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Top 100 User Research Agencies in the United Kingdom

August 2022

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Look for user experience agencies that specialize in user research. User research is the data collection process that lays the foundation for exceptional user experiences. 

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List of the Best United Kingdom User Research Companies

  • 1
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Based in London, UK, Creative Navy's team of about 10 employees focuses entirely on UX/UI design. This agency works across a broad spectrum of industries, partnering with startups as well as established brands on mobile apps (iOS, Android, etc.), web and native apps (macOS, embedded, devices), and other projects.

    Clients

    • Jaguar
    • Philips
    • Bosch
    • Discovery Channel

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    A manufacturing company partnered with Creative Navy to restructure their content production processes. The team designed a new UI that could streamline content management across the company's various websites.

    "Creative Navy was very transparent—always openly telling us what they were thinking without trying to impress us."

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Lighthouse is a specialist UX and UI design agency, founded in London but now working together from all over the globe.
    Founded in 2008, the Lighthouse team use cutting edge design, collaboration and experience to solve the most complex problems. Lighthouse partner with both well-established enterprise businesses seeking to inject life into under-performing applications, and funded startups ready to progress their product. These are typically headed up by seasoned founders who love the process as well as the outcome.

    Clients

    • Total
    • John Lewis
    • Red Bull
    • PayPoint

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Lighthouse provides mobile application development and UX/UI design services for a transportation and logistics company. They’ve redesigned the client’s apps and integrated them into a single code base.

    "Their most distinguishing quality is that they’re sincere, humble, and empathetic."

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  • 3
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Limeup is a Product Design Studio headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 2019 and has since grown to over 20 employees and helped over 50 companies create stellar designs for their products. They primarily serve clients from Fintech and Gambling industries.

    Clients

    • Connect44
    • Nexte
    • Pokerhouse
    • Koto English

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Limeup provided UX design services for a financial services company. They performed UX research and eventually utilized mockups to create an application's interface.

    "Their approach was methodical and consecutive."

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  • 4
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Super User Studio is a design consultancy headquartered in London, with an office in Bath, United Kingdom. Since 2008, their small team of 9 has been specializing in UX/UI design for mainly enterprise-level clients. They primarily serve clients in the business services and financial services industries. 

    Clients

    • Capita
    • Dunnhumby
    • Gain Theory
    • Acturis

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Super User Studio has designed the UI/UX of a software development company’s app. The team has also conducted discovery sessions and user interviews while creating wireframes to help develop the product. 

    “What they’ve brought to the table in terms of knowledge is hard for anyone else to match.”

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      4.7
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Bit Zesty is a custom software development firm. They provide custom software development, ux/ui design, web development, application management & support, and more and were launched in 2009. Their small team is London, United Kingdom-based.

    Clients

    • Oxford Medical Simulation
    • Trussell Trust (UK Foodbanks)
    • Queen's Awards for Enterprise
    • HMRC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bit Zesty upgraded and rewrote two existing apps for a health and safety software company. They developed upgrades for APIs, added new functionality, and more.

    "For any urgent issues we were able to contact them quickly."

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.3
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Martlesham, United Kingdom

    Coderus is a software and mobile app development company based in Martlesham Heath, U.K., with offices in Cambridge and Norwich, U.K. The company, founded in 1998, has a team of more than 30 that provides mobile app development, IoT development, UX/UI design, product design, IT strategy consulting, wearable app development, and application testing services. Coderus serves small and larger-sized companies in various industries that include consumer products & services.

    Clients

    • INEOS Team UK (America's Cup)
    • EO Charging
    • Bowers & Wilkins
    • ELGA Veolia

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A consultancy business hired Coderus to develop iOS and Android versions of a multilingual automotive app. They created a series of user stories and UI elements.

    "The most impressive quality presented by the team was their engineering and communication skills and their experience."

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  • 7
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Burst Digital is a web design company in London, United Kingdom. They offer web design, graphic design, web development, digital strategy, and more and were launched in 2018.

    Clients

    • Vivienne Westwood - The Vivienne Foundation
    • Lucinda Green
    • Clean Kitchen
    • Verity Bowditch

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Burst Digital was hired by a financial management company for their web development and branding services. The team's other tasks include ongoing maintenance and content creation.

    "Burst Digital helped us establish our branding and visibility."

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  • 8
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    UX Connections is a design agency founded in London in 2013 with fewer than 50 experts. They specialize in UX/UI design, market research, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large companies.

    Clients

    • Immediate Media
    • Ladbrokes
    • ASOS
    • News UK

    Industries

    Notable Project

    UX Connections provided video production support for a global creative agency. They produced a two-minute video within just a month for a third-party client.

    "They were excellent to work with."

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  • 9
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Hiyield is a small website development firm located in St. Austell, United Kingdom. Launched in 2018, the team focuses on web development, custom software development, ux/ui design, application management & support, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Hiyield developed a website for a climate change think tank. They also provided support during a company event, ensuring the website was compatible with the correct server and technology.

    "Hiyield excellently developed and managed the site."

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Glance Creative Ltd. is an app development firm founded in 2016. Based in London, the team of 10 specializes in mobile app development, UX/UI and wearable app development. They mainly serve small business and midmarket clients in the entertainment, media and consumer products industries. 

    Clients

    • The Times
    • The Sun
    • Universal Music
    • Lucozade

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Glance provides mobile app development services to a social media startup for art lovers. They're handling the front- and backend development of a gaming platform that features a leaderboard and news feed. 

    “Their team has done a great job of accomplishing all the requirements in a timely and transparent manner.”

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  • 11
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Browser London is a digital product agency based in London, United Kingdom. This company has 11 employees and was founded in 2008. Services offered by Browser London include UI/UX design, web design, and custom software development for companies of all sizes.

    Clients

    • Mayor of London
    • Lightning API
    • Shell
    • NHS

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Browser London created a simple software platform for a supply chain transparency firm. The client worked with a UI/UX specialist and a senior web developer to build the prototype. 

    "They were highly involved and engaging. We also came up with some good ideas for how to present information together."

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • London, United Kingdom
    Fourmeta is an e-commerce development firm founded in 2017. In London, United Kingdom, their midsize team offers e-commerce development, ux/ui design, and web development.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Fourmeta provides a dedicated development team to perform a wide range of microservices for a financial market infrastructure company. They help in developing new software features and alerting tools.

    "I am impressed with their commitment to learning about our business."

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  • 13
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Uitop is an Austin, Texas-based user experience design agency. The small team specializes in ux/ui design, web design, product design, and graphic design and was founded in 2021.

    Clients

    • Kenjo 🇩🇪
    • ResHub 🇮🇪
    • FocusED 🇺🇸
    • Cicada 🇺🇸

    Industries

    Notable Project

    uitop provided UX/UI design for a resident experience platform. They led workshops on significant research into competitors and design data for older adults for the project.

    "They took way more responsibility than we asked and we were so happy with the results of all their work."

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      4.7
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Fortnight is a boutique design and development studio based in Manchester, U.K., with offices in London and New York. The studio, founded in 2014, has a team of more than ten that provides mobile app development, branding, product design, web design, and UX/UI design services to small and larger-sized companies. 

    Clients

    • OnePlus
    • Bumble
    • Thursday
    • Simba Sleep

    Industries

    Notable Project

    In line with their brand launch, an automotive company hired Fortnight to develop their visual identity. The client wanted a fresh, innovative, and appealing look that resonates with a broad audience.

    "They seemed genuinely excited to work on our brand, and it showed in the final result of the project."

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  • 15
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    The House is a digital branding agency founded in Surbiton, England in 2009 with no more than 50 members. They offer branding, UX/UI design, and marketing strategy solutions for clients in the fields of education, business services, and consumer products.

    Clients

    • QS
    • NHS
    • Jisc
    • MTV

    Industries

    Notable Project

    The House London Ltd. provided branding services for a construction supplies company. After understanding the company's goals and competitors, they drafted a brand strategy, including the logo, color, and more.

    "Everything was clear and concise from the beginning."

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  • 16
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    We Are Kitty is a small London, United Kingdom-based user experience design company. Founded in 2017, the team provides ux/ui design, e-commerce development, web design, web development, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An online casino wanted to rebrand their business to align more as an entertainment brand. They hired We Are Kitty to create content, drive traffic to a new website, and engage with a new audience.

    "They are a young and dynamic that's friendly and committed."

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Digiruu is a digital firm founded in 2016 run by a team of fewer than 10 professionals. Based in London, the company lends their expertise in mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web design to clients ranging from startups to large enterprises, working in various industries such as consumer products, advertising, and media.

    Clients

    • Pretty Lavish
    • ByErim
    • The Climate Week NYC
    • Subconsciously

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Digiruu provided mobile app development services for a hypnotherapy business. They developed a bespoke hypnosis application from the ground up. The main technology used was React Native.

    "We were impressed with their friendliness and communication."

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  • 18
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    The Design Laboratory is a London-based design studio. Their team of fewer than 10 was founded in 2017 and serves businesses of all sizes across a range of industries. Design services include UX/UI, logo, web, graphic, and product and packaging.

    Clients

    • Dom Perignon
    • Samsonite
    • Method
    • Sunglasses Hut

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A people management platform hired The Design Laboratory to provide web design. Their efforts also include branding to enhance the client's brand identity.

    ''They know how to give us attention as a startup.''

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  • 19
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Caboodle UX Studio is a design company located in Winchester, Hampshire, England. Their team of around five employees provides UX/UI services and custom software development for businesses of all sizes. Primarily, they work in the financial and consumer services industries.  

    Clients

    • AllianceBernstein
    • Visa
    • Ipsos Mori
    • EMVCo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Caboodle UX Studio created a new website for a freelance producer and director who wanted to highlight their work. The portfolio site featured the client's past works and upcoming projects.

    "I was most impressed by their creative skills and technical knowledge."

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  • 20
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Leeds, United Kingdom

    Eden Agency is a digital agency based in Knaresborough, UK. It was founded in 2007 and now employs a team of 21 that provides web design, digital strategy, web development, mobile app development, UX/UI design, social media marketing, and AR/VR development services.

    Clients

    • Link Group
    • McCain
    • Switch2
    • Minster Law

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Eden Agency worked with a sports gaming company in the production of iOS and Android mobile apps. In the five-phase project, they updated the UX, managed an API integration, and implemented payment processing.

    "Their technical ability stands out the most."

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  • 21
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.5
    • Cost

      4.4
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Catch is a digital experience agency founded in 2007. Based in London, United Kingdom, they also have an office in Madrid, Spain, and a team of over 30 employees. They specialize in web development, UX/UI design, and content marketing. 

    Clients

    • Sharp
    • Tony Blair Institute
    • Worldpay
    • The Body Shop

    Notable Project

    Catch refurbished the website of an investment management company to improve their online presence. They've used Figma to rebuild the UX, upgraded the system to Drupal 9, and hosted the site via Acquia and AWS.

    "We’re most impressed with their team’s adaptability — they work within our schedules and stick to our project scope."

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  • 22
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $50,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Novoda is a digital-product agency based in London, England, that was established in 2008. Their team of 71 employees provides mobile app development, UX/UI design, enterprise app modernization, digital strategy, and AR/VR development services.

    Clients

    • Tesco News UK
    • The Times
    • CCleaner
    • Channel 4

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Novoda configured a desktop application and built an Android prototype for a system-optimization software company. Their team coded the main functionalities and inserted an in-app purchasing feature. The app gained over 50 million downloads and a 4.4-star rating on the Google Play Store.

    "Last December, monthly revenue for CCleaner was about $100,000. I attributed these metrics to the freemium model and Novoda’s collaborative efforts." – Head of Product, System Optimization Company

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $25,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Propeller is a web design and development company that was founded in 2000. Headquartered in London, with another office in New York, they have a team of over 55. They specialize in e-commerce development, email marketing, web design, and SEO or clients in the hospitality, leisure, consumer products, and retail industries.

    Clients

    • Azzuri Restaurant Group
    • Twinings
    • Young's Pubs
    • MWELL - Kellogg's

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Propeller has helped a consumer goods company in relaunching and redesigning their Shopify Plus website. Their work involves front- and backend development, site organization, and competitor analysis. 

    “The team is invested in our project — they truly want us to accomplish our goals.”

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  • 24
    • $50,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Reigate, United Kingdom

    Sonin is a mobile app development agency based in Reigate, England, and was founded in 2008. Their team of 28 employees specializes in mobile app development, web development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients

    • FatFace
    • Morrisons & Schwartz
    • esure
    • The British Museum

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Sonin App Development provides ongoing mobile app development for a real estate company. The team is developing a property management software that will be available for iOS, iPadOS, Android, and web.

    "The team from Sonin was instrumental in helping us build the platform."

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  • 25
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Furthermore is a digital transformation agency located in London. Founded in 2013, they employ five staff specializing in service design and product strategy for small and midmarket companies, typically in education, health and hospitality. Services include business transformations, design experiments, content strategy, data analysis, and front-end and app prototyping.

    Clients

    • Dormakaba
    • Hall & Partners
    • Heathrow Airport
    • Hachette

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Furthermore provided branding and web development services for a government-owned IT and services company. They ran workshops to produce a brand profile, then supported efforts to develop the new site and add content. Users have been delighted with the easy-to-navigate site, remarking on its improved design for information gathering.

    “Everything was communicated clearly and Furthermore made sure to provide subject matter experts to work with our team. They presented information in a professional way, especially around content development.” – Head, IT and Services Company

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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Hertford, United Kingdom

    Zoocha is a web development firm founded in 2009 and headquartered in Hertford, in the U.K. The firm has other locations in Valencia, Spain; Balneário Camboriú, Brazil; and New York, N.Y. Zoocha has about 30 employees. 

    Clients

    • Westminster City Council
    • Financial Conduct Authority
    • Ofsted
    • Topdeck Travel (part of Flight Centre Travel Group)

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Zoocha created a web application for a UK oil and gas energy network. Using Drupal extensions and PHP scripting, Zoocha made an interactive platform for tracking and storing information. The client was impressed with Zoocha's work.

    "The refresh that we did with Zoocha Ltd has increased business value by three times, and in some areas, it’s about six times. We haven’t had any bugs or crashes." - CEO, UK Energy Service Firm

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  • 27
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Wickford, United Kingdom

    Impact Media is an enterprise-level WordPress web design and support agency based in Wickford, UK, with an office in Shoreditch, UK. The agency, founded in 2003, is a team of less than ten who provide WordPress web development and design, and UX/UI design services to small and midmarket companies. 

    Clients

    • Don't Buy Her Flowers
    • Bakels
    • AIS
    • Tungsten Publishing

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Impact Media redesigned a workplace interior design firm's website on WordPress. The vendor handled the site's wireframes and taught the client how to maintain the site.

    "Their process worked from well for us and differently to how we have worked with agencies in the past."

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  • 28
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.3
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Leeds, United Kingdom

    Pocketworks was founded in 2012 and is located in Leeds, United Kingdom. With 17 employees, they provide mobile app development, custom software development, and UX/UI for enterprise and midmarket sized businesses.

    Clients

    • ASDA
    • Yorkshire Plant Hire
    • Global Label Printer WasteCare
    • National Waste Disposal Veezu

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Pocketworks is engaged with a waste management company, providing Android app development work to extend their core business app into fieldwork. This project also enables the drastic reduction of paperwork.

    "It is impressive how well they take feedback, changing their processes to better provide for their customers."

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  • 29
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Cardiff, United Kingdom

     Illustrate Digital is a web design and development agency that specializes in WordPress. Founded in 2013, they have a team of 10 between offices in Cardiff and Bristol, United Kingdom. They primarily work with midmarket clients across various industries.

    Clients

    • Penguin Random House
    • Honda Motorcycles
    • Admiral
    • Welsh Government

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Illustrate Digital has overhauled a website for a digital identity verification company. The team has also provided UX/UI design and QA services.

    "The workflow between our teams is seamless."

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  • 30
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Gateshead, United Kingdom

    ARCH is a digital solutions firm specializing in the design, development, and hosting of websites, mobile apps, and business systems. They also have extensive experience in e-commerce, intranet, e-learning, CMS and CRM systems. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in London, with an office in Gateshead, U.K., their team consists fo fewer than 10 employees. 
     

    Clients

    • Nestle
    • So Vegan
    • NHS Engalnd
    • SKIN

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ARCH is developing an engineering and manufacturing firm’s custom software tool that'll be integrated into SAP. They’ve initially conducted discovery workshops before providing proposals. 

    "They’re very flexible and happy to discuss iterations."

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