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Portland Freelance Graphic Designers

Browse these freelance graphic designers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Portland.

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Duclos Media
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joy-Lena W.
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I found myself in a dilemma when the video editor I hired told me it would take 2-3 weeks for my final product. Tim responded to my inquiry quickly, and set off to work. He listened to what I wanted, and created magic, which was a miracle with the not so stellar wedding video I had. Duclos Media did a wonderful job, and I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again.

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NORELL DESIGN
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anjali R.
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When I first sat down with Eduardo expecting to quickly relay my ideas for a logo, I hadn't expected to share my career plans with him. Colors, concepts, and visual graphics became incidental as we shared life experiences, discussed career paths, and labored through several iterations of the logo--I was a picky client, frequently asking how the graphic would turn out if we tweaked the colors or lines a certain way. Eduardo would willingly oblige with his characteristic response, "there's only one way to find out!" I haven't worked with many graphic designers but I'm certain that there aren't many like Eduardo Norell who truly makes the effort and time to understand what the customer wants and is also competent, genuine, and inspirational. I will gladly work with Norell Designs again.

Dynamic Designs NW
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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Stacie did a business website for me. I am an interior designer so details are essential to me when I was looking for a professional web designer. Stacie was completely receptive to my ideas and she brought a creative edge I needed to break out of my box. I wanted something I didn't need to worry about being outdated for many years. She was organized and had me on a schedule within my comfort zone to getting the site done. I continue to work with Stacie on updating content and she is available and follows through with my vision. It's a pleasure working with her! I have recommended Dynamic Designs to other small business owners and I've seen how she is helping them organize and structure their thoughts to keep them focused on the goal of getting a great site. Thanks a million Stacie!

The Digital Gorillas
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Christopher C.
    Verified review

    The Digital Gorillas recording studio is by far the best studio around!! I have recorded their countless times. It is more than a pleasure to work with Scott Craig he is not only a great producer, and Graphic designer but also a great person. He goes out of his way to make sure your music is top notch! The quality of his work is phenomenal and anyone who is looking for the best place around... look no further this is the spot!

    JMPeters Designs
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Eric F.
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    Josh is a fantastic photographer. We worked together on pictures for my second album, website, and promotional materials. He captures the vibe of a project well. He's extremely professional and fun to work with, plus he has great ideas. He invests attention and creativity into planning/ executing a shoot, delivering files, and communicating with other independent contractors in a timely manner.

    Jansen Creative
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Jese N.
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    Lisa is an amazing designer, and also has amazing front end web development skills. Working as a back end developer on projects with Lisa handling design and front end has resulted in numerous slam dunks for me, resulting in Lisa being the first person I go to when design work comes my way.

    Faerie Tales Studio
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Ruby C.
      Verified review

      Coleen rocks. She is an excellent artist/illustrator and an even more excellent person.

      About

      I am designing in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I have done several of ads, logos and newspaper page layouts. I am an artist who works mainly with oil and acrylic painting, as well as drawing with graphite and ink.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      I provide full-service graphic design and photography that is both thoughtful and unique. I can take design seamlessly from conception to final production. My photographic processes include digital, film and the antique process of wet plate collodion.

      About

      SkyHawk Studios is a graphic and website design studio in Portland, OR, providing a full range of promotional services to help you expand your business. We service any kind of small to medium-sized companies. We take the time to listen to you and to fully understand your products and services, before embarking on costly or ineffective projects at your expense. Our 30-year experience in the graphic design, copywriting, and marketing and sales fields translates for you into intelligent, well thought-out, and professionally executed logos, website design, printed materials and other promotional items you need to achieve your business and career goals. We make sure that you put your best foot forward with potential customers, and we carry that professional image through your website, your printed promotion and all of your marketing pieces. We can also provide photography, videos, and even 3D modeling to show off your products.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      I have over six years experience as a full-time illustrator, designer and art director and a background in traditional art and printmaking. My work ranges from illustration, logo design and typography to photography, photo manipulation and animation.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I work on the following services: - Logo design - Package design - Branding - Photography - Brochures You name anything print and digital based.

      About

      I am a graphic designer and mom. I have worked for OshKosh B'Gosh, Town&Country Magazine, and now I do freelance.

      About

      A sense of playfulness, positivity, and humor always shines through the work I do. I believe that work can be serious and fun at the same time, while maintaining accuracy and professionalism.

      About

      I am an innovative and results-oriented designer with expertise in multiple facets of design and marketing. With a passion for visual design, I create pieces that make people stop and look. I have over 10 years of professional experience in designing identity and branding, print collateral, advertising and campaigns, retail spaces, and apparel.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      We offer graphic design and branding services in the Pacific North West. We make logos, signage and illustration for print, Web and various applications. You can contact us for further information.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      a different point of view coming from Chile,

      About

      We specialize in graphic design. We work for a cheap price and will take what we can for the graphics we have created. We do photo manipulation, logos, banners, posters and more. If you want to see some of our work, kindly visit our website. You can buy any of the projects. Just offer a price. We will sell the work as cheap as 5 bucks! Our staffs are reasonable so just leave us an email with your proposed price and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

      About

      I'm a quick study, with over a decade of marketing communication and support. I offer pragmatic creativity and business acumen, with great attention to detail. I have excellent written and oral communication skills. I've worked for the Waikiki Aquarium, National Academy of Sciences and Oregon Fruit Products.

      About

      I conceptualize with the client, then execute, based on what we've come up with. I'm an expert in Vector and Bitmap-based image techniques.

      About

      I am a designer in the Portland metropolitan area who has over 20 years of experience. I've been "artsy" my entire life (if you need proof, I can give you my mother's phone number). After high school, I attended the design program at Mt. Hood Community College, and I have been working in many areas of the design field ever since. I have the ability to design logos, flyers, catalogs, product packaging; you name it. I've probably designed it.

      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 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

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.