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List of the Best Chicago Design Companies

  • 1
    $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.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    CyberOptik has developed an accounting firm's website from the ground up. They've devised design and development solutions based on the client's defined project scope and brand guidelines.

    "I’m most impressed with their quick response rates and reasonably priced services."

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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

    A translation company hired Comrade Digital Marketing Agency to develop a new website and provide SEO and content marketing support. The translation company's goal was to win new business by refreshing their website and improving their search result ranking. The client appreciated that Comrade Digital Marketing was both affordable and proactive throughout the project.

    "They’re also friendly and have good project management skills, and after working with them on this project. I worked with them on a few other projects. I referred [Comrade Digital Marketing] to other people because they’re reliable." – Co-Founder, Translation Company 

  • 3
    $10,000+
    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
    Social Driver's client base ranges from purpose-driven corporations and foundations
    to leading nonprofits and associations. Notable clients include: American Academy of Family Physicians
    American Nurses Association
    The Education Trust
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit organization tapped Social Driver to create an animated video. Using the client’s sources, research reports, and materials, the team wrote up a script and pre- and post-produced a two-minute video.

    "They provided a tremendous amount of value and vision."

  • 4
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Andromeda Technology Solutions is an IT services company founded in 1994. They are headquartered in Lockport, Ill., with a second location in Chicago. Their 54-person team offers IT managed services, cybersecurity, web design, and more for a variety of clients. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    An investment management firm hired Andromeda Technology Solutions for additional IT support. They assisted with camera system setup, building networks, and network troubleshooting. The client was pleased with their ongoing reliability. 

    “They're very responsive and accessible. Whenever an issue arises, I usually hear from someone on their staff right away.” – IT Director, Investment Management Firm

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lincolnshire IL

    Headquartered in Denver, Usman Group is a boutique digital strategy consultancy. Founded in 2006, the company of under 10 also has an office in Lincolnshire, Ill. They help organizations plan, research, and execute for mostly midmarket clients in advertising & marketing, business services, health care, and manufacturing industries. 

    Clients
    National Safety Council
    Priceline.com
    Robert W. Baird & Company
    Davita
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Usman Group, Inc. audited a software company’s Google Ads campaign. They identified areas for improvement and gave recommendations. They’ve then set up and implemented a LinkedIn campaign for the client. 

    "Usman Group’s industry knowledge and ability to relate to our niche are impressive."

  • 6
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Round Lake Beach IL

    Founded in 2019, Brand Vision is a web design company. Their small team is in Toronto, Canada. Their services include web design, social media marketing, branding, market research, and more.

    Clients
    Winona Park Towns
    ForestHill Brokerage
    Diamond Realty Developers
    Quick Consols
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Brand Vision provides social media marketing for a real estate brokerage. They are mainly assigned with creating content for the client's Instagram and Facebook profiles.

    "We appreciate their straightforwardness and truthfulness."

  • 7
    $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 seven children's books for a school. They were responsible for setting up the template, tone, and design for the entire series to be digitally published on Kindle. 

     "We love working with them and they are now our go-to design team for new projects."

  • 8
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Solid Digital is a web design, development, and marketing company with offices in Portland, Ore. and Chicago. With about 30 team members, the agency has expertise in web design, branding, and custom development.

    Clients
    Intelligent Medical Objects
    BrandTrust
    Therapeutic Associates
    St Charles Trading
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Solid Digital developed a website for an exclusive online networking site. They combined three separate properties into one community. They also aided with SEO.

    “They offer exceptional flexibility, accessibility, and expertise. They took the time to understand our vision and were open-minded. They understood that they didn’t know my audience like I did.” – Executive Director, Online Networking Site

  • 9
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Sarofsky is a design and creative firm based in Chicago with more than 10 experts. They have offered video production, broadcast video, and graphic design solutions since their founding in 2009. They work with clients in the fields of advertising, arts, and consumer products.

    Clients
    Marvel Studios
    Warner Brothers
    Lionsgate
    High Dive
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sarofsky provided creative solutions and studio production assistance for a marketing agency. The agency had a client that wished to work with Sarofsky. The project was a success overall.

    “She had a great project management style.” - Creative Director, Marketing Agency

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lake Barrington IL

    Brandit360 is a San Luis Obispo, California-based web design agency. The small company was established in 2005. Their team provides web design, digital strategy, email marketing, graphic design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Brandit360 provides web development and digital marketing services for a construction company. They are updating the client's website and boosting their online presence.

    "Brandit360 gave us a site that truly reflects our values."

  • 11
    $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

    Praella is facilitating the migration from a CrateJoy to a Shopify Plus or Recharge platform. The project involves a migration for both the website and site data.

    "They did what they said they would, every time. Great communication and you could tell they really cared."

  • 12
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Pramukh Digital Agency is a full-service digital agency based in Ahmedabad, India. It was founded in 2014 and specializes in digital strategy, enterprise ap modernization, and logo design. The team serves small business, midmarket, and enterprise clients in the education, financial services, and health care & medical industries. 

    Clients
    Lifestyle Yoga Dubai
    Khodiyar Engineers
    Akshar Public School
    Nurture Academy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pramukh Digital Agency designed and developed the website for a crane manufacturer. They also managed SEO and digital marketing efforts during the project. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work and was looking to extend the partnership.

    "Our initial goal was to design and develop the website, which they did before the deadline. We currently rank at the top of Google for our main keywords, and will continue working with them." — Marketing Head, Crane Manufacturer

  • 13
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    BIT Studios is a custom software development firm. Established in 1990, the small company is in Plano, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. Their team specializes in custom software development, e-commerce development, mobile app development, application testing, and more.

    Notable Project

    BIT Studios was tapped by a fraud prevention SaaS company to build an MVP of a custom software application that verifies customer identity and bank account information.

    "They did a good job in managing the project and aligning expectations."

  • 14
    $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 developed a WordPress website for a private network management business. The business needed customized web pages for their site. Kalapa Design Studio provided exactly what the business needed.

    “I can’t recommend their team enough!” - ole Proprietor, Private Network Management Business

  • 15
    $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.

    Clients
    Tally
    LeveledPro
    Mince
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Calibrate Software designed and developed a game application as an ad platform for legal cannabis. They created the UI/UX designs from scratch and built the app for iOS and Android. The client — a lifestyle company — was pleased with the feedback that the app received in the community. 

    "They delivered exactly what we envisioned and discussed." – Co-Founder, Lifestyle Company

  • 16
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Pay per click company Digital Marketing Folks LLC was founded in 2017. They are headquartered in Reston, Virginia and have a small team. Digital Marketing Folks LLC specializes in pay per click, search engine optimization, social media marketing, web design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Digital Marketing Folks LLC is providing digital marketing services for a chiropractor clinic. The team conducts SEO optimization and web design to increase leads and ultimately to increase revenue. 

    "We have doubled our collections in the past 4 months we’ve worked with the team."

  • 17
    $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

    A photography agency needed a mobile app and came to Red Foundry for their expertise. The app allows anyone to locate photographers all over the city of Chicago. They’re still testing the impact of the app for on-demand users.

    “They [Red Foundry] were very organized and worked overtime. They made the process easy to understand, so I can focus on managing the company and not the IT part.” – CEO, Photography Agency

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    1o8 is a digital agency founded in Chicago in 2018. The team of 8 focuses on social media, SEO, and digital strategy for their midmarket consumer products clients. 

    Clients
    O-Cedar
    Sweet Leaf Tea
    Undone Beauty
    Daily Crunch Snacks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    1o8 designed a search engine marketing program for a public record software company. They helped the client transition from relying on leads from paid leads to organic content. They also optimized the client's content strategy for SEO. The client experienced growth in keyword rankings and domain authority as a result of the campaign. 

    "It was highly detailed, very well-thought-out, and both teams were highly engaged throughout." – Senior Marketing Manager, Public Record Software Company

  • 19
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Simple Machines Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing company founded in 2012. Their 9-person team offers services in digital strategy, marketing strategy, content marketing, and more.
     

    Notable Project

    Simple Machines developed a marketing strategy for a printing company. They researched suitable keywords, improved the effectiveness of email blasts and Google, and redesigned the client’s website. The client appreciates the increased website traffic and positive feedback as a result of the company’s work.

    “I thought they did a great job. I worked with 4 to 5 different people from their team who were extremely responsive.” – Business Manager, Printing Company 
     

  • 20
    $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

    An online learning and e-commerce startup reached out to Bright Bright Great to design its e-commerce site. They have since completed numerous other projects together: branding, social media marketing, and graphic design.

    "We went from nothing to something. The strongest comment I have about their work is that the bar for design quality is very high. It's been very helpful to us, going from being completely unknown to an emerging brand and a website that exceeds our very high design-quality bar." – CEO, Startup

  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    St. Charles IL

    mDevelopers is a software house that launched in 2010. Their team is headquartered in Warsaw and has offices in Czestochowa, Poland. They offer web development, UX/UI design, and custom software development.

    Clients
    BMW
    General Motors
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Hilton
    Industries
    Notable Project

    mDevelopers rewrote and -designed a mobile app for an educational technology company. After a scoping and UX/UI design workshop, the team built the app for iOS and Android using Swift and Java. The app arrived ahead of schedule and has satisfied the client in preliminary tests.

    "They exceeded our expectations." – Head of Software, Educational Tech Firm

  • 22
    $5,000+
    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
    Mansion on Rush
    Taurus Advisory Group
    Muscle & Joint Physical Therapy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Flamingo Agency revamped the 10-year-old website of a pet care business, helping them stay competitive in the industry. The team also optimized the site to generate more traffic.

    "Working with Flamingo Agency was a fantastic experience."

  • 23
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    River Forest IL

    Small branding company Famous Victory Branding & Design, is based in River Forest, Illinois. Launched in 2015, the team focuses on branding, graphic design, logo, other marketing, and more.

    Clients
    Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance / Berxi Insurance
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Famous Victory Branding & Design handles a singer-songwriter’s design and branding needs. They work on everything from the musician’s website to their marketing and promotional assets and photography.

    "They’re always on top of everything, and they’re highly realistic about what can and can’t be done."

  • 24
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Johnsburg IL

    MyDesignSpace, Inc. is a design agency founded in 2015 in Johnsburg, Ill. With more than two members, they offer web design, graphic design, and branding solutions to small businesses that work in the industries of business services, nonprofit, and more.

    Clients
    Alpha Laser Engraving
    CQ Concepts
    McHenry Riverwalk Foundation
    Patrick B. Harper Scholarship Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MyDesignSpace, Inc. provided web and marketing support for an engraving company. The company needed to boost their digital presence online and rebuild their site. The updated site has seen an uptick in organic searches.

    “We had no products on our online store, and they helped us integrate that with properly sized pictures, too.” - Owner, Engraving Company

  • 25
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Geneva IL

    Rule29 is a creative strategy and design firm based in Geneva, Ill. Their 20-person team provides a wide range of creative services including branding, web design, and print design. Founded in 2000, they specialize in mid-market clients. 

    Clients
    Fellowes
    Make-A-Wish
    Cargill
    American Red Cross
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A multinational publishing firm hired Rule29 for comprehensive brand management: Advertising, outreach, market research, and other aspects of developing and maintaining a brand. They helped the client expand into digital content from print-only publications, and helped implement a direct publisher-based marketing approach. The new strategy expanded market share with every product launch.

    "They're a very talented agency. Their creative work is top-notch. Our relationship with their entire team was really solid. They were adaptive to different sorts of projects, and the project actually gained scope as a result of our ability to work together." – Chief Marketing Officer, Multinational Publisher

  • 26
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Schaumburg IL

    MultiQoS Technologies, an app development company, was established in 2020. They are based in Ahmedabad, India and have a small team. Their services include mobile app development, web development, ux/ui design, web design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A sports, travel, and entertainment company hired MultiQoS Technologies to develop an Android and iOS app that could connect users to events in their area. The team also built a landing page for the product.

    "They understood our vision and asked really detailed questions to ultimately get to the bottom of the task."

  • 27
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Encite Branding + Marketing + Creative is a digital marketing agency, founded in 2005 and located in Denver Colo. They comprise seven employees who provide SMM, media planning, branding and advertising, creative content, digital strategy, PR, event marketing, and video production. They work with small and mid-size companies, usually in retail, manufacturing, and consumer products.

    Clients
    Sonsio
    Help On Demand
    Advanced Vision Technologies
    Advanced Vision Technologies
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Encite Branding + Marketing + Creative developed a website for the foundation of a sustainable seafood company. The team also created a logo and branding for the foundation. Their branding efforts and new website have created a cohesive brand identity for the client.

    “Encite helped me encompass the whole organization into a cohesive brand that is going to bring us success moving forward. Encite truly understands that it’s about the customer’s success and not theirs.” – Executive Chairman, Seafood Company

  • 28
    $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

    A medical software company hired Simpalm to create a bilingual pregnancy app. The team created an app that could be used in both English and Spanish. They worked through the project from inception to completion.

    “I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with the most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.” – Founder, Medical Software Company

  • 29
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Since its founding in 2011, Launch Digital Marketing has provided web design, digital strategy, social media marketing, and other digital services to their clients. The around 80-person team is headquartered out of Naperville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.

    Clients
    Illinois Charter Schools Network
    Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Plant Perks
    Romer Skin Care
    Notable Project

    Launch Digital Marketing partnered with a startup skincare company to design and develop their ecommerce website from scratch on WordPress and WooCommerce. Since the site was launched, they have continued to provide SEO and paid advertising services to their client.

    "The whole team is always happy to roll up their sleeves and join me in the trenches of running a startup. They act quickly and are good at prioritizing what needs to be done first to allow us to keep moving quickly, which has really helped us to be nimble when we need to be." - Founder, Romer Skincare

  • 30
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Gulo is a digital agency based in Chicago. Founded in 2003, the team of 12 specializes in digital strategy, web design & UX, web development, analytics and conversion rate optimization. They work primarily with midmarket-level clients, focusing on advertising and marketing, business services, and arts, entertainment, and music.

     

    Clients
    Holigos
    Earthborn Holistic
    ClearCut Analytics
    up4 Probiotics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Gulo worked on web development for a trade association. They designed and built a web-based member services platform on WordPress, including custom features and PayPal. The client was impressed with their ability to deliver. 

    “Gulo came along at the right time and delivered on everything they promised.” – Director of Operations, Trade Association

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