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Top 100 Graphic Designers in Chicago

October 2022

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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

    A preventive health company hired ArtVersion to develop a website and create a digital infographic. They helped attract new clients and collaborated through a series of meetings with the internal team.

    "The team's executive and project management staff were outstanding, and I would not hesitate to work with them again."

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  • 2
    • $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 graphic design services for a business operations consultant. They were tasked with designing a monthly planner for its market launch.

    "They were personable and easy to work with, and they would keep you on task."

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  • 3
    • 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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  • 4
    • 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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  • 5
    • 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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  • 6
    • $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

    Notable Project

    A beer brewing company engaged with Kaleidoscope ® to provide design mockups and was tasked with manufacturing the packaging of its bottled and canned products.

    "They communicated perfectly and helped us rush the job to deliver a beautiful outcome within our budget."

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  • 7
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Encite Branding + Marketing + Creative is a digital marketing agency, founded in 2005 and located in Denver Colo. They comprise seven employees who provide SMM, media planning, branding and advertising, creative content, digital strategy, PR, event marketing, and video production. They work with small and mid-size companies, usually in retail, manufacturing, and consumer products.

    Clients

    • Sonsio
    • Help On Demand
    • Advanced Vision Technologies
    • Advanced Vision Technologies

    Industries

    Notable Project

    encite branding + marketing + creative is helping a premier stallion farm design their print advertisements. The goal is to increase brand awareness.

    "Their level of professionalism and focus distinguishes them from other providers."

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  • 8
    • 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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  • 9
    • $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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  • 10
    • 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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  • 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
    • $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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  • 13
    • 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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  • 14
    • $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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  • 15
    • $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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  • 16
    • $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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  • 17
    • $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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  • 18
    • $5,000+
    • 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 was hired by a real estate consulting company to design their site and write copy. They initially led a discovery phase before breaking the project up into several phases.

    "They were creative, responsive, and collaborative."

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  • 19
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    1205 Marketing is an integrated marketing agency headquartered in Seattle and founded in 2017. Their team of approximately 7–8 employees mostly serves small businesses and mid-market clients across a variety of sectors. Aside from digital marketing, their scope of service also includes branding, corporate messaging, and design. 

    Clients

    • Special Olympics Washington
    • Dr. Jart+
    • Filter420
    • TemPaint

    Industries

    Notable Project

    1205 Marketing built a WordPress website with a technical SEO structure and Salesforce integration for a hemp extract firm.

    "Based on minimal feedback and knowledge of our business, they could deliver a creative solution to achieve our goal."

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  • 20
    • $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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  • 21
    • 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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  • 22
    • $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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  • 23
    • $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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  • 24
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    User experience design company Nukes Lab was launched in 2010. The company specializes in ux/ui design, graphic design, custom software development, web design, and more and has a small team. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A car insurance company was recording all of their accounting materials manually and needed a custom CRM solution for their needs. They partnered with Nukes Lab to provide them with the tools they need.

    "They were diligent from documentation to excellent production."

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  • 25
    • $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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  • 26
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    MA team Marketing Agency is a marketing firm based in Chicago with more than two professionals. Since 2016, they have offered social media marketing, web design, and graphic design solutions for clients in the fields of arts, business services, and consumer products.

    Clients

    • Brongus
    • BIA Group
    • Digitel

    Industries

    Notable Project

    MA team Marketing Agency provided web-based design and development along with consulting on how to track website traffic. 

    "They were easy-going, friendly, and affordable."

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  • 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.

    Clients

    • Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance / Berxi Insurance

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A management company hired Famous Victory Branding & Design to create logos and develop a Squarespace site. The team is currently handling the client's marketing, web development, and maintenance needs.

    “We’re impressed with Famous Victory Branding & Design’s strong understanding of our target audience.”

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  • 28
    • $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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  • 29
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.8
    • 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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  • 30
    • 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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