scottberksdesign

Scott Berks is an award-winning freelance web designer located in Elgin, Illinois, a suburb outside of Chicago. Scott creates unique, clean, and affordable graphics and web site design that brings the spirit and identity of your business to life. Your visual image conveys the identity of your company’s product or objective. Scott can help you create that identity with a business logo or Scott can make your existing identity reverberate in promotional print materials, web site design, ads, banners, and more.

about scott

Scott Berks has been drawing and designing his entire life. "Just about everyone dislikes working" says Scott, "but with my job, at least I get to play with crayons".

While studying as an English major at Loyola University, Chicago, Scott found his real passion. While the web was still in its infancy, he mastered the art of web design. He went on to work for high-profile companies and design firms, all the while advancing in the technology as quickly as it evolved.

As Scott's interests expanded, he began mastering print and multimedia design. He uses his creativity, sense-of-humor and extensive knowledge of design to create his works of art.

Scott started freelancing in 2003, and has never looked back. Clients love his quick turn-around time, his knowledge of web and print design and his ability to make them feel at ease and excited about their design work.

Scott lives in Elgin, IL and has 2 adorable sons. When he's not at work hard on the computer, he can usually be found in the gym, a forest preserve, a comic-book shop or in some toy store somewhere.

awards and honors

  • 1996 President, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
  • 2009 Camme Award Winner - Best Vendor Website (QCi Restoration)

design porfolio

Here are just a few examples of Scott's work. See his full website and print portfolio on Behance.

Total Sports

Naperville Sports Bar

Conscious Healing

Holistic healer

Relentess Skateworks

Skateboard website

Responsible Bidding

City of Chicago ordinance bidding website

Steve Hines

Musician

Law Offices oF Todd Erdman

Medical Attorney

QCi Restoration

Fire/flood restoration company

North Shore Center for Weight Management

Weight Control Clinic

Libertyville Montessori

Childcare school

happy clients

Here's a list of clients who've enjoyed Scott's services over the years.
  • A Touch of Music
  • A-Z Entertainment
  • Advance Search, Inc.
  • Aeon Financial, LLC
  • All About Me Clothing
  • American Medical Resource Group
  • American Physician Institute
  • Annabella's Antique Mall
  • Bat Speed Academy
  • Benjamin & Shapiro, LTD.
  • Bizar Entertainment, Inc.
  • Blangiardo Bros. Landscaping Inc
  • Blues Bar
  • Blues Bar Limousines
  • Bodwin & Associates, PC
  • Bristol Alloys
  • Brogan Development
  • Brogan Tile
  • Calumet Carton, Co.
  • Cargo Equipment, Inc.
  • Carsons Ribs
  • CBS 2 Chicago
  • Central Podiatry
  • ChaiwayRiders Motorcycle Group
  • Chicago Area LECET
  • Chicago Kids Company, Inc.
  • Chicago Laborer District Council
  • Chicago Psychiatry Associates
  • Chronic Pain Resource
  • City Properties Corporation
  • ClaimForce Corporation
  • Craig Glattly Foundation
  • Creative Data Wiring
  • Culturefit Technology Solutions
  • Dance Party DJs
  • Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames
  • Deb-Betts Clothing
  • Designs for Strong Minds
  • Dickerson Engineering
  • Distinctive Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Dogs for Disabilities, Inc.
  • Doors & More
  • Dowling & Pope Advertising
  • Dr. Cool and Pride
  • Early Days Preschool
  • Executive Health Resources
  • Exhibit Developers, Inc.
  • Exogen
  • Experian Marketing Services
  • Follett Higher Education Group
  • Fred's Camp
  • G&Z Industries, Inc.
  • Gabe's Backstage Lounge
  • Gabriel's Restaurant
  • Garland Video Productions, Inc.
  • Gearhead News
  • Golf Maine Park District
  • HJF & Associates, Corp.
  • Horizon Realty Services
  • Independent Automotive Damage Appraisers
  • International Financial Services
  • Imy Wax and Associates
  • JMac Iron
  • Joy of the Game Baseball
  • JSL Masonry
  • Karolinka Maintenance
  • Kellogg School of Business
  • Ketric Enterprises, Inc.
  • KidMixHost Hosting
  • La Costa Theatre Company
  • Leslie Wallerstein, LLC
  • Libertyville Montessori School
  • Lindsey Paige Markus, LTD
  • LorEnn's Hallmark
  • Loving Hands Hospice
  • Makin' Music DJ Service, Inc.
  • MAX Films
  • Melvyn Berks Law
  • Merchandising Inventives, Inc.
  • Midwest Maintenance & Industrial, Inc.
  • Midwest Signature Business Services
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • MindBoosters, Inc. Tutoring Services
  • Miramar Bistro
  • Music Express DJs
  • My Story Cards
  • Norman Markus, MD
  • Nathan Kipnis Architects, Inc.
  • North Dearborn Association
  • North Shore Baseball Academy
  • North Shore Center for Weight Management
  • The Pampered Chef
  • Park Ridge Vacuums
  • Party Photo Booths
  • PBC Wealth Protection, Inc.
  • Pea Soup Accessories
  • Phonak Hearing Systems
  • Pinnacle Coaching
  • Platinum Event Partners
  • Players Edge Baseball Academy
  • Proto Productions, Inc.
  • QCi Restoration
  • Radio Disney
  • Relentless Skateworks
  • Repak Real Estate Development
  • RJ Woodwerks
  • Ronald Sklare Law Offices
  • Scil Animal Care
  • Sinton & Lampert, AAL
  • Sole Searching
  • SportsLine Distributors
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • Steve Hines, Musician
  • Suave
  • Summit Services, LLC
  • Sunrise Rattan
  • TLC Refurbishers
  • Tools Aviation, Inc.
  • Total Sports Naperville
  • TransCapital Partners, LLC
  • V & J Landscaping Service
  • Valhalla Wealth Protection Services
  • Venture Hobbies
  • Voxershorts, inc.
  • WestBridge Entertainment
  • Westchester Services
  • Wild DJ's
  • WOMMA
  • Wright Workout
  • Yanni Design Studio
  • Your Best Friend's Pet Supply

people say nice things.

Thinking about using Scott? Take their advice!

"I started working for the Golf Maine Park District late in 2008. At the time of my arrival, the district did not have a functioning website and was tied into an agreement that was taking it nowhere.

I reached out to local website designers both large and small in order to build a new image for our district. Scott Berks Design by far was one of the most creative web designers we researched. He brought the flexibility of a small designer with the knowledge of a large design group. All the references supplied to us glowed at the job he accomplished for them. Even the references we continued to research and look into checked out 100% positive.

During our experience, Scott was able to give clear direction for beginners in the web design world. He brought the information down to us and made it easy for us to give him creative direction. Once he received our information, he was very attentive and prompt on developing the site. He allowed us to make all the major decisions we needed all the while making solid recommendations. He brought a level of professionalism balanced with good natured fun. Since the opening of the site, he has worked with us as we have continued to tweak it here and there. He is very responsive to our needs and continues to be available to us when needed. I highly recommend Scott Berks Design."

Bret Fahnstrom, Golf Maine Park District

"I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how absolutely pleased I am with the web site you designed for the school! I have had an incredible response from our parent community and each and every one has said what a fantastic web site we have -- professional, so easy to navigate and totally complete in every way!

You were such a pleasure to work with. I had absolutely no experience with web sites and am just learning to be "computer literate", so I was very apprehensive and nervous about the web site venture! You made it so easy for me with your knowledge, patience and guidance every step of the way -- thank you! I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone.

Thank you again, Scott, we are thoroughly delighted with our incredibly beautiful web site!"

Joan Idstein, Director, Libertyville Montessori School

"Scott, I was a little rushed when we spoke yesterday but I wanted to emphasize my satisfaction with your work, your responsiveness and availability over the past several weeks. Very, very happy. Thanks."

John Gottlieb, M.D., Chicago Psychiatry Associates

"Why? Why? Why? Why are you so good? It's amazing that you can understand exactly what the client wants. Thanks again! Really. I think that this website is definitely going to generate some business or at least be used as a great sales aid."

John Blangiardo, Blangiardo Bros. Landscaping, Inc.

"I just wanted to write this letter to let Scott know what a great job I feel he did on my web site. I know our site was particularly demanding, and Scott was always up to the challenge of getting it done just the way I wanted and doing it within a tight time frame. He was always very open to suggestions and comments, and never took them as negative criticism. Rather, he listened carefully, made the changes, and called to see if they were the way we wanted them.

As I told Scott when I started this project with him, I had already let two other web site company's go because they did not deliver a product to my satisfaction. Not only was Scott the only one to make the grade with us, but he exceeded my expectations. I am very pleased with his work, and have already recommended him to three other people looking for similar work."

Nathan Kipnis, AIA

"Scott Berks is top shelf! We worked with scottberksdesign on a Flash-based holiday promotional site for Suave Skin Care with a tight deadline and some major design and programming challenges, and he came through for us like a true professional. He even gave up his Thanksgiving to get it done and the results were fantastic!

He worked well with our illustrator and programmers and really helped push things along with creative suggestions and work-arounds.

When the going gets tough, you need scottberksdesign!"

Dave Bazant, Senior Partner, Project 9X Active Media

"We could not be happier with our newly redesigned website. Not only is it more functional, it is very eye appealing and fits perfectly with the context of our business.

Scott did a great job listening to our needs and ideas, provided his own creative thoughts and brought it all together into a great website. Most importantly, my customers love it! Thanks Scott!"

Dave Mandel, Player's Edge Baseball & Softball Academy

payments

Scott offers you two ways to make a payment. Either with a credit card online or payment by check.

online (credit card)

Scott uses PayPal as his online portal for accepting credit cards. You do not need to be a member of Paypal to actually use Paypal.
To pay, just follow these simple steps:

Click the pay now button below  →  Add your amount  →  click the update button  →  fill in your credit card information

snail mail (check)

If you'd like to mail your payment, please mail your check to the following address:
Scott Berks
1106 Delta Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123

*please make checks payable to Scott Berks.

get in touch with scott!

He would love to hear from you. Initial design quotes are always free!