Top 30 Design Agencies Report

April 2019 | 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. Agenda
    (2)
    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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  2. Taxi Studio
    (2)
    Verified

    Branding, Packaging, Design Strategy

    • Bristol
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 14 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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  3. Lazy snail design
    (2)
    Claimed

    Branding

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

    Medeat project branding in Cooperation with Lazy snail
    We, in Heraklion Development Agecny, cooperate the last 10 years with Lazy Snail for our communication channels and also for the branding of our projects all over Europe. From the early stages of our cooperation Lazy Snail showed up extensive professionalism, great & creative ideas, and also qualitative results. We always value their opinion on cons... read full review

    Eva Katsaraki, Project Coordinator - Project Manager at Heraklion Development Agency  in the Program Development industry
    Eva Katsaraki at Heraklion Development Agency
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  4. CMA Brand Presence & Design
    (3)
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    Branding, Packaging, Design Strategy

    • 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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  5. Momentum Design Lab
    (5)
    Verified

    Data Analytics, User Experience, 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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  6. NEXT/NOW
    (1)
    Verified

    Innovation, AR VR, Experiential Marketing

    • Chicago
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 6 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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  7. SLEEP | WALK | FILMS
    (1)
    Verified

    Advertising, Video Production, Branding

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

    Professional Quality for Bootstrappers
    We hired SLEEP | WALK | FILMS to produce a series of short marketing videos for our company to use as part of a larger campaign. They were more than willing to accommodate our small startup budget, without sacrificing quality. S|W|F provided all of the equipment (RED cameras, lights, audio, etc.) we needed as well as a seasoned and competent crew to... read full review

    Zach Gorman, Co-founder at Torii in the Real Estate industry
    Zach Gorman at Torii
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  8. Kworq
    (5)
    Verified

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

    • New York
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 17 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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  9. Actualize Marketing
    (7)
    Verified

    Branding, Design Strategy, Marketing Strategy

    • 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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  10. Creative Deviants
    (9)
    Verified

    Content Marketing, Social Media, Digital Strategy, Video Production

    • Los Angeles
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    A Fundraisers Dream!
    Rand volunteered his time and travelled on his own dollar with us to Africa to visit our projects. He then delivered a film so beautiful and immeasurably helpful in fundraising. He was very well prepared for what is not a particularly easy trip and was able to capture everything he needed to tell our story. After the trip, he was diligent in getting... read full review

    Carol Levy, Founder/President at Pilot Light Foundation in the Non-Profit Organization Management industry
    Carol Levy at Pilot Light Foundation
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  11. Simple Story
    (2)
    Verified

    Video Production, Content Marketing, Animation

    • Ottawa
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 6 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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  12. Ruckus
    (3)
    Verified

    Branding, Digital Strategy, Advertising, Web, Experiential Marketing

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 50 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    With Ruckus, I have the rare feeling that we are all aligned and working together as true partners.
    Prior to hiring Ruckus, I had been intrigued by their work for some time, but the timing wasn’t right. That all changed a year ago when we had an internal project that focused on web design and development. The project we ultimately hired Ruckus for was a 12-week project, which was a full web redesign with design, development and branding. The pr... read full review

    David Goldberg, Principal at Corigin Ventures in the Investment Management industry
    David Goldberg at Corigin Ventures
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  13. ArtVersion
    (3)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Chicago
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 25 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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  14. WonderWild
    (1)
    Claimed

    Graphic / Communication

    • Lincoln
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Another customized and personal experience
    WonderWild has done great work for me over the past 3 or 4 years. They offer the personal experience only a smaller agency can while delivering a big agency product. I have always been extremely pleased with the graphics and design they have provided for my business.... read full review

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    Kurt Earl at Compete4Christ and Culture Coordinator
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  15. Modo Modo Agency
    (8)
    Verified

    Web, Marketing Strategy, Branding

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 9 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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  16. Formation Design Group
    (1)
    Claimed

    Innovation

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 14 users
    • B2B focus
  17. thinklab
    (16)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Harborough
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Professional, diverse, knowledgeable & enjoyable to work with.
    I have worked with Christian on several projects over a number of years, I always find him easy and flexible to work with along with great advice and design ideas. If you are looking for a sparky, fresh and professional design agency these are the guys you need to speak to!... read full review

    Tom Campton, Director at Beaver Floorcare in the Facilities Services industry
    Tom Campton at Beaver Floorcare
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  18. 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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  19. Coho Creative
    (1)
    Verified

    Branding, Packaging

    • 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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  20. Sociallyin
    (2)
    Verified

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

    • Birmingham
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 7 users
    • Minority-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    An excellent agency with a ton of energy and great ideas!
    My food business was in need of some help with developing an online marketing strategy, specifically with how to figure out what kinds of content our customers want and how we wanted to deliver it (including google ads, facebook ads, blogging, etc.). I scoured the internet for digital marketing agencies, and SociallyIn was one of 3 that we easil... read full review

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    James Stewart, CMO
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  21. SmashBrand
    (6)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • 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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  22. Alskar Design
    (1)
    Claimed

    Industrial

    • Amsterdam
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • B2B focus
    Projects

    Award winning design
    "We appreciated your help, you and your team have definitely proved your professionalism. We really hope there could be future opportunity for us to work together again. Your service is highly treasured and recommended. We won even two ISPO awards with the DSW and BLT designs"... read full review

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    Lawrence Chiu at Zeleritaz Racing Sports
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  23. Zero Studios
    (2)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 7 users
    • B2C focus
    Projects

    Highly recommend working with Zero Studios
    Joseph and Mark are amazing partners. They took time to truly understand our business and brought our initial Swarm concept to the next level. Throughout the process of working together, they pushed us to think creatively about new approaches we hadn't considered that ultimately made for a better finished product. I appreciated Zero's thoughtfulness... read full review

    Kyle Bye, Marketing Manager, Growth at Foursquare in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Kyle Bye at Foursquare
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  24. Black Bear Design
    (9)
    Claimed

    Graphic / Communication

    • Chamblee
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 11 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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  25. Magnani
    (1)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, User Experience, 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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  26. Brand Kitchen
    (2)
    Verified

    Advertising, Digital Strategy, Branding

    • Morristown
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 20 users
    • B2C focus
    Projects

    Exceeded Expectations!
    I knew Mark from a prior agency relationship, but had never used the creative team from Brand Kitchen and was not sure what to expect. The team took time to fully understand our business and the marketing task at hand. They hit the mark with the first set of concepts and have consistently delivered high quality creative for each aspect of the campai... read full review

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    Private User, Brand Marketing Specialist
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  27. Porchlight
    (2)
    Claimed

    Packaging

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 1 users
    Projects

    Strategic, Creative, and High Quality
    Our firm has worked with Porchlight for 8 years, and they've proven time and time again to not only produce quality work but to be invested in helping our firm grow. They help us think through and implement larger marketing initiatives in a variety of marketing services. While our firm is outside the home improvement realm, this team never skips a b... read full review

    Mallory Hesketh, Marketing Director at Capital Investment Advisors in the Financial Services industry
    Mallory Hesketh at Capital Investment Advisors
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  28. Maycreate
    (3)
    Verified

    Graphic / Communication, Branding, Advertising

    • Chattanooga
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 7 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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  29. 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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  30. BrandPie
    (1)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Brilliant creative execution. Fantastic team.
    Our new brand is exactly what our business needed to tell our story with conviction, clarity, and purpose. What BrandPie crafted is relevant, original, and focused and has really elevated our positioning. Most importantly, it is resonating with our clients - and we've grown rapidly since. They are exceptional people to work with, good times and good... read full review

    Linnea Jungnelius, Marketing Manager at Acertitude in the Staffing and Recruiting industry
    Linnea Jungnelius at Acertitude
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