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  • 37 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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The entire experience with him was positive from beginning to end. I hired Jim to design and build a coaching website. He did more than that. Before we started the website design he helped me obtain a domain name. He actually did that for me and it took several tries. During the time we worked together he always responded to questions timely, whether it was email, phone calls or text messages. He was consistently polite and professional. Jim was responsive and receptive to my suggestions for the website and made several changes during the process. He also provided valuable feedback for my consideration. I highly recommend Jim Penrose to produce your website or video. Laura L.

Bri Bruce Productions
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Deah R.
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Bri provided a friendly, reliable, and quality design service for several personal and professional projects. I had a great experience while working with her and I would highly recommend her to others in need of any graphic design work!

SURE EXPOSURE
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Neal W.
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Outstanding! The team at Sure Exposure provided us with custom responsive web design that will help us brand our products and grow our online business. The blog and the integration of social media sharing from one platform (our website) will allow us to run our own social campaigns. They included in-house training to support our new site.

Ted Altenberg
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheyenne M.
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Web site design and development.

Conure Media
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline A.
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Conure Media has played an important role in helping create exposure for our newly established school. Through the design of a customized website and close monitoring of activity on the website, our school's name is among the top 5 schools popping up on a google search. Eli Ghazanchian brings to the table a high quality of workmanship and of strong work ethics.

Mad Dog Design, Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Debra C.
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I have worked with Michelle for over 5 years on a variety of projects including infographic design, whitepaper layouts, website design/programming, and logo/stationery design. She never fails to deliver creative and practical solutions based on the requirements of a particular project. Highly recommended!

KJ Design Pro
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Jim M.
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Kelli helped us design a website for our small construction business. We were very pleased with the outcome and she made the whole process easy.

Paul J. Gonzalez
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julie H.
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I'm really looking forward to the final product! Paul has returned all of my phone calls and has been prompt when meeting me. We can't wait to see his vision for our school murals!

Hector Debuc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela C.
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Very professional and quick turn around on the project.

Chirpn
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Matt S.
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Chirpn exceeded my expectations with great communication, client support and customer service. I will recommend them to anyone who asks for a web or mobile app designer.

Creative Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ed M.
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Evelyn didn’t just write my resume. She helped me understand what someone reading my resume who didn’t know me would want to see, and what wasn’t necessary to put in. She got me to rethink how I viewed myself and my contributions at work. I am also glad I went with someone local rather than some big resume place because it was more personal and she took the time to get to know me as a person, even though we did everything online and on the phone. I got the job, and the person interviewing me even complemented me on my resume. I’ve recommended her to others and will continue to do so

Profound Code
5.0
from 1 review
    Frank S.
    Verified review

    This is one of the best teams I've ever used for technology development. They have deep experience and perform with a strong attention to detail.

    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have uncanny powers of deduction for the best creative route, this ability shows it self in my clients satisfaction and results.

    About

    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.

    About

    Foothill Web is an internet marketing service in Silicon Valley. I have over 15 years' experience in small businesses' web essentials.

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    Logos, illustration, web design and programming services.

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    We print our products in photographic paper so that customers can use their wonderful photos in the invitations, or special event cards.

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    I am proficient in Photoshop and InDesign. I run a magazine where a lot of my work is showcased. I am young and hardworking and would be willing to work at a highly discounted price.

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    I am a fashion designer and starting logo design. I can e-mail you samples on request. I am quick and inexpensive.

    About

    We are a boutique and a full-service web, graphic design, internet marketing and consulting firm uniquely suited to helping you choose the best options to promote your business. Our services include website design, management and development, Wordpress website design, logo and identity design, brochure and flyer design, poster and sign production, email list management, email/eblast template design, branded merchandise and promotional items, search engine optimization (SEO), and internet marketing and consulting.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    While I can do traditional work, I'm also willing to push the envelope to come up with unique design ideas.

    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.