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List of the Best Boutique Branding Companies

  • 1
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pickering Canada

    Philip Agnello Creative Consulting is a boutique consultancy founded in 2018 in Pickering, Canada with no more than 10 members. They specialize in branding, marketing strategy, and advertising solutions for various clients.

    Clients
    McVean Wealth
    Notable Project

    Philip Agnello Creative Consulting provided branding and web development solutions for a financial services company. The goal was to improve brand awareness for the company through branding and a website. The company is impressed with Philip Agnello Creative Consulting’s work.

    “I believe they do a great job in terms of project management.” - President & Financial Advisor, Financial Services Company

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  • 2
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sausalito CA

    Founded in 2002, Igor Naming Agency is a naming agency located in Sausalito, California. Serving midmarket and enterprise-level clients, their team of 2–3 employees focuses solely on naming companies and their products and services.

    Clients
    Gogo Inflight Internet
    TruTV
    WHOOP Fitness Tracker
    Notable Project

    Igor Naming Agency branded a biotech startup. Coming up with their name and establishing target markets and audiences, the team defined all aspects of the clients' business. Thanks to their work, the client saw high brand recognition early into their launch.

    "They communicate very well at all stages of the project. Steve Manning makes every effort to understand the needs of the client." — Founder, Biotech Startup

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Berkeley CA

    Zinzin is a naming agency located in Berkeley, Calif. It was founded in 2011 and has fewer than 5 employees.

    Clients
    Clutch
    3M
    ABC
    Alcatel
    Notable Project

    A media company was rebranding their main product and needed a new name. Zinzin created a name that could be trademarked and used for social media handles. The client prides Zinzin on their project management. 

    "All of our B2B partners have responded well to the new name. We haven’t had any major legal obstacles arise - the trademark went through well... Overall, it's been very positive." - Creative Director, Media Company

  • 4
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    WANT Branding is a strategic agency with offices in New York City, Miami, FL, and Denver, CO. Since 1999, the firm and its team of about 4-10 employees has specialized in all things branding and advertising. 

    Notable Project

    A bank was going through a merger, so they hired WANT Branding to ensure that the process ran smoothly. Throughout three-stages, WANT Branding produced over 60 potential names, and six possible branding campaigns. The client prides WANT Branding on their availability. 

    "They [WANT Branding] are truly customer-focused. They play within the rules that are dictated by the circumstance."- Founder & CMO, Bank

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Austin TX

    NameStormers is a brand naming agency that was founded in 1985 and based in Austin, Texas with team members extending to Los Angeles and Boston. Their 11+ employees deliver company and product name services to include name ideation, preliminary trademark screening, linguistic and cultural screening, domain status checks, naming architecture and strategy, and name testing.

    Clients
    7-Eleven (Brazilian Bold)
    Aetna (Practice iQ)
    Affinia (The Liaison Hotel in DC)
    AICPA (Privacy Check)
    Notable Project

    An electronic product manufacturing company came to NameStormers in need of a brand name for a new mobile device quick-charge station. NameStormers developed a list of names and prescreened all of them for trademark issues and domain availability before the first presentation. NameStormers then conducted a name voting exercise and then a customer validation study. After unanimous feedback from multiple external stakeholders, a name was chosen after just two rounds of creative and the project was completed in one month.

    “I loved working with NameStormers- it was an awesome experience! We gained valuable insights and it was both fun and extremely educational. We will definitely use NameStormers again in the future.”  – Director of Transformational Innovation, Electronic Product Manufacturer

  • 6
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    River + Wolf is a naming agency based in New York, N.Y. with clients around the world. Its team of 6 or more provides all services relevant to brand naming, from strategic positioning and name development to brand linguistic checks, trademark screening, and design.

    Clients
    Starbucks
    Hunter Douglas
    Sephora
    Unilever
    Notable Project

    River + Wolf developed a name for a chocolate company. River + Wolf conducted a preliminary trademark search and helped the client iterate on a comprehensive and thoughtful list of naming options. The client was impressed by their creativity and dedication to the project. 

    "I expected River + Wolf to be a creative wildcard, and that’s what they turned out to be. Their level of creativity and passion for what they do set them apart from other vendors." – VP of Marketing, Chocolate Company

  • 7
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Tanj is a naming agency headquartered in New York, N.Y. It was founded in 2009 and has about 5 employees. The agency focuses on clients that are enterprises, mid-sized, and small businesses.

    Clients
    Agilent
    Alibaba
    Ally
    Capital One
    Notable Project

    Tanj generated a list of potential names for an umbrella organization encompassing 3 separate companies. They performed extensive discovery into company operations and culture before making recommendations.

    "Tanj's management was excellent. I could tell that they had done this many times before and had tweaked their approach over the years to make it really successful. The whole process was very thoughtful and struck the right balance between structure and flexibility”- Marketing Director, Commercial Lender

  • 8
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brevard NC

    Tungsten Branding is a global naming firm based in Brevard, N.C. that serves clients worldwide. They specialize in company naming, rebranding and repositioning services. Their client base ranges from multinational organizations to mid-market companies, representing financial, IT, medical and industrial businesses.  

    Clients
    Hitachi
    Johnson Controls
    Japan Tobacco International
    PODS (Portable On Demand Storage)
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tungsten Branding provided branding services for an orthopedic implant company’s new product launch. They helped create a name, logo, brand portfolio, brand guide, and brand strategy for a major meeting.

    "They were serious, talented professionals at their craft, but their output made it a fun experience." – General Manager, Orthapedic Implant Company

  • 9
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    C42D is a branding agency based in New York. Since 2010, the agency and its team of eight have been specializing in web design, branding, and UX/UI design. 

    Clients
    Kindbody
    YouTube
    Shazam
    Ogilvy
    Industries
    Notable Project

     A health insurance plan company needed a rebranding when the Affordable Care Act took effect. C42D conducted research and created content to be implemented on an updated website. C42D created digital, print, and messaging for the client. 

    "Everyone at C42D took the time to understand our business, resulting in accurate and impressive work." - Founder of Health Plan Company

  • 10
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Global Brand Works is a branding agency located in San Francisco. They have about 6 employees that also specialize in logo design and market research. Global Brand Works partners with several enterprise clients. 

    Clients
    PayPal
    SFMOMA
    Appnovation
    Bank of the West
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Global Brand Works established a consultancy's new brand using research and information gathering practices. In order to meet the client's needs, Global Brand Works created strategic messaging and visuals that emphasized the rebrand. The client was very happy with the work done by Global Brand Works. 

    "We think their branding looks good and reflects our company values. They were mindful of our budget and worked within our means." – Co-Founder, Consultancy 

  • 11
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    The Naming Group is a naming agency headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. The agency has fewer than 5 employees and was founded in 2009. 

    Clients
    Capital One
    General Motors
    Reebok
    Kohler
    Notable Project

    The Naming Group helped a creative agency come up with a fitting name and branding strategy. The new name strengthened the company's appeal to a certain demographic.

     "Not only is our name unique, evocative, and memorable, we have exclusive ownership for all social media handles and even the incredibly rare dot com domain. Creating a name that meets all of those requirements in the startup space is extremely challenging." - Creative Director, Creative Agency

  • 12
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Long Beach CA

    FINIEN is a branding and marketing agency based in Long Beach, Calif. Founded in 2013, the small team of 2 specializes in branding, logo, and marketing strategy. They work primarily with small businesses.

    Clients
    Match Group
    CO-OP Financial Services
    Honeywell
    JUKIN Media
    Notable Project

    FINIEN provided branding services for an undergarment startup. They designed and delivered a branding plan that included a logo, name, positioning, brand personality, and landing page. The client was impressed with the positive feedback and coverage the project received.

    “We’ve received a lot of positive feedback on our branding and design from customers, journalists, social media experts and designers. Though our brand is young, we’ve been recognized nationwide, in part because of the branding work FINIEN delivered.” – CEO, Undergarment Startup 

  • 13
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Boston MA

    Founded in 1994, blackcoffee is a marketing agency located in Boston. Their small team of 7 specializes in naming and branding.  

    Clients
    Acura
    Boloco
    Cannondale
    Converse
    Notable Project

    A tech firm hired blackcoffee for their branding services. The firm wanted to rebrand in order to maintain a strong presence in their industry. The agency crafted several solutions including a new logo and brand new packaging. 

    "The new branding is standardized across all materials and accomplishes the desired differentiation from competitors."–Managing Director, Tech Firm 

  • 14
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Minneapolis MN

    Pollywog is a naming agency founded in 2007. Pollywog is headquartered in Minneapolis and has fewer than 5 employees who specialize in branding.

    Clients
    Ameriprise
    Renewal by Andersen
    General Mills
    Medtronic
    Notable Project

    An animal adoption nonprofit hired Pollywog to name its mobile veterinary service for pet owners. Pollywog completed market research and met with stakeholders during the research process. Due to the limited financial resources available, Pollywog proposed a name that used humor would attract attention and ensure that the new service would be sustainable. The client especially appreciated Pollywog's existing interest in and support for animal welfare.

    "The brand’s success led to partnerships with other local organizations and non-profits. It has been 11 years since the initial launch, and the enterprise is still helping prevent pet overpopulation in Minneapolis and St. Paul." - Marketing & Communication Manager, Animal Adoption Nonprofit

  • 15
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    LESS+MORE is a San Diego-based branding agency that was founded in 2006. LESS+MORE has a team of 10 who specializes in branding and offers other services such as marketing strategy, advertising, and logo and packaging design. 

    Clients
    LESS+MORE works with innvoative companies of various sizes
    from start-up brands to multi-national corporations. Representative clients are: Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Cassandra
    DocuWare
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A new restaurant hired LESS+MORE to create its brand. LESS+MORE helped the restaurant develop its menu concept and design, web pages, logo, business cards, newsletters, and overall brand and message.

    "They've been amazing, and we're very happy with the results. We'll continue to work with them on any projects moving forward and would recommend them to anyone opening up a restaurant." - Co-Owner, Restaurant 

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Stamford CT

    Namebase Brand Naming is a naming agency headquartered in Stamford, Conn. The agency was founded in 1996 and has a team of fewer than 5. In addition to naming and branding services, Namebase Brand Naming also provides market research.

    Clients
    Samsung
    Kabuni
    Nestle Dreyer's
    Kia Motors
    Notable Project

    Namebase Brand Naming provided a home design company with eight powerful brand names. The project was on a strict timeline, which Namebase Brand Naming met capably.

    "We had a positive feed-back from the name. It stood out among our competitors and there was nothing else like it. It was easy to say, spell and find on Google." - Founding Partner, Home Design Company

  • 17
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Scottsdale AZ

    AtticSalt Branding is a creative agency based in Scottsdale Ariz. and founded in 2014. Their team of 5 employees specializes in branding, graphic design, and logo design.

    Clients
    Google
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    Red Rover
    The Joint Chiropractic
    Notable Project

    AtticSalt Branding created a new brand for a medical practice. After a discovery session to learn more about the client, they created a brand that would stand out from others in the same industries. They chose a unique color scheme as well as colors, fonts, logos, and other visual assets. The clients loved the brand and said that they regularly receive compliments on it.

    “I was impressed by their attention to detail and ability to convey our personality through our brand. They hit the nail on the head with every single thing.” – Co-Owner & Physician, Medical Practice
     

  • 18
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Littleton CO

    Betta Creates is a freelance branding agency founded in 2019. Based in Littleton, Colo., they offer logo and branding solutions for small and mid-market firms that work in the fields of business services, telecommunications, and real estate.

    Clients
    Restore Justice
    Manuel A. Martinez Law
    Ciao! pasta
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Betta Creates provided branding services for a law firm. The firm needed a modern and professional identity for their brand. The firm was more than happy with the branding results, and is soon to open the firm.

    “I’m very happy with the design work and I will be able to start with confidence that the design work met my goals.” - Owner, Law Firm
     

  • 19
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Wonsupona is a naming agency headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with another location in Durham, N.C. It was founded in 2012 and has a team of fewer than 5. In addition to naming services, Wonsupona provides branding and content marketing services.

    Clients
    Adobe
    Microsoft
    Ricola
    MyFitnessPal
    Notable Project

    Wonsupona worked closely with a consulting agency to figure out the best brand name. Through brainstorming the message and defining attributes of the agency, Wonsupona helped the consulting agency find the right name. 

    "Everyone has had an immensely positive reaction to the new name of my business. In my experience, it's unusual to have unanimous approval." - President, Consulting Agency

  • 20
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    ZENMARK is a global brand naming agency founded in 1999. Their 6-person team is headquartered in San Francisco, with a second office in New York. They offer branding for enterprise and midmarket clients, primarily in the healthcare, telecommunications, IT, and consumer products industries.

    Clients
    Abbott
    Amgen
    Anheuser Busch
    AstraZeneca
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ZENMARK developed the brand name of a vaccine for a pharmaceuticals company. They collaborated with the client’s legal team on multiple products, following an established process for the development of the new product’s brand name. The client was pleased with their expansive knowledge.

    “The team was very skilled, engaged, and customer oriented. The owner was exceptionally talented and always tried to be present.” – Global Marketing Lead, Pharmaceuticals Company
     

  • 21
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Located in Brooklyn, NY, GreyBox Creative is a full-service, boutique branding agency that provides high-end strategy, design, and web development. The GreyBox design team has worked together for two decades and helped hundreds of companies create or revitalize their brand.

    Clients
    Apollo Capital Management
    Novo Nordisk
    US Army/Navy
    Geoffrey Beene
    Industries
    Notable Project

    When a human rights non-profit approached GreyBox Creative for help with an organization-wide rebrand, Greybox Creative rose to the challenge, designing a new logo, updating the website, and creating a brand guidelines handbook.

    The non-profit’s Director of Communications was impressed that GreyBox Creative took the time to learn about the company fully.

    “They ‘got’ [us]. They took the time to understand our organization and thus reflect it fully.” – Director of Communications, Human Rights Non-Profit

  • 22
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Boston MA

    Marquis is a branding and graphic design agency based in Boston. Founded in 2003, the small team of 8 specializes in branding, graphic design, and web design. They work primarily with clients in the healthcare and medical industries.

     

    Clients
    Fenway Enterprises
    Fresenius Medical Care
    Roche Bros.
    InterPro Solutions
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Marquis worked on a full rebrand for a design-build company. They handled a complete company rebrand, focusing on making it unique in a competitive market. Their work included logo design, a new website, content, and marketing material. The client appreciated the positive feedback the project received.

    “We’ve received tremendous positive feedback on our new website, tagline, and logo. Creating a new brand has helped us stand out among our competition. We're able to stay relevant with our existing clients and confidently reach out to new ones.” – Director of Marketing, Design-Build Company 

  • 23
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    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.

    Clients
    The North Face
    Change.org
    Lexus
    BRAC
    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

  • 24
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Minneapolis MN

    Sussner Design Company is a branding agency headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1999, their team of approximately 5–6 employees provides both digital and web design services. They focus on brand messaging and delineating an effective strategy. 

    Clients
    Shock Doctor
    McDavid USA
    Animal Humane Society
    Capella Tower
    Notable Project

    Sussner Design Company rebranded a printing press, giving them everything from a new logo to a freshly-designed website. They worked to increase the client’s brand recognition by conducting analysis on competition and delivering distinctive designs. Their work culminated in a 400% increase in sales and customers for the client. 

    "We’ve seen an increase in online sales and a fourfold growth in new clients every month.” — Sales Representative, Printing Press Company

  • 25
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Gelcomm is a branding and consumer research agency based in Los Angeles, California. The agency specializes in providing strategic design solutions. Founded in 1998, the team currently consists of less than 10 employees.

    Clients
    P&G
    Danone
    The Walt Disney Company
    Mattel Toys
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Gelcomm refreshed the identity of a consumer goods company. They produced marketing and sales material such as a style guide and logos. After the rebranding efforts, products were better received by consumers.

    "They delivered on time and then let my team digest their deliverables. My team often didn’t adhere to our timeline, but Gelcomm adjusted the schedule accordingly. We built a strong working relationship over time." –Former VP of Global Marketing, Consumer Goods Brand

  • 26
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Theory SF is a San Francisco-based creative agency. The agency was founded in 2015 and has a team of 2 that provides a variety of services including branding, marketing strategy, web design, advertising, digital strategy, and more.

    Clients
    NetGear
    Riverbed Technology
    Sage Software
    Holonis
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A radio station was undergoing a rebranding of their entire network and needed to overhaul various parts of their online presence. Theory SF conducted market research in order to redesign their website as a fitting part of their overall rebranding.

    "They’re highly professional, but also down-to-earth people that feel like part of our team. The team’s industry knowledge is incredible and they’re not afraid to think outside the box." — Program Director, Radio Station

  • 27
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Wien Austria

    FERRAS is a naming agency based in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 2005, the team of 5 specializes in branding. They work primarily with midmarket and small business clients.

    Clients
    BLADESCAPE
    BOSCH
    ANGELINI PHARMA
    Ministry of Defense
    Notable Project

    FERRAS worked on the logo and web design for an international membership corporation, developing the platform for a premium dining experience. The team helped develop the client’s corporate identity. 

    “FERRAS is a flexible group and able to react fast when we need to get a task done. We needed to send out our next letter and needed work done on it quickly.” – CEO, International Membership Corporation

  • 28
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Strano + Pettigrew Design Associates is a Toronto-based branding agency. Founded in 2004, they have fewer than 10 employees that provide services for branding, packaging design, and graphic design.  Strano + Pettigrew Design Associates works with small and mid-sized businesses in the retail and consumer products sectors.  

    Clients
    Air Canada
    Aramark Canada
    Beam Suntory
    Careers Group University of London
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Strano + Pettigrew Design Associates rebranded a dental business services consultancy. Services included logo redesign and a new sub-brand for the client's education organization. They also designed a website that emphasized the client's corporate identity. 

    "Feedback says that our brand exudes sophistication. I directly attributed that to the identity they created for it." — VP of Marketing, Dental Business Services Consultancy

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pacifica CA

    Heirloom is a branding agency in Pacifica, Calif. and San Francisco. Founded in 2015, they have fewer than 5 employees that serve clients in a variety of sectors. Their services are centralized in branding.

    Clients
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Flex (Flextronics)
    Facebook
    John Deere
    Notable Project

    Heirloom provided branding services for an insurance technology company. They revamped the client’s identity with a new logo and handled messaging strategy. The branding has received positive customer feedback.

    “I had their personal assurance that the senior executives themselves would work on my project, and then they did what they promised.” – Founder, Insurance Technology Company

  • 30
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    UNIT Partners is a branding and graphic design agency based in San Francisco and founded in 1996. UNIT Partners' team of more than 200 employees has more than two decades of experience in web design, branding, and marketing strategy. The firm mainly works with small- and mid-sized businesses but has experience working with large enterprises as well. 

    Clients
    Michael Mina / Mina Group
    Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group
    San Francisco Soup Company
    Che Fico
    Industries
    Notable Project

    UNIT Partners was tasked with helping a restaurant group redo its branding. UNIT Partners designed new menus, a new logo, and websites in order to meet the client's needs and emphasize the rebrand. The team at UNIT Partners also initiated marketing messages that reflected the rebrand. The client was very impressed with the team at UNIT Partners professionalism and devotion to the project. 

    "I felt like they were always looking out for what was best for me as the client. UNIT's number one priority is not to get it done, but to get it done right, no matter if it takes twenty tries or if it takes two tries. "-CEO, Restaurant Group 

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