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Santa Monica Freelance Web Designers

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LDA Interactive
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget B.
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LDA Interactive was an incredible web design company to work with. My website is beautiful and my entire experience with this company was fantastic. My website build out was completed in a timely manner and my finished product beyond exceeds my expectations. John was prompt in responding to all my questions and offered solid input when needed. The training I received to manage my website moving forward was comprehensive and I feel comfortable knowing that I am able to reach back out with zero hesitation should any issues arise. I would highly recommend LDA Interactive to anyone looking for an amazing website designer.

SeedX
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Zach M.
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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!

Sparkan Media
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie H.
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When looking for a web designer we wanted a certain style and fresh ideas and with the Rachna we got both. She really went the extra mile with the information we provided and with info from her own research! I truly believe I have the most engaging and informative website in my field. I look forward to working with Sparkan Media again! Eddie Huchingson Radon Solutions California A division of, Healthy Home Construction Services

D. H. Carter
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin T.
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Logo design, graphics for website, business cards, etc.

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Falcon Marketing
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack R.
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most of all: they 'get' what I'm attempting to do - and have same level of passion for my project - and, they are on same page as far as our web design goal: elegant simplicity . . .

Major Media Co.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Aidy O.
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I had a fantastic experience with Major Media Co.. I needed my website done within 1 week time but Major Media Co. was able to deliver the final product in 24 hours max. I have dealt with other web designing agencies but nothing compared to Major Media Co.. The quality of work is impeccable, professionalism undisputable, their approach to customer service is so comforting. I truly recommend Major Media Co.’s services. And in terms of Quality/ Price Major Media Co. has by far the most competitive rates. Here is a link to the website he built for us: www.allomontuteur.com

Shereshevsky Design, Inc.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maury L.
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Barry over delivered on my expectation. Easy to work with. Excellent designer and business savvy.

Millennial Strategies
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Talena S.
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I was skeptical about digital marketing at first, being from a different generation, but Talena and Millennial Strategies completely turned my business around! We went from under 500 followers on Instagram to nearly 3,000. My sales have gone up and her access to "influencers" really helped me out. I was able to exchange product in exchange for posts to tens of thousands of followers! From the first phone call with Talena, she was considerate of my needs and understood exactly how I wanted to target the millennial demographic. She is perfect for anyone looking to target this group - she really knows what she's doing and has a surprising amount of access to people her age in every area of business. She even provided me with referrals for web development and copywriting. I have been working with Talena for a few months and do not see our relationship ending anytime soon. She manages all my social media accounts and the growth only continues! My business is a fashion-forward clothing line, working out of a small boutique in LA. I highly recommend working with Talena and her team if you're looking to grow your business' digital presence and reap the benefits of influencer marketing that I was previously so skeptical about. PS. She even redesigned my logo!

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Inception Room
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
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He made a logo for my makeup freelance makeup company - he listened to my ideas and brought them to life. Great pricing - well worth every dollar! Thanks!

Urge Interactive
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Corinne M.
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I've worked with Aaron and his team for over 10 years now. I LOVE him and them. They're extremely professional, VERY talented, and have exceptional coding + design skills - it's SUPER hard to find both. Over the years, I've also worked with many other web designers for work projects and so forth, and the quality is never there. My biggest mistake when I first started out in the web world was going for what fit into my budget instead of quality. The funny thing is, I always ended up spending WAY more later down the line because of this... I'm so grateful I've found Aaron and the team at Urge Interactive - when you meet them you will be too.

GC Designs
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Andor G.
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I have been working with Gina for a number of years now freelance and she is great. Shes fast, responsive to my request and delivers on what I ask. Not much more you can ask for as a small business owner who needs design work. Thanks Gina! I highly recommend her!

GiraffeBuilder
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah C.
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I don't know where to begin, I couldn't be happier with my website! Danny was amazing, he got my concept fully and built me a stunning website!! Charlotte was also easy to work with, They both were very patient with me and quickly made any changes I submitted. I highly recommend Danny & his team I promise you will not be dissapointed. I had talked to 3 other web designers but I knew the moment I spoke to Danny that he was the one! I had no prior experience with web design or sites and felt a bit imcompetent, but Danny & Charlotte worked with me on my level & never once made me feel like a burden. Thank You Danny, Charlotte & the whole team at GiraffeBuilder you guys are by far the very best company there is anywhere! -Deborah C. Wanderstarr wanderstarr.com

John Newton
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Najihn N.
Verified review

If you're unsure like I was about how to find a quality guy to work with on your web projects, look no further. Really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond to get the job done

Pixel Net Solution
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Dee S.
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Alert is an intelligent Web designer. She is able to develop content and design of website to exactly match with your needs!

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
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Very easy to work with...Michael undesrstood the need and accomplished my goal ..web site was delivered on promised date..Thank you

Web Design by Eleni
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen H.
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Eleni has helped us develop one of the strongest web designs in the Golf Industry. We build the most creative Golf Bags, Accessories and Apparel on the PGA Tour and in Golf in general. We needed a web design that gave us that same visual experience. Eleni is very creative and has tremendous ideas and experience to help develop your concepts. It goes without saying that I would highly recommend her as she is the best of the best and extremely professional. Sincerely, Stephen T. Hopkins President and Founder UFO Tour Golf

Marc Francoeur Design
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Casey F.
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Working with Marc over the last 6 years has been amazing. Not only did he design and build our last 2 websites he keeps them fresh as a daisy with his amazing eye for color, layout and design. When I look at his work on our sites, I thank our lucky stars we found him. His work has increased our web traffic tremendously and our conversion rate has quadrupled. I was always skeptical of web designers and never felt I got my moneys worth, with Marc its been just the opposite. Proof is in the bank. www.hautehousehome.com

  • 3 years in business
Kevin S.
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Pearly Squirrel is awesome! I would highly recommend working with them - they’re timely, professional, knowledgable and energetic and they bring so much Web and Design know how to the table. I'd totally give them 6 stars if I could. I'll be back!

Kiley Story
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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Kiley is outstanding. To work with. She created a very custom and professional website design from really little direct input from us, meaning she not only designed it but came up with a lot of the creativity for t as well.

Los Angeles Web Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jill T.
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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!

Bump
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Vanessa R.
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Initially when Kamron and his team quoted me 3500 for my web design I was inclined to look elsewhere. I set up a phone call with him and he gave me a discounted rate but I feel like I was working with an agency for much cheaper. The end product and the revisions process throughout was super simple. We would have weekly calls to make sure the site was going in the direction I wanted. Who would have thought I could find a wen designer this good on thumbtack. Work with them! You will not be let down I promise.

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.
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