List of the Best Chicago Graphic Design Consultants

  • 1
    $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 does presentation design and graphics for a food ingredient company. They work closely with the client to create presentations and infographics based on messaging, research, and data. The client is satisfied with VerdanaBold’s work, and is appreciative of how they polish their presentations. 
     

    “The overall look and feel are much better than what we were doing before. It's hard to say if there's a direct ROI, but having VerdanaBold as a resource to polish each presentation definitely makes us more efficient.” — Senior Marketing Specialist, Food Ingredient Company 
     

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  • 2
    $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

    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

  • 3
    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
    Miller Heiman Group
    Mattersight
    CCC Information Services
    West Monroe Partners
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A SaaS company wanted to differentiate itself as a modern technology brand, improve web performance, and support demand generation efforts. Walker Sands executed a brand refresh, website redesign, and other digital marketing initiatives, ultimately increasing web traffic and conversions.

    "Their ability to understand and adapt to their client is outstanding...they are the whole package—smart, creative, hard-working, technical, strategic, and genuinely nice." – Senior Director of Digital Marketing, SaaS company

  • 4
    Undisclosed
    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
    Blackwood BBQ
    Optimo
    Protein Bar & Kitchen
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Conjure branded a newly-established brewing company. After narrowing down a brand identity, they materialized the brand through designs for merchandise and packaging. Their work resulted in the accrual of a social media following very early on in the engagement.

    "We’ve gained quite a few followers on Facebook and Instagram." — President, Brewery Startup

  • 5
    $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."

  • 6
    $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

    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

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Mess Marketing is a digital design and development agency headquartered in Chicago. They have 186 employees who provide graphic design, video production, web design, and web development services. The small and mid-market businesses they work with represent the advertising & marketing, business services, consumer products & services, and non-profit industries. 

    Clients
    Aparium Hotel Group
    Chicago Humanities Festival
    United Benefit Advisors
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mess Marketing did a fundraising video production for a non-profit. The client needed a video for an upcoming gala; Mess Marketing and the client worked together to determine the storyboard and make other suggestions. The team used the client’s footage and filmed their own footage in order to create the video. The video was successful and received positive feedback. 

    “They created an extremely moving video that was perfect for the gala. We also sent out an email blast to our donors, and one of our larger donors responded by letting us know how good the video made him feel about his philanthropy work.” — Development Manager, Non-Profit
     

  • 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 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

  • 9
    $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

    The Motion Agency was hired by a large labor union to develop its website and handle its advertising and PR. They wrote editorials and ads in local media and planned and promoted an event, all of which improved engagement. 

    “The advertisement that the Motion Agency created for Labor Day became the theme for our advertising for the next calendar year. It is visually stunning and a great representation of the brand. The posts on social media throughout the weekend resonated with out followers and received some of the highest engagement numbers for posts on our page.” – Chief of Staff, Labor Union. 
     

  • 10
    $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 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

  • 11
    $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

    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

  • 12
    $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

    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

  • 13
    $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 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

  • 14
    $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 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 

  • 15
    $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 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 

  • 16
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    LAI Live is a full-scale live and virtual event production company based in Washington, DC. The company, founded in 2013, has a team of around 40 that provides event marketing & planning, branding, marketing strategy, and graphic design services. LAI Live serves mid-market and other-sized companies in various industries.

    Clients
    ASAE
    Association Leadership Awards
    Certified Angus Beef LLC
    UniFirst
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit trade association hired LAI Live to help set up a digital environment that would enable them to hold virtual meetings with their members and board to achieve certain business goals. As part of the engagement, LAI Live integrated a third-party voting system that would enable the association to conduct and cast votes online. They also provided the association with metrics and key deadlines, as well as set up speaker practice sessions so that everybody was comfortable with it before the show. After a period of learning, the association achieved their goal of meeting online using the solution that LAI Live provided. 

    "We were particularly impressed with their responsiveness and their willingness to help me reassure people within my organization about how the system worked." - Director of Communications, Nonprofit Trade Association

  • 17
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Palatine IL

    Pepper Group is a marketing firm headquartered in Palatine, Ill. The 15-person team launched in 1994 and offers branding, direct marketing, PR and corporate communication, and marketing strategy. Their clients work in a variety of sectors, including IT, financial services, and manufacturing.

    Clients
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    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pepper Group provided product marketing consulting to a FinTech company, cutting down the client's range of services to meet their customers' needs. They also built a corporate website, designing wireframes and conducting multiple feedback sessions. The client grew 20% year-over-year as a result.

    "Pepper Group is skilled at finding a deeper level of understanding and context. That sets them apart." – CMO, FinTech Company

  • 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 provided printing services to a food ingredients distributor that needed a vendor change. Their work included printing business cards, corporate brochures, and graphic design. Results include significant savings for the client, who praised their work ethic, project management, and communication.

    "They’re great at communicating what their products are and what they can do with different paper stock." – Content Manager, Food Ingredients Distributor

  • 19
    $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 provided video production services for a dental sleep organization. In order to facilitate remote training, their team created online tutorials. The videos received positive feedback and successfully captured the client’s objectives.

    “By working with Video Parachute, your idea will grow and expand. They’ll help your vision come to life. ” – Director of Education, Dental Sleep Organization

  • 20
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Yorkville IL

    Pesola Media Group, a branding company, was launched in 1997. Their small team is based in Yorkville, Illinois and focuses on branding, graphic design, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    PMG redeveloped a pharmacy's website. The client wanted a WordPress site that was user-friendly and could feature a lot of information. The team continues to maintain and develop the client's platform.

    "Trust that PMG knows what they’re doing."

  • 21
    $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, 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 

  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Johnsburg IL

    MyDesignSpace, Inc. is a design agency founded in 2015 in Johnsburg, Ill. With more than two members, they offer web design, graphic design, and branding solutions to small businesses that work in the industries of business services, nonprofit, and more.

    Clients
    Alpha Laser Engraving
    CQ Concepts
    McHenry Riverwalk Foundation
    Patrick B. Harper Scholarship Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MyDesignSpace, Inc. provided web and marketing support for an engraving company. The company needed to boost their digital presence online and rebuild their site. The updated site has seen an uptick in organic searches.

    “We had no products on our online store, and they helped us integrate that with properly sized pictures, too.” - Owner, Engraving Company

  • 23
    $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 branding and logo services for a crochet accessories boutique. Twelve and Twenty Eight took the general brand idea of the boutique and fleshed it out to become a professional brand identity. The boutique is satisfied with the new logo.

    “I appreciate their honestly and recommendations throughout this entire process.” - CEO, Crochet Accessories Boutique

  • 24
    $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

    A college consultancy business hired Artisan Launchpad to develop a user-friendly and attractive website to generate leads for the business. They also provided some SEO consultancy services. The engagement not only resulted in a website that met all eexpectations, but also more traffic to the website.

    "She was great at telling us what content we should be providing and how often to make sure we continued to get traffic to our site." - Founder, College Consultancy Business  

  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Greensighter is an user experience agency. Founded in 2019, the small team specializes in ux/ui design and graphic design.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Greensighter provides branding services for an edtech company. They are responsible for the complete rebranding of the client's website that includes web presence and visual identity.

    "It was very interesting to hear their ideas. Very smart guys and easy to work with."

  • 26
    $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 provided graphic and web design services to an art studio. They worked on brand identity, the studio's website, catalog design, and more, all of which received positive remarks for its sophisticated aesthetic. Their understanding of project needs was also noteworthy.

    "Even the printing company I work with is impressed by their work." – Owner, Art Studio 

  • 27
    $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.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Famous Victory Branding & Design handles a singer-songwriter’s design and branding needs. They work on everything from the musician’s website to their marketing and promotional assets and photography.

    "They’re always on top of everything, and they’re highly realistic about what can and can’t be done."

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lake Barrington IL

    Brandit360 is a San Luis Obispo, California-based web design agency. The small company was established in 2005. Their team provides web design, digital strategy, email marketing, graphic design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Brandit360 provides web development and digital marketing services for a construction company. They are updating the client's website and boosting their online presence.

    "Brandit360 gave us a site that truly reflects our values."

  • 29
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Valparaiso IN

    Based in Valparaiso, Ind., Barbauld Agency is a marketing agency serving small and midmarket businesses across a range of industries. Their team of fewer than 10 provides marketing and digital strategy, advertising, social media marketing, and web design services. They were founded in 2009.

    Clients
    Von Tobel
    Heinold & Feller
    VisionPoint
    Trailer Transit
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Barbauld Agency provided website design and upkeep services for an asphalt and paving company. They're responsible for website updates and the company's PPC campaign management. The team has demonstrated an exemplary quality of work, delivering tangible results. 

    "Their turnaround time is quick and we’ve seen more web inquiries too. We’re just starting to track where our inquiries are coming from. Our conversions are also up slightly." — Sales, Asphalt & Paving Company

  • 30
    $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 created a web design for an SEO training company. They successfully created a powerful online presence. Their cost was very competitive.

    “Now I have a great online presence for my company and could not be happier with the results.” – Founder & CEO, SEO Training Company

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