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Portland Website Designers

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Primal Co
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bladesman C.
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I was pretty nervous to get web design work done, because it was my first time. Edward went above and beyond to make sure all of my concerns were addressed, and delivered an AMAZING website for our business. VERY PLEASED!

  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Curt S.
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Dave is a true professional who does incredible sports photography. His ability to provide an artistic flair to his images really sets our website apart from most collegiate athletics sites. Because Dave does such great work and is so thorough with what he does, sometimes it takes awhile to receive all of his images. Without a doubt it is always worth it, though!

Atelier=Studio
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Erin S.
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We are absolutely thrilled with Brooke's work, and we cried happy tears as we watched the slideshow of pictures for the first time. We asked Brooke to photograph our one-year old daughter, and the photos captured everything about her at that moment in time yet are timeless...they are full of life yet wonderfully simple. Brooke met us at our home and used natural light for all of the photos. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed, and we now have wonderfully genuine pictures of our daughter. We will forever feel connected to this precious stage of her life. Brooke is a truly gifted and skilled photographer and I am so thankful to have found her! My husband and I highly recommend Atelier=Studio as the clear choice for any photography need!

Murrow Creative LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Caitlin B.
    Verified review

    Sarah has been fantastic to work with. She has helped us with designing and revamping our website as well as creating our logo and marketing materials that we use on a daily basis. She is great at getting things done quickly if you need something in a pinch and we always love the final product.

    Karen Parks
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Alan M.
    Verified review

    I have been thrilled with the results of Karen’s web design. She is always finding new ways to advertise our school and draw in new customers. She is quick to respond to questions, makes updates in a flash, and is not only knowledgable, but also has a keen eye and creative imagination to make things right. Alan

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    I offer creative services at your fingertips! I'm an innovative and creative individual who has an eye for design and the drive for success.

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    Mainely SEO specializes in strategic website designs and Internet marketing. Our websites support all inbound marketing elements like local SEO, social media, blogging and PPC. Call Mainely SEO today for a free 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your needs, wants, and, most importantly, your goals and what you would like to accomplish online. You may need just a Facebook fan page, a full eCommerce website to sell your goods, or maybe even a custom iPhone application. We are here to provide you with all of these services and more.

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    Analytics and accountability is the biggest difference you get with me. In order to make the best decisions for your business we need to measure and make changes based on data. By using data to guide decisions, we are always moving the needle in the right direction for success.

    • 4 years in business
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    We offer a suite of advertising and design services, including photography and videography, in the Portland, Maine area. Our offerings are infused with creativity to help differentiate your business in a meaningful way. We use art and imagination to start conversations about your brand.

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    I work for the small business person. It's not a money grab, it's about building a relationship and helping build a business together. I love being a creative. Whether it's building brand ID's for large corporations or working with local business men and women to deliver top quality designs and marketing, I love being a designer, creative director and creative marketer.

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    We offer graphic design in Portsmouth, NH. We have a stellar client list. We provide great service, innovative design, and attention to detail.

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    Hi! I'm Wendy, and I am the boss at Soggy Dog Designs. I love coffee, retro chromey cool and colorful stuff, anything I can paint with bright colors, my crazy kids, your crazy kids, soggy dogs, and unique names that may not make too much sense. I am all about grabbing life as it happens and making it stick in what I hope are photos that you will love and enjoy forever. Life is significant and fun, and honestly, I think your photos should be, too.

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    Redwing Hill Designs is a creative arts business specializing in a variety of finished products including home furnishings and accessories as well as graphic art services and business support. I offer administrative and web support as well as custom artwork, like logos, art blocks, jewelry and fabric. I have a well-equipped home office including high-speed Internet and a landline. I have years of customer service experience and take pride in my ability to care for my clients and business.

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    We offer graphic design and website design services, along with social and traditional marketing materials. We have lots of experience in the animal/pet/veterinarian industry, as well as in healthcare.

    • 5 years in business
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    I am currently a graphic design student at Central Maine Community College. I'm currently only doing logos. I'm interested in potentially taking on clients for practice purposes, and I am willing to do simple logos. If you do commission, me please keep in mind that I am a full-time college student with a part-time job. I may take a bit longer to finish your commission. If you need the logo now, I may not be the best option. I charge lower amounts due to my inexperience, and I offer a refund if you aren't satisfied!

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    I specialize in web design, coding, CMS templates, promotional flyers, posters, large-scale billboards and vehicle graphics, brochures, logos, branding campaigns, restaurant menus and illustration. I have 13 years of web experience with HTML and CSS, and 4 years of experience with print work. I am able to complete projects quickly and professionally. If you need a website from scratch, I can usually get you up and running within a few days. Just email me today, and we can get started.

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    We do custom, one of a kind website design, mobile websites, custom logos, and free hosting. We will have your business up and running in a few days, and sometimes sooner.

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    We're a graphic design studio, specializing in print services since 1997. Creating a unique brand for your business and promoting that brand with brochures, posters, billboards, and other collateral is what we love to do.

    • 8 years in business
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    My web sites are not a cookie cutter designs. I create innovative designs that aline with my clients desires for their business. Interacting with design and function.

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    We specialize in the following: * Information Technology Take advantage of the technology! Our clients come to us for training, network stability and new technology adoption. We provide the tools needed to help your business succeed. * Web Design No matter the size of your project, Nessit has the people to get the job done right. Our team is just as excited as you are to produce the site you've always wanted. * Hosting Whether dedicated or managed, our state-of-the-art data center will keep your website available, email flowing and applications churning.

    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

    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.
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