I used to recommend the company BannersMall for banner design. Unfortunately, close to 2 months ago I ordered a new batch of banners from them but never received them, even after numerous e-mail and IM attempts. I’ve also heard the same from a couple other people as well.
So, last week I started looking for a new banner design company. I had thought there were countless ones out there but apparently I was wrong. While you can certainly find half a dozen or so on Google (20DollarBanners.com was my first choice but they never contacted me back), I couldn’t find any that were decently priced and had a very good portfolio. In fact, the majority of them seem to be stuck in 1999…
I ended up going with a company that was recommended to me by the owner of PeerFly. I had actually heard great things of this company through various contacts before, but had never actually used them myself.
The company is 4design.tv. Check out their portfolio on their site to see examples of their work. They do pretty much anything graphic-related including: website design, banners, logos, business cards, etc.
I ordered a batch of 9 banners for PublisherChallenge from them, which you can see below (you’ll need to click on the 728×90’s to view them in full size or they’ll appear distorted in this post):
As you can see, they do great work.
Why I like 4Design.tv
Unique & Creative Design
One of the attributes that sets 4Design.tv out from other design companies is that their designs (especially their banner design) are pretty creative and aren’t the same run-of-the-mill designs you see everywhere.
Especially if you’re running something like a web host or an arcade site, you want something that is unique and pops out at you.
I think part of this might come from the fact that they’re Belgian which will may influence some of the design styles.
While they didn’t do my banners the next day, they did get them to me when they said they would – about 3-4 days.
There’s nothing more annoying than using a company that always promises you one time but never delivers on it. To me, if you say 3-4 days and deliver on that promise then that is a fast turnaround.
4Design.tv is actually very cheap for what you get. Their web design prices start at $699, logos & print work at $195, and their banners at $22. In fact, even with their great banner design quality they have one of the lowest banner design prices I’ve seen out there…
I do not know their policy towards their other design work, but for banners they offered me 3 free revisions per banner. I took them up on it for a couple of small things on two of the banners, but the rest were all great on their first try so I didn’t need anything else done.
Many designers do not give out the fonts or PSDs used to make the design, especially for banners, or else charge extra for them because it means you’ll have to go back to them to make any small tweaks in the future including even simple text changes.
But I got all the fonts used and PSDs for all my banners which means that I can make a small change here or there in the future without having to pay for new banners.
4Design.tv doesn’t have a referral program, so you can see how much I like them. If you do go with them, please let them know I referred you as thanks. Maybe they’ll give me a discount in the future 🙂
Enjoy this valuable resource. I’ve already ordered another batch of banners from them for PokerForums.org and will probably give them any future design work I need as well.