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Andrew Starosta Design
Twine
PRO
Chicago, United States

(YOUR BRAND) needs a wing-man! Andrew Starosta Design can elevate your story or create something the world has never seen before. No project too big or too small. --- *BRAND DEVELOPMENT* logo design, brand book, color palette, stationery

Andrew Starosta Design
Twine
PRO
Chicago, United States

(YOUR BRAND) needs a wing-man! Andrew Starosta Design can elevate your story or create something the world has never seen before. No project too big or too small. --- *BRAND DEVELOPMENT* logo design, brand book, color palette, stationery

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We have over 68 Graphic Designers in Chicago, US! Twine will help you find the perfect Graphic Designer for your project.

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$500 per day (USD)
(YOUR BRAND) needs a wing-man! Andrew Starosta Design can elevate your story or create something the world has never seen before. No project too big or too small. --- *BRAND DEVELOPMENT* logo design, brand book, color palette, stationery, iconography. *MARKETING COLLATERAL* presentations, pitches, corporate communication, social campaigns. *ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN* general graphics, content creation, vectorization, packaging. *IDEATION AND CONSULTING* branding strategy, art direction, advertising plan, research, sourcing. --- **EXPERIENCE** **Art Director** Jack Nadel International _September 2019 to Present_ + Created promotional merchandising concepts for Fortune 500 companies and well-known brands like Tesla, Facebook, Panavision, and Sanrio Hello Kitty. + Built virtual samples and custom packaging, based on branding standards, within presentations for the needs of marketing and sales associates. + Prepared final print-ready files for several types of printing and created content for e-commerce stores such as headers, branded items, and e-flyers. **Freelance Designer** Andrew Starosta Design _January 2012 to Present_ + Established business owner and freelance graphic designer + Project coordination, self-promotion/management, cost estimates and budgeting, and graphic design production. **Production Manager - Lead Designer** Bolingbrook Signs+Apparel _September 2011 - September 2019_ + Day-to-day operations: open and close business; order supplies; and customer service via email, phone, and face-to-face communication. + Project management: consulting, estimating, proofing; coordinating production of signs, apparel, promotional products, stationery, and publications. + Graphic design: logo design and brand collateral; publications and typography; and start to finish production. --- Memberships: AIGA Chicago contributor Portfolio: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ References: Available upon request.
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$300 per day (USD)
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$75 per day (USD)
I'm a freelancer who specializes in Music Production / Graphic Design/ Website Optimization I have worked in Music Production for the past 15 years. Recording, Remixing, Producing artists throughout the US. My website _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ shows a lot of the production as well as the design I have crafted into my own style over the years. The past 10 years I have been on the design team for some of Chicagos biggest upcoming artists. Creating Flyers, Print Ad’s, and designing websites. “You are greater than you can possibly imagine, if you would only free yourself up to imagine.” Gavin Bass is the number one Go-To for your next project. --- **Employment and project experience** **Sound Engineer** Gravity Studios - Chicago 2010 - Current **Producer** Gravity Studios - Chicago 2010 - Current **Mix Engineer** Gravity Studios - Chicago 2010 - Current **Product Designer** xxWizdomxx January 2015 - Jan 2019 **Web Designer** xxWizdomxx January 2011 - Current --- **Qualifications | Education** BFA @ Arizona State University --- **Qualifications | Education** BA in Recording Engineering @ Full Sail University
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$500 per day (USD)
First off I want to comment on how many amazing and inspirational designers and artists there are on this site. Now about me: My aesthetic is clean and simple. My brain is creative and crazy. And my spirit is always open to new adventures. As an art director, graphic designer and creative thinker, i've worked for several of the top agencies in the world. I also partner with some of the most amazing small companies who work tirelessly to build their own brands. My experience includes: Print Design Web Design Package Design Television Production Branding Concepting My Client list includes, among many: Aveda Amazon Delta Airlines McDonald’s Nordstrom Procter & Gamble Sears Singapore Airlines Starwood Hotels & Resorts State Farm Tommy Hilfiger United Healthcare Let's work together _Phone details not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ _Email not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_
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$450 per day (USD)
I’m a Sr. Print Production + Mechanical Artist with 12 years of experience as a print production designer and 6 years of managing a team of designers, engineers, and installers. The value I bring: I enjoy building brands from scratch or working within existing style guides to extend the brand identity across packaging, displays, retail, and more. I bring my experience in every aspect of the design process from creating initial designs to managing a project through rounds of iterations and following through to production. My past work: At GVG my primary clients were L’Oréal and Maybelline. I’m proud to say that by 2020, almost 75% of all [US] L’Oréal skincare packaging will have gone through my hands. While at GVG, my role focused on: • Producing print mechanicals for new and existing brands while creating lineups and layouts for retail packaging and displays • Collaborating with art directors, print vendors, project managers, and marketing to guarantee the quality of final mechanicals • Orchestrating print production projects from layout through development ensuring all codes, legal standards, drug fact boxes, and ingredients are up-to-date and correct
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$250 per day (USD)
Graphic Design Services: My focus is on clients who need a quick design or a major business change. I maintain 3 of my own website shops, so I am no stranger to the necessity of staying relevant to potential clients and the time and dedication it requires. Having earned a degree in English and having worked in the financial industry for the last 20+ years, I believe you will find that I am well-suited to assist in your reach by providing you vibrant, competent and professional designs that can be utilized for promos, literature, tees (frankly anything that can be printed on !!) I offer services in the following: "Quick and easy" Client will receive a new trendy design for merchandise (logos, tees and more) - $ "Let's talk" Client saves a bit by purchasing more at a time (logos, tees and more) - $$ "Sign Me Up" You're ready to roll; if only you had some designs !! (3 new shirts/week/ongoing) - $$$ Social Media Design & Management Services: My focus is on clients who are "barely getting by" in the social media world. I maintain 3 of my own website shops, so I am no stranger to the necessity of staying relevant to potential clients and the time and dedication it requires. Having earned a degree in English and having worked in the financial industry for the last 20+ years, I believe you will find that I am well-suited to assist in your reach by providing you vibrant, competent and professional business social media pages, accounts, and more. I offer services in the following: One Day Update - Let's get your all of your accounts connected & looking even more professional - $ All Around Update - Okay; so it's going to take a little more time; that's no problem - $$ Why Should I Care About Social Media Anyway Update - You know you need it; you don't really want it; but you don't want any part of it - - $$$
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How To Hire a Graphic Designer in Chicago, US

Before starting on your job brief, you’ll first need to decide which type of graphic designer you’ll need for your project.

For example:

  • Logo designer
  • Business card designer
  • T-shirt designer
  • Book cover designer
  • Poster designer
  • Flyer designer
  • Presentation designer
  • Caricature artist

Once you’ve done this, it’s time to start the hiring process in earnest:

Finding a suitable graphic designer:

Finding and hiring the perfect freelance designer can seem like a long and arduous task.

That’s why we take care of the hard work for you by matching you to suitable creatives using over ten different criteria.

And that’s not all...

We also manually vet all of your project pitches, meaning you won’t have to sift through a heap of ill-fitted pitches to find the perfect match.

And that’s not all...

Here’s a breakdown of how to hire a freelance graphic designer on Twine:

  1. Post up a job on the platform
  2. Wait for freelance design specialists to pitch on your brief
  3. Review your submitted pitches and choose a creative
  4. Agree your terms
  5. Get to work!
Writing your job brief:

We’ll cut to the chase:

60% of freelancers will avoid pitching on your job if it’s too long-winded

If you want to attract high-quality pitches from relevant freelancers, it’s imperative to make sure your brief is both clear and concise.

This allows freelancers to quickly scan over your brief and determine if they’re a good match for the work before pitching.

After analysing thousands of job briefs that have been submitted through the platform, here’s our recommended structure:

  • Who you are
  • What you need
  • Your location
  • The size & scope of your project
  • References of work you like
  • Target audience
  • Budget
  • Deadline
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Graphic Designer in Chicago, US?

The cost of hiring a graphic designer can vary significantly from project to project in Chicago, US.

For example:

If you’re looking to hire a fiercely-experienced graphic designer for a large-scale branding project...

...it’s going to cost significantly more than hiring a student designer for a simple logo design.

Using the data collected from our network of graphic designers, here are the rates you can expect for a day’s work (7-8 hours) from a freelancer:

Designer LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate$150-250$250-400$400-800

Prices in GBP:

Designer LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate£100-£200£200-£300£300-£600

For a more-detailed understanding of how much your project might cost, we’d recommend taking a look at the current job listings over on our jobs board.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire a graphic designer in Chicago, US?

Look:

Stock graphics stand out like a sore thumb.

And do you know what impression they give?

They give the impression that you’ve taken shortcuts on your business.

When a prospective client visits one of your online channels for the first time, the branding and design work will almost-certainly be the first thing they notice.

By hiring a freelancer to create a set of high-quality graphic designs, you instantly demonstrate the time, effort and consideration you’ve put into your business to prospective clients.

Still not convinced?

Here are three further benefits of hiring a graphic artist over settling for stock graphics:

Stand Out From The Crowd

An original, vibrant and high-quality set of designs is a sure-fire way to set yourself apart from the competition in an instant.

Retain Creative Control

When working with stock graphics you’re forced to try and fit yourbusiness to the graphics. Hiring a graphic designer flips this, allowing you to tailor your graphics to the goals and traits of your business.

Do It Right

Unless you have significant graphic design experience, it can be hard to come up with a design that best-represents your business. A freelance designer will have hundreds (possibly even thousands) of successful projects under their belt, meaning the project will be in a safe and experienced set of hands.

What are the benefits of hiring a freelance designer over a design agency?

Great Question!

Here are the three main benefits of hiring a freelance graphic designer over an agency:

Price

Agencies are swamped with high overhead costs (such as office space, employment tax and fixed salary costs). Hiring a freelancer cuts out the middleman, meaning you’re only paying for the cost of the work rather than the costs of the business.

Experience

The vast majority of freelance graphic designers will have first worked for an agency to build up their skillset before going freelance. This means that you’ll receive a more-experienced graphic designer for a much better price.

Flexibility

By hiring a freelancer, you’re able to tailor your budget and working hours to the nature of the project without the hassle of a long-term contract.

What are you waiting for?

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