list of ux agencies in los angeles

This List Features the Best UX Designers in Los Angeles

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  • 1

    Sidebench

    California-based agency Sidebench offers strategy, design, and development services. The team of 30+ employees works with businesses of all sizes – from enterprises to startups.

    Notable Project

    Sidebench reworked a crowdsourcing app for a company. With new designs, development and debugging, Sidebench delivered a high-quality, updated app.

    “They [Sidebench] delivered fantastic quality and communication. They also seemed to be agile enough to roll with changes and execute without much guidance from us.” – VP Product & Engineering, Crowdsourcing App

    Former Clients
    Redbull
    Facebook
    NBCUniversal
    American Heart Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Culver City , CA
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 (2017); Forbes 30 Under 30 (2017); Mobile UX Awards: Social Impact Award (2017)

  • 2

    CitrusBits

    CitrusBits is a mobile app development company based in Los Angeles, CA and founded in 2005. The team of nearly 60 employees is passionate about creating mobile technology and responsive mobile content for all businesses.

    Notable Project

    CitrusBits designed a virtual vision board app for a company. The company provided the design elements, and CitrusBits focused on the technical aspect. The client said CitrusBits was extremely proactive. The app has received great reviews and engagement is increasing.

    “Citrusbits was the only company that was willing to take on the challenge. Many companies said the subliminal aspect of the app was impossible. CitrusBits said, ‘We can make it happen,’ and they did.” – Owner, App

    Former Clients
    Burger King
    JobFlare
    QuikSilver
    National Geographic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
  • 3

    ISBX

    Los Angeles, CA-based digital agency ISBX has been building mobile apps for its customers since 2009. ISBX has a mid-size team that offers a comprehensive slate of services, including user experience (UX) design, mobile and web development, creative branding, and marketing.The CTO went on to say that they appreciated that ISBX was understanding, responsive, and easy to communicate with.

    Notable Project

    A massage on-demand startup needed help developing an app quickly, while they were still building an in-house development team, ISBX stepped in to assist them in app development and SEO consulting.

    “They were able to help us go from having no strategy to targeting low-hanging fruit, both on the app store and on the web.” – CTO, Massage On-Demand Startup

    Former Clients
    Air Jordan
    Apple
    Lexus
    NBC
    ABC
    Beats
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
    Awards

    2010 Webby for Best Children’s App; 2013 SPARKvue #1 Best in Education app

  • 4

    blend

    Blend is a creative branding agency founded in 2012 and headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. The team of about 15 full-time employees (and a mix of freelancers) has a diverse skill set, providing services ranging from UX/UI design to video production to digital strategy to branding to development.

    Notable Project

    Blend worked with a creative studio focused on broadcasting, brand marketing, and media production. The creative studio needed assistance creating a website for its client. Blend was responsible for frontend and backend development and continues to assist with maintenance. Later, the creative studio worked with Blend again for help developing a mobile app.

    “Comparing Blend to other providers, I would say [they] pay more attention to detail. The quality of work is better. ... They can look at the big picture but also look at the more detailed side of things as well.” – CFO and Executive Producer, PUB Creative

    Former Clients
    Verizon
    MasterCard
    Lyft
    Porsche
    Baby Jogger
    Hyundai
    NBC Universal
    Newell Rubbermaid
    Toyota
    Mitsubishi
    Kia
    Honda
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
  • 5

    Dogtown Media

    Located in Venice Beach, Calif., Dogtown Media specializes in app development, artificial intelligence, and UI/UX design for clients in the health care and financial services industries. With an additional office in San Francisco, the company, founded in 2011, has a team of around 30 who have helped launch 100+ apps for startups and Fortune 500 companies.

    Notable Project

    Dogtown Media created an app prototype for a fashion company. The owner wanted an app that supplemented the company’s presence on social media and enabled customers to make purchases. Dogtown Media went on to develop an iOS app, which has not launched yet.

    “[Dogtown Media] really take the time to listen to the details and to make changes. They’re mindful of customer service and satisfaction. They were always flexible and accommodating, and presented a great prototype.” – Owner, Fashion Retailer

    Former Clients
    Redbull
    Youtube
    The University of Oklahoma
    Macy’s
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Venice , CA
    Awards

    Inc. 5000: Fastest Growing Private Companies (2017)

  • 6

    Wildebeest

    Wildebeest is a California-based agency that specializes in app development, software development, and web design. With less than 50 members on staff, the agency delivers custom web and software solutions for their clients. 

    Notable Project

    A beauty company hired Wildebeest to improve and redesign their website. Wildebeest reformatted their online booking system, helped with SEO, and strengthened site security. Wildebeest's redesign helped the beauty company's site move to the first page of Google search results and made the booking process much simpler for site users. 

    "They have great style, they’re very intuitive, and the customer service level is incredibly high. It was way more than I expected, and I was very impressed." – Founder, Beauty Company

    Former Clients
    Hulu
    Google
    Netflix
    Disney
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Marina del Rey , CA
    Awards

    Awwwards Nominee

  • 7

    Swenson He

    Swenson He is a mobile app development company headquartered in Marina del Rey, CA. Founded by two MIT alumni, the team of now 20+ engineers specializes in mobile app development and UX/UI design for iOS, Android, and hybrid mobile platforms.

    Notable Project

    Swenson He developed a second app for the founder of a company. This app offers social media video sharing and is geared toward the entertainment industry. The iOS app was a success, and Swenson He plans to tackle an Android app for the founder in 2018. The project also included product design, architecture, and marketing.

    “They [Swenson He] made it apparent, even before we started with them, that they wouldn’t work on just any project. They showed deep interest in what we were working on and that passion has only grown.” – Founder, Entertainment Industry Apps

    Former Clients
    Simplehuman
    Stanford Medicine
    Hitch Radio
    JONLOU
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Marina del Rey , CA
  • 8

    Digital Brand Group

    Digital Brand Group is a mobile and web app developer based in Irvine, CA with an office in Trivandrum, India. Since their founding in 2006, this 10+ company has delivered a stream of chart-topping and innovative app solutions.

    Notable Project

    From the custom software to native iOS and Android apps, Digital Brand Group augmented the services of a digital agency that was developing products for a Fortune 100 company. Throughout their ongoing five-year partnership, the client has appreciated the team’s responsiveness, seamless communication, and superior deliverables.

    “I am very impressed and satisfied with the service DBG provides. We have been through a lot together.” – CEO, Leading Digital Agency

    Former Clients
    HCL
    MarketingProfs
    Siemens
    Toyota
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Irvine , CA
  • 9

    Ripe Media

    Ripe Media is a full-service digital agency based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2003, the small team of six specializes in web design, app development, and design to create interactive and digital products for their clients. 

    Notable Project

    A food bank organization hired Ripe Media to redesign their website and update their brand. Ripe designed a new look for their website and created email templates for them to use for outreach. The organization felt that Ripe Media took the time to understand the underlying goals and objectives that motivated the project. 

    "They’re invested in our company and understood what we needed in order to develop a customized look and feel for us. Good was never enough for them; they wanted the end product to be perfect, and they were genuinely interested in our success." – President & CEO, Food Bank Organization

    Former Clients
    Disney
    CBS
    Honda
    Fox Broadcasting
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
    Awards

    Webby Awards, W3 Awards, Creativity International Awards

  • 10

    STRV

    STRV is a 50+ mobile app and web development company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2004, this pioneering team also holds offices in Prague, Brno, New York, and Venice, CA.

    Notable Project

    From minimum viable product (MVP) to finished product, STRV developed a smart fragrance app for iOS and Android. The team’s speed, efficiency, and comprehensive expertise impressed the client throughout.

    “It’s been impressive for us to work with STRV because they’ve been able to problem-solve different aspects that had never been touched or done before in this industry. It’s rewarding to work with an incredible team of smart people who can solve problems that don’t exist yet.” – Co-Founder, Consumer Electronics Startup

    Former Clients
    Hallmark
    LegalZoom
    Lufthansa
    Microsoft
    Tinder
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    Awards

    Deloitte Tech Fast 50 in 2017 & 2016

  • 11

    Wve Labs

    Wve Labs is an end-to-end mobile and web app company based in Los Angeles with offices in Chicago, Dallas, and New York. Founded in 2015, this 50+ firm welcomes projects of any scope and difficulty.

    Notable Project

    Wve Labs started by creating a customer portal on the client’s website, then developed an app that integrated Apple Pay. The app increased the client’s sales and drew praise from users, earning the team recognition for their timeliness, customer-centric approach, and innovative product.

    “Everyone was on the same page about everything, which is extremely efficient from our end.” – Marketing & IT Director, Electronics Manufacturer

    Former Clients
    J. Crew
    LG
    Sony Entertainment
    Westin Hotels
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
    Awards

    Forbes Tech Council 2018

  • 12

    Distillery

    Started in 2012, Distillery is full-service web and mobile app development firm in Santa Monica, CA. This 50+ team offers varied expertise in digital products from concept to creation to support.

    Notable Project

    Distillery assisted the client’s team in developing key frontend and backend elements of an Android app. The client appreciated the team’s quality of work, reliability, and flexibility in collaborating with internal project leads.

    “What I like about their model is that the developers initially come on-site and work with us for three to four weeks to learn our process and system before going back to their home country.” – CTO, Financial Services Startup

    Former Clients
    Altpoint Ventures
    Cizo
    DELL EMC
    MarketBridge
    Tala
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Santa Monica , CA
    Awards

    Stevie Award Gold Winner 2017

  • 13

    MEDL Mobile

    MEDL Mobile is a mobile and wearable app developer established in 2008 and based in Fountain Valley, CA. The 10+ staff is comprised of veteran strategists, serial entrepreneurs, and big idea enthusiasts who share a love for code.

    Notable Project

    MEDL Mobile developed an iOS app to inform and engage patients about their specific health conditions. Integrating their robust code with the hospital servers was no challenge, and overall, the client complimented the team’s flexibility and quality deliverables.

    “MEDL Mobile performed very well overall. I found them to be extremely professional. They provided high-quality work, and they were flexible.” – Director of Health Services, Medical Center

    Former Clients
    Disney
    Emirates
    Monster.com
    The New York Times
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Fountain Valley , CA
    Awards

    Digiday Award Best Mobile Platform Innovation 2014; ADDY Award Winner 2013

  • 14

    PhD Labs

    PhD Labs is a web and mobile app development company from Irvine, CA. The team of 10+ has been overcoming business challenges and driving results with digital solutions since 1998.

    Notable Project

    PhD Labs redesigned the client’s website user interface (UI) and developed a responsive UI design for tablet users. From concept to attractive finished product, the team encouraged an open dialogue that resulted in total success.

    “They have a solid UI/UX team that brings innovative ideas to the table and delivers on promises and expectations.” – Sr. Product Manager, Cloud Service Firm

    Former Clients
    Bank of America
    Experian
    Quicksilver
    Red Cross
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Irvine , CA
  • 15

    Creative27

    Creative27 is a development and design firm based in Los Angeles, with offices in Las Vegas and San Diego. Since 2009, the team of fewer than 10 employees specializes in UX/UI design, web design, web development and custom software development.

    Notable Project

    A music company hired Creative27 to develop a mobile app. The app was meant to be community-based and a space where musicians, producers, and others can communicate. The client was impressed with the graphics, the UI work, and the features that Creative27 implemented. 

    "We wanted to team up and work with Creative27 to bring our vision to life. Not only did they do that but they exceeded that." – Founder, Music Company

    Former Clients
    Sony
    Adidas
    Verizon
    Samsung
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
    Awards

    CES Innovation Award, IF Design Award, Appy Awards, Awwwards Nominee

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  • 16

    Specto Design

    Specto Design is a design agency based in Los Angeles, California, that was established in 2001. Their team of fewer than 10 employees offers UX/UI design and web design services.

    Notable Project

    Specto Design developed IT solutions for an e-commerce store. Their team created the front end of their website using WordPress and added a shopping plugin. The payment functionalities they fashioned were sleek, secure, and detailed. 

    "The site Specto Design worked on did $9.3 million in sales in 2015. " – Founder, E-Commerce Site

    Former Clients
    Altadena Dairy
    Dean Foods
    Escape Artists
    La Jolla Institute
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
    Awards

     Interactive WMA Awards, Davey Awards

  • 17

    Philosophie Group Inc.

    Philosophie Group is a digital innovation firm based in Santa Monica, California, that was established in 2008. Their team of 39 employees offers UX/UI design, web design, and other design services.

    Notable Project

    Philosophie Group created a custom CMS for a newsletter to allow them to create and manage its content. Their team developed the overall architecture and feature configurations using Ruby on Rails, and they also provided user testing. The new system improved the newsletter's look and feel substantial and was met with positive feedback.

    "For emails, our open-rates went up 12% in the first two weeks, and then we were up 20% during the next quarter, which was a huge improvement." – Founder, Email Newsletter

    Former Clients
    PwC
    UCLA
    Google
    Royal Caribbean
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Santa Monica , CA
  • 18

    Wire Media

    Wire Media is a branding and design firm based in Marina del Rey, California, that was established in 2012. Their team of fewer than 10 employees offers UX/UI design, web design, and graphic design services.

    Notable Project

    Wire Media developed the UI design for an energy initiative to align its website more with its core values. The team configured the front- and backed to be more mobile friendly and intuitive using WordPress.

    "Wire Media made a useful site and helps us keep the content fresh and relevant." – Comms Director, Energy Initiative

    Former Clients
    Stanford University
    City University of New York
    Box Inc
    Women's World Banking
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Marina del Rey , CA
  • 19

    Minimum Inc.

    Minimum is a mobile app development agency based in Byron Bay, Austrailia with developing resources in Moscow. Founded in 2009, with about 10 employees, Minimum is responsible for several groundbreaking applications, two of which were mentioned in Apple Keynotes. They provide product strategy, UI/UX design, full-cycle mobile app development, prototyping, and other mobile-related services.

    Notable Project

    Minimum developed the flagship application for a translator hiring service. This enabled clients to offer translation services and contract them as necessary. Minimum's application prototype earned the client an interview with Y Combinator, a prominent startup incubator. The client was especially satisfied with the quality of their work, especially in their delivery timing.

    "Their team has been extremely responsive and professional. They took care of everything asked of them, down to trivial administrative elements" - Founder, Translation App Startup

    Former Clients
    Just.me
    Dominio's Pizza
    Accordéon
    MillerCoors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Moscow , Russia
    Awards

    2-time Apple Editor's Choice, Top 10 Paid App in the U.S.

  • 20

    La Visual

    La Visual is a digital agency based in Culver City, California, that was established in 2005. Their team of 11 employees offers branding, UX/UI design, and social media marketing services. 

    Notable Project

    La Visual helped revamp a staffing company's branding materials. Using meticulous research into the target audience, industry, and competitors, their team redesigned the website, business cards, collateral, stationery, and other promotional items.The new logo and visual elements garnered favorable reviews.

    "La Visual provided a great brand illumination study, and the care and concern they gave to the design was outstanding." – CMO, Staffing Company

    Former Clients
    RGR LLC
    LemonShark Poké
    Proteus
    MomentFeed
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Culver City , CA
  • 21

    Interactivism

    Interactivism is a digital product design and development company founded in 2013. Based in Pasadena, Calif., the team of 8 specializes in UX/UI design, custom software development, and AR/VR development. 

    Notable Project

    A women's apparel company hired Interactivism to develop UX design. They developed a new drag-and-drop photo-editing functionality on their website, which increased engagement and promoted content sharing. The feature was used by several thousand users upon its launch and resulted in longer sessions on the website. 

    "Their knowledge of UX/UI was tremendous. I’ve worked with several other providers, and, although Interactivism wasn't the least expensive option, they were by far the best." – CEO, Apparel Company

    Former Clients
    Dollar Shave Club
    Drucker Institute
    Velocify
    LegalZoom
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Pasadena , CA
  • 22

    Built by Blank

    Built by Blank is a full-service digital agency headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. The agency was founded in 2015  and has offices in New York, NY and Adelaide, Australia. The agency is made up of over 20 employees with expertise helping small-to-medium and large businesses with web design, web development, and mobile app development. 

    Notable Project

    A hospitality company hired Built by Blank to redesign their website so that its site would keep pace with its growth. Built by Blank designed and developed a new, responsive WordPress site for the hospitality company that featured a clear display with more images and less text.

    "Built by Blank’s knowledge base and the guidance during the process have been wonderful. We’ve elevated what we thought was a good website into a fantastic website. I look forward to the new site’s metrics, but Built by Blank has been great so far." – Brand, PR & Marketing Executive, Hospitality Chain

    Former Clients
    StudioBooth
    Levi's
    The Beauty Chef
    Elevate Wellness
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
    Awards

    Awwwards Nominee

  • 23

    Manhattan Mobile

    Based in Los Angeles, CA, Manhattan Mobile is a full-service mobile app and software development company that was founded in 2011. The small team of fewer than 10 employees specializes in mobile app development for iOS, Android, and hybrid apps, as well as UX/UI design.

    Notable Project

    Manhattan Mobile redesigned an iOS social networking app for a consumer-facing social networking platform. The app targeted inspiration community leaders but needed a complete overhaul. Along with developing and designing the app's interface and features, Manhattan Mobile worked with another company to integrate video into the app. The client felt that Manhattan Mobile was extremely responsive and produced high-quality work. 

    "Manhattan Mobile delivered a great product. Their development process has been fantastic. Compared to our experience with our previous vendor, the app has very few bugs or issues." – CEO, Computer Software Company

    Former Clients
    Thumbchat
    LeagueChat
    Wurrly
    Toddler Christmas
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Santa Monica , CA
  • 24

    500 Designs

    500 Designs is a design agency based in Irvine, California, that was established in 2014. Their team of 6 employees offers UX/UI design, branding, and marketing strategy services.

    Notable Project

    500 Designs helped create a pitch deck for a travel-payments startup. Their team designed multiple graphics and took the client step by step on creating a professional business presentation. The client was extremely pleased with 500 Designs' work.

    "The level of work they do is extremely good and their communication skills are fantastic." – Co-Founder, Travel Payments Startup

    Former Clients
    Abbey Road Studios
    Tara.ai
    Cloudastructure
    University of San Diego
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Irvine , CA
  • 25

    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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    Awards

    Most Loved Website Award by One Page Love (2017)

  • 26

    Milo Digital

    Milo Digital is a digital marketing company based in Burbank, Calif. and founded in 2009. Their team of two employees specializes in web development, UX/UI design, and branding.

    Notable Project

    Milo digital designed a website for a real estate company. They worked closely with the client to design a site that was up to their specifications and would meet their needs. The client reported that the site had gotten a lot of positive feedback from others in their industry.

    “I feel like we have a very good website that was probably half the price of what a high-end firm might charge.” – Vice President, Real Estate Company  

    Former Clients
    National Geographic
    Vitamin Water
    Arby's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Burbank , CA
  • 27

    Thunderbolt Studios

    Thunderbolt Studios is a digital design and custom technology development company based in Beverly Hills, California, that was established in 2014. Their team of 20 employees offers UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web development services.
    Notable Project

    Thunderbolt Studios developed a mobile platform for a talent agency. Using the client's initial sketches, they created fully-realized wireframes and coded the solution's front- and backend for iOS and Android. Potential investors and strategic partners were extremely impressed with the app's professional designs.

    "Thunderbolt’s team demonstrated a high degree of patience, listening to our needs to produce an end result that reflected our vision." – CEO, Talent Agency

    Former Clients
    CurbStand
    GrassP
    OurHouse
    Fox Sports
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
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