The Best Creative Design Firms in San Diego, CA

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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 San Diego. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best San Diego Creative Design Firms

  • 1

    Traina Design

    Branding agency Traina Design is located in San Diego. Since 2005, the team of 18 has specialized in web design and development, branding, and logo design.

    Notable Project

    Traina Design conducted branding and web design for an e-learning platform. Along with working on the user interface and experience of the website, the agency did logo design work and made videos. Their work had excellent reviews. Traina Design constantly met the client's expectations.

    "The biggest gift for our company has been finding this exceptional [Traina Design] team and making them an integral part of everything from the beginning."- Founder of Learning Platform

    Former clients
    Facebook
    PR Bar
    UCSD
    Microsoft
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    31 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    ADDYS (2018)

  • 2

    Jacob Tyler

    California-based full-service branding and digital communications agency Jacob Tyler works with clients to bring their story to life. Founded in 2000 and now 20+ employees strong, the agency specializes in corporate identity development and positioning, planning and strategy, SEO, social media, and UI/UX design.

    Notable Project

    Jacob Tyler was the second agency a wildlife theme park partnered with for web design, SEO, and ad retargeting. Jacob Tyler delivered backend and frontend design for a new WordPress site that allows the wildlife theme park to manage its content internally, instead of relying on third-party providers.

    “This year, we’ve seen 72% new customers and 38% repeat business. That’s a significant increase in the number of people coming to the park for the first time. Jacob Tyler is doing a fantastic job attracting new people, and have really upped our game.” – Marketing Manager, Wildlife Theme Park

    Former clients
    AT&T
    Black&Decker
    Discovery Channel
    ESPN
    SONY
    TED
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    47 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    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 San Diego, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

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  • 4

    MiresBall

    MiresBall is a creative agency based in San Diego. Since 1985, the team of 20 works with a variety of clients on their branding, packaging and web design, and advertising needs. 

    Notable Project

    Sixteen years ago, MiresBall was hired by a global tech company for a variety of digital tasks. The work included global advertising, updating a website, content creation, and more. The client prides MiresBall on their quality of work and attention to detail.

    "The one thing I really enjoyed about them [MiresBall] was that they were never in a rush when thinking about a project. They were always very logical and analytical, thinking and asking the right questions. It was a great two-way conversation." – Former Marketing Program Manager, Global Tech Company 

    Former clients
    Best Western
    Shure
    AirFuel
    Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Davey Awards (2015) , Graphis Design Annual (2015) , Graphis Design Annual (2015)

  • 5

    ParkerWhite Brand Interactive

    ParkerWhite Brand Interactive is a branding and digital marketing agency located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif. Founded in 1997, they have 14 employees specializing in brand strategy, digital marketing, social media, website design, creative strategy, and video content. They work predominantly with clients in the health industry, from fitness centers to health product companies. 

    Notable Project

    ParkerWhite Brand Interactive revamped a biotechnology company’s brand image to make it more consistent across all platforms. They also did creative work that supported digital advertising efforts. ParkerWhite Brand Interactive significantly improved the brand image by making it more cohesive across the website and all the ads.

    “I would recommend them to anyone particularly because they were very professional. There were no surprises when working with them and their follow-up was excellent. I would certainly hire them again if the need arises.” – CEO, Biotechnology Company

    Former clients
    Star Trac
    Heal2gether
    Fairfax EggBank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Mentus

    Mentus is a digital agency based in San Diego that specializes in web design, SEO, and digital strategy. Since 1981, the agency and its team of 15+ have worked with clients in industries including business services, healthcare, and government services.

    Notable Project

    Mentus completed a full rebranding on a pharmaceuticals firm. Mentus' work included a website redesign, creating branded materials, and designing a logo. Everyone was satisfied and impressed with the work. They have since relaunched, but still, use Mentus when needed. 

    "Mentus always hits deadlines and are always within budget, which is very important. More than that, they seemed to understand what we wanted because they’ve worked with several different industries." – VP Finance & Investor Relations, Pharmaceuticals Firm

    Former clients
    Extra Space Storage
    SBA
    Aramark
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    HCC Finest Awards (2003) , Nicholson Award (2005)

  • 7

    Coe Design

    Located in San Diego, Coe Design is a branding and design firm. Their team of fewer than 10 also offers advertising, product design, and packaging design services.

    Notable Project

    Coe Design provided a food product startup with branding services. The team created a logo, name, visual schemes, and other collateral. Both the startup and their customers were pleased with the team’s results. 

    “I am 100% satisfied. There's no way the outcome could have been better, so there wasn't anything [Coe Design] should have done differently.” — President, Food Product Startup

    Former clients
    Orthofix
    Chosen Foods
    Port of San Diego
    Titleist
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 8

    Movetic

    Movetic is a digital agency that is based in Encinitas, Calif. Founded in 2014, Movetic's team of 10 specializes in branding and UX/UI design. Movetic also offers digital strategy and advertising services to its clients.   

    Notable Project

    Movetic partnered with an experimental design firm in order to work on the organization's digital presence. Using WordPress, the team at Movetic redesigned the organization's previously outdated website and made its layout more aesthetically pleasing.

    "As soon as [the website] launched, we saw an increase in traffic and received a lot of compliments from new and existing clients. The number of new leads is on the rise and our clients are looking to do future phases of work with us." - Marketing Manager, Design Firm 

    Former clients
    The Hettema Group
    Life on Fire
    Harcourt Auctions
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Encinitas, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Caava Design

    Founded in 2010, Caava Design is a marketing and advertising agency that offers branding, packaging design, and graphic design services to their small business and mid-market clients in the marketing and advertising industry. Their 10 employees are based out of San Diego, Calif.

    Notable Project

    Caava Design recently worked on branding for an entertainment company. They implemented a campaign which featured new icons and typography for that client.

    “All of our potential partners and investors love the branding. Internally, we’re incredibly pleased with the cost value benefit of the service. ” — CEO, Entertainment Company

     

    Former clients
    Union Cowork
    Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co.
    Host & Porter
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Vivo Creative

    Vivo Creative is a creative agency based in Cardiff, Calif. and founded in 2014. Their team of 4 employees specializes in graphic design, video production, and branding. 

    Notable Project

    Vivo Creative made marketing content for a restaurant group. They created a variety of marketing materials, including video, photos, posters, and digital materials for social media and email campaigns. The client was very happy with the materials and credits them with maintaining the consistency of their brand. 

    “Vivo Creative genuinely invests in the client relationship. They have a hands-on, focused approach and take on our goals as their goals.” – Franchise Owner, Restaurant Group
     

    Former clients
    Alpha Lacrosse
    Helia Brewing Co
    Urban Surf 4 Kids
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place CARDIFF, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 11

    RocketDog Communications

    RocketDog Communications is a Seattle-based full-service marketing agency. Founded in 1999, their small team of 2–3 mainly serves enterprise-level clients. The team specializes in interactive web, email campaigns, and package design. They're also proficient in web design, branding, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    RocketDog Communications delivered graphic design work for a home automation company. They produced printed designs in the form of banners and handout pieces, and they delineated a coherent look and feel to solidify the client's brand. Their team successfully optimized the company's messaging.

    "We appreciate the personal approach that RocketDog has taken to understand our unique business model." — Marketing Manager, Home Automation Company

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Evergreen Healthcare
    Lenovo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    HypeLife Brands

    HypeLife is a brand development and precision marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. It focuses mainly on small businesses, with some midmarket and enterprise clients. Established in 2001, HypeLife maintains a small team of fewer than 10 employees.

    Notable Project

    HypeLife works with a board sports company to provide branding and social media marketing services, both of whch are targeted to appeal to millennials. HypeLife built an audience, created a new website, helped with email marketing campaigns, and now serves as the client's brand manager. The team’s efforts yielded a 35% increase in social media followers over the past 12 months.

    “With HypeLife as our brand manager, life has been so much easier.”  - Owner, Board Sport Company 

    Former clients
    [adult swim]
    Epitaph Records
    American Greetings
    GoodFetch
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Oceanside, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    ADDY Award Winner for Animated+Viral Holiday E-Card (2009) , Create Awards Silver Award Winner (2009) , Creativity 40th Annual International Awards Gold Award (2010) , W3 Awards Gold Winner - B2B Branded Content (2011) , International Davey Awards Gold Winner (2011)

  • 13

    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 San Diego, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    19 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    DO NOT DISTURB

    DO NOT DISTURB, founded in 2017, is an advertising and branding agency headquartered in San Diego. Their team of 9 specializes in advertising, branding, and graphic design. 
     

    Notable Project

    DO NOT DISTURB provided creative marketing services for a fast-casual restaurant chain. The client moved locations and needed an agency to market two limited-time-offering products. They also needed to re-brand and do customer testing. The agency handled the multiple aspects of the campaign and re-branding, and they excelled at every part they handled. The client was happy with DO NOT DISTURB’s work. 

    “They saw it as a business problem and proposed to solve it in a fun, clever way. That product in particular was really wonderful, and the work they created brought new people into the restaurant and drove sales for us.” — Director of Creative Strategy, Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain
     

    Former clients
    Campbell’s
    Dodge
    Pepsi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    Game Changer Marketing Solutions LLC

    Game Changer Marketing Solutions LLC is a digital agency in Oahu, Hawaii. They also have offices in Bonita Springs, Fla. and San Diego. Founded in 2019, they have 2 employees that serve small-business and midmarket clients in the advertising and marketing sectors. Services include SEO, web design, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Game Changer Marketing Solutions LLC provided digital marketing strategy services for a private acupuncture practice. Their team managed social media campaigns, content generation, and strategy planning. The deliverables exceeded expectations as well as increased traffic and sales.

    “Cassi exceeded my expectations with information and guidance. She has me feeling not only confident moving forward, but she is quick to get back to me as soon as possible.” – Owner, Private Acupuncture Practice

    Former clients
    Pretty Girl Makeup
    Arrigoni Winery
    Neja
    Sotheby's International Realty
    Holonis
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
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