The Best Product Development Companies in The Bay Area

List of the Best San Francisco Product Development Companies

Looking for top product design firm in San Francisco?

Investing in a product design agency can improve the design of your website, support your digital marketing strategy, and improve branding for your company. Finding the right company for your needs, however, can be challenging.

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

  • 1

    Studio Red

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

    Notable Project

    Studio Red was responsible for the revamping of an outdated UI/UX design for a bioanalytics company.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

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

    Former clients
    Facebook
    Google
    Cisco
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Menlo Park, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    Awesomed

    Awesomed is a data-driven UX/UI design agency based out of San Francisco, Calif., with satellite offices in Los Angeles and San Jose, Calif. The agency was founded in 2015 and has a small team of around 10 employees. In addition to UX/UI, Awesomed also provides web design, programming and scripting, and mobile platform services. 

    Notable Project

    Awesomed partnered with a travel startup company to create a pilot website. The agency demonstrated consistent flexibility and responsiveness as it worked with the travel startup to provide multiple iterations, including evolving betas and constant design work.

    "Part of what encouraged us to keep using [Awesomed] as designers was that as a startup, our needs frequently changed, and they were able to adapt quickly. Their flexibility allowed us to pursue sudden opportunities with minimal transition time." - Marketing Director, Travel Startup

    Former clients
    Intel
    Uber
    Nutanix
    Ford
    CrossLead
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.7
    4.7
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Most Loved Website Award by One Page Love (2017)

  • 3

    Leap Design Studio

    Leap Design Studio is a design agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2017, their team of around 5 employees specializes in UI/UX design and product design.

    Notable Project

    Leap Design Studio provided UI/UX designs for a software spend platform. The team built a prototype of the platform. They were responsible for animation, designs, and marketing collateral.

    "To date, we've had over 1,500+ companies sign up for Siftery Track, a successful launch on Product Hunt." – Product Manager, Software Spend Platform

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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  • 4

    Definery

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

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    BBVA
    Lucidworks
    Medrio
    Clora
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place OAKLAND, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Grio

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

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    Rivals.com
    Fitbit
    Texture
    Capital One
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Catalyst UX

    Catalyst UX is a UX strategy, design, and development firm headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., with additional offices in Boston, and Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 1994, the company specializes in UX/UI design, custom software development, and product design. Their team of 12 people works mostly with mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they work with are in the health care & medical, business services, and financial services industries.
     

    Notable Project

    Catalyst UX did app UI redesign for a life sciences software company. The client wanted to redesign their eTMF (electronic trial master file) app. Catalyst UX built screens, added various features that would improve the UX, and performed QC. They used React and Kendo UI to redesign the UI, and used CSS and JavaScript to implement it. The client and their customers were satisfied with the company’s work. 

    “Their work was well-received by our clients and prospects.”

    — Former Senior Director of Product Management, Software Company
     

    Former clients
    Roche
    ADP
    Cisco
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Mateo, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Ptype UX & Product Design Agency

    Ptype UX & Product Design Agency is based in Oro Valley, Ariz with another location in Italy. Since 2009, the full service product & design agency's team of 3 has been specializing in UX/UI design, product design, and web design. 

    Notable Project

    A large software company hired Ptype UX & Product Design Agency for their services. The agency trained their team in UX design using Axure. The training sessions were a success.

    "Ptype was willing to reanswer as many questions as we had, which we appreciated. They even stayed with us until we had our own program up and running." – UX Designer, Large Software Company

    Former clients
    Oracle
    Kohl's
    Sephora
    American Airlines
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    QuarkWorks

    QuarkWorks is a development agency located in San Francisco. Since 2011, their team of 15 has been specializing in mobile app development, web development, product design, and more for enterprise and midmarket-level clients. 

    Notable Project

    A social network startup needed to get their main platform up and running. QuarkWorks developed their mobile app, delivering high-quality code and implementing a fresh UI for the app. They continue to provide maintenance and support when needed.

    "The engineers at QuarkWorks are professional and always accomplish what they say they’re going to do in a given week." – CTO, Social Network

    Former clients
    Roots n Blues
    Eventbrite
    Speedtest
    Gametime
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    GCX Solutions

    GCX Solutions is a product development firm headquartered in San Mateo, CA. Founded, in 2018, their team of approximately 1–2 employees mostly serves small clients and some mid-sized businesses. Within the scope of product development, their specialties include custom software and UX/UI design.

    Notable Project

    GCX Solutions provided user testing as an outsourced project for a product design agency. They tested the early-stage designs of a third-party client to ensure an effective reflection of the client's brand. Their work yielded useful suggestions for improvement.

    "The results of the user testing that GCX Solutions completed for us were thorough and described a number of possible improvements for the website’s UX." — Chief Creative Officer, Product Design Agency

    Former clients
    Momentum Design Lab
    SingleMind
    Accelerance
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place San Mateo, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 10

    The Savage Bureau

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

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    Topcon
    Kilroy Realty
    Align Real Estate
    CIM Group
    Salesforce
    Greystar
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Be Unicorn

    Be Unicorn is a design and development company located in San Francisco. It was founded in 2017 and employs a small team of 2 that provides a range of services like mobile app development, UX/UI design, AI, AR/VR development, branding, and more for mainly small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    A parenting help platform wanted to branch out into apps but lacked an internal development team. Be Unicorn has designed and developed several mobile apps for both Android and iOS. They design the UX and UI, code the back end, integrate the apps with Amazon, publish the apps, and help market them.

    "We’re definitely happy. The products work well and are functional. We have 50-100 users every day. We have five applications for parents and one not for parents...The app looks perfect." — CEO, Parenting Help Platform

    Former clients
    Procter & Gamble
    Bacardi
    L'Oreal
    Heineken
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    WANDR

    WANDR is a product strategy and UX design firm based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2016, the team of 14 specializes in UX/UI design. They work primarily with small and midmarket-level businesses, focusing on IT, business services, and healthcare and medical.

     

    Notable Project

    WANDR worked on website design for a meal prep delivery service. They redesigned a website to create a more professional appearance and brand. The WordPress platform is easily managed to track subscription plans and other e-commerce options. The client was impressed with the results of the project and the positive feedback it received. 

    “After the redesign, my traffic increased and my bounce rate decreased...I frequently receive compliments about the website’s design.” – Founder, Meal Prep Delivery Service

    Former clients
    IBM
    Geico
    Burt’s Bees
    Capital Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    pitangoUX

    pitangoUX is a design agency in San Jose, Calif., and Tel Aviv, Israel. Founded in 2010, they have about 8 employees that serve small-business and midmarket clients in the gaming, consumer products, and business sectors. Services include UI/UX design and product design.

    Notable Project

    pitangoUX provided UI/UX design efforts for a mobile grocery-ordering platform. They designed and built the platform for iOS and Android. The application has received positive user reviews and high rankings.

    "They’re very professional and have great UI/UX designers." –Owner, Mobile Grocery-Ordering Platform

    Former clients
    Yarkani
    Nokia
    Suplant
    Uber
    OneAudience
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    Teksun Inc

    Founded in 2014, Teksun Inc. is a product engineering services company. Their team of around 25 employees is based in San Jose, Calif., with an additional office in Ahmedabad, India. They focus on IoT development, product design, and cloud consulting.

    Notable Project

    Teksun Inc. developed and designed an electronics control board for a fitness equipment manufacturer. The team also built an e-commerce website, a calibration app, and firmware for the client.

    "They’ve met every deadline. They’re great. They’re excellent communicators." – VP of Product, Fitness Equipment Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Sony
    QEPR
    Garmin
    Prominer
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Kind+Human

    Founded in 2018, Kind+Human is a small development firm. Their team is based in Los Angeles, with an additional office in San Francisco and Seattle. They focus on custom software, web, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    Kind+Human provided UI/UX designs for an automotive digital company. The team created custom and modernized layouts and flows.

    "Their creativity stands out." – CTO, Automotive Digital Company

    Former clients
    Dataship
    Munch Citi
    Woolly Labs
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco,
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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