Looking for a top ux designer in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco. 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 San Francisco UX Designers

  • 1
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    EMERGE is a digital service agency based in Portland, OR. Founded in 1998 and with a team of about 30, Emerge uses its world-class expertise to create innovative apps, digital products, and web pages.

    Clients
    Nike
    Wacom
    Stanford University
    Home Depot
    Industries
    Notable Project

    After two false starts creating an augmented reality (AR) social media app, an AR company hired EMERGE to lead the project. Emerge Interactive created a game plan for the project before designing the user experience and developing an MVP.

    “You need expertise in app industry mobile tactics but also in traditional marketing requirements. The experience with Emerge has been interesting. They didn’t just develop it, bug-test it, and give it a 60-day guarantee against bugs: they actually contributed to these other categories.” – Founder, AR Company

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Mateo CA

    Momentum Design Lab is based in Silicon Valley, with offices also located in New York City and London. The approximately 30-person company, which was founded in 2002, principally works on UX/CX for digital product design. Momentum assists by delivering digital product innovation, customer experience management, and digital transformation programs using their design thinking and technology-driven approaches. Momentum specializes in financial services, healthcare, high technology and software startups, and cx/ad/marketing technologies.

    Clients
    SAP
    Oracle
    Facebook
    Fiserv
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Momentum worked with a large CX product company to develop UX designs and strategies that increased user engagement. They worked with their EVP of product management to understand the customer needs and delivered quick design prototypes within weeks. Momentum delivered high-quality ideas and responded with a quality product prototype.

    "They were highly responsive and delivered against a tight deadline." – EVP of Product Management, CX Company

  • 3
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Lollypop Design Studio, established in 2013, is a team of about 80 employees focused on user experience. The company is based in Bangalore, India, and has a satellite office in Mumbai. Lollypop designs models for tools and applications across many industries, including healthcare, education, food tech, and social platforms.

    Clients
    Stanford University
    Swiggy
    Myntra
    Narayana Health
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Houston-based product design company needed Lollypop Design Studio to convert behavioral research into simple designs, including wireframes. Lollypop Design Studio created the UX/UI for automation software, leading to a positive partnership between the two companies.  

    "I believe Lollypop was able to bring the right kind of productivity and innovation. We’ve never had a problem with the quality of their outcomes." - Founder, Product Design Company

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Neuron is a San Francisco based digital design agency. They were founded in 2016 and have a team of 9 employees who specialize in user experience design, digital strategy, and front-end development.

    Clients
    Ford Models
    Oomnitza
    Vivint Smart Home
    Aeolus Robotics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Neuron created a web platform for a software development company. They designed and built a web-based investment platform, as well as marketing materials and a video that explained the purpose of the platform to attract investors. The client was very happy with the platform and said that the materials have received positive feedback from stakeholders. 

    “Neuron demonstrates in-depth expertise and attention to detail. Every team member follows a strict, tried-and-true internal process to deliver products.” — Director, Software Development Company
     

  • 5
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Daly City CA

    Guidea (A Theresa Neil Design Company), founded in 2005, is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with an additional office in San Francisco. The company solely provides UX/UI design services, and their team of 33 people works with mostly enterprise and mid-market businesses, but also with small businesses. The businesses they serve are mainly in the financial services, health care & medical, and consumer products & services industries.
     

    Clients
    Adobe
    Google
    Whole Foods
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Guidea (A Theresa Neil Design Company) did a UI/UX redesign for a map software company. The client wanted to make their platform more user-friendly. Guidea (A Theresa Neil Design Company) met with the client and conducted user interviews before redesigning the site; they redesigned about 70% of the client’s site. Since the company redesigned the site, the client has received positive user feedback.


    “We got positive comments right from the initial release, which is rare. Usually, people are unhappy when you change the interface.” — Managing Partner, Map Software Company
     

  • 6
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Clay is a top UI/UX and web design agency based in San Francisco. They specialize in strategy, user experience design, brand identity, and development of digital products. Founded in 2009, Clay is now a team of over 30 people working with leading brands and startups.
     

    Clients
    Slack
    Facebook
    Google
    Coinbase
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Clay worked with a security company to design a mobile user interface that culminated in two iOS and Android apps: an anti-phishing app for web browsers and an identity theft predictor. Across both projects with this company, Clay covered everything down to the tiniest details and offered simple, elegant designs that made the apps easy to navigate. 

    "Everybody at our company who has seen the app is happy with it. It’s a clean and simple design. I don't think we would have been able to achieve the elegant user experience that we have if Clay wasn’t helping us with the project." – Head of R&D, Large Security Company

  • 7
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Mountain View CA

    Geex Arts is a UI/UX and web design agency located in Moscow. With additional offices in Mountain View, Calif., their team of over 10 serves clients of all sizes across a range of industries. They were founded in 2016.

    Clients
    CNN
    Societe Generale
    Kaspersky
    Amino Apps
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Geex Arts provided design, branding, and web dev services to an internet art platform. The team added features and functionalities as requested by the client. Their creative and unique services exceeded expectations.

    "They’re exceptional designers. The team is super innovative and its range is amazing. They challenge a lot of design norms, which is important for us." — CEO, Internet Art Platform

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    415Agency is a UX/UI design firm based in San Francisco. Since 2004, the team of 6 has been specializing in UX/UI design.

     

    Clients
    jammy
    Luna
    Zen Supplies
    Wheelys Cafe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    415Agency worked on mobile app development for a home healthcare startup. They conceptualized, designed, and developed a mobile app that integrates with their health monitoring hardware device. They also designed the UI of the hardware. The client appreciated their flexibility throughout the project.

    “We got exactly what we wanted from 415Agency. I don’t have anything negative to say.” – CEO, Home Healthcare Startup  

  • 9
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

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

     

    Clients
    IBM
    Geico
    Burt’s Bees
    Capital Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 10
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Pleasanton CA

    UXReactor is a full-service UX design firm based in Pleasanton, Calif. with an office in Hyderabad, India. The firm was founded in 2014 and has a staff of more than 80 professionals who provide UX/UI design, digital strategy,  and business consulting services to small businesses, mid-market companies, and large enterprises.

    Clients
    American Express
    CDW
    Citrix
    Tesla
    Industries
    Notable Project

    UXReactor helped a B2B Software Company to design their customer-facing software solution by first doing user research to find pain points and then proceeding to work on the UX/UI components. When the software was rolled out, the client's customers found it easy to use, making them easy to train in using the platform.

    "Their project management skills were excellent. " - Director for Design and Product Innovation, B2B Software Company 

  • 11
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Method is a strategic design firm based in New York with offices in London; Denver; Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; and San Jose, Calif. The firm, founded in 1999, has more than 130 employees and provides UX/UI design, custom software development, digital strategy, web development, and branding services. Method serves enterprise and mid-market companies in the financial services, IT, arts & entertainment, customer products & services, medical, and e-commerce industries.

    Clients
    Ubisoft
    Manchester City
    Evry
    Clear
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services company hired Method for an ongoing engagement to develop their web applications and mobile applications. Method used React for the front end and Java for the back end. They also do custom software development and prototyping. Method has been meeting the company's expectations throughout this ongoing engagement.

    "They’ve done a great job. We work in technology, nothing is really black and white. There are always potential problems, but I can’t really remember any time that we had any issues." - VP of Product & Innovation

  • 12
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Redwood City CA

    Established in 2009, Y Media Labs is a 200+ digital strategy and technology agency that focuses on innovation. With headquarters in Redwood City, CA and offices in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and New York, the company splits its time between mobile app development, digital strategy, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Amex
    Facebook
    Home Depot
    Paypal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Y Media Labs developed mobile apps for a financial services firm on both iOS and Android to complement the existing web-based platform. The team’s responsiveness and focused approach gave the client early confidence and ultimately returned a premium finished product.

    “Y Media Labs really goes above and beyond to work with the client to ensure that the final user experience is great. To this end, they work with best practices and prior experience to improve our offering.” – Mobile Product Lead, Financial Services Platform

  • 13
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Ueno is a full-service digital agency based in San Francisco with additional offices in New York City and Iceland. The company was founded in 2014 and employs a team of 64. They provide web design, UX/UI design, web development, and content marketing services.

    Clients
    Google
    Facebook
    Visa
    Airbnb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ueno built iOS and Android apps for an international news station. Users can stream personalized content from their various mobile devices. Following the development, the Ueno team also provided promotional marketing services. Now, they help with sales and make minor UX/UI improvements.

    "The app has been a success with both users and commercially. We are three times up on our revenue targets, and we've doubled our user growth targets as well. Our product has been named App of the Year, and we've won half a dozen awards already." — Managing Director, News Station

  • 14
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Freshdesign is a UX agency based in San Jose, CA. Founded in 2013, their team of around 10 employees that work with startups and enterprises alike to provide UX/UI design and digital strategy services.

    Clients
    Facebook
    Google
    Adobe
    Notable Project

    Freshdesign updated the user experience on an outdated web platform for an employee directory solution. Additionally, they designed a native iOS mobile app, as the client hoped to modernize its various platforms and brand appearance.

    "The redesign, which had a much more modern UI, made a big difference in sales conversions." — Senior Director, Employee Directory Solution

  • 15
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Pepper Square Inc. is a design and development company based in San Francisco, with additional offices in Bangalore, India. Founded in 2002, their team of fewer than 50 employees services businesses of all sizes across a range of industries. Services include UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web development.

    Clients
    Honeywell
    AXA
    HP
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pepper Square Inc. provided custom software development services to an IT services company. They built the UI architecture, created and managed content, and developed services. The team’s efforts resulted in an impressive final product that pleased all stakeholders.

    “A very distinguishing aspect was their spirit of ownership on the end result for us.” — Senior VP, IT Services Company

  • 17
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Cooper is an user experience design agency. Founded in 1992, the company is headquartered in San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Philadelphia, and Blumenau, Brazil. The midsize team focuses on ux/ui design and digital strategy.
    Industries
  • 18
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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

  • 19
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    ArcTouch was founded in 2008 and has offices in San Francisco, Calif., New York, and Florianópolis, Brazil. They excel at app development, blockchain, and UX/UI design. They guide their enterprise clients through the app building process by defining a strategy for the best user experience, planning the visual design, developing and testing the prototype, and ensuring optimization and growth.

    Clients
    Yahoo!
    Adidas
    Audi
    3M
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A California-based content discovery startup hired ArcTouch to design a content discovery platform and iOS app. They provided feedback on the startup's user stories, created wireframes, and developed the platform and app. The project was completed ahead of schedule.

    “We’re astonished at the quality of the work. We’re a small company, and we weren’t expecting the same level of service a Fortune 500 company might enjoy. We were amazed by their design and the effort that went into every screen.” – Senior Project Manger, Content Discovery Startup

  • 20
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Kanopi Studios is a strategy, design, and development agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2010, the team of 33 specializes in web development, web design, and UX/UI design. They focus on business services, non-profits, and consumer products and services.

     

    Clients
    Yale Press
    University of California
    Autodesk
    San Francisco International Airport
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kanopi Studios migrated an obsolete CMS to an updated version of Drupal for a professional grad school. They retained the platform’s content, rebuilt custom modules, and developed a new backend. They also redesigned the site’s UX/UI. The client was impressed with the expertise they brought to the project. 

    “Their expert knowledge of Drupal facilitated a quick and effective migration. They also helped modernize our software development process.” – Sr. Director of IT, Professional Graduate School

  • 21
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Blue Rocket is a San Francisco based digital design and development company. They were founded in 2008 and have a team of 21 employees. They specialize in UX/UI design and mobile app development and primarily work with clients in the hospitality, real estate, and business services industries.

    Clients
    Chipotle
    WebMD
    Zinio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Rocket built an app for a family social media platform. The client wanted to make an app that would allow them to compile various types of media into a personalized narrative. They worked personally with the client to make sure that the finalized app fit their vision. The client was very happy with the way that the project was developed and with the final product.

    “They knew how any detail would work with any other detail, and how best to approach any specific scenario that a user would face along the way.” – Founder, Family Social Media Platform
     

  • 22
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Kalamuna is a web development and design agency founded in 2012. They have 15 employees based in their Oakland, Calif. office. The bulk of their services focus on full-service web development, from visual design to server-side operations. Kalamuna also offers custom software development and digital strategy consulting.

    Clients
    : Berkeley EECS
    Progenity.com
    Arizona State University
    Space Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Bay Area media company hired Kalamuna to redesign its website after ending its relationship with a former web designer. Kalamuna focused on migrating the site from Drupal 6 to 7 and updating its visual aesthetics and usability. The site was fairly sophisticated and involved migrating content dating back to 2006. This client praised Kalamuna's project management skills and timeliness and appreciated the visual and functional upgrades to the website.

    "They care about what they're doing, and they'll speak up if they feel like there's a better approach. They have really high standards for user experience and user testing." – Technology Director, Media Company

  • 23
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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 
     

  • 24
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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. 

    Clients
    Intel
    Uber
    Nutanix
    Ford
    Industries
    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

  • 25
    $5,000+
    10,000+ Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Globant is a software development company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with offices in San Francisco and Mexico City. The company, founded in 2003, has more than 12,500 employees who provide, among others, web development, digital strategy, and social media marketing services to various companies. 

    Clients
    Google
    Electronic Arts
    Linkedin
    Coca Cola
    Notable Project

    Globant was hired by a Software Company to provide .NET development for various projects and to develop iOS and Android mobile apps. The engagement allowed the client to scale up quickly for a project when needed.

    "With very little ramp-up time, we can extend our development team quickly especially when we have time restraints for certain projects." - Director of Product Development, Software Company

  • 26
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Epsilon is a global marketing company that offers web and mobile app development along with web design, UI/UX, content marketing, and digital strategy. The team of more than 8,000 works in 70 offices around the world but is headquartered in San Francisco. They serve IT, financial services, and government industries.

    Clients
    California State Lottery
    Staples
    Walgreens
    Marriott
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Epsilon transformed a static website into a dynamic and interactive site for a public sector institution. The project entailed visual designs, page reviews, usability tests, and backend development. The client saw a dramatic improvement in traffic to the site.

    “They [Epsilon] follow best practices in most cases, and that’s really their forte. It’s quite obvious that they’re very skilled at what they do.” – Chief of Application Services, Public Sector Institution

  • 27
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    This California-based software company has strong expertise in web and mobile app development. The team of less than 50 has worked in various industries, from fitness to healthcare – they’ve done it all.

    Clients
    Google
    HP
    Aruba Networks
    LegalZoom
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Impekable designed the interface and illustrations for a dating service app. The company was looking for an agency to expand on the features that the popular app already had. Unlike their experience with other vendors, the dating app said Impekable was able to produce the product quickly.

    “I'm most impressed by their ability to create high-quality designs at a very fast pace. Their team not only puts a tremendous amount of focus on client projects, but they're also creative, thought leaders when it comes to design concepts.” – Co-Founder, Dating App

  • 28
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Appstem is a design and development agency with based in San Francisco. Since 2010, their team of 11 employees has been specializing in mobile app development, UX/UI design, AR/VR development, and more for mainly enterprise clients. 

    Clients
    Kaiser Permanente
    Tesla Motors
    Johnson & Johnson
    Neutrogena
    Notable Project

    Appstem developed a social networking app for a sports group. Along with building the app, they integrated Facebook and Google. They also created a subscription feature. The client prides the team on their accessibility. 

    "It's important to be able to reach everyone who is involved, and the Appstem team has delivered." – Owner, Sports Groups Messaging App

  • 29
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Duncan Channon is an advertising and media company with creative expertise in branding, design, print, video, and digital marketing. They also provide business strategy and media planning and buying. Founded in 1990, the San Francisco-based team is made up of nearly 100 employees.

    Clients
    Sephora
    Diamond of California
    Kettle Brand Chips
    Stubhub
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A public service corporation hired Duncan Channon to help with a branding project. Duncan Channon revamped the client’s website and point of sales materials and focused their social media strategy.

    “The team has a genuine passion for our brand. The level of engagement has been outstanding. ...They’ve helped shape how we will build our business. It is a true partnership.” – VP of Marketing, Hydration Company

  • 30
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2000, NewDealDesign is a design firm based in San Francisco, Calif. Their team of around 28 employees focuses mainly on UI/UX and product design.

    Notable Project

    The team was tasked with delivering 264 design screens for a paper product retail app. They were also responsible for playing a product manager role while handing off the designs to an external development group. Consumers have praised the lighthearted look and feel of the solution.

    "They took the time to understand our exact requirements and seamlessly worked together to deliver on those needs." -Consumer Engagement Product Lead, Paper Products Company

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