Looking for a top ux designer in Chicago?

The importance of user experience grows as each new generation of online users gains purchasing power. Online users expect intuitive and seamless online experiences, and it is important to find the right companies that can make that happen for your site.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top user experience (UX) agencies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago UX Designers

  • 1
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Fuzzy Math is a Chicago, IL user experience company with around 15 employees. The company, which was founded in 2009, has a user-centered design approach to drawing up interactive applications and devices for enterprise and midmarket businesses. Their clients are primarily in the healthcare industry, as well as consumer products, financial services, education, and others.

    Clients
    Wells Fargo
    TaxAct
    Mayo Clinic
    IBM
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fuzzy Math partnered with an insurance company to create product and service design, which required reading over 600 pages of brand research. Fuzzy Math's online reports for the insurance company had an open and click-through rate of about 85%.

    "The presentations they’ve developed and that we’ve delivered to our leaders have always been well-received. They designed an online report...that speaks to how well-designed, clear, and useful their work is." - Design Strategist, Large Insurance Company

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  • 2
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    UX 4SIght is a Chicago-based UX-design agency founded in 2009. Their team of approximately 10 employees mostly services midmarket to enterprise-level clients in the financial, educational, and medical sectors. They specialize in streamlining web and mobile applications for an optimal UX.

    Clients
    Verizon
    Disney
    Seaworld
    University of Chicago
    Industries
    Notable Project

    UX 4Sight designed a website for an OBGYN practice. They delivered mockups before launching into web development. The finished solution led to a 35% increase in the customer's client acquisition. 

    "The new site has a stronger and much more professional brand, which has instilled trust in patients in our services." — Owner, OBGYN Practice

     

  • 3
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    MSTQ is a Chicago, Ill. digital product studio with a team of about 5 employees. The company focuses on UX/UI design, but also offers branding services. MSTQ's clients are mostly midmarket companies, though it's also worked with enterprise and small businesses. Its projects have primarily involved the transportation, business services, and consumer products industries.

    Clients
    Google
    Union Pacific Railroad
    Catapult Sports
    Arbonne International
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MSTQ worked to create UX ideation and design for a trading startup that wanted a trading marketplace app for iOS and Android. The design team was able to take problematic holes in the app, plug them, and turn them into strengths that allowed even the least tech-savvy users to enjoy navigating the online trading platform.

    "MSTQ took my prototype and helped me think through all the issues that hadn’t been addressed. They iterated a few times per reviews and eventually developed a complete system, which we are incredibly pleased with." – CEO, Trading Startup

  • 4
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Table XI is a mobile app and custom software developer based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 2002, they are a team of 50 curious minds that specialize in building websites, mobile applications and custom digital experiences for companies ranging from startups to well-known brands.

    Clients
    Chicago Ideas
    Dickson
    Keiser
    Northwestern University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Table XI recreated the website of a global events company, building a video player and an iOS app to deliver content, all with no site downtime. After the migration, the app and site functioned seamlessly. The client recommended Table XI for their cost, clarity, and adherence to deadlines.

    “Table XI has been a key component in our growth, and without them, we couldn’t move forward.” – Founder and CEO, International Events App.

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Sentio Design is a design agency founded in 2019 with fewer than 10 employees. Based in Chicago, they offer UX/UI design and business consulting services for clients that work in the fields of education, financial services, and more.

    Clients
    Participate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sentio Design created a product roadmap for an education community platform. The platform had Sentio Design work with their new product leader in constructing the roadmap. The goals of the project were met.

    “She has the fantastic ability to drill down to the root cause through precise questioning, then surfacing back up in a way that’s understandable and actionable.” — CEO, Education Community Platform

  • 6
    $75,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Codal is a full stack agency located in Chicago, IL. Their 90+-person team works in mobile app development, strategy, e-commerce development, and UX design. Their clients include enterprise companies and startups. Over the years they have worked in consumer products, business services, health, and education.

    Clients
    Pepsi
    Stokkup
    United Airlines
    ShowroomSquared
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Codal worked with a gift-giving company on the UX and UI for their online and mobile platform. The company helps users manage outreach and donations for important family events such as birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Codal built a web application that tracked these events in the user’s life. Codal built and integrated wireframes for the app.

    “They have been my partner more than a developer. From early on, they have been focused on providing solutions across the board.” – Founder, Gift Service

  • 7
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Grand Studio is a digital strategy and product design consultancy headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2018, they now have about 15 employees who specialize in UX/UI design services. Their clients are typically in the financial services, media, or retail industries. 

    Clients
    Allstate
    American Express
    NBA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    GrandStudio managed the discovery, design, and development of a product suite for a nonprofit subsidiary. Following interviews with internal stakeholders, they developed a design methodology, conducted consumer interviews, and performed user-testing. The deliverables exceeded expectations and established a lasting positive impact on the client's development initiatives. 

    "Our team still remembers them because of their amazing people and communication skills." — Director of Strategy, Nonprofit Subsidiary 

  • 8
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    Notable Project

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

  • 9
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Sandstorm Design is a brand strategy and UX agency founded in 1998. Based in Chicago, the team of 31 employees specializes in UX/UI design, web development, and branding. They primarily serve midmarket clients in the consumer products and services, health care, and education industries. 

    Clients
    Crown Holdings
    NOW Foods
    University of Illinois Chicago
    University of Chicago
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sandstorm Design assisted a health care consultant by building a billing app that allows doctors and billers to work more efficiently. They also help with other projects, such as scheduling and organization efforts. Overall, the client was impressed with the results. 

    "The team is nice and easy to work with." – Director of Marketing, Heath Care Consultant

  • 10
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Intechnic is a full-service development agency Intechnic based in Chicago. The company, founded in 1997, has a team of around 20 and locations in Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne. The team is passionate about helping clients with web design, software development, UX/UI design, and web development projects.

    Clients
    Paramount
    Catalyst
    Bacardi
    Disney
    Notable Project

    Intechnic built a cloud-based management system for a trailer manufacturer. The system logs and stores company data for the manufacturer to use to streamline their operations. The collaboration is ongoing. Intechnic is currently working on building new modules for different functions. The client feels that the relationship between them is strong. 

    "Our working relationship is highly effective. We consider them more as a business partner than that of a supplier-customer relationship. We can call them and ask for revisions or tweaks in the system, and they'll go ahead and do it. They also give us many considerations before we do that." – Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Trailer Manufacturer 

  • 11
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    UnitOneNine is a user-centric creative agency headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2004, they have around 50 employees that work with all sizes of businesses across industries like consumer products and services and information technology. They specialize in web design, UX/UI design, branding, and logo creation.

    Clients
    JLL
    Knobcreek
    LasikPlus
    AOL
    Industries
    Notable Project

    UnitOneNine provided creative strategy and design services that included website design, product branding, tradeshow design, and collateral development to a full-service business intelligence company. They rehauled its client's marketing collateral and produced a modern, professional set of documents. As a result of the partnership, the company stands out in the marketplace and its products sell more frequently.

    "I consider UnitOneNine to be a creative advisor and partner for all of our design needs." – Marketing Director, Business Intelligence Company 

  • 12
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 1999, ArtVersion is a web design industry veteran. Headquartered in Chicago with other locations in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA, ArtVersion's team of 14 provides web design, UI/UX design, graphic design, and branding.

    Clients
    Toyota
    Johnson & Johnson
    Shell
    Qualcomm
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A visual media consultant hired ArtVersion to create a new logo and ended up producing an entire branding campaign, website, and blog. The client has seen positive results from the work, even after the partnership ended.

    "I feel like they’re almost a member of our family. They’ve been great over the years, and I was actually able to work with ArtVersion remotely for the first several years. To me, being able to communicate clearly with a client and understand their style and goals, even when we haven’t sat together face-to-face says a lot." – Founder, Visual Media Consultant

  • 13
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Projekt202 is a software development and marketing company based in Addison, Texas. They were founded in 2003 and have a team of 285 employees. They specialize in custom software development, UX/UI design, and mobile app development to improve their client’s customer and employee experiences. 

    Clients
    Capital One
    Samsung
    7-Eleven
    Notable Project

    Projekt202 designed a commercial consumer platform for a banking startup. They conducted extensive research and used it to design several versions of the platform, including a proof-of-concept, which was then developed into a working product. The clients says that the product was positively received by their consumers and that the design is intuitive, transparent, and relatively free from bugs or other issues. 

    “Their ideas were unique and thought-provoking and centered around getting the product to market faster.” – VP of Product Management, Banking Startup 
     

  • 14
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Rightpoint, headquartered in Chicago, is a web and mobile app development firm. Founded in 2007, their team of about 450 employees services midmarket and enterprise clients across industries such as consumer products and services, IT, and retail. They also offer UX design services.

    Clients
    Rue La La
    Macy's
    Care.com
    Intuit
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rightpoint provided web development services to create an internet portal. The team used Azure to build the platform, which tracks internal projects and invoices. Their efforts have streamlined efficiency by automating several previously manual processes.

    “They took an 85-year old process and improved it efficiently.” — Team Member, Steel Fabricating Company

  • 15
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Promet Source is an interactive development firm that based in Chicago with an additional office in the Philippines. Founded in 2003, the team of about 45 employees provides web design and development, e-commerce development, mobile app development and more for larger clients in a variety of industries.

    Clients
    Grinnell College
    REBAC
    Global Post
    USDA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A taxi service provider hired Promet Source to help create a modern communications system to link taxicabs with iPads for transaction processing operations. The solution facilitated easy and intuitive interactions between drivers and customers. Since the engagement, the client’s business grew 35% in just the first two years.

    "It’s definitely been a collaborative effort. It’s our vision and they made it a reality." — Co-Founder, Taxi Service Provider

  • 16
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    FarShore is a Chicago-based design and development agency. Founded in 2006, their team of over 150 employees serves businesses in industries such as business services, health care, IT, and retail. Services include mobile and web app development as well as graphic design.

    Clients
    Oars + Alps
    Artifact Uprising
    Raken
    Farmer's Fridge
    Industries
    Notable Project

    FarShore provided custom software development services to a national laboratory. The team developed the front- and backend of the platform and built a corresponding mobile app. Their services were high-quality and dependable.

    "Everyone who looks at the platform is impressed with it." — Engineer, National Laboratory

  • 17
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Crystal Lake IL

    Rival 11 Studio is a design firm founded in 2019 and based in Crystal Lake, Ill. Their team of fewer than 10 specializes in UX/UI, web, and other design services for clients that work in the fields of advertising, business services, and health care.

    Clients
    Usman Group
    Venture-G
    Bottles
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rival 11 Studio designed a website for a digital consultancy. The consultancy wanted a website that had a focus on its overall aesthetic. The website ended up meeting the standards of the consultancy.

    “If clients are looking for somebody who can provide that level of honesty, work with Rival 11 Studio.” - Principal, Digital Consultancy

  • 18
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Mightybytes is a full service creative firm located in Chicago, Ill. With about 10 employees, Mightybytes supports clients by providing UX/UI design, web development, and SEO services. Mightybytes is also a Certified B Corporation, which was very important to the nonprofit client.

    Clients
    DePaul University
    Allstate
    Chicago Community Trust
    YMCA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mightybytes built a website for a nonprofit with the goal of educating a local audience about sustainability issues. Once the website was complete, the nonprofit invested in a second phase of development.

    "They are truly one of the best project-managed firms I’ve ever worked with. They are extremely efficient. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a Web development firm." - Director of College Partnerships, Nonprofit

  • 19
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2009, they create native and cross-platform mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms. The team provides UX/UI product design, full-stack application development (mobile apps, APIs and backend) and proactive post-launch support and maintenance services. Red Foundry’s clients include entrepreneurs and startups, small companies, and mid-market corporations.

    Clients
    Clark Brands
    Galaxy Digital
    Travelliance
    Reader’s Digest
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A photography agency needed a mobile app and came to Red Foundry for their expertise. The app allows anyone to locate photographers all over the city of Chicago. They’re still testing the impact of the app for on-demand users.

    “They [Red Foundry] were very organized and worked overtime. They made the process easy to understand, so I can focus on managing the company and not the IT part.” – CEO, Photography Agency

  • 20
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago, Bright Bright Great is a strategic interactive agency that combines cutting-edge design with technology. Founded in 2007, they've grown to a team of nearly 15 that has expertise in branding, web design, UX/UI design, and social and email marketing, as well as mobile app and web development.

    Clients
    Nike
    Lucasfilms
    Crayola
    McDonalds
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online learning and e-commerce startup reached out to Bright Bright Great to design its e-commerce site. They have since completed numerous other projects together: branding, social media marketing, and graphic design.

    "We went from nothing to something. The strongest comment I have about their work is that the bar for design quality is very high. It's been very helpful to us, going from being completely unknown to an emerging brand and a website that exceeds our very high design-quality bar." – CEO, Startup

  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    Palantir.net is a full-service web agency based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1996, the team of about 40 employees specializes in providing web development and design, digital strategy, and UX/UI design services, primarily for mid-market businesses in the education an nonprofit industry.

    Clients
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Stanford Environmental Health & Safety
    Starwood Retail Partners
    GenomeWeb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Palantir.net worked with a nonprofit health system to gather user research and assist with web design. The team transitioned the client to a Sitecore responsive platform, which led to great results. Their physician profile views increased 158% following the partnership with Palantir.net

    “We appreciated their ability to navigate our internal teams. We’re a large complex organization with a lot of stakeholders. As such, they need to interact with a lot of different groups throughout the organization … They overcame that challenge with great success.” —System Director, Health System

  • 22
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    La Grange IL

    Centretek is a full-service IT and digital marketing company based in an Ellicott City, Md. They have about 45 employees that have developed websites and mobile apps since 2001. They focus on Drupal development and UX/UI design for the healthcare, non-profit, and education industries.

    Clients
    Inova
    State of Maryland
    Stanley Black &;Decker
    Corvias
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Centretek conducted a comprehensive Drupal website redesign for a collegiate medical center as part of an over $200,000 engagement. Working within brand guidelines, they collaborated on wireframes. They spearheaded the entire frontend build and hosted the backend on Rackspace. Since launching the new platform, conversions have notably increased, yielding more appointment bookings regularly.

    "Centretek really cares about their relationships with their clients. They take accountability seriously, which gives us a great sense of confidence." -Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, University Medical Center

  • 23
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Maven Wave Partners is an IT services company based in Chicago, IL. The team of 150+ is committed to helping clients transition to digital solutions. Founded in 2008, Maven Wave provides IT strategy, cloud, and productivity consulting, as well as software development and design.

    Clients
    Nike
    Liberty Mutual
    Disney
    CME Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Maven Wave migrated a large sales team to Google Applications for business. They managed the entire process and ensured all business requirements and credentials were correct.

    "They have an outstanding communication approach. They’ve got a knack for savvy explanations of highly complex, critical tasks. I am dealing with customers and sales managers from five different geographies, and English is their second language and never once did they have any issues understanding." – Campaign Manager, Design & Manufacturing Company

  • 24
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Greygoo is a digital agency based in Naperville, Ill, founded in 2012. Their small team of fewer than 10 provides UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web design services primarily for small businesses.

    Clients
    Dunkin Donuts
    Ivy Strategy
    Naperville Park District
    Paulson Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Greygoo developed the user interface design for a meeting and event planning application for an IT company. The app was designed for use in the medical field and its functionalities include advanced search, itinerary building, and credit management for coursework and accreditation. Greygoo's work was praised by the client, who delivered excellent feedback for the services.

    "This version of the product was much easier to use than the one that had been previously released. The design was responsive for any type of screen. The client is very pleased with the top-notch UI design work of Greygoo and would highly recommend them to others." – Technical Project Manager, IT Firm

  • 25
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Software development firm SPR was established in 1973. The midsize team specializes in custom software development, enterprise app modernization, cloud consulting & SI, ux/ui design, and more. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services company hired SPR to assist them in managing their backend processing platform.

    "I would definitely recommend them to anyone out there."

  • 26
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Koombea is a digital product development company headquartered in New York with locations in Miami, San Francisco, and Barranquilla, Columbia. Founded in 2007, the company has a current team of around 100, specializing in custom software development, web development, and mobile app development. They primarily serve midmarket businesses in the IT, healthcare, and education industries.

    Clients
    Disney
    WellMatch
    Sendgrid
    OpenEd
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Koombea transitioned a home improvement company's e-commerce website to Shopify Plus. Using Ruby on Rails, the team created an intermediate platform to facilitate the migration between Shopify and the client's back office. Since launching the new site, the client's sales have skyrocketed.

    "We have the most stable e-commerce platform. We had a huge increase of 700% in sales." — CIO, Home Improvement Company

  • 27
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2012, Vault Innovation Group is a 10+-person team based in Chicago, IL. Their services include mobile app and web development and UX/UI design. They also offer branding and post product launch services.

    Clients
    GamerzArena
    Flo
    Gig Scout
    HeroKey
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Vault Innovation developed a content management system (CMS) for a globally recognized media company. Their work included building wireframes on the frontend and identifying and adding missing elements to the backend. They built the entire CMS from start to finish.

    “Project management was really sharp. I would hire the project manager for my own team in a second.” – VP of Consumer Marketing, Media Company

  • 28
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2008, Eight Bit Studios is based in Chicago, IL. They work on mobile apps, customer software development, and UX/UI design for clients of all sizes. The team of 35+ employees serves key industries, including education, gaming, and business.

    Clients
    Echo Logistics
    UL
    New Balance
    Trident
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Eight Bit Studios redeveloped a product for an augmented-reality gaming platform. They had to review the platform to learn how as operating and then piece the platform back together. They were able to ensure all code worked properly.

    "They had to learn a lot about our platform in a short amount of time, which they did very capably. And there’s a great vibe emitted by their whole studio. They’re very professional, friendly, and eager to deploy their deep technical knowledge.” – CEO, Augmented Reality Gaming Platform

  • 29
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Digital AMMO is a digital product agency headquartered in Chicago. Since 2008, the 4-person team has supplied branding, web design, and UX/UI designs to small and midmarket businesses. 

    Clients
    Zuckerman Investment Group
    Code Platoon
    HM Healthcare Partners
    Notable Project

    Digital AMMO rebuilt a website to provide resources for seniors and disabled people on behalf of a smart home automation research organization. They designed the navigation, implemented SEO, abided by accessibility guidelines, and translated technical research into easy-to-read content. The website exceeded the client's expectations in its design and ability to serve the intended community.

    "Digital AMMO listened intently to our ideas and vision to create content that clearly reflected what we were trying to communicate." – Executive Director, Smart Home Automation Research Collective

  • 30
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago and made up of strategists, designers, and developers, Chromatic is a fully distributed team that supports clients with web challenges. 

    Clients
    Maui Jim
    Imprivata
    American Hospital Association
    Harvard University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Chromatic rebuilt websites using Drupal for a magazine publishing company. At the clients request, they focused on improving the UX and adding useful custom features. Adhering to  SEO best practice expanded the site's online visibility. Chromatic offered a perfect balance of technical ability and thoughtful accommodation.

    "One of our properties saw a 50% increase in organic traffic from Google and other search engines after being moved to the new platform."–Director of Product Management, Magazine Publishing Company

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