Best Minority Owned User Experience Agencies

A user-centered approach to product design ensures your website or app is easy to navigate and keeps visitors coming back. User experience (UX) design goes beyond the appearance of a product. It addresses how information is structured and presented.

That's why we've created this list of the best Minority Owned user experience agencies for you to review. Read company descriptions, browse former clients, and explore notable projects to find the best fit for your business.

List of the Best Minority Owned User Experience Designers

  • 1

    MSTQ

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Google
    Union Pacific Railroad
    Catapult Sports
    Arbonne International
    Dais Technology
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    18 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    DotCom Magazine: Impact Company of 2019 (2019) , Awwwards: Honorable Mention (2017) , CSSDesign Awards: Nominee (2016)

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  • 2

    Sidebench

    Sidebench is a strategy, design, and development consultancy with a team of 70+ experts headquartered in Los Angeles. Founded in 2012, Sidebench caters to enterprise companies and new ventures seeking the management consultants & experienced founders, the technical chops of systems architects, and a UX-first approach. Sidebench provides app and web development, UX/UI design, web design, and app testing via a fully integrated product delivery team.

    Notable Project

    Alongside a major entertainment studio, Sidebench designed and developed native mobile and web apps that connect creatives from around the world with producers, talent, and executives in Hollywood. The app has cultivated a network of 30,000 writers from over 80 countries and developed 72 projects, 25 of which have been set up 24 at major studios.

    “The app has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our users. They like the way it looks and feels, as well as how easy it is to use. The features integrate well into users' workflows. Sidebench was flexible and did everything they could to meet expectations” - Head of Operations, Entertainment Company

    Former clients
    Imagine Entertainment
    Red Bull
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Instagram
    American Heart Association
    Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Oakley
    Sony Pictures
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Santa Monica, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    34 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000: Fastest Growing Companies , Forbes 30: Under 30 (2017) , Mobile UX Awards: Social Impact Award (2017) , Entrepreneur: 360 Most Entrepreneurial Companies , W3 Awards , Fast Company: Innovation Award , Certified Diverse Supplier (Minority Business Enterprise) , BuiltInLA: Top Social Impact Company

  • 3

    Propane

    Founded in 2003, Propane is a digital agency with a focus on strategy. They have 20 employees in their San Francisco office, who together compose an efficient team of designers, developers, and marketers equipped to create digital solutions. With an emphasis on distinct branding, Propane offers consulting services, custom software and web development, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    A subsidiary of a large auto manufacturer sought Propane's design expertise in creating a vehicle entertainment platform. Propane Studio first consulted with the firm to ensure clear expectations, then created all the visual assets for the platform. They also handled the branding. The client was impressed by Propane's technical knowledge, which they did not expect from an agency with such a broad focus.

    "I have a good impression of their professionalism, deliverables, and commitment to their work. I think overall, it’s really positive feedback, and in comparison to other companies we have worked with, they were best able to adapt to our way of working." – Senior Industrial Designer, Auto Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Lojack
    Kaiser Permanente
    Clarisonic
    Telltale Games
    McKesson
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Vinnove

    Vinnove is a mobile app development and UX/UI design company based in San Antonio, Texas. The team was established in 2015, and they have 2 team members. Their partners usually are small and midmarket businesses.

    Notable Project

    Vinnove handled a cloud-based iOS app to support internal processes for a flooring company. The platform enables users to view and download relevant work documents, access correspondence, purchase orders, plans, proposals, and invoices. They delivered a fully-functioning website ahead of the timeline. Overall, they were great partners.

    “Whenever I’ve needed anything, it’s been a quick response.” – President, Flooring Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Antonio, TX
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    The Tactile Group

    The Tactile Group is a full solution digital agency based in Philadelphia. Founded in 2004, the Tactile Group has more than 10 employees offer web development, web design, custom software development, and UX/UI services to local, state, and federal government entities, as well as enterprises and non-profits.

    Notable Project

    The Tactile Group was hired by a federal agency to build a performance report app. The Tactile Group used PHP, with a MySQL database and a Tableau server. The Tactile Group's technical capabilities ensured a data collection burden reduction of 89%, and received a government performance assessment average of 3.5/4 for their work with the agency.

    “Utilizing and working from an integrated schedule, The Tactile Group consistently delivers high quality products on-time and within budget.” – Contracting Officer Representative, Federal Agency

    Former clients
    Amazon
    Vetter Pet Care
    Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
    City of Boston
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Philadelphia, PA
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Gold Award Politics (2016) , W3 Silver Award Professional Services (2016) , W3 Silver Award Corporate Communications (2016) , African American Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year (2016)

  • 6

    TouchZen Media

    TouchZen Media is a design and development agency based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. with no more than 10 experts. Since their founding in 2014, they have provided mobile app development, UX/UI design, and IT strategy consulting solutions to various clients.

    Notable Project

    TouchZen Media developed a mobile app for a wellness entrepreneur. The development of the app was inspired by the success of leaders in the same industry. TouchZen Media developed an app that ended up reaching #1 in six different countries.

    “The results of the engagement are on par with what I expected, and actually there was an over delivery.” - Founder, Wellness Entreprenuer

    Former clients
    Beachbody LLC
    FullyRaw Media LLC
    Rawvana Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Thousand Oaks, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Manifest Studios

    Manifest Studios is a digital product studio based in Grand Rapids, Mich. The company, founded in 2000, has a team of less than ten that provides UX/UI design, web design, web development, e-commerce development, and branding services to various-sized compaines in the advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, media, and e-commerce industries.

    Notable Project

    A SaaS startup hired Manifest Studios to help re-brand the startup and overhaul its website to reflect the re-brand within a short timeframe. The new brand was a hit among customers, and the new website increased traffic by 25% and generated more conversions.

    "I was most impressed by the quality of work and the passion illustrated to deliver the best work no matter what the project size." - Founder/CEO, SaaS Startup 

    Former clients
    National Geographic
    Marriott International
    Ritz Carlton
    Snapchat
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Grand Rapids, MI
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Digital Mountaineers, LLC.

    Digital Mountaineers, LLC. is a full-service web agency founded in 2017 and located in Running Springs, Calif. They have a team of about 5 individuals who primarily serve small businesses in the nonprofit, education, government, and transportation industries. Their services include web and custom software development, UX/UI design, SEO, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    Digital Mountaineers, LLC. led digital advertising efforts. They designed and developed a new website, upgrading an antiquated one. The team had strong project management skills, and the website they created has received positive external feedback on its user-friendliness and fresh appearance.

    “Thanks to Digital Mountaineer’s digital advertising support, we’re at an all-time high for online sales and site visits.” – VP, Ski Resort

    Former clients
    Snow Valley Mountain Resort
    Stoneyard Distillery
    Mountain Transit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Running Springs, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Crea7ive Branding and Advertising Agency

    Crea7ive Interactive Advertising is a Miami based branding agency. The agency was founded in 2006 and now maintains a team of about 10. Crea7ive Interactive Advertising focuses on branding, digital strategy, UX/UI design, marketing strategy, advertising and logo design for mid-size and large companies.

    Notable Project

    A niche furniture company wanted to display its distinctive products accurately. Crea7ive Interactive Advertising redesigned the company's Magento e-commerce website. Crea7ive Interactive Advertising also created all new marketing collateral.

    "Everyone says, “Wow. What a difference.” They really captured in the website what we sought out to do, which was create the same feeling of coming into the showroom. They definitely achieved that." - Marketing Coordinator, Furniture Company

    Former clients
    Armani
    Pizza Hut
    Wendy's
    Apollo Bank
    <em>Rio</em>;the movie
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Miami, FL
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Addy Awards - American Advertising Federation

  • 10

    Futurehaus

    Futurehaus is a digital product and strategy company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2010, has a team of less than ten that provides UX/UI design, web development, mobile app development, marketing strategy, and digital strategy services to small and midmarket companies in the business services and consumer products & services, as well as nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

    Notable Project

    A trafficking & exploitation nonprofit hired Futurehaus to develop its website. The website is to help educate the general public about commercial sexual exploitation issues, feature profiles of survivors of sexual exploitation, and serve as a vehicle to encourage additional organizations to partner in its advocacy. After the website was launched, Futurehaus was tasked to maintain it. The website recieved good feedback from visitors and attracted a growing number of organizations to join.

    "We were very pleased with both the skill and the compassion they showed in their design and execution of the website." - Founding Co-Chair, Trafficking & Exploitation Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Cleancio
    Year Up
    Exelon
    Jugl
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Simublade

    Software development company Simublade is located in Houston. Founded in 2014, the agency and its team of fewer than 10 work with a variety of clients on mobile app development, web development, and custom software development.

    Notable Project

    Simublade built applications for iOS and Android platforms for a startup. Simublade planned, designed, and developed the app that focuses on helping others commit to a healthy lifestyle. Although the app has just recently been put on the market, it has received great praise and reviews. The client thought Simublade was professional, transparent and communicative.

    "They [Simublade] treat you like family, but deliver everything as promised." – Employee, Healthy Lifestyle Company

    Former clients
    PantryFi
    US Home Builders
    Notifi
    Clinical Ticketing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Houston, TX
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Forty4 Design

    Forty4 Design is a digital experience design agency based out of Round Rock, Texas. Founded in 2014, their team of under 5 employees provides web design, UI/UX design, and other digital marketing services mainly to small companies in the business, financial, healthcare, and real estate industries. 

    Notable Project

    Forty4 Design redeveloped a website using WordPress for an AC and heating company, focusing on creating a more modern-looking product. Other services included product and team photography and the overall efforts resulted in a website that gets positive feedback.

    "Clients and prospects have noted how modern and up to date our site looks." – Director of Strategy and Operations, AC & Heating Company

    Former clients
    Planet Fitness
    The Daily Dot
    St. Edward's University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Pflugerville, TX
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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