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Top 100 Design Agencies in Chicago

August 2022

Looking for a top design consultant in Chicago?

You need your design to be clear and reflective of your brand, and of course, of high aesthetic quality.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top design agencies in Chicago. 

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List of the Best Chicago Design Companies

  • 1
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Elmhurst, IL

    CyberOptik, a web design agency, was established in 2002. Their small team is based in Elmhurst, Illinois. The company specializes in web design, web development, and ux/ui design.

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    Notable Project

    CyberOptik created a new WordPress website for a renewable energy consulting firm.After building the website, the team facilitated training sessions to help the client make website modifications independently. 

    "They provide professional services and a great product at lower-than-expected prices."

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  • 2
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Comrade Digital Marketing is a Chicago-based full service digital marketing agency with a staff of 20. Since 2008, Comrade Digital Marketing Agency has assisted clients with SEO, web design, and e-commerce development.

    Clients

    • eCommerce
    • law firms
    • local service providers
    • manufacturing companies

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Comrade Digital Marketing Agency has developed a website for a law firm. They write content and help with keyword research and PPC efforts for Google Ads. They also host and maintain the site.

    “They go above and beyond. I’ve been very impressed by their willingness to do whatever it takes to get things done."

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  • 3
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients

    • American Nurses Association
    • The Education Trust
    • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    • Goodwill Industries International

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Social Driver produced two videos for a nonprofit affordable housing organization. They handled all of the audio, video editing, mixing, voiceovers, and scriptwriting. Another deliverable was an infographic. 

    "I give them high marks for listening and understanding what we were trying to produce." 

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Five Jars, a web development firm, was established in 2017. Their small team is in Dover, Delaware and Kyiv, Ukraine. Their services include web development, custom software development, and web design.

    Clients

    • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
    • YMCA of the North
    • Council for Exceptional Children
    • YMCA of Greater Brandywine

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Five Jars is a long-standing partner for a nonprofit organization's web development projects. Their most recent project was a Drupal directory of current staff and HRIS integration.

    "The Five Jars team is thoughtful, resourceful, and open to feedback and input."

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Located in Chicago, Illinois, Praella is an e-commerce development company. Founded in 2018, the midsize team focuses on e-commerce development, ERP consulting and SI, conversion optimization, custom software development, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A fragrance company was looking to build their own website to cater directly to their customers, so they engaged with Praella to develop a Shopify website and manage the platform's front- and backend.

    "No task is too difficult for Praella and they go above and beyond just to provide us with what we need."

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  • 6
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Berwyn, IL

    Kalapa Design Studio is a studio founded in 2020 in Chicago. With no more than 10 professionals, they provide branding, web design, and UX/UI design solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, business services, and IT.

    Clients

    • Apple
    • AWS
    • Google
    • Salesforce

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Kalapa Design Studio designed a landing page and an application for a software development company. They allocated four resources to this project.

    "They were incredibly diligent and professional with each step of the process."

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  • 7
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Calibrate Software is a Chicago-based development company founded in 2017. They offer UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web development services to small businesses and midmarket companies.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A nonprofit organization hired Calibrate Software to provide web development. They created a WordPress site starting from the client's existing material.

    ''We now have a functioning website.''

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  • 8
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Flamingo Agency is a digital marketing agency based in Chicago. Founded in 2017, they have a small team that provides specialty SEO and web design services to small businesses. Their main services include SEO, website creation and CMS particularly in the hospitality, health and business industries.

    Clients

    • Cooper & Ella
    • Horvat Law
    • Taurus Advisory Group
    • Muscle & Joint Physical Therapy

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Flamingo Agency designed and developed a website for an apartment management firm; they offered SEO. They streamlined the client's application process and added rent payment and maintenance request functions.

    "Flamingo Agency was the total package — they could do everything at a reasonable price."

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  • 9
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    AUQ is a web design company founded in 2018. Their small team is located in Santa Barbara, California. The agency provides web design, search engine optimization, and digital strategy.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An investment management firm hired AUQ to develop a microsite using WordPress. They worked closely with an internal designer to develop the platform, which featured three main parts.

    “AUQ’s biggest strengths were their agility and solution-oriented approach.”

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  • 10
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Digital Authority is a digital marketing agency. Established in 2016, the company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Their services include SEO, PPC, Web Design, and Digital Marketing.

    Clients

    • Omron Healthcare
    • Dickson Data
    • Sanctuary Clothing
    • Geode Health

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Digital Authority Partners headed a web redesign venture to help a law firm. This also included coming up with new content for the website. 

    "I appreciated Michael’s involvement throughout the process."

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  • 11
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Hinsdale, IL
    Brand Your Practice, Inc. Is a marketing strategy company. They are based in Hinsdale, Illinois and have a small team. The company provides marketing strategy, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Brand Your Practice, Inc. provides branding and development services for a counseling agency. They also create a new website and clinical software for a 360 wrap-around process to help the client scale. 

    "Their genuine interest and dedication to me and my business are outstanding!"

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Founded in 1999, ArtVersion is a web design industry veteran. Headquartered in Chicago with other locations in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA, ArtVersion's team of 14 provides web design, UI/UX design, graphic design, and branding.

    Clients

    • Volvo
    • Mack Trucks
    • Caterpillar
    • TransUnion

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A preventive health company hired ArtVersion to develop a website and create a digital infographic. They helped attract new clients and collaborated through a series of meetings with the internal team.

    "The team's executive and project management staff were outstanding, and I would not hesitate to work with them again."

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  • 13
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Mess Marketing is a digital design and development agency headquartered in Chicago. They have 186 employees who provide graphic design, video production, web design, and web development services. The small and mid-market businesses they work with represent the advertising & marketing, business services, consumer products & services, and non-profit industries. 

    Clients

    • Chicago Humanities Festival
    • Sinai Health System
    • Fidelity Life
    • Roll 20

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Mess developed a web-based platform for a tabletop gaming website to drive user traffic. They worked with the client to create the concept, design, and UX before developing, integrating, and QAing the platform.  

    "They’re a solutions-oriented creative firm."

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  • 14
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Nighthouse LLC is a branding company in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 2021, the small team offers branding, web design, logo, and web development.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Nighthouse LLC designed a promotional products company’s website. Their goal was to create an easy-to-navigate and streamlined platform. 

    "They were able to incorporate all of my ideas into an easy-to-navigate page."

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  • 15
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Headquartered in Chicago, Bright Bright Great is a strategic interactive agency that combines cutting-edge design with technology. Founded in 2007, they've grown to a team of nearly 15 that has expertise in branding, web design, UX/UI design, and social and email marketing, as well as mobile app and web development.

    Clients

    • Nike
    • American Institute of Graphic Arts
    • French American Chamber of Commerce
    • Gogo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A web development and technology company engaged with Bright Bright Great to develop a high-level website in the industry and perform SEO activities. They managed the overall research and development process. 

    "Everyone on the team was accessible and cared about creating the absolute best product."

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  • 16
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    ROBERT VIOLA PARTNERS is a small branding company and web design company launched in 2012. Their services include branding and web design. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ROBERT VIOLA PARTNERS is developing a website for a co-op space business. They're tasked with maintaining and hosting the site. They've also rebranded the client's stationery and publications.

    “All of the work they do is customized according to our needs.”

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  • 17
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    IT company eGuide Tech Allies was founded in 2016. Headquartered in Chicago, they have a team of four. They specialize in CRM consulting and SI, as well as IT strategy consulting.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    eGuide Tech Allies designed and developed a website in Wix for a rental property with links to a third-party service to facilitate online bookings. The client acquired professional photos to add to the design. 

    "I'm absolutely thrilled with the website eGuide Tech Allies delivered."

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  • 18
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2009, they create native and cross-platform mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms. The team provides UX/UI product design, full-stack application development (mobile apps, APIs and backend) and proactive post-launch support and maintenance services. Red Foundry’s clients include entrepreneurs and startups, small companies, and mid-market corporations.

    Clients

    • Cooper's Hawk
    • Traveling Vineyard
    • Fortis Global
    • RacketStats

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Red Foundry has developed a mobile application from scratch for a physician member association. The app is for iOS and Android, and it gives access to helpful content for pathologists in their early careers.

    "They’ve stood out for their ability to provide advice as well as development services."

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  • 19
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Established in 2019, TopOut Group is a small pay per click agency headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Their services include pay per click, search engine optimization, content marketing, web design, and more.

    Clients

    • AskVet
    • Cognetics Group
    • Wallace Farms

    Industries

    Notable Project

    TopOut Group handles the e-commerce development needs of a business consulting company. The team helps in resolving technical issues on the client's Woocommerce platform. 

    "TopOut Group knows what their expertise is, and they confidently mean it when they said they can deliver."

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  • 20
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Villa Park, IL

    The Olive Street Agency is a Chicago-based company that provides design and marketing solutions to companies in a variety of industries – arts and entertainment, retail, advertising and marketing, and government. Founded in 2005, The Olive Street Agency has a small team of about 16 employees with capabilities in web design, SEO, digital strategy, branding, photography, content development, and social media.

    Clients

    • The Seattle Times
    • Sweet Baby Ray's Catering
    • Chicago Public Schools
    • University of Florida

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Olive Street Design developed a website to help a real estate company market a high-end community in Fort Myers. They also assisted the client in optimizing the SEO of their website content.

    "Their creative talent for the website's overall design was outstanding. 10 stars out of 10 stars."

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  • 21
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Greensighter is an user experience agency. Founded in 2019, the small team specializes in ux/ui design and graphic design.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Greensighter provided UI/UX design services for an affiliate marketing firm. They helped the client redesign their website. 

    "They had really good UI/UX design skills, and they often came up with their own ideas."

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  • 22
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Concentric Design is a graphic design firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2006, the firm is comprised of fewer than 10 employees that specialize in web design, branding, logo creation, and graphic design.

    Clients

    • Hertz
    • United Airlines
    • Paylocity
    • Teach For America

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Concentric Design has been hired by a buy-and-sell company for branding services. After an initial review of the company, they have incorporated a consistent messaging and design to the brand.

    "Their ability to be flexible and really learn about our company stood out."

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Evanston, IL

    Chykalophia is an UX agency. Founded in 2011, the team offers ux/ui design, web design, web development, branding, and more. Their small agency is Evanston, Illinois-based.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Chykalophia designed and developed a BigCommerce site for a nutrition practice. They also assisted in the client's brand strategy development.

    “Their communication and listening skills were worlds better than what we had experienced before.”

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  • 24
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Twelve and Twenty Eight is a Chicago-based branding and design firm founded in 2017 with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in branding, graphic design, and web design solutions for small businesses in the field of business services.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Twelve and Twenty Eight was hired by a real estate consulting company to design their site and write copy. They initially led a discovery phase before breaking the project up into several phases.

    "They were creative, responsive, and collaborative."

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  • 25
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Promet Source is an interactive development firm that based in Chicago with an additional office in the Philippines. Founded in 2003, the team of about 45 employees provides web design and development, e-commerce development, mobile app development and more for larger clients in a variety of industries.

    Clients

    • GAO
    • SDNY
    • Orange County
    • Marin County

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Promet Source has been hired by a pool manufacturer to create a tool, enabling their partners to add product content to their websites. The tool must also allow the client to track the usage of the content.

    "They are experts in what they do."

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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Simpalm is a leader in the mobile app market. They’ve designed over 200 apps and also work in web development and UX/UI design. The team of 30+ designers creates products for a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumers, education, health, and retail. They work with companies of all sizes.

    Clients

    • Taptin
    • Forte Payment System
    • AudiobookNow
    • Legaltrot

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Using PHP, Simpalm built a secure, HIPAA-compliant web app that connects to an SQL database and is built on an AWS server for a dental insurance platform. 

    "There were several times that we required very quick changes. The Simpalm team always delivered."

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  • 27
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Founded in 2012, Vault Innovation Group is a 10+-person team based in Chicago, IL. Their services include mobile app and web development and UX/UI design. They also offer branding and post product launch services.

    Clients

    • GamerzArena
    • Geex
    • NextMe
    • Kuma's Corner

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Vault Innovation was expected to create an MVP product for a social networking company. They seemed to have experience with building products from scratch.

    "The project manager was an efficient communicator but the project overall was managed very poorly."

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  • 28
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Alpha Efficiency is a technology, marketing, and lifestyle digital magazine as well as a digital solutions agency based in Chicago. The agency, founded in 2010, has a team of more than ten that provides web development, web design, PPC, UX/UI design, and conversion optimization services to various businesses.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Alpha Efficiency has designed and developed a WordPress website, a logo, some branding collateral for a pharmacy and wellness center. The site’s functionality includes a contact page and a scheduling system.

    “Alpha Efficiency is very task-oriented. If they get a task, they work on it until completion.”

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  • 29
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    a5 is a branding and digital consultancy with a team of 15 employees. Founded in 2001, their office is located in Chicago. Their services are focused on branding and web design.

    Clients

    • Johns Hopkins
    • Chicago Park District
    • Northbrook Park District
    • Illinois Park & Recreation Association

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A community organization wanted to analyze the name and brand of the golf course. They engaged with a5 Branding & Digital to collect input from stakeholder groups and develop a new brand.

    "Working with the talented team at a5 was a fantastic experience."

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  • 30
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    McMillan & Phillips, a SEO company, was launched in 2020. They are in Reno, Nevada and Chicago, Illinois and have a small team. Their services include search engine optimization, branding, public relations, market research, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    McMillan & Phillips provides ongoing SEO services for a rapidly growing commercial real estate company. They optimize the client's site with targeted keywords and content utilization and provide maintenance.

    "They stay focused on the targets we've set and always deliver results on time, as promised."

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