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Aelieve Digital Marketing
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Sarah H.
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Great experience. They had such high creativity, which made for a fun logo and website design process.


I provide graphic design, computer graphics, digital art, publication, advertising, imaging, digital marketing, creative design, sign design, photo touchup, flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, posters, print ads and banner design. I am proficient in using InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Adobe Creative Suite.


Hello there! You can call me Voi, and I founded Zinex Design. I've been working with clients in Brighton, London and overseas, delivering quality designs at reasonable rates since 2010. I am specializing in the creation of strange and beautiful illustrations, motion graphics, type and packaging, as well as design for print, web and mobile. Feel free to contact me if you have a project in mind, and I'll do my best to help. I cover the following: * T-Shirt Graphics * Album Artwork * Corporate Stationery * Leaflets * Business Cards * Branding * Catalogues * Look Books * Logos * Logotype * Commercial Illustration * 2D/3D Animation * Motion Graphics * Web/Mobile I am creating beautiful graphics to help make the world look nicer.

  • 1 year in business

My business stands out because of good service at lower cost compared to my competition.


We are an Iowa born company focused on great web and graphic design. With experience in flyer design, poster design, wedding ceremony programs, wedding websites, and business websites, we have the skills to tackle any design project.


I am a San Francisco based portrait and product photographer. My career began in high school when I took photos of student groups for the yearbook. Since then, I've been dedicated to capturing the beauty and energy of people and their work.


I am a freelance graphic and web designer. I can do business cards, logos, a variety of print materials, and HTML/CSS.

  • 12 years in business

My work stands out from the competition in that I truly develop relationships with my clients and spend time up front getting to know the particular needs of each individual I work with. This enables me to adapt my services accordingly and steer clients towards the right size and type of site.


We provide graphic/web design, small business marketing, and SEO. You do not just get submitted to search engines when creating a website; they must be submitted. We can do this for you. Marketing alone isnt easy, and if you cannot create your graphics/websites, you need a professional. There is no hidden fees or no monthly fees (unless agreed that we will maintain website). Personal Touch is a cost effective business that has a passion for watching businesses grow with our help.

  • 8 years in business

I create with the clients views and ideas in mind to inspire, add personality and give them the prominence they want and deserve.


I specialize in website design using HTML, CSS, WordPress, and more. In addition, I have experience in graphic design to create any designs you need or photos to be edited.


Klygo is Iowa City's inclusive website design, search engine optimization, and social media marketing company. If you're not on the first page of search engine results, Klygo can help!


Prowebavenue is a custom website design company that specializes in website design and web development services. We provide solutions to businesses and organizations of every size with professional website development and design services. Send us links of website designs you like, and we develop a website design specific to you.


JM Graphic is known for its high-quality, professional logos. The best part is you earn a great discount as a first time customer. Inquire for more details. Check out my portfolio for yourselves!


I provide a wide variety of graphic elements from photography to logo design. I design for use in web and print.


Tracy Buresh Studios would love to help you with your next photography, design, or video need. With 14 years of experience in design, marketing, and photography, I will develop the perfect solution for your photography, design, and video needs. Design solutions for your next website, logo, brochures, direct mailing, advertisement, sign, trade show banner/materials, invitations, announcements, business cards, etc., are available. Tracy Buresh Studios offers indoor and outdoor photography of maternity, babies, children, families, high school seniors, anniversaries, engagement, business professionals, etc. Video and photo slide shows/montages set to music are available for your next event. It is a great way to share your pictures and videos with your guests during your birthday or graduation party, wedding, anniversary, funeral, etc.

  • 9 years in business

I like to personalize my work to that of my client. Any design with a personal touch is more meaningful and I believe if you are going to design something, make it special.


Ongoing website maintenance is a must for a successful website. Many individuals and business owners have a website, but they don't have time to learn how to manage it correctly. As a result, their website suffers because they neglect upgrades, content updates, and more. Our web management service will make sure your site is updated as your business continues to grow.

  • 1 year in business

I am a young programmer, I do exceptional work for lower cost compared to other professional programmer's.

  • 5 years in business

Cedar Rapids Web Design offers professional website design, AdWords pay per click advertising, Google apps for email and productivity, SSL certificates and more.


I do graphic design by Nick Jared. I design for everything: logos, print, advertising, social media, etc.

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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