What Pushpin Designs Does

Pushpin Designs offers services ranging from completely custom webdesigns and marketing materials packages to simple business card designs and everything in between in the Chicago area and anywhere else in the world.  Whatever you want developed – Pushpin Designs is the right choice for that job – no matter where you are!

Our award winning designers enjoy bringing a creative edge to every project!

The most common services that we provide for our clients are:

  • Custom website design and development
  • Redesign/update of existing website
  • Business card design
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing materials (flyers, ads, coupons)
  • Website consultation

Graphic Design

Pushpin Designs strives to craft meaningful brands through visual identity, print and digital experiences for small businesses all over the world.  Pushpin Designs was founded on the idea of getting back to basics—working with a handful of talented people and keeping things honest, focused and thoughtful. We’re inspired by the passion in our clients and we truly care about seeing them succeed. We think hard and work harder to make experiences better, solutions smarter and brands more beautiful through wide-eyed creativity and meticulous craftsmanship.

Whether we’re designing a brochure, catalog or retail packaging, we get excited thinking about the “what ifs”. We see every project as an opportunity to do something new and interesting, and our best work is done when clients share our ambition for the attention to details. It’s these details that make heads turn and your brand memorable.

From the minimalist to the whimsical to the serious to the avant-garde, we’ve got you covered. Pushpin Designs will customize a sophisticated graphic package to fit your distinct personality.

We pride ourselves on our extensive capabilities across diverse industries and mediums.

We are as well versed in traditional art forms as we are in emerging technologies, and we share an abiding appreciation for good old fashioned craftsmanship.

Web Development

We do custom website design and development for everyone.  Whether you just want a personal blog to sound off on or if you want an enterprise portal custom designed for your business’ needs – we do that.

Every website we build is designed to increase traffic and convert visitors.  These websites are designed with the specific purpose of supporting your marketing goals and maximizing the reach and impact of your brand.  We can provide tools for content management and blogging that allows you to optimize your website for search engines, integrate your email marketing, and connect through social media.

Your website is a direct reflection of your company and how the world sees you. We craft beautiful, highly functional websites that make a lasting impression. Our websites are thoughtful, interactive experiences developed through a strategic, collaborative process and detailed implementation. We design sites that are flexible enough to fit your current needs and grow with your future goals in mind.

We focus on 3 main areas to help engage visitors:


Design quality directly affects a visitor’s perception of a company. Great design creates trust and compels action. Every marketing website must:

  • Align with the brand
  • Communicate value quickly
  • Appeal to the target audience


Websites can be confusing. Navigation can be counterintuitive. Visitors are not sure where to click or how to find information. The art and science of making websites easy to understand is called “usability.”

Good usability combines:

  • Placement and prominence of conversion elements
  • Navigation labels and page hierarchy
  • Integration of features

Website visitors should have a frictionless experience. The information a visitor is looking to find on your website should be readily available.

Mobile-Friendly with Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design ensures every page on the website is mobile-friendly. The website detects when a visitor is on a mobile device and adapts accordingly.  In addition to providing the best browsing experience for your visitors, there are other benefits such as:

  • Less work for you. Update a page, and it’s applied on both mobile viewing and full screen viewing.
  • Improved SEO. Google prefers to index one website, rather than a separate mobile website.

App Development

We love what we do and it shows in every application we develop for our clients.  We are a small development boutique and we make the process very discovery oriented and enjoyable.

Think of a great application like a really tight, concise poem rather than a long novel

People want to get in and out of your application fast, getting the exact information they need.  We help you plant that first stake for version 1.0 then we employ feedback controls to help show you where to take the application from there.

We have released applications on Android and iPhone natively met with very positive reviews. Do you have an idea for an application that needs created? We can help.

We look at each app individually and we apply insights to help with usability, adoption and growth. We also give you a very candid assessment of how we think your user interface, functionality and design of your app will do in the marketplace.