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Top 100 Design Agencies in Chicago

November 2023

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
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      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • 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

    ArtVersion was hired by a luxury fashion brand to redesign their website. ArtVersion revamped the site's UI/UX design, integrated the client's ERP system through API, and developed the site using WordPress

    "Their innovative approach and unique solutions set them apart from others in the industry."

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  • 2
    • $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 designed and developed a series of web pages for an event series. The pages included a livestream player, speakers, news and links, sponsor section, and ads placement.

    "They are a great partner in getting from the idea step to the actual creation step."

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  • 3
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    PopArt Studio is a professional digital agency based in Novi Sad, Serbia, and founded in 2010. They have a team of 27 employees who specialize in web design, web development, and UX/UI design. They mainly work with small businesses in the IT, eCommerce, and marketing industries. 

    Clients

    • ​PepsiCo
    • Schneider Electric SE
    • Lear Corporation
    • Nike Inc

    Industries

    Notable Project

    PopArt Studio designed and developed a landing page for a hair salon company. The team was responsible for the site's design and functionalities.

    "The implementation was always on time, and the project management was always very committed."

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  • 4
    • $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

    • KIWI arts GROUP
    • Therabody
    • Eli's Cheesecake
    • Rit Dye

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bright Bright Great has been hired to provide UX/UI design services for a data consulting firm. Taking over a new app that needed to launch soon, they have been tasked to complete the project within 6–8 weeks.

    "I found their level of professionalism and dedication very impressive."

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

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

    Table XI is a mobile app and custom software developer based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 2002, they are a team of 50 curious minds that specialize in building websites, mobile applications and custom digital experiences for companies ranging from startups to well-known brands.

    Clients

    • AbbVie
    • AccuWeather
    • AKARA
    • American Medical Association (AMA)

    Industries

    Notable Project

    TXI has updated the existing code base of a zoo's website, adding new features for day camps and donor relations, as well as a universal authentication and login system. The team has used the existing APIs.

    "The collaborative and positive nature was fantastic."

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  • 6
    • 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.

    Clients

    • National Headache Foundation
    • PAXXUS
    • Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center
    • National Able Network

    Industries

    Notable Project

    CyberOptik designed and developed a travel agency's website. The team listened to the client's ideas and built a website from scratch to showcase their company.

    "They responded to my needs and did so fairly quickly."

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  • 7
    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Grand Studio is a digital strategy and product design consultancy headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2018, they now have about 15 employees who specialize in UX/UI design services. Their clients are typically in the financial services, media, or retail industries. 

    Clients

    • McDonald's
    • Chase
    • American Express
    • Johnson & Johnson

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Grand Studio is tasked by a nonprofit health system to reimagine their patient registration workflow for patients. They have proposed research, developed a map, and collaborated to address opportunity areas.

    "Grand Studio has remained nimble and can quickly pivot their approach to give us the flexibility we need."

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

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

    Highland is a digital experience agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1999, the team of about 30 specializes in product strategy, UX/UI design, and custom software development. They work primarily with midmarket to enterprise clients, mainly in the healthcare, financial services, and nonprofit sectors.
     

    Clients

    • Thrivent Financial
    • Make-A-Wish
    • McGraw-Hill
    • Northern Trust

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Highland provides market research, business consulting, and product design and development for a nonprofit. They’ve gone through two phases of research and are now prototyping solutions based on the results.

    “Highland’s work has been invaluable to our organization.”

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  • 9
    • $25,000+
    • 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 website design and development services for an IT company. They helped the client with the site relaunch, building a WordPress website using Elementor as a page builder.

    “They were heavily involved in the project; there was no way we could’ve accomplished this without them.”

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $75,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Codal is a full stack agency located in Chicago, IL. Their 90+-person team works in mobile app development, strategy, e-commerce development, and UX design. Their clients include enterprise companies and startups. Over the years they have worked in consumer products, business services, health, and education.

    Clients

    • United Airlines
    • Pepsi
    • DEMDACO
    • Charles Schwab

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Codal was hired by an aviation platform to provide web development services. They rebuilt the client's website from scratch using Django and Python, upgraded the UX/UI, and did other error correction efforts.

    ‘They work hard and are eager to please their clients.’’

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  • 11
    • Scheduling

      4.3
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.3
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $25,000+
    • 1,000 - 9,999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in London with offices in Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, and Chennai, India. The company, founded in 1953, has more than 5,800 employees and provides content marketing, branding, email marketing, event marketing & planning, packaging design, social media marketing, and video production services. SGK serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, retail, financial services, and medical industries.

    Clients

    • Abbott
    • Accor
    • Amazon
    • Air France

    Industries

    Notable Project

    SGK has been providing a leading pharmaceutical company with artwork services for more than a decade. They design artwork for the client to use globally on their products and packaging. 

    “They always deliver what they say they will — we have a very positive relationship.”

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Fuzzy Math is a Chicago, IL user experience company with around 15 employees. The company, which was founded in 2009, has a user-centered design approach to drawing up interactive applications and devices for enterprise and midmarket businesses. Their clients are primarily in the healthcare industry, as well as consumer products, financial services, education, and others.

    Clients

    • BlueCross BlueShield
    • Allstate
    • SAP Fieldglass
    • GE Healthcare

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Fuzzy Math developed and designed a mobile app for a zoo. This included building out the app's framework and creating wireframes.

    "Their continued positive work ethic was impressive."

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  • 13
    • $50,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Web design company Clique Studios is in Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas. The midsize team specializes in web design, custom software development, web development, and digital strategy. The firm was founded in 2003.

    Clients

    • McDonald's
    • Apollo Theatre
    • Northwestern University
    • USA Volleyball

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Clique Studios was hired to define the client's brand and develop marketing collateral to help them enter the market.

    "They have the desire to understand our business before launching into design."

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  • 14
    • $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 provides Drupal technical support for a computers and accessories manufacturing company. They handle the client's commercial website, which includes maintenance, updates, and UI/UX improvements.

    "Their expertise in Drupal is remarkable."

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

    The Monogram Group is a branding agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1990, the team of 17 specializes in branding, market research, and advertising. They work with clients primarily in the financial services and manufacturing industries.

    Clients

    • ACCO Brands
    • Antares Capital
    • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
    • Golub Capital

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An industrial technology company hired MonogramGroup to develop the architecture of their business and its brand strategy. They first conducted research, which included interviews and competitive analysis.

    "MonogramGroup was very responsive to our needs and went above and beyond in many instances."

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  • 16
    • $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

    Calibrate Software provides mobile and web design and development services for a workout platform. The tool can be used for high school gym classes. The team has updated the app and is now rebuilding it.

    "Their customer service and communication skills make them stand out."

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  • 17
    • $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.

    Clients

    • A Better Weigh Medical
    • National School Choice Awareness Foundation, Inc
    • AllPointsPR
    • BoneCoach

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Alpha Efficiency helped a real estate firm develop and design a landing page. Additionally, they optimized the client's website for SEO and improved its speed.

    "Alpha Efficiency was very timely in their delivery."

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  • 18
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    UPQODE is a website design and development agency based in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2015, the team of 40+ specializes in web development, web design, and e-commerce development. They work with small businesses, focusing on information technology, e-commerce, and business services.

    Clients

    • Think Tank Team - Samsung Research America
    • SAA - Spondylitis Association of America
    • AmeriFreight Inc.
    • DOXO Inc.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    UPQODE was hired by a private equity firm to update and refresh their company website. The team integrated tools with online plug-ins and worked on SEO to attract talent and potential customers.

    "They were very easy to work with."

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  • 19
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

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

    Founded in 2013, 97 Switch is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency that helps clients adapt to the constantly changing digital marketplace. Despite having a small team of fewer than 10 employees, 97 Switch provides a variety of services such as web design, SEO, PPC, social media, and content marketing.

    Clients

    • theWit Hotel in Chicago
    • Cardinal Investment Advisors
    • Option Hotline
    • SMASHotels

    Industries

    Notable Project

    97 Switch provides branding, design, and web development services for a technology training company. The team has designed and built webpages, done product branding, and designed conference themes and assets.

    "Their team is a top-notch group of highly creative individuals."

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  • 20
    • $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

    A medical device company has hired encite branding + marketing + creative for SMM services. They've established a consistent digital presence through company content, events, and training.

    "They have been extremely knowledgeable, professional, and supportive."

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  • 21
    • $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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  • 22
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Oak Brook, IL

    Verve Marketing Group is a Chicago-based web design agency, providing creative solutions that make a positive impact on clients in the education, publishing, software, and manufacturing industries since 2008. Although they specialize in web design, the team of 14 is excellent in several other areas, including branding, SEO, digital strategy, print design, and content marketing. 

    Clients

    • Particle Technology Labs
    • National Garden Bureau
    • New International Version
    • Kiefer Aquatics

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Verve Marketing Group redesigned the e-commerce website of a swimwear store. They updated the home page and layout of each page, improved navigational features, and modernized the overall design.

    "They were very hands-on and open to constant feedback."

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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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

    Simpalm created and designed iOS and Android apps for an e-learning company. The team developed the backend, devised clickable wireframes and visuals in Figma, and hosted the infrastructure on AWS.

    "We are happy with their service."

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  • 24
    • $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 provides ongoing digital marketing services for a deicer supplier. Their tasks range from website re-platforming and optimization to PPC management and blog writing.

    "They respond to our emails quickly."

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  • 25
    • $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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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Mabbly is a full-service integrated marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the agency is comprised of fewer than 50 employees and specializes in web design, web development, branding, SEO, digital strategy, and content marketing.

    Clients

    • Verano Holding Company
    • Tolmar
    • Graymont Medical
    • Graymont X

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Mabbly provided a consumer wearable firm with UX/UI and e-commerce website designs, designed for and accessible to an older adult audience. Their team created design mock-ups and ran a product photoshoot.

    “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”

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  • 27
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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
    • TY, Inc

    Industries

    Notable Project

    1o8 provides development services for a travel goods brand. The team has created a custom dashboard for the client to view their e-commerce and marketing metrics. 

    "The full team is extremely impressive."

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  • 28
    • $75,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    PLAYBOOK STUDIO LLC is a branding agency. Established in 2014, the team provides branding, logo, advertising, market research, and more. Their small firm is located in Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York.

    Clients

    • Lafayette 148
    • Aussie Bubs
    • Eastern Airlines
    • Glosslab

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A women's clothing retailer hired PLAYBOOK STUDIO LLC to provide rebranding services. The team was also responsible for web design, advertising strategies, social media management, and packaging design.

    "This was the smoothest branding project I've ever experienced."

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  • 29
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $250,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Rightpoint, headquartered in Chicago, is a web and mobile app development firm. Founded in 2007, their team of about 450 employees services midmarket and enterprise clients across industries such as consumer products and services, IT, and retail. They also offer UX design services.

    Clients

    • Macy's
    • B&H Photo
    • Care.com
    • Rue La La

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Rightpoint redesigned and developed a web and mobile commerce experience that integrates with Oracle NetSuite ERP. Its features include 360-degree product videos, recommendations, and a finder wizard.

    "Their designs have been excellent; they completely transformed our website layout and functionality."

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  • 30
    • $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

    • Gray Talent Group
    • Hall Erickson
    • DuPage Symphony Orchestra
    • Cooper & Ella

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Flamingo Agency developed a website for a conference services company. The team was responsible for WordPress development with an Elementor mobile-responsive design. The team also provided SEO services.  

    "Their willingness to go back and forth over edits helped us to create the best site for our company."

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