Top 20 Design Agencies Report

October 2017 | 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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Taxi Studio
(2)
Verified

Branding, Design Strategy, Packaging

  • 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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SmashBrand
(6)
Verified

Branding, Packaging, Graphic / Communication

  • 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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THRIVE
(1)
Claimed

Industrial

  • Atlanta
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 28 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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Emerge Interactive
(3)
Verified

User Experience, Web, Mobile

  • Portland
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 35 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Emerge Interactive connects with customers driving engagement
Due to a committed creative team that drives on-time project delivery, my experience with Emerge Interactive was top-notch. The assignment, develop engaging web content to connect with a creative audience looking for innovative productivity tools while following rigorous brand guidelines. With many approvers and unaligned views of how to accomplish ... read full review

Ellen Burton, Senior Manager, Global Marketing at Wacom in the Consumer Electronics industry
Ellen Burton at Wacom
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Modo Modo Agency
(8)
Verified

Branding, Web, Marketing Strategy

  • Atlanta
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 2 users
  • Women-owned
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Differentiating, Creative, Personable...!
Modo Modo played a major role in rebranding our business as a standalone company having just been carved out of a multinational. They also helped us in generating significant pieces of great collateral, that resulted in driving significant top-line growth and greater customer experiences. I really like how they helped us to stand out 'big time' fr... read full review

Anson W. Martin, VP WW Sales & Marketing at Palladium Energy in the Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry
Anson W. Martin at Palladium Energy
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Kworq
(3)
Verified

Digital Strategy, Motion / Video, Content Marketing

  • New York
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 10 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

With Kworq, we have a partner that helps us tell moving, authentic and valuable stories.
We worked with Kworq to tell the stories of our players, not as basketball players, but as fathers, sons and brothers. This campaign is called Everyday Dad. Chris and Guy were there from the start, and the entire Kworq team delivered beyond our expectations. As with any great work, creative alignment, communication and an absolute obsession to ca... read full review

Nicholas Daniel-Richards, Chief Digital Officer at National Basketball Players Association in the Sports industry
Nicholas Daniel-Richards at National Basketball Players Association
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Spatium Advertising
(2)
Verified

Branding, Advertising, Packaging

  • Budapest
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 1 users
  • B2C focus
Projects

Smart, professional and cool
In 2016, as a start up consulting firm, we were looking for an agency to visually represent who we are. Spatium came recommended by a friend and we invited them to the tender. From the very first Skype call it was clear that they were a strong contestant. They listened very carefully and came back with lead option within the agreed deadline. The... read full review

Natasa Kazmer, Partner at Serrano 99 Management Consulting in the Management Consulting industry
Natasa Kazmer at Serrano 99 Management Consulting
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Momentum Design Lab
(4)
Verified

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

  • San Mateo
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 10 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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Creative Tonic
(7)
Claimed

Branding

  • Austin
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 31 users
  • Women-owned
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Fantastic engagement!
Message.io was in need of a branding relaunch as part of our coming out of a quiet stealth period. Creative Tonic got our mission, desire, and value and were able to quickly iterate through ideas on new brand and design guide in addition to getting their hands dirty with execution. In just a few weeks we were able to turn launch with a look that we ... read full review

Joe Lopez, CPO at Message.io in the Computer Software industry
Joe Lopez at Message.io
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Good Stuff Partners
(2)
Claimed

Graphic / Communication

  • Sausalito
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 7 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Spectacular Company
We have worked with Aimee and Adrian for several years and they've continued to impress us with their genius creativity, professional organization and commitment to ethical/environmental standards. We are thrilled to have them working on our v-dog branding and package design. ... read full review

Lindsay Rubin, V-dog Operations Manager at V-dog, Inc.  in the Food & Beverages industry
Lindsay Rubin at V-dog, Inc.
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Canvas
(1)
Verified

Web, Mobile, E-Commerce, User Experience, Branding

  • Salt Lake City
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 4 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

One of the best teams to work with
The Canvas team has been one of our best partners. They act and operate as if they were part of our core team. They are thinking about your problems and how to solve your problems even when they are not at work...which is awesome. You can tell by the results and the way they discuss each new phase of the project that they are totally committed and v... read full review

Bryce Johnson, CEO at gameit inc. in the Computer Software industry
Bryce Johnson at gameit inc.
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ArtVersion Interactive Agency
(3)
Verified

Branding, User Experience, Web

  • Chicago
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 23 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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Lemmon/Hughes
(6)
Verified

Direct Marketing, Graphic / Communication, Motion / Video

  • Nashville
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 3 users
  • B2B focus
Projects

Top-shelf thinking, understanding and execution
I've done several projects with Lemmon Hughes in the last two years. Two projects at PTC; the largest was for a special event that was also livestreamed to 12K+ attendees. L/H created the concept, design and managed execution of digital campaigns and physical signage at the event in Boston. their creation was unique and memorable beyond compare, whi... read full review

Christian Barr, VP, Marketing at PTC in the Computer Software industry
Christian Barr at PTC
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NEXT/NOW
(1)
Verified

Innovation, Events, Experiential Marketing

  • Chicago
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 3 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

True Collaborators & Innovators
We had been exposed to NextNow's work on a shared project, but weren't directly working together. Based on the work we saw and the team we got to know, we knew we wanted to work with them if we had the opportunity in the future. That opportunity presented itself and NextNow delivered on our expectations and produced VR work that was the highlight ... read full review

Matt Kraus, President at Evolve Concepts Inc. in the Events Services industry
Matt Kraus at Evolve Concepts Inc.
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Actualize Marketing
(5)
Claimed

Branding

  • Denver
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 4 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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Smith Brothers Agency
(3)
Verified

Branding, Advertising, Social Media

  • Pittsburgh
  • 50 - 100 Staff
  • Listed by 19 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Big Ideas that will Change your Business
If you are looking for big ideas with the potential to change the trajectory of your business, then you should seriously consider the Smith Brothers. These are not the guys to call if you are looking to slightly evolve your existing campaign. They are the guys to call if your sales are going the wrong way, or if you see a big opportunity and want to... read full review

Geoff Tanner at Big Heart Pet Brands
Geoff Tanner at Big Heart Pet Brands
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31,000 FT
(2)
Verified

Branding, Advertising, Social Media

  • Addison
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 10 users
Projects

Fantastic Partner, Excellent Results
It has been such a pleasure to work with 31,000 FT on multiple projects. The team is rich with talent and creativity, resourcefulness and synergy. They "get us" where other firms have failed and help bring NAMI to a new level as a result of their quality work. They extend our bench and take us to places we could not otherwise go. In all areas, five ... read full review

Katrina Gay, National Director, Communications at NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the Mental Health Care industry
Katrina Gay at NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Boone Oakley
(1)
Verified

Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Digital Strategy, Branding, Graphic / Communication

  • Charlotte
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 3 users
  • Women-owned
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

NC Beer Love Story
Boone Oakley contacted me to come spend a day in their Creative Lab which is a space to think about big ideas. They were excited about NC beer. I was the boss of NC beer. It turned out to be a match made in ad agency heaven. As a nonprofit brewers guild, we'd never even done an ad before (though I had worked with several agencies in my past work... read full review

MARGO METZGER, Executive Director at NC CRAFT BREWERS GUILD in the Non-Profit Organization Management industry
MARGO METZGER at NC CRAFT BREWERS GUILD
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Coho Creative
(1)
Verified

Branding, Packaging

  • Cincinnati
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 2 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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RAXO
(1)
Verified

Motion / Video, Branding, User Experience

  • New York
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 7 users
  • Minority-owned
  • Women-owned
Projects

Excellent Service, Creative with a Quick Turnaround
Oscar and Marla are excellent people to work with. Creative and passionate with a love of their craft. Always bringing 100%. Will definitely work with them again.... read full review

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