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LaunchPress
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe H.
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Craig Hobson built us an amazing website on the wordpress engine. He was extremely attentive to detail, easy to work with and did a fantastic job. I def. would recommend Craig if you have a web design project. Our website is www.495hvac.com if you would like to see an example of Craigs work. Thank you, Brian Spears

My Web Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Glenn K.
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I could not have asked for anyone better I would highly recommend My Web Design for anyone. They are top-notch

ForYouDesign
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Pete D.
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FYD actually handled our branding and web development work. Very responsive, suggesting plenty of helpful ideas and was fun to collaborate with.

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Catemis Creative
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeannette S.
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1st one to contact me, and now he the only one I will use for all of our creative needs.

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

Radra Co.
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Isaac S.
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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.

Byte Outfitters, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Barrie H.
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Redevelopment of Wordpress web site including requested enhancements. Kent gave me a proposal which I approved and he executed the contract on time and in excellent fashion. His personal attention and concerns about making everything correct was outstanding. I recommend his work.

IVO Inc
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby A.
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We had the best experience with Fred, he took care of our business website from start to finish. He was very professional and punctual with his estimate for completion. Thank you so much for such a pleasant experience, and amazing design / quality / value. www.gabmaster.com

Severity Design
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie H.
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Rusty is awesome!! He spent a long time consulting with me by phone. He offered suggestions and discussed my options, explaining what each one would cost and what it included. He ended up helping my organization out of a terrible predicament. He charged us less than $100 for his help and that help saved us probably thousands. I would absolutely recommend Severity Design! Thanks, Rusty!!

Taylor Kasper
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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Taylor worked with me on a logo and designs for a presentation. Her work was thoughtful and creative, and she was always on time with deliverable. She's excellent with communication and feedback.

BLGrafika
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Demeke B.
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Mrs. Bhanu is an excellent web designer. She has amazing design ideas and the most up-to-date web site platforms. For our site she was able to develop custom Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, that helped our Content Marketing strategies to grow our online audience and increase visibilities to our potential customers.

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Getting people to your site is crucial.. and like a handful of our competitors, we will certainly provide the tools needed to accomplish that. But what happens when someone gets to your site? Do they enjoy an updated, relevant, and impressive experience that effectively delivers your brand? If you realize the need for an online presence you can be proud of because it is a quality reflection of who you are, look no further! We specialize in providing online solutions that combine a great product with the tools and training to keep it that way. Our work is professional, clean, quick, modern, and effective. But that’s just the start! Our back-end administration abilities allow you to control your new site without needing experience or software! There is no longer a need to pay expensive and continuous development and programming costs. Our online solutions are available at incredibly affordable prices. Read on to learn about the premium solutions we 
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Do you need a designer who has a unique aptitude for reading, understanding and interpreting people's needs? Several years of customer service, international travel, and volunteer work has given me an advantage over other graphic designers who are lacking important interpersonal skills. My creative versatility offers the ability to present a broad range of solutions when producing graphic design work. Priding myself on being a very organized and ambitious self-starter, I thoroughly research a topic before beginning the first sketches of any design. Finding it comforting and reassuring for my clients, I include them every step of the way. Communication is the key to perfecting the design. Professional illustration, logo, web, presentation, and brochure design, are just the beginning of my range of graphic design services. An expert with Adobe CC, Keynote/Power Point, photography and image manipulation, I can offer a unique perspective on design by incorporating my own illustrative touches. With more than 5 years of experience operating a successful design business as well as working full-time as an in-house graphic designer for an international company. I have the knowledge and creativity you need to get the job done.

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As a full-time graphic designer, I have gained experience in both print as well as digital design, working on everything, from large catalog spreads and print materials to the creation of Web templates and eBlasts. As a freelance graphic designer, my responsibilities include design and production of advertisements, logos, and promotional materials for business events. Most importantly, I have gained experience working with clients and other designers as a creative partner, where I have achieved an understanding of company compliance and guidelines. I will work hard to create a product that we are both proud of.

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"If it's art, I can do it!" Interior/exterior house painting, wall murals, sponge painting, custom stencil art, marbling and rehab of furniture, custom oil paintings (acrylic and water colors too), custom-designed t-shirts, logos, and banners -- anything and everything else that is art, I can do it all!

  • 5 years in business
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Katherine Razzi has a vast experience in commercial arts and illustration, with extensive knowledge in the printing process and good connections with local printers. She is talented in graphic design work, cartoon illustrations, greeting cards, and form design. Pricing is negotiable depending on project.

  • 7 years in business
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During recent years, I have had the chance to hone my design capabilities in different ways. While working towards a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, I gained hands-on experience as a freelance designer. Among my clients are local Aurora businesses and the Dieterich Elementary School in Aurora, Illinois. I created designs for their multiple fund-raisers and promotions ranging from ads to business cards. In these projects, I have worked with Mac OS X, as well as Windows. In addition, I have in-depth knowledge of top design software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Using these programs, I created a poster to advertise a winter course at my university, North Central College, and I worked closely with the professor to achieve the desired product. I have learned that good communication and listening skills are essential for a graphic designer, as the customer's needs and concerns come first. I am a team player to the core but am also at ease when working alone. I have attached a copy of my resume as well as a link to my online portfolio for your reference. I hope you will find enough evidence of my capabilities as a graphic designer. Thank you for taking the time to go through my profile. If you would like me to provide further information or to set up an interview, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me. Sincerely, Karen Riscos

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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.

  • 10 years in business
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I offer print and web design services with a marketing emphasis. Whether it be image, marketing materials, websites, e-commerce sites, motion graphics, digital illustration or photo manipulation, I can get it done on budget and on time. Let's brainstorm together. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the extra mile I will travel for you!

  • 4 years in business
About

I am a graphic designer who creates inspiring images for invitations, announcements, business professional work, posters, brochures, fliers and more! Designing logos for companies and small businesses as well as images to help commercialize, advertise and develop a unique look for organizations. I create personalized invitations and announcements for every event and occasion. Developing a unique design for any project you have including brochures, booklets, posters, post cards, greeting cards and even home decor.

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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