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Top 20 Design Agencies Report Feb 2017

February 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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  1. 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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  2. BrandedCultures
    (6)
    Claimed

    Branding

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

    Tell Then What You Need and They'll Run With It
    We were charged with rebuilding a damaged brand image. Branded Cultures were hired to deliver strategy, a web site, and tactical materials. Ken and Steve started by earning trust with our key clients so they could uncover true impressions and feelings toward the brand in deep personal dialogs. This core work identified pain points and helped us ali... read full review

    Carrie Rattle, CMO at Cynergy Data in the Financial Services industry
    Carrie Rattle at Cynergy Data
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  3. Kworq
    (4)
    Verified

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

    • New York
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 15 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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  4. Meers
    (4)
    Claimed

    Branding

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

    Meers Advertising - Top Dogs!
    As an organization with a new name, but decades of a long standing history in the community, we had our work cut out for us to establish our new brand. The team at Meers did an outstanding job with the creative elements to "tell our story" in the community. Their team executed creative genius, while working hard to stay on track with our agency's ... read full review

    Courtney Thomas at Great Plains SPCA
    Courtney Thomas at Great Plains SPCA
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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. 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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  7. 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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  8. Sir Isaac
    (2)
    Verified

    Branding

    • Salem
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 16 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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  9. Ruckus
    (3)
    Verified

    Advertising, Experiential Marketing, Web, Branding, Digital Strategy

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 45 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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  10. Eastmont Digital
    (4)
    Claimed

    E-Commerce

    • Atlanta
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 15 users
    Projects

    Fast, professional, and easy to work with
    The team responds quickly to any emails or tickets. They also are tuned into what we're looking for as a brand and can translate that into great functionality on the site. I've managed front end developers at large organizations in the past and none of them were able to translate initial ideas and mock-ups and put them into production more efficient... read full review

    Will Devlin, Director of Marketing at MessageGears in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Will Devlin at MessageGears
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  11. Yeah Design Works
    (2)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Chicago
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 13 users
    Projects

    Creative and always goes above and beyond
    I have worked with Yeah Marketing for 2 years now and I couldn't do my job without them. They do branding, packaging, videos, collateral material, ads and website development for us. They are extremely creative and very flexible. They have never missed a deadline even when I call with a "fire drill" they will make it happen. Their creative ideas... read full review

    Jennifer Courington, VP Marketing/Product Development  at Lifespan Brands  in the Consumer Goods industry
    Jennifer Courington at Lifespan Brands
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  12. IndieWhip
    (8)
    Claimed

    Video Production

    • Providence
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 17 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    It's a No-Brainer!
    The Do's and Don'ts of selecting IndieWhip. 1. Choose IndieWhip if you need an amazingly creative video 2. Choose IndieWhip if you need assurance that your project will be on time and on budget 3. Choose IndieWhip if you want to impress your boss, get a raise, and promotion 1. Don't choose IndieWhip if you need a boring video 2. Don't ... read full review

    Mike Leibovitz, Director, Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks in the Information Technology and Services industry
    Mike Leibovitz at Extreme Networks
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  13. 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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  14. Forgelight Creative
    (5)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Lincoln
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Never Fear, Forgelight Is Here
    Forgelight have assisted us with our marketing and event planning over the past year. If I could give six stars to "communication," I would have done so. Their follow-through, creative yet pragmatic ideas and concepts, and efficient, articulate manner of communication have done great things for our sales and the number of inquiries coming in to us... read full review

    Robert Hinrichs, Founder at FUSE Coworking
    Robert Hinrichs at FUSE Coworking
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  15. Platform
    (4)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Seattle
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 14 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    ALL AROUND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
    We had the great pleasure of being one of Platform's first clients, and cannot express how wonderful the experience working with Glenn and Gabe has been over the years. Their resumes are, of course, outstanding. But, where they rise above other agencies is how thoughtful they are about your brand and the insight they are able to offer on how you S... read full review

    Joleen Winther Hughes at Hughes Media Law Group
    Joleen Winther Hughes at Hughes Media Law Group
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  16. zooom productions
    (4)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Venice
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 16 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Amazing creative group with incredible technological expertise and cutting edge ideas.
    Zooom had done my previous site, so I approached them to update the design and move into HTML5. They delivered a very strong visual and functional concept that gets exactly what I wanted, and much more. The site has multiplied hits and the design is very different and cutting edge compared to some of my competitors. I think this group of creatives a... read full review

    Gonzalo Amat, Freelance Cinematographer at Gonzalo Amat in the Entertainment industry
    Gonzalo Amat at Gonzalo Amat
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  17. Burnt Creative
    (5)
    Claimed

    Design Strategy

    • Richmond
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • B2C focus
    Projects

    Professional, creative team that delivers!
    A friend of mine referred me to Ben from Burnt Creative early this year when I was looking for someone to create a website for our new company, Bebe Maven. Not only did Ben and his team help us to build a beautiful website, they were able to help us with our branding and marketing strategies which is so vital when you start a new business online for... read full review

    Shelley Moon Hayes, Owner at Bebe Maven, LLC. in the Consumer Goods industry
    Shelley Moon Hayes at Bebe Maven, LLC.
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  18. Primary
    (1)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Boston
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 26 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    The multifamily's best agency, hands down.
    I've worked with Primary Design for nearly 15 years, at both AVB and Bell, and have found them to be the best agency around, in terms of logo design, creative development, communication/media planning, promotional event marketing programs, and more. Great customer service, and an expert in my field (as well as some other "outside" industries). ... read full review

    Kevin Thompson at Bell Partners, Inc.
    Kevin Thompson at Bell Partners, Inc.
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  19. Vehicle Media
    (1)
    Claimed

    Branding

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

    Vehicle Media Delivers Great Quality Work!
    We've been working with Vehicle Media for over a year now and they have helped us update our website and eventually recreate it with a design overhaul and brand refresh. Although we are still developing the website, we have been impressed with the design and work ethic of the company. Highly recommend! ... read full review

    Jenny Rikelman, Marketing & PR Associate at Sovereign Systems in the Information Technology and Services industry
    Jenny Rikelman at Sovereign Systems
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  20. Say Yeah!
    (2)
    Claimed

    Digital Strategy

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

    These guys will make you "Say Yeah!"
    I had the pleasure of bringing Lee and Matt in to help us design our first mobile app. They went above and beyond to ensure strategy, user experience and end-user were in alignment. They're committed to great ideas and working with the broader team to make sure they're executed the right way. ... read full review

    Mark Chaikelson, COO at Envirolytic Insights in the Information Technology and Services industry
    Mark Chaikelson at Envirolytic Insights
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