The smart way to leverage your marketing budget.

We not only protect your excellent reputation online, we use it to get more paying customers in your door.

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Running a small business isn’t easy.

But it can be fulfilling. The secret is to find a way to spend more time at your craft–at making money–than you do trying to drum up business. We noticed that business owners didn’t always know what they were buying when purchasing marketing services. We started Hometown Design Services to help our fellow small business owners get more calls, better leads, and ultimately, more sales.

The First Step is Listening to Your Needs.

quoteleftHometown Design Studio has exceeded our expectations at Quad Plus. They have brought us value not only in website development and SEO, but to the overall branding of the company. The work performed has formalized and improved many segments of the company. Their knowledge and willingness to help us through our problems has made Quad Plus a lifetime customer of Hometown Design Studio.quoteright

Steve Pioppo, President
Quad Plus – Field Service and Repair

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Hometown Design Studio demonstrates how marketing solutions crafted for your small business can translate into more calls, better leads, and more sales.

How? Central to our strategies is using the right marketing tactics to avoid wasteful spending. It’s critical to adapt your strategy when tactics diminish or standards change.

You’ll always know where your money is going, why it’s going there, and what’s in it for you without being inundated with messages. Our goal is to answer your questions with direct answers and actionable information.

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Jason Holicky

Creative Director

Jason Holicky, Creative Director

Jason’s strength is his deep understanding of what makes small businesses successful. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs and understands how reputation can make or break a small business. He has a bachelor’s in network and communications management and has worked for more than 20 years in the tech and web design spaces. He’s also a skilled project manager and an accomplished professional photographer.

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Nicole Bews

Strategic Director

Nicole Bews, Strategic Director

Nicole’s talent lies in her ability to listen and understand people’s needs and translate them into actionable solutions. She has a bachelor’s in business administration and is certified or trained in BrightLocal, Google Analytics, and SEMRush SEO. Nicole has also supported the New Lenox 122 Foundation and worked as a Will County election technician.

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Cynthia Granger

Marketing Coordinator

Cynthia Granger, Marketing Coordinator

Cynthia brings a creative eye and business acumen from the luxury retail sector. She has a bachelor’s in industrial organizational psychology, an eye for small details, and her “customer first” approach means she approaches every project with not only her clients in mind, but also their customers, too.

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Samantha Koch

Graphic Designer

Samantha Koch, Graphic Designer

Samantha’s creative campaigns include creating engaging and innovative design solutions for both print and digital platforms. She has a bachelor’s in graphic communication, a background in marketing, and over ten years of professional graphic design experience. She is a lifelong learner, always looking to stay current with the latest design trends and industry technologies, and has taken additional coursework in photography and motion graphics.

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Robin Kastengren

Copywriter & Editor

Robin Kastengren, Copywriter & Editor

Robin’s craftsmanship in copywriting starts with knowing how to create messages that are easy to digest while still being effective. She has attended English, writing, and American Literature classes and has more than a decade of professional copywriting and marketing agency experience. Robin is also HubSpot Inbound certified and trained in Copyhackers Conversion Copywriting.

Get a baseline. Get a plan. Get more customers.

Your marketing strategy should be keeping your phone ringing, your inbox full, and customers coming in the door.

We start by doing an audit of your current marketing landscape so we can identify what’s working and what needs improvement. Then we give you guidance on using the right marketing tactics that get results while avoiding wasteful spending.

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