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
    42 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
    4.9
    4.9
    48 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

    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
    76 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards Nominee

  • 5

    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
    38 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Applied Arts: Best Rebrand Award (2013)

  • 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
  • 7

    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
    34 Clutch reviews
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  • 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
    13 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
    8 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
    29 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CSS Design Award for Website of the Day

  • 13

    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

  • 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

    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
  • 16

    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
  • 17

    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
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    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
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Phase 3 Marketing and Communications

    Phase 3 is a marketing and communications firm based in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 2001, Phase 3's team of over 150 employees primarily work with midmarket and enterprise businesses. They specialize in providing print design, branding, and PR services.

    Notable Project

    Phase 3 worked with a manufacturing group to expand its digital presence and consolidate its various regional branches into one optimized website. They performed the necessary competitive analysis and target audience research, built content, implemented SEO strategies, and made use of analytics to develop a platform for a strong online presence.

     

    Former clients
    Simmons
    ProMach
    Hyundai
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Atlanta, GA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 20

    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)

  • 21

    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)

  • 22

    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)

  • 23

    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

  • 24

    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
  • 25

    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
  • 26

    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
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

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

  • 27

    DDW

    DDW is a brand design consulting company based in Sausalito, Calif. Founded in 1997, the team of 35 specializes in packaging design, branding, logo services, and other design. They focus on consumer products and services.

    Notable Project

    DDW worked on package design for a large coffee brand. They augmented the brand’s internal graphics team to redesign the packaging for a line of products. They were a part of the process from conception to review and assisted with multiple projects after. The client was impressed with positive feedback the project received.

    “Everyone loved the design. It was a great mix of our history and heritage in a more modern look and feel. We get compliments from the different teams.” – Brand Manager, Large Coffee Brand 

    Former clients
    Starbucks
    Campbell’s
    Sprint
    Amazon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 28

    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
  • 29

    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
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 30

    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

  • 31

    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
  • 32

    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
  • 33

    CannonCassidy

    CannonCassidy is a naming agency headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. It was founded in 2012 and has fewer than 5 employees. In addition to naming, CannonCassidy provides brand strategy and corporate identity services.

    Notable Project

    CannonCassidy assisted in creating a brand name for a pharmaceutical company's product. The client was extremely impressed with CannonCassidy.

    "When I share the name with internal colleagues all the way up to senior leadership, everyone is pleased with the direction we’re headed... the project’s success speaks to the quality of [CannonCassidy's] work." - Senior Manager, Pharmaceutical Company

    Former clients
    GM
    Steelcase
    Banana Boat
    IBM
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 34

    ds+f / Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.

    Founded in 1991, ds+f (Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.) is full service branding agency in Annapolis, Md. The agency's small team of 7 specializes in advertising, branding, and video production. 

    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired ds+f for branding assistance. The client needed a new logo, web design, and printed marketing assets used during client meetings. Following the website launch, ds+f stayed on to maintain and update the website as needed. The client enjoyed working with ds+f's creative and collaborative team. 

    "They [ds+f] pack a lot of power and creativity in a world with so much choice. They always seem to have solutions to our problems." – Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Firm 

    Former clients
    National Retail Federation
    NPR
    Cushman & Wakefield
    WIDIA
    Fisher House
    US Bobsled/Skeleton Team
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Hermes Creative Awards: Bronze (2012, 2013)

  • 35

    Heirloom

    Heirloom is a branding agency in Pacifica, Calif. and San Francisco. Founded in 2015, they have fewer than 5 employees that serve clients in a variety of sectors. Their services are centralized in branding.

    Notable Project

    Heirloom provided branding services for an insurance technology company. They revamped the client’s identity with a new logo and handled messaging strategy. The branding has received positive customer feedback.

    “I had their personal assurance that the senior executives themselves would work on my project, and then they did what they promised.” – Founder, Insurance Technology Company

    Former clients
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Alongside
    Corelight
    GE
    J.D. Power
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Pacifica, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 36

    Conjure

    Founded in 1996, Conjure is a full-service design agency based in Chicago. Their team of approximately 15 employees mostly services midmarket and enterprise-level clients in a variety of industries. While branding is their main offering, they also provide graphic and collateral design.

    Notable Project

    Conjure branded a newly-established brewing company. After narrowing down a brand identity, they materialized the brand through designs for merchandise and packaging. Their work resulted in the accrual of a social media following very early on in the engagement.

    "We’ve gained quite a few followers on Facebook and Instagram." — President, Brewery Startup

    Former clients
    Verso
    Blackwood BBQ
    Optimo
    Protein Bar & Kitchen
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 37

    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
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 38

    R2integrated

    R2integrated is a national digital agency with offices in Baltimore, Md., Seattle, St. Louis, New York, and Silicon Valley, Calif. With over 200 employees, this agency uses web development, creative design, brand strategy, and search services to produce the best marketing strategies for their clients.

    Notable Project

    A Maryland credit union hired R2integrated for their digital marketing expertise. The work included content development and a SEO/PPC campaign. While the credit union didn’t have previous experience with monitoring search and digital strategy, they reported an increase in social media traffic and progress from the campaigns.

    “We feel extremely justified in the number of resources we invest in their services. They add considerable value to our business.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Credit Union

    Former clients
    Mastercard
    Hershey’s
    Microsoft
    Atlantic Health
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Baltimore, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Webby Awards , W3 Awards

  • 39

    HUb

    Hub Strategy and Communication is a creative agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2002, their team of about 30 employees provides advertising, marketing strategy, and media planning and buying services.

    Notable Project

    Hub Strategy and Communication worked with this cloud-based camera manufacturer to supply print and digital marketing capabilities, including TV and radio ad production, media buying, and creative development. They encouraged the client to use geographic marketing, which led to a substantial lift in sales.

    "They understood our customer, understood our business, used our product, and built great creative to address that." – VP of Marketing, Cloud-based Camera Manufacturer

    Former clients
    San Francisco 49ers
    Oakland Athletics
    University of San Francisco
    Blue Shield of California
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Graphis Awards , Addy Awards , Clio Awards , The Webby Awards , The Telly Awards , Cannes Lions Awards , Communication Arts Awards

  • 40

    Theory SF

    Theory SF is a San Francisco-based creative agency. The agency was founded in 2015 and has a team of 2 that provides a variety of services including branding, marketing strategy, web design, advertising, digital strategy, and more.

    Notable Project

    A radio station was undergoing a rebranding of their entire network and needed to overhaul various parts of their online presence. Theory SF conducted market research in order to redesign their website as a fitting part of their overall rebranding.

    "They’re highly professional, but also down-to-earth people that feel like part of our team. The team’s industry knowledge is incredible and they’re not afraid to think outside the box." — Program Director, Radio Station

    Former clients
    Cisco
    SF Museum of Modern Art
    EcoTerra
    Net Gear
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 41

    Williams Whittle Associates Inc

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle helped a nonprofit rebrand its online presence. After conducting research, they designed a new logo, enhanced website aesthetics, and produced a video. The vendor's contributions created a solid foundation for the brand relaunch. 

    "Williams Whittle not only helped create attractive campaign materials but also provided additional design work outside of the scope of work." – Executive Director, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    American Institute for Cancer Research
    National Park Trust
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MarCom Award (2019)

  • 42

    Sussner Design Company

    Sussner Design Company is a branding agency headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1999, their team of approximately 5–6 employees provides both digital and web design services. They focus on brand messaging and delineating an effective strategy. 

    Notable Project

    Sussner Design Company rebranded a printing press, giving them everything from a new logo to a freshly-designed website. They worked to increase the client’s brand recognition by conducting analysis on competition and delivering distinctive designs. Their work culminated in a 400% increase in sales and customers for the client. 

    "We’ve seen an increase in online sales and a fourfold growth in new clients every month.” — Sales Representative, Printing Press Company

    Former clients
    Shock Doctor
    McDavid USA
    Animal Humane Society
    AT&T Tower
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Minneapolis, MN
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 43

    Olive Street Design

    The Olive Street Agency is a Chicago-based company that provides design and marketing solutions to companies in a variety of industries – arts and entertainment, retail, advertising and marketing, and government. Founded in 2005, The Olive Street Agency has a small team of about 16 employees with capabilities in web design, SEO, digital strategy, branding, photography, content development, and social media.

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    Sweet Baby Ray's
    The Seattle Times
    Harvard University
    Northwestern University
    Cafe Amano
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Villa Park, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    25 Clutch reviews
  • 44

    KHJ Brand Activation

    KHJ is a Boston-based full-service brand strategy and activation firm with experience in the healthcare and real estate industries. Founded in 1986, they offer strategy and planning, creative production, media and activation, and research and analytics.

    Notable Project

    KHJ has a long-standing relationship with a community savings bank. They have been handling the bank’s media buying and placement, strategy, and creative development for about 20 years. KHJ recently redesigned the bank’s logo and website to refresh its brand image.

    “They helped us get to the final point, determining what made the most sense and making sure the project was done within the timeframe. They’re great at managing times and budgets.” – Marketing Manager, Community Savings Bank

    Former clients
    John Hancock Tower
    Quest Diagnostics
    Aspen Dental
    Franciscan Children’s
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Boston, MA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Lamplighter Award (2016)

  • 45

    Zync

    Based in Toronto, Zync is a marketing and digital agency that was founded in 2004. Their team of nearly 15 specializes in branding, web design, digital strategy, and more. 

    Notable Project

    Zync developed a WordPress website for a national sports organization. The agency redesigned the front- and backend of the website, working on a new UX and UI, and went through the whole process prototype development to fully-functional delivery. Due to their work, the new website an experienced an increase in traffic. 

    "We had to design this for massive traffic spikes, and our ongoing reality for a property like that is maybe 100,000 to 150,000 uniques a month. During the sporting events, it can have 20, 30, or 40 times that." —Executive Director, National Sports Organization 

    Former clients
    AVIVA
    Colliers
    IKEA
    TD Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    4.8
    4.8
    8 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Applied Arts Design Awards , Coupe International Design Awards , Graphex Awards

  • 46

    Skidmore Studio

    Skidmore Studio is a branding and design studio in Detroit. Founded in 1959, they have about 17 employees that serve mostly midmarket and small-business clients in the business, consumer product, and nonprofit sectors. Services include branding and graphic design.

    Notable Project

    Skidmore Studio handled branding services for a leadership development consulting firm. In efforts to aid in the firm’s launch, they conducted a competitive analysis of their marketplace as well as established a name and brand logo. The new brand meets the partner’s expectations and received positive feedback.

    “Their creative team has an uncanny way of hearing the common themes from various interviews and articulating those into a clear brand.” – Founder & CEO, Leadership Development Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    Halo Burger
    Xenith
    Inspired Organics
    Dave & Busters
    Bon Bon Bon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Detroit, MI
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 47

    Fieldtrip

    Fieldtrip is a design-focused branding agency based in Louisville, Ky. Founded in 2006, they now comprise 25 employees experienced in creating digital branding and marketing strategies for small and midmarket clients in the retail, non-profit and government sectors. They specialize in branding, advertising, media planning and buying, immersive web experiences, and campaigns.

    Notable Project

    Fieldtrip provided a brand overhaul for a transportation company to combine three smaller names under a unified narrative. They provided brand infrastructure for the company and a roadmap for future success. Fieldtrip’s new brand created a heightened sense of brand recognition and employee understanding and resulted in new revenue for the client.

    “They really embodied, embraced, and understood who we were. They were very good at communicating every step of the process and they told us what our roadmap would look like when we'd see deliverables, and our whole branding process was very smooth because of them.” – Marketing Director, Transportation Company

    Former clients
    Ashley HomeStore
    Certilytics
    Kentucky State Parks Foundation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Louisville, KY
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 48

    Fishfinger Creative Agency

    Founded in 2014, Fishfinger Creative Agency is a creative studio headquartered in London. Their small team of 4 specializes in branding, web design, graphic design, and packaging design for mainly small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    A gelato manufacturer hired Fishfinger Creative Agency to design a new logo and packaging. They revamped their original designs, giving them a vintage feel. The team delivered design work that met client expectations.

    "They got the color combinations and designs on the packaging really well." – Founder, Gelato Manufacturer

    Former clients
    ESPN
    Google
    WWF
    United Biscuits
    Red Bull
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    4.8
    4.8
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards (2017, 2018)

  • 49

    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
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

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

  • 50

    Never Settle

    Never Settle is a marketing and advertising agency that has been offering advertising, branding, and marketing strategy services to their small business, enterprise, and mid-market clients in the e-commerce, IT, and non-profit industries since 2012. Their 50 employees are based out of their office in Golden, Colo.

    Notable Project

    Never Settle recently worked on an e-commerce site for skincare brand. They produced a live e-commerce site with customized features and after the site went live, the client was impressed with the impact on their business.

    “They really care about the outcome for their customers.We can't say enough good things about Never Settle. They did an amazing job for us. ” - Digital Marketing Manager, Skin Care Brand 

    Former clients
    Children's Hospital of Colorado
    University of Colorado
    Sanitas SkinCare
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Golden, CO
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
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