How to pick the best web design company?

How to pick the best web design company? Arlington Heights

Written by Angie

Branding Strategist with more than 15 years of experience specializing in creating brands that attract ideal clients through logo design, packaging, and web design.

August 25, 2016

Did you look for the best web design company in Chicago?

Did you wonder which one of the web design companies in the Chicago area is the best, how to decide, who to talk to, what questions should be asked?

Large agencies are great for many companies- they hire an army of web designers, packaging designers, web designers, developers, programmers, marketers, account executives, production artists, assistants, directors, managers, on top of accounting and research staff. Great resource all in one place, especially if you have a very complex project. 

Before contacting the agency think about your objective, your budget, how you envision the timeline and content. Who is your ideal client and if anyone can help you clarify that? A huge downside of agencies for startups and entrepreneurs, however, is the big company politics, long decision process, and, of course, the price.

Angie Godlewska and Kredo Design is on a mission to help small business owners create a brand that attracts the ideal clients!

As a smaller company, we can help you with picking the right branding strategy for you including logo design, postcards, and all printing materials, help with web design, organic SEO, web hosting, social media marketing, and add recommendations for streamlining your processes. As a small company, we can respond to you faster, we can be more custom and fun! Read more about us and our services here

The biggest mistake I see people doing is wasting time on a DIY logo and website and creating a mishmash of images that don’t really align with the mission and company goals. Sadly, later they complain their product or service didn’t sell and wonder why. The answer is very simple- their branding didn’t attract or communicate value, or…. which is very common seemed like a scam.

Let’s be honest, how many times you didn’t buy from a website because it didn’t feel safe, trustworthy, or professional?  How many times you went to a meeting and after the meeting checked their website and didn’t start working with them because of what you saw? We often don’t want to admit (or are not fully aware) that on a subconscious level we judge people and companies based on their online presence, and by the unprofessional website, we judge the product as of lesser quality, even if that’s not really true.

How to pick the best web design company to work with?

1. Do your homework. This is crucial – truly do your homework – research the web designer companies on google, check their testimonials, portfolio and see if it seems like quality work. What people are saying? Do you like what you see in their portfolio? Do they provide links to their actual work or just have images? 

2. Schedule a 15-20 min call to chat. Considering you will have a person work on your logo and/or website take the time to chat. This person should get to know you and your ideas to create something that will be authentic, aligned with your mission, and attract your ideal client. Often times we can figure out fast if it will be easy to work with, if they think they know everything best or have an easy-going personality, do they seem knowledgeable and can explain things related to their work in a way you understand? And if they actually listen to your ideas.

3. Ask for referrals. Even if you don’t intend to call the referrals knowing they have clients and they would be happy to chat and share their experience is huge!

Side Note: Kredo Design is super proud to be listed in Expertise as Best Web Designer in Naperville in 2020 and 2021!

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“We recently updated our webpage, and were happy with the work and design that Kredo Design did for us! I particularly appreciated the suggestions she made re: design, her willingness to discuss strategy behind design decisions, and the training Angie provides after it’s all up and running. I have recommended her to others and would use her again in the future.

Courtney Dirksen

Owner & Clinical Psychologist, Dirksen Center for Neurobehavioral Health

“Working with Angie has been a great experience. She gets to know who you are and what you do and creates a masterpiece!! She created the perfect logo and her ideas for the website truly aligned with the path my business is headed. I have a perfect website and blog thanks to Angie and Kredo Design and you can have one too – don’t hesitate to give her a call!”

Linda Herron

Animal Communicator, Fresh Spirit Works

“Angie Godlewska of Kredo Design is the most patient person that I had ever met. She created our logo, website and online store on our time, what was really hard with our busy schedule when opening a new company. The website impresses everybody whoever I talk to. Angie is still helping us with any problems even after finishing the project. The web page is running for couple weeks and we already (even without paid advertising) had sales going.”

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Owner, HD Turbo, LLC


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