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Chicago Freelance Graphic Designers

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  • 20 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha K.
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I've worked with so many talented graphic designers over the course of many years, and I have pretty high standards. Karen met them and then some. She really exceeded my expectations. I'll be working with her and referring her to my network again and again.

JI Designers
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Vinod M.
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Wajiha designed a logo and web banner for my business and has done an amazing job at it. Very patient and helpful for any questions I had. Overall it was a great experience and would recommend her to anybody looking for a Graphic Designer.

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Right Angle Studio
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Trevor S.
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We just started working with Patrick and Jara from Right Angle Studio and have been extremely please with the responsiveness and overall professionalism. RAS is very full service and the team has been incredibly helpful, filling in the gaps in our own organization by providing guidance not only on graphic design but also on higher level, branding strategy. Thanks Guys!

Kyle Kucsera Graphic Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mikaela J.
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Kyle was a dream graphic designer to work with. He was very attentive to our brand objectives and produced a fresh, well thought-out advertisement. He responded quickly to messages and had great turn around time for the project. Looking forward to hiring him for our next project!

Beast Graphics
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Errol D.
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He is a professional who is willing to listen and learn. Though he pre-qualified his service and sold his capabilities by building a small sample site that focused on our company and proved his mettle as a web designer. His task is to rebuild our e-commerce site and other sites affiliated with our business.

Art of Kingz
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jerome D.
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I was a brand amabassdor for Express Clothing and worked with Art Of Kingz for the majority of my photoshoots. Not only was Steven’s response time impeccable (even at extreme short notices) but the quality of the work caught the eye of the marketing company and Express several times. Even today Art of Kingz is my go to whenever I need images or graphic work. Steven is also flexible in locations, studio, and equipment to help you excute the vision you desire. If you are looking for quality service with great feedback I highly suggest you book here!

ForYouDesign
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Karl S.
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I hired ForYouDesign to do branding and design work for my company. Great company great Communication. They gave us exactly what we wanted. Very knowledgeable creative and professional

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Catemis Creative
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Ru'shaan W.
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Very easy to work with and he has THAT creative edge unlike many other so called graphic artist. Exemplified patience, never rushing us, but gently followed up as we were managing several projects on our end got busy. Delivered what we desired, very intuitive and understanding to our needs. I highly recommend Catemis!

  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jim Z.
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Very professional and experienced staff who produce high quality graphics and innovative designs.

James Koukoulis
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Benjamin K.
    Verified review

    I had the pleasure of hiring James to do a logo for a clothing brand I am developing. James was very professional and got the logo done in a very timely manner without sacrificing any quality. He ensured I was satisfied with the final product. I will be contacting James for all my graphic design needs.

    Carrie Waggoner
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Liz A.
    Verified review

    Carrie worked with me to take my boring resume template to a customized, clean, modern, and eye catching layout. She not only improved the look of my resume but helped me with professional verbiage. She also helped me tailor the content of my resume to appeal more to my dream job. Within days of submitting my new resume to the job I’ve been praying for, I had an interview set up, and was offered the job within a week. Carrie’s graphic design skills are creative and perfectly executed quickly. She’s a fantastic listener and has excellent suggestions when it comes not only to design but also content of the resume. After only 2 meetings where she met me at a coffee shop by my apartment she built me the perfect resume. I have recommended her to all of my friends and coworkers looking to update their resumes- one of my friends took me up on the suggestion recently and had an interview within days of submitting her resume. Get your dream job with the help of Carrie Waggoner!!!

    • 13 years in business
    About

    I provide high quality, original designs at very affordable pricing. Also, unlike many designers, my turnaround time can be as little as 3 hours, given the proper information/direction.

    About

    I am a Chicago based graphic and craft designer. I love being able to take what is in a client's mind and translating it into a beautiful design.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    The Cuckoo Studio is focused on providing a wide range of marketing and visual communication solutions to my clients. Whether it's a print ad for a range of publications, a website design, or a complete overhaul of your company's branding and identity, I can help.

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    I am a freelance graphic designer and mixed media artist. I have a degree in graphic design and a knack for logo design. Let me help you make your artistic dreams come to life!

    • 11 years in business
    About

    I recognize that it's not about me. Clients who work with me know what they want and have a clear idea of what they'd like to see in visual form. They also want someone who is attentive to those ideas and is going to work with them to fine tune it to their satisfaction.

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    My design work stand out because of the customer and the uniqueness of what the customer is looking for. I work to create what is in the customer mind.

    • 14 years in business
    About

    I pay attention to details and the customer's requests, and devote the time/energy needed to get EVERYTHING right. I do not cut corners, but still deliver the best quality and professional design within a reasonable budget.

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    I am a product, retail, and graphic designer. During the past two years, I have worked as a freelance designer in product, graphic, packaging and retail/interior design fields. In recent years, I've participated in projects that have been showcased in Architectural Digest, international exhibitions in Monterrey, Mexico, as well as an upcoming exposition in Germany. I'm very flexible and always looking to do my best work.

    About

    With a diverse background in various design and promotional responsibilities, I feel confident in my skills and abilities as a well-rounded designer. I have creativity and out-of-the-box marketing expertise to assist you with creating and managing all aspects of an advertising campaign, designing recognizable brand identities and stationery, making creative websites and ads that get you online. Nick Braglia Design will always bring the most out of you and your brand. Whether you need a new look or help with a single project, I am always here.

    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 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.

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.