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San Mateo Freelance Graphic Designers

Browse these freelance graphic designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Mateo.

OMc Design Group
from 18 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Paul B.
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OMc Design Group is to recommend and far apart from other graphic design professionals in the sense of creativity, cost effectiveness, reliability, marketing thinking and the wide range of services they can offer with stunning solutions from a simple logo to a complex commercial.

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Olivia Wheeler Design
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Wing P.
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Marc did a fantastic job writing the copy for our app. Very easy to work with. Shared useful insights as well. Highly recommended!

Ideology Studio, Inc.
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Krychele V.
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I had been seeking for a graphic designer for over a year to help me with the presentation process for my patented product idea. Non of the many graphic designers I interviewed could figure out how to accomplish what I was in need of. I called Ideology Studio and spoke to Kym Chao and briefly told him what I was needing done and he quickly responded with..."Oh that's easy! Just come in this afternoon and I will do it for you right away." WOW I was greatly surprised to hear him say that and even greater surprised that he in fact did accomplish what I needed and much more than I even thought of that very afternoon at our meeting! I picked up my completed project first thing the next morning and I was thrilled beyond words with the outcome! Kym is very professional and extremely knowledgeable of every program technology has to offer which enables him to do an outstanding job and deliver above and beyond your expectations. He is very easy to work with and his main goal is to make his client happy with the outcome. Since my first visit I have referred back to Ideology Studios two times now and each time the results of his work have been purely outstanding.

from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy H.
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Homeyra is a talented artist and graphic design professional. Homeyra always delivers quality designs on time, asks great questions, and consistently exceeds her client's expectations. I look forward to partnering with her on future projects and am pleased to give her an enthusiastic recommendation.

DesignCo Marketing, Inc.
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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Kelli Pearson is a wonderful ad designer, artist, graphic designer and map maker. She has personally designed magazine ads for my Ox Bow Marina and Korth's Pirates Lair Marina in the Sacramento Delta area that boosted our business berth rental sales. Her ads had lots of eye appeal and helped to market our business to our boating customers. In other advertising design areas, she has worked closely with the California Delta Chambers & Visitor's Bureau and designed a 60-page color Travel Guide Brochure in which she helped create many of the local Chamber business ads and she designed the entire brochure into a very polished professional piece. She is a delight to work with and always listens well to the concerns of her customers. I give her a high rating for her exceptional talent as an artist as well as her excellent eye for designing excellent business ads.

E T Creative
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Srinika N.
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Elena is a very detail oriented, yet super creative designer. She has created my e-newsletters, my Facebook page, all of the flyers for my workshops, and each time has done such quality work. And works quickly, so I can meet deadlines. Very grateful to have her as my graphic designer!

Phoebe S.
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I requested a logo for my new app, and received all drafts within 48 hours with another 24 hours for revisions. Overall, the process was quick and easy and Dan was really helpful by asking me for a sample of other logos I liked, whether I wanted illustration flat or 3d, etc.


I am always watching what others do and I contrast my work against the current trends. It's fun and helps people! I love meeting clients, creating a relationship, and employing my design and technical skills to put out some great work! aloha!


Awesome professional web and graphic design at affordable prices. Space-Rocket is a small two person team based in San Francisco, California that specializes in custom websites along with graphic design to match your media campaign. We love combining our passion and skills with our clients projects and bringing their ideas to life.


In this difficult economy, it is essential to continue to market your business. As an experienced graphic designer speciallizing in logos, business cards, banners, flyers, illustration, newspaper and magazine advertising, I will help you maximize your limited marketing budget. I give free consultation to discuss your advertising needs.


With my strong customer service background, I am able to pinpoint my client's needs quickly and accurately, to avoid much back and forth. You have a business to run, let me take one more thing off your plate. I truly love helping others! I want to assist in any way possible to set you up for success.


I am a freelance graphic designer specializing in brand identity; print, website and UI design; icons; brochures; stationery; mobile interface; presentations; posters; and tradeshow signage.

  • 11 years in business

Before deciding to study Graphic Design, I was close to pursuing a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Linguistics. I'm fascinated by how and why people think, and also their communication systems. I believe my approach to design is unique because I take the user/audience/market into account every step of the way. Graphic Design is a visual communication system, and I'd like to think I'm fluent. I love the creative problem solving aspect of being a designer. Every job is different, and there are many factors to consider when coming up with a solution.


We provide audio and video production, photography and graphic designing services. Serving the San Francisco Bay area, Suite51 is dedicated to bring you industry professional production, quality, and services. Established in 2004, our clients have ranged from private parties and weddings to independent record labels and corporations. Suite51 has an impressive array of printed products from posters to photo albums, canvas and ornaments. You may call us today for all of your photo project needs!


I am a freelance illustrator offering business card design, fliers, invitations, stationary, custom cards, and photo manipulation.

  • 17 years in business

My work brings a unique, Fine Art flair to client's designs, giving a distinct advantage to catch their target audience attention! The great diversity of many clients and their projects, each project carries the energy unique to that individual. So fun, so interesting!


Our services include graphic design, web design, photography, videography, branding and editing. We can do anything, from a business card to a billboard.


I'm a graphic designer, and I work with Photoshop, illustration, and flash professional. I'm a college student who is taking graphic design as my major, and I'm planning of taking animation in my second semester.

  • 12 years in business

Can you offer a product that is so unique or even trendy that your business is associated with that offering? Or, can you extend a product and offer a valuable service to make the product more useful to the customer. On the most basic level, I enjoy talking with people. My job provides me an opportunity to put that basic urge to use for a purpose.


We understand that every organization faces different challenges, so we customize our approach to meet your individual needs. Whether we're defining the strategy for a start-up company or evolving an existing identity, we love a challenge and enjoy our work. It allows us, in partnership with you, to reshape people's experience of the world and make it an incrementally richer, more meaningful and inspiring place to be.

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 makes a good logo design?

A good logo is an easily identifiable, memorable image that represents your brand. A good logo design aligns with your business model and expresses your company’s core values. A good logo design is simple, appealing, and easy for customers and viewers to quickly process. Some of the key components of a great logo are type, color palette and design. The scale, font and arrangement of the text you select will all make a difference in the feel and representation of your brand. A graphic designer will help you home in on the colors that best represent your identity and help you keep the color palette simple. The design of your logo includes the shapes you select and the way the color and type are arranged together. Investing in the services of a professional to create your logo design is likely a smart investment for any size business. Nationally, the average price range for a logo designer ranges from $170 to $250.

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.

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