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Second Studios Creative & Digital Marketing Agency
Second Studios Creative & Digital Marketing Agency

Second Studios Creative & Digital Marketing Agency

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Introduction: My name is Bryan Epstein, and I have been doing freelance graphic and web design for clients for 13+ years under the principle of building partnerships with my clients. In addition, I offer a full suite of solutions that aid to grow your business and meet your organizational goals. My overall experience in graphic and web design spans over 17 years in a variety of areas. My company's name is Second Studios. In its name, second puts an emphasis on building unique partnerships with its clients while fostering growth with these clients, as in second-to-none. Second also symbolizes the measure of time; in this, Second Studios prides itself on providing its clients with timely and high-quality finished products. On an as-needed basis, I will work with others to help in providing bandwidth for your projects in order to make sure that we are able to offer the highest quality service possible. Every brand has a story to tell—a story that will engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience while also making a measurable impact on business goals. I am dedicated to helping my clients build their brands, create stories, and share visions. // WHY HIRE ME // While design is not only about pretty visuals, I work towards understanding your specific needs, getting involved with the topic I am working on and offering you my unique insights to achieve the best outcomes. // WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT ME // "I'm so grateful to have found Bryan. He is creative, talented, and has great attention to detail. I asked Bryan to help with a project but is now my go-to designer. Highly recommend Bryan!" "Second Studios helped to make my idea look more polished and professional. He always responded within hours of any message I sent, and we had the entire project done within 2 days, including all revisions. Second studios presented me with 3 different options to chose from and I liked them all so much I decided to have all 3 printed. Will definitely be coming back for future work. Thank you!" "Bryan has been an incredible part of our team. As a non-profit organization, we have unique needs and timing of projects. Bryan goes above and beyond to meet those needs and our timelines while producing the best materials we have ever had. I highly recommend Bryan and look forward to continuing our work with him!" "Bryan was professional, willing to work to help us meet our deadlines and produce great quality work! I would definitely work with him again." //DESIGN & MARKETING SPECIALTIES // • Graphic design for print and web • Inbound marketing content design – white papers, case studies, ebooks, etc. • Sales & Marketing collateral • Display Graphics, Booths, and Collateral for Trade Shows, Conferences, and Events • Illustration, Icons, custom graphics, etc. • Integrated marketing and advertising campaigns • Brand identity creation and management • Presentation, Pitch decks, Sales presentations, Training presentations and more //WEBSITE SPECIALTIES // • Wordpress and Other CMS Implementations, CSS, and HTML //CERTIFICATIONS // • Marketo Certified Expert // SKILL SET // • Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator • Marketing Automation and Email Marketing (Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Marketo) • Microsoft - Word, PowerPoint If you are looking for a company that pays attention to detail, is hardworking and willing to achieve your desired finished product, we are the ones you are looking for! I do also offer RUSH and on-demand services and training options on any skillset I have.

Current Top Pro

Hired 52 times

Serves Lake Zurich, IL

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5 employees

14 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

Currently a top pro

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All year

Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

45 photos

  • The Kensington at Randhurst - Brand Identity


  • CONVOY Shipping Responsibly PowerPoint



Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

37 reviews


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Alison N.

Presentation Design

Bryan redesigned a powerpoint for our business - he provided two different concepts - both of which were excellent. After I chose one, he did an amazing job bringing our story to life. He was open to feedback and took direction well. The final product exceeded expectations from our management team. Will definitely use him again!
Mar 31, 2021
Gigi S.

Graphic Design

Bryan is absolutely amazing. I needed flyers done for an event my company is having and we love the flyers Bryan created for us. These flyers to raise awareness regarding Sexual Assault, mean the world to us. If you need a designer, I highly recommend you hire Bryan.
Nov 27, 2020
Kristin G.

Presentation Design

I would have marked all five items if I could have! Bryan is brilliant- the presentation is incredible- better than I could have imagined. Bryan is great at what he does, kind and very intuitive: the perfect combination. I’ll definitely use these services again and highly recommend!
Jul 17, 2020
Larry J.

Logo Design

I gave Brian a very difficult project to complete and asked for a few go arounds. He was very professional and his final logo versions were truly outstanding. I will definitely work with Brian again once the economy picks back up. I highly recommend him.
Apr 24, 2020
Diane W.

Graphic Design

Great working with Bryan. He got my concept and improved on them. Very satisfied and will certainly use him again!
Nov 25, 2020
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Bryan Epstein


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Because projects are unique to each individual client, I will create an individualized price based on the package of services you need. Free project consultations are available.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I work for my clients and that goes well beyond design. Before doing anything, I listen to you. The happiest client is the one who is able to work with us in the way that's most accommodating for them. That begins with open ears and easy communication. I love hearing about my clients' businesses and most times I like to see whether we are a good fit to working with one another. The most important thing to me about any project is understanding my clients' needs and executing on those. The typical process starts with a free 15-minute project consultation. During this call we will discuss your project, answer your questions, and present our service options. We only require a 50% non-refundable deposit to start a project. When working on these projects, I work with my client through the process, so that he/she can be aware of how things are going prior to receiving the finished product. This provides me with an understanding that I am on the right direction and for me to gather feedback through the process.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been doing graphic and web design for 14 years, working with a variety of web and graphic design programs along with programming languages. I am very well-versed in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver along with being able to work with Premier Pro and Affect Effects. I am able to work with many CMSs such as WordPress, Drupal, Shopify, Wix and more. I have a great working understanding of HTML, CSS, jQuery and Javascript.

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