The Best Digital Designers in DC

Looking for top digital design consultant in Washington?

In an increasingly digital world, your company’s digital design is central to its reputation. Investing in a digital design company ensures you have the expertise needed for engaging digital design.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top digital design agencies in Washington. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Washington Digital Designers

  • 1

    Brave UX

    This small Washington D.C. company, which has fewer than 10 employees, is purely focused on UX/UI design. Brave UX is a full-service user experience agency, and the company - founded in 2014 - both designs and builds complex application interfaces. The team offers services across the entire spectrum of user experience, including concepting, branding, front-end development, and user research. 

    Notable Project

    An advertising platform partnered with Brave in order to create an updated user experience. Through engagement research and a series of wireframes, Brave produced a high-fidelity redesign that the advertising platform used as their new UI.

    "[Brave UX was] exceptional. Their professionalism and industry knowledge blew us away. Their project management was great and everything was on time. There weren’t any discussions that took place around scope creeps or things like that." - CSO, Advertising Platform

    Former clients
    Royal Caribbean
    &pizza
    AOL
    Discovery
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    25 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    Interactive Strategies

    Interactive Strategies is a digital agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. with satellite offices in Baltimore, Md., and Charlotte, N.C. Founded in 2001, Interactive Strategies has a team of just under 40 employees. They provide web design, web development, UX/UI design, SEO, PPC, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Working with a large government administration agency, Interactive Strategies was tasked with orchestrating a marketing strategy review, working on multiple websites, and leading all of the agency's marketing campaigns. As a result of Interactive Strategies' diligence and project management skills, the client completely shifted the way it marketed itself.

    "From our perspective, Interactive Strategies has gone way above and beyond the call of duty to support our needs." – Senior VP, Government Administration Agency

    Former clients
    Ford
    DuPont
    Accenture
    Bacardi
    Budget/Avis
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Teal Media

    Teal Media is a full-service creative agency that was founded in 2008. With offices in Washington, DC and Royal Oak, MI, Teal Media, and its team of 10 employees, is skilled in web and UI/UX design, branding, and web development. They primarily serve nonprofits and advocacy organizations.

    Notable Project

    Teal Media was tasked with helping a justice nonprofit revamp its website to make it more professional. Teal Media approached the website redesign by outlining 6 phases – from research and discovery to content infrastructure to user experience mapping and wireframing to content management system (CMS) setup.

    "They are incredibly easy to work with. They create clear lines of authority. Everything was delivered on time and within our budget." – Co-Founder and Co-Director, Justice Nonprofit 

    Former clients
    TaxMarch.org
    Everytown for Gun Safety
    Joyful Heart Foundation
    ICRW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
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  • 4

    Echo&Co

    Echo&Co is a primarily UX/UI agency headquartered in Somerville, Mass., with satellite offices in Louisiana, Virginia, Michigan, and British Columbia. It is a full service digital agency of about 20 employees. In addition to UX/UI, Echo&Co provides web development and product design services. The agency works primarily with midmarket businesses.

    Notable Project

    Echo&Co provided a international medical association with more streamlined website navigation. The agency was able to quickly able to make the website more functional for the client's fundraising and marketing communications objectives. 

    "We’ve received a lot of great feedback internally [on Echo&Co's design], as well as from users who are new to the site. We have a lot of stakeholders internally who are involved with that section as it drives their conversion rates. Getting positive reactions from them was a great win for us." - Manager, International Medical Association

    Former clients
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    Newseum
    NRDC
    University of Chicago
    Greenpeace
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Arlington, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Blue Water

    Blue Water is a full-service digital agency located in Greenbelt, Md., with offices in San Francisco and New York. With over 30 people on the team, the agency works with various companies that need help with marketing solutions, software development, and UX/UI design.

    Notable Project

    Blue Water was hired in 2013 to provide web development services for a New York accounting firm, including user experience and web design. Since then, they also have assisted the firm with site updates and product management.

    “The talent that Blue Water has on the design side of the house is their specialty.” – Manager, Accounting Firm

    Former clients
    Marriott
    Audi
    World Bank
    Goodwill Industries
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Grafik Marketing Communications

    Grafik Marketing Communications is a branding and marketing agency based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1978, with a team of more than 300 employees, they specialize in UX/UI design, branding, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Grafik Marketing Communications completely remade and redesigned the website of a homebuilding firm to modernize its branding and to highlight their new homes division. They built a new website, incorporated unique themes for each section of the site, and used SEO best practices to drive traffic. The client appreciated the modern feel and easy navigation of the new site, and appreciated that it still showed that their company is a long standing member of the community. 

    “Everything they designed is an improvement upon the old site. People look at us differently, and recognize us as a stable company in our area. The site shows both our longevity and our local presence in the right way.” – VP of Marketing, Homebuilding Firm

    Former clients
    Carfax
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Honda
    WTOP
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    REBRAND 100: Distinction (2018) , ADDY Award: Silver (2012)

  • 7

    Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard has 25 years of experience in website design and development, digital marketing, social media, and mobile app development. The agency and its team of more than 50 have been servicing clients across industries and around the world since 1998. Lounge Lizard has offices in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.

    Notable Project

    A candle company went to Lounge Lizard for a more modern, user-friendly, and sleek website. Lounge Lizard redesigned the site from top to bottom and audited the site for SEO performance. The client says that users love the graphics and functionality.

    “If one of my team members finds they need something, Lounge Lizard addresses it immediately. Their response has been spot on.” – E-Commerce Specialist, Candle Company

    Former clients
    A+E Networks
    HONEYWELL
    CANON
    DISNEY
    NYU
    Credit Suisse
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington DC, DC
    4.7
    4.7
    15 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2014 W3 Awards: Gold, 2014 Interactive Media Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award , 2014 Interactive Media Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award

  • 8

    Studio Center

    Studio Center is a marketing firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, with offices in Richmond, VA, New York, NY, Washington, DC. Founded in 1966, Studio Center's team of almost 200 employees has over 50 years of experience in video production, print design, and web design. 

    Former clients
    Chipotle
    Disney
    McDonalds
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Mobomo

    Mobomo is a 50+ web and mobile app design and development agency based in Vienna, VA with an office in Denver, CO. Since their startup in 2009, the team has helped to create functional and outstanding UI/UX with a responsive backend for businesses of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    Mobomo redeveloped the website for a government agency, making it more user and mobile-friendly and responsive. This custom configuration, integration, and design drew praise from users and resulted in increased web traffic. Their expertise and professionalism were well-noted by the client.

    “We’ve been blown away...by the quality of code their developers are capable of delivering.” – Acting Director, Government Agency

    Former clients
    ADP
    Gallup
    NASA
    US Navy
    World Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Vienna, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    17 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Muse Creative Award Winner 2016 , Webby Award for NASA Web Design 2017 , MBE Top 100 2017 , Webby Award for Government Web Design 2014 , AFFIRM Leadership Award for Innovative Applications 2011

  • 10

    Hero Labs

    Hero Labs is a product design firm based in New York with over 10 experts. Since their founding in 2017, they have provided UX/UI design, web design, and logo services for small and mid-market businesses that work in the fields of consumer products and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    Hero Labs provided web, design, and branding services for a dental technology firm. The firm needed a website after launching their business to gain a presence online. Hero Labs was able to create platforms that the firm previously didn’t have.

    “They will work long hours over the weekend to get something done by Monday if necessary.” - Co-Founder, Dental Technology Firm

    Former clients
    For the Win (FTW)
    Dandy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Forum One

    Forum One is a full-service digital design firm that was founded in 1997. The company has more than 100 employees in Alexandria, Va., Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Forum One offers web design, UX/UI design, web development, branding, and other digital services for mainly nonprofits and government agencies.

    Notable Project

    A museum was preparing for its opening and only had a simple website. Forum One built a robust Drupal 7 website that incorporated important educational and search features. Forum One continues to maintain the website and incorporates events happening at the museum.

    "We’re pleased with their work, and our audience has responded positively to the functionality, design, and usability ... They’re a very talented group and open to collaboration. We will continue our relationship with them and continue to improve upon it." - Chief Digital Officer, Museum

    Former clients
    Smithsonian Institution
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    World Wildlife Fund
    Peace Corps
    American Red Cross
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 12

    WDG - Web Development Group

    WDG is a marketing and advertising agency that was founded in 2004. They have about 23 employees that serve the large national companies and the public sector. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., WDG has additional offices in Arlington, Va., and Washington. Services include web development, web design, and UX/UI. 

    Notable Project

    WDG redesigned a website to improve performance and responsiveness. After the kickoff, they created wireframes and mock-ups. WDG also provided SEO services and URL shortening. The resulting email marketing campaign was very effective, and organic traffic increased significantly.  

    "We absolutely love our newly redesigned website; for our users’ experiences and the internal team working on it now. One of the things that we really wanted was flexibility. WDG built us the most flexible WordPress I have ever worked with. It is based on the flexible design layout version and we can basically do anything that we want to." – VP Marketing and Communication, Nonprofit Organization

    Former clients
    The United States Institute of Peace
    The American Red Cross
    Boeing
    WebMD
    Godiva
    PBS
    AEI
    The Folger Shakespeare Library
    The United States Congress
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    40 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Beyond Definition

    Bates Creative is a branding agency located in Silver Spring, Md. Founded in 2003, Bates Creative's team of around 20 specializes in mobile app development, graphic design, and web development. Bates Creative works primarily with midmarket and small business clients in the business services, non-profit, and consumer products industries. 

    Notable Project

    Bates Creative refreshed a non-profit's design and branding, especially in the client's print magazine. Bates Creative provided updated branding and integrated the updated design elements into the print publication. Bates Creative also handles uploading magazine content to the client's Adobe app and website presence. The client found Bates Creative's new design to be clean and sophisticated.

    "They [Bates Creative] really understand branding and design, and caught the essence of our association and the commercial space we inhabit. They bring cutting-edge creative capabilities and ideas to their work, and make us look really cool." - VP of Publishing, Non-Profit 

    Former clients
    Exxon Mobil
    Atlas Brew Works
    Sage Water
    NPR
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Silver Spring, MD
    4.7
    4.7
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Awards , ADDYS (2018) , Association Media & Publishing: EXCEL Awards (2017) , Muse Creative Awards: Gold (2016)

  • 14

    Unleashed Technologies

    Unleashed Technologies is a full service digital agency founded in 2007 and located in Columbia, MD. The agency has around 40 employees who are experts in web development, mobile app development, and web design.

    Notable Project

    Unleashed Technologies created a new website for a CPA society. They used Drupal 8 to build a new site, which included the client’s association management system, specific education vendors, and custom design work. The client was happy with the new site and said that it had received praise from others in their industry. 

    “Hands down, they’re the best vendor I’ve ever worked with. I appreciate their planning, rigor, and transparency.” – Director of Technology, CPA Society
     

    Former clients
    Supernus Pharmaceuticals
    The United States Army
    American Marketing Association
    Sandy Spring Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washingon, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    37 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Award , Davey Award , Blue Drop Award

  • 15

    Centretek

    Centretek is a full-service IT and digital marketing company based in an Ellicott City, Md. They have about 45 employees that have developed websites and mobile apps since 2001. They focus on Drupal development and UX/UI design for the healthcare, non-profit, and education industries.

    Notable Project

    Centretek conducted a comprehensive Drupal website redesign for a collegiate medical center as part of an over $200,000 engagement. Working within brand guidelines, they collaborated on wireframes. They spearheaded the entire frontend build and hosted the backend on Rackspace. Since launching the new platform, conversions have notably increased, yielding more appointment bookings regularly.

    "Centretek really cares about their relationships with their clients. They take accountability seriously, which gives us a great sense of confidence." -Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, University Medical Center

    Former clients
    Inova
    State of Maryland
    Stanley Black &;Decker
    Corvias
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Ellicott City, MD
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 16
  • 17

    Xtreme Websites

    Xtreme Websites is a web and online marketing agency based in Kensington, MD. Founded in 2010, Xtreme Websites' team of 5 employees specializes in web design, SEO, digital strategy, and graphic design. 

    Notable Project

    Xtreme Websites was tasked with helping a gift shop redesign its website. Xtreme Websites completely redesigned the old website and featured social media integration and SEO. The client's site has increased in rank and the gift shop is very happy with the new website created by Xtreme Websites. 

    "I like the overall package of the frontend and backend, the user-friendliness of their website, and ease of use. The whole process and everything together have been remarkable." – Owner,Gift Shop 

    Former clients
    Fun Lifestyle Vacations
    Classic Custom Uniforms
    Hispanic;Chamber of Commerce
    Chicago Fire & Cop Shop
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Kensington, MD
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Jake Group

    Jake Group is a full-service digital communications firm that offers web design, web development, and branding assistance to professional services and non-profit organizations across the country. Based in Washington, DC, Jake Group has a small team of around 15 employees that was founded as a web design studio, but has since expanded its capabilities to include all aspects of creative and digital marketing.

    Notable Project

    Working with an executive search firm that had a relatively modest online dynamic, Jake Group revamped the client's marketing, branding, and logo presence through its web design services. Thanks to a high level of technical expertise, combined with intuitive marketing and business minds, Jake Group created a website that was billed as clear, provocative, and representative of the client's experience.

    “[Jake Group] has a very high level of technical expertise. They know all the marketing strategies, but they also have very effective business minds. This allows them to translate our business objectives into something marketable.”  – Owner, Executive Search Firm

    Former clients
    Shakespeare Theatre Company
    The Aspen Institute
    The Kennedy Center
    Platinum Equity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Web Marketing Association WebAwards Standard of Excellence "Food Industry" (2017) , Web Marketing Association WebAwards Standard of Excellence "Arts" (2016) , Web Marketing Association WebAwards Best of Industry in Architecture (2018)

  • 19

    Yes& Marketing Agency

    Yes& Marketing Agency is a performance-driven marketing agency from Alexandria, Va. right outside Washington, DC. It was founded in 2017 and has grown to a team of 31 employees. Yes& Marketing Agency provides services like web design, marketing strategy, branding, UX/UI design, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    A financial services firm needed to update its online presence, starting with its website. Yes& Marketing Agency redesigned the website to improve navigation, redesigned the UX. They refashioned the platform for SEO and added new features like user customization.

    "From a content exercise, our publications page entered the top 10 pages for the first time last month. Prior to that, the page was only in the top 100. In addition, total monthly site page views increased 10% to 80,000 and the bounce rate decreased from 40% to 35%." – Senior Digital Strategist, Financial Services Firm

    Former clients
    United Bank
    Department of Transportation
    Choice Hotels
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Gold Healthcare Advertising Award: Employee Communication

  • 20

    NJI Media

    NJI Media is an interactive agency that was founded in 2007. Located in Alexandria, Va., NJI Media's team of around 30 focuses on web design, web development, and branding, particularly for midmarket and small business clients in the business services, consumer products, and government services sectors.

    Notable Project

    A steel company wanted to redesign its website from scratch. NJI Media built a new website on Drupal, including a design refresh, new navigation architecture, and new functionalities such as video capabilities. NJI Media also ensured that the new website was responsive on mobile devices. The client received positive feedback from their customers following the new website's launch.

    "NJI Media provided a solution that resulted in almost no customer questions, complaints, or concerns."- Chief Communications Officer, Steel Company

    Former clients
    Facebook
    CSPAN
    Hilton Worldwide
    Institute for Energy Research
    Project KOE
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Interactive Media Awards (2011, 2012) , Horizon Interactive Awards (2012)

  • 21

    Darwin

    Headquartered in Reston, Va., Darwin is a digital experience agency that was founded in 2011. Their team of 10+ specializes in web design, UX/UI design, and web development for clients in the nonprofit, business services, and government industries. 

    Notable Project

    An aircraft services company needed an updated website for their business. The team added new features and maintains the WordPress platform. They also created a ticketing system for the company. They exceeded expectations with their quality service. 

    "We've seen an uptick in leads translating to the website since working with them." –CTO, Aircraft Services Company

    Former clients
    Audi
    VTS
    Namely
    Seagate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Reston, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    nclud

     nclud is an interactive agency that was founded in 1998. From headquarters in Washington, D.C., the team of about 17 serves clients from a range of industries. nclud provides web development, web design, UX/UI, digital strategy, and branding services. 

    Notable Project

    nclud designed and developed a WordPress website from scratch to aggregate information for a scholarly organization's audience. They built functionalities that let both users and administrators share and upload content. Post-launch, nclud helped with marketing and created an online game to make visitors more aware of the organization's mission. The site was user-friendly and more streamlined than its predecessors. 

    "This was one of the first sites we’d built, so it was completely new for us. They had the project management experience in order to guide us to where we needed to go, and make sure we were as successful as possible." – Employee, Nonprofit Organization 

     

    Former clients
    Apple
    Google
    Amazon
    NASDAQ
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Viget

    Digital agency Viget has a team of more than 70 employees, spread across 3 offices in the U.S. – Falls Church, Va., Durham, N.C., and Boulder, Colo. Founded in 1999, Viget provides web development, digital strategy, and web, UI/UX, and print design services business clients of all sizes and across industries.

    Notable Project

    Viget created an e-commerce platform using Ruby on Rails for an identification company. Along with managing the project, Viget contributed to the user experience design, wireframing, and front- and back-end development of the platform. The client was impressed that Viget completed the product in 9-months.

    "Viget is very good at putting the right team together for their client. Their project managers were able to work with us to determine exactly what we wanted to build because we hadn’t defined everything on our end [when the project started]." – Former VP of Product Development, Identification Company

    Former clients
    ESPN
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Chronicle of Higher Education
    World Wildlife Fund
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Falls Church, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Awards (2017) , Awwwards Nominee (2016) , Webby Awards (2015)

  • 24

    Boost Labs

    Boost Labs is a data-focused technology firm based in Gaithersburg, Md. Founded in 2009, this company has 12 employees. Services provided by Boost Labs include big data consulting, custom software development, and UI/UX design.

    Notable Project

    Boost Labs provided mockup design services for a media company. They made use of Balsamiq and Adobe Creative Cloud to create the mockup of an app for a social media platform. They then developed the first version of the platform based on client feedback. The client was able to attract an investor during the working process with Boost Labs.

    "We were able to capitalize on an opportunity with an investor that presented itself very suddenly right in the middle of the creation process." - CEO, Media Company

    Former clients
    Cisco
    TrueCar
    GE
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Gaithersburg, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 25

    agencyQ

    agencyQ is a digital engagement company based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1999, they have about 29 employees that do web design, web development, and digital strategy. The firm mainly works with large and mid-market sized clients, but they also have smaller clients.

    Notable Project

    agencyQ partnered with a nonprofit to develop a new member portal for the organization. agencyQ used a REST API microservice to optimize member verification. They also developed a comprehensive portal by creating iFrames that led into a database. agencyQ's honesty and clarity were impressive. 

    "They’ve also been really good about explaining things, and they’re honest with us instead of trying to make a profit." – Assistant Director of Membership Benefits, Non-Profit 

    Former clients
    Space Telescope Science Institute
    National Cherry Blossom Festival
    Department of Energy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.4
    4.4
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    The Webby Awards , The Communicator Awards , EMA Summit Emerging Media Award

  • 26

    Borenstein Group, Inc.

    Borenstein Group, Inc. is an integrated strategic marketing communications agency based near Washington DC in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 1995, Borenstein Group, Inc. has around 10 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    Borenstein Group, Inc. worked with a government contracting agency seeking assistance with rebranding its online presence. In addition to providing a new branding strategy, Borenstein Group, Inc. designed a new website and oversaw the client's social media accounts. The client appreciated that Borenstein Group, Inc. brought past experience with their industry to the project.

    "We were assigned a project manager, who I spoke with either every day or every other day. We were on a tight schedule, so we were constantly engaged with each other." – Marketing Manager, Government Contracting Agency 

    Former clients
    Pixia
    ADT
    Adobe
    Boeing
    IntelliDyne
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Vienna, VA
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 27

    HUSL Digital

    UpTrending is a digital agency founded in 2008. Based in San Francisco, with an office in Westlake  Villiage, Calif., the team of 24 specializes in web design, web development and marketing strategy. 

    Notable Project

    UpTrending designed and developed a WordPress site for a technology company that helps service providers protect their networks and eliminate outages. Design work included a new logo. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work. 

    "The design they came up with is very clean and contemporary. It demonstrates cutting-edge visuals. Everything was really good." — CEO, Technology Firm 
     

     

    Former clients
    Trifacta
    CloudFlare
    SumoLogic
    Snowflake
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 28

    Plethora Design

    Plethora Design is a Drupal-based web design firm located in Sterling, VA. Plethora Design's small team of 3 employees has been specializing in web design, web development, and SEO since the firm's founding in 2003.

    Notable Project

    Plethora Design was tasked with redeveloping a nonprofit trade organization's web presence. Plethora Design worked on back-end improvements, updated the organization's backend, and integrated with a new CRM system. Plethora Design's website helped increase web traffic and made functions such as content control easier for the client. The client was impressed with the team at Plethora Design's timeliness and organization. 

    "Solutions are always delivered within the specified timeframe. They’ve surprised the heck out of us by how quickly they can work on some things. " – IT & Web Development Manager, Trade Nonprofit 

    Former clients
    USAID
    NIKE
    Google
    Yahoo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sterling, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 29

    Cartisien Interactive

    Cartisien Interactive is a product design company based in Tysons, Va. Founded in 2008, the team of less than 10 specializes in web design, web development and product design.

    Notable Project

    Cartisien Interactive worked on a quoting platform for an electronics manufacturing company. They designed a marketing website and developed a corresponding quoting platform. The client was happy with the revenue growth that resulted from the project.

    “We experienced tenfold revenue growth, which the quoting platform design successfully supported.” – Co-Founder, Electronics Manufacturing Company

    Former clients
    eBay
    Reddit
    Sony
    Miramax
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Tysons, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 30

    Mindgrub

    Mindgrub has offices all over the East Coast in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Since its founding in 2002, they’ve grown to almost 100 employees. The versatile team handles mobile app and web development, digital marketing, design, strategy, games, and IT staffing.

    Notable Project

    A public school system wanted to be able to communicate with kids and parents through a mobile app. Mindgrub built iOS and Android apps with the key features the client wanted at a very reasonable price.

    “Mindgrub is one of the exemplary software development services used by our institution. [They’re] the standard to which I hold everyone else.” – Solutions Development Supervisor, Public School System

    Former clients
    Crayola
    GEICO
    Dell Computers
    Under Armour
    Adobe
    NASA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 Best Places to Work, Baltimore’s Most Philanthropic Company, 2015 Silver Davey Awards (3)

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    Taoti Creative

    Full-service digital agency Taoti Creative is based in Washington, DC. The team of 40 has experience in web design, web development, and UX/UI design, with a special focus on small businesses and nonprofits.

    Notable Project

    Taoti created a WordPress web design for a nonprofit based in DC. The client wanted a website that was user-friendly and easy to read, which Taoti delivered. They worked on everything from the framework to the design elements.

    “We worked together. Their job was to make everything look really pretty and functional, which they did.” – Program Manager, Non-Profit

    Former clients
    The Aspen Institute
    American University
    IEG
    DC Water
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc 5000: List of Fast-Growing Firms

  • 32

    Savvy Apps

    Based in Reston, VA, Savvy Apps is a mobile design and development agency. The team of almost 20 works with businesses of all sizes from innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies.

    Notable Project

    Savvy Apps created an app that connects families with geolocation technology. The client was pleased with Savvy App’s work. Since its launch, the app has about 6,000 users and earned positive media coverage as one of the best family locator apps.

    “I just can't say enough good things about Savvy Apps. I have the highest respect for every single person that I've ever worked with at Savvy Apps. They're just so committed to the project.” – President, Locator App Startup

    Former clients
    NFL
    Speek
    PBS
    LifeFuels
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Apple: Editor’s Choice , Webby Awards

  • 33

    Silverback Strategies

    Silverback Strategies is a performance marketing agency based in Alexandria, Va., with an office in Philadelphia. Founded in 2007, their team of about 40 employees provides services to mid-market and enterprise businesses. They specialize in PPC, SEO, social media marketing, and performance marketing services.

    Notable Project

    Silverback Strategies worked with an identity theft protection service to implement an SEO strategy. This strategy improved the client's keywords and content usage, elevating them in the search engine ranks. Silverback also assisted with Google Analytics and AdWords, and currently works on the client's social media marketing campaigns.

    "Once we implemented their recommendations, we started seeing better organic results and traffic." – Former Director of Marketing, Identity Theft Protection Service

    Former clients
    Mattress Warehouse
    Strayer University
    Discovery Education
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    23 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 (four time winner), , 2017 Ad Age: Best Places to Work (#25) , Washingtonian: Best Places to Work , Washington Business Journal: Best Places to Work

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    Sutter Group

    Creative design and development agency Sutter Group was founded in 1987. With headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area, it provides solutions informed by three decades of experience.The 20-30 employees on staff strategize custom digital marketing campaigns for national businesses and associations.

    Notable Project

    Sutter Group developed a brand strategy that included specific events, collateral, design assets, and overall messaging. As part of an ongoing partnership, the team has produced creative content to smooth the transition for 15 acquisitions. The team seamlessly applied the cloud networking company’s brand guidelines to a high volume of new offerings amid stark changes in the company’s size and identity.

    “I work for an incredibly fast paced and understaffed company, and Sutter Group went above and beyond to produce deliverables on an instant turnaround time." – Director of Marketing, Cloud Networking Company

    Former clients
    Merkle
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Land Rover
    Porsche
    Audi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lanham, MD
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    The International Academy of the Visual Arts 2007 W3 Awards Gold Winner in two categories, “Self Promotion” and “Games and Gaming.”

  • 35

    ReloadUX

    ReloadUX is a UX/UI design and development agency headquartered in Reston, Va. The company has a one-person team that provides product design, UX/UI design, graphic design, and web design services. For UI/UX, they focus on UX strategy, usability testing, and user research.

    Notable Project

    ReloadUX designed the UX/UI for a marketing lead management system. The client needed a platform that was user-friendly and easy for their marketing team to use. The new UX/UI improved the team's efficiency in processing leads, and the client was satisfied with the company’s work. 

    “Our marketing team is now managing all of the leads properly, which has increased their productivity. Our management is really happy with the results of the system.” — CTO, Game Development Company
     

    Former clients
    Groupon
    Honeywell
    NBCUniversal
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Reston, VA
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 36

    AgileEngine

    Founded in 2000, AgileEngine is a software development firm based in McLean, Va with offices in Kiev, Washington, DC, and Beunos Aires. They have more than 200 employees and offer custom software development, app development, and UX/UI design for midmarket clients. 

    Notable Project

    A crowdfunded IoT and software startup hired AgileEngine to augment its development staff and write back-end code for a device they had built. AgileEngine built the framework for the device and the accompanying application and developed front-end mobile app that connects to the device. The startup credits AgileEngine's development team with their ability to meet internal goals and deliver a product in a timely manner.

    "I’ve worked with remote teams in the past. AgileEngine stands out for the quality of their talent. They have a phenomenal process for ensuring they onboard the best of the best, which they succeed in doing." – CEO, IoT and Software Startup

    Former clients
    Knocki
    StreetCount
    Cardology
    Bleacher Report
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    36 Clutch reviews
  • 37

    Wide Eye

    Wide Eye is a full-service digital agency based in Washington, D.C. The agency, founded in 2009, has a team of more than ten that provides, among others, branding, digital strategy, and web design services to small and midmarket companies, institutions, and organizations in the nonprofit, politics, and other industries. 

    Notable Project

    A nonprofit hired Wide Eye to develop a mobile-friendly website that described relevant issues for voters and housed the nonprofit's digital ads and press updates. Wide Eye delivered the website on time and met all expectations.

    "They did a great job of maintaining the schedule while executing a top-of-the-line website." - Creative Director, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    ACLU
    California Teachers Association
    Georgetown University
    MoveOn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 38

    Imagine

    Imagine is a branding agency headquartered in Manassas, Va. Founded in 2004, Imagine's small team of fewer than 5 employees specializes in social media marketing, web design, and branding. Imagine works with primarily with midmarket clients in different industries such as information technology, legal, and non-profits. 

    Notable Project

    Imagine was hired by a children's education program in need of web and marketing assistance. Imagine provided assistance with online reputation management, along with website optimization and refreshed branding. Imagine's work resulted in higher enrollment for the children's education program. The client appreciated Imagine's depth of marketing expertise.

    "I have worked with several other marketing companies and found that they all had specialties, such as, optimization, website, on-line marketing, etc.  What I found with Imagine is a complete marketing package." – Founder of Children's Education Program 

    Former clients
    CenturyLink
    Rolls-Royce
    Nestlé
    Jim Beam Brands Worldwide
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Manassas, VA
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MARCOM Awards , Communicator Awards , Prince William Chamber Business Award Winner (2012, 2015)

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    Direction

    Direction, Inc. is a digital marketing agency based in Washington D.C., with an office in Great Falls, Va. Established in 2016, Direction, Inc. has 15 employees and primarily works with small and mid-market businesses in a variety of industries. Their services include SEO, PPC, web design, content marketing, and social media marketing

    Notable Project

    Direction carried out a targeted digital campaign for a luxury apartment building in Washington, DC. The building had just transferred ownership, and the new owners were stuck with negative reviews due to past management's failures. The Direction team provided robust on- and off-page SEO to elevate more relevant results above old reviews, and launched a new flagship review site to gain reviews of the new management. 

    "Our organic rankings began to significantly increase almost immediately, and our rankings have already improved because of the blog. Because it’s so content-rich, it will continue to improve our online presence and rankings." —Owner, Rental Property Management Firm

    Former clients
    CAPX Solutions
    Limitless Paving
    Sig Cox Augusta
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Mclean, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 40

    Alliance Interactive

    Alliance Interactive is a Washington, D.C.-based web and digital agency that was founded in 2003. Alliance Interactive's team of 7 employees has worked with all types of clients ranging from nonprofits to large B2B organizations. The firm specializes in web design, web development, digital strategy, and SEO.  

    Notable Project

    Alliance Interactive partnered with an international development organization to redevelop the organization's website to increase traffic and improve navigation. The team at Alliance Interactive redesigned the website, added a resource library, and created a story hub. The team also added features to the new site to improve its UX and continues to work on and update the website today. The client is very pleased with their partnership with Alliance Interactive. 

    "We’ve had a very positive experience. They took any idea we had and found a way to make it work within our budget. They were flexible and responsive." – Employee, International Development Organization 

    Former clients
    Department of Defense
    Solar Training Network
    Women's College Coalition
    Sodexo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 41

    WebMechanix

    WebMechanix is a digital agency in Elkridge, Md. It was founded in 2009 and now has almost 50 employees who help mostly midmarket clients with PPC, SEO, conversion rate optimization, web development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    An athletic association hired WebMechanix for help with its web development and database management. WebMechanix redeveloped the client's website and also helps with its SEO and online marketing.

    "Their work has bolstered our revenues by increasing our marketability to sponsors but has also helped cut expenses by making our operations much more efficient, particularly by cutting down the amount of mailing we send out." – Associate Executive Director, Athletic Association

    Former clients
    Social Solutions
    Keane Unclaimed Property
    Amazon Brands
    Logi Analytics
    Metalogix
    Kindred Healthcare
    Window Nation
    Learning Tree
    Trinity University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Columbia, MD
    4.8
    4.8
    29 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 for 6 years running, U.S. Search Awards - Shortlisted , Best Local SEO (2018, winners yet to be announced) , American Marketing Association - Best PPC Campaign (2018) , American Marketing Association - Best SEO Campaign (2017) , American Marketing Association - SEO Merit Award (2017) , Hermes Creative Award - Gold , Marketing Materials (2018) , DotCOMM Award - Platinum, Self Promotion (2018) , Self Promotion (2018) , DotCOMM Award - Gold , Website Redesign (2018) , DotCOMM Award - Gold , HTML 5 Ad (2018) , SmartCEO - 50 Fastest Growing Companies , Best Place to Work via regional technology council

  • 42

    Unstuck Labs

    Unstuck Labs is a creative technology company headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va. The company was founded in 2017, and has a team of 10 employees. Their team mainly does UX/UI design, mobile app development, web design, and web development. 
     

    Notable Project

    Unstuck Labs did mobile app development for a tech startup. The client wanted help developing and marketing their mobile app that would help businesses improve their productivity. The company developed an Android and iOS app that includes GPS technology and a timer. The company also provided the client with business advice, and helped them network. 

    “The platform is very user-friendly and appealing to our clients. They also helped us tell our story in a more investor-friendly way, giving us the tools to be able to speak to potential investors and grab their attention.” — CEO, Tech Startup 
     

    Former clients
    Rooam
    Traxyl
    Reyets
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Arlington, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 43

    ISL (iStrategyLabs)

    ISL (iStrategyLabs) is a WPP company based in Washington, DC with 39 employees. The company was founded in 2007, and provides a wide range of services, from digital strategy and web design to UX/UI design. They work with multiple industries such as financial services, media, and information technology.

    Notable Project

    ISL (iStrategyLabs) was subcontracted by a major sports league to develop a voice recognition system, with its use intended for Amazon Alexa devices. ISL (iStrategyLabs) helped plan out the long-term goals of the sports league by future-proofing their project. 

    "This was our first foray into voice recognition, and the platform is still relatively new. Our engagement numbers still have room to grow, but it is an excellent building block for our success in this arena. They did a great job of helping us navigate through an uncharted platform." - Director of Digital Business Development, Major Sports League

    Former clients
    Coca-Cola
    Facebook
    The Gates Foundation
    Volkswagen
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 44

    Contrast & Co.

    Contrast & Co. is a design agency based in Annapolis, Md. with more than 10 employees. Founded in 2015, they specialize in web design, branding, and social media marketing solutions for clients that work in the fields of business services, health care, and legal services.

    Notable Project

    Contrast & Co. provided web design and branding solutions for a nonprofit. Contrast & Co. not only helped build the nonprofit’s site but also assisted in relevant marketing efforts. The project was very successful.

    “Everything about working with Contrast & Co. was impressive.” - Head of Communication, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Hogan Lovells
    Altum
    HealthFirst
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Annapolis, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 45

    Merritt Group

    Merritt Group is a marketing agency founded in 1996, now with 236 employees. They are headquartered in McLean, Va., with a second location in San Francisco. They offer services in SEO, public relations, branding, and social media marketing to clients in the IT, healthcare, and business industries.

    Notable Project

    Merritt Group developed a public relations strategy for a software company. This includes creating pitches, managing an influencer program on Twitter, and securing bylines for GoodData. The client praised how prompt, responsible, and helpful the company was throughout the project.

    “They’re extraordinarily easy to work with. They're willing to do research before making final strategic decisions.” – Director of Corporate Communications, Software Company 
     

    Former clients
    The Aslan Project
    PAS
    Heritage Provider Network
    Venafi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place McLean, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Gold ADDY Award (2018)

  • 46

    The Brick Factory

    The Brick Factory is a Washington, DC-based digital agency founded in 2011. They currently employ a team of 42 resources. The Brick Factory provides social media marketing, digital strategy, web design, web development, and content marketing services. Their client base is primarily comprised of small businesses.

    Notable Project

    An international relations non-profit works with data-heavy reports and wanted a way to present them attractively. The Brick Factory provides web development in order to create attractive, easy to read graphics and visualizations.

    "Their work allows us to promote ourselves to a broader audience through social media, our website, and e-mail listserv. Their visualizations really connect us on a personal basis to our audience." – Deputy Director, Non-Profit

    Former clients
    Panthera
    International Youth Foundation
    Western Governors University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Award: 2015 Webby Award

  • 47

    LightMix

    Founded in 1999, LightMix is a graphic design studio based in Vienna, Va. LightMix's small team of fewer than 5 employees specializes in web design, web development, and SEO. 

    Former clients
    The Nature Conservancy
    The Washington Post
    Accenture
    The World Bank
    3M
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Vienna, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Interactive Media Awards: Best in Class (2014)

  • 48

    Clearly Innovative

    Founded in 2009, Clearly Innovative is headquartered in Washington, DC with additional offices in New York City. Primarily a mobile app development company, their small team of nearly 15 employees also offers web development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy services.

    Notable Project

    Clearly Innovative was enlisted by a military non-profit to develop a mobile app that disseminates information to a younger and broader audience. They delivered the app, a complementary web platform, and an extensive backend database.

    “I have so many success stories about this app. We had some external folks in the industry evaluate what Clearly Innovative had built. One of the folks commented that we had the ‘Cadillac of back-end databases.’” – Mobile Initiatives Lead, Military Non-Profit

    Former clients
    Deloitte
    The American Red Cross
    Lockheed Martin
    National Museum of African-American History
    NAACP
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    2014 501c Tech Award , ALA Broadband Champion Award , ALA Broadband Champion Award

  • 49

    Social Driver

    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.

    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

    Former clients
    Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    Goodwill Industries International
    Honda North America
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    35 Clutch reviews
  • 50

    MOS Creative

    MOS Creative is a mobile, web, and digital company located in Columbia, Md. Founded in 2005, they have six employees specializing in content marketing, website design and development, UX/UI design, video production, and digital marketing. They work with small and midmarket clients, particularly in business services and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    MOS Creative provided an IT services company with digital marketing and design services. Their work included trademark creation, collateral design, web development, and video production. MOS Creative’s products and effective workflow impressed the client.

    “I have used MOS Creative for a wide variety of creative, artistic and digital services. They have been very collaborative in executing the various projects they have participated in. I have and will continue use them and highly recommend them.” – CEO, IT Services Company

    Former clients
    LabRecyclers
    HealthReel
    Senseware
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Columbia, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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