The Best Packaging Design Companies in The Bay Area

Looking for a top packaging design company in San Francisco?

Your company’s packaging design is important because identifies your brand. An effective packaging concept can distinguish your product from your competition and drive up consumer interest.

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

List of the Best San Francisco Packaging Design Companies

  • 1

    McLean

    McLean is a branding agency based in Walnut Creek, CA. Founded in 1991, McLean provides packaging design, branding, and logo services for small and midmarket businesses primarily.

    Notable Project

    McLean worked with a company to update its brand and design its packaging for a new product. McLean presented the client's product at Expo West and received positive feedback on its new look.

    "The feedback from the general public that we got so far has been fantastic." – VP Sales & Marketing, Natural Sweetener Company

    Former clients
    Monster Energy
    Fresh Express
    Fresh Step
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Walnut Creek, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    14 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    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 $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Noise 13

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

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    Tile
    Pacific Catch
    World Wrapps
    PG&E
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Good Stuff Partners

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

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    Mental Health Association of NYC
    SEE International
    YMCA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Graphis Merit Award , Maggie Award , Communication Arts Award of Excellence (2016)

  • 5

    Born & Bred

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

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    Bose
    Ascend Wellness
    Equinox
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 6

    Bartlett Brands

    Bartlett Brands is a boutique branding agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2011, Bartlett Brands' team of fewer than 10 employees provides branding, marketing strategy, web design, logo, and packaging design services.

    Notable Project

    Bartlett Brands supplied the client with a fully fleshed-out company identity in terms of branding, logo, website design, and paper packaging, among other elements. The client has been nominated for design awards, and constantly receives praise for its branding.

    "Not only did Bartlett Brands meet all of our branding requirements, but they also put something special out there, which we almost didn’t expect." – Partner, Cuban Social Outpost

    Former clients
    Patchology
    The Wine Group
    Ipsy
    Greenleaf
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    WWD Awards , Innovation by Design Awards Finalist , Beauty ID Awards , GDUSA Awards

  • 7

    CCD Innovation

    CCD Innovation is a marketing and branding company serving clients in the food and culinary development industry. Their team of over 10 also specializes in packaging and other design. They're based in Emeryville, Calif. 

    Notable Project

    CCD Innovation partnered with a cannabis beverage company to develop their product. The team carried out market research and consulted their network of food scientists and chefs to deliver a high-quality, lasting product.

    "They’ve been fantastic, they’re absolutely first class." — CEO, Cannabis Beverage Company

    Former clients
    Krispy Kreme
    Mondelez International
    Pepperidge Farm
    PEPSICO
    Kellogg's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Emeryville, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 8

    THERMOSTAT

    Thermostat is a brand design consultancy based in Sausalito, Calif. With less than 10 employees, the small team has been providing branding, packaging design, logo design, and web design since 2008. 

    Notable Project

    A wine tasting room hired Thermostat to create marketing collateral. The client wanted collateral that would evoke elegance. Their commitment and dedication were shown in each detail of design.

    "They brought us design options and materials that are consistent with the vision we established for the project." – General Manager, Wine Tasting Room

    Former clients
    Purple Wine + Spirits
    DFV Wines
    Vision
    LeapFrog
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Artsy Geek

    Artsy Geek is a boutique web and marketing agency headquartered in Oakland, California with another office in Seattle. The team specializes in integrated marketing, web development, graphic design, internet marketing and social media. Comprised of less than 10 employees, Artsy Geek is a team of skilled designers, marketers, and coders. Founded in 2011, it collaborates with clients to build and grow their brand identities for a strengthened online presence.

    Notable Project

    Artsy Geek helped a  small-business advocacy nonprofit revitalize its brand identity and bolster its online recognition by designing digital and print materials for its annual conference. As a result of its partnership with Artsy Geek, BALLE received tremendously positive feedback from conference attendees.

    "Our company’s C-Suite was blown away by the look and level of quality apparent in everything Artsy Geek for us. Having my bosses and their mentors say praise the product was incredible.” – Director of Community Engagement, Nonprofit for Small Businesses

    Former clients
    Savor Oakland
    Project Health
    Lunar Ladies
    Diving Dog Brewhouse
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Flight

    Flight is a full-service design agency that was founded in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 2013. Its team of nine employees specializes in web design, web development, e-commerce development, mobile app development, UI/UX design, advertising, and branding, among other services.

    Notable Project

    A non-profit emergency services provider hired Flight to develop and maintain its digital presence and brand. Flight developed a sophisticated website with a user-friendly interface and also helped the client with its advertising campaigns and newsletters.

    "They’ve provided fabulous branding that’s really helped our organization make an impact." - Communication Coordinator, Emergency Response Organization

    Former clients
    BPE-USA
    City of Alameda
    Laguna Garden Gala
    Diceolations
    Sonoma County Wine Auction
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Santa Rosa, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 11
  • 12

    RNO1

    RNO1 is a digital design agency headquartered in California, with offices in Washington and Vancouver. Founded in 2007,  RNO1 has a team of less than 50 and specializes in UX/UI design, web design, web development, marketing strategy, branding, and SEO. 

    Notable Project

    RNO1 worked with an architecture firm to establish a stronger, more contemporary online presence. RNO1 designed a custom template through Squarespace and updated the firm's website. The firm's founder appreciated the presentation and design of the new site. 

    "I liked the look and feel of the work, and I liked the presentation of the company, but most importantly, I liked the people with whom I was connected. That really connected the dots for me. I was not on a campaign to do a lot of interviewing. I hire people who I know can perform." – Founder, Toby Long Design 

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Airbnb
    Pet Paradise
    Clever Homes
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.7
    4.7
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Agency Spotter: Top 20 Branding Agencies

  • 13

    Exposyour™ | Branding + Marketing

    Founded in 2005, Exposyour is a design and branding agency based in Santa Clara, Calif. They primarily work with small businesses in the financial services, IT, manufacturing, and medical fields. 

    Notable Project

    Exposyour provided graphic design and UX design services to a fitness tracking software company. Their work was high quality, and it helped save time. 

    "They’re a team of trusted professionals." – Founder, Software Company

    Former clients
    HiQ Solar
    Saykara
    Kangarootime
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Santa Clara, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Concepto Studios, Inc.

    Founded in 2007, Concepto Studios, Inc. is a product design and content manufacturing provider based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They work with businesses of all sizes in the consumer products and services, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries. 

    Notable Project

    Concepto Studios, Inc. provides ongoing design support to a small appliances and personal care products brand. Their work is of high quality, and the team is responsive and easily available. 

    "Their customer service is always excellent, and they’re very reliable." – Design Manager, Consumer Products Company

    Former clients
    Black & Decker
    Remington
    Office Depot
    LG
    Polaroid
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Santa Clara, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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