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Top 100 Graphic Designers in Chicago

May 2022

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Consistent imagery resonates to the public and great design plays a significant role in the decision-making process. Businesses with high quality graphics are perceived to be more reputable. 

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List of the Best Chicago Graphic Design Consultants

  • 1
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • Volvo
    • Mack Trucks
    • Caterpillar
    • TransUnion

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ArtVersion spearheaded the frontend development of a consumer goods manufacturer’s website. The goal was to change the overall look and feel of the brand. They also handled some backend development tasks. 

    “Their team loved creating great experiences and doing great work.”

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Founded in 1996, Conjure is a full-service design agency based in Chicago. Their team of approximately 15 employees mostly services midmarket and enterprise-level clients in a variety of industries. While branding is their main offering, they also provide graphic and collateral design.

    Clients

    • Verso
    • United States Steel
    • Sodexo
    • Fairmont Hotels

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Conjure helped establish the brand identity of an energy provider during a period of rapid growth. They managed communications, public relations, and the brand’s reputation and sustainability.

    “They are small, agile, and confident.”

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  • 3
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • Hertz
    • United Airlines
    • Paylocity
    • Teach For America

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Concentric Design provided branding services for an online electronics buyback service. After conducting market research, the team created a visual identity for the client.

    "Their artistic vision and ability to incorporate feedback into a beautiful end product blew us away."

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    VerdanaBold is a presentation design and storytelling agency headquartered in Chicago. The company was founded in 2016, and their team of 4 people mainly provide graphic design services. 
     

    Clients

    • Cardinal Health
    • Keurig Dr Pepper
    • Kellogg School of Management
    • Glanbia Nutritionals

    Notable Project

    VerdanaBold created an offering memo for a venture capital firm based on a verbal description of the company. They delivered a combination of texts and graphics to show to potential investors.

    "I have experienced their equal but not their better." 

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    HANGAR12, an advertising company, was launched in 2000. Their small team is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Louis, Missouri and offers advertising, digital strategy, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    HANGAR12 providing branding services for a food production company. This included promotional materials, packaging design, and merchandising.

    "They are open to conversations, suggestions, and debates."

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  • 6
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Founded in 2001, Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency dedicated to each client's unique goals. From their offices in Chicago, San Francisco, or Seattle, Walker Sands' team of 135 has various areas of expertise, including SEO, web design, PPC, content marketing, and strategy. They also help clients with public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy, and web.

    Clients

    • Entrust
    • Paylocity
    • Hub Group
    • Ensono

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Walker Sands overhauled an existing website, updating the content and moving it to a WordPress platform. They also provide ongoing SEO support and strategy. 

    "The ultimate value of working with them is that they are a trusted advisor for me."

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  • 7
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Villa Park, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • The Seattle Times
    • Sweet Baby Ray's Catering
    • Chicago Public Schools
    • University of Florida

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Olive Street Design developed a website to help a real estate company market a high-end community in Fort Myers. They also assisted the client in optimizing the SEO of their website content.

    "Their creative talent for the website's overall design was outstanding. 10 stars out of 10 stars."

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  • 8
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • Baxter Healthcare
    • Exelon Corporation
    • IBM Watson
    • Hyatt

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Paragraphs LLC has revamped the brand of a SaaS provider that operates in the brokerage and banking space. So far, they’ve provided logo development, color palette renewal, web design, and restyled collateral.

    “We sense their commitment to us in working with them.”

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  • 9
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Video Parachute is a video production company in Chicago. Founded in 2011, they have about 6 employees that serve clients in the financial, government, and business sectors. Services include video production, graphic design, and broadcast video.

    Clients

    • FP Mailing Solutions
    • Smart & Associates, Inc.
    • AADSM
    • Windy City Wire

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Video Parachute filmed demonstration videos for a dental association. They’ve also assisted the client in creating online tutorials to facilitate remote trainings. 

    "I always get a response to my emails right away, even after hours."

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  • 10
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    1Brand Design is a Chicago-based web design and marketing firm founded in 2009. It has under 10 employees and offers web design, graphic design, print design, logo, and SEO services.

    Clients

    • Feldco Factory Direct
    • Colonial Penn
    • Danley's Garages
    • J.G. Wentworth

    Notable Project

    A nonprofit tutoring organization partnered with 1BrandDesign in order to update their website.

    "Our website is exactly what we were looking for and we couldn't be happier."

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  • 11
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    The Motion Agency is a Chicago-based marketing firm specializing in branding, public relations, advertising, digital strategy, and graphic design enterprise, mid-market and small businesses in the retail, education, and manufacturing sectors. Founded in 2007, they employ around 50 people. 

    Clients

    • Adobe
    • American Marketing Association
    • The Home Depot
    • Becker Professional Education

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Motion Agency organized a social media campaign and a series of print advertisements to promote a labor union’s holiday luncheon. They’ve also completed website development and PR projects in the past.

    "They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      4.3
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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. 

    Clients

    • 1871
    • Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
    • Air Bud
    • Aiwa

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ColorJar delivered a new logo and wordmark for a cybersecurity firm. The team produced enhanced iconography for the logo and typography for the wordmark using a tagline and color palettes from the client.

    "It’s clear that their team is passionate about their work, and, by extension, the success of their clients."

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  • 13
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • Abbott
    • AbbVie
    • Accenture
    • American Library Association

    Notable Project

    Pivot Design led a comprehensive branding initiative that included multiple projects. They continue to handle website development, video production, events management, and traditional marketing campaigns.

    "Pivot is a rare breed — a turnkey business that can do anything."

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  • 14
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • Humana
    • Consumers Energy
    • Jack Henry & Associates
    • Phantom Fireworks

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Jacobs & Clevenger coordinates the content creation and email marketing efforts to grow a consumer base. The primary deliverable is an informative newsletter with interactive features and retail coupons.

    "J&C understands our audience and finds relevant information to keep them coming back."

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  • 15
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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. 

    Clients

    • Hyatt Place Hotel
    • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Floating World Gallery
    • WSKG Radio

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Fresh Design Studio overhauled a previous website, creating a new, engaging site with a professional flair.

    “I appreciated that they moved fast and had a great attention for design.”

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • Adtalem
    • Allstate
    • AvalonBay Communities
    • Baird & Warner

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Simple Truth developed a creative strategy to develop thought leadership at a health technology company. They handled audience research, format and channel targeting, and content promotion.

    “They are a strategic marketing agency, but they can also be very technical when you need them to be.”

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  • 17
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Kaleidoscope ® is a branding agency based in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, New York. The midsize agency was launched in 1995. Their team offers branding, packaging design, marketing strategy, and product design.

    Clients

    • Mars Wrigley
    • Duracell
    • Grupo Bimbo
    • ALDI

    Industries

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  • 18
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Lombard, IL

    Yorke Printe Shoppe is a mid-sized printer with about 30 employees based out of Lombard, Ill. They've been providing print design, graphic design, and packaging design since 1969.

    Notable Project

    Yorke Printe Shoppe provides printing services for a food supplier. They printed the partner’s business cards and corporate brochures. What's more, they helped connect the partner with a designer.

    “Their dedication to quality goes so far beyond doing quality checks.”

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  • 19
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • River Forest, IL

    Small branding company Famous Victory Branding & Design, is based in River Forest, Illinois. Launched in 2015, the team focuses on branding, graphic design, logo, other marketing, and more.

    Clients

    • Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance / Berxi Insurance

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Famous Victory Branding & Design handles a B2C insurance platform’s branding and marketing strategies. The team develops creative assets for the firm’s print and digital ads, emails, and other assets. 

    “They've built a good and strong team; they have all the characteristics that anyone looks for in a partner.”

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  • 20
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Costello Communications is a corporate branding and communications design firm founded in 1998 in Chicago. With a team of fewer than 5 employees, they provide branding, web design, graphic design, and more to small and enterprise-sized companies in business services, healthcare, and financial services industries. 

    Clients

    • Water Street Corporate
    • National Tropical Botanic Garden
    • Leucadia Pharmaceuticals

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Costello Communications is doing a complete overhaul of an event venue’s site design. The image-forward approach starts with a video splash page before revealing several gallery photos of the facilities.

    “They’re a reliable team. We trust that they’ll execute something that we’re proud of.”

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  • 21
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    One Tree Forest Films, a video production agency, was founded in 2009. Their small team is based in Chicago, Illinois and offers video production, branding, and graphic design.

    Notable Project

    One Tree Forest Films created educational videos for a marketing agency. The goal was to produce a total of 96 videos ranging from one to three minutes each. 

    "Their videos aligned with our end client's goals, quality of work, and understandable executions."

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  • 22
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Evanston, IL

    Lu Design Studio, a web design company, was founded in 2017. They are in Evanston, Illinois and have a small team. Their services include web design, web development, graphic design, and logo.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A law office wanted to improve how their company was being portrayed in the digital landscape, so they hired Lu Design for their web development and design services.

    "Lu Design went above and beyond what they promised they were going to deliver."

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Silva Brand is a branding agency founded in 2014. Their small team is based in Chicago, Illinois and specializes in branding, marketing strategy, and graphic design.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Silva Brand helped a construction management and consulting company redevelop their WordPress site, changing its structure, improving its imagery, and adding pages to display the client’s business better.

    “Silva Brand’s ability to engage us and educate us on things we weren't aware of was impressive.”

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  • 24
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    Founded in 2006, Satellite Agency is a. The small Chicago, Illinois-based team focuses on.

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  • 25
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Westmont, IL

    Artisan Launchpad is a web and graphic design firm based in Westmont, Ill. The company, founded in 2016, has a team of less than ten that provides, among others, web design, graphic design, and social media marketing to small companies. 

    Notable Project

    Artisan Launchpad created a mobile-friendly website for a luxury home conversion company. The client was highly recommended for the project.

    "Kristin was easy to communicate with and was able to meet our tight timeline."

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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Evanston, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • Graphic Solutions Group
    • Anderson Pest Solutions
    • Mather LifeWays
    • Lakland Guitars

    Notable Project

    Origin spearheaded a rebranding and marketing strategy to encompass new audiences and cultivate regular cash flow. Their deliverables included logo design, telephone directory postings, and TV and radio ads.

    “Their integrity and willingness to think critically about a project separates them from other agencies.”

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  • 27
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Twelve and Twenty Eight is a Chicago-based branding and design firm founded in 2017 with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in branding, graphic design, and web design solutions for small businesses in the field of business services.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Twelve and Twenty Eight provided web design and copywriting services for an interior design company. The team aligned the client's message to their site.

    "Their commitment to understand and learn about our services was outstanding."

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  • 28
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Productivity Network (retouching and print services) is an advertising agency based in Chicago with more than two employees. They have offered corporate photography, print design, and graphic design solutions since their founding in 2020. They work with small and mid-market firms.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Productivity Network (retouching and print services) developed printed retail displays for a startup advertising agency. They designed the print and retouched images for the client.

    "I was really impressed by their communication skills, the speed of the work, and the quality."

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  • 29
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Berman Design is an architectural design company. The Chicago, Illinois-based agency was launched in 2002. The small team provides architectural design, interior design, branding, graphic design, and more.

    Notable Project

    Berman Design was hired by a business development accelerator to modernize and incorporate new digital products on their logo.

    "Berman Design demonstrated both empathy and understanding towards our situation and goals."

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  • 30
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    PixelPeople is a branding firm based in Naperville, Ill. Founded in 2016, their team of 8 serves clients in the advertising and e-commerce sectors. Services include web design and development.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    PixelPeople provided web design services for an SEO startup. They built a WordPress-based website and expanded it with new information. 

    "Easy to work with and always got back to me the same day."

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