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Custom Creations By Cindy
from 33 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 50 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.

Graphic Design
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nicki G.
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Melissa was so pleasant to work with. She designed two elements of my wedding stationary exactly as I envisioned. I would recommend her to anyone interested in affordable and excellent graphic design products!

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anjana R.
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Working with Hashtag and Mint Design was a great experience. They gave me extranet access to their dev server I was able to follow the project day to day. I got training on the backend. They had the correct ideas and proper execution. Always answering my questions and were extremely responsive. Very easy to work with. Great job.

Tate Callejas Design
from 4 reviews
    Jabez T.
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    Tate was essentially an outsourced creative director for our company. She partnered very closely with us to redesign our website and produce market research reports with amazing graphics and design. Above all, Tate is just a great person to work with. She's honest, transparent, has integrity, makes thoughtful design suggestions on every single project she works on. She's also a really good at communicating expectations, and makes sure she updates you on the timeline and progress of the design project. Would highly recommend. We are still continuing to use Tate for all our design work moving forward. She's an absolute rock star.

    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.

    Sleepless Media
    from 1 review
    • 15 years in business
    Amandi C.
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    Sleepless Media has helped us with everything from business card design and marketing materials to our complete e-commerce website redesign. Excellent support and communication. The process was smooth from start to finish and we continue to use them for on a regular basis. Love them!

    Matteo Studios
    from 1 review
      Cynthia R.
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      I just received my latest order from Matteo Studios. These guys are honestly the best fashion printers in the area. I use them for both my corporate job and to print my clothing line. These guys are awesome and deal with on all my printing needs from apparel to custom promo items. They are always willing to meet with me and have given me a tour of their brand new facility multiple times. I recommend asking for the tour, Jason takes a huge pride in this place and I guarantee you will be astonished the place is literally a factory in the back. I give these guys two huge thumbs up!!!!! Totally the best printers and designers I have ever used:)

      • 17 years in business

      My passion is creative marketing, whether it is digital design, chalkboards, traditional sign painting or murals. Over 17 years experience in digital design as well as hand-painted​ chalkboards and signs I have great attention to detail and can create something for you that you'll love and help you market yourself in the best way possible.


      I am a San Francisco Bay Area based graphic designer. I have experience in all facets of the graphic design industry, including branding, print production, Web design, screen printing and fine arts. I have always loved seeing people succeed, so I enjoy using my talents and knowledge of the industry to help my clients do just that.


      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.


      I listen carefully to my customers and go beyond expectations by making good relationships leading to other work. I deliver and work with my customers to get the best results. Working and delivering successful work for my customers.


      Our work stands out, because our websites are found! Our in-house team of web designers and SEO professionals have the expertise to develop and deploy elegant and effective websites that get traffic. We are affordable and provide fast turnaround times to meet your deadlines. To round off a perfect online marketing plan, we offer mobile web design and social media marketing services, including account management and blog writing. Helping your business grow. We are not successful until you are successful.

      • 11 years in business

      I am a San Francisco based graphic designer who lives to create good design for good people. I've also been known to trade my design talents for a great bottle of Cabernet.


      I am a master of design student who can help you with design work such as industrial design, logo design and graphic design.


      We are a family-owned web designing company. We have been in business for two years and have several samples of live web pages that we have done.


      I am a freelance graphic designer who is seeking for new projects. What do you get when you mix a client base that ranges from rock groups to software companies? Diverse experience. My design experience includes the following: * Logos * Stationeries * Brochures * Newsletters * Flyers * Postcards * Corporate print collaterals * Package designs * Web designs For 6 years, I was employed as a senior graphic artist and design department head in the printing industry, both traditional and digital. For 11 years before, during and after, I have done graphic design as a successful freelance artist. I have over 17 years of experience in the print and graphics industry. I am a well-organized, creative, thorough, and responsible person with a great eye for color and typography. I am confident in my ability to see a project through, from concept to press check. I am one who approaches each project with insight and excitement, plus a ton of comedy! To view some of my work, visit my website. References are available upon request. Any consideration for your projects would be appreciated. Thank you. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I follow the practical Graphic Artists Guild guidelines in approaching pricing, process and standards. Although my hourly pricing is set at $75, I normally quote projects at a flat rate. It works out better for my client, and it is a little more straightforward.


      SF AppWorks is a digital agency that helps businesses create better online experiences for their customers. We understand that companies no longer build websites -- they invest in platforms that tie together the myriad technology systems and optimize how their users input, consume, and interact with their brand. We work with clients to architect and develop custom digital solutions through iterative dialogues. We are fully equipped to deliver responsive websites with customized Content Management Systems, site and search engine optimization for your existing site, backend metrics dashboards and unique and disruptive mobile applications. As advisors, we counsel clients on the various design and technology solutions available to them then provide the development resources necessary to support those decisions. We love to brainstorm, conceptualize, plan, iterate, construct, measure results, and repeat until we achieve our clients' goals.


      I have experience working with businesses in varying fields from beauty to music to tech and to sports. My experience with different types of businesses allows me to understand a variety of aspects in design. I love seeing the final product of my work and being able to make my customers happy.


      We are a professional interior design firm. We provide services from conceptual development to construction.


      We have been pioneering digital imaging and design since 1992. Spectrum Imaging was founded 20 years ago as a graphic design firm that always thought bigger than eight and a half by eleven. During the past two decades, Spectrum Imaging has always striven to be the elevated standard in high-quality design, fine art, display graphics and exhibit solutions. While participating in the explosion of creative possibilities that technology has made imaginable, Spectrum Imaging has created a notable list of “firsts”. Now let the company that pioneered digital imaging and design be the first you call on for your next project.

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.