The Best Branding Companies in DC

List of the Best Washington DC Branding Companies

Looking for top branding agency in Washington DC?

Use our list as your resource to determine the best brand consultant for your needs. To stand out from the gargantuan competition, your company needs any expert branding advice they can get.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top branding consultants in Washington DC. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

  • 1

    Grafik Marketing Communications

    Grafik Marketing Communications is a branding and marketing agency based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1978, with a team of more than 300 employees, they specialize in UX/UI design, branding, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Grafik Marketing Communications completely remade and redesigned the website of a homebuilding firm to modernize its branding and to highlight their new homes division. They built a new website, incorporated unique themes for each section of the site, and used SEO best practices to drive traffic. The client appreciated the modern feel and easy navigation of the new site, and appreciated that it still showed that their company is a long standing member of the community. 

    “Everything they designed is an improvement upon the old site. People look at us differently, and recognize us as a stable company in our area. The site shows both our longevity and our local presence in the right way.” – VP of Marketing, Homebuilding Firm

    Former clients
    Carfax
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Honda
    WTOP
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    REBRAND 100: Distinction (2018) , ADDY Award: Silver (2012)

  • 2

    ds+f / Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.

    Founded in 1991, ds+f (Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.) is full service branding agency in Annapolis, Md. The agency's small team of 7 specializes in advertising, branding, and video production. 

    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired ds+f for branding assistance. The client needed a new logo, web design, and printed marketing assets used during client meetings. Following the website launch, ds+f stayed on to maintain and update the website as needed. The client enjoyed working with ds+f's creative and collaborative team. 

    "They [ds+f] pack a lot of power and creativity in a world with so much choice. They always seem to have solutions to our problems." – Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Firm 

    Former clients
    National Retail Federation
    NPR
    Cushman & Wakefield
    WIDIA
    Fisher House
    US Bobsled/Skeleton Team
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Hermes Creative Awards: Bronze (2012, 2013)

  • 3

    Niftic Agency

    Founded in 2015, niftic agency is headquartered in Washington DC, and has a satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah. niftic agency's team of around 5 employees focuses on web design, web development, and custom software development.The client appreciated niftic agency's technical expertise and innovative solutions.

    Notable Project

    niftic agency was hired by an international trade agency that needed custom software to improve their ability to manage the backend of several brands' websites. niftic agency also developed a chatbot that could automatically screen leads, helping the client manage their high volume of inbound marketing.

    "They’re more engineering-based and utility-driven, which we like because it gives us an honest read on them. It also means that when a product goes awry—which they all do in some way—they’ll handle it well. That’s what we care about." - CEO, International Trade Agency

    Former clients
    The North Face
    International Rescue Committee
    Lexus
    Subaru
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
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  • 4

    Teal Media

    Teal Media is a full-service creative agency that was founded in 2008. With offices in Washington, DC and Royal Oak, MI, Teal Media, and its team of 10 employees, is skilled in web and UI/UX design, branding, and web development. They primarily serve nonprofits and advocacy organizations.

    Notable Project

    Teal Media was tasked with helping a justice nonprofit revamp its website to make it more professional. Teal Media approached the website redesign by outlining 6 phases – from research and discovery to content infrastructure to user experience mapping and wireframing to content management system (CMS) setup.

    "They are incredibly easy to work with. They create clear lines of authority. Everything was delivered on time and within our budget." – Co-Founder and Co-Director, Justice Nonprofit 

    Former clients
    TaxMarch.org
    Everytown for Gun Safety
    Joyful Heart Foundation
    ICRW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Beyond Definition

    Bates Creative is a branding agency located in Silver Spring, Md. Founded in 2003, Bates Creative's team of around 20 specializes in mobile app development, graphic design, and web development. Bates Creative works primarily with midmarket and small business clients in the business services, non-profit, and consumer products industries. 

    Notable Project

    Bates Creative refreshed a non-profit's design and branding, especially in the client's print magazine. Bates Creative provided updated branding and integrated the updated design elements into the print publication. Bates Creative also handles uploading magazine content to the client's Adobe app and website presence. The client found Bates Creative's new design to be clean and sophisticated.

    "They [Bates Creative] really understand branding and design, and caught the essence of our association and the commercial space we inhabit. They bring cutting-edge creative capabilities and ideas to their work, and make us look really cool." - VP of Publishing, Non-Profit 

    Former clients
    Exxon Mobil
    Atlas Brew Works
    Sage Water
    NPR
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Silver Spring, MD
    4.7
    4.7
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Awards , ADDYS (2018) , Association Media & Publishing: EXCEL Awards (2017) , Muse Creative Awards: Gold (2016)

  • 6

    Illustria

    Illustria is a full service creative agency based in Washington, DC. Founded in 2013, Illustria's team of 15 specializes in print design, branding, and web design. Illustria mainly works with midmarket clients in the information technology and consumer product industries. 

    Notable Project

    A media company in need of a dedicated creative partner hired Illustria to assist with website projects, email marketing, and more. Illustria assisted with redesigning the client's website, which includes a polling functionality, and created a promotional video for YouTube. As a result of Illustria's work, the media company experienced an increase in web traffic and leads from new advertising partners. The client appreciates Illustria's ability to collaborate smoothly.

    "[Illustria] will get on a phone call with us often for each project that we do, to talk through exactly what we’re looking for. They help us walk through the ways that we can get better and make it as seamless a process as possible." - Director of Operations, Media Company

    Former clients
    HubSpot
    Alaska Airlines
    FIJI Water
    Revlon
    Vox
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.6
    4.6
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    REQ

    A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions and technologies that define, connect, and protect brands, REQ serves global brands and leaders in technology, real estate, entertainment, government, hospitality, retail, and finance. The company has been named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America, as well as Inc.’s Best Workplaces. Founded in Washington, DC in 2008, REQ has offices and employees in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

    Notable Project

    A broadcasting trade association hired REQ to drive awareness and engagement for a grassroots campaign meant to enact policy changes for one of its 2 major groups of users. REQ designed a digital strategy that included building and designing a website in addition to promoting the campaign across social and community channels. 

    “They've transformed our website, making it much more modern, user-friendly, and appealing overall. Encouraging us to think more creatively, they've also helped us reach new audiences.”  – VP of Marketing, Broadcasting Trade Association

    Former clients
    StubHub
    Amazon
    eBay
    Cava
    UNICEF
    Empire State Building
    The Jefferson Washington DC
    PayPal
    National Association of Broadcasters
    American Chemistry Society
    SourceAmerica
    PhRMA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    22 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc 500 , The Sabre Awards , American Advertising Awards , The Communicator Awards , The Telly Awards , Great Places to Work - Washingtonian

  • 8

    Borenstein Group, Inc.

    Borenstein Group, Inc. is an integrated strategic marketing communications agency based near Washington DC in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 1995, Borenstein Group, Inc. has around 10 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    Borenstein Group, Inc. worked with a government contracting agency seeking assistance with rebranding its online presence. In addition to providing a new branding strategy, Borenstein Group, Inc. designed a new website and oversaw the client's social media accounts. The client appreciated that Borenstein Group, Inc. brought past experience with their industry to the project.

    "We were assigned a project manager, who I spoke with either every day or every other day. We were on a tight schedule, so we were constantly engaged with each other." – Marketing Manager, Government Contracting Agency 

    Former clients
    Pixia
    ADT
    Adobe
    Boeing
    IntelliDyne
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Vienna, VA
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Bluetext

    Bluetext is a digital marketing agency located in Washington, DC. Founded in 2011, Bluetext has around 30 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and SEO. The client appreciated Bluetext's approach to project management while completing the two microsites simultaneously.

    Notable Project

    Bluetext was hired by a software company in need of a new website. Bluetext designed two interactive microsites for the client and provided front-end development services.

    "Bluetext was very accommodating with our tight schedule and constant demands. They made sure we were delivering everything on time and they were very receptive to our back and forth as we got feedback from stakeholders." – Associate Creative Director, Software Company

    Former clients
    Google
    Lexis Nexis
    Royal Caribbean International
    Adobe
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    LAI Video

    LAI Video capitalizes on the role video plays in marketing by specializing in video production. Based in the heart of Washington, D.C. with a second office in Chicago, LAI Video was founded in 2013 and has a team of 39 employees. They create videos for branding and communications campaigns, commercials, and events.

    Notable Project

    LAI Video helped an education nonprofit partner recognize educational professionals at an awards ceremony by creating tribute videos for each recipient. The partnership began two years ago and requires producing eight, two-minute videos for the ceremony. To keep the videos unique, LAI Video used its trademark approach to gathering information: They interviewed each award recipient, pieced the information together to create a storyboard, held multiple video shoots, and wove the stories together. They orchestrated a surprise moment to capture each recipient being notified to show the real emotion and impact of the award. It created an unpredictable story with an authentic feel.

    "Their project manager will reach out to us months ahead of filming to start intro conversations. LAI is flexible and they always bring new ideas to the table. They’re customer-oriented and do a great job of implementing our insights into the final vision." – Development Manager, Education Nonprofit Partner

    Former clients
    Real Estate Arts
    National Retail Federation
    DC Education Fund
    NRF Foundation
    No Kid Hungry
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2013 Telly Awards (7 total), Television, Internet and Video Association of DC: , Peer Awards (8 total)

  • 11

    NJI Media

    NJI Media is an interactive agency that was founded in 2007. Located in Alexandria, Va., NJI Media's team of around 30 focuses on web design, web development, and branding, particularly for midmarket and small business clients in the business services, consumer products, and government services sectors.

    Notable Project

    A steel company wanted to redesign its website from scratch. NJI Media built a new website on Drupal, including a design refresh, new navigation architecture, and new functionalities such as video capabilities. NJI Media also ensured that the new website was responsive on mobile devices. The client received positive feedback from their customers following the new website's launch.

    "NJI Media provided a solution that resulted in almost no customer questions, complaints, or concerns."- Chief Communications Officer, Steel Company

    Former clients
    Facebook
    CSPAN
    Hilton Worldwide
    Institute for Energy Research
    Project KOE
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Interactive Media Awards (2011, 2012) , Horizon Interactive Awards (2012)

  • 12

    Imagine

    Imagine is a branding agency headquartered in Manassas, Va. Founded in 2004, Imagine's small team of fewer than 5 employees specializes in social media marketing, web design, and branding. Imagine works with primarily with midmarket clients in different industries such as information technology, legal, and non-profits. 

    Notable Project

    Imagine was hired by a children's education program in need of web and marketing assistance. Imagine provided assistance with online reputation management, along with website optimization and refreshed branding. Imagine's work resulted in higher enrollment for the children's education program. The client appreciated Imagine's depth of marketing expertise.

    "I have worked with several other marketing companies and found that they all had specialties, such as, optimization, website, on-line marketing, etc.  What I found with Imagine is a complete marketing package." – Founder of Children's Education Program 

    Former clients
    CenturyLink
    Rolls-Royce
    Nestlé
    Jim Beam Brands Worldwide
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MARCOM Awards , Communicator Awards , Prince William Chamber Business Award Winner (2012, 2015)

  • 13

    Sutter Group

    Creative design and development agency Sutter Group was founded in 1987. With headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area, it provides solutions informed by three decades of experience.The 20-30 employees on staff strategize custom digital marketing campaigns for national businesses and associations.

    Notable Project

    Sutter Group developed a brand strategy that included specific events, collateral, design assets, and overall messaging. As part of an ongoing partnership, the team has produced creative content to smooth the transition for 15 acquisitions. The team seamlessly applied the cloud networking company’s brand guidelines to a high volume of new offerings amid stark changes in the company’s size and identity.

    “I work for an incredibly fast paced and understaffed company, and Sutter Group went above and beyond to produce deliverables on an instant turnaround time." – Director of Marketing, Cloud Networking Company

    Former clients
    Merkle
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Land Rover
    Porsche
    Audi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lanham, MD
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    The International Academy of the Visual Arts 2007 W3 Awards Gold Winner in two categories, “Self Promotion” and “Games and Gaming.”

  • 14

    Viget

    Digital agency Viget has a team of more than 70 employees, spread across 3 offices in the U.S. – Falls Church, Va., Durham, N.C., and Boulder, Colo. Founded in 1999, Viget provides web development, digital strategy, and web, UI/UX, and print design services business clients of all sizes and across industries.

    Notable Project

    Viget created an e-commerce platform using Ruby on Rails for an identification company. Along with managing the project, Viget contributed to the user experience design, wireframing, and front- and back-end development of the platform. The client was impressed that Viget completed the product in 9-months.

    "Viget is very good at putting the right team together for their client. Their project managers were able to work with us to determine exactly what we wanted to build because we hadn’t defined everything on our end [when the project started]." – Former VP of Product Development, Identification Company

    Former clients
    ESPN
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Chronicle of Higher Education
    World Wildlife Fund
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Falls Church, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Awards (2017) , Awwwards Nominee (2016) , Webby Awards (2015)

  • 15

    Jake Group

    Jake Group is a full-service digital communications firm that offers web design, web development, and branding assistance to professional services and non-profit organizations across the country. Based in Washington, DC, Jake Group has a small team of around 15 employees that was founded as a web design studio, but has since expanded its capabilities to include all aspects of creative and digital marketing.

    Notable Project

    Working with an executive search firm that had a relatively modest online dynamic, Jake Group revamped the client's marketing, branding, and logo presence through its web design services. Thanks to a high level of technical expertise, combined with intuitive marketing and business minds, Jake Group created a website that was billed as clear, provocative, and representative of the client's experience.

    “[Jake Group] has a very high level of technical expertise. They know all the marketing strategies, but they also have very effective business minds. This allows them to translate our business objectives into something marketable.”  – Owner, Executive Search Firm

    Former clients
    Shakespeare Theatre Company
    The Aspen Institute
    The Kennedy Center
    Platinum Equity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Web Marketing Association WebAwards Standard of Excellence "Food Industry" (2017) , Web Marketing Association WebAwards Standard of Excellence "Arts" (2016) , Web Marketing Association WebAwards Best of Industry in Architecture (2018)

  • 16

    Yes& Marketing Agency

    Yes& Marketing Agency is a performance-driven marketing agency from Alexandria, Va. right outside Washington, DC. It was founded in 2017 and has grown to a team of 31 employees. Yes& Marketing Agency provides services like web design, marketing strategy, branding, UX/UI design, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    A financial services firm needed to update its online presence, starting with its website. Yes& Marketing Agency redesigned the website to improve navigation, redesigned the UX. They refashioned the platform for SEO and added new features like user customization.

    "From a content exercise, our publications page entered the top 10 pages for the first time last month. Prior to that, the page was only in the top 100. In addition, total monthly site page views increased 10% to 80,000 and the bounce rate decreased from 40% to 35%." – Senior Digital Strategist, Financial Services Firm

    Former clients
    United Bank
    Department of Transportation
    Choice Hotels
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Gold Healthcare Advertising Award: Employee Communication

  • 17

    SENSIS

    Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles Washington, D.C., Austin, and Atlanta. Founded in 1998, the team of 90+ offers advertising, research, digital experience, PR, social media, and branding. They develop research-based campaigns that drive measurable ROI their clients.

    Notable Project

    One of Sensis’ clients is an energy company that wanted to connect with its community with a bilingual PR campaign. Sensis organized community events, worked with local media, and designed and produced all the advertising material.

    “In many ways, I feel that we're their only client. I know that's kind of a cliché – the way that they have been able to sometimes just drop everything else, get what we needed done, and bring in any additional partners, if necessary. They've really done an outstanding job.” – Communications Manager, Energy Company

    Former clients
    City of Los Angeles
    Boston College
    US Department of Commerce
    Auto Club Speedway
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Gold Award: Healthcare Marketing Impact

  • 18

    45RPM

    Founded in 2015, 45RPM is a full-service digital marketing agency in Washington, D.C. and Mexico City that works with small, midmarket, and enterprise companies. The team of 50 works to provide clients with branding, web development, content marketing, and web design for clients in the IT and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    45RPM partnered with a publishing company to redevelop and update outdated content on the client’s platform. They provided brand analysis, made recommendations for adjustment, and developed a new website content delivery platform.

    “The combination of skill sets within the organization sets 45RPM apart. They are client-oriented and brand-focused with great technical capabilities.” – CTO, Publisher Company

    Former clients
    National Geographic
    AARP
    Starter
    Nando's PERi PERi
    Dr.Dunner
    Early Mountain Vineyards
    Food Marketing Institute
    Avizia
    NewBrandAnalytics
    Modus Create
    NetAbstraction
    Strike Protocols
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Takoma Park, MD
    4.8
    4.8
    17 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    APPETITTE

    APPETITTE Brand Equity Management is a branding and marketing company in Miami. APPETITTE is a small company that provides web design and marketing strategy services in addition to branding. The agency primarily works with midmarket companies in the business services industry.

    Notable Project

    A risk mitigation company hired APPETITE to help with its marketing and branding needs. APPETITTE branded the company's product, built its website, helped with its SEO, and created press releases, flyers, and PowerPoint presentations.

    “I’ve got a really good response from their work: My leads have increased 80%.” - CEO, Risk Mitigation Company

    Former clients
    Aqua Select Investments
    Flood Risk America
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place McLean, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Lounge Lizard

    With offices in New York and Los Angeles, Lounge Lizard has 25 years of experience in web design and development and mobile app development. The company and its team of 50+ works with clients across industries.

    Notable Project

    A candle company went to Lounge Lizard for a more modern, user-friendly, and sleek website. Lounge Lizard redesigned the site from top to bottom and audited the site for SEO performance. The client says that users love the graphics and functionality.

    “If one of my team members finds they need something, Lounge Lizard addresses it immediately. Their response has been spot on.” – E-Commerce Specialist, Candle Company

    Former clients
    Canon
    Broadway League
    Random House
    Missing Piece
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington DC, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2014 W3 Awards: Gold, 2014 Interactive Media Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award , 2014 Interactive Media Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award

  • 21

    Taoti Creative

    Full-service digital agency Taoti Creative is based in Washington, DC. The team of 40 has experience in web design, web development, and UX/UI design, with a special focus on small businesses and nonprofits.

    Notable Project

    Taoti created a WordPress web design for a nonprofit based in DC. The client wanted a website that was user-friendly and easy to read, which Taoti delivered. They worked on everything from the framework to the design elements.

    “We worked together. Their job was to make everything look really pretty and functional, which they did.” – Program Manager, Non-Profit

    Former clients
    The Aspen Institute
    American University
    IEG
    DC Water
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    12 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc 5000: List of Fast-Growing Firms

  • 22

    Forum One

    Forum One is a full-service digital design firm that was founded in 1997. The company has more than 100 employees in Alexandria, Va., Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Forum One offers web design, UX/UI design, web development, branding, and other digital services for mainly nonprofits and government agencies.

    Notable Project

    A museum was preparing for its opening and only had a simple website. Forum One built a robust Drupal 7 website that incorporated important educational and search features. Forum One continues to maintain the website and incorporates events happening at the museum.

    "We’re pleased with their work, and our audience has responded positively to the functionality, design, and usability ... They’re a very talented group and open to collaboration. We will continue our relationship with them and continue to improve upon it." - Chief Digital Officer, Museum

    Former clients
    Smithsonian Institution
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    World Wildlife Fund
    Peace Corps
    American Red Cross
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 23

    Williams Whittle Associates Inc

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle helped a nonprofit rebrand its online presence. After conducting research, they designed a new logo, enhanced website aesthetics, and produced a video. The vendor's contributions created a solid foundation for the brand relaunch. 

    "Williams Whittle not only helped create attractive campaign materials but also provided additional design work outside of the scope of work." – Executive Director, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    American Institute for Cancer Research
    National Park Trust
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MarCom Award (2019)

  • 24

    Brand+Aid

    Located in Washington, DC, Brand+Aid is a branding agency that specializes in advertising, branding, print design, and content marketing. Since 1999, the team of about 10 has been working with different clients in various industries including education, non-profits, and government services. 

    Notable Project

    A global PR firm went to Brand+Aid for its branding needs. Along with a complete branding campaign with design concepts, Brand+Aid helped the firm with brainstorming and write-ups. As a result of their work, the PR firm is receiving new business. The client prides Brand+Aid on their work ethic. 

    "Understanding perfectly well the needs of our audience, they [Brand+Aid] design with the audience in mind." – Production Director, Global PR Firm

    Former clients
    American University
    Gannett
    HCA Healthcare
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards Nominee

  • 25

    HUSL Digital

    UpTrending is a digital agency founded in 2008. Based in San Francisco, with an office in Westlake  Villiage, Calif., the team of 24 specializes in web design, web development and marketing strategy. 

    Notable Project

    UpTrending designed and developed a WordPress site for a technology company that helps service providers protect their networks and eliminate outages. Design work included a new logo. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work. 

    "The design they came up with is very clean and contemporary. It demonstrates cutting-edge visuals. Everything was really good." — CEO, Technology Firm 
     

     

    Former clients
    Trifacta
    CloudFlare
    SumoLogic
    Snowflake
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    URBA Media

    URBA Media is a digital marketing agency based in Calgary, Canada. Founded in 2017, URBA Media specializes in providing social media marketing, digital strategy, and content marketing services exclusively to small businesses.

    Notable Project

    URBA worked took charge of a bistro and bar's social media accounts—primarily Facebook and Instagram. URBA takes pictures of the client's food and proceeds to post the photos every few days, with contests interspersed to promote the business. As a result, views, likes, and visitors to the restaurant have all increased.

    "Hire them. They’re an amazing group that will help your business grow faster." —Head Chef, Bistro and Bar

    Former clients
    MVMT
    Blowers & Grafton
    Paros Real Greek
    JUSFruit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    18 Clutch reviews
  • 27

    Studiio Box

    Bennett Street Media is a full service digital production agency based in Washington, DC. Founded in 2012, Bennett Street Media specializes in video production, digital strategy, and branding. Bennett Street Media works primarily midmarket businesses in a range of industries, especially healthcare, non-profit, and media. 

    Notable Project

    A charity hired Bennett Street Media to produce a promotional video. The client's goal was raise awareness about their upcoming fundraising event. Bennett Street Media used the client's script, coached staff members included in the video, and provided editing and production services. The client noted that the video helped their company break fundraising records compared to previous years. 

    "The video helped us raise over $4,000 in 3 hours. During a similar event last year, we raised $1,700 within that same period." - Team Captain, Charity

    Former clients
    National Geographic
    The Shelby
    Family Equality Council
    Nutrisystem
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    LightMix

    Founded in 1999, LightMix is a graphic design studio based in Vienna, Va. LightMix's small team of fewer than 5 employees specializes in web design, web development, and SEO. 

    Former clients
    The Nature Conservancy
    The Washington Post
    Accenture
    The World Bank
    3M
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Vienna, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Interactive Media Awards: Best in Class (2014)

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    BlueTreeDigital

    BlueTreeDigital is a full service marketing agency located in Reston, Va. Founded in 2012, BlueTreeDigital's small team of under 5 employees specializes in SEO, web design, and digital strategy.The client appreciated BlueTreeDigital's focus on testing the new website and ability to resolve bugs.

    Notable Project

    BlueTreeDigital worked with a management consulting company seeking to garner more online traffic and strengthen its online presence. BlueTreeDigital designed and developed the client's new website, including branding assistance.

    "There was one primary developer who was phenomenal in terms of response and developing appropriate technical approaches or resolving any kind of problems that we encountered." – Senior Executive Consultant, Management Consulting Company 

    Former clients
    CHEMetrics
    Suntiva
    Hopewell House for Independent Living
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Reston, VA
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
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    Brunch Digital

    Brunch Digital is a creative agency based in Washington. Founded in 2009, the team of 12 specializes in UX/UI design, branding and web design. They work primarily with small business and midmarket clients, mainly in the consumer products and services and hospitality and leisure industries.

    Notable Project

    Brunch Digital worked on logo design, marketing, and web design for a bar. They designed the branding and logo materials for the client, and built the client’s website and developed new features. The client enjoyed working with them on this project.

    “They did everything I asked and accommodated me by conducting business over the phone. We’d communicate about every other day to go over their progress and make changes to the signage drafts as needed.” – Managing Partner, Bar

    Former clients
    Pride Fund
    Hummingbird Inn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
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    Design In DC

    Located in Washington, D.C., Design In DC is a web design company that was founded in 2016. With a team of fewer than 10 employees, they serve small and midmarket businesses in the e-commerce industry. Their services primarily include web design, as well as web development and SEO.

    Notable Project

    Design In DC redesigned a website for an IT consulting firm, providing technical resources and templates. They also rebranded a logo. The team surpassed expectations and delivered an all-encompassing design.

    “The vendor was very flexible and the services they provided from reviewing content to providing a photographer for pictures were all impeccable.” – CEO, IT Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    Easy Grade
    Wingo's
    Foty Fusion
    Berkeley Dental
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
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    Fifth Tribe

    Fifth Tribe is a digital agency based in Arlington, Va. Since 2012, their team of just over 10 has specialized in web development, advertising, branding, and much more for mainly mid-sized businesses.

    Notable Project

    Fifth Tribe provided web development services for a nonprofit. The team designed a website that encourages people to apply for relief efforts through a user-friendly and accessible interface. The client was very pleased with the outcomes of the engagement.

    "They were fantastic at communicating about the project. They let us know how excited they were at every step and adapted their work to fit our needs. They were great in meeting our budget and understanding our financial limit." — Program Analyst, Non-Profit

    Former clients
    Kaiser Permanente
    Peace Corps
    INOVA
    US Air Force
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.4
    4.4
    4 Clutch reviews
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    Strategies 360

    Strategies 360 is a public relations and strategic positioning firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash. The firm has 12 satellite offices scattered along the West Coast, as well as one in Washington, D.C. Strategies 360 was founded in 2004 and has around 100 employees. In addition to PR, Strategies 360 offers many other services, including web design, UX/UI design, search engine optimization, and more. The majority of its clients are in government and business services.

    Notable Project

    A software development firm hired Strategies 360 to provide high-quality development resources. Strategies 360 worked quickly to supply backend development, touchscreen capabilities, WordPress support, and other web development help. 

    “They’re excellent, well-organized, and very responsive to changes and incoming requests. They hit all their deadlines and we have no complaints about the work they produced. ” - CEO, Software Development Firm

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Council Fire

    Council Fire is a management consultancy headquartered in Washington, DC and founded in 2009. Their small team of fewer than ten employees specializes in business consulting, digital strategy, and branding. They primarily work with small businesses and mid-market clientele in the financial services, transportation, and energy industries.

    Notable Project

    Council Fire worked with a nonprofit dedicated to improving practices in fisheries. The client planned on analyzing several fisheries in the Mid-Atlantic and they hired Council Fire to guide them through the project. The client was very pleased with Council Fire's communication as they worked to implement their suggestions.

    "Everyone involved in this effort has enjoyed the process. Council Fire’s communication skills assure we’re always moving forward. They’re actively engaged with us even when there isn’t much work to do." - Manager, Fishery Nonprofit 

    Former clients
    US Fish & Wildlife Service
    World Bank
    Maryland Environmental Service
    NRG
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
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    Benevolent Tech

    Benevolent Tech is a Washington DC-based boutique development and design agency. The two-person agency was founded in 2014. Benevolent Tech provides clients with web design and development, content marketing, CRM consulting & SI, and branding services.

    Notable Project

    A startup lacked a formal CTO and hired Benevolent Tech to help get their platform off the ground. Benevolent Tech contributed frontend and backend programming and design for their product. Additional services included testing and eventually launching the entire system.

    "Our launch speed was key for the work with Benevolent Tech. They supported us with quick iteration cycles based on what we were learning from early adopters." — Founder & CEO, Startup

    Former clients
    Summit Park LLC
    Hirely Inc
    NFSVentures
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
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    MacroMade Inc. - Out of Business

    MICA Interactive is a branding agency based in Arlington, Va. that has been in operation since 2016. Their team of three excels at UX/UI design, web development, and mobile app development. They mostly work with small businesses in the IT, entertainment, and financial services industries.

    Notable Project

    A non-profit hired MICA Interactive to redesign their website. The client felt as if their old website was hard to navigate and didn't properly capture the ethos of the organization. MICA Interactive developed the new website from scratch and the client found it to be a major improvement over their previous site.

    "My friends, family, mentors, and clients have said the site is easier to navigate and less confusing. The visual appeal of the site is nicer than it was before." - President, Non-Profit

    Former clients
    StandardLife UK
    Operation Help The People
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Arlington, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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