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Ames Graphic Designers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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He did a great job with the fact I hate taking pictures. He did awesome with making me not feel weird about taking pictures. I would for sure recommend him!!

DJ's Designs
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Thomas D.
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Delia does outstanding work and is not satisfied until you are. I recommend her for any graphic design or photographic needs.

NICE Site Design, LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Kris K.
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Rick and team at NICE Site Design have done a terrific job on all projects for which I've hired them. This includes a website for my business and another more complex site recently completed. NICE Site Design combines technical expertise, creativity, and friendly service at a very reasonable price. I couldn't be happier with their work!

Hanson Designs
from 2 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cassidy N.
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We did our logo through Hanson Designs and we could not be more impressed with how they turned out. They worked with us through the process to get our input until we were happy. Then their customer service was top notch, allowing to work with our schedule for pickup and availability. We highly recommend Hanson Designs and we will be going back with design help in the future!

Brainstorm Marketing
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
Janice K.
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We were in a hurry to get a website designed and up and running. Paul responded to my request quickly and was able to design our website and have it up within about a week. He offered great suggestions on graphics and even had suggestions to improve some of the copy (which was so helpful). Paul did great work under a very tight deadline!


I have over thirty years of experience and who's work has been featured on television and numerous national publications.


From 3D to traditional illustration, photography to graphical, I can do it all. This is never a work for me, this is a passion. I strive to challenge myself on every project to go above and beyond, not only in what the client expects me to, but of what I expect from myself too.


In just 3 days, your business would also feature its very own high-quality and custom-designed corporate logo design. It will look big even if your business is very small. It will look more professional. Your new company logo design will inspire brand loyalty and confidence in the eyes of your clients. Get your company logo design now! We will deliver around 3 top-quality, professional logo design options for your review. We will also provide you with unlimited free revisions if the first round does not turn out exactly what you are looking for. There are no hidden fees. The full price you pay is just $275. This is important. We don’t use clip art or templates in your design. Never! Your company logo design will be 100% original and unique. Let us take your vision and turn it into a memorable and stunning company logo which you and your customers will admire and take pride of. Place your new logo design on your letterhead, on your website, on your office wall, in advertisements, on flyers, on bumper stickers, on lunch boxes, and on delivery vans. In fact, put your new company logo design anywhere your customers can be found. Here is a legal notice. Kindly note that you are the legal outright owner of the copyright of your logo. Meaning, you can freely trademark your new logo design. It is yours and yours alone, and it would grow to be a precious asset as your company expands, and you develop a brand-conscious, loyal customer base in the years ahead.


We are offering web and UX design services remotely. We have over 5 years of both agency and startup experience.


I am a creative designer living a life as a photographer in Des Moines, IA. I am not your average photographer and if you and I whip up a shoot, it will not be your average portrait session. You will not sit in front of a lake wearing white and khaki smiling charmingly toward the sun while thinking about how you would rather be anywhere else. On the other hand, you will likely be covered in paint, baking a cake, throwing snowballs, climbing up the stairs of a castle, dressed up in costumes, playing pretend, or tossing glitter in the air, but I can guarantee you this much: you will love every minute of it! I like to make people think outside their own box which in turn forces me to think outside of mine. I live with my husband, two new daughters, two dogs, and one cat in Des Moines, and we are excited about building roots in my hometown!

  • 13 years in business

I am a multimedia designer in Central Iowa. Whether it be branding, marketing, visualization, photography or web design, I am always looking for an exciting challenge! Please visit or send me a message if you're looking for a designer.


WGA Design Studio provides quality services in: * Website Design * Graphic Design * Animation * 3D Design * Video Editing * Audio Editing * Flash Projects We also provide online help, help in website design project, help in Flash project, help in 3D design and animation.

  • 5 years in business

What makes me stand out is that I know how to small business owners think because i am a small business owner myself. So i know how hard it is to get your ideas across to a big business.

  • 13 years in business

My work is full of the passion I have for each and every job.


We specialize in logo design and company corporate identity, custom designed apparel, graphic design, specializing in wedding invitations, programs, save the dates and thank yous. Choose us for any of your graphic design needs!

  • 23 years in business

I'm an IT consultant available for website design/development work (located in the Fort Dodge, IA area). Please contact Chris Davies at 515 - 26Nine - 83Nine8 for more information. I also do computer and network setup/upgrade/repair and troubleshooting.


I am a from Des Moines, IA. I offer web design and frontend web development. I also provide freelance responsive web design, WordPress, Modx, and PHP development.


I offer custom websites tailored to fit you business needs and budget. I understand the needs and budgets of small business. I can work within your budget to create for you a professional and stunning website that will drive your business and brand forward.


I am a professional graphic designer and art director with over 30 years of experience in designing just about everything. My background includes ad agency as well as corporate in-house experience, primarily in print advertising, marketing collateral, logos, event graphics, publication design and product brochures. If you have more work than you can handle or if you have a start-up business that needs professional help, we should talk.

  • 4 years in business

I am a full time design student. I am a few weeks away from graduation. I love to work with small business. I plan to open my own freelance business after graduation. I have experience in design and photography. I offer several options for design. photography, print design, web design and more.


Our services include graphic and web designs, digital marketing campaigns, social media, branding, computer repairs, and photography.

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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