List of the Best Naming Agencies

Looking for a top naming agency?

Your business trades on its name – it needs to create an impression that is both familiar and memorable and makes customers want to learn more. Choosing the best partner for your business is incredibly challenging.

That's why we've created this list of the best naming firms for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business.

  • 1

    River + Wolf

    River + Wolf is a naming agency based in New York, N.Y. with clients around the world. Its team of 6 or more provides all services relevant to brand naming, from strategic positioning and name development to brand linguistic checks, trademark screening, and design.

    Notable Project

    River + Wolf developed a name for a chocolate company. River + Wolf conducted a preliminary trademark search and helped the client iterate on a comprehensive and thoughtful list of naming options. The client was impressed by their creativity and dedication to the project. 

    "I expected River + Wolf to be a creative wildcard, and that’s what they turned out to be. Their level of creativity and passion for what they do set them apart from other vendors." – VP of Marketing, Chocolate Company

    Former clients
    Yum China
    Burt's Bees
    Morgan Lewis
    Tutti
    UCSC
    Unilever
    Coca Cola
    KraftHeinz Co.
    Ghostery
    Bangkok Bank
    Auberge Resorts
    Stella Rising
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    43 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    TUNGSTEN

    Tungsten Branding is a global naming firm based in Brevard, N.C. that serves clients worldwide. They specialize in company naming, rebranding and repositioning services. Their client base ranges from multinational organizations to mid-market companies, representing financial, IT, medical and industrial businesses.  

    Notable Project

    Tungsten Branding provided branding services for an orthopedic implant company’s new product launch. They helped create a name, logo, brand portfolio, brand guide, and brand strategy for a major meeting.

    "They were serious, talented professionals at their craft, but their output made it a fun experience." – General Manager, Orthapedic Implant Company

    Former clients
    PODS
    Thrivent
    Ferguson
    Arch Insurance
    Franchise Services
    Japan Tobacco Company
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brevard, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    50 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Catchword

    Catchword is a dedicated brand name development agency founded in 1998, with offices in the San Francisco Bay and New York areas. Its team of seven provides every service related to brand naming, including architecture and strategy, creative development, linguistic and cultural screening, preliminary trademark screening, and domain name assistance. 

    Notable Project

    A Fortune 500 materials science innovator in glass, ceramics, and optical physics, sought out Catchword to develop naming strategy for the company and names for several new products. Catchword developed the product names and helped the client formalize a unified naming strategy for B2B and B2C, build out a process for developing names, and create decision tools for choosing the appropriate name.

    "They are leaders in the field of naming, have a great deal of experience, and have delivered strong, consistent results for us." – Global Director of Corporate Marketing, Materials Science Technology Company

    Former clients
    Aetna
    Allergan
    Amazon
    Corning
    Indeed
    Intel
    McDonald's
    PwC
    Starbucks
    Unilever
    Volkswagen
    Wells Fargo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    53 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Tanj

    Tanj is a naming agency headquartered in New York, N.Y. It was founded in 2009 and has about 5 employees. The agency focuses on clients that are enterprises, mid-sized, and small businesses.

    Notable Project

    Tanj generated a list of potential names for an umbrella organization encompassing 3 separate companies. They performed extensive discovery into company operations and culture before making recommendations.

    "Tanj's management was excellent. I could tell that they had done this many times before and had tweaked their approach over the years to make it really successful. The whole process was very thoughtful and struck the right balance between structure and flexibility”- Marketing Director, Commercial Lender

    Former clients
    Ally
    Nintendo
    Turner Classic Movies
    NFL
    Nestle
    Lamborghini
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    39 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Applied Arts: Best Rebrand Award (2013)

  • 5

    NameStormers

    NameStormers is a brand naming agency that was founded in 1985 and based in Austin, Texas with team members extending to Los Angeles and Boston. Their 11+ employees deliver company and product name services to include name ideation, preliminary trademark screening, linguistic and cultural screening, domain status checks, naming architecture and strategy, and name testing.

    Notable Project

    An electronic product manufacturing company came to NameStormers in need of a brand name for a new mobile device quick-charge station. NameStormers developed a list of names and prescreened all of them for trademark issues and domain availability before the first presentation. NameStormers then conducted a name voting exercise and then a customer validation study. After unanimous feedback from multiple external stakeholders, a name was chosen after just two rounds of creative and the project was completed in one month.

    “I loved working with NameStormers- it was an awesome experience! We gained valuable insights and it was both fun and extremely educational. We will definitely use NameStormers again in the future.”  – Director of Transformational Innovation, Electronic Product Manufacturer

    Former clients
    AOL
    7-11
    Bissell
    American Heart Association
    Dow
    Boston Beer
    Frito-Lay
    Merck
    Minn Kota
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Austin, TX
    4.9
    4.9
    37 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Pollywog

    Pollywog is a naming agency founded in 2007. Pollywog is headquartered in Minneapolis and has fewer than 5 employees who specialize in branding.

    Notable Project

    An animal adoption nonprofit hired Pollywog to name its mobile veterinary service for pet owners. Pollywog completed market research and met with stakeholders during the research process. Due to the limited financial resources available, Pollywog proposed a name that used humor would attract attention and ensure that the new service would be sustainable. The client especially appreciated Pollywog's existing interest in and support for animal welfare.

    "The brand’s success led to partnerships with other local organizations and non-profits. It has been 11 years since the initial launch, and the enterprise is still helping prevent pet overpopulation in Minneapolis and St. Paul." - Marketing & Communication Manager, Animal Adoption Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Mojo
    Serenade
    General Mills
    Constellation
    Think Small
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    4.9
    4.9
    17 Clutch reviews
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  • 7

    WANT Branding

    WANT Branding is a strategic agency with offices in New York City, Miami, FL, and Denver, CO. Since 1999, the firm and its team of about 4-10 employees has specialized in all things branding and advertising. 

    Notable Project

    A bank was going through a merger, so they hired WANT Branding to ensure that the process ran smoothly. Throughout three-stages, WANT Branding produced over 60 potential names, and six possible branding campaigns. The client prides WANT Branding on their availability. 

    "They [WANT Branding] are truly customer-focused. They play within the rules that are dictated by the circumstance."- Founder & CMO, Bank

    Former clients
    Royal Caribbean
    MetLife
    Lumber Liquidators
    LiveNation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    81 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards Nominee

  • 8

    Lexicon Branding

    Lexicon Branding is a naming and branding agency founded in 1982. They employ 26 employees in their offices in Amsterdam and Sausalito, Calif., and offer expert market research and branding services to clients. 

    Notable Project

    Lexicon Branding led a five-part renaming process for an internet company. They collected market, consumer, and linguistics research, and conducted internal interviews. Internal stakeholders reported a significant increase in market recognition following as a result of the rename.

    “Since the rename, we’ve gained a lot of recognition in the market. Familiarity amongst our decision makers and buyers went up 22.5 percent in just 18 months.” – Former SVP of Marketing, Internet Company

    Former clients
    P&G
    Coca-Cola
    Intel
    Colgate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    16 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Igor Naming Agency

    Founded in 2002, Igor Naming Agency is a naming agency located in Sausalito, California. Serving midmarket and enterprise-level clients, their team of 2–3 employees focuses solely on naming companies and their products and services.

    Notable Project

    Igor Naming Agency branded a biotech startup. Coming up with their name and establishing target markets and audiences, the team defined all aspects of the clients' business. Thanks to their work, the client saw high brand recognition early into their launch.

    "They communicate very well at all stages of the project. Steve Manning makes every effort to understand the needs of the client." — Founder, Biotech Startup

    Former clients
    Gogo Inflight Internet
    TruTV
    WHOOP Fitness Tracker
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Zinzin

    Zinzin is a naming agency located in Berkeley, Calif. It was founded in 2011 and has fewer than 5 employees.

    Notable Project

    A media company was rebranding their main product and needed a new name. Zinzin created a name that could be trademarked and used for social media handles. The client prides Zinzin on their project management. 

    "All of our B2B partners have responded well to the new name. We haven’t had any major legal obstacles arise - the trademark went through well... Overall, it's been very positive." - Creative Director, Media Company

    Former clients
    3M
    ABC
    Target
    Daybreak Games
    PepsiCo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    23 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    The Naming Group

    The Naming Group is a naming agency headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. The agency has fewer than 5 employees and was founded in 2009. 

    Notable Project

    The Naming Group helped a creative agency come up with a fitting name and branding strategy. The new name strengthened the company's appeal to a certain demographic.

     "Not only is our name unique, evocative, and memorable, we have exclusive ownership for all social media handles and even the incredibly rare dot com domain. Creating a name that meets all of those requirements in the startup space is extremely challenging." - Creative Director, Creative Agency

    Former clients
    General Motors
    Capital One
    Mercedes-Benz
    Gap
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Matchstic

    Matchstic is a brand identity house that was founded in 2003 in Atlanta, GA. The team of about 20 employees focuses on branding, specifically brand strategy, visual identity, naming and brand messaging. Operating at the intersection of art and commerce, Matchstic aims to solve complex problems using strategy, creative thinking, and smart design.

    Notable Project

    Matchstic worked with an after-school organization in Atlanta to update brand messaging so the organization could connect to its target audience better. The main part of the project entailed creating a new brand story for the organization that included a handbook and messaging guide.

    “They did their homework, which established credibility and an understanding of our brand. They listened and adjusted to our suggestions, but they also pushed back at times when they felt very strongly about something.” – National VP of Branding, After-School Organization

    Former clients
    Adanu
    Catalyst
    Leadercast
    Chick-fil-A
    Innovation
    Children's Hospital of Atlanta
    Coca- Cola
    Emory
    Street Grace
    Atlanta Mission
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Atlanta, GA
    4.9
    4.9
    30 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CSS Design Award for Website of the Day

  • 13

    DeSantis Breindel

    DeSantis Breindel is a branding agency based in New York. Since 2002, its team of about 30 specializes in digital strategy, branding and marketing strategy. DeSantis Breindel mainly works with mid-sized and enterprise-level clients in the information technology, business services, financial services, healthcare & medical, legal and manufacturing industries.

    Notable Project

    After 20 years in the industry, a banking institution wanted to stand out from the rest in the industry. DeSantis Breindel created a new website and messaging package. The work has received positive feedback.

    "Insightful and thorough, DeSantis Breindel has connected important topics that support our firm’s future." – Chief Marketing Officer, Investment Banking Advisory Firm

    Former clients
    Quaker Chemical
    Playworks
    Navigant
    Lincoln International
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    25 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Chief Marketer 200 (2018), , Davey Awards, , The Summit Creative Awards , W3 Awards

  • 14

    Namebase Brand Naming

    Namebase Brand Naming is a naming agency headquartered in Stamford, Conn. The agency was founded in 1996 and has a team of fewer than 5. In addition to naming and branding services, Namebase Brand Naming also provides market research.

    Notable Project

    Namebase Brand Naming provided a home design company with eight powerful brand names. The project was on a strict timeline, which Namebase Brand Naming met capably.

    "We had a positive feed-back from the name. It stood out among our competitors and there was nothing else like it. It was easy to say, spell and find on Google." - Founding Partner, Home Design Company

    Former clients
    Samsung
    Johnson Controls
    Motorola
    Kodak
    Kabuni
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Stamford, CT
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Ruckus

    Full-service marketing and development agency Ruckus was founded in 2005 in New York City. The team of more than 60 employees has experience with web development, web design, digital strategy, and branding.

    Notable Project

    An online retailer realized its website needed a makeover, so they hired Ruckus. The Ruckus team contracted out the backend development and built a seamless frontend that users love. They also provided marketing services to get the new site off the ground.

    "The first email blast that we did with our guys from Ruckus was the day before Thanksgiving, and it generated over $1 million in sales on day one, with zero issues on the site. The site performed beautifully. ... We averaged eight minutes per user time on our site, so we just had great metrics on our first foray with these guys." – CMO, Online Retailer

    Former clients
    Harley Davidson
    HSBC
    Porsche
    American Heart Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    25 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Summit International Awards for Marketing Effectiveness

  • 16

    Blackcoffee®

    Founded in 1994, blackcoffee is a marketing agency located in Boston. Their small team of 7 specializes in naming and branding.  

    Notable Project

    A tech firm hired blackcoffee for their branding services. The firm wanted to rebrand in order to maintain a strong presence in their industry. The agency crafted several solutions including a new logo and brand new packaging. 

    "The new branding is standardized across all materials and accomplishes the desired differentiation from competitors."–Managing Director, Tech Firm 

    Former clients
    Acura
    Showtime
    Fox Sports
    Converse
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Boston, MA
    5.0
    5.0
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    DEKSIA

    DEKSIA is a branding agency that’s been serving small business to enterprise clients for over a decade. Based in Grand Rapids, MI, the team of 20+ employees offers branding, web design, and marketing strategy.

    Notable Project

    For more than four years, DEKSIA partnered with a home restoration company to improve its brand image and create marketing materials such as business cards, a website, shirts/hats, and printouts. The home restoration company gets business through direct referrals, and DEKSIA geared its marketing materials to this approach.

    “Right from our first meeting, Deksia told me what I needed done, and how much to spend. I ended that meeting in total agreement with them. Deksia has a good understanding of what it takes to grow a business.” – Owner, Home Restoration Company

    Former clients
    BP
    Uber
    Visa
    Samsung
    Twitter
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Grand Rapids, MI
    4.9
    4.9
    27 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Creativity International Awards , HOW International Design Awards, and recognition from LogoLounge

  • 18

    Tenet Partners

    Tenet Partners is a branding and marketing firm that's headquartered in New York; they have another office in Rochester, N.Y. Founded in 1973, they have approximately 40 employees that do branding, digital strategy, and print design. Clients are mostly enterprise and midmarket businesses. 

    Notable Project

    Tenet Partners updated brand messaging for an aerospace company. Services included market research. 

    “The new branding received very positive feedback and set the benchmark for future campaigns. Tenet managed the complexity of the project well and understood their role as part of the creative team. Their integrative view of branding was essential to success, and rare among their competitors.” — Corporate Brand Manager, Aerospace Company

    Former clients
    Long Beach Airport
    Cisco Systems
    and Citi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    35 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Design Excellence Award for work with Samsung

  • 19

    ZENMARK

    ZENMARK is a global brand naming agency founded in 1999. Their 6-person team is headquartered in San Francisco, with a second office in New York. They offer branding for enterprise and midmarket clients, primarily in the healthcare, telecommunications, IT, and consumer products industries.

    Notable Project

    ZENMARK developed the brand name of a vaccine for a pharmaceuticals company. They collaborated with the client’s legal team on multiple products, following an established process for the development of the new product’s brand name. The client was pleased with their expansive knowledge.

    “The team was very skilled, engaged, and customer oriented. The owner was exceptionally talented and always tried to be present.” – Global Marketing Lead, Pharmaceuticals Company
     

    Former clients
    Hewlett-Packard
    Microsoft
    Sprint
    Bayer
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Wonsupona

    Wonsupona is a naming agency headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with another location in Durham, N.C. It was founded in 2012 and has a team of fewer than 5. In addition to naming services, Wonsupona provides branding and content marketing services.

    Notable Project

    Wonsupona worked closely with a consulting agency to figure out the best brand name. Through brainstorming the message and defining attributes of the agency, Wonsupona helped the consulting agency find the right name. 

    "Everyone has had an immensely positive reaction to the new name of my business. In my experience, it's unusual to have unanimous approval." - President, Consulting Agency

    Former clients
    IBM
    Ricola
    Microsoft
    MetaDesign
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Evviva Brands

    Evviva Brands is an international branding agency with offices in San Francisco, CA and Edinburgh, UK. Founded in 2009, Evviva Brand's team of nearly 10 employees specializes in branding and marketing strategy. Other services include web and logo design.

    Notable Project

    Evviva Brands helped a technology company rebrand. They conducted market research and designed a marketing strategy that included a new corporate logo web design, marketing copy, and color scheme. As a result of their efforts, the client was able to win a deal that doubled its value. 

    "As a result of their effort, we received a $125 million deal from the largest oil field services company in the world. That deal doubled the value of our company overnight." – CEO, Technology Company

    Former clients
    Amazon
    Delta Air Lines
    Google Fiber
    The Ritz Carlton
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Paragraphs, LLC

    Paragraphs, LLC is a graphic design firm headquartered in Chicago. The team of about 23 employees has worked with clients ranging from small startups to large enterprises. Paragraphs, LLC has specialized in branding and graphic and web design for over three decades since it was founded in 1984.

    Notable Project

    Paragraphs LLC partnered with a printing manufacturer to work on a branding campaign for the organization. The team at Paragraphs LLC worked to launch an international branding campaign. They created video material and marketing supplements that were transcribed into 13 different languages. The client has seen an increase in sales and partnerships since the branding campaign. The client was impressed with how responsive and organized the team at Paragraphs LLC was. 

    "They’re incredibly dependable in terms of correspondence and delivering results." –Global Director of Environmental and Health Safety, Printing Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Coca Cola
    Hyatt
    IBM
    Exelon Corporation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Manifesto Agency

    Manifesto Agency is a branding company that also provides marketing strategy and advertising services. With offices in Portland, Ore., and Milwaukee, they work primarily with enterprise and midmarket businesses in the consumer products, healthcare, and IT industries. Founded in 2011, they have just over 10 employees.

    Notable Project

    Manifesto Agency developed an employee-led brand reinvigoration campaign for a semiconductor manufacturer. The team created marketing assets that sharpened the brand strategy and helped realign employees. All of their work was well-received. A massive project, the team worked efficiently to unify teams across the globe.  

    “They have high integrity, are really creative, and love what they do, which shows in all the work they present.” – Global Brand Strategist, Semiconductor Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Intel
    Amazon
    Arby's
    Starbucks
    UW-Madison
    Paylocity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Portland, OR
    4.8
    4.8
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Constructive

    Constructive is a branding and web design company based in New York City. Founded in 2000, they have almost 20 years of experience helping businesses increase their impact online. The team of 14 offers branding, web design, UI/UX design, digital strategy, and advertising for businesses in the non-profit and education industries.

    Notable Project

    Constructive recently helped a civil rights organization improve how it communicates information on its website. They redesigned the website’s backend and frontend, improving the site’s overall functionality and usability.

    “Anyone who has come across our site after our recent launch ... has been blown away by the site. In fact, the website just won a digital communications award for excellence from the Religion Communicators Council.” – Communications Director, Civil Rights Organization

    Former clients
    Harvard University
    World Economic Forum
    The Aspen Institute
    Yale University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    21 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2012 Silver Non-Profit Web Design Awards , IMA Web Design Award , Show row weights AWARDS

  • 25

    Bluetext

    Bluetext is a digital marketing agency located in Washington, DC. Founded in 2011, Bluetext has around 30 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and SEO. The client appreciated Bluetext's approach to project management while completing the two microsites simultaneously.

    Notable Project

    Bluetext was hired by a software company in need of a new website. Bluetext designed two interactive microsites for the client and provided front-end development services.

    "Bluetext was very accommodating with our tight schedule and constant demands. They made sure we were delivering everything on time and they were very receptive to our back and forth as we got feedback from stakeholders." – Associate Creative Director, Software Company

    Former clients
    Google
    Lexis Nexis
    Royal Caribbean International
    Adobe
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.3
    4.3
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    BatesMeron Sweet Design

    Full-service creative agency BatesMeron Sweet Design offers an array of digital marketing services but specializes in branding, direct marketing, and web design. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, BatesMeron has been around since 2005.

    Notable Project

    BatesMeron Sweet Design worked on a branding campaign for a career coaching company. The company was about to launch and needed BatesMeron to take their concept and position it through a brand story and branding materials such as a logo and website.

    The Co-Founder of the career coaching company was impressed by BatesMeron’s ideation process.

    “BatesMeron has a pretty neat process that they follow. They make it super easy as a client to take the anxiety out of the overwhelming task of figuring out who you are and how you want to represent yourself.” – Co-Founder, Career Coaching Company

    Former clients
    RCN Chicago
    Chicago Flower & Garden Show
    and Kitchfix
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    21 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Certified by Women’s Business Enterprise

  • 27

    MiresBall

    MiresBall is a creative agency based in San Diego. Since 1985, the team of 20 works with a variety of clients on their branding, packaging and web design, and advertising needs. 

    Notable Project

    Sixteen years ago, MiresBall was hired by a global tech company for a variety of digital tasks. The work included global advertising, updating a website, content creation, and more. The client prides MiresBall on their quality of work and attention to detail.

    "The one thing I really enjoyed about them [MiresBall] was that they were never in a rush when thinking about a project. They were always very logical and analytical, thinking and asking the right questions. It was a great two-way conversation." – Former Marketing Program Manager, Global Tech Company 

    Former clients
    Best Western
    Shure
    AirFuel
    Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Davey Awards (2015) , Graphis Design Annual (2015) , Graphis Design Annual (2015)

  • 28

    Rule29

    Rule29 is a creative strategy and design firm based in Geneva, Ill. Their 20-person team provides a wide range of creative services including branding, web design, and print design. Founded in 2000, they specialize in mid-market clients. 

    Notable Project

    A multinational publishing firm hired Rule29 for comprehensive brand management: Advertising, outreach, market research, and other aspects of developing and maintaining a brand. They helped the client expand into digital content from print-only publications, and helped implement a direct publisher-based marketing approach. The new strategy expanded market share with every product launch.

    "They're a very talented agency. Their creative work is top-notch. Our relationship with their entire team was really solid. They were adaptive to different sorts of projects, and the project actually gained scope as a result of our ability to work together." – Chief Marketing Officer, Multinational Publisher

    Former clients
    Fellowes
    McDonald's
    American Red Cross
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Allstate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Geneva, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    17 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Graphic Design USA American Packaging Awards 2018 , Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - Charitable/Not-for-profit, 2011

  • 29

    TRIXMEDIA Inc

    Trixmedia is a Beverly Hills, Calif. digital marketing and web design agency with fewer than 50 employees on staff. Since its founding in 2003, the agency has specialized in web design, web development, and branding.

    Notable Project

    Trixmedia designed multiple websites for a health therapy company. Along with the websites, they provided design marketing collateral, including brochures and logo design. The client now relies on Trixmedia for all marketing projects. 

    "[Trixmedia] is great at communication and giving design advice while also being cognizant of our concerns. They’re undoubtedly creative and capable of getting things done fast." – SVP, Health Therapy Company

    Former clients
    Hilton
    Norman Buckley
    Coca-Cola
    Paris Bloom
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Beverly Hills, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    39 Clutch reviews
  • 30

    The Yard Creative

    The Yard Creative is a design innovation house located in south London. It was founded in 2007 and now has a team of 19 that provides branding, market research, graphic design, and more.

    Notable Project

    A cosmetics company was releasing a refresh of an old brand and wanted to create a corresponding in-store experience. The Yard Creative researched and provided the client with ideas for the campaign and its implementation.

    "They’re thorough and strategic. When we make requests, they ask us questions about why we think that request will deliver for us. They force us to think about what will get us the results we want—based on the consumer research and sales data, rather than on existing strategies that we may have followed for 10 years but that don’t meet our needs." — Senior Merchandising Manager, Cosmetics Company

    Former clients
    Rimmel
    iSmash
    JD Sports
    World Vision
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    4.8
    4.8
    19 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Design Effectiveness Award (2017) , Mark of Excellence Award: World Vision UK (2016)

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    Salt Branding

    With offices in New York and San Francisco, Salt Branding is a digital agency that has been helping a variety of clients since 2001. The agency and its team of 15+ are experts in branding, web design, and marketing strategy.

    Notable Project

    Salt Branding was hired by a venture capital firm to help them stand out from the competition. Their work included branding and web design, along with naming assistance. The client prides Salt Branding on the great attention they give their clients. They also liked that each team member had a role.

    "We spoke to a few agencies, but Salt really stood out. Their process is incredibly thoughtful and comprehensive."- Vice President, Venture Capital Firm

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Brocade
    Arizona State University
    CenturyLink
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Transform Awards: Gold , Silver & Bronze Winner (2017)

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    FINE

    FINE is a digital brand agency with offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. FINE's specialty is branding, but the team of nearly 70 also is skilled in web design, web development, and SEO. Founded in 1994, they have nearly 25 years of experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. 

    Notable Project

    FINE developed a new branding strategy for a catering company that included a new website with a live stream and a new logo. The client was impressed with the increase in web traffic after working with FINE. 

    "We’ve seen steady growth since we started SEO development, and monthly traffic was up roughly 250% after last year’s relaunch. Client feedback is tremendous, and our site sets the bar for our competitors." – Founder, Global Gourmet Catering 

    Former clients
    Cisco
    Kimpton Hotels
    Apple
    Anchor Brewing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Oregonian Top Workplace (2014–2017)

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    FINIEN

    FINIEN is a branding and marketing agency based in Long Beach, Calif. Founded in 2013, the small team of 2 specializes in branding, logo, and marketing strategy. They work primarily with small businesses.

    Notable Project

    FINIEN provided branding services for an undergarment startup. They designed and delivered a branding plan that included a logo, name, positioning, brand personality, and landing page. The client was impressed with the positive feedback and coverage the project received.

    “We’ve received a lot of positive feedback on our branding and design from customers, journalists, social media experts and designers. Though our brand is young, we’ve been recognized nationwide, in part because of the branding work FINIEN delivered.” – CEO, Undergarment Startup 

    Former clients
    Warner Brothers
    City of Los Angeles
    USC
    Starwood Properties
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Long Beach, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    American Graphic Design Award (2016, 2017) , WOLDA (2017)

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    IdeaWork Studios

    IdeaWork Studios is a full-service advertising, development, and design agency founded in 1999. Headquartered in New York City, the company also has offices in Santa Barbara, CA and Las Vegas, NV. The team of more than 20 employees offers branding, web design, web development, and other marketing and design services such as logo and packaging design and email marketing.

    Notable Project

    After a wellness resort was acquired by another company, it needed to rebrand and hired IdeaWork Studios. The project included creating a new name and logo for the resort, updating its website to reflect the new branding, and launching an advertising campaign.

    "The level of creativity they showed for a complete rebranding was impressive. We needed to take the resort in a completely different direction, and they did it very quickly. It was impressive what they understood about the brand and what they put forward from a presentation standpoint." – Director of Sales and Marketing, Wellness Resort

    Former clients
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Caesar's Entertainment
    Yahoo!
    MGM Resorts
    PBS
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    28 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    American Advertising Federation Awards 2015 and 2017 , Web Marketing Association: Outstanding Website Award 2013

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    Ignyte

    Ignyte is a branding agency that was founded in 2013 in San Diego. The agency's team of 12 offers branding, market research, web design, and logo design services to clients in the health care, energy, consumer products, advertising, and hospitality industries. 

    Notable Project

    A mountain adventures company hired Ignyte to boost its web presence and branding. Ignyte rebuilt the client's website and helped rebrand the company to better appeal to customers.

    "All of the steps in the process put us through a self-discovery phase and helped us better understand why we’re in business, what we’re selling, how we’re selling it, and who our customers are. The brand strategy was a really beautiful outcome that I didn’t expect." - Owner, Mountain Adventures Company

    Former clients
    MOSAIC
    Ace Electric
    Mantra Yoga & Juice
    Vista Community Clinic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
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    Global Brand Works

    Global Brand Works is a branding agency located in San Francisco. They have about 6 employees that also specialize in logo design and market research. Global Brand Works partners with several enterprise clients. 

    Notable Project

    Global Brand Works established a consultancy's new brand using research and information gathering practices. In order to meet the client's needs, Global Brand Works created strategic messaging and visuals that emphasized the rebrand. The client was very happy with the work done by Global Brand Works. 

    "We think their branding looks good and reflects our company values. They were mindful of our budget and worked within our means." – Co-Founder, Consultancy 

    Former clients
    Paypal
    LifeLock
    Kettle Brand Potatoe Chips
    Charles Schwab
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
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    FlowState Marketing

    FlowState Marketing is a digital and branding agency located in Denver. Since 2016, their team of 19 has specialized in branding, content marketing, digital strategy, and more. They mainly serve small businesses in various industries: advertising, manufacturing, ecommerce, entertainment, and others.

    Notable Project

    FlowState Marketing developed custom apparel for a boot camp gym. Along with designing the products, the agency worked with the client to brainstorm ideas. Feedback on the apparel has been extremely positive. 

    "Our T-shirts basically flew off the shelves. Customers love the product and the custom material FlowState developed."–Owner, Boot Camp Gym 

    Former clients
    Ibotta
    Home Advisor
    Oscar Blues
    FloWater
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Denver, CO
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 38

    C42D

    C42D is a branding agency based in New York. Since 2010, the agency and its team of eight have been specializing in web design, branding, and UX/UI design. 

    Notable Project

     A health insurance plan company needed a rebranding when the Affordable Care Act took effect. C42D conducted research and created content to be implemented on an updated website. C42D created digital, print, and messaging for the client. 

    "Everyone at C42D took the time to understand our business, resulting in accurate and impressive work." - Founder of Health Plan Company

    Former clients
    Youtube
    Adidas
    Google
    Reebok
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    28 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Adobe Business Solutions Partner

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    modern8

    modern8 is a Salt Lake City-based branding agency that was founded in 2001. The small agency has just over ten employees and provides web design, social media marketing, print design, and packaging services in addition to branding.

    Notable Project

    One of modern8's former clients is a quality management software platform. It hired modern8 to redesign its brand, which included a new name, logo, and messaging. The marketing team at the software firm credits modern8's design with its leading role in the field and subsequent company growth.

    "The launch went very smoothly, and we’ve only heard positive feedback about our brand." - Chief Marketing Officer, Quality Management Software Company

    Former clients
    University of Utah
    Brainstorm
    Ritual Chocolate
    RizePoint
    Bear River Mutual
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Salt Lake City, UT
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 40

    Massive Media

    Massive Media is a full-service digital agency based in Vancouver, Canada, with a team of about 15. Since 2012, they have provided branding, digital and marketing strategy, web design, and advertising services for clients in hospitality, leisure, real estate, and more.

    Notable Project

    Massive Media created and implemented a social media ad campaign for two television series. The also advised the client on profitable outreach strategies for various other platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Their work has received positive feedback from investors and the audiences. 

    "Their team remained professional, insightful, and responsive throughout the engagement. They were quick to send back drafts and iterations on creative and their agility made the whole process seamless."–Story Editor, Entertainment Company

    Former clients
    CBC
    Staples
    Microsoft
    Shaw
    Zwick Chimes
    Black Tusk Helicopters
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Vancouver, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 41

    BLVR

    Founded in 2003, BLVR is a branding company located in San Diego. The team of 20-plus members specializes in branding, digital strategy, web design and development, and UX/UI design. The agency works with a variety of clients in different industries.

    Notable Project

    BLVR created a vibrant brand for a nonprofit. Along with brand strategy, the agency helped create several digital products including websites, print materials, and logos. Since the work began, the client has seen more traffic to its website. The client feels that BLVR is very responsive and creative.

    "With BLVR, the work is so good, and it gets better every time. I don't even know how to explain it. They’re current on what’s current, yet while maintaining a timeless, classic brand."- CEO of Nonprofit  

    Former clients
    Vessel
    Futures Fin
    Santa Fe Christian Schools
    Lolita's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    31 Clutch reviews
  • 42

    House of Who, Inc.

    House of Who, Inc. is an arthouse and brand agency located in Berkeley, Calif. Founded in 2015, the 9-person team offers branding services with a focus on naming and corporate identity.

    Notable Project

    House of Who, Inc. provided naming services for a global telecommunications company. The team set up a name selection strategy and system that was consistent across a wide variety of products and could continue to be used as the company grew. The client was excited about the new system.

    “We now have a naming system that brings consistency and cohesion to our existing portfolio and empowers us to effortlessly name new products and services as they come online.” 
    —VP of Global Brands and Programs, Global Telecommunications Company

    Former clients
    Google
    Apple
    Target
    Disney
    Blue Shield of California
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 43

    THIEL

    THIEL is a marketing agency founded in 1981. Based in Milwaukee, with additional offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Columbus, Ohio, the team of 39 specializes in advertising, branding, and digital strategy. They primarily focus on serving midmarket clients in the business services and advertising & marketing industries. 

    Notable Project

    THIEL Design worked on brand profile development for an IT company. The team created a brand profile through customer, competitor, and employee interviews. They also produced a new web design, logo, and tagline. Overall, the client was impressed with the results of the project. 

    "THIEL Design really knew how to bring out our brand story. I was really impressed by all the interviews they conducted. The customer voice was such an important part of this project."                                                           — VP of Business Development, IT Company

    Former clients
    Young Dental
    Snap-on
    Linden Street Partners
    Oral-B
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Milwaukee, WI
    5.0
    5.0
    17 Clutch reviews
  • 44

    id8

    id8 is a graphic design agency located in Marietta, Ga. They have about 7 employees that serve small and midmarket businesses in the education, consumer, nonprofit, and legal sectors. Services include branding, packaging design, and web design. 

    Notable Project

    id8 created and executed a branding campaign to raise a private school's profile in the community. They designed a new logo and signage for the physical building that made its location more prominent among other neighborhood buildings. The team then developed a responsive website with a modern look. 

     

    Former clients
    Janus International
    Aarons
    SAVA Senior Care
    Strength of Nature
    Atlanta North School
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Marietta, GA
    4.8
    4.8
    27 Clutch reviews
  • 45

    Bulldog Drummond

    At Bulldog Drummond, the team of 20+ employees strives to use innovative design, branding, and marketing to solve business challenges. Based in San Diego, CA since 1997, they offer a mix of branding, digital strategy, marketing research, and print and logo design.

    Notable Project

    Bulldog Drummond led a full rebrand for a large television network to increase ratings, eliminate stereotypes about country music, and attract advertisers. The branding project was both internally and externally focused to ensure employees were positive brand advocates.

    "Bulldog Drummond created a good package for our sales team to take to advertisers. We were able to say, “We are in 92 million homes, and they are not all trailer parks. This is the authenticity and spirit of our audience. What brand does not want to be associated with that?” – Former Senior VP of Marketing & Branding, Television Channel

    Former clients
    Adidas
    Eddie Bauer
    HR Block
    Mattel
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CSS Design Award

  • 46

    Sid Lee

    Sid Lee is a creative agency headquartered in Montreal. It has expanded to offices in Paris, Toronto, and Culver City, Calif. since its establishment in 1993. Sid Lee employs 796 professionals that provide web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding to small, mid-size, and large companies alike.

    Former clients
    Honda
    Fasken
    KFC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    2016 Agency of the Year - Digi Awards

  • 47

    Spire Agency

    Working exclusively with B2B clients, Spire creates positive interactions between their clients' brands and audiences. Spire Agency’s ultimate goal is to elevate B2B client brands; creating positive interactions between the brand and its audiences. Founded in 2005, the 15+ member team is primarily headquartered in Texas with offices in Dallas and Austin.

    Notable Project

    Spire Agency has been the long-term agency of record for a B2B business bank managing over $25B in assets. They were originally brought on board to help craft the bank's brand strategy, messaging, and positioning. From there, the engagement grew to Spire acting as an almost entirely outsourced marketing team with continued focus on brand strategy, website design and development, and campaign execution.

    “What Spire has created for us is a beautiful, well-received brand." Senior VP of Corporate Marketing, Bank

    Former clients
    TrinityRail
    American Airlines
    Airbus Helicopters
    Texas Capital Bank
    Dynata
    Tyler Technologies
    Tenet Healthcare
    Cervey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Dallas, TX
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Direct Marketing Association: Silver for Self-Promotion Direct Mail campaign , AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards: The Ultimate Branding Survival Too , Hermes Creative Awards: Platinum & Gold , 2020 Graphis Awards: Gold, Silver, Honorable Mention

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    Brighter Naming

    Brighter Naming is a branding agency headquartered in San Jose, Calif. The agency was founded in 2001 and has fewer than 5 employees. Brighter Naming specializes in branding, but also offers SEO and logo services. The majority of the agency's clients are enterprise businesses.

    Notable Project

    Brighter Naming created a modern name and tagline for a software company. The client felt that the name was catchy, but also strongly showcased their brand's message.

    "We love the tagline. It’s a supply chain visibility product where we’re actually making supply chains smarter, and the tagline ‘visibly smart’ just really rings, resonates." - President & Owner, Software Company

    Former clients
    Pearson Learning
    Fluke Networks
    Qstride
    Oil States Research
    Infineon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 49

    LESS+MORE

    LESS+MORE is a San Diego-based branding agency that was founded in 2006. LESS+MORE has a team of 10 who specializes in branding and offers other services such as marketing strategy, advertising, and logo and packaging design. 

    Notable Project

    A new restaurant hired LESS+MORE to create its brand. LESS+MORE helped the restaurant develop its menu concept and design, web pages, logo, business cards, newsletters, and overall brand and message.

    "They've been amazing, and we're very happy with the results. We'll continue to work with them on any projects moving forward and would recommend them to anyone opening up a restaurant." - Co-Owner, Restaurant 

    Former clients
    Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Bay City Brewing Company
    DocuWare
    The San Diego Tourism Authority
    Pacific Hospitality Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 50

    UNIT partners LLC

    UNIT Partners is a branding and graphic design agency based in San Francisco and founded in 1996. UNIT Partners' team of more than 200 employees has more than two decades of experience in web design, branding, and marketing strategy. The firm mainly works with small- and mid-sized businesses but has experience working with large enterprises as well. 

    Notable Project

    UNIT Partners was tasked with helping a restaurant group redo its branding. UNIT Partners designed new menus, a new logo, and websites in order to meet the client's needs and emphasize the rebrand. The team at UNIT Partners also initiated marketing messages that reflected the rebrand. The client was very impressed with the team at UNIT Partners professionalism and devotion to the project. 

    "I felt like they were always looking out for what was best for me as the client. UNIT's number one priority is not to get it done, but to get it done right, no matter if it takes twenty tries or if it takes two tries. "-CEO, Restaurant Group 

    Former clients
    Kia Motors
    Jamba Juice
    Mercedes-Benz
    Taiwanese Shaved Ice
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
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