who are responsible for various forms of print and interactive projects, including the following: * large brochures * business cards * direct mail * logos * magazine advertisements * product information sheets * trade show material * websites * presentations


We create the vision on a higher scale which will make your company's brand a lot more exciting than others.

  • 3 years in business

I am straight forward and I will not charge you up nonsense prices or mix in false promises. Everything I present is 100% transparent and I will provide free research into your industry to ensure a proper quote. I am completely self taught through hands on experience and as time progresses, my passion for internet marketing grows.


We build and develop websites for spirited visionaries, people who actively seek to establish a strong online presence and see the value of integrating an all-encompassing, well-rounded web strategy to help promote, support, and further realize the potential of what they are most passionate about and do. We have video directors, writers, photographers, graphic designers, editors, as well as other essential supportive resources and services to help our clients in ensuring that they have access to the content and talent they need to hurdle any obstacles they could be facing and obtain the most out of their investment. We aim to become your go-to source for analysis, reliable information, and cost-effective solutions to whatever you are facing or might need. Whether it is finding a way to save time, communicate better with your employees, manage tasks or expanding your site's functionality, we are here to advise and help as you walk the path of digital destiny. Our sites convey and capture the essence of who you are and use only the brightest and best technological resources, social media elements and search engine technology to bring your message to your target audience and obtain the results you want with a site with style, grace and class. One of the most significant aspects of what we do is teach our clients on how to use the site which we delivered, so that they can do it independently with confidence and creativity. For us, the greatest reward is seeing the light go on in a client’s eyes as they pick up the baton, then run with it.


We create beautiful, progressive and interactive websites that are ahead of the competition. We offer web development, graphic design, SEO services and much more.


I am a Los Angeles based freelance graphic designer. I can designer multiple marketing materials to expand your business. I can also run your social networking sites. Many of my clients ask for social networking images and web banners. I can make a custom website using WiX. I really enjoy branding each company I work with.


I specialize in web pages, designs for printing, newspapers, flyers, business cards, as well as Spanish and English designs. I am proficient in using Quark, Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.


I am an experienced, highly motivated, and results-oriented freelance graphic designer with exceptional creative design and production skills. I have worked extensively in the design of marketing communications and advertising material, and I am familiar with all aspects of the industry. I have designed and produced numerous award-winning projects for a diverse array of companies, from Fortune 500 corporations to fiercely independent startups, resulting in substantially increased sales, including brand and product awareness. I have actively produced corporate branding, packaging, direct response campaigns, collateral materials of all sizes and shapes, print ads, POP materials, annual reports, press relations campaigns, billboards, trade show displays, websites, and social media solutions. My technical skills include expertise in all software making up the Adobe Creative Suite (CS5), Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Office, and Quark Xpress. I am highly proficient with Photoshop, having worked as a digital retoucher and illustrator for most of my career. Along with the creative, I'm an outstanding team player adept at project management, overseeing schedules and negotiations, budgeting, art direction, photo shoots, supervising outside vendors, and project oversight through to digital delivery.

  • 5 years in business

I design inexpensive websites, as well as provide very inexpensive hosting and e-mail solutions. I create simple mobile versions of websites that are very easily navigated when viewing on a small smartphone or tablet. There is no more need to scroll around so that you can read the whole page There is no more need to zoom in so that you can read the tiny print or tap on tiny buttons, frequently hitting the wrong one and having to go back and do it again. When someone is on their phone, wanting information quickly and easily without any hassle, a very simple website interface that offers everything the regular website offers is the way to go. I also build and fix computers, including getting rid of all forms of malware (hijacks, spyware and viruses), and making sure you have a working firewall. I can help you backup your files, and even format your hard drive and re-install your operating system if need be.


I am a Web designer and front-end developer from Los Angeles, California who loves design and the internet sphere. I am passionate about website and UI design, front-end development and corporate branding. I am always on the lookout for exciting projects to work on.


I offer the following: * Web Design/Development * UX Design * Prototyping, Wire Framing, and Usability * Logo Design and Branding * Wordpress

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.

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.

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.
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.