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List of the Best Chicago Design Companies

  • 1
    $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."

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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
    AARP
    Levinson Law Group
    Blackhawk Supply
    Zen Supplies
    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
    $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
    Nike
    Schwarzkopf
    IBM
    Industries
    Notable Project

    PopArt Studio created a website for a B2B marketing startup. They designed the site to the client’s specifications, giving it a simple and easy to navigate layout, easy to use contact forms, and an innovative order management solution. The client reported that the site had received a lot of positive feedback and that their traffic had increased dramatically. 

    “Their team exhibits a high level of commitment and professionalism. They simplified all complexities by guiding us through the process in a timely and respectful way.” – CEO, B2B Marketing Startup
     

  • 4
    $50,000+
    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
    Hilton
    Embassy Suites
    Best Buy
    Priceline
    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

  • 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
    LiveWorld
    Lifeline Vascular Care
    Sherman Communications & Marketing
    Creative Promotional Products
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Usman Group helped a plumbing fixtures manufacturer revitalize its brand and attract consumers by designing a user-friendly, efficient website that included a backend database for managing extensive product catalogs. As a result of its partnership with Usman Group, the manufacturer received overwhelming positive feedback and its brand perception has improved. 

    "[Usman Group] went above and beyond to find solutions that met our needs and fit our budget." – Former Digital Marketing Manager, Plumbing Fixtures Manufacturer 

  • 6
    $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. 

    Clients
    Keough & Moody P.C.
    Seating Concepts
    Inc.
    Capital Trading Group
    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

  • 7
    $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
    Sweet Leaf Tea
    Vetnique Labs
    NewGround
    Ohi Food Co
    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

  • 8
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago 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
    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

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

    Thrive Internet Marketing Agency is a results-driven digital marketing agency based in Dallas. Since 2005, we have been providing digital marketing consulting and management services that include web site design and development, search engine optimization (SEO), PPC management, social media marketing, conversion rate optimization (CRO), Amazon marketing services, video production, and more. 

    Clients
    Restoration 1
    Daryl Food Relocation and Logistics
    D&D Beyond
    Hurom
    Notable Project

    Thrive Internet Marketing Agency worked with an online travel company to increase website traffic and engagement. They built a dynamic website from scratch. The client notes that Thrive Internet Marketing was a cost effective partner and over delivered on the project.

    “When our company started, we had 6 visitors in 3 months. Since we started the marketing efforts, we’ve had 8,000 hits.” – Owner, Online Travel Company

  • 11
    $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."

  • 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
    Nilkanth Packaging SEO
    Rottermen
    Aqua Safe Mine
    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
    $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
    Clark Brands
    Galaxy Digital
    Travelliance
    Reader’s Digest
    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

  • 14
    $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

  • 15
    $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.
     

    Clients
    ACOEP
    BFC
    United Methodist Healthcare Recruitment
    AAA Pool Service
    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 
     

  • 16
    $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."

  • 17
    $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
    Pepsi
    Stokkup
    United Airlines
    ShowroomSquared
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Codal worked with a gift-giving company on the UX and UI for their online and mobile platform. The company helps users manage outreach and donations for important family events such as birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Codal built a web application that tracked these events in the user’s life. Codal built and integrated wireframes for the app.

    “They have been my partner more than a developer. From early on, they have been focused on providing solutions across the board.” – Founder, Gift Service

  • 18
    $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
    Lucasfilms
    Crayola
    McDonalds
    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

  • 19
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2005, the custom software development firm fjorge provides services for all digital needs. Based in Minneapolis with 42 employees, fjorge offers support in web development, application management/support, and custom software development.


     

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Recently, fjorge worked with a digital product agency to create a web-based app with optical character recognition to consume receipt data. The client appreciated fjorge’s team’s ability to complete complex tasks on time. 

    "They were organized and attentive, completing tasks on time. We used Jira to manage tasks." – Senior Vice President, Digital Product Agency

     

  • 20
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    LAI Live is a full-scale live and virtual event production company based in Washington, DC. The company, founded in 2013, has a team of around 40 that provides event marketing & planning, branding, marketing strategy, and graphic design services. LAI Live serves mid-market and other-sized companies in various industries.

    Clients
    ASAE
    Association Leadership Awards
    Certified Angus Beef LLC
    UniFirst
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit trade association hired LAI Live to help set up a digital environment that would enable them to hold virtual meetings with their members and board to achieve certain business goals. As part of the engagement, LAI Live integrated a third-party voting system that would enable the association to conduct and cast votes online. They also provided the association with metrics and key deadlines, as well as set up speaker practice sessions so that everybody was comfortable with it before the show. After a period of learning, the association achieved their goal of meeting online using the solution that LAI Live provided. 

    "We were particularly impressed with their responsiveness and their willingness to help me reassure people within my organization about how the system worked." - Director of Communications, Nonprofit Trade Association

  • 21
    $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
    Flo
    Gig Scout
    HeroKey
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Vault Innovation developed a content management system (CMS) for a globally recognized media company. Their work included building wireframes on the frontend and identifying and adding missing elements to the backend. They built the entire CMS from start to finish.

    “Project management was really sharp. I would hire the project manager for my own team in a second.” – VP of Consumer Marketing, Media Company

  • 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
    Unleashed Luxury Travel
    Glass Block Factory
    Lakeview Maids
    Crown Trailer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Flamingo Agency created a brand-new website for a fitness company, boosting the site’s SEO and creating a detailed client database. The client was particularly impressed with the smooth workflow and the ability to collaborate directly with Flamingo Agency’s owner. The website consistently ranks number one on Google.

    “Flamingo Agency’s work had a huge impact. We finally show up on the first page of a web search and are building a solid database. The project management was excellent and very effective.” – Owner, Fitness Company

  • 23
    $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.

    Clients
    Root Port IT
    Surge Institute
    Paramount Catering
    Industries
    Notable Project

     eGuide Tech Allies worked with a hospitality company to update hospitality systems and train employees on how to work with the new technology. They continue to provide ongoing IT support. The client appreciated their customer service and dependability.

    “Everyone is extremely proactive, and they’re always willing to jump in if we need support.” – CEO, Hospitality Company
     

  • 24
    $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
    Toyota
    Johnson & Johnson
    Shell
    Qualcomm
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A visual media consultant hired ArtVersion to create a new logo and ended up producing an entire branding campaign, website, and blog. The client has seen positive results from the work, even after the partnership ended.

    "I feel like they’re almost a member of our family. They’ve been great over the years, and I was actually able to work with ArtVersion remotely for the first several years. To me, being able to communicate clearly with a client and understand their style and goals, even when we haven’t sat together face-to-face says a lot." – Founder, Visual Media Consultant

  • 25
    $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
    Sweet Baby Ray's
    The Seattle Times
    Harvard University
    Northwestern University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A local interior design firm felt they were getting lost in the crowd and wanted to stand out. The Olive Street Agency redesigned the client's and continue to provide branding, marketing, and SEO analytics. The client noticed an increase in website traffic and plans to keep working with The Olive Street Agency in the future.

    "They do what I ask them to do, and they offer their input as well as suggestions. They are great and always efficient; they get things done. They are very agreeable to make changes. I throw a lot at them last minute, and they always respond quickly." – Marketing Director, Interior Design Company

  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Aurora IL

    Dezining is a digital design and development agency located in Lahore, Pakistan. Founded in 2016, they employ between 10 and 49 industry professionals specializing in innovative UI and UX design, website design and development, and QA testing. They work with a range of businesses in various industries.

    Clients
    Pickle
    TopSpot TV
    GoGrub
    Notable Project

    Dezining developed the frontend and internal software for a moving company. They handled booking and order assignments, truck scheduling, and other internal logistics management features. Dezining delivered aesthetically pleasing work that has brought new customers to their client’s service.

    “I think their ideas were the best part of the collaboration for me. They have a lot of unique and attractive ideas for how to present information, and that was the biggest thing we found lacking in other companies we’ve worked with.” – CEO, Moving Company

  • 27
    $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
    McHenry Riverwalk Foundation
    McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
    Above Par Construction
    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

  • 28
    $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."

  • 29
    $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
    up4 Probiotics
    Dunbar Armored
    CME Group
    Side-Out Foundation
    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

  • 30
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Yorkville IL

    Founded in 2009, Idea Marketing Group is a web design agency located just outside Chicago in Yorkville, IL. Clients in the education, healthcare, and food industries come to Idea Marketing for their prowess in custom web design and development and online marketing. The team of fewer than 15 employees is skilled in web and mobile design, SEO, UI/UX design, content development, social media, and email marketing.

    Clients
    Northwestern University
    The Patio Restaurant Group
    American Board of Medical Specialties
    Bridgford Food Corporation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Idea Marketing Group was hired by an event planning company to keep its website modern and up-to-speed. They redesigned the client's website to keep it in-line with current trends, maintained its rank in Google, and increased leads by 120%.

    "Idea Marketing Group exceeded our expectations with design and implementation of a new lead generation concept." – President, Event Planning Company

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