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Rockford Freelance Web Designers

Browse these freelance web designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rockford.

TS Hooker Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andy K.
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As a freelance Exhibit Designer, sometimes I have the need for an Illustrator since that is out of my wheelhouse. I've had the pleasure of working with Tim several times over the past few years and each project has left my client extremely happy. He is very good at discerning the wants and needs of his clients and then of course translating that into an outstanding design.

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.

Fusta Group LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Terry M.
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I had the rare pleasure of contacting a web/SEO provider that actually did what they said they were going to do! The Fusta Group helped me launch my site and build traffic with REAL SEO. Do yourself a favor and consult with them first! T.M.

Nex Gen Dynamics
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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I don't usually review things, but my experience with Nex Gen Dynamics, and Nick was so amazing. I was a little unsure about what exactly it was that I wanted for my business. I thought the problem was my website, and I was looking for a total redesign. Nick was great and told me I didn't need one. He told me my problem was SEO. I wasn't even sure what SEO was but I could tell Nick knew what he was talking about, and he never tried to sell me something I didn't need. He was transparent and trustworthy the whole way through and I really appreciated that. I'm now getting the search ranking I was looking for and much more traffic for my business. To top it off, Nick worked with my budget and I got a great deal. If you want someone who actually knows what they are talking about and can actually explain it to someone without a web background then Nick is your guy. On top of everything, they also have an IT department and they were able so solve some connection issues I was having! I would recommend them to anyone.

Severity Design
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Reggie K.
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I needed to relaunch/rebrand my website to match the broadened vision that I had. Once I showed the material to Severity Design, it came to live in the digital arena. I was even provided a consultant lead to make sure my scope wasn't too vague or broad which was an extra added bonus! Additionally, my business cards were redesigned to match the same logo SD developed for the site.

Jason McAloon Design
5.0
from 1 review
    Edie G.
    Verified review

    You are very awesome to work with. Incredibly creative, easy to collaborate with, with beautiful output. Very happy to recommend your work to others. I would work with you again in a heartbeat.

    DreamCo Design
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jen H.
      Verified review

      Josh and the team at DreamCo Design are great at understanding the needs of the client and then offering the best website for the client's budget. I've brought a few of my own clients to them, and they always deliver on what they promise.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      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!

      About

      SmartCare International specializes in developing and executing cost-effective and professional web design and Internet marketing solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises in Europe, USA, Singapore, China and other Southeast Asia regions. We develop customized search engine-friendly websites for corporate offices, e-commerce, Flash-based and community websites with Content Management System (CMS) such as Joomla, WordPress and Drupal. Our professional Internet marketing solutions encompass SEO, social media marketing, email marketing campaign, Internet branding, and logo, brochure, newsletter and corporate identity design.

      About

      My work directly involves visitors to my sites with an interactive design that produces a far more memorable experience by directly engaging the visitor and holding their attention with intuitive imagery combined with a meaningful, easy to use interface.

      • 31 years in business
      About

      I listen to the clients needs but always try to go above & beyond what is expected.

      About

      I'm a designer, Web developer and marketing pro. I've been an independent consultant for 20 years, delivering the finest digital assets every day as everything, from e-commerce and multimedia to social media and mobile devices, have grown and redefined our communications and communities again and again. I bring a craftsman's perspective and creative, decisive productivity to most any business development team, from small business owners to enterprise marketing departments. I'm available to bid on website development, design and other projects and positions, and I will quickly and clearly communicate what I offer. I am a producer and a pro. I'm a passionate and experienced brand steward.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      We offer so many creative services, from painting, branding and printing to building a web presence and creating unique experiences. It all starts with your idea, your project and us collaborating. If you're looking for an invitation, logo design, website or even an exhibit display, let this be your one-stop creative design shop. We offer great rates and produce great products.

      About

      I am a Web development and design student. I am also an amateur photographer. Most of my work has been in customer service. I am computer savvy. I’m a troubleshooter. I also do arts, like painting and crafts, for family, friends and acquaintances.

      • 5 years in business
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      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

      About

      My website contains my portfolio of work showcasing my technical knowledge in Adobe CS6 programs and keen understanding of design principles, color theory and attention to detail.

      • 9 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      Everything we design is custom. We learn about our customers, their culture, their marketplace and their competitors. We build creative and strong brands for our clients to stand out amongst the competition. Every company has a story and a unique quality and we work to bring that out. Everything from the logo to the website to things as small as office pens.

      About

      We are a full-service web design, mobile application development, and PHP development company. We are a firm full of creative thinkers who will help launch your interactive identity. We are located in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.

      • 17 years in business
      About

      My website is under construction, but if you need to see some of my work, please email me. I can help in business start-ups, since I have personally started four of my own. My work includes logo, print, web design, t-shirt design and more. I also do traditional sketches for presentations or just to hang on the wall.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      We Build, Promote, and Grow your Brand with our ALL-Embracing Web Services! Technology, Creativity, and Business, we thread them together and extract best of the web for your brand with our experience, customer-first approach and a team in love with web design technology!

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.