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West Des Moines Freelance Web Designers

Browse these freelance web designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Des Moines.

Fox Web Design
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda M.
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I had struggled with a web designer for months, and then fired this person because after 9 months, my website was not complete, Edie Fox of Fox Web Design came in and not 48 hours after I hired her, she had not only completed the website, but had many other helpful and useful suggestions which we will be implementing soon. Very professional, and genuinely cares about her customers.

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.

klgraydesign
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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Karen's creativity and understanding really helped me move forward toward my dream of being a small business owner. She listened and was able to capture my vision in the perfect logo. She has even helped me with ordering cards and creating letterhead. I really liked the personal attention. It was much better then my previous experience with a web based company that did not allow you to talk to a real person!

NICE Site Design, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Kevin C.
Verified review

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

OGara Graphics
5.0
from 1 review
    Brenda F.
    Verified review

    OGara Graphics continues to exceed my expectations with excellent service, prompt communication, and creativity. I own a small business, and appreciate the time and energy OGara Graphics has invested in our team’s vision. I had a different company design my website a few years ago, but we didn't update the content as often as needed. Plus, we didn’t know the right questions to ask. We were not optimizing for search engines, so our business became difficult for new clients to find. OGara Graphics solved the problems we knew we had, and even ones we didn’t know about! OGara Graphics reviewed our web site, listened to our ideas and our needs, then explained our options and recommended several changes. OGara Graphics made us a priority, and took our website to an entirely different level.

    Blue Rock Designs, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nicole H.
    Verified review

    I wanted to create a website where I could share stories that were of high coincidence (as they seem to happen to me all the time). I call them "WATOs", which stands for "What are the Odds". I also wanted my friends and family and others to be able to post their stories, so we could read and share all the other crazy coincidental "WATOs" that occur each and every day- with each other. Different from most websites, I'm not selling anything, as this is purely a social media website, which started as a vision in my brain. Blue Rock Designs could not have done a better job, as they took that vision in my brain, and turned it to a live website. With constant communication on project timing, multiple design mock-ups from which I was able to pick and tweak my favorite, all the way to back-end training complete with a user's manual- Molly knocked it out of the park! Social media websites with posting capabilities, live feeds, voting, and comment aspects can be quite tricky. It was no match for Blue Rock Designs though - as Molly figured out every last piece of the puzzle. I would highly recommend Blue Rock to anyone looking to build any sort of website. You'll end up with high end results at an affordable price point. -Nicole "What Are The Odds" www.funnyodds.com

    Black Tie Creatives
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    Brad A.
    Verified review

    I have worked with Black Tie Creatives for over two years. In that time I have done four websites with them. It's not just the design or functionality but an intuitive layout that attracts visitors and converts them into leads. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking for Design, Web Design or general creative. Partnering with them has improved my bottom line, proved ROI and we're just getting started.

    About

    We charge forth towards your goals of a fast and efficient business website. Let us help you with your needs for a business application that would allow your employees to reach the brass ring and make them champions. We specialize in web applications that typically require a password for users to enter and use its functionality, but we can also make public sites with similar features installed. Since 2000, we have written many applications in Macromedia Cold Fusion, ASP, PHP, and other languages. Databases are typically hosted on an SQL Server, MySQL Server, or even as a Microsoft Access database if required for specific reasons. Call or e-mail us today to setup a time to meet and discuss what could help your business.

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    I provide professional website design services including the following: * minisite design * splash pages * banner design * static and animated * logos for your company * website headers * photo retouch * HTML coding * copywriting

    About

    I have a passion for mentoring and helping small businesses. One of the ways I can do this is with design and development. I love a challenge. I really enjoy the creation process, whether it's an idea, a process, a design or a development project. From this unique perspective; driven by meaningful work through meaningful relationships; with a set of skills that bridges the gap between business and technology; and a background and education that allows me to understand and communicate with both business and technology. The ability to explain technical problems and solutions carefully to non-technical users; and business problems, processes and solutions to technical people, has positioned me to bridge the gap between business and technology. What are my Skills? * Attention to Detail * Agile * Analysis Modeling * Enlightened Leadership * Excellent Customer Service * Flexible, Adaptable to Change * Methodology * Object-Oriented Programing * People Skills * System Analysis and Design * Results Oriented, * Self-Starter * Sense of Professionalism * Servant Leadership, * Solves Problems Creatively * Strong Analytical Skills * Technical, Mechanical and Electrical Aptitude * UX Design * Verbal and Written Communication * Works Independently What do I work with? I work within frameworks like SCRUM, Enlightened Leadership, and processes like SDLC. I believe the more time spent in the business requirements and the user requirements results in and quality product that can be developed within scope and budget. I design with an understanding of the business mission and vision so that the brand has a constant message. I use Canva, Easelly, Photoimpact, Illustrator, GIMP, Visio, Software Ideas Modeler and Freemind. I develop in languages including HTML5, CSS3, C#, PHP, Python, JavaScript, and JQuery. I use tools and frameworks like Komodo, Dreamweaver, Visual Studio, and Drupal along with ASP.NET, and MVC. Why Freelance? Freelancing gives me the opportunity to change to world one business at a time, by finding out what the client really needs, and helping them. As in most cases this grew out of the pain of knowing I had to do something on the web but was sold junk that did not help me. I actually want to help small business with what they need and not sell them. It provides flexibility in work hours which can work to the benefit of both family life and client needs. Freelancing also allows for a greater degree of challenge and learning experiences, I am not restrained to a particular tool set and there is the opportunity to grow with the new technology.

    About

    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.

    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    About

    SEO Des Moines is a local search engine optimization company that wants to help other local businesses get found. We do this by using search engine optimization. We make our business by getting your business more business.

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    I design your dream. I am into all kinds of designing: logos, websites, brochures and UIs. I use the designing software Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I am ready to try a designing work even if nobody has ever done it ever before.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I am a professional web designer, and I like to create my own designs. I have done my master's of computer application, and I can design any new techniques.

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    Clean, concise & accurate.

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    We are quick to respond and have great relationships to ensure the best pricing available.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    I'm diverse because not only do I have strong technical and analytical skills, I also am a very strong creative. I paint, and I can also build UX and UI - so I have a T-shaped breadth of skills.

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    Ace Dezines is a web designing company with strong creatives and clear business orientation. Our services include web design services, logos and banner design, flash animation and website building. We also provide XHTML conversion like PSD to XHTML, Joomla, CMS, Wordpress conversion services . We also offer SEO, SEM, SMO and link-building services and content writing services.

    About

    Zoabella Portrait and Design, the Des Moines best full service design firm and portrait studio. At Zoabella's, we have two photographers, a wonderful classical artist, a graphic designer, a web site builder, as well as a full time tech support specialist. Our cast of caricatures: - Jennifer Barnes Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication 15 years experience in Portrait Photography Digital designer - Laura Lundsford classical artist 4 years experience in portrait photography cake designer - Mike McClellan Web Builder tech support extraordinaire Jack of all things computer and other wise. Most prices are based on the job so give us a call!

    About

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

    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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