I’m Rafal Tomal, a designer and web developer living in Chicago. I’m the VP of Design at Rainmaker Digital by day and I draw weird stuff and work on my personal projects by night.
I was born and raised in beautiful southeastern Poland. I moved to the USA right after graduating high school to start a new life and my career as a web designer.
I made the decision to quit college and my first full-time job and start my own freelance business when I was 21. This decision led me to some new opportunities and introduced me to the WordPress ecosystem.
In 2015, I published an ebook, The Essential Web Design Handbook, that I’m turning now into a full online web design course to help designers to improve their skills and learn how to design beautiful and effective websites. I’m also working on another book for non-designers at HackYourDesign.com.
Throughout my career I had a chance to work with many successful companies, entrepreneurs, and bloggers whom I helped to design effective websites that work and convert:
Jay BaerPresident of Convince & Convert
Chris BroganCEO of Human Business Works
Brian ClarkFounder & CEO of Copyblogger Media
Chris DuckerVirtual CEO
Bryan EisenbergNew York Times best selling author
Brian GardnerFounder of StudioPress.com
Scott GerberFounder of the Young Entrepreneur Council
Chris LemaVP of Product at Liquidweb
Joe PulizziFounder of Content Marketing Institute
Neil PatelCo-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics
Chris PirilloFounder of LockerGnome.com
Darren RowseFounder of ProBlogger.net
“Simply stated: Rafal is one of the web industry’s leading designers. His keen eye, talent and professionalism are unmatched. He is the perfect resource for any entrepreneur or business owner looking for someone to visually translate their vision into a web experience that is both easy to use and elegant. I highly recommend him.”
~ Scott Gerber, Founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council
“Rafal is far and away the best designer we’ve ever worked with, and I don’t just mean his design competence. Sure, he’s brilliant and delivered an amazing site for our company, but he was also wonderfully easy to work with. He was patient, quick, organized, and responsive. He’s given us exactly what we need to continue growing our business.”
~ Derek Magill, Praxis
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to hire me.