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  • 20 years in business
  • 83 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.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faizan S.
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Tom did bathroom remodel for us. Did a great job. Was helpful along the way with regards to helping us with the design as well. Was responsive and professional on the job. We are very happy with the finished project. I would go with this company for another project in the future.

Carol Brody
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Gary C.
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Carol did a wonderful job in staging my home. Her professionalism and design sense presents my home in the best possible light to potential home buyers. I highly recommend Carol to others.

Kyle Kucsera Graphic Design
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stellie B.
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Kyle Kucsera offers a hard to find combination of creative conceptualization and outstanding design - I am simply thrilled with his work! Communicating and working with Kyle Kucsera is effortless. He has the business savvy to quickly grasp concepts and turn out incomparable visuals with no revision required - and all within the committed deadlines. There are not words to express the value, the promptness, the attention to detail, and the effectiveness of his work! Truly a skilled graphic designer. I would hire him again for all future projects for my business.

My Web Design
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna E.
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My Web Design designed our new website with all the specifications required at the beginning of the project. Our web designer was friendly, punctual, and professional throughout the whole process. I highly recommend this company to those looking to start a new site or refresh an existing site.

1816zenden
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Chris F.
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Roopa was very professional and great to work with. She was attentive to all of my suggestions and requests and very prompt in her responses. The final design presentation had a lot of very useful information!

CyberOptik
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joe D.
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CyberOptik did a fantastic job recently updating my companies web site www.diamondfinancial.com. Not only does it look great, but it now properly formats to today's modern browsers, ipads and smart phones. Great job Ron!

ForYouDesign
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nick S.
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FYD is my entire marketing, web, branding, support department!! I cant say enough about the quality and commitment they have shown me throughout the 8 years I have partnered with them. They are a leader in there field. -Nick

Design from A to V
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ron M.
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This was my first project on Thumbtack. I purchased a townhome back in August and new I had to remodel the kitchen. I found three designers, met with them for an in home consultation and choose Andrei Viscrbov from Design from A to V to do my kitchen remodel project. I chose Andrei because on that first meeting, he listened to what I wanted for my kitchen remodel, he understood what I said and was able to tell me how he was going to do it and at what costs. He laid out the budget for the whole project at that first meeting. The project is done now and I am extremely pleased with the job he and his business partners did! We would have been on budget but I added a few new items I decided I needed after that first meeting. The pictures attached don't do full service to all the work that they did but it is a small section of the work he did. My kitchen went from being almost unusable to the kitchen I wanted. Thank you Andrei. My projects scope was - demolish the kitchen - new floor from entry way to kitchen and into the dining room - take down wall between kitchen and dining room - new cabinets and countertops and an island - all new lighting from entry way to kitchen - move plumbing to position sink in a better spot - paint all of the first floor and install new baseboard - new dishwasher, range hood, kitchen sink and faucet with garbage disposal - all in all a big project for me I highly recommend Andrei and the construction team he works with.

Variant Collaborative
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin G.
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Ashley is a very well rounded interior designer that brings a wealth of expertise and professionalism to the project. I enjoy collaborating with Ashley because she offers creative solutions, innovative ideas, and always follows through. She keeps the client informed with every step of the project which makes for an easy working environment and a happy client.

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.

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Enlightenedesign
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Muinat I.
Verified review

Jennifer was very pleasant throughout my project. She is always available to answer question and has an excellent project turnaround time. She worked with me to bring my vision to life and make my brand more “eye catchy.” I called her personal brand manager. Compared to other consultants out there, she offered a great service for an unbeatable price. If you are a small business looking to rebrand and design projects, Jessica is your girl! She will be with you from the start of the project until you accomplish your vison. Leave the branding to friendly experts like Jessica

Designs on the Edge
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

Lisa is an amazing designer that really knows how to be creative with awkward spaces for the best and highest utilization. She makes certain the spaces she works with are aesthetically pleasing and she is always on the forefront of the trends. Her attention to detail and brilliant design ideas can really make a project come to life. Lisa has assisted me with selling property within 2 weeks due to her staging and interior design. I highly recommend her and she is always my go to for interior design! Jennifer Bell

orwedoit
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Donna W.
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I have been working with Renae Ferru for 4-5 yrs with many clients and projects....she is a very innovative and experienced designer that works well with people of different backgrounds...Every project is very unique but within the tastes and needs of her clients.....Above all ..she works well with budgets, finances and the business end of her projects.

Lauren Marshall Interiors
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen A.
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Our experience with Lauren Marshall Interiors was terrific. We worked with Lauren on the renovation (gut job) of a bathroom in our 100 year old home. Because the size of the bathroom is small, it was important to choose appropriate materials and fixtures that modernized the bathroom without compromising the integrity of an older home. Lauren was able to design the space and work within our budget to achieve those two objectives. She provided great visualizations and walked us through the project. Although she had a vision, she was receptive to my input. She delivered all design specifications on time and within budget. She did not rush me to make decisions and gave me lots of options for materials. Lauren communicated well and often to ensure the project was progressing as planned. Additionally, Lauren was punctual to all meetings both at our home and showrooms. Lauren is a wonderful designer with a terrific eye for detail. I highly recommend Lauren Marshall Interiors for any and all home projects, whether a gut kitchen or bathroom job, or giving a room a fresh new look.

JFB Interiors
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy Y.
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My husband and I love working with James. We appreciate his professionalism, his candidness, his humor, and his amazing sense of style. We moved from our downtown Chicago high-rise to a home located in suburban Hinsdale. James has transformed our dated Georgian Colonial into a refined, stylish, and sophisticated house we are happy to entertain and reside in. We always trust his design choices and are amazed by his photographic memory with the details of our home. He furnished and stylized the décor throughout our entire house. Specifically, he selected furniture, lamps, light fixtures, rugs, paint colors, tile, wall décor, window treatments, and accessories for the Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Home Office, Master Bedroom, Foyer, Mudroom, Powder Room, Hallway Bath, and the Outdoor Pool Area.

David Andrew Interiors Ltd.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Edward L.
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Excellent service, upfront and honest off the bat. We were looking for an interior designer to really alleviate the hassle of moving into a new home. We were low on time and wanted someone who would manage a project from start to finish. David's offer was to do a free consultation in home with a full walk through free of charge, and his website laid out how the entire process will work so it was 100% up front. From a project managers perspective, that's perfect. We are looking forward to working with David on creating our home and will leave a post review of how things went. Expecting things to go really well.

Illusione Design Studio
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bill O.
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I was planning an addition to my home. I had no clue as to how complicated it could be. Between permits, the zoning requirements and not to mention the contractor problems that could have occurred. I was referred to Illusione Design by a friend. He said they did a great job for him and know I know why. Mr. Quintero and his team lead me through the whole project with professional advise and a level of experience and professionalism I have not experienced in a long time. What I now know could have been a really trying situation, went off without a hitch. The plans were done in no time and as far as knowing your way around city hall and all the codes. These guys really blew my mind. So yes. if you're planning any type of project, I think you would be smart to give them a call. I'm sure you will be pleased with the services they provide.

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

Dominique always responded quickly , she was super knowledgeable and got me exactly what I was looking for without me giving her much direction. I gave her information about my company and she provided excellence. Thank you Dominique. I look forward to working with you on more projects

Nook + Cove
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Dina K.
Verified review

I had just gotten a new place and needed to furnish the whole place. Lisa, my designer, really nailed my style and gave me a lot of affordable options. It was a very fun process and didn’t break the bank for me.

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 do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

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.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

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