The Best Design Companies in Portland, ME

Looking for a top design consultant in Portland?

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 Portland. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Portland Design Companies

  • 1

    Matter Communications

    Matter Communications was founded in Newburyport, Mass., in 2003 and now has more than 150 employees in offices across the U.S. in Boston, Boulder, Colo., Portland, Ore., and Providence, R.I. The agency's main focus is on public relations but also works on social media marketing, video production, SEO, PPC, digital strategy, logo, and graphic design.

    Notable Project

    A medical company wanted to increase its credibility and awareness and used Matter Communications for a PR and social media plan. Matter Communications also write articles for the company, which have resulted in 41 million impressions and 50 to 80 sales inquiries.

    "We're a small company, but I never feel like a minor client of theirs. I always feel confident they're working on my behalf. When I'm in the building, they welcome me with open arms. Everybody participates and looks forward to coming up with the next idea." - Senior Vice President of Marketing, Medical Company

    Former clients
    CVS
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Pinterest
    Ray-Ban
    Verizon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Portsmouth, NH
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Best in Biz Awards: 2017 PR Agency of the Year , 2016 American Business Awards: Stevie Award Winner

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  • 2

    Anchour

    Founded in 2013, Anchour is a branding, web development, and logo design agency based in Lewiston, ME. A small team of about 20 employees runs the company, and they mainly work with small and mid-market businesses. Their branding offerings include visual identity, brand strategy and messaging, and naming.

    Notable Project

    Anchour partnered with a dog daycare to build a WordPress website and create a complementary brand strategy and logo and perform SEO maintenance. This step was crucial to helping the owner launch the new business.

    “Anchour's team seemed interested in getting to know me and the story behind my company, compared to other agencies, which treated it as a job. … I wanted my story and mission to be reflected in the brand.” – Founder, Dog Daycare

    Former clients
    Apple
    Baxter Brewing
    DaVinci's Eatery
    Frosty's Donuts
    United Way
    Garth Brooks
    and Sony
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lewiston, ME
    4.9
    4.9
    26 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    FUSEIDEAS

    FUSEIDEAS is a full-service creative agency that has offices in Winchester, Mass., and Portland, Maine. Founded in 2006, the agency and its team of over 40 specialize in branding, web design, advertising, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    For years, a university has been going to FUSEIDEAS for a variety of digital projects, including a web design. They helped with all the features and backend control. FUSEIDEAS brought clarity to the university's goals and provided realistic solutions. The client applauds FUSEIDEAS on their flexibility. 

    "They [FUSEIDEAS] work with you to find what you need and what you can afford." – Chief Information Officer, University 

    Former clients
    HBO
    Adidas
    Sears
    NHL
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland, ME
    4.0
    4.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Vital Design

    Vital Design is a digital creative agency headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H. with a second office in Boston. It was founded in 2001 and now has a team of 69 that offers branding, web design, SEO, content marketing, and social media marketing to mainly midmarket companies.

    Notable Project

    A construction firm wanted to increase online traffic and drive sales for their business. Vital Design implemented a content-driven inbound marketing strategy that increased traffic by 178%.

     

    Former clients
    Reebok
    Lindt
    Chevrolet
    Sheraton
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Portsmouth, NH
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Inc. 5000

  • 5

    Flylight Media, Inc.

    Flylight Media is a web design agency based in Portsmouth, N.H. The company, founded in 2011, has a team of less than ten that provides web design and development, SEO, PPC, branding, and e-commerce development services to small and midmarket companies. 
     

    Notable Project

    A hotel company hired Flylight Media to provide website services to their hotels. These services include website development, redesign, and hosting, Google Ads, backlinking, and full-scale SEO/SEM support. Because of this engagement, the company's hotels perform above industry standards in digital metrics like cost per click, click through rate, and return on ad spend. 
     

    "Flylight filters through new trends and opportunities while providing direction to stay in line with our goals." - Marketing Manager, Hotel Company

    Former clients
    Stern Value Management
    Destefano Architects
    Green Life Farms
    Inn by the Sea
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Portsmouth, NH
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Maine Creative

    Maine Creative is a full-service creative studio located in Portland, Maine. Their small team of 1–2 employees mostly serve small businesses and some mid-market clients. They specialize in defining SEO strategies, executing PR plans, and conducting creative social media campaigns.

    Notable Project

    Maine Creative led a number of marketing campaigns for a packaged food company. They delivered graphic design, coordinated PR events, and assisted in outsourcing video production. Their efforts had a significantly positive impact on the brand's growth.

    "Their initial work helped accelerate the sales at a newly-opened location by producing successful community and brand-building events." — Marketing Director, Packaged Food Company

     

    Former clients
    profoundly human
    Central Maine Medical Center
    Gelato Fiasco
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Portland, ME
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    First Pier

    Founded in 2009, First Pier is headquartered in Portland, Maine with another location in Biddeford, Maine. Their team of 11 provides e-commerce development, web design, and email marketing services to midmarket and small businesses focused on e-commerce and retail industries.

    Notable Project

    First Pier was hired by an art museum to integrate several point of sale softwares. The team was focused on an end goal of improving the user experience of the museum visitors and staff. Their work contributed to a decrease in issues with connectivity.

    "We saw a decrease in issues with connectivity." –Director of Visitor Ops & Membership, Art Museum

    Former clients
    Hyperlite Mountain Gear
    Tandem Coffee Roasters
    St. Joseph's College of Maine
    South Street Linen
    Evan's Rockin' Hotsauce
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place PORTLAND, ME
    4.8
    4.8
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Rugged Coastal

    Rugged Coastal is a creative design studio founded in 2015. Their headquarters is in Portland, Maine, with a second location in Boston. Their 3-person team offers services in branding, advertising and web design. They primarily serve small and midmarket businesses.

    Notable Project

    Rugged Coastal provided services in print advertising and web design for an apparel company. They improved the client’s digital visibility and e-commerce site, helping design, build and implement advertisements. The client praised Rugged Coastal’s successful advertising strategies.

    “Clients should have faith in Rugged Coastal’s abilities; they can produce really interesting content.” – Product Line Director, Apparel Company
     

    Former clients
    Woodhull Public House
    Sample 10
    Bullsugar
    El Corazon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland, ME
    4.8
    4.8
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Hook 42 - Out of Businness

    Founded in 2012, Hook 42 is a digital development company that offers web design, web development, and application testing services to their enterprise, small business, and mid-market clients in the hospitality, business services, and education industries. Their 50 employees are based out of multiple offices in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Calif., Asheville, N.C., Miami, Fla., Portland, Ore., Phoenix, Ariz., Detroit, Mich., Richmond, Va., Montreal, London, and Dublin.

    Notable Project

    Hook 42 recently worked on web development for a programs reviews platform. They developed a multi-faceted search feature and migrated a site to Drupal for that client.

    “They're great across the board, and they really helped educate us throughout our partnership.” — COO, Programs Reviews Platform

     

    Former clients
    Advance America
    Amphenol
    Autodesk
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland,
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    The Port Web Design

    The Port Web Design is a web design agency in Kennebunkport, Maine. Established in 2010, they have fewer than 10 employees that serve a variety of clients. Services include digital strategy, web design, and branding. 

    Former clients
    Hair Take 2
    Steven Georges Insurance
    Ramsdell Landscaping
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Kennebunkport, ME
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
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