Custom Web Design Solutions & Graphic Studio
Chicago, IL

About

Calico Design is a boutique design agency specializing in custom small business web solutions, graphic design, logo creation, social branding, and promotional assets.

Thinking about upgrading your online presence? We can help get your website looking modern, running smooth, and will keep it secure with regular updates and security checks.

In today’s fast paced world you need to put your best online foot forward, contact us for a free quote on what it would take to upgrade your online presence or build your new website from scratch. We can walk you though every step of the way, and offer long term hosting plans so you’re never left without support. 

Capabilities

Each website has specific goals, we will work with you and your team to make a beautiful, responsive, and functional web solution for your business or personal web page.  

Hospitality

Specializing in restaurants and other high traffic sites that need to look amazing to attract more customers.

E commerce

E commerce solutions for selling your products online. Simple product shops, digital sales, and more.

Professional Pages

Artists, craftspeople, private practice, and other personal pages to promote yourself online.

Business Pages

Commercial, retail, and general web pages for businesses to engage their customers.

Hosting And Support

Calico Design is fully committed to making sure your website is online and running smooth. Take advantage of hosting your site with us and when something goes wrong, we’ll fix it. When something needs to be updated, we can do that too. Minor updates are included in all hosting packages, as well as real time monitoring from hacker threats which can compromise your site. Already have a web host package you’re happy with? No prob! We can upload your site to anywhere you like, and just contact us for support anytime.

Calico Design proudly hosts all of our clients on Siteground, the fastest & best in class hosting provider we’ve ever used (and we’ve tried quite a few). If you would like to host your site on your own, we will happily set you up with an account with Siteground or any other host provider. 

Upgrades Over Time

The internet moves fast! You might find a website that works well today is already obsolete in a few years due to technology or improved web design software. Never fear, if you’re hosting with us we’re happy to offer discount rates to help get your online presents up to par with the world wide web. And as new technologies come out, we’ll be happy to integrate them into your existing website with us. 

If You Build It...

They will come! We integrate best SEO practice for Google and all popular web browsers. We can show you how to supercharge your web presence through blogging and content creation. Will it happen overnight? No, and anyone that tells you that isn’t being honest. True lasting SEO comes from consistency and long term planning.

You also need to make sure your site is updated to the most modern technology under the hood. It also comes from outside your website, through social networks and listing your business on Google maps. We can help with all the tricks out there and make sure your site gets seen. Need an SEO tuneup? Contact us and we can run an audit to see where improvements can be made (WordPress CMS only).  

CMS Platform

Calico Design builds websites exclusively with the WordPress CMS (content management system) platform. WordPress was originally created as an easy to use blogging platform. Today, 35% of the Internet is Powered by WordPress because of it’s robust community of developers and massive strides in design capability.

Over 455,000,000 websites in over 100 languages (and growing) are using WordPress with developers spanning the glob to provide added functionality. Developers do this by making plug-ins. Think of a plug in like a new car stereo or performance tires, it’s something custom added to the car to make it better. 

One such plugin is WooCommerce for E commerce. Over 30% of All Online Stores Run on WooCommerce alone, and there are many more options!

Some of the most successful companies in the world prefer WordPress as their CMS, including: TED, NBC, CNN, TechCrunch, People magazine, the NFL, Best Buy, CBS Radio, and UPS – so it’s going to be a platform that will continue to grow and be supported world wide.

We think you’ll like WordPress as much as we do, and we’ll be happy to show you the ropes on how to use it. If you get stuck, we’re happy to help. 

Can't I Make My Own Site?

There are plenty of options for do-it-yourself web builders like WIX or SquareSpace, and they are perfectly good platforms. The problem comes when you really need your website customized and optimized. They also do not hold a candle to the SEO power under the hood of WordPress.  

Trusting a professional to create and protect your web site is important, just like when you get your car worked on. Consider it an investment in you business, like any other tool or asset. It needs regular maintenance, upgrading, backups, and sometimes overhaul. When you partner with us, we’ll be in your back pocket should something come up. Our chief web designer is the person you’ll work with, and you’ll never be left on a chat room or on hold with someone who doesn’t understand your web site already. 

Contact

Have a web or graphic project you would like to discuss? We would be happy to take a look at your website and give you a free quote. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.