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Evanston Freelance Web Designers

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DI Creative Designs
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Raja R.
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Diana from DI creative designs helped us design Visa, Mastercard & Discover cards, logos, business cards and websites for a lot of our clients ranging from Fortune 10 clients to small boutique firms. All of her card designs were well received, the turnaround was quick and she managed a lot of stakeholders (banks, Visa/Mastercard, printers, etc) to get the projects completed. I've worked with her to launch several hundered projects and would recommend her for all types of graphic & web design work.

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.

CyberOptik
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia K.
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First off let me say that I am 100% satisified with the quality of work, communication, and timeliness from CyberOptik. Prior to choosing CyberOptik I interviewed several web design companies that all had either astronomical prices, didn't offer half as much as Ron was offering, or were just plain weird with no people skills. There was no questions after meeting with Ron that they were the company for us. Ron was always responsive and polite and willing to make as many changes as we needed with no questions asked. I would HIGHLY recommend CyberOptik to anyone looking for a web designer. We are about to go live and I cannot contain my excitement about how beautiful our new website looks!!! Ron has really made this entire, sometimes stressful, experience so much easier for us and we truly appreciate it. THANK YOU!!!!

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
Ashley P.
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Radra Co. is a great company to work with. They are creative and eager to perfect their work.Their service and the manner in which they communicate is prompt, professional, and courteous. If you are looking to advance your business or organization, I would recommend them.

orwedoit
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Julie B.
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Second City has made multiple websites for our company. They are fantastic to work with, reasonably priced, and get the job done efficiently. I have and will recommend them.

Perry C.
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Great to work with. Very creative, efficient, and good communicator. Dustin created my graphic designs for my website exactly how I envisioned it.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dawn S.
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Working with Brian at Second Studios makes my life easier. Brian is creative, innovative and punctual. His designs are fresh and on target. His pricing is always fair and he delivers a great product.

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

My Printing Stop
5.0
from 1 review
    Katie A.
    Verified review

    Great communication, fair prices, quick turn-around on projects, and easy to work with. I will definitely work with them again in the future.

    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

    Services offered are: * Logo Design * Brand Development * Corporate Identity * Print Layout * Brochure Design * Poster Design * Package Design * Photo Retouching * Flash Banners * Website Design * XHTML and CSS * Motion Graphics

    • 19 years in business
    About

    I have 25 years of experience in both interactive design and development. I am a PMI Certified Project Management Professional.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    I've been designing websites since 1994. Since then, I've been able to move with the pace of technology and also keep the marketing part of website design in focus. That's partially why I've created over 2,000 original websites

    About

    My prices start at 75$/page. Why so low? I use pre-built templates that save time/money, plus the more legwork you're willing to do, the less I do. All sites come with a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

    About

    I am a freelance graphic and game designer with over 5 years of experience working on web design, print design, digital art, logo design, unity 2D/3D, Adobe Creative Suite, document and presentation design and a variety of game and graphic development. I have also managed and lead projects and collaborate well with teams. I currently work remotely and can be contacted with any inquiries for most any project.

    About

    I have been doing freelance web designing for a few months now, and I have studied web design and programming for over a year. I am able to work for a low price because I genuinely enjoy the work I do.

    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We have the best Chicago land web design and development studio. We have 15 years of experience with more than 800 clients from different business. Our goal with each project is to create the most beautiful piece we've ever done. We've always believed that beauty can live in harmony with function. It's as though we've invented a healthy beer. Ultimately, our interfaces work well and look good. We do: * Website design * Web development * SEO optimization * Email marketing with e-mail blast

    About

    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 
can offer your business
 at extremely
 discounted
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    About

    I am a Central Illinois-based web developer focused on creating websites that work for my clients as well as providing maintenance services and education.

    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

    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.

    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.