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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. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Diego Creative Design Firms

  • 1
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Founded in 2005, Traina is a premier branding agency based in San Diego that is reimagining the way brands are built. By unifying strategy, design, and digital expertise under one roof, their team creates market-leading brands that are driven by data, fueled by design, and built for digital from day one.

    Clients
    Facebook
    PR Bar
    UCSD
    Microsoft
    Notable Project

    Traina 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 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, Learning Platform

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Del Mar CA

    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.

    Clients
    AT&T
    Black&Decker
    Discovery Channel
    ESPN
    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

  • 3
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Diego CA

    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.

    Clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    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

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Best Western
    Shure
    AirFuel
    Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
    Industries
    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 

  • 5
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Encinitas CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Star Trac
    Heal2gether
    Fairfax EggBank
    Industries
    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

  • 6
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    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.

    Clients
    Extra Space Storage
    SBA
    Aramark
    Industries
    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

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    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.

    Clients
    Orthofix
    Chosen Foods
    Port of San Diego
    Titleist
    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

  • 8
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    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.

    Clients
    Union Cowork
    Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co.
    Host & Porter
    Industries
    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

     

  • 9
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Encinitas CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Alpha Lacrosse
    Helia Brewing Co
    Urban Surf 4 Kids
    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
     

  • 10
    $75,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oceanside CA

    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.

    Clients
    [adult swim]
    Epitaph Records
    American Greetings
    GoodFetch
    Industries
    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 

  • 11
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Mering is a marketing and advertising company based in Sacramento, California with a satellite office in San Diego California. Founded in 1985, their team of around 70 employees provides branding, media buying, and digital marketing services to customers.  

    Notable Project

    Partnering with a healthcare company, Mering developed a brand and provided digital marketing strategy execution. The client was pleased with their use of focus groups and reliance on research.

    "They are very strong in brand strategy and understanding the business and target audience." – Director of Marketing, Healthcare Company 

  • 12
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Big Day the Agency, an advertising company, was founded in 2021. Their small team is based in San Diego, California. Their services include advertising, branding, social media marketing, web design, and more.

    Notable Project

    Big Day the Agency produced and edited a stop motion video for a health food bar maker. The team was responsible for editing, designing the set, conceptualizing ideas, and creating suggestions.

    "The creativity, problem-solving, positive vibe, and enthusiasm were most impressive about them."

  • 13
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    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. 
     

    Clients
    Campbell’s
    Dodge
    Pepsi
    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
     

  • 14
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Carlsbad CA

    Marketing agency Havas Edge is based in Carlsbad, Calif. with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and Portland, Ore. Founded in 2001, their team of 256 specializes in broadcast video, marketing strategy, media planning and more for small, mid-sized, and enterprise-level clients alike.  

    Clients
    Plated
    Citi
    DraftKings
    LifeLock
    Industries
  • 15
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Mirum Agency is a digital marketing agency with offices around the globe – from California to Texas to Minnesota to Dubai to Spain and more. Founded in 2015, Mirum combines strategy, creativity, and technology to understand business and human motivations. With a sizeable team (1500+) of digital savants, storytellers, and makers, Mirum Agency specializes in web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding.

    Clients
    MasterCard
    Pfizer
    Asus
    Hong Kong Tourism Board
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mirum Agency worked with a hotel brand to strengthen its brand image in the luxury travel industry. They created an interactive content series that places travelers in locations of interest to build a sense of adventure, intrigue, and possibility.

    “Our goal for this campaign is to reignite our guests’ passion for travel and fascination for discovering new places. These stories are meant to evoke curiosity, broaden the mind, and inspire international travel.” – Vice President of Lifestyle Brands, Hotel Brand

  • 16
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Mapp Digital is a midsize San Diego, California-based advertising company. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.
    Industries
  • 17
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Internet Marketing Inc., a SEO services firm, is headquartered in San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. They focus on search engine optimization, web design, advertising, ux/ui design, and more and were established in 2005.
    Industries
  • 18
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    I.d.e.a. Is a San Diego, California-based branding agency. The firm specializes in branding, web design, digital strategy, advertising, and more and is midsize.The firm was founded in 2012.
  • 19
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    IMatrix is an advertising company launched in 2001. The midsize team specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more. The firm is headquartered in San Diego, California.
    Industries
  • 20
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Campaign Creators, an advertising company, was founded in 2016. The firm offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more and has a small team.
    Industries
  • 21
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Carlsbad CA

    Communicus is a research-oriented advertising consultancy based in Tuscon, Ariz. Established in 1987, Communicus has 24 employees. They specialize in web design, SEO, digital strategy, advertising, and branding. Most of their clients are involved in the consumer products and services, information technology, retail, and telecommunications industries.

    Clients
    Meow Mix
    Target
    Pillsbury
    Behr
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Communicus created a campaign for a specialty grocery brand that allowed it to stand out from the competition by re-focusing directly on the high-quality ingredients. The new campaign protected the brand against competitors, and established a sense of authority through straightforward, verifiable claims. Communicus' advertisement allowed the food brand to maintain its overall performance and drive sales. 

     

  • 22
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    LeaseLabs is an advertising company. Founded in 2008, the midsize company is headquartered in San Diego, California. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.
    Industries
  • 23
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Advertising company Vitro was established in 1992. The agency specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, social media marketing, and more and has a midsize team.
    Industries
  • 24
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Media planning and buying company Mindgruve was established in 2001. The agency specializes in media planning & buying, advertising, web design, web development, and more and has a midsize team. The agency is based in San Diego, California; Santa Monica, California; New York, New York and San Francisco, California.
    Industries
  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Carlsbad CA
    Elevator is an advertising company. Founded in 2004, the small firm is located in Carlsbad, California. Their team provides advertising, branding, content marketing, digital strategy, and more.
    Industries
  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA
    EREACH is an advertising company launched in 2010. The company specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more and has a small team.
    Industries
  • 27
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Ceatus is a small advertising company located in San Diego, California. Founded in 2004, the team specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.
    Industries
  • 28
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Ekklesia 360 is a branding agency. They offer branding, advertising, web design, and web development and were launched in 2008. Their small team is San Diego, California-based.
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    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Taylor & Pond Interactive, an advertising company, is in San Diego, California. The small team offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more. The firm was founded in 1995.
    Industries
  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Carlsbad CA
    Audacity is an advertising company located in Carlsbad, California. The small agency was launched in 2002. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.
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