Designing beautiful brands and dynamic websites since 2001.

Verge Studios is the award-winning graphic design and web design studio of David Barthwell, based in Chicago. We help supercharge your business by developing thoughtful graphic design and web development solutions based on a foundation of classical fine arts, advanced marketing techniques, and cutting-edge technology.

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Our Services

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Graphic Design

We can provide everything you need - from a basic logo to a full-fledged branding solution - to convey your best image to your customers.

  • Logo Design
  • Brand Development, Reboot, or Redesign
  • Print Design and Business Collateral
  • Posters, Booths, and Large Format Design
  • Catalog and Magazine Design
  • Illustration
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Web Design

We build and develop sites, pages, widgets, apps and functionality on the page that fit a variety of needs – from informational to e-commerce.

  • Custom Website Design
  • Responsive or Mobile Design
  • SEO and SEM or Pay-Per-Click Campaigns
  • Dedicated Web Hosting
  • E-Commerce and payment solutions
  • Wordpress, Joomla, and other CMSes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should a potential client work with Verge?

    Here at Verge we create graphic design and web design solutions that are functional, beautiful, and make business sense. Our team is small, cost-effective, and incredibly efficient. We can act as a one-stop shop for all of your projects - no need to juggle different providers for your t-shirt designs, your business cards, or your website development.

    You can read some testimonials from our happy customers, or learn more about us and our skillset.

  • What types of businesses do we work with?

    We have experience working with a wide variety of companies, operating in many different industries. We often serve as a one-stop shop for smaller companies. For larger companies with larger projects, we have plenty of experience seamlessly integrating within existing teams and serving as frictionless liasions between design and development departments. Some industries that we commonly work with (but are not limited to!):

    • Medical
    • Retail
    • Food Service
    • Startups and Tech
    • Government
    • Consulting
    • Education
    • Finance
  • What size businesses do we work with?

    We have experience working with non-profits, small businesses, and large corporations alike. Please feel free to contact us (with no obligation!). We would be happy to discuss your project needs and budget, and see how we can develop a solution that fits your needs.

  • How long will a project take to complete?

    Do you have a tight deadline? We have a very small and tightly integrated team, and we pride ourselves on being able to deliver excellent work on very short turnarounds.

  • Can you design a simple website or logo?

    Absolutely! Please take a look at some of our graphic design work. We're able to design any sort of design project, be it a new brand, packaging, a custom illustration, or fresh new business cards!

  • Can you help with e-commerce web design?

    Oh yeah! We have experience with all types of website projects, including e-commerce. Please take a look at some of our web design work.

  • How much does your average web or graphic design project cost?

    Each project is unique! Do you have a budget in mind? Contact us, and let's talk about your project. We are happy to work with you to develop a solution that incorporates your unique business needs, deadlines, project parameters, and personal taste!