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Des Moines Website Designers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nick C.
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Very accommodating and easy to work with. I went to Darin for a professional profile picture for my company's website and he delivered. Thanks Darin!

DJ's Designs
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Judith C.
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Delia is a highly motivated, talented designer and photographer. She has a great "eye." I worked with her in a volunteer capacity in a non-profit organization and impressed by her commitment and energy.

NICE Site Design, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Kevin C.
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Rick Murray, owner of NICE Site Design, LLC is definitely the guy to build your website I had started putting together thoughts and thought I was going to build my own business website but quickly came to the conclusion that I was in over my head in creating a professional website so I contacted Rick at NICE Site Design, LLC to ask for his help in getting my business website created and up and running. Rick was very willing to jump in and begin working out the details in building out my business website. Rick was very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with and was very willing to talk through ideas and incorporate them into my website if we determined they were the appropriate choice. Rick does excellent work and was a very good communicator in letting me know what steps he had completed and what his next steps were going to be until the website was complete. If you need a professional website designed, I would highly recommend that you contact Rick at NICE Site Design, LLC

Brainstorm Marketing
5.0
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!

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I am a freelance graphic designer with 14 years of experience working on the following: * Corporate Branding and Identity * Collegiate Marketing and Athletic Campaigns * Web -- Social Media, Web Concepting and Layout, Email Marketing and Video Storyboarding I'm passionate about producing a beautiful design that carries out the client's desired results.

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I like to be creative and enjoy seeing a happy customer.

  • 4 years in business
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5 years of professional experience working with clients nationwide to fulfill their design needs. I understand the industry standards of graphic design and will work smart to make your business stand out in a way that is professional and relevant to you. I enjoy working with local businesses and nurturing community support. All designs are fulfilled from my home office and consultations are scheduled via email, video chat or phone for a time that will work for you. Happy to meet over coffee or tea too!

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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!

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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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 love the design process of making websites and the ever growing and changing industry of website design.

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I am a fine artist, with a fresh twist. Utilizing all media is what I enjoy. My favorite thing to draw with pencil is portraits. I love branding and typography.

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

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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.

  • 5 years in business
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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. The things I like the most about my job is talking to people and turning there ideas into reality. The look on their faces when I give what they wanted

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

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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!

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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.

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

  • 13 years in business
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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 jordanmillerdesign.com or send me a message if you're looking for a designer.

  • 13 years in business
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My work is full of the passion I have for each and every job. The thing I love most is seeing the satisfaction of the client when their project comes to life. It is one thing to design something on a computer, but if it doesn't come to life in the clients hands, the project is nullified.

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Trying new poses and ideas. Meeting new people. Helping a family make memories.

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 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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