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Digital Saviour Technologies
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Maria D.
Verified review

Digital Saviour was a lifesaver, for sure. Within minutes we were on the phone, screens shared and he walked me through the set up my devices. Done and done. Great value. Digital Saviour is my new "web guy." Thank you for your quick follow up and impeccable service!

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Right Angle Studio
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

My Web Design
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

We built our site from scratch, and had a very unique and specific vision for our site. My Web Design won the bid because they did the research before we initially met, they understood what we wanted, and confirmed that they had the software and capability to create our site. They were very responsive, and also very patient with our responses when there were delays on our end. We found that emails and calls worked well for the day-to-day, but got the most value out of face-to-face meetings due to the visual interaction and impromptu discussions to wrap up the bigger more pertinent discussion items. We are very pleased with the finished product, and would recommend My Web Design to all who show an interest or need for their services.

EOS Web Design & SEO
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Freda B.
Verified review

Great web design. This guy has an eye for design. No doubt!

Second Studios
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria M.
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I would not hire anyone else for a graphic design job after having worked with Bryan. He is patient, creative, accommodating and most importantly he helped with my son’s project in less than 24 hours and he wanted my son to also understand everything, so he provided him with a tutorial as well. What more can one ask for? We are so impressed with the final product and with the process. We got way more than we paid for. Very highly recommended! Again, I would hire him first before anyone else! We will return and I have already recommenddd him to my neighbor for his high quality no hassle help. This is more than we had hoped to get. Thank you!

All Good Marketing
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Anna designed a professional, stunning personal 'resume' website that I wanted to give my job hunt a "boost". She is a hard worker and went out of her way to make sure I was satisfied with every single detail. She also took the time to answer my many questions and offer her expertise. I had a very clear picture of what I wanted and what most impressed me was that she was open and receptive to altering, adding etc. until it fully met my expectations. I have received many compliments from others who viewed my finished site such as "this website really hits it out of the ballpark" and "wow, really well done!" among others. I highly recommend her and I am thrilled with the finished product!

Radra Co.
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Isaac S.
Verified review

Radra and his team did a fantastic job on my logo. I will recommend him for any company who needs help on their logo design concept.

Innobiz Solutions
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney B.
Verified review

I started my Wedding Coordinating business in 2013 and had a very DIY website that I haphazardly threw together. Fortunately I managed to find clients despite that trainwreck but never really felt proud of how it looked. Fast forward to spring of 2017 when I was determined to update and overhaul the whole look and feel of my website. I sent out some feelers to local businesses and got immediate feedback from Adam Khan who not only had already looked at my website but made some suggestions right off the bat and had some tips based on other similar company’s websites. He made it easy for me by providing links to browse through and saved me time with his own ideas. He was extremely proactive with providing options and thankfully very patient and flexible with scheduling our meetings. I had a newborn at the time and was a bit fried. Adam helped me so much by just knowing what he was doing and listening to the ideas I had. I gave him bits and pieces to work with and he brought it all to life for me. I love the website he created for me and show it off whenever I can. I absolutely recommend Adam for any design needs. A quote I have on my own website is, “Give yourself the gift of time,” and I feel that’s exactly what I did when I hired Adam, because he made this whole process so easy for me.

FreshinUp Chicago
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kaaren F.
Verified review

I have been working with Tim for several Months now on a very complicated web project. I have been amazed at how engaged and invested he is. He offers insight and consultation as well as designing and developing a beautiful, clean, well thought out product, better than I even imagined. He is easy to work with, extremely, knowledgeable and up to date, takes the time to really listen and understand what is needed and necessary; as well as offering his own very valuable insight. He also has a brilliant team. I Plan to continue working with him as our project continues to grow.

ITConnectUS Inc
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Ss P.
Verified review

thanks for ITConnectUS in designing our website www.saiaircomfort.com. Happy with their services

orwedoit
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
Verified review

Great web design! Orlando really guided me through the web design process and helped all my ideas come to fruition. I'm so happy I decided to work with Orlando to create my baking/pastry web site. Orlando has great customer service and provides affordable web design.

2pensmedia Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

Excellent experience! Great to work with and did a terrific job on the site build!

Buildthis
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Hallie H.
Verified review

The whole team at SOS was very helpful & delivered our project timely -- to our specifications. I would absolutely go to Kathleen and her team again for any future projects and recommend them for any website design/app project.

Lars Bjerga
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chad L.
Verified review

Lars is one of the most intuitive I.T. Professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of programming, web design, consulting, and training is second to none! He always has a positive outlook even in the midst of deadlines. A real thinker...

myTech.Today
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
Verified review

I highly recommend Kyle Rode with My Tech. Today. Kyle helped design & execute the plan for my web site punfunpartygame.com. Excellent work, on-time at a reasonable $$ value. 5 star all the way !! John

Chicago Web Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tina W.
Verified review

How do I even start? This is the best web design company you can ever work with. Not only do they provide top notch work they are a one stop shop . From logos , to websites , to business cards, to maintenance they take pride in everything they create. Thank you guys!

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Albayan L.
Verified review

Thank you for the School picture and School website your company have done recently. We are very happy with the high quality picture captured by your photographer. Also finally have a website that is simple, clean and easy to navigate especially for the parents to keep track their childs update in school. We will definitely use your service again when needed.

Lotsa Luck Design
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

Lotsa Luck Design took me from no Web presence to a fully functional and attractive Web presence returning value for the comparatively fair costs.

About

I am a graphic designer, living and working on the northwest side of Chicago. I have over 25 years of experience in graphic design/art direction. Please contact me for work samples/resume.

About

I design and illustrate for both print and digital media. As a freelancer; I have worked for the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, American Airlines, Columbia Pictures, advertising agencies, many associations, as well as for businesses large and small.

Brian Houdek Web Design

New To Thumbtack

  • 5 years in business
About

What sets me apart from other web design firms is the personalized service I provide. As my client you won't have to worry about who to speak to when you call your web design firm - I will always be your direct contact. As a freelance web designer I can show you how an effective website and marketing campaign can help your business become more profitable. Too often I have clients come to me from other firms that were grossly overcharged for services, mistreated and ignored. I take pride in the fact that I listen to clients needs. I work cooperatively with clients to create the perfect website that will not only be visually appealing, but also increase profitability. After working for numerous tech companies in my late teens, I decided to follow a different career path. I'm a full-time Firefighter and Paramedic in a western suburb of Chicago. I love my career but my passion for web design never dissipated. After the birth of my daughter, I decided to start my own freelance web design firm and never looked back. 90% of my business is word of mouth. I believe if you treat clients with respect and create great websites at a reasonable price the business will follow.

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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