list of graphic design companies in chicago

List of the Top Graphic Designers in Chicago

Which graphic design companies in Chicago can lend their expertise to your company?

  • ArtVersion

    Founded in 1999, ArtVersion is a web design industry veteran. Headquartered in Chicago with other locations in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA, ArtVersion's team of 14 provides web design, UI/UX design, graphic design, and branding.

    Notable Project

    A visual media consultant hired ArtVersion to create a new logo and ended up producing an entire branding campaign, website, and blog. The client has seen positive results from the work, even after the partnership ended.

    "I feel like they’re almost a member of our family. They’ve been great over the years, and I was actually able to work with ArtVersion remotely for the first several years. To me, being able to communicate clearly with a client and understand their style and goals, even when we haven’t sat together face-to-face says a lot." – Founder, Visual Media Consultant

    Former Clients
    Toyota
    Johnson & Johnson
    Shell
    Qualcomm
    Northwestern University
    Sears
    Morgan Stanley
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Lake Bluff , IL
    Awards

    2017 Vega Digital Awards, 2015-2017 Awwwards: Honorable Mention, 2016 Vega Digital Awards, 2016 CIO Reviews: 20 Most Promising Web Development and Design Solution Providers, 2013 American Design Award, American Pixel Academy: 2012 Mazie Award

  • ColorJar

    ColorJar is a brand and design agency founded in 2008 and based in Chicago. ColorJar's team of 10 employees specializes in branding and logo and graphic design. The firm mainly works with small and mid-market sized clients but also has some experience working with larger enterprises. 

    Notable Project

    ColorJar partnered with a marketplace company to modernize its web design. ColorJar redid the organization's digital market homeplace in order to be more customer-friendly. The team at ColorJar also redesigned the organization's website and created customer-friendly content. 

    "ColorJar, their founder, and the rest of the team there, are truly very unique, creative people who do an incredibly good job at not only ideating, but also helping guide the development of content, style, and product development. "-Marketing Director, Digital Marketplace Company 

    Former Clients
    Discovery Channel
    Funny or Die
    Sandbox Industries
    WCIU
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Concentric Design

    Concentric Design is a graphic design firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2006, the firm is comprised of fewer than 10 employees that specialize in web design, branding, logo creation, and graphic design.

    Notable Project

    Concentric Design created a logo and full branding for a luxury event planner. They provided print collateral, designed a WordPress website, and contributed to SEO and marketing campaigns. The firm experienced a 35% increase in clients and a 50% increase in social media engagement. 

    "Concentric Design offered alternatives which were extraordinarily brilliant and better than our original ideas." – CXO, Event Planner

    Former Clients
    Netrix
    Q Holding Company
    Hertz
    United Airlines
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Fresh Design Studio

    Fresh Design Studio is based in Chicago and was founded in 2009. The digital agency and its team of 14 are experts in web design and development, SEO, e-commerce development, and PPC. Fresh Design Studio works in various industries such as real estate, financial services, and consumer products. 

    Notable Project

    Fresh Design Studio redesigned a website and helped create a brand identity for a men's lifestyle brand. The digital branding was done through social media. The work has received positive feedback and the client prides Fresh Design Studio on their open communication.

    "We had a different design direction in the beginning but switched halfway through. Even with such an abrupt change, Fresh Design was still able to deliver within the timeline. I don’t know if anyone else could’ve done it that quickly."- Creative Director, Men's Lifestyle Brand

    Former Clients
    Hyatt Place Hotel
    The University of Illinois
    Floating World Gallery
    Nerd Coach
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    Chicago Innovation Awards, Awwwards Nominee, CSS Design Award

  • iSimplifyMe

    iSimplifyMe is a web design and digital marketing company located in Chicago. Founded in 2011, the company is comprised of fewer than 10 employees and specializes in web design, SEO, digital strategy, branding, graphic design, UX/UI design, PPC, social media marketing, email marketing, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    iSimplifyMe built a user-friendly website for a mortgage company. They managed the company's web platforms, oversaw social media marketing and AdWords campaigns, and managed minor software projects. Their willingness to create from scratch and provide response times left the company feeling satisfied. 

    "iSimplifyMe's work always feels unique and original. It brings a personal touch and tailors its services to our business." – Owner, Mortgage Company 

    Former Clients
    Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Clinic
    Prescision Brain
    Spine & Pain Centre
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • J&C

    J&C is a marketing agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1982, the team of 31 specializes in digital strategy, email marketing, direct marketing, and graphic design.

    Notable Project

    J&C worked on digital marketing for a large mattress manufacturer. They coordinated content creation and email marketing efforts to grow the consumer base and designed an informative, interactive newsletter with retail coupons for the client's subscribers. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “We are well above the average email open rate. Some months, we achieve as high as 34% open rate, which is quite successful. And our opt-out rate is incredibly low. We’ve been very pleased with that engagement.” – Director of Direct to Customer and E-Commerce, Large Mattress Manufacturer

    Former Clients
    Humana
    Consumers Energy
    Jack Henry & Associates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Olive Street Design

    The Olive Street Agency is a Chicago-based company that provides design and marketing solutions to companies in a variety of industries – arts and entertainment, retail, advertising and marketing, and government. Founded in 2005, The Olive Street Agency has a small team of about 16 employees with capabilities in web design, SEO, digital strategy, branding, photography, content development, and social media.

    Notable Project

    A local interior design firm felt they were getting lost in the crowd and wanted to stand out. The Olive Street Agency redesigned the client's and continue to provide branding, marketing, and SEO analytics. The client noticed an increase in website traffic and plans to keep working with The Olive Street Agency in the future.

    "They do what I ask them to do, and they offer their input as well as suggestions. They are great and always efficient; they get things done. They are very agreeable to make changes. I throw a lot at them last minute, and they always respond quickly." – Marketing Director, Interior Design Company

    Former Clients
    Sweet Baby Ray's
    The Seattle Times
    Harvard University
    Northwestern University
    Cafe Amano
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Villa Park , IL
  • Origin, LLC

    Origin, LLC is a full-service marketing communications agency headquartered in Evanston, Illinois. Established in 2005, they have around 10 employees that specialize in web design, branding, graphic design, SEO, PPC, media planning and buying, and logo creation.

    Notable Project

    Origin, LLC oversaw a rebranding and marketing strategy for a pest control firm that targeted new demographics. They updated the client's visuals, redesigned their logo, and changed the colors to increase brand recognition. The firm doubled in size, provided services to five Midwestern states, and became the 32nd largest pest control company in the nation. 

    "Origin, LLC's integrity and willingness to think critically about a project separates it from other agencies." – President, Pest Control Firm 

    Former Clients
    JobGiraffe
    Graphic Solutions Group
    Mather LifeWays
    Lakland Guitars
    Hanson Musical Instruments
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Evanston , IL
  • Paragraphs, LLC

    Paragraphs, LLC is a graphic design firm headquartered in Chicago. The team of about 23 employees has worked with clients ranging from small startups to large enterprises. Paragraphs, LLC has specialized in branding and graphic and web design for over three decades since it was founded in 1984.

    Notable Project

    Paragraphs LLC partnered with a printing manufacturer to work on a branding campaign for the organization. The team at Paragraphs LLC worked to launch an international branding campaign. They created video material and marketing supplements that were transcribed into 13 different languages. The client has seen an increase in sales and partnerships since the branding campaign. The client was impressed with how responsive and organized the team at Paragraphs LLC was. 

    "They’re incredibly dependable in terms of correspondence and delivering results." –Global Director of Environmental and Health Safety, Printing Manufacturer

    Former Clients
    Coca Cola
    Hyatt
    IBM
    Exelon Corporation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Pivot Design

    Pivot Design is a marketing agency with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston. Founded in 1992, the 40+ team works with a variety of clients on their branding, logos, graphic design, and advertising.

    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired Pivot Design for marketing and branding help. The agency created a branding plan, which included refreshing their website, holding different events, and creating videos and other traditional marketing campaigns. The client prides Pivot Design on how they internalize customer feedback. 

    "Pivot is a rare breed — a turnkey business that can do anything. They offer a nice combination of being very creative, while running a successful business."- CEO, Real Estate Development Firm

    Former Clients
    Microsoft
    Northwestern University
    Google
    American Library Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    CSS Design Awards

  • Sandra Rust | BDD

    Sandra Rust, Bever Digital Design (BDD) is a digital services company, a solitary freelancer based in Joliet, Ill. Founded in 2010, they offer services in web design, content marketing, graphic design, SEO, video production, and more.

    Notable Project

    A glass manufacturer hired Sandra Rust, BDD to optimize and advertise their website. They made edits to the client’s website, managed the Google AdWords campaign, and operated the Facebook page. The client is pleased with the significant improvement in clicks and leads.

    “Sandra is very efficient and independently driven. We usually touch base only when necessary, and she's very accessible.” – Marketing Manager, Glass Manufacturer   

    Former Clients
    Citywide Supply and Service
    Build a Bear
    Complete Woman Magazine
    Exxon Mobile
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Joilet , IL
  • Simple Truth

    Simple Truth is a creative brand agency founded in 1996 and located in Chicago with a team of more than 40 employees. Simple Truth has over two decades of experience in branding and content marketing. The firm also offers graphic design services.

    Notable Project

    Simple Truth was tasked with heading a branding campaign for a real estate company. The team at Simple Truth organized an entire rebrand campaign and provided print, digital, and video content to emphasize the campaign. The brand has received tremendous feedback from employees and customers alike. Simple Truth continues to produce video content for the client.

    "They've delivered on every single aspect of the project, always putting their top people on our account. " – SVP Marketing and Communications, Real Estate Company 

    Former Clients
    Allstate
    Hollister
    Chicago History Museum
    AvalonBay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • TechnEdge Solutions

    TechnEdge Solutions is a Chicago-based digital agency founded in 2010. Their team of around 23 employees offers services in web development, mobile app development, custom software development and more. They primarily serve midmarket and small business clients in the education, e-commerce, and business industries.

    Notable Project

    A healthcare consultancy hired TechnEdge Solutions to develop their website. They designed and developed the website based on the client’s vision. The client has received positive feedback on the website.

    “They're easy to work with, readily accessible and responsive, and their turnaround time is fast.” – Founder, Healthcare Consultancy   

    Former Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Bosch
    Unilever
    Pearson
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Walker Sands Digital

    Founded in 2001, Walker Sands Digital is a digital marketing agency dedicated to each client's unique goals. From their offices in Chicago, San Francisco, or Seattle, Walker Sands Digital's team numbers of over 65 possess various areas of expertise, including SEO, web design, PPC, content marketing, strategy, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    A non-profit research foundation wanted to increase their web traffic and number of donations. Walker Sands Digital managed their Google AdWords campaign utilizing their Google Grants program and ultimately increased their traffic, subscriber list, and number of donations.

    "...they have a great deal of intimate knowledge of SEO [search engine optimization] and AdWords and how all that works. We have worked with several other marketing firms, and I don’t think anyone is as much into the details of this as they are. They seem extremely knowledgeable." – Deputy Director, Non-Profit Research Foundation

    Former Clients
    GrubHub
    CloudCraze
    CurrencyCloud
    CompTIA
    Vibes
    Magnetic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    PR News: Platinum PR Award, Publicity Club of Chicago: Silver Trumpet Award, Business Marketing Association: Tower Award for PR Campaign, Business Marketing Association, BtoB Magazine: Top B2B Agency

  • Wpromote

    This California-based company specializes in customer acquisition and digital marketing. The 250+ team is ever-growing and passionate about delivering digital campaigns that their clients can be proud of.

    Notable Project

    Wpromote worked with a healthcare company to increase patient appointments at clinics. Using Google AdWords, Wpromote boosted the healthcare company’s presence in search results. They also made the website more user-friendly.

    "Wpromote has been phenomenal, and I'm really glad that I went through that whole process. You can just let them do their work and not worry about it because they have very good capabilities. " – Director of Paid Search, Healthcare System

    Former Clients
    Verizon
    Marriot
    Toyota
    Shutterstock
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place El Segundo , CA
    Awards

    Landy Awards’ Agency of the Year (2017), AdAge’s Best Place to Work in Advertising & Media

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