We design brand experiences...

Specialty: Branding • UI/UX • Web Design • Ecommerece

ArtVersion creative agency has supported many Fortune 500 companies and notable startups with their branding, digital and print design needs.

One of our most valuable assets resides in our team’s ability to enable growth in businesses that seek to either launch, expand into a new market or solidify their legacy. Regularly, working with influential startups and growing brands, ArtVersion identifies opportunity and develops strategies to generate conversion. 

As designers we pride ourselves on highly collaborative approach and problem-solving skills. We are creative strategists and visual storytellers.

User-centered design is just a starting point. Equipped with insights from best-practices to analytics, our solutions are strategic and based on analytical discovery. Driven by both skill and magic, the result is a cohesive product that spans both print and digital.

Across the web design industry, we are known for our expert ability to simplify complex processes and promote clarity. Our beliefs and core competencies in user-focused design across multidisciplinary areas allow for seamless consistency and a greater focus on the details that matter.
 

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
1999
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Chicago, IL
headquarters
  • 10 S LaSalle, 2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60603
    United States
other locations
  • 11 N Skokie Hwy, 3rd Floor
    Lake Bluff, IL 60044
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Volvo • Mack Trucks • Caterpillar • TransUnion • Afex • MorganStanley • Federal Reserve Bank • Trustwave • Seaway Bank • Aiwa USA • Ricoh • Koch • Sisco • Gilson • Rush University • Weyerhaeuser  • Toyota • UltraLube •  Shell • Qualcomm • University of North Carolina • Montessori • Joseph Sears School • Northwestern University
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TransUnion

Committed to providing access to opportunities that lead to a higher quality of services, TransUnion works to understand their customer’s risk, and evolving needs to create solutions that help companies innovate and grow. Traditionally known as an industry leading credit data and risk-management provider, TransUnion seeks to continually identify opportunities to reinvest in their user set, allowing them to thrive further. As a

part of a new campaign centered around healthcare providers and the insurance marketplace, the TransUnion global team engaged ArtVersion to design and deliver a top-down vision inclusive of campaign design and development, visual communication design, corporate communications, UI/UX design, print collateral and marketing material for digital distributions. 

Read more at: https://artversion.com/case-studies/transunion/
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UltraLube

Plews Edelmann came to ArtVersion with one challenge: to position UltraLube, it’s flagship brand of lubricants and oils as a market leader by utilizing simple, concise messaging and consumer resonance. User experience needed to be refined to allow for omni-channel expansion and higher user engagement. By strategizing graphic and brand assets to facilitate storytelling, social sharability and contextual user engagement, we

quickly engaged into highly collabrative discovery and assessment phases. By first identifying user personas and ideal pathways, we began forging the ideal user journeys to allow microinteraction and engagement through interactive design that spans both print and digital. 

Read more at: https://artversion.com/case-studies/ultralube/
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SRC Solutions

An web app platform serving school district’s nationwide requiring a strategic, streamlined and phased rollout that would not effect user-flows in every school’s administrative processes. As a premier enrollment and digital documents processor with an active user base in over 100 school districts and educational facilities, SRC Solutions features an archive of over a million records.

Read more at:

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Treklytics

Led by a highly successful investment firm, Treklytics’s founders came to us with a big idea. Driven to see solutions others don’t and inspired to capitalize on opportunities others miss, their focused, entrepreneurial drive led them to imagine a vision for the ideal financial career agile performance app. 

Read more at:

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The Golden Triangle

Lookign for web design company in Chicago, The Golden Triangle team located and indentified the ArtVersion agency as a creative partner to redesign and reimagine their ecommerce website. The result was an experience that brings the user into the gallery without ever leaving home. The optimized strategy included a responsive web design, as well as social media

component designed to boost sales and drive worldwide conversion.

Read more at: https://artversion.com/project/the-golden-triangle/
 
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AIWA USA

When it was time to reinvent Aiwa, brand managers together with the marketing and communication team called us up to collaborate on this historically important project. The challenge was to preserve all of the elements that people used to like about Aiwa, while bringing a new innovative approach to their corporate presence throught visual communications and web

design. At the same time, Aiwa company was working on launching a new product to complement this brand relaunch.

Read more at: https://artversion.com/project/aiwa-usa/
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The Mountain Valley

Being mindful of the brand’s rich history and dedicated existing audience, we began exploring the process by sketching and iterating concepts that would honor the heritage of the company while making a splash with new visuals and considering the need for brand expansion into new markets. With a nod to the original core brand value and promise,

we introduced a clearly communicated new layer of brand expression in the form of color illustrations that would work alongside the brand, promoting it’s already deep-seated recognition factors. 

Read more at: https://artversion.com/case-studies/mountain-valley/
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Rishi

Creating both a tonality and visual identity system for the line, our team built upon the brand’s focus of sustainability, global reach and creativity to capture the emotional and intellectual aspects into an experience that draws the consumer into the storyline. Unique illustrations highlight each ingredient providing visual cues and expression for each individual flavor. Inspired by the illustrations, the design team created

a bold, contemporary visual language that highlights the finery of the artwork and details the elements of the package.

Read more at: https://artversion.com/case-studies/rishi-tea/
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Pepsico

Grid oriented and responsive web design. This simple and elegant solution will not only allow easy integration to all Pepsico brands but also facilitate independence, adaptability and accessibility on a individual level. With a focus on the autocomplete search – the design features a strategic approach to FAQs access, carefully designed iconography, design elements

and color schemes. Controllable by single CSS file in the cross-channel environments.

Read more at: https://artversion.com/case-studies/pepsi/
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VMW Scooters

Our design team takes a strongly collaborative and iterative approach to information architecture, brand strategy and digital media design. Design outcomes include advancing visibility, marketing and promotion of brand message and product offerings, and clearly identifying the audience. The interface design will highlight the full array of values inherent in the brand

proposition, and fulfill evolving engagement strategies. Information architecture is built collaboratively, always with an eye toward simplicity and elegance. Digital content strategy and cross channel delivery drives the architecture for the brand messaging. Digital media delivery creates new demands for content formatting and engagement narratives. Audiences now not only consume information, but drive conversations through social media and community platforms.

Read more at: https://artversion.com/case-studies/vita-mobility-werks/

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L30 Brand

Cohesive branding for premium brands are built on foundations that provide the framework for focused creative - regardless of platform implementation. The resulting solutions are applied via a combination of targeted insights, on point art direction and agile production methodologies customized to the delivery method - from print to digital. Equipped with a strong point of view, backed by visual context, the experience and

aesthetic crosses platform making valuable connections at all touchpoints resulting in a unified product.

Read more at: https://artversion.com/case-studies/l30/

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Elements

With the high demand of consistency for both visual and contextual assets, ArtVersion designed a brand standard through creative direction, content strategy and visual style development by creating unique design directions with carefully selected typography, color scheme, charts and infographic implementation. Collaborating with the client played a key role in selecting the perfect direction for the rebrand. Translating the

same tonality to digital resources, ArtVersion successfully created a cohesive look across all brand channels.

Read more at: https://artversion.com/case-studies/elements-global-services/
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Cristaux

Inspired by their established voice and “Modernizing Recognition” tagline, we worked closely with Cristuax’s vision of positioning their brand and website for the luxury and high-end markets. With a deep understanding of the bespoke markets, our content team developed a newly articulated vision, origin and mission for the company, creating a stronger foundation for its legacy.

Read more at:

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L30

Entering the luxury lifestyle and beauty market requires strategic planning throughout, but most importantly in the creative development process. A clearly defined branding, web and digital strategy will serve as the blueprint for a successful launch in the highly competitive marketplace. 

Read more at: 

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Hello Sunshine

Lifestyle experiential marketing has fast become a powerful strategy for creating engagement in the healthcare environment, creating a dialogue with the whole person, not just the patient, and similarly with health care providers. Humanizing healthcare communications requires a real blend of art and science, identifying the audience, the information architecture and strategy, and delivering a compelling user experience with

media that is truly relatable. The brand team and designers must truly understand their target market before the potential audience can relate to the brand message. The intersection of the brand experience and empathy is where an authentic dialogue into action, can begin. 

Read more at: https://artversion.com/project/hello-sunshine/
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Project 365

Understanding the need for a consistent and impactful launch to the competitive marketplace, a leading medical manufacturer reached out to the ArtVersion for Healthcare team to develop a comprehensive experience for the web, digital, print and event facing aspects of a new division launch. 

Read more at: 

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DB

In pursuit of simplification and time management, users are constantly searching for platforms that allow ease-of-use in information intake and delivery. This visual interface and voice controlled solution provides a clear user experience that does not interfere with your daily life routine. Featuring verbal messaging, communication and voice controlled user experience it’s efficiency in handling banking requests for the end

user provides on-demand information in a more enlightened and intuitive way. A modern approach aligns with current generational trends and anticipates advances in computing to embrace voice automation processes and technologies to be readily available and embraced by a wide audience.

Read more at: https://artversion.com/project/db/
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Thriveosity

Looking to serve a much needed niche in the wellness marketplace, the founders of Thriveosity approached ArtVersion with their idea to support the cancer community. Launching a subscription-based model, ArtVersion worked in collaboration with the clinical experts at Thriveosity to bridge branding with healthcare and wellness industry requirements to help recipients ‘Thrive On’.

Read more at: 

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Naturoco

Lifestyle brands possess a level of connection with their audience – becoming integrated into their daily lives, so it is critical to determine what is necessary to authentically engage audiences while remaining competitive and relevant – taking into consideration market insights, brand goals and personalization.

Read more at: 

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Reviews

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Branding For Cosmetics Firm

"They bring innovative thinking and design to the table."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ArtVersion did a full-scale branding campaign. Services included the creation of marketing collateral and digital branding through iterative design methods. The solution has launched.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
United States
Christina T.
CEO, L30
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The branding campaign progressed to launch within a few months and helped to close an early distribution deal. Customers can expect a partner with a holistic material and digital approach and excellent attention to detail.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of a personal care company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ArtVersion?

We engaged with them for brand development. We also did competitive analyses that led us to design, web and digital involvement.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a fresh and innovative vision for our brand. We needed a partner to help us articulate our position and emphasize the cutting-edge theme we were looking for.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We reviewed and compared portfolios from several agencies and decided to meet with ArtVersion. After our initial briefing, we were impressed that they knew what we needed.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

During the discovery phase, they created user personas and pathways for our website and for packaging design and marketing collaterals. They listened, analyzed, and created strategies and a purpose before working on design and iterations. Their work included iterative design methods, which builds the brand through cohesion between the physical product and the website.

What was the team composition?

We worked with creative and design directors, a brand strategist, an art director, a content writer, graphic designers, and web developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We launched our brand, from design to product packaging, within just a few months. We addressed potential hurdles at launch and made adjustments. This helped us close a distribution deal and helped us in a profit aspect.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I found it very helpful that I can reach the strategist, designer, or developer directly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I most appreciate their attention to detail. They bring innovative thinking and design to the table. Not every design company has a fully integrated approach, from print to digital and web design.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score They're an amazing design group you can depend on.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Sometimes they pushed us to meet our own deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered high quality designs.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've already referred two other clients to them.

Branding for New Medical Practice

“They made us feel like we were their only client.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Oct 2018
Project summary: 

Helping a new company develop a brand, ArtVersion designed a logo and a website. They provided recommendations in terms of the color scheme and the overall brand's aesthetics.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Director, Center for Reproductive Care
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team loves the look and feel of the brand and the feedback from customers has been very positive. Experienced and knowledgeable, ArtVersion brought excellent ideas to the table, while their responsiveness and commitment helped them establish a seamless process.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the director at Center for Reproductive Care. We're a fertility practice.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ArtVersion?

We were a new company, so we were looking for a vendor to help us develop our brand.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did everything related to our brand from creating a logo to helping us choose the colors for the website. Many fertility practices use purple color, but ArtVersion suggested that we use orange because it'd make us look different. We were hesitant at first, but we're now very happy with the color scheme and the overall aesthetics of the brand.

What is the team composition?

I mostly worked with Goran (Principal and Creative Director, ArtVersion) and two of their designers.

How did you come to work with ArtVersion?

We were looking for a vendor in the Chicago area. We talked to about 10 companies and ArtVersion was a top contender. I appreciated their attention to detail and the ideas they brought to the table, so I chose them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $20,000–$25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them between August–October 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They helped us bring things out of the Stone Age and we're very happy with the look of our brand. We've received a lot of positive feedback from our patients about the website and the color scheme.

How did ArtVersion perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very responsive via email and phone. If I sent them an email early in the morning, they got back to me right away.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They made us feel like we were their only client. Also, they have great attention to detail.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know the direction you want to go because that will make the process faster. They will use that information to come up with more specific options for you.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web and Logo Design for Law Practice

“I’m impressed by their overall quality of service. I’ve never considered working with anyone else.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2007 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

For about 11 years, ArtVersion has provided a variety of design services. They’ve worked on projects ranging from full web design on a WordPress platform to creating logos and other professional collateral.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, IL
Linda Kagan
Linda S. Kagan Attorney at Law
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clients compliment the website for its design and quality. ArtVersion has been a reliable partner, working efficiently and communicating responsively. They ask valuable questions and show a real commitment to meeting expectations with each project.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a private practice attorney.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ArtVersion?

I needed a website to inform potential clients of my qualifications and the services that I offer.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ArtVersion designed my first website on a WordPress platform. Because I was working out of a historic office, they incorporated visuals of the current room and what it looked like in the past to add personality to the site. Years later, I moved locations and ArtVersion put together a new design to better reflect my new location. Recently, they did the same thing when I moved to my home office. They also made any necessary updates within that period. They also connected me with an outside vendor to support my email communication efforts.

In addition to the website work, the ArtVersion team designed a suite of professional collateral, including logos, stationery, letterheads, mailing labels, and envelopes. In every design initiative, we follow a collaborative workflow. We work together to come up with ideas; then they bring them to life.

What is the team composition?

The owner was my main point of contact throughout my relationship with ArtVersion, but there’s also a background team of specialists involved.

How did you come to work with ArtVersion?

I found them through an online search for web designers about 11 years ago. I filled out an online form through their website, and the owner responded right away. We’ve been working together ever since.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent between $10,000–$50,000 over the years.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in 2007, and it’s an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

I’ve received compliments from clients on the website and my other professional materials. Overall, I’m happy with the quality that they deliver.

How did ArtVersion perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m very happy with their performance. The ArtVersion team is receptive to feedback and consistently responsive. They work efficiently, avoiding any delays in the workflow. They’re sure to ask all the necessary questions to develop a full understanding of my vision.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m impressed by their overall quality of service. I’ve never considered working with anyone else.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they truly do a great job. If anything, I think they could better promote their services. They’re a skilled team, and I’ve enjoyed watching them grow.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re timely and responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They charge a fair price.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There were some minor mistakes, but they were easily corrected.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m very willing to recommend them.

Website Redesign for Archival Service

"The site is markedly more beautiful than it would be if we’d done the work ourselves or with a different partner." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
December 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

ArtVersion redesigned a website based on concepts they developed. They utilized custom photography, their own artwork, and some aspects of the previous site to create a cohesive approach.

The Reviewer
 
51-100 employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Keir Walton
CEO, Heritage Werks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site converts a greater proportion of visitors than the old site did. ArtVersion responded and integrated feedback quickly and skillfully implemented changes close to deadlines. They preserved aspects of the old site that remained effective and folded them into their design plans. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there

I’m the CEO of Heritage Werks. We specialize in establishing and maintaining state-of-the-art archival and heritage programs for companies, sports teams, celebrities, and other influential brands.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ArtVersion?

Our existing website had served us well for several years but became dated and less relevant as our capabilities expanded. We wanted to revise what wasn’t working while persevering what was, in addition to giving us a dynamic, modern look.

SOLUTION

What was the original scope of their involvement?

ArtVersion created initial design concepts (including a complete refresh of our brand visuals), took custom photos of our offices, and created some original artwork for the site. They executed the entire site design, including multiple rounds of image revisions as we worked on client permissions.

What is the team composition?

At first, we worked with the Creative Director and the Director of Design. Later, we worked more closely with the Director of Visual Services. While other designers worked on the project, our communication with the team was streamlined and simple.

How did you come to work with ArtVersion?

We had a great agency we’d worked with previously but did a Google search to consider alternatives. We were impressed by the look and feel of ArtVersion’s website. It was different from anything else we were seeing, and we resonated with their approach.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent less than $50,000.

What is the status of this enagement?

We worked together from December 2017 until July 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We only just launched the site, but we’ve already noticed an increase in lead generation in response to our recent marketing efforts. The site is more noticeable and more successful at converting visitors into leads than our previous site was.

How did ArtVersion perform from a project management standpoint?

We were not the easiest client to manage. Our project timeline ran much longer than we expected, and we had multiple rounds of feedback. There were also several last-minute changes related to client permissions. ArtVersion remained responsive and easy to work with through all of our schedule and direction changes.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We wanted to keep a lot of what was working for us from our past site, which can be challenging for many firms. ArtVersion was a true collaborator, responding to our unique needs and helping us make the best decisions. The site is markedly more beautiful than it would be if we’d done the work ourselves or with a different partner.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there aren’t. The entire process was terrific, and we were excited about the outcome.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

WordPress Website for Digital Marketing Company

“Beyond their capabilities, we appreciated ArtVersion’s personal investment in our project.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Following a kickoff meeting, ArtVersion built wireframes then developed a WordPress website. The team added several interactive modules aimed to improve performance metrics and lead generation efforts.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Sarah Fish
Marketing Manager, TribalVision
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished website met all expectations. ArtVersion was a highly collaborative partner, communicating responsively and bringing unique skills to the table. Their dedicated team has a good company culture, which set the foundation for a strong and seamless partnership.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the marketing manager at TribalVision. We provide outsourced marketing services to help organizations implement and execute intelligent, flexible, and cost-effective strategies. I’m responsible for project planning and managing various client accounts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ArtVersion?

To help with a redesign initiative for a client’s website, we decided to bring in additional expert resources.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a partner with UX knowledge to create a cutting-edge interface. Ultimately, we wanted to elevate the face of the website to improve performance metrics and lead generation.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We looked for design-focused vendors with relevant portfolio examples. We compiled a list of candidates and reviewed their proposals with our client to determine the one most suited for this project. ArtVersion’s past work aligned with our goals and the team was highly responsive during our first interactions.

Describe the project in detail.

After confirming the website specifics in a proposal, we met with the ArtVersion team to kick off the project. They helped us select the optimal WordPress theme to be the framework for the platform. Then, they helped us chose several customized modules. We shared the sitemap and content with ArtVersion, and they designed corresponding wireframes.

Once all of that information was in place, the team started development and integrated the lead pipeline with our marketing automation platform. They set up the modules to add a layer of interactivity to the platform. One specific feature tells the story of our company’s history. They developed iteration over iteration until we were happy with the end product.

What was the team composition?

We worked directly with a project manager, who handled our day-to-day needs. ArtVersion also added a few specialists to our account whenever it was necessary.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The ArtVersion team met our expectations with the finished product.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their entire team is highly knowledgeable and responsive. They were quick to reply to emails and frequently offered to call us to share more details. We appreciated the unique skill set each member of their team brought to the table. It was a perfectly balanced collaboration.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We gave them an outline, and they brought it to life. Beyond their capabilities, we appreciated ArtVersion’s personal investment in our project. We pride ourselves in our ability to manage cohesive relationships with both our clients and our partners. ArtVersion embodies our same ideals, which allowed for a seamless working relationship.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Because we rely on ArtVersion for design and technical expertise, it would be nice if they provided additional context on how and why they make decisions. If we had more insight into their processes, we could implement them in the future. With that said, it’s not a real problem because we usually follow up with questions anyway.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

WordPress Web Design for Daily News Site

"There was never an idea that we brought them that they couldn’t facilitate."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ArtVersion designed and developed a WordPress website for a daily news outlet. The site was customized using Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, and MailChimp. They provide maintenance as necessary.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Former Executive Editor, Daily News Site
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ArtVersion’s work received positive reviews from end users and in-house staff alike for its ease of use and brilliant design. They are equipped with a professional and creative team that brings strong ideas to each project. Their responsiveness and ability to problem-solve make them ideal partners. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the former executive editor at a daily news outlet.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ArtVersion?

We contracted with ArtVersion for a web development and branding project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We trusted ArtVersion fully to design and build the architecture of the site. We had ideas, certainly, but they made them come to life. It was WordPress-based and customized to utilize MailChimp, Google Ad Manager, and Google Analytics. I’m no longer there, but it’s my understanding that ArtVersion still maintains the site.

What is the team composition?

Our team consisted of four people.

How did you come to work with ArtVersion?

I had worked with them at a previous job, and I was so confident in their work that I brought them in to help with this website project.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in August 2014 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The website received positive reviews from users and internal staff. It was easy for us to manage and make changes ourselves at times, and it was intuitive for end users to navigate.

How did ArtVersion perform from a project management standpoint?

We met in person fairly regularly, but while working remotely, I found them to be very communicative and accessible. All of our problems or questions were addressed quickly, which we appreciated.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very professional and responsive. They have a creative approach to problem-solving. There was never an idea that we brought them that they couldn’t facilitate.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would work with them again if I had the opportunity. I see no areas for improvement.

Any advice for potential customers?

As a creative team, they bring strong ideas to the project. If you go to them with hard and fast standards for what you want, I think you’d be missing out on all that ArtVersion can provide.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Design Partnership with Finical Services Firm

“The final piece they delivered represents us very professionally and positions us strongly within our industry.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
February 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ArtVersion is a design partner for a financial consulting firm. Based upon white papers and provided data, they produce print, direct mail, and digital products for a national trends survey and other projects.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Director of Communications, Financial Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ArtVersion is responsive and professional, cost effective and prompt. They often deliver changes within a day. They perform well and create good end products.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a financial consulting firm. We specialize in a defined benefit plan design and administration solutions for various corporate and institutional clients.
OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ArtVersion?

We were producing a national survey around trends in cash balance plans and were searching for a team to assist with the design.
SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve produced three major projects together, including reports, a direct and digital mail piece, and other print materials. We started the report with a white paper and extensive documentation from our actuaries. We provided graphs, survey information, and some call out quotes. I provided ArtVision with some direction on the look and feel I wanted for a final printed piece along with some information related to our intended target audience. They produced three design mock-ups to choose from. We then worked together directly to fine-tune the end product and bring it to fruition.

​​​​​​What is the team composition?

We have direct contact with a project manager and a designer. I usually communicate with the project manager but have phone meetings with both of them.

How did you come to work with ArtVersion?

We chose them based upon our past experience with them on other projects. Their pricing was also better than other quotes we received.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2017 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The final piece they delivered represents us very professionally and positions us strongly within our industry. I was a little more involved in the project than I would have liked, but they produced a very nice end product.

How did ArtVersion perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m very satisfied with their responsiveness. We’ve made a number of revisions and they were always on top of scheduling. They often returned changes the same day. I’m pleased with their performance.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re cost effective, professional, prompt and very service oriented.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The process is very subjective and I don’t want to be too negative. It would have been helpful to have more precise mock-ups on some of our projects that better aligned with our initial vision and goals.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be as specific as possible with your expectations and the scope of the project from the beginning.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Design for Research Website

“If we had any urgent issues that needed to be addressed quickly, they promptly took care of them.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

ArtVersion developed a website and a digital assessment guide, providing various web design such as logo work color themes to cement the overall look and feel.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, IL
Lindsay Read
Manager of Research, CASEL
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ArtVersion’s website generated a significant increase in traffic and user engagement, cultivating an international audience. While the team could have offered more creative direction during the subsequent design phases, their responsiveness distinguished them from the competition.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the manager of research for CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning). We provide national support to schools interested in implementing social-emotional learning, programming, and practices. My specific role involves a broader project that includes organizations outside of CASEL. It’s a three-year project that aims to advance understanding around the use of assessments for students’ social-emotional competence.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ArtVersion?

When I came onto the project, we were already working with another web developer, but we knew we would exceed our limited budget. As a result, we needed to find another cost-effective agency to develop our project’s website and online assessment guide. We initially envisioned our site to be fairly straightforward and not functionally-intensive, so we only needed resources to build the tools and create the overall designs, including the logo and color schemes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

One of our project leaders provided them with a page of sketches, detailing his vision for the website and assessment tool. They expanded upon our ideas and translated them into a functional site, creating the logos and color palettes to our specifications. We relied heavily on them for the first designs but provide more input over time.

What is the team composition?

As the beginning, I coordinated with their director of design who performed the initial consultation and made sure that their team met our needs. Afterward, I primarily worked with their director of visual services who also served as our main point of contact. She relayed our requests to the developers to write and implement the code.

How did you come to work with ArtVersion?

As I’ve mentioned, we were looking for an agency that could work within our smaller budget, so we wanted to get some estimates. I searched online for the top web design companies in Chicago and reached out to a few. Compared to the other companies we considered, ArtVersion was responsive and easy to contact. We scheduled an informational interview to see if they could meet our needs and went from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $30,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work lasted from March–September 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Since we’ve launched our site and assessment guide in mid-2017, we’ve increased our user base by 80%. We’ve also seen a significant rise in traffic numbers with 15,000 individual visits and 25,000 unique sessions so far. In total, we’ve had 60,000 page views. Additionally, the site allowed users to sign up for weekly emails about our blog announcements. Their work on the site coupled with our project outreach resulted in 1,500 subscribers across all 50 states and 59 countries.

Overall, we were happy with their quality of work. However, we felt like there were occasions when they could have been more proactive in identifying our design issues. Although the team followed our instructions faithfully, we didn’t know that much about web design. As a result, some of our suggestions might not have worked as well once implemented. We wished they could have considered our inexperience and provided more input. Ultimately, we realized that we wanted them to guide us a bit over time by providing more active design work.

How did ArtVersion perform from a project management standpoint?

For the most part, we communicated through email. They regularly checked in with us on the phone, which was always helpful. We also met in person after reaching certain milestones or when we had larger requests to discuss.

What did you find most impressive about them?

While my team didn’t have much experience using other providers in the past, I appreciated ArtVersion’s exceptional responsiveness. They were always available and were very easy to get a hold of. If we had any urgent issues that needed to be addressed quickly, they promptly took care of them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Adding to what I said earlier, it might benefit them to leverage their in-house expertise to take a more active stance rather than following the client’s suggestions. They should play up their expertise and not hesitate to make recommendations, even if they’re different to what the client is asking for.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had no issues with deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Redesign for Antique Furniture Store

“The finished product is beautiful.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

ArtVersion's team redesigned a website and added a shopping cart to a mobile-friendly Magento and WordPress platform. They continue to add plugins and maintain the site as needed.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Singto Khempaseuth
Webmaster, The Golden Triangle
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ArtVersion's redesign helped improve the length of time visitors stayed on the website, number of pages visited, and overall sales. Additionally, the bounce rate decreased significantly. Their hands-on, open, and communicative approach continues to enhance a longstanding relationship.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The Golden Triangle is a high-end furniture store that offers antique, modern, and rare furnishings. I'm the webmaster, graphic designer, and photographer, so I manage our web development, online graphic design, online transactions, and some sales.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ArtVersion?

We wanted to rebrand ourselves a bit by redesigning our website. We also wanted to add a shopping cart feature, so visitors could checkout directly online. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ArtVersion's team redesigned the website and added a shopping cart feature. Our original website was built on DreamWeaver, and ArtVersion rebuilt it on Magento and WordPress, updating and adjusting the backend.

Their team took some photos that were used temporarily on the website, made the site mobile-friendly, and created a sticky bar that follows the user on either a PC or mobile device. They continue to maintain and update the site as needed.

What is the team composition?

We work with a creative guru on branding, a developer, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with ArtVersion?

One of our clients, an interior designer, referred ArtVersion to us. We met with a few companies and ultimately chose to work with them, because we felt that they understood our brand and creative direction the best.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested $50,000–60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them on development in early 2016 and launched the website around October that year. We continue to work with their team on a retainer for critical plugins, updates, or security patches as needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

After ArtVersion's redesign, our bounce rate decreased and the duration of visitors on the site and number of pages visited saw a significant improvement. We're very happy with all the changes they've made and have noticed more sales overall. The finished product is beautiful.

How did ArtVersion perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been very hands-on, acting as genuine partners every step of the way. During the initial stages, we met weekly in person for hours at a time. They provided us updates throughout the test trial and gave us access to test out the new features for ourselves. They continue to be very responsive and stay in constant contact with us, often driving up to meet with us in person.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'm most impressed by their high level of communication, openness, and responsiveness. They also have great design concepts and ideas that we feel line up with our own.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have an idea of what you want as a company (your voice, your vision, etc.) and what you want the end user to see and experience.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Finding the right plugins that worked with our platform took more time than anticipated.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices were what we expected.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd definitely refer them to others.

Website Design for CAD Studio

“They were great communicators and proactively engaged us to make sure our delivery dates were met.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
July - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

ArtVersion designed a WordPress site for a CAD studio. Using custom templates and features, they produced a unique but relatable web presence to appeal to the AEC industry.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Evanston, IL
Founder, Deep Design Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They listened to needs and concerns and made changes quickly. The site allows for growth and is a good representation of the brand. ArtVersion was personal and attentive and sent regular progress reports.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and owner of a 3D scanning and documenting company. We primarily work with the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. We document existing conditions and provide models, floor plans, and elevations to players in the industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ArtVersion?

I needed an innovative design company that could make our online presence more unique. I wanted something functional that would appeal to the AEC industry.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used WordPress as the primary platform for the website design. They also used a series of templates specific to architects for the functionality and its look and feel. They incorporated a lot of my work into the site to make it relatable in the industry. They were flexible with the features, including pages for our services, our portfolio, and for online publications and webinars. The design was unique and tailored to our brand.

They listened to my needs for the colors, organization, and overall feel of the site and addressed everything quickly. They also showed me how to make minor changes in the backend. There are a few other things I want to add to the site and to our social media presence, so I plan to use them for additional services in the future.

What is the team composition?

I met with their whole team upfront to discuss my needs, including Goran (Principal, Creative Director, ArtVersion), Erin (Director of Design, ArtVersion), Eileen (Director, Visual Services, ArtVersion), and Dushan (Director, Web Development, ArtVersion), among others. They went through the whole process and talked about my goals.

How did you come to work with ArtVersion?

They assisted with the architecture website for a family member and came highly recommended. We knew they had a background in our industry and saw some of their past successes.

How much have you invested with them?

The total is around $6,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We had preliminary meetings in July 2017. We had a soft launch at the end of October or early November 2017 to make sure everything worked and then wrapped everything up a few weeks later.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The way they presented the website allows for more growth and is a good example of what my company stands for. They’re great at branding for the industry and found ways to make the biggest impact. It’s not overly technical or generic, but is still relatable and appropriate for the field. The site is reliable and fits our company perfectly.

How did ArtVersion perform from a project management standpoint?

They updated us every week with progress reports and information, and we spoke on the phone at least every other week. They were great communicators and proactively engaged us to make sure our delivery dates were met.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The biggest positive is the personal attention they give and their willingness to customize our site. They were willing to assist with any needs I had and were able to work with us in ways a larger web developer wouldn’t.

5.0
Overall Score They make conservative promises and then deliver in unexpected ways. We appreciated their customer service and their quality.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Comparable companies all cost more. ArtVersion provided additional services, demonstrations, and recommendations for improvements at no extra cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They looked at different implementation methods and made beneficial suggestions for how we should present our company.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer