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UX / Design Services With High-Performance in Mind

Comrade provides full-service digital marketing and web design services in Chicago and nationwide. Here’s what we can tell you about our “secret sauce”.

Your website is a business tool intended to deliver measurable results (leads and sales).
This is why Comrade’s web design services are centered around delivering on this primary objective.

Each building block of your new website will be expertly constructed to drive leads and sales.

UX / Design Services With High-Performance in Mind
Our Promise
Our Promise

Providing Website Design services to businesses and eCommerce stores since 2008

2.5X INCREASE IN SEO TRAFFIC
120% INCREASE IN PPC REVENUE
*Average results generated for our clients
70% SALES QUALIFIED LEADS INCREASE
35% CONVERSION RATE INCREASE
Sasha Berson - Comrade Vice President of Solutions, Partner.

“Growing business is like a team sport: you must have a clear objective, a team that is stronger than your competitor’s, has a clear plan and a pig-headed determination to achieve it.”

Sasha
VP of Solutions, Partner
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Our Web Design Services

People are very fast to make a first impression of any website they visit. good UX and UI are crucial at the very first point of contact with a potential customer. comrade’s experts will help you to make this first impression a great one by providing users with the best experience possible

Optimizing Website

Landing Page Design and Optimization

Landing pages are one of the crucial parts of your website. They facilitate sales and have an important place in digital marketing funnels. Comrade’s experts can maximize the impact landing pages have on your overall growth. We can help you increase sales, get more high quality leads, drive your revenue up and all of this with just landing page design service.

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Corporate Design and Branding

You need to be recognizable to be successful. Proper implementation of branding and design strategy is a part of our overall web design campaign to grow your business. Comrade’s experts can create a design and a brand that will stay in people’s mind and will make people come back to you.

Creating your own website is surely a daunting task. So many companies turn to such platforms as WordPress. Comrade has a lot of experience creating WordPress websites for all sort of businesses. The best part? They all bring in tangible results, that we can guarantee.

Mobile Friendly Optimization

Custom Mobile Friendly Websites

Year over year mobile gets a larger share of the online traffic. If you want to be successful online you need a website, that is optimized for mobile. Comrade, as a professional web design company, can make sure that on mobile your website will work and look the best way possible.

Having many visitors for your website is important, but what’s the use of a huge traffic if you can’t convert it into sales? Conversion rate optimization is a crucial part of your overall web design strategy. Comrade is ready to help you transform your website from just a simple storefront to a well-oiled lead conversion machine.

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Ecommerce Web Design

for ecommerce good website is the line between life and death. It has to do everything: promote and sell goods, give good information, incentivise clients to come back and more. Comrade has more that 12 years of experience in website development, we have worked with ecommerce businesses across the country and know exactly how to create an ecommerce site, that will make your business prosper.

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Shopify Web Design

Custom web design is not always the answer. Sometimes eCommerce business needs an already established foundation in order to save time and money. Comrade’s experts can help here too – we have worked with Shopify for years, researched every nook and cranny of this platform and can create unique website that will bring results.

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Website Support

Our company provides website maintenance services to businesses around the globe, making their websites more secure and effective. No matter if you need website maintenance services monthly, hourly, after hours, or on a project-by-project basis, Comrade has the experience and expertise you need.

Do You Have a Custom Website Design Project in Mind?

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Our Work

Featured Case Studies

Europa Eyewear
1.6x
Organic Search Traffic Increase in a Year
1.8x
New Users Increase in a Year
Ecommerce
Online Traffic Skyrockets for Leading International Eyewear Manufacturer
Europa Eyewear, a renown Chicago-based manufacturer and global supplier of high-end eyewear is a longtime client of Comrade and has entrusted us as its web design service partner in Chicago for all its eCommerce development needs. The results have been nothing short of impressive, with Europa dominating the optical market, doubling its organic search traffic.
Precision Stone Design
190%
Organic Traffic Increase
83%
Increase in Sales calls and inquiries
Home Improvements
Comrade Increases Organic Traffic, Lowers Cost Per Lead for Established Stone Fabricator
Precision Stone Design has entrusted Comrade with their digital marketing and web design needs to ultimately increase product demand and brand cache. Through a modern branding campaign, digital marketing campaign and high-performance website, Comrade has been able to achieve impressive results for Precision Stone Design. The first six weeks alone displayed impressive results with an uptick in organic traffic and sales calls while also lowering the cost per lead. As more positive results come in as the result of Comrade, Precision Stone Design is flourishing.
Our Reviews

332 clients and counting rely on Comrade Marketing Agency

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Comrade Web Agency created a corporate website design for our company and their team has been absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. From the initial consultation and throughout the entire web design and execution process they have been a pleasure to work with. Comrade’s team of creative professionals communicates well and delivers on time and on budget. Who could ask for more? Highly recommended!
Stacy Hylton
Marketing Manager / Vantec Hitachi
I worked with Comrade on a few brands and every single time they have exceeded our expectations. Our website design looks 1000 years more modern than one of our competitors’. The team was always efficient in producing work. Communication was also on top. They took a comprehensive approach to understand our business and ensure that our goals were met.
Sandra
Comrade was an incredible company to work with to design my real estate website. From the first concept to delivery everything was outstanding. I highly recommend the professionals here for any online strategy you are seeking. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Highly recommended!
Greg Pekarsky
Partner / Vesta Preferred

Recognized as a leading Chicago website design service agency

partners:

We are Google partner
We are Shopify partner
We are Hubspot certified partner

awards:

Comrade Digital Marketing, Design and Development Agency has awards from Awwwards.
We have awards from FWA
We are platinum winner of creative awards from Hermes
We are "Davey awards" silver winner
Comrade Digital Marketing, Design and Development Agency - top B2B company in US in 2020 according to Clutch
Comrade is the top SEO services company
We are top local agency according to UpCity
We are the best Pay Per Click (PPC) agency in Chicago according to Expertise

How Much Does a High-Performance Website Design Service Cost?

Current and prospective customers and employees visit your website to determine whether to engage your business. A better website significantly increases the chances that those prospects do.

Our team has seen first hand the detrimental impact a poorly designed website can have on a business. In fact, many of our clients came to us specifically to remedy problems arising from subpar websites. This is why we take great care when building what is truly the backbone of your business and any successful marketing campaign. Web design starts at $10,000 with many projects ranging between $15,000 and $25,000. To learn how your web design project will be calculated, see this guide.

How Much Does a High-Performance Website Design Service Cost?

How to Choose a Digital Marketing & Web Design Company

A few years ago, Barr & Young Attorneys struggled to connect with their prospects. The law firm kept losing traffic every month because visitors did not spend time on their templated brochure site. Their part-time webmaster did not have the ability to grow their company. That was when they reached out to us. Like many small businesses, they knew there had to be a better Digital Marketing & Web Design Company to help.

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First, Let’s Talk Money

If you want professional web design services from an experienced US-based agency, don’t expect it for less than $5,000. Below are different pricing options for a 10-page information enterprise website with varying levels of functionality.

The right investment gives you a responsive website that generates targeted traffic and leads. The wrong site sits alone and unused, forgotten by your prospects. There are numerous custom website design companies to help you create a really great website and increase your revenue, so just choose the right one for you.

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Option #1: $1,000-5,000

Usually, these basic websites suffer from weak design, use a template base, look like everyone else. Often outsourced international web design companies who might not understand US culture.

At this point, you need to manage developers like a part-time job. You spend your time explaining common-sense rules and repeating your instructions repeatedly before it’s somewhat done. If you want to spend 5 grueling months of sweat and tears learning web development yourself then go this route.

Option #2: $5,000-15,000

For an investment of over $5,000, you might get a more qualified web design agency that will offer you a more custom and professional approach with high-quality templates, modern graphics, and animation with an SEO-friendly architecture. However, make sure you have an account manager in the U.S. to ensure the site works for your audience.

With this option, you still outsource the web development process to save on cost and receive the custom features you want.

Option 2 works for companies with revenue between $150,000 – $400,000.

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Option #3: 15,000+

The third option works for those who want to work with top web design companies based in the US with good UX experience, quality design, and onsite for your custom needs. This is a great option for well-established companies with revenues of $300,000 and up.

Which option you choose depends on a number of factors. However, if you want to work with professional web developers, you need to aim at a minimum Option 2 and, more than likely, Option 3 if you want a fully customizable site that accomplishes your goals.

Should You Hire an Agency or a Freelancer

Most solopreneurs are on a limited budget because they’ve just started their business.

If a website design and development agency is out of your price range, then work with a freelancer to grow your business initially. A freelancer can set up a rudimentary website when you do not have the money for top-notch service.

While we are not fans of cheap websites, it is nominally better than no site at all.

However, if you want to grow, then one person is not enough to drive significant leads to your business. You need a team with experience in your industry to work on your website development. Having designers, developers, search engines marketers, social media marketing professionals, PPC experts, and copywriters working together will accomplish more professional work than one freelancer doing it on their own.

That is why small to medium businesses (SMBs) hire agencies, not freelancers. They focus on the return on investment rather than the initial costs. They know a quality digital marketing company can improve your conversion rate.

For example, Blackhawk Supply needed more quality traffic to its website. We were able to increase their search traffic by 27% in 5 months. This increase correlated to a 47% increase in revenue from search traffic. Working with an agency that focuses on ROI is vital to the long-term success of your company.

An Integrated Agency with Web Design and Digital Marketing

Not all agencies are equal. If you talked to just two agencies, you realize how much they differ.

SMBs usually want an integrated agency that provides web design and digital marketing under one umbrella. When one group manages the entire project, you ensure consistency between your website, social media, and other marketing channels.

If you have any questions about how an integrated agency can help your company grow, then contact us today for a free consultation at 312-265-0580.

7 Ways to Select a Web Design & Digital Marketing Agency

If you want to find the best web design companies to work with, here are some basic tips you should keep in mind.

#1. Experience Working in Your Industry

At Comrade, we have a few specialties. We help attorneys, local small businesses, local clinics and healthcare providers, professional services, construction/remodeling, e-commerce sites, and technology startups.

Most of our clients do work in the service industry, and we know how to help them succeed. In baseball parlance, this is our sweet spot.

However, we are out of our element marketing restaurants or insurance companies. That is because marketing a restaurant and marketing a law firm are vastly different skills.

If the company you work with does not have experience working with your industry, you might want to keep looking. While exceptions exist, remember you do not go to a family law attorney to represent your corporation in a merger.

Find the best digital marketing agency for your specific needs.

#2. Review Portfolio/Case Studies

If you own a law firm, you want to see some examples of how they helped other attorneys with their website design and digital marketing.

A few tips when exploring a company’s case studies and portfolio. Do NOT look at their photos. Look for the results and strategies. You are not paying a digital marketing agency for a pretty picture. You pay them to deliver results.

Also, ask the company if you can speak with previous customers. While sometimes they might not be able to connect you with their customers, most agencies can connect you with at least one or two.

If possible, you do not want to be the guinea pig when you work with a web design and digital marketing company. That is why company portfolios are vital to helping you learn more about who you work with in the future.

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#3. Explore Their Social Media and Blog

Check a digital marketing company’s social media presence. If they are not active on at least a few channels, how will they manage your pages?

While the dynamics change from social network to social network, here are a few things to evaluate for an agency’s social media presence:

  • Read what the agency writes.
  • Check out the quality of the images they use.
  • Assess their attitude to see if it matches your culture.
  • Make sure they post .regularly
  • Ask if their content makes you want to click, like, or share.

Additionally, how do they use their social accounts to offer a remarkable experience for clients? They do not need to put out a stream of one-line jokes and quotes. However, they should post relevant, compelling content for their audience. Many agencies like to share photos of the team to give an insider’s view of the company.

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Have you ever seen a blog where the last date of entry is older than your website? Keeping an updated blog is vital for a digital marketing agency.

If they do not create content regularly, then what other things do they miss? Digital marketing and web design continually change. A blog proves that you have the thought leadership to keep up with the changes in the industry.

Also, the content on the blog helps your prospects identify with your style and learn more about how you can help them. In other words, it builds a relationship.

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#4. Look at the Tools They Use

Every business needs the right tools to get the job done. Just like a contractor needs an assortment of power and hand tools, digital marketing and web designers need the right tools as well.

For example, a quality web design agency should know how to use WordPress. 30% of the websites worldwide use the content management system (CMS) to manage their site.

However, for e-commerce sites, you might want to use Shopify, BigCommerce, or Magento. A quality web agency can pick the best CMS, so customers get their project completed on time.

Additionally, professional digital marketing agencies rely on tools like SEMrush, CallRail, BuzzSumo, and Moz for search engine marketing. While they are not necessary, these tools keep our search strategy agile while still delivering quality results for clients.

Furthermore, we are proud to be a Google Partner. A Google Partner is a digital marketing agency with at least one certified Google Ads specialist that manages over $10,000 in Google Ads in a 90-day period.

Digital marketing companies relish the designation because it is a nod from Google that your agency has the experience to help with your next campaign.

Google is not the only software product that has certifications. Tools like HubSpot and Salesforce provide a range of certifications for companies that offer inbound marketing and CRM support.

Make sure you work with a company with the right certifications for the tools your business needs to succeed. They have the necessary training to provide you with the proper guidance for your business.

#5. Make Sure You are a Good Cultural Fit

Every company is a bit different. Some agencies are more creative. Creative environments are more dynamic and can adapt quickly to clients’ needs.

Creative companies work great for consumer law firms that work with the public and need something that does not seem so buttoned up. Small businesses like to work with creative firms because they don’t charge as much as enterprise-level bigger agencies and work on your terms.

Also, they make sure the company can work with your budget. We discussed above some general ranges for website design. The question is does a company have the flexibility to help you succeed.

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Conversely, other firms might do better working in a corporate environment. They are stricter and use more corporate-speak when they talk. The downside of working in a more corporate environment is they are not as quick to move on to changes in the industry and are usually more expensive.

Those same corporate-type agencies also usually have big retainers, strict rules, and lengthy contracts.

Here are some questions you should ask after talking to an agency to see if they are a good fit for your company.

  • How well prepared are they for your meeting?
  • How much work did they put into the proposal?
  • Do they educate you on the industry or just give you pricing packages?
  • Do they listen to you and audit your online presence?
  • What type of website design and digital marketing plan did they present?

What is the best cultural fit for your business? How will working with a specific agency reflect your own culture and goals?

#6. Look at Ratings and Awards

Have you ever heard someone tell you they want a subpar attorney or doctor? You want the highest-rated company you can afford. To help you find the best, you want to know what others say about your prospective agency.

Fortunately, a few sites help you discover the best agency for your needs.

The first is Google. Their local search helps you find web agencies and reviews from past and current clients. They are an invaluable source for learning more about how the web design firm can help your business.

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However, if you are not working with someone local, there are other options.

Many firms rely on Clutch, a business rating site that helps you find the highest-rated service providers.

Clutch uses verified reviews vetted by their staff through a phone interview where they ask clients specific questions like:

  • “What was the scope of involvement?”
  • “What is the status of this engagement?”
  • “What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of their engagement?”

At Comrade, we appreciate that an independent third party collects the answers to your reviews. They independently verify how we can help you.

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We are proud to say that Comrade Digital Marketing Agency was selected by DesignRush, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies, as one of the best eCommerce development companies in the USA.

Yelp also provides reviews of work. We discuss them in further detail below in the social media section.

Don’t rely on the reviews, but also look at the awards a company won. Why do research everything yourself when others already did the work for you?

#7. Work with a Local Digital Marketing Agency

Local is not everything until it is. Before they got into digital marketing, one member of our team relayed a story about how they used a company overseas to create their website. For $500, he thought he was getting away with a steal.

The communication problems delayed the project for four months and caused an endless amount of strife. While working with overseas teams is not always, bad you want a contact who is local.

You do not have to schedule calls at 3 in the morning or 8 at night to speak to your web design company. Time zones can be just the beginning of your communication challenges. Whenever possible, hire locally. However, if you are not able to do so, then look for someone in your country.

Additionally, you want someone who understands your locale to write content for your firm. Otherwise, how will they get the syntax right?

It is one thing to have someone from Chicago write an article about the top things to do in Milwaukee. The two locations are just a 90-minute ride away. It is a completely different story when your content writer is in Manila writing website copy for a personal injury firm in Austin.

How can they relate to the audience and the legal challenges someone else has in a different country?

Many clients work with us because we have a significant local presence here in the Chicagoland area. Being able to meet in person makes a difference.

Optimize your website, boost your business. Simple as that
Optimize your website, boost your business. Simple as that

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Final Thoughts

At the beginning of this article, we discussed how Barr & Young Attorneys wanted to improve their results.

Once they identified their budget and started working with us, they were able to start growing. Two years later, they added three new attorneys to their firm to help them handle the increased business.

Do you need a good web design and digital marketing company for your business? Then schedule a free consultation today

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Why Clients Enjoy our Custom Web Design Solutions

Website design is one of the most important parts of your digital presence, so it’s important to invest in a team with proven effective results.

  • Our designers are award-winning and rank best in the industry
  • 12+ years and hundreds of stellar web design campaigns in our portfolio
  • Consistently ranked as a top website design agency in Chicago and US
  • We have a design team comprised of specialists in business, technology, copywriting, online marketing, UI/UX and many others disciplines
  • We leverage the latest technology when designing websites that will drive revenue

Customer Centric Team

There are no two businesses alike. Due to this, we tailor each of our solutions specifically to meet your needs and goals. Organizing our KPIs according to the needs of our customers is our approach. Every month, we provide clients with SEO reports packed with information, so they can see the progress we are making. While making decisions, we always keep the wishes of our customers in mind, and everything we do is transparent.

ROI-Driven Services

Comrade understands the primary concern of a client is getting tangible results. The goal of every business is to grow. The return on investment is particularly important when evaluating the work of marketing agencies. We understand that no one just wants to burn their money. Among the solutions Comrade focuses on are SEO, PPC, email marketing, and online content marketing. We can create sizeable growth for your business with impressive returns using these tools.

Team of Experts

We have an extensive and diverse team of experienced online marketing professionals at Comrade. Our professionals come from all areas of the digital marketing world. Looking for an SEO expert? Look no further. Need a writer? Would you like someone to design a great website for you that is search engine-friendly? Our experts can help you with that, too! Our team has won numerous awards for excellence from companies such as Clutch, UpCity, FWA, and others. Any digital marketing issue you may have can be handled by us.

Advanced and Detailed Reporting

In every internet marketing campaign, we conduct a comprehensive analysis and research. We make sure to thoroughly understand your industry, competitors, and customers when we are taking over an existing campaign or starting a new one.

We are constantly seeking new ways to innovate your campaigns with the help of analytics and data. In order to maximize exposure, lead generation, and ROI, we never stop improving until the campaign is completed.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About our Web Design Services

What is the average cost for custom website design services?

Project costs vary based on several factors including your business goals and website functionality, technical features, turnaround time, and more.
Average costs for high-performance web design:

  • $10,000+ for informational websites
  • $15,000+ for e-commerce websites
  • $20,000+ for more complex websites

To read more about how much a high-performance website cost, read our article

When should I redesign my existing website?

This varies based on industry and your target audience. As a rule of thumb, Comrade Digital Marketing recommends a website re-design or "facelift" every two years. If your website was well built from the beginning, you won't have much to worry about except minor adjustments to ensure your brand, team, services, or products and relevant information is accurately reflected. It's also always a good idea to run period performance checks to make sure your load speed is up to par and that your site, overall, is working smoothly

Should my company use a website design template?

Some companies — especially ones that are just starting out — find the lower-investment associated with a website template appealing. Templates, however, are very limiting and businesses seeking to scale, or looking for changes down the line, might find themselves stuck. Custom websites perform better because they're crafted specifically around your business objectives. Better marketing results ensue with a website built around your goals and needs.

How do I know which platform is right for my website?

Comrade spends ample time with you and your stakeholders to identify the best platform for your website design, Our recommendation will reflect your project's unique needs. All platforms with which Comrade works are widely adopted by web design firms around the world, meaning they are constantly updated and maintained by their original developers.

Should I choose a freelancer or a web design company for my website?

Yes, a freelancer will charge less money than a full-service agency, but often, an independent contractor's capabilities are limited and the final product will suffer as a result. Worst, the website may very well end up costing you more in the long-run. Our expert team comprises website designers, coders, project managers, testers, copywriters and marketers because that's what high-performance projects require. A professional website design firm will have the talent, experience and manpower needed to design a modern website according to industry best practices. A professional firm will customize your website's functionality and build it for SEO and to perform highly specialized tasks. All of these components are required for your website to deliver increased and traffic and in turn, meaningful financial benefits.

How can I prepare for my web design project?

First on your "to-do list" is to clearly define your project objectives. This means mapping out your primary business goals. It's also important to how your web designer's process works. Have the agency walk you through that process, step by step. Lastly, work together with your web design team on identifying the resources they need from you to start your project (i.e., high-resolution images, logos, written copy, etc.).

What support does my website need after it's completed?

We always recommend regularly assessing your site performance and making important adjustments as needed. As technology improves, so, too, must your website performance. So whether it's through tweaking SEO, enhancing your UX, or adding new, third-party integrations, be sure you are working with a team that will take care of your site not just in the near, but also in the long-term.

We usually deliver a 4.5x ROI for our clients

Reach out to us to schedule your free, no-obligation evaluation of your existing website.

  • Website load speed
  • An overview of Google Analytics
  • Heat Mapping
  • User Experience
  • Conversion rate (to assess how well your goods or services are selling)

Following the assessment, we will provide a free high-level web design plan.

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