Top 30 Design Agencies Report

April 2020 | Agency Spotter

The top design agencies report evaluates more than 3,000 design agencies based on their credentials, focus and expertise in design, client feedback, and project work. This report takes a broad focus on design agencies which includes those who specialize in branding, communication design, innovation, industrial design, design strategy, user experience design, motion video, and packaging design. See how we rank agencies or check out more top reports.

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  1. Momentum Design Lab
    (5)
    Verified

    User Experience, Data Analytics, Design Strategy, Digital Strategy, Innovation

    • San Mateo
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 16 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (7)
    Projects

    Loved working with the Momentum team!
    Our customers love how easy it is to use our solution. In many respects, the ease-of-use component of our solution is its biggest competitive differentiator. A key part of the solution's simplicity is how easily new customers can figure our our management interface and get everything up and running. We owe the brilliant UX workflows in our solution ... read full review

    Haseeb Budhani, CEO at Soha Systems (https://soha.io) in the Computer Networking industry
    Haseeb Budhani at Soha Systems (https://soha.io)
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  2. Motiv
    (1)
    Verified

    Packaging, Industrial, Branding

    • Boston
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • B2C focus
    Projects

    Bringing Zarbees Naturals to Life via Ownable and Vibrant Packaging
    In 2015, the Zarbee's was looking to disrupt the Health & Wellness category with ownable packaging to establish its identity as a trailblazer in natural over the counter medicines. Motiv exceeded our expectations and used a cross-functional design team to collaborate with our small, growing brand to help us push boundaries of traditional thinking. ... read full review

    Kristen LaQuatra Perhamus, Director of Marketing  at Johnson&Johnson in the Consumer Goods industry
    Kristen LaQuatra Perhamus at Johnson&Johnson
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  3. Shikatani Lacroix Design SLD
    (6)
    Verified

    Branding, Digital Strategy, Packaging

    • Toronto
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (2)
    Projects

    Beautiful Work and Terrific Customer Support
    I met Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Janice Jaworski at a show this past fall. In our initial conversation they zeroed in on the key challenges I was facing with my brand and I knew I had found the agency partner I needed to ideate and design a retail display concept. Janice and her team were attentive, responsive and very supportive. They developed severa... read full review

    Alli Meyer, Director of Marketing at Winebow in the Wine and Spirits industry
    Alli Meyer at Winebow
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  4. Cleveland Design
    (10)
    Verified

    Branding, Graphic / Communication, Web, Direct Marketing, Design Strategy

    • Boston
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 2 users
    • B2B focus
    Projects

    I need an agency that could read my mind!
    I am the sole Trustee of my families Charitable Foundation. It is 50+ years old and I have been the Trustee for 30+ years. Running the foundation is NOT my only job. And, herein lies the problem. I knew I had to brand the foundation, but I just didn't know how. Looking for an agency, I found Cleveland Design. That was decades ago. I needed an ... read full review

    James H Stone, Trustee at Stone Family Charitable Foundation in the Non-Profit Organization Management industry
    James H Stone at Stone Family Charitable Foundation
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  5. Kworq
    (6)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Content Marketing, Branding, Design Strategy, Video Production

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 18 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    A Joy to Work With and Exemplary, Enduring Performance!
    We came to Kworq wanting to revamp our website and brand to celebrate Harry’s 35+ year legacy. The new website puts an emphasis on sales, while still celebrating the man and activist Harry was. We’re very happy with Kworq’s designs - the website is modern, easy to use, and a reflection of Harry himself. The ideas thrown at us by Chris, Guy, Robin an... read full review

    Josh Chapin, Board Member at Harry Chapin Foundation in the Writing and Editing industry
    Josh Chapin at Harry Chapin Foundation
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  6. CMA Brand Presence & Design
    (3)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Houston
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 15 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Couldn't be happier with the results!
    We contracted CMA to help us develop a new Grilling Accessories Brand from ground up. We gave the CMA team our vision and they created exactly what we needed to launch our new brand. From early concepts to final design, our team was energized all along the path to the final product. If you are looking for a quality agency to create or develop you... read full review

    Joe Thompson, Director of Product Development/Sourcing at BASE4 Venture, LLC in the Consumer Goods industry
    Joe Thompson at BASE4 Venture, LLC
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  7. Orange Label
    (6)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Newport Beach
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2C focus
    Projects

    A creative, attentive and responsive full service marketing agency.
    Bixby Land Company was looking to expand its social media presence. When we met with Orange Label they came in prepared with research, data and ideas all geared toward our desires to expand our brand. The results have been great and our exposure has increased in various social media platforms. Bixby has since broadened it's working relationship wi... read full review

    Debbie Heinze, Assistant to CEO & President | Marketing Manager at Assistant to CEO & President | Marketing Manager in the Commercial Real Estate industry
    Debbie Heinze at Assistant to CEO & President | Marketing Manager
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  8. COHO Creative
    (1)
    Verified

    Packaging, Branding

    • Cincinnati
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    COHO - my go to agency!
    As with every agency, "they are only as good as their people..." I have known Greg Zimmer and Jon Shapiro for 15+ years and they have always delivered on the business objective and over delivered on the consumer experience! Thank you team COHO.... read full review

    John Walther, Senior Director Design - Global Baby & Child Care at Kimberly-Clark in the Consumer Goods industry
    John Walther at Kimberly-Clark
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  9. Hoffman York
    (2)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Branding, Advertising, Media, Social Media

    • Milwaukee
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    I trust Hoffman York to execute an effective strategy that will move products off the shelf
    Hoffman York has been a steadfast partner of ours for 11 years. I trust them and consider them an extension of my marketing team. An important part of any relationship is honesty and transparency and Hoffman York delivers. Hoffman York was our third agency in 3 years and they have been with us ever since, which should tell you a bit about the... read full review

    Steven Yde, Senior Product Manager at Wahl Clipper Corporation in the Consumer Goods industry
    Steven Yde at Wahl Clipper Corporation
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  10. Trajectory
    (3)
    Verified

    Healthcare Marketing, Branding, Marketing Strategy

    • Morristown
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 8 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Energy, focus and passion, and the creative chops & branding expertise to propel a business forward
    We were a very small team with a rapidly approaching deadline for the launch of our new clinical skincare line. In just under 6 months, Trajectory was able to quickly on-board, refine our go-to-market strategy and execute a two-prong plan targeting both consumers and dermatologists. Trajectory leveraged their strong skincare experience to help sha... read full review

    Jennifer Hirschfeld, Director of Marketing at AB Brands LLC d/b/a Advanced Beauty, Inc. in the Consumer Goods industry
    Jennifer Hirschfeld at AB Brands LLC d/b/a Advanced Beauty, Inc.
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  11. Duckpin
    (2)
    Verified

    Web, Digital Strategy, Branding

    • Towson
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 2 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    wonderful process and even better results!
    I was dreading the creation of a new website, though our firm was in desperate need of it. We'd been running a handmade, patchwork Wix platform for our first few years in business and needed a professional, updated site, but I'd been through website (re)designs before and I was prepared to pay too much and not love the end result. Our partnership wi... read full review

    Kristen Kearby, Business Executive at MK Consulting Engineers in the Civil Engineering industry
    Kristen Kearby at MK Consulting Engineers
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  12. Digital Silk
    (1)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Web, Branding, E-Commerce, Content Marketing

    • Miami
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (2)
    Projects

    Super responsive with a great creative flair!
    Digital Silk came on board to re-design Impendi Analytics' website with a mandate to make it fresher, more relevant, and better performing in terms of visits, bounce rates and onsite engagement. Stephanie - their Digital Strategist - was a great guide to helping us clarify what we needed, narrow down design choices and, importantly, help with great... read full review

    Paul ter Weeme, Senior Advisor at Impendi Analytics in the Management Consulting industry
    Paul ter Weeme at Impendi Analytics
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  13. Sociallyin
    (3)
    Verified

    Advertising, Social Media, Video Production, Influencer Marketing, Animation

    • Birmingham
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 11 users
    • Minority-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Award-Winning Social Media Marketing
    We hired Sociallyin nearly one year ago. Our organization owns and produces some of North America's largest trade shows and needed professional social media management and content production services to elevate our online presence. Despite being a smaller agency, Sociallyin has provided top-notch work and service. They have a can-do attitude, are ve... read full review

    Jordanne Waldschmidt, Communications Manager at Association of Equipment Manufacturers in the Construction industry
    Jordanne Waldschmidt at Association of Equipment Manufacturers
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  14. Global Brand Works
    (8)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • San Francisco
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 1 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Strategic Brand Refresh
    We brought in Global Brand Works to help us strategize a plan and approach for a brand refresh for SFMOMA, plus to support us with an RFP for a creative paid media campaign. They are poised, professional, and practical. One of their super powers is their high EQ, which allowed them to partner with me and successfully navigate our highly matrixed a... read full review

    Jennifer Northrop, CMO at SFOMA in the Museums and Institutions industry
    Jennifer Northrop at SFOMA
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  15. Primer Grey
    (2)
    Verified

    Naming, Design Strategy, Branding

    • Houston
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 1 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Amazing Team to Work With
    They handled are the branding related to our brewery. Really enjoyed the experience. Definitely helped us stand out and look a bit more polished early on. ... read full review

    Casey Motes, Ownder at Eureka Heights Brew Co in the Wine and Spirits industry
    Casey Motes at Eureka Heights Brew Co
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  16. Propaganda
    (4)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Web, Advertising, Branding, Marketing Strategy

    • St. Louis
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 7 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (9)
    Projects

    Propaganda is a True Partner
    Before transitioning to client side, I spent the first 5+ years of my career with marketing agencies. As a result, I was very critical of an agency partner that would approach my brand and business results as if it was their own. After working with Propaganda a short time, I realized that they understood our brand and provided an authentic perspecti... read full review

    Jessica Smith, Senior Director of Marketing at Ted's Montana Grill in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Jessica Smith at Ted's Montana Grill
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  17. Skona
    (2)
    Verified

    Design Strategy, Inbound Marketing, Branding

    • San Francisco
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Strategic Brand Counselor
    Over the past 4+ years, Sköna has helped redesign and elevate the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s brand, providing strategic counsel as well as expert design and production services. Their partnership is crucial to our success, helping illustrate the impact that our supporters have on peoples’ lives and our community. Because of their work, we have ... read full review

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    Maria Stokes at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
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  18. Magnani
    (1)
    Claimed

    Innovation

    • Chicago
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 10 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Truly creative and strategic partner
    I've worked with Magnani for years. Initially to generate some high impact creative campaigns, then for digital projects and advertising creative as well. I've always been more than impressed with the results. For me, they are truly an extension of my team and a valued partner. ... read full review

    Lisel Cherry, AVP, Marketing and Brand Management at Molina Healthcare in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Lisel Cherry at Molina Healthcare
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  19. Agenda
    (2)
    Claimed

    Digital Strategy

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 2 users
    • Minority-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Highly professional with a "same team" mentality
    Agenda has been one of our most valuable partners over the past several years, teaming up with us on many projects. They provide highly detailed specifications and requirements for our efforts together and we always feel like an extension of their team, working together for the best possible solutions for clients.... read full review

    Andy Milk, Co-Founder at Ascender Studios in the Internet industry
    Andy Milk at Ascender Studios
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  20. Formation Design Group
    (1)
    Claimed

    Innovation

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 14 users
    • B2B focus
  21. Ruckus
    (3)
    Verified

    Advertising, Web, Experiential Marketing, Branding, Digital Strategy

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 65 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Amazing from beginning to end, Ruckus provided turnkey marketing services that made CES a success for us.
    Ruckus was amazing from the beginning. The team was very convincing in the early stages of our search process, which was a big reason why we elected to go with them for our project. We were not disappointed. We had a very short timeline for the project, which included Ruckus helping us design an event, putting together new product positioning, a... read full review

    Nisso Moyal, Director of Business Development & Big Data at Mobileye in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Nisso Moyal at Mobileye
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  22. Pininfarina
    (1)
    Claimed

    Design Strategy

    • Miami
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 1 users
    • Minority-owned
    • B2B focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Good experience in a new category for them
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    Private User at The Coca-Cola Company
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  23. THRIVE
    (1)
    Claimed

    Industrial

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 29 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Above and Beyond
    I've had the pleasure to work with Thrive for many years and on a wide variety of projects. In all cases the team at Thrive delivered results that went above and beyond expectations. Their approach is always well considered, their creativity is outstanding and the final deliverable has always been on time and on budget. I whole heartedly recommend T... read full review

    Philip Thompson, VP Design at Newell Rubbermaid in the Consumer Goods industry
    Philip Thompson at Newell Rubbermaid
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  24. Vigor
    (1)
    Verified

    Branding, Advertising, Marketing Strategy

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • B2C focus
    Projects

    Tried & True For 7 Years
    Lotus Concepts Management has trusted Vigor to help create and successfully launch several large Colorado restaurant and beer brands over the past 7 years - most noteworthy including ViewHouse Eatery, Bar, & Rooftop, VH Beer, and My Neighbor Felix. We continue to work with Joseph Szala and his creative team at Vigor because they are truly experts wh... read full review

    Jenn Ruppert, Marketing Director at Lotus Concepts Management in the Hospitality industry
    Jenn Ruppert at Lotus Concepts Management
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  25. Sir Isaac
    (2)
    Verified

    Social Media, Web, Branding

    • Salem
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 18 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Sir Isaac did far more work on their end than I anticipated, exceeding our expectations at every turn.
    We hired Sir Isaac to redesign our website, which was the first “Destination” site Sir Isaac had worked on before. That didn’t hinder their ability to not only meet our expectations but exceed them. Their proposal was very detailed. They were enthusiastic and demonstrated that they really wanted and could do the job. After discussing the project ... read full review

    Kate Fox, Executive Director at Destination Salem in the Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry
    Kate Fox at Destination Salem
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  26. Full Scale
    (1)
    Verified

    Packaging, Graphic / Communication, Branding

    • Arvada
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 1 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    All my needs in one place
    Started our first project over 2 years ago and haven't left since. They handle all of my needs from CR requirements to state of the art label printing and design. They also handle all clothing design and printing, photography and content creation. I have yet to find my limitation, besides my own check book. Highly recommend Full Scale if you are loo... read full review

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    Alex Johnson at PotPies Gummies
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  27. Actualize Marketing
    (7)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Denver
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B focus
    Projects

    Great Work and Great Experience
    I worked with Actualize for 6+ months as they helped us grow our startup. I can't speak highly enough about the quality of their work. They are professional in every sense of the meaning. The designs, videos, brand voice, website, and more were customized and perfected with their help. They provided excellent customer service and are out to please t... read full review

    Carmelo Mannino, Head of Growth at BillGO in the Computer Software industry
    Carmelo Mannino at BillGO
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  28. ORCA
    (6)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Bristol
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 2 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Professional, talented and forward thinking
    After seeing exciting branding projects coming out of the Orca studios in the past few years, we decided to approach them for one of our housing projects. From the start, they engaged in the vision and values of our team and used this to involve us in the entire process. The team at Orca got under the skin of the product and the target demogr... read full review

    William Davies, Director at Hico Homes in the Real Estate industry
    William Davies at Hico Homes
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  29. Simple Story
    (2)
    Verified

    Animation, Content Marketing, Video Production

    • Ottawa
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 8 users
    • B2B focus
    Projects

    Great quality / great project management
    Working with Simple Story was a refreshing change. Typically working with creative agencies I found that although the output might be good, the process getting there can be very challenging. Simple Story was a little different because they did a great job of balancing creative with business. Their project management methodology and tactics was very ... read full review

    Marta Mansour, Director of Marketing in the E-Learning industry
    Marta Mansour, Director of Marketing
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  30. Donnan Creative Strategy
    (1)
    Verified

    Web, Branding, Content Marketing

    • Sunnyvale
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • Minority-owned
    • B2B focus
    Projects

    My 'Go To' Agency for Creativity and Results
    Donnan Creative Strategy was called into to rebrand and create a complete new digital experience for a SaaS collaboration client. The deadline that was set was insane as were the number and frequency of changes. Donnan delivered in ways I've never had an agency deliver. They stepped in when another agency completely dropped the ball; rewrote all th... read full review

    Christine  Crandell, Chief Marketing Officer (Interim) at Bluescape in the Computer Software industry
    Christine Crandell at Bluescape
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