Top 20 Design Agencies Report

March 2018 | Agency Spotter

The top design agencies quarterly 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. eHouse Studio
    (6)
    Verified

    User Experience, E-Commerce, Design Strategy, Mobile, Web

    • Charleston
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 32 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Great Experience, Leads Skyrocketed!
    eHouse completely rebranded our agency. From logo to style guide to website design. Our conversion rate for leads went through the roof post launch and the caliber of the opportunities is un-believable. They really nailed our branding/messaging. ... read full review

    Brian Cohen, President at Visiture in the Internet industry
    Brian Cohen at Visiture
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  2. Agenda
    (1)
    Verified

    Marketing Strategy, Graphic / Communication, Branding

    • 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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  3. Coho Creative
    (1)
    Verified

    Packaging, Branding

    • Cincinnati
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    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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  4. Maycreate
    (3)
    Verified

    Graphic / Communication, Branding, Advertising

    • Chattanooga
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Great agency - very innovative and professional
    The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority chose Maycreate as our new marketing and advertising agency last summer, prior to the launch of new non-stop service from Chattanooga to Chicago and Newark/NYC. Brian May and his team at Maycreate delivered an excellent product, especially give the compressed timeframe they were given. They have been ... read full review

    Blake Poole, Vice President - Air Service and Economic Development at Chattanooga Airport Authority in the Airlines/Aviation industry
    Blake Poole at Chattanooga Airport Authority
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  5. ArtVersion Interactive Agency
    (3)
    Verified

    Web, User Experience, Branding

    • Chicago
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 24 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Almost 8 years & I still love working with Artversion!
    Over many years I have worked with Artversion on all types of projects for both my own company and on behalf of my clients. In every case they did a wonderful job and were a pleasure to work with. I have referred several other companies and the feedback has always been that the results went above expectations and the experience great. Having h... read full review

    Kate Smith at Sensational Color
    Kate Smith at Sensational Color
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  6. Black Bear Design
    (9)
    Verified

    Web, Graphic / Communication, Search, Digital Strategy, Social Media

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

    Amazing service, support, and responsiveness!
    Over the last six years my company has engaged several different agencies from Georgia and North Carolina to help with a variety of digital and print marketing needs. I've worked with Black Bear off and on throughout that time on various print marketing projects and have always been very happy with their work process, responsiveness to feedback, and... read full review

    Samantha Hardwick, Communications Director at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions in the Fund-Raising industry
    Samantha Hardwick at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
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  7. Open Mind Studios
    (3)
    Claimed

    Graphic / Communication

    • Sheboygan
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Open Mind Studios is fantastic at creating graphic design that fit the bill exactly of how we want our brand represented. They just get it immediately.
    We have worked with Jodi at Open Studios for a few projects now relating to new programs launching at mass merchant retailers in the US. With each project, she listened intently to what our objectives were for the product - what type of image we wanted to project, what type of design aesthetic and feel we were looking for - and she was able to crea... read full review

    Betty Gallistel, Vice President at Golden Tadco Int'l Corp - LIfestyle Home | 88 Main in the Consumer Goods industry
    Betty Gallistel at Golden Tadco Int'l Corp - LIfestyle Home | 88 Main
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  8. Launch
    (4)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, E-Commerce, User Experience

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Top notch strategy, results that matter
    The Launch team over delivers every single time. Just when you think they can't top themselves, they DO! They think through every angle. They seek to truly learn your business and be certain they are delivering against not only your objectives, but those of the company overall. You could find a cheaper small agency, but you won't get the quality. Pa... read full review

    Shannon Delaney, VP of Digital & Consumer Marketing at Kids II in the Consumer Goods industry
    Shannon Delaney at Kids II
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  9. SmashBrand
    (6)
    Verified

    Graphic / Communication, Branding, Packaging

    • Boise
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 1 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Amazing work, even more amazing people!
    To put it very simply, UThermic would not have been able to do what we have done so far without the entire SmashBrand team going above and beyond for us during the initial project we did. It was a challenge that they accepted and committed to in full and made sure to the finest detail that everything was done to their proven process, and to their hi... read full review

    Ryan Tattle, Founder at UThermic in the Consumer Goods industry
    Ryan Tattle at UThermic
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  10. Traction
    (3)
    Verified

    Branding, Web, Advertising

    • San Francisco
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 12 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Traction is a great boutique agency that understands the challenges of today’s digital world.
    From the beginning, I knew Traction was a great fit because they immediately understood our challenges. We were a new product and still evolving, but Adam (CEO) and Theo (Creative Director) were very good about articulating the challenges we faced and helped us clarify our product and choose a lane. What I liked about Traction was I had all the r... read full review

    Jane Barrett, Senior Director of Marketing at Megastar in the Entertainment industry
    Jane Barrett at Megastar
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  11. The UX Department
    (2)
    Claimed

    User Experience

    • San Francisco
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Creativity, Technology and Implementation Done Right the First Time
    The UX Department is my go-to web design, development and overall brand implementation agency for my virtual marketing company. Their strength is creating digital branding from nothing more than an idea and an inspiration. They've worked on the last two generations of my DIYMarketers site as well as for several client sites. Their blend o... read full review

    Ivana Taylor - Marketing Advice for Small Business at DIY Marketers
    Ivana Taylor - Marketing Advice for Small Business at DIY Marketers
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  12. Elysium Marketing Group
    (2)
    Verified

    Marketing Strategy, Branding, Graphic / Communication

    • Philadelphia
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Excellent and Very Reliable Agency
    Elysium has become a part of my company. They are my marketing team. This agency is very reliable, creative, and great with follow through. They do all of my strategic,social, direct marketing and creative graphics. I am very happy with them. ... read full review

    Tony  Altomare, President  at Tony Roni's Pizza in the Restaurants industry
    Tony Altomare at Tony Roni's Pizza
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  13. Smarthinking
    (1)
    Verified

    Branding, Social Media, Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Web

    • Miami
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 2 users
    • Women-owned
    Projects

    Smarthinking Inc.: focused, detail-oriented, analytics-driven
    Smarthinking Inc. is among the most focused advertising groups that I have ever worked with. As a Client Partner who works with various agencies and clients in the luxury real estate sector, I see Mark and Amber Natale’s calm demeanor and attention to detail as a breath of fresh air. Their candor and enthusiasm about their clients demonstrates an i... read full review

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    Damon Salerno at The Wall Street Journal
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  14. Honest Projects
    (2)
    Claimed

    Graphic / Communication

    • Grand Rapids
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 1 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Great Working with Honest Projects!
    I worked with Honest Projects to develop the look and feel of the logo for an upcoming event hosted by a, not for profit. It was a great experience to work with them and their pricing, communication, and delivery were all on track and as scheduled.... read full review

    Graham C. Peck, Founder at The Alpha Group in the Information Services industry
    Graham C. Peck at The Alpha Group
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  15. Taxi Studio
    (2)
    Verified

    Packaging, Branding, Design Strategy

    • Bristol
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 13 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    TAXI Studio: The Fast and the Fearless
    We were facing a tricky senior management alignment scenario where we had a very tight time frame and a limited budget, so we needed to get to a winning branding and packaging solution quickly --TAXI designers delivered to perfection against our rebrief -- we achieved 100% alignment/buy-in on new packaging and branding after only the second round of... read full review

    Tom Farrell, Senior Global Design Director  at The Coca-Cola Company in the Design industry
    Tom Farrell at The Coca-Cola Company
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  16. Copious
    (2)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, User Experience, E-Commerce, Mobile, Web

    • Portland
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 39 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Smart as shit.
    After an exhaustive agency search we landed at Copious to both further the digital brand design and re-platform our ecommerce site on Magento Enterprise. Though I'm typically skeptical of agencies that offer both design and development (I've rarely seen both done well), after meeting Patrick and his crew of UX/UI, design and engineering experts,... read full review

    Kyle Duford at Nau Clothing
    Kyle Duford at Nau Clothing
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  17. 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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  18. Frank Collective
    (3)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Brooklyn
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 12 users
  19. OH Partners
    (9)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Design Strategy, Advertising, Video Production, Media

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

    OH Partners always delivers on creativity, quality and overall passion
    OH Partners has been delivering exceptional service to us for almost 10 years. When we started with them, we just did a small outdoor buy with them. Now, they handle all our creative, branding, video, photography, plan development, execution, reporting, and any extra projects that we send their way. What I find telling, is that they delivered the ... read full review

    Jennifer Wesselhoff, President/CEO at Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in the Hospitality industry
    Jennifer Wesselhoff at Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
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  20. AJ Ross Creative Media, Inc.
    (5)
    Verified

    Advertising, Branding, Healthcare Marketing

    • Chester
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 2 users
    • B2B focus
    Projects

    Great agency - responsive, creative, timely, cutting edge
    I have had the pleasure of working with AJ Ross Creative Media on a variety of projects with a few different organizations, most recently as Communications Director at Catholic Charities of Orange and Sullivan. The AJ Ross team has great creative energy. They take the time to listen and learn about your company, your project, and your vision for it.... read full review

    Kristin Jensen, Director of Communications and Development at Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan in the Non-Profit Organization Management industry
    Kristin Jensen at Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan
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