The Best Creative Design Firms in NYC

List of the Best New York Creative Design Firms

Looking for top creative agency in New York?

Great creative design can significantly increase your brand’s visibility. Creative design consultants provide you with the expertise you need for your brand to grow.

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

  • 1

    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 New York, NY
    4.7
    4.7
    15 Clutch reviews
    Awards

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

  • 2

    3Q Digital

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Notable Project

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

    Former clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

  • 3

    C42D

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Youtube
    Adidas
    Google
    Reebok
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    27 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Adobe Business Solutions Partner

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  • 4

    Moburst

    Moburst is a marketing agency headquartered in New York, with offices in Tel-Aviv and New York. Founded in 2013, the team of 20+ specializes in mobile and app marketing, advertising, and branding. They specialize in enterprises in the retail and telecommunications sectors, though they work with businesses of all sizes and across various industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    Moburst performed a wide variety of digital creative including site optimization, messaging, social and media campaigns for a large mobile technology provider. They provided all concepts and design that managed to improve the products' ROI. The client was very pleased both from the process of working with the team and the results. 

    “They're very creative in coming up with ideas that are clever and fun. They don’t just do the bare minimum of what we ask them to do, but rather they always come back with more than we asked of them.” – Content & Strategy Manager, Large Mobile Technology Provider   

    Former clients
    Google
    Uber
    Samsung
    Pfizer
    Discovery Network
    Robin Hood
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    14 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MBC: “Best Mobile Marketing Agency”

  • 5

    OrangeYouGlad, LLC

    OrangeYouGlad is a small design studio based in New York. Founded in 2002, their team of 6 employees provides UX/UI design, branding, logo creation, web and graphic design, social media marketing, and digital strategy services to clients of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    OrangeYouGlad helped a furniture company separate into two distinct brands. The team completed a full web redesign with custom CMS development and additional branding and SEO services.

    "We’re incredibly happy with the results. Our old website was awful, so it’s not really fair to compare it with our new site. With the old site, a visitor a day would have made us happy, and we've blown way past that with the new site." – Marketing Strategist, Furniture Company

    Former clients
    Citibank
    Universal Music Group
    Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Penguin
    LEGO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Crafted

    NYC based digital design agency, Crafted, works small and midmarket businesses in the business services, real estate, retail, advertising, and arts industries. SInce 2011, the team of 50 have worked providing clients with web design, branding, advertising, SEO, web development, and digital strategy services.

    Notable Project

    An electric tool repair company partnered with Crafted to design and develop a website for their customers. They provided the client with design, development, branding, and SEO services to reach the client’s customers. 

    “The project has improved our business one thousand percent. Being on the internet has changed everything for us. The website they delivered was great.” – Owner, Tool Repair Company

    Former clients
    New York Times
    Tishman
    Speyer
    Franklyn Tools & Repair
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    Sid Lee

    Sid Lee is a creative agency headquartered in Montreal. It has expanded to offices in Paris, Toronto, and Culver City, Calif. since its establishment in 1993. Sid Lee employs 796 professionals that provide web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding to small, mid-size, and large companies alike.

    Former clients
    Honda
    Fasken
    KFC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    2016 Agency of the Year - Digi Awards

  • 8

    Cutwater

    Based in San Francisco, Cutwater is a full-service advertising agency whose name derives from their vision – they help clients find their cutwater, or the clearest manifestation of their company's vision. Founded in 2007, its team of nearly 50 specializes in advertising, SEO, and social media marketing services among other marketing efforts.  

    Notable Project

    Cutwater was hired by a healthcare services marketplace for product awareness. Cutwater created a brand platform and a corresponding manifesto which entailed a joint digital and traditional advertising campaign. Cutwater now manages all of the marketplace's TV, radio, digital, and social campaigns across 26 states.

    "Their work was transformational for us in terms of helping to communicate our core value proposition and strategic positioning for the brand...Several providers responded to us and really wanted to know more about what we were doing and how we could work with them. That was a huge success." – CMO, Healthcare Company

    Former clients
    Google
    Brawny
    Peets Coffee and Tea
    Jeep
    Levi's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2014 Bronze LIA Award

  • 9

    The O Group

    The O Group is a branding agency headquartered in New York. Founded in 1986, the agency and its team of over 15 are experts in web design, advertising, branding and logo design. 

    Notable Project

    The O Group was hired by a startup beauty company for its branding services. Its work included creating a logo, running social media, packaging a website and producing photos. 

    "I appreciate the personal service. The O Group has the ability to offer big brand agency work despite having a smaller size. They aren’t as costly as larger providers, but the service quality is the same." - Founder & CEO of Beauty Brand

    Former clients
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    American Kennel Club
    Lacoste
    The Ritz-Carlton
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Gigante Vaz Partners

    Gigante Vaz Partners is a branding, advertising, and media agency based in New York City. The agency was founded in 1989 and currently employs a team of 29 staff members. Gigante Vaz Partners provides advertising, branding, media planning & buying, social media marketing, video production, and web design services. Most of their clients are enterprise or mid-size companies.

    Notable Project

    A large real estate firm with various subsidiaries wanted to develop awareness of the parent company as a whole instead of just the individual subsidiaries. They hired Gigante Vaz Partners to come up with a strategy and execute on it.  Gigante Vaz Partners used a digital marketing campaign, print collateral, conferences and onsite programs, and promotional videos to bolster the client's web presence.

    "We successfully supported our leasing teams and achieved leasing occupancy goals. The increasing leasing activity was the direct reflection of the work Gigante Vaz Partners did. They continue bringing fresh, creative ideas, which is the key to success." –SVP of Marketing, Real Estate Firm

    Former clients
    St. Martin's Press
    Flatiron Books
    Sylvia Day
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    2015 First Place Global Ace Awards

  • 11

    AJ Ross Creative Media

    AJ Ross Creative Media is a full-service marketing and advertising agency based in Chester, NY. It was founded in 1991 and has a team of 9 that provides branding, web design, PR, advertising, social media marketing, digital strategy and media planning & buying services.

    Notable Project

    A charity organization was pivoting its focus and needed to rebrand. AJ Ross Creative Media achieved this rebrand through website changes, logo design and advertising through brochures. 

    "Overall, it was an effective process...Their [AJ Ross Creative Media's] efforts have greatly improved our visibility within the community and among our peer organizations." — Chief Advancement Officer, Charity Organization

    Former clients
    Motion Laboratories
    Active Orthopedics
    Jacoby & Meyers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chester, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Madoff Productions

    Madoff Productions is a New York-based creative agency founded in 1983. With 14 employees, they offer services in video production, advertising, and branding. They primarily serve enterprise businesses in the e-commerce, marketing, and entertainment industries. 

    Notable Project

    A music company hired Madoff Productions to create and direct a music video. They managed production from storyboarding to commercial release, adapting to unexpected weather conditions at filming. The client praised the company’s fantastic production experience.

    “Communication with the Madoff team was smooth, effective, and efficient.” – Producer, Music Company
     

    Former clients
    Victoria’s Secret
    Ralph Lauren
    Cover Girl
    Radio City Music Hall
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Piro

    Piro is an entertainment company from New York City. Since it was founded in 2010, the team has grown to 24 employees. Piro provides video production, advertising, content marketing, branding, and print design services. Most of their clients are large and mid-size companies.

    Notable Project

    An engineering company was going through a comprehensive digital overhaul that was changing their brand and culture. Piro created videos for internal use that focused on strategic character and story development, production and copywriting.

    "Piro has a unique perspectives on big companies, brand storytelling, and the fundamentals of how to tell a good story. They have deep expertise with a variety of mediums and partners." – Global Director of Innovation, Engineering Company

    Former clients
    Chipotle Mexican Grill
    Estee Lauder
    E*Trade Financial
    Ferrero Rocher
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Raxo

    Founded in 2012, Raxo is located in New York. Their team of 20 employees provides branding, marketing strategy, and UX/UI design services.

    Notable Project

    Raxo revamped a production house's brand with new collateral design schemes, mission and vision documents, and a new web design. They've stayed on board to help develop and launch new and refreshed marketing efforts. Their work has doubled the client's web leads. 

    "They’ve refreshed our look and feel and doubled our web leads." – Marketing Manager, Production House

    Former clients
    BBC
    HBO
    Showtime
    Hugo Boss
    Yankees
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    Rapunzel Creative Marketing Agency

     Founded in 2012, Rapunzel Creative Marketing Agency is a full-service marketing agency that is based in Ridgewood, NJ. They provide branding, web design, and digital strategy to midmarket clients from a variety of industries. 

    Notable Project

    Rapunzel Creative Marketing Agency designed a website and brochures for a nonprofit. The work they produced is interactive and engaging, generating positive feedback from users. 

    "The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive." – VP of Development, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Legg Mason
    Sony Security
    Children's Aid and Family Services
    Model Electronics
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Ridgewood, NJ
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    Manifest

    Manifest is an experience design and branded content marketing agency based in New York, with offices in St. Louis, Phoenix, and Washington, DC. The agency, founded in 2015, has more than 200 employees that enable them to provide content marketing through advertising, branding, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Manifest was hired by a Membership Organization to provide print and digital ad support, which includes helping develop content for a daily newsletter, a print magazine, and blog posts, and composing and printing the magazine. The digital newsletter saw higher open- and click-through rates, with more quality leads wanting to receive it. The print magazine also continues to do well.

     "They do a good job managing the projects. We’ve never had problems with them being unavailable or unresponsive." - Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Membership Organization 

    Former clients
    Primrose Schools
    Delta
    Hilton
    JW Marriot
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Content Marketing Awards: Agency of the Year (2019)

  • 17

    Nathan Lee Bush Video

    Nathan Lee Bush Video is a production company headquartered in Brooklyn. They have about 1 team member. Since 2010, they have provided video production, advertising, and branding services to small and midmarket businesses as well as enterprises. Their clients typically come from the advertising and marketing, arts, entertainment, and music, or media industries. 

    Notable Project

    Nathan Lee Bush Video provided full-scale production services to a nonprofit. Over two days, they filmed a short documentary, which featured B-roll of a city and interviews. The final product spurred action from supporters and received positive feedback from stakeholders.

    "The end product was better than I ever could have imagined." — Program Assistant, Nonprofit

     

    Former clients
    Youtube
    Budweiser
    James Beard Foundation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Kworq

    Kworq is a marketing and advertising firm headquartered in New York City. Founded in 2011, Kworq's team of 13 employees specialize in graphic design and social media marketing, and video production. The firm's clients include recognizable major brands in the telecommunications and professional sports space.

    Notable Project

    Kworq partnered with a sports association to craft an end-to-end entire digital marketing campaign based on a client's creative concept. The firm coordinated campaign production logistics from choosing locations and equipment to filming-related tasks. Kworq seamlessly integrated video, print, and social media into a flawless end product. The campaign they produced has generated tens of thousands of views since release. Kworq exhibited an impressive degree of organization and professionalism throughout the project. 

    "Kword managing the entire project and kept everything running smoothly, taking care to find excellent locations to film and ensuring the production equipment and crew were prepared on set." – Former Chief Digital Officer, Sports Association 

    Former clients
    Verizon
    Hickey Freeman
    Harry Chapin
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Jungle Communications, Inc.

    Jungle Communications is a creative digital that has offices in both Jersey City, N.J., and San Francisco and was founded in 2005. Jungle Communications' team of fewer than 5 employees specializes in web design, advertising, and digital strategy.  

    Notable Project

    Jungle Communications was tasked with redesigning an environmental equipment organization's web presence. The team at Jungle Communications created an entirely new logo and website for the project. Jungle Communications utilized SEO to generate web traffic and leads, and they developed content and customer case studies to be featured on the site.  

    "They had a vision for what the site could be and really pushed to create content that tells a story." – President, Environmnetal Equipment Company 

    Former clients
    Bogdan Orthodontics
    Brooklyn Tabernacle
    RunDry Evaporators
    Buttafuoco & Associates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Jersey City, NJ
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Clutch Creative House

    Founded in 2006, Clutch Creative House is a video production and graphic design agency based in New York, New York. They also provide web design, advertising, branding, and UX/UI design services. 

    Notable Project

    Clutch Creative House produced a promotional video for a gaming company to promote a new product. The client was pleased with the end result. 

    "We were very pleased with how professional they were." – Creative Manager, Gaming Company

     

    Former clients
    Be All
    ERVE
    eToro
    Bancor
    hereO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    The Byne Group

    The Byne Group is a strategic branding and integrated marketing agency located in Suffern, N.Y., with offices in Montclair, N.J. and New York City. The Byne Group specializes in PR, branding, web design, digital strategy, advertising and content marketing services. These services are provided to clients in the education, healthcare & medical, financial services, non-profit, government and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    The Byne Group worked on the design and content of a brochure for a historical society. The logo was modified and graphics were put together to create the brochure. The brochures now get passed out to visiting tourists. 

    "They're a pleasure to work with: lovely people, and very professional. They were fantastic at deadlines and being responsive to us." – Executive Director, Historical Society

    Former clients
    Marist College
    Nyack Hospital
    Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
    Sterling National Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    16 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Summit International Silver Award , 2018 Service Industry Advertising Awards (6)

  • 22

    Devotive

    Founded in 2015, Devotive is a digital media company based in New York. Their team of 5 provides video production, advertising, market research, and branding services.

    Notable Project

    Devotive produced several videos for a B2B platform. Handling the project from beginning to end, they did everything, including filming, editing, animation. They interviewed employees and collected soundbites.  

    “I was blown away by their time management skills. They met quick turnarounds requests and, ultimately, the project deadline, despite facing a few unexpected challenges.” – Producer, B2B Platform

    Former clients
    NIke
    Victoria's Secret
    Cabela’s
    Harper’s Bazaar
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 23

    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 New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    19 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Greater Than One

    Founded in 2000, Greater Than One is a digital communications company headquartered in New York and has offices in San Francisco, Madrid, and Milan. Their team of over 100 provides an assortment of services including web design, digital strategy, and digital marketing services primarily for the healthcare and medical industry.

    Notable Project

    A medical device company with a first-mover advantage hired Greater Than One for brand awareness and outreach to their target clientele. Greater Than One developed websites, performed SEO services, online advertising, and managed CRM applications for the device company. The client was particularly pleased with the personalized attention they were given and the relationships they built. 

    "They’re very diligent, they’re very attentive, and they really know the digital world. They keep up with the latest developments. They issue points of view on new technologies that are coming, which is very helpful if you’re a client to talk through what those are." – Senior Director of Digital Strategy, Medical Device Company

    Former clients
    UNESCO
    New York University
    Johnson & Johnson
    Blue Shield of California
    Texas Children's Hospital
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Bronze Telly Awards (2), , 2017 PM360 Trailblazer Award (2) , 2016 Gold Davey Awards , 2016 MM&M Award , 2015 W3 Awards (2) , 2015 Interactive Media Awards - Medical Website

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