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List of the Best San Francisco Design Companies

  • 1
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Kanopi Studios is a strategy, design, and development agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2010, the team of 33 specializes in web development, web design, and UX/UI design. They focus on business services, non-profits, and consumer products and services.

     

    Clients
    Yale Press
    University of California
    Autodesk
    San Francisco International Airport
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kanopi Studios migrated an obsolete CMS to an updated version of Drupal for a professional grad school. They retained the platform’s content, rebuilt custom modules, and developed a new backend. They also redesigned the site’s UX/UI. The client was impressed with the expertise they brought to the project. 

    “Their expert knowledge of Drupal facilitated a quick and effective migration. They also helped modernize our software development process.” – Sr. Director of IT, Professional Graduate School

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  • 2
    $5,000+
    10,000+ Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Globant is a software development company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with offices in San Francisco and Mexico City. The company, founded in 2003, has more than 12,500 employees who provide, among others, web development, digital strategy, and social media marketing services to various companies. 

    Clients
    Google
    Electronic Arts
    Linkedin
    Coca Cola
    Notable Project

    Globant was hired by a Software Company to provide .NET development for various projects and to develop iOS and Android mobile apps. The engagement allowed the client to scale up quickly for a project when needed.

    "With very little ramp-up time, we can extend our development team quickly especially when we have time restraints for certain projects." - Director of Product Development, Software Company

  • 3
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Epsilon is a global marketing company that offers web and mobile app development along with web design, UI/UX, content marketing, and digital strategy. The team of more than 8,000 works in 70 offices around the world but is headquartered in San Francisco. They serve IT, financial services, and government industries.

    Clients
    California State Lottery
    Staples
    Walgreens
    Marriott
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Epsilon transformed a static website into a dynamic and interactive site for a public sector institution. The project entailed visual designs, page reviews, usability tests, and backend development. The client saw a dramatic improvement in traffic to the site.

    “They [Epsilon] follow best practices in most cases, and that’s really their forte. It’s quite obvious that they’re very skilled at what they do.” – Chief of Application Services, Public Sector Institution

  • 4
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2003, Propane is a digital agency with a focus on strategy. They have 20 employees in their San Francisco office, who together compose an efficient team of designers, developers, and marketers equipped to create digital solutions. With an emphasis on distinct branding, Propane offers consulting services, custom software and web development, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Lojack
    Kaiser Permanente
    Clarisonic
    Telltale Games
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A subsidiary of a large auto manufacturer sought Propane's design expertise in creating a vehicle entertainment platform. Propane Studio first consulted with the firm to ensure clear expectations, then created all the visual assets for the platform. They also handled the branding. The client was impressed by Propane's technical knowledge, which they did not expect from an agency with such a broad focus.

    "I have a good impression of their professionalism, deliverables, and commitment to their work. I think overall, it’s really positive feedback, and in comparison to other companies we have worked with, they were best able to adapt to our way of working." – Senior Industrial Designer, Auto Manufacturer

  • 5
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Ueno is a full-service digital agency based in San Francisco with additional offices in New York City and Iceland. The company was founded in 2014 and employs a team of 64. They provide web design, UX/UI design, web development, and content marketing services.

    Clients
    Google
    Facebook
    Visa
    Airbnb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ueno built iOS and Android apps for an international news station. Users can stream personalized content from their various mobile devices. Following the development, the Ueno team also provided promotional marketing services. Now, they help with sales and make minor UX/UI improvements.

    "The app has been a success with both users and commercially. We are three times up on our revenue targets, and we've doubled our user growth targets as well. Our product has been named App of the Year, and we've won half a dozen awards already." — Managing Director, News Station

  • 6
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Camp Creative is a digital marketing and branding agency headquartered in Berkeley, Calif., with another office in Bend, Ore. With a team of around 20, Camp Creative specializes in web design, graphic design, and UX/UI design.With Camp Creative's help, sales increased.

    Clients
    Cisco
    Google
    YouTube
    Bayer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A fire alarm company hired Camp Creative to redesign their WordPress site. To help the client increase sales, Camp Creative provided assistance with the client's content strategy and SEO. The client appreciated that their key goal was met.

    "The way they balance creativity and data management is pretty impressive. It's rare to find a company with that balance." – Marketing Director, Fire Alarm Company

  • 7
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Projekt202 is a software development and marketing company based in Addison, Texas. They were founded in 2003 and have a team of 285 employees. They specialize in custom software development, UX/UI design, and mobile app development to improve their client’s customer and employee experiences. 

    Clients
    Capital One
    Samsung
    7-Eleven
    Notable Project

    Projekt202 designed a commercial consumer platform for a banking startup. They conducted extensive research and used it to design several versions of the platform, including a proof-of-concept, which was then developed into a working product. The clients says that the product was positively received by their consumers and that the design is intuitive, transparent, and relatively free from bugs or other issues. 

    “Their ideas were unique and thought-provoking and centered around getting the product to market faster.” – VP of Product Management, Banking Startup 
     

  • 8
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    EMERGE is a digital service agency based in Portland, OR. Founded in 1998 and with a team of about 30, Emerge uses its world-class expertise to create innovative apps, digital products, and web pages.

    Clients
    Nike
    Wacom
    Stanford University
    Home Depot
    Industries
    Notable Project

    After two false starts creating an augmented reality (AR) social media app, an AR company hired EMERGE to lead the project. Emerge Interactive created a game plan for the project before designing the user experience and developing an MVP.

    “You need expertise in app industry mobile tactics but also in traditional marketing requirements. The experience with Emerge has been interesting. They didn’t just develop it, bug-test it, and give it a 60-day guarantee against bugs: they actually contributed to these other categories.” – Founder, AR Company

  • 9
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Founded in 2016, Definery is a digital product design company based in Oakland, Calif. Their small team of 6 specializes in UX/UI design, product design, web design, and more for mainly small businesses. 

    Clients
    BBVA
    Lucidworks
    Medrio
    Clora
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Definery developed a web and mobile app for a small business banking startup, focusing on the UX design. The agency worked from start to finish. The finished work met every expectation that the banking startup had.

    "Since they are a small firm, you get very personal treatment from their managing director. It is a very personalized experience." – Head of Growth, Small Business Banking Startup

  • 10
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    The Savage Bureau is a design and branding agency located in San Francisco. Providing services related to branding, web design, and UX/UI design. The 6-person team has been in businesses since 2016.

    Clients
    Topcon
    Kilroy Realty
    Align Real Estate
    CIM Group
    Notable Project

    Improving site architecture, The Savage Bureau created banners and landing pages for UI/UX software company. They also provide several digital marketing services. The changes helped grow their core audience. It was a collaborative process and the team was great to work with.

    “The Savage Bureau has a proven track record and they’re just very good at what they do.” – Senior Creative Director, UI/UX Software Company

  • 11
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Menlo Park CA

    Studio Red is a product development consultancy based in San Francisco. Founded in 1983, this company has 22 employees. Services provided by Studio Red include product design, web design, and UI/UX design for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients
    Facebook
    Google
    Cisco
    Notable Project

    Studio Red was responsible for the revamping of an outdated UI/UX design for a bioanalytics company. They worked to refine the client's user workflows and UI, aiming to improve the overall UI/UX design. As a result of Studio Red's work, the client reported high levels of interest in their product. 

    "The product was recently announced with a lot of market interest and several orders in hand within a week after the announcement of the product availability. The product won a silver Life Science Industry award for product innovation." - SVP Marketing, Bioanalytics Company

  • 12
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    ArcTouch was founded in 2008 and has offices in San Francisco, Calif., New York, and Florianópolis, Brazil. They excel at app development, blockchain, and UX/UI design. They guide their enterprise clients through the app building process by defining a strategy for the best user experience, planning the visual design, developing and testing the prototype, and ensuring optimization and growth.

    Clients
    Yahoo!
    Adidas
    Audi
    3M
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A California-based content discovery startup hired ArcTouch to design a content discovery platform and iOS app. They provided feedback on the startup's user stories, created wireframes, and developed the platform and app. The project was completed ahead of schedule.

    “We’re astonished at the quality of the work. We’re a small company, and we weren’t expecting the same level of service a Fortune 500 company might enjoy. We were amazed by their design and the effort that went into every screen.” – Senior Project Manger, Content Discovery Startup

  • 13
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Method is a strategic design firm based in New York with offices in London; Denver; Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; and San Jose, Calif. The firm, founded in 1999, has more than 130 employees and provides UX/UI design, custom software development, digital strategy, web development, and branding services. Method serves enterprise and mid-market companies in the financial services, IT, arts & entertainment, customer products & services, medical, and e-commerce industries.

    Clients
    Ubisoft
    Manchester City
    Evry
    Clear
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services company hired Method for an ongoing engagement to develop their web applications and mobile applications. Method used React for the front end and Java for the back end. They also do custom software development and prototyping. Method has been meeting the company's expectations throughout this ongoing engagement.

    "They’ve done a great job. We work in technology, nothing is really black and white. There are always potential problems, but I can’t really remember any time that we had any issues." - VP of Product & Innovation

  • 14
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Razorfrog Web Design is a website development shop located in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2008, Razorfrog's team of nearly 10 people specialize in WordPress web design and maintenance. They also offer logo, print, and graphic design, as well as SEO services. RazorFrog works with clients in the business, real estate, and legal industries. 

    Clients
    KZSC Radio
    Mighty PR
    Peets and Associates
    Industries
    Notable Project

    In May 2016, Razorfrog worked with a software firm to develop and manage a new website on WordPress. The team not only redesigned the website but also built additional features to improve the website's effectiveness and usability. The client praised Razorfrog for being easy to work with and efficient. 

    "I've worked with many different external vendors, and I'd have to say that Razorfrog was probably the easiest vendor I've ever worked with. They used a Trello board to manage the project, ... which made things much more efficient." – Marketing Director, Software Firm

  • 15
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Beyond is a design and technology agency located in London, New York and San Francisco. Founded in 2010, they have over 150 employees that serve clients in a wide-range of industries. Services range from customer experience audit and user & market research to learning content creation, experience design and service design.

    Clients
    Google
    Facebook
    Virgin
    Novartis
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A large, influential cloud services company hired Beyond for its content marketing and digital strategy expertise. The main project was a content hub that featured industry news and best practices for chief information officers (CIOs). They also designed a client-oriented newsletter for the company, which features vital industry and company information in a marketable format for users. The client praised Beyond's flexibility, noting that their projects included a number of pivots and last-minute changes that Beyond accounted for seamlessly.

    "Their enthusiasm for our projects is unparalleled, and it’s great to have a partner that’s optimistic about what you can create together." – Content Marketing Lead, Large Tech Company

  • 16
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    Notable Project

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

  • 17
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Emotive Brand specializes in B2B strategy, working with high growth tech companies and professional services firms to deliver marketing and brand strategy, brand messaging, visual identity, and logo design.Founded in 2009 and based in Oakland, CA, Emotive Brand has a team of 15+ employees. A few of their specialized services include aligning leadership teams, designing brand experiences, and enabling sales teams with the tools they need.

    Clients
    Facebook
    Rocket Fuel
    Cadence
    AppAnnie
    Notable Project

    A marketing automation platform hired Emotive Brand to refresh its brand image and marketing materials such as the company logo. The project not only included external branding but also internal branding to improve employee morale.

    “The biggest thing they helped us to do was talk in human terms. In ad tech and marketing tech, we tend to talk to ourselves instead of talking to the customer. Emotive’s work helped people truly understand our value proposition, how it was going to impact them, and why they should consider talking about it.” – VP of Corporate Communications, Marketing Automation Platform

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Kalamuna is a web development and design agency founded in 2012. They have 15 employees based in their Oakland, Calif. office. The bulk of their services focus on full-service web development, from visual design to server-side operations. Kalamuna also offers custom software development and digital strategy consulting.

    Clients
    : Berkeley EECS
    Progenity.com
    Arizona State University
    Space Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Bay Area media company hired Kalamuna to redesign its website after ending its relationship with a former web designer. Kalamuna focused on migrating the site from Drupal 6 to 7 and updating its visual aesthetics and usability. The site was fairly sophisticated and involved migrating content dating back to 2006. This client praised Kalamuna's project management skills and timeliness and appreciated the visual and functional upgrades to the website.

    "They care about what they're doing, and they'll speak up if they feel like there's a better approach. They have really high standards for user experience and user testing." – Technology Director, Media Company

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Mountain View CA

    Geex Arts is a UI/UX and web design agency located in Moscow. With additional offices in Mountain View, Calif., their team of over 10 serves clients of all sizes across a range of industries. They were founded in 2016.

    Clients
    CNN
    Societe Generale
    Kaspersky
    Amino Apps
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Geex Arts provided design, branding, and web dev services to an internet art platform. The team added features and functionalities as requested by the client. Their creative and unique services exceeded expectations.

    "They’re exceptional designers. The team is super innovative and its range is amazing. They challenge a lot of design norms, which is important for us." — CEO, Internet Art Platform

  • 20
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Noise 13 is a strategy and design firm based in San Francisco. Founded in 2000, Noise 13's team of about 200 employees provides web design and branding services to small, midmarket, and enterprise clients.

    Clients
    Tile
    Pacific Catch
    World Wrapps
    PG&E
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Noise 13 worked with this software startup to rebrand itself as a multiplatform software company as it grew. They implemented a new brand strategy which included finding the color, font, photography, and designing the website for a more visually appealing aesthetic.

    "I have no suggestions for improvement." – Graphic Designer, Software Startup

  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Born & Bred is a San Francisco-based branding agency founded in 2018. Their team of approximately 10 employees serves small to mid-sizes businesses across a range of industries. Their branding services include web, graphic, and packaging design. They also specialize in corporate identity and brand messaging.

    Clients
    Bose
    Ascend Wellness
    Equinox
    Notable Project

    Born & Bred delivered designs for the marketing campaigns of a cannabis delivery company. They've created logos and performed naming exercises to most effectively convey the brand. Their work has boosted the client's brand recognition through a variety of means.

    "We give them an idea of what we want to stand for, and then they perform a discovery exercise to dive deeper into the look and feel." — Director, Cannabis Delivery Platform

  • 22
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Digital marketing agency BSTRO is headquartered in San Francisco with satellite offices in Vancouver and New York.  Since being founded in 2004, their team has grown to 30 expert resources. BSTRO specializes in web development, UX/UI design, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Illumio
    Aveo Vision
    Johnson & Johnson
    BabyCenter
    Notable Project

    A pharmaceutical company hired BSTRO to provide digital marketing services. The company wanted to improve conversion rates and their engagement on social media. The agency worked on branding and content creation for them. 

    "BSTRO took content we had on our site and reworked it making it much more vivid and compelling, and it suited our consumer database more."–Brand Manager, Pharmaceutical Company

  • 23
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Mateo CA

    Momentum Design Lab is based in Silicon Valley, with offices also located in New York City and London. The approximately 30-person company, which was founded in 2002, principally works on UX/CX for digital product design. Momentum assists by delivering digital product innovation, customer experience management, and digital transformation programs using their design thinking and technology-driven approaches. Momentum specializes in financial services, healthcare, high technology and software startups, and cx/ad/marketing technologies.

    Clients
    SAP
    Oracle
    Facebook
    Fiserv
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Momentum worked with a large CX product company to develop UX designs and strategies that increased user engagement. They worked with their EVP of product management to understand the customer needs and delivered quick design prototypes within weeks. Momentum delivered high-quality ideas and responded with a quality product prototype.

    "They were highly responsive and delivered against a tight deadline." – EVP of Product Management, CX Company

  • 24
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Lollypop Design Studio, established in 2013, is a team of about 80 employees focused on user experience. The company is based in Bangalore, India, and has a satellite office in Mumbai. Lollypop designs models for tools and applications across many industries, including healthcare, education, food tech, and social platforms.

    Clients
    Stanford University
    Swiggy
    Myntra
    Narayana Health
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Houston-based product design company needed Lollypop Design Studio to convert behavioral research into simple designs, including wireframes. Lollypop Design Studio created the UX/UI for automation software, leading to a positive partnership between the two companies.  

    "I believe Lollypop was able to bring the right kind of productivity and innovation. We’ve never had a problem with the quality of their outcomes." - Founder, Product Design Company

  • 25
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sausalito CA

    Good Stuff Partners is a branding and design agency based in Sausalito, CA. Founded in 2013, Good Stuff Partners' team of fewer than 10 employees provide branding and logo services.

    Clients
    Mental Health Association of NYC
    SEE International
    YMCA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Good Stuff Partners revamped the brand messaging and in updating its marketing efforts, which included redesigning. 

    "They work with us directly to find unique solutions instead of providing generic templates or answers." – Partner, Architecture Firm

  • 26
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Voco Design and Marketing is a San Francisco, California-based graphic design company. The small agency was founded in 2006. Their services include graphic design, web design, print design, branding, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Voco Design and Marketing provides brand packaging design and WordPress development services for a dietary supplement company. The team built an e-commerce site complete with links and testimonials.

    “Voco is very enjoyable to work with.”

  • 28
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Established in 2000, Marker Seven is a full-service digital agency. They employ a team of 20 people across multiple offices in San Francisco, Richmond, Va. and Victoria, Canada. Their range of services includes web design, web development, UX/UI design, e-commerce development, mobile app development.

    Clients
    AT&T
    Nationwide Marketing
    Pearson Education
    Ooma
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An international development NGO wanted to make their work more visible online while also clarifying their business to potential clients. Marker Seven designed and developed a website that facilitated messaging and collaboration across the organization. The new site featured strong visuals and conveyed the client's mission in an accessible way.

    "Every single person we’ve worked with has sent me emails saying what an extraordinary site, and who did it and can I get their number." - Director, International Development NGO

  • 29
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Grio is a software consulting firm based in San Francisco, Calif, that was established in 2008. Their team of 50 employees offers web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Clients
    Rivals.com
    Fitbit
    Texture
    Capital One
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Grio built a web app that allows remote access to an electroencephalogram device for a medical-device manufacturer. Their team developed the frontend using React and the backend using Node.js and Ruby on Rails. The app received significant positive feedback.

    "The team’s willingness to take on new challenges distinguishes them from other development vendors that only specialize in specific technologies or types of applications." – CTO, Medical Device Manufacturer

  • 30
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Redwood City CA

    Established in 2009, Y Media Labs is a 200+ digital strategy and technology agency that focuses on innovation. With headquarters in Redwood City, CA and offices in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and New York, the company splits its time between mobile app development, digital strategy, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Amex
    Facebook
    Home Depot
    Paypal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Y Media Labs developed mobile apps for a financial services firm on both iOS and Android to complement the existing web-based platform. The team’s responsiveness and focused approach gave the client early confidence and ultimately returned a premium finished product.

    “Y Media Labs really goes above and beyond to work with the client to ensure that the final user experience is great. To this end, they work with best practices and prior experience to improve our offering.” – Mobile Product Lead, Financial Services Platform

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