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Sterling Web Designers

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Emily G.
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Kayleigh went above and beyond for all my wedding needs. She really took the time to understand my wedding vision. And immediately started showing me examples of what she could do. The hardest part was choosing from her amazing designs. She created the most gorgeous invitations for my wedding (Wedding guest are still complimenting me on them). Kayleigh created one of a kind signs that were used at my wedding- making the wedding an even more memorial event. I will continue to go to Kayleigh for all of my invitation needs in the future.

DM 14 Designs
5.0
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    Chris M.
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    Business Card Design, Logo Design, Very fast turn around and personal service

    Jason McAloon Design
    5.0
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      Edie G.
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      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.

      Wadsworth Communications
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 19 years in business
      Tana P.
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      Tom is a true professional. He conducted a webinar for more than 80 of our customers and never missed a beat. His background in radio and public speaker lent itself well to the web-based forum, as he was very aware of audio quality. Our customers described his presentation as "insightful" and "wonderful". I hope to work with Tom again.

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      We're a close team of creative designers, artists and illustrators who work together to create beautiful and engaging artwork. Howdy! Polywick Studio is an art studio composed of talented artists. Most of our collective professional experiences came from the video games industry. We are very much interested in pursuing other art fields like concept art for film, sculpting of toys, illustration for book covers, etc. Having worked in the outsourcing industry for more than 6 years, our collective experiences include working for clients like EA, Naughty Dog, Ubisoft, Warner Bros and Disney. On top of that, we have world-class artists whose works have already been published in annual art books and magazines such as Infected by Art, Advanced Photoshop, 2dartist, Expose, Exotique and ImagineFX. We are actively looking for opportunities to further refine our craft. Thus, this website is a combined effort to hunt down possibilities and satisfy our hunger for challenge and adventure. Our members are drawn from various aspects of production. We have concept artists, illustrators, 3D character artists and 3D environment/props artists. Hopefully, we will have animators in our roster as well. We do art using our accumulated work experiences and our desire to explore uncharted areas.

      • 5 years in business
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      I am a person that looks at every design as potential to be the next big idea or site. I will treat your site like it's the most important thing in my life at that time.

      • 7 years in business
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      I work very well with clients and am able to get just as excited about their company or logo as much as they are.

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      I love working with clients and creative teams to build a company's identity, exposure and branding. If you want fabulous, professional designs that make your business look its best, Mariwatkins Design is right for you. Whether you need logos, collateral materials, package and website design, or t-shirt design, I will work closely with you to find out exactly what design and/or branding opportunities will produce the most dynamic work. I look forward to working with you and your company! Mari S. Watkins I also do photo editing, color correction and manipulation.

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      I am a freelance web designer and developer from the Quad Cities. I love to help my clients grow their business by building a professional web presence through their websites and social media. My style is clean, guaranteeing a remarkable user experience.

      • 8 years in business
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      Web Development: At While True Consulting, web development is our passion. From simple blogs to complex e-commerce shopping cart systems integrated with your payment processor, we can build it utilizing the technology of your choice. Whether you have an existing system, or are planning to build a new one, we can help you. When you hire us, you can be assured that the outcome will be successful. E-commerce Website Development: It's time to start selling your products online. You want to expand your existing sales channel to the internet. How do you start? Selling products online requires you to have an online shopping cart integrated with a payment gateway. Payment gateway service providers authorize credit card transactions and provide the transfer of transaction information from your website to your bank. We can set up your shopping cart system to be integrated with a payment gateway such as the Authorize.Net payment gateway. You must have a merchant account set up with your bank. After that, the next steps are to configure the merchant account with the payment gateway. When customers place orders on your website, their information is sent to the payment gateway via SSL encryption for verification. If the transaction is approved, the money is deposited into your bank account. WordPress Development: Do you have an existing WordPress site? We can provide custom development for your blog, or we can build you a brand new one. Choosing to use WordPress as the framework for your website allows your website to scale. Because of the design implemented by the WordPress development team, a site owner can easily extend the system without having to touch the core PHP code. It is highly extendible. Themes provide your website with a custom look and feel. While True Consulting can develop a custom theme for your new or existing website or migrate your existing website to the WordPress engine. We are highly proficient with the entire platform, and we can provide extended support beyond the initial development phase. Do you need custom functionality developed to meet the needs or requirements of your business objectives? We can build the features you need. From automatic submission of new post links to Twitter to extending the framework itself to meet your specific needs and constraints, you can rely on our expertise to get the job done. Social Media Integration: At While True Consulting, we understand that social media might be a key marketing tool for your business. We can make your existing website social by optimizing it for Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We are highly proficient with all of those companies' APIs, and we can make social integration easy for you.

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      We provide print and web design solutions to fit any budget. We focus on high-quality, affordable graphic design, and specialize in business cards, posters, fliers and websites. Our customers love our personalized service and one-on-one dedication to their project.

      • 5 years in business
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      I handle both business services and personal services. Here are a few examples of projects I'd be happy to assist you with for your professional design needs that include: * Document Design: Brochure, Business Cards, Letterheads, Envelopes, Invoices, Form-creation, Flyers, Postcards, Newsletters and Print Ads * Electronic/Online Presence: E-mail Marketing, Website Design, Flash Animation, Digital Display, Product Editing and Web Ads * Branding and Logo Design I offer more services upon request. Personal Services Here are a few examples of projects I'd be happy to assist you with for your personal or home design needs: * Weddings: Invitations, Save-the-dates, Response Cards, Programs, Guest Table Signage, Handmade Guest Booksand Wedding Slide Shows * Family Events: Party Invitations, Post Cards and Flyers * Resume Creation * Photo Restoration, Digitization and Editing I have more services upon request.

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      I am big on digital illustration, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that is all I can do. I love Illustrator and vector designs, and I love creating crisp, clean buttons and UI designs.

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      I am an interactive media designer specializing in graphic design, CMS web design, page layout, videography and social media consulting as well as SEO integration, execution and design. I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and will have my MBA by the start of 2016. I am versed in marketing as well as social selling. I can help you build your corporate and personal brand to achieve excellence.

      • 27 years in business
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      I provide marketing and design services from the Iowa-Illinois Quad City region, reaching out into the universe as far as my creative energy will extend. My services include graphic design, illustration, marketing, web design, photography and other creative solutions.

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      I am a freelance graphic designer and photographer. I love what I do and work closely with my clients to ensure they are 100% happy with the final product. I am fun hardworking and easy to get along with, which makes it easy for my clients to feel more comfortable with me. Hire me, and I promise you will not be disappointed!

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      So why “green ladder” creative? growing up, all we heard about was climbing that corporate ladder that unforgiving, same old ladder cluttered with bureaucracy, political honky, tradition, old guys in suits, glass ceilings, and profit driven greed. We chose a different ladder, a green ladder. A ladder as green as we are. Our climb is one much more organic and contemporary, like a couple of snot-nosed children climbing up to our treehouse where ideas are fresh, fulfilling, and affordable. As the economy tumbled into the toilet, the green ladder creative team decided if you can’t join them, beat them! To keep it green, 5% of all of our profits will go to Global Green USA or a green non-profit of your choice. We will do just about anything from graphic design, writing copy, to photography.

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      I grew up in the Geneseo area and in 2010, I graduated at the top of my class with a degree in interior design from Scott Community College. I started Designs by Michelle in the fall of 2011. I have a passion for interior design and I love to share that. Your home is your haven from the world and how your environment functions and feels impacts your emotional well being. I love helping people improve their lives through good design. I don't believe good design is just for the wealthy. I think all budgets should be able to experience it. This is why I can work within your budget, doing as little or as much as you would like, to ensure that your home is everything it should be.

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      I am a freelancer. I am very creative, hardworking and work fast. My specialties are in Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. I do some photography, and I am very skilled at drawing and painting with any media.

      • 4 years in business
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      I provide the following services: * Graphic Design * Photography * Videography * Video Editing * T-Shirt Design & Production * Audio Recording

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      I embrace Astute Web Group's philosophy in my position as director of social media. You're the experts in what you do and nobody else. Utilizing gorgeous web design and cutting-edge internet marketing tactics, we work closely with your team to craft not only a uniquely powerful message, but a message that's uniquely yours. My focus is on directives for social media campaigns and creatives to ensure that our clients generate effective online marketing. Quite simply, standalone web design is obsolete. Instead, you need to be searching for an online team that is consistently researching design and search engine marketing trends. Think better, think Astute.

      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.