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Stacy Morgan Designs
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Whitney L.
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Stacy and her team did a fantastic job with wainscoting my dining room and painting my kitchen cabinets! Thank you Stacy Morgan Designs for making my house beautiful!

A Squared Pro Services, LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi A.
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Jeremy is punctual, hard-working, creative, professional, and did an awesome job on my kitchen and bathroom. He can do it all from design, finding low cost materials to help me save money, and did all the quality work on my home. I will always use him for my needs and will tell all my friends! Thanks Jeremy for making my home beautiful!

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Suzanne Starnes Photography
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven L.
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I retained Suzanne to design a luxe master bedroom, a sunroom and living room in my 3800 sq. ft. home at Lake Norman. She honed right in on my personality & tastes, integrating my eclectic, modern style & specific personal needs, actually exceededing my expectations ! Her natural gift for color, selecting unusual textiles and balance is amazing and will not disappoint. I am a stickler for details and good communication. Suzanne personally oversaw the project to delivery and within budget. She even designed a statement piece using my late father's European watch collection which is unique. She is not afraid to rake risks but not at a client's expense. I love the outcome, have gotten many compliments and highly recommend Suzanne Starnes Designworks.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judith M.
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The designer is very easy to work with and emphasizes using pieces of furniture already in the home. Our redesign project is just beginning, but I am looking forward to seeing the finished product. I highly recommend this company.

Simply O Interiors
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julie W.
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Christy has an excellent eye for color and texture and creates a room that flows beautifully by working complementary pieces together. She has the ability to work lower priced products in with some higher end products to give the room an upscale feel from top to bottom without breaking the bank. She can work with various styles and tastes to create a model home feel. Every room I have seen of hers is nothing short of gorgeous! I have worked with her on small projects in the past from color selections to simple accent pieces, and on full room makeovers (a steal bargain) and remodeling advice. She has great trade contacts saving me a great deal on furniture which more than covered her design fee. Without question, I would recommend her for your interior design project needs!

  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Rupak B.
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Still working on the project with Sergio, but I must admit he is very talented, and stands behind his work. Very good skills and knowledge in design and implementation, and has great ideas.

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Yosra E.
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I had the pleasure of working with Kimberly as the Design Manager for a home builder in the Raleigh area. She is poised, and professional with a keen eye for design and isn't afraid to be unique and bold in her approach. I am excited to see what the future holds for her and Vibrant Studios, and wish her much success and would highly recommend her anyone!

Keepsake Interiors
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Gail B.
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Just started the project but Christine seems passionate and confident in what she does. She is knowledgable and explains reasons for color choices,etc. Love her personality! I would highly recommend her for your design project.

BJS Design Studio LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Ashley D.
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Brian has handled our graphic design and website needs for several years and we have always been extremely satisfied with his work. He's very imaginative, professional and presents our projects in a timely fashion. Highly recommend!!

TEW Design Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
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Working with Rima at Tew Designs was a delightful experience. She worked in a timely manner to assist with my design needs.

Adam Hajnos
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Rachael L.
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Adam is an amazing designer...extremely talented. He is currently our designer for the 2014 American Advertising Awards for the Raleigh Durham market. He made our vision a reality and then some. I highly recommend his work.

  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christie M.
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Vicki was a joy to work with! In addition to having a great eye for color and space, she really takes the time to get to know her client to ensure that she is creating a space that is comfortable, stylish, functional and reflective of her client's personality. She was highly professional throughout the process, met deadlines, communicated at all stages and stayed within the agreed upon budget. I highly recommend Vicki for any size job you may be considering.

Gina Pettaris Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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Gina Pettaris is consistently creative, professional, organized, and conscientious as a visual designer/art director. I’ve seen her repeatedly go the extra mile to assure client satisfaction. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her as a fellow designer. She was often my go-to to bounce creative ideas off of and one to consult when determining the feasibility of visual design solutions. I have never seen Gina turn down a challenge nor turn down the chance to help a team member in need during crunch time. She is an active member in the design community and an inspiration to her fellow designers. Gina is a tremendous asset and I highly recommend her for your next design project!

  • 20 years in business
Trey H.
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Over the past 16 years, I have retained the services of Razorback Graphic Illustration for a multitude of projects for over 20 clients. On each occasion, Bryan has surpassed mine and my clients expectations. As a niche marketing company specializing in entrepreneurial startups, my clients have an array of graphic design needs including logo illustrations, web site design, social media networking and providing consulting on developing strategic marketing plans. He would even graciously provide technical support if one of my client's office computers malfunctioned regardless of the time of day or night. His pricing and professionalism have helped me grow my business throughout the years. He has an innate talent for listening to the client and then creating a logo or web site design that conveys his complete comprehension of their vision. However, what is even more important is that Bryan's designs uniquely and creatively deliver a motivating call to action message to the target audience. I credit my success and the success of my clients to his efforts. I am extremely fortunate to have him as associate and even more privileged to call him a friend.

Kim Mangal Design
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Fredda G.
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I have known Kim Mangal for a long time and have seen alot of the work she has done and its always great. When my business needed a new look I immediately contacted Kim. After our first meeting over the phone she understood exactly what was needed and got to work. She presented a few logos to choose from in a timely manner and we had trouble choosing. When we did finally pick, she presented the logo with all the information needed to use in various ways (color, b&w, small, large, etc.). A year later we still love our look and proudly display our new logo on all of our communications.

Precision Writing & Editing
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Tom M.
    Verified review

    I was impressed with Brenna’s editorial professionalism and how quickly she returned my novel edited for grammar, style, and clarity. She gave me concise content notes, and even took the time to point out bad habits in my writing that I continue to be mindful of. She was easy to work with, and I could tell she genuinely wanted my work to be the best it could be. I recommend her services to creative and technical writers alike.

    Village Design Group
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 28 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Arthur J.
    Verified review

    I really liked Mike's help and advice in designing a contemporary interior. My relationship was somewhat different than most clients, because I wanted to make all selections of furniture or interior design. Then I would pass possibly several dozen specific choices to Mike for his Yea or Nay. I really liked his willingness to work with me this way. He definitely saved me from spending money on some furniture items which really was not right for the look I was trying to create. And he got me discounts on some items due to his professional qualifications. I am grateful.

    JD Comms Consulting
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Yvonne C.
    Verified review

    Jason developed and designed a business website for me. We discussed what I needed. He provided a draft and I was surprised by the awesome design, quality and enhancements. Frankly it was beautuful! He is great to work with because he is patient, professional and meticulous to produce a high quality product. All I can say is that I am very very pleased and would hire again. Thank you.

    LivLifeDesigns
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rao B.
    Verified review

    Olivia is good interior designer. She is very reasonable with her price. Good ideas and tastes.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    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 do interior designers do?

    Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

    • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
    • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
    • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
    • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

    How do you find a good interior designer?

    For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

    What makes a good logo design?

    A good logo is an easily identifiable, memorable image that represents your brand. A good logo design aligns with your business model and expresses your company’s core values. A good logo design is simple, appealing, and easy for customers and viewers to quickly process. Some of the key components of a great logo are type, color palette and design. The scale, font and arrangement of the text you select will all make a difference in the feel and representation of your brand. A graphic designer will help you home in on the colors that best represent your identity and help you keep the color palette simple. The design of your logo includes the shapes you select and the way the color and type are arranged together. Investing in the services of a professional to create your logo design is likely a smart investment for any size business. Nationally, the average price range for a logo designer ranges from $170 to $250.

    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
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