List of the Best Washington DC UX Designers

  • 1
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    This small Washington D.C. company, which has fewer than 10 employees, is purely focused on UX/UI design. Brave UX is a full-service user experience agency, and the company - founded in 2014 - both designs and builds complex application interfaces. The team offers services across the entire spectrum of user experience, including concepting, branding, front-end development, and user research. 

    Clients
    AOL
    Discovery
    Gensler
    Royal Caribbean
    Notable Project

    An advertising platform partnered with Brave in order to create an updated user experience. Through engagement research and a series of wireframes, Brave produced a high-fidelity redesign that the advertising platform used as their new UI.

    "[Brave UX was] exceptional. Their professionalism and industry knowledge blew us away. Their project management was great and everything was on time. There weren’t any discussions that took place around scope creeps or things like that." - CSO, Advertising Platform

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Teal Media is a full-service creative agency that was founded in 2008. With offices in Washington, DC and Royal Oak, MI, Teal Media, and its team of 10 employees, is skilled in web and UI/UX design, branding, and web development. They primarily serve nonprofits and advocacy organizations.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Teal Media was tasked with helping a justice nonprofit revamp its website to make it more professional. Teal Media approached the website redesign by outlining 6 phases – from research and discovery to content infrastructure to user experience mapping and wireframing to content management system (CMS) setup.

    "They are incredibly easy to work with. They create clear lines of authority. Everything was delivered on time and within our budget." – Co-Founder and Co-Director, Justice Nonprofit 

  • 3
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Falls Church VA

    Digital agency Viget has a team of more than 70 employees, spread across 3 offices in the U.S. – Falls Church, Va., Durham, N.C., and Boulder, Colo. Founded in 1999, Viget provides web development, digital strategy, and web, UI/UX, and print design services business clients of all sizes and across industries.

    Clients
    World Wildlife Fund
    ESPN
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    POLITICO
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Viget created an e-commerce platform using Ruby on Rails for an identification company. Along with managing the project, Viget contributed to the user experience design, wireframing, and front- and back-end development of the platform. The client was impressed that Viget completed the product in 9-months.

    "Viget is very good at putting the right team together for their client. Their project managers were able to work with us to determine exactly what we wanted to build because we hadn’t defined everything on our end [when the project started]." – Former VP of Product Development, Identification Company

  • 4
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients
    Social Driver's client base ranges from purpose-driven corporations and foundations
    to leading nonprofits and associations. Notable clients include: American Academy of Family Physicians
    American Nurses Association
    The Education Trust
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

  • 5
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2000, AgileEngine is a software development firm based in McLean, Va with offices in Kiev, Washington, DC, and Beunos Aires. They have more than 200 employees and offer custom software development, app development, and UX/UI design for midmarket clients. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A crowdfunded IoT and software startup hired AgileEngine to augment its development staff and write back-end code for a device they had built. AgileEngine built the framework for the device and the accompanying application and developed front-end mobile app that connects to the device. The startup credits AgileEngine's development team with their ability to meet internal goals and deliver a product in a timely manner.

    "I’ve worked with remote teams in the past. AgileEngine stands out for the quality of their talent. They have a phenomenal process for ensuring they onboard the best of the best, which they succeed in doing." – CEO, IoT and Software Startup

  • 6
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Mindgrub has offices all over the East Coast in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Since its founding in 2002, they’ve grown to almost 100 employees. The versatile team handles mobile app and web development, digital marketing, design, strategy, games, and IT staffing.

    Clients
    Exelon
    Wendy’s
    Yamaha
    Under Armour
    Notable Project

    A public school system wanted to be able to communicate with kids and parents through a mobile app. Mindgrub built iOS and Android apps with the key features the client wanted at a very reasonable price.

    “Mindgrub is one of the exemplary software development services used by our institution. [They’re] the standard to which I hold everyone else.” – Solutions Development Supervisor, Public School System

  • 7
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Grafik Marketing Communications is a branding and marketing agency based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1978, with a team of more than 300 employees, they specialize in UX/UI design, branding, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Carfax
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Honda
    WTOP
    Notable Project

    Grafik Marketing Communications completely remade and redesigned the website of a homebuilding firm to modernize its branding and to highlight their new homes division. They built a new website, incorporated unique themes for each section of the site, and used SEO best practices to drive traffic. The client appreciated the modern feel and easy navigation of the new site, and appreciated that it still showed that their company is a long standing member of the community. 

    “Everything they designed is an improvement upon the old site. People look at us differently, and recognize us as a stable company in our area. The site shows both our longevity and our local presence in the right way.” – VP of Marketing, Homebuilding Firm

  • 8
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2009, Clearly Innovative is headquartered in Washington, DC with additional offices in New York City. Primarily a mobile app development company, their small team of nearly 15 employees also offers web development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy services.

    Clients
    NAACP Image Awards
    DC Health Link
    National Military Family Association
    Queens Library
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Clearly Innovative was enlisted by a military non-profit to develop a mobile app that disseminates information to a younger and broader audience. They delivered the app, a complementary web platform, and an extensive backend database.

    “I have so many success stories about this app. We had some external folks in the industry evaluate what Clearly Innovative had built. One of the folks commented that we had the ‘Cadillac of back-end databases.’” – Mobile Initiatives Lead, Military Non-Profit

  • 9
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    NJI Media is an interactive agency that was founded in 2007. Located in Alexandria, Va., NJI Media's team of around 30 focuses on web design, web development, and branding, particularly for midmarket and small business clients in the business services, consumer products, and government services sectors.

    Clients
    Facebook
    CSPAN
    Hilton Worldwide
    Institute for Energy Research
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A steel company wanted to redesign its website from scratch. NJI Media built a new website on Drupal, including a design refresh, new navigation architecture, and new functionalities such as video capabilities. NJI Media also ensured that the new website was responsive on mobile devices. The client received positive feedback from their customers following the new website's launch.

    "NJI Media provided a solution that resulted in almost no customer questions, complaints, or concerns."- Chief Communications Officer, Steel Company

  • 10
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Full-service digital agency Taoti Creative is based in Washington, DC. The team of 40 has experience in web design, web development, and UX/UI design, with a special focus on small businesses and nonprofits.

    Clients
    USAID
    World Bank
    National Democratic Institute
    Fordham Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Taoti created a WordPress web design for a nonprofit based in DC. The client wanted a website that was user-friendly and easy to read, which Taoti delivered. They worked on everything from the framework to the design elements.

    “We worked together. Their job was to make everything look really pretty and functional, which they did.” – Program Manager, Non-Profit

  • 11
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Forum One is a full-service digital design firm that was founded in 1997. The company has more than 100 employees in Alexandria, Va., Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Forum One offers web design, UX/UI design, web development, branding, and other digital services for mainly nonprofits and government agencies.

    Clients
    Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of African American History & Culture
    National Museum of Natural History and the National Zoo)
    Global Impact
    Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A museum was preparing for its opening and only had a simple website. Forum One built a robust Drupal 7 website that incorporated important educational and search features. Forum One continues to maintain the website and incorporates events happening at the museum.

    "We’re pleased with their work, and our audience has responded positively to the functionality, design, and usability ... They’re a very talented group and open to collaboration. We will continue our relationship with them and continue to improve upon it." - Chief Digital Officer, Museum

  • 12
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2015, niftic agency is headquartered in Washington DC, and has a satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah. niftic agency's team of around 5 employees focuses on web design, web development, and custom software development.The client appreciated niftic agency's technical expertise and innovative solutions.

    Clients
    The North Face
    Change.org
    Lexus
    BRAC
    Notable Project

    niftic agency was hired by an international trade agency that needed custom software to improve their ability to manage the backend of several brands' websites. niftic agency also developed a chatbot that could automatically screen leads, helping the client manage their high volume of inbound marketing.

    "They’re more engineering-based and utility-driven, which we like because it gives us an honest read on them. It also means that when a product goes awry—which they all do in some way—they’ll handle it well. That’s what we care about." - CEO, International Trade Agency

  • 13
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Blue Water is a full-service digital agency located in Greenbelt, Md., with offices in San Francisco and New York. With over 30 people on the team, the agency works with various companies that need help with marketing solutions, software development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Audi of America
    Marriott International
    U.S. Capital
    Amtrak
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Water was hired in 2013 to provide web development services for a New York accounting firm, including user experience and web design. Since then, they also have assisted the firm with site updates and product management.

    “The talent that Blue Water has on the design side of the house is their specialty.” – Manager, Accounting Firm

  • 14
    $75,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Hyattsville MD

    Perception Works is a creative consulting agency based in Hyattsville, Md. The agency, founded in 2020, has a team of less than ten that provides UX/UI design, branding, and web design services. Perception Works serves small and larger-sized companies and organizations in various industries that include IT, nonprofit, and gaming.

    Clients
    2HardCandy Shop
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A beauty and jewelry business hired Perception Works to help revamp their website. Perception Works worked closely with the business to determine what improvements could be made on the website and set in motion initiatives to develop the business's branding and content for the website.

    "Brandon is very hands-on. If he doesn’t know something, he’ll say he doesn’t know; I admire that. He has a lot of awesome ideas and he’s very honest with me." - Owner, Beauty and Jewelry Business

  • 15
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    agencyQ is a digital engagement company based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1999, they have about 29 employees that do web design, web development, and digital strategy. The firm mainly works with large and mid-market sized clients, but they also have smaller clients.

    Clients
    Space Telescope Science Institute
    National Cherry Blossom Festival
    Department of Energy
    Ulmer & Berne
    Industries
    Notable Project

    agencyQ partnered with a nonprofit to develop a new member portal for the organization. agencyQ used a REST API microservice to optimize member verification. They also developed a comprehensive portal by creating iFrames that led into a database. agencyQ's honesty and clarity were impressive. 

    "They’ve also been really good about explaining things, and they’re honest with us instead of trying to make a profit." – Assistant Director of Membership Benefits, Non-Profit 

  • 16
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    ISL (iStrategyLabs) is a WPP company based in Washington, DC with 39 employees. The company was founded in 2007, and provides a wide range of services, from digital strategy and web design to UX/UI design. They work with multiple industries such as financial services, media, and information technology.

    Clients
    Facebook
    NBCUniversal
    Sam Adams
    The Gates Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ISL (iStrategyLabs) was subcontracted by a major sports league to develop a voice recognition system, with its use intended for Amazon Alexa devices. ISL (iStrategyLabs) helped plan out the long-term goals of the sports league by future-proofing their project. 

    "This was our first foray into voice recognition, and the platform is still relatively new. Our engagement numbers still have room to grow, but it is an excellent building block for our success in this arena. They did a great job of helping us navigate through an uncharted platform." - Director of Digital Business Development, Major Sports League

  • 17
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Yes& Marketing Agency is a performance-driven marketing agency from Alexandria, Va. right outside Washington, DC. It was founded in 2017 and has grown to a team of 31 employees. Yes& Marketing Agency provides services like web design, marketing strategy, branding, UX/UI design, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Choice Hotels
    Brown Advisory
    Geisinger
    MCAA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services firm needed to update its online presence, starting with its website. Yes& Marketing Agency redesigned the website to improve navigation, redesigned the UX. They refashioned the platform for SEO and added new features like user customization.

    "From a content exercise, our publications page entered the top 10 pages for the first time last month. Prior to that, the page was only in the top 100. In addition, total monthly site page views increased 10% to 80,000 and the bounce rate decreased from 40% to 35%." – Senior Digital Strategist, Financial Services Firm

  • 18
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Hero Labs is a product design firm based in New York with over 10 experts. Since their founding in 2017, they have provided UX/UI design, web design, and logo services for small and mid-market businesses that work in the fields of consumer products and e-commerce.

    Clients
    For the Win (FTW)
    Dandy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Hero Labs provided web, design, and branding services for a dental technology firm. The firm needed a website after launching their business to gain a presence online. Hero Labs was able to create platforms that the firm previously didn’t have.

    “They will work long hours over the weekend to get something done by Monday if necessary.” - Co-Founder, Dental Technology Firm

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Jake Group is a full-service digital communications firm that offers web design, web development, and branding assistance to professional services and non-profit organizations across the country. Based in Washington, DC, Jake Group has a small team of around 15 employees that was founded as a web design studio, but has since expanded its capabilities to include all aspects of creative and digital marketing.

    Clients
    iDirect
    American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
    Colonial Parking
    FOX Architects
    Notable Project

    Working with an executive search firm that had a relatively modest online dynamic, Jake Group revamped the client's marketing, branding, and logo presence through its web design services. Thanks to a high level of technical expertise, combined with intuitive marketing and business minds, Jake Group created a website that was billed as clear, provocative, and representative of the client's experience.

    “[Jake Group] has a very high level of technical expertise. They know all the marketing strategies, but they also have very effective business minds. This allows them to translate our business objectives into something marketable.”  – Owner, Executive Search Firm

  • 20
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Global software development company SolutionStream is headquartered in Lehi, UT with additional offices in Salt Lake City, UT and Scottsdale, AZ. SolutionStream mostly serves mid-market and enterprise clients in the education, financial services, and information technology industries. The team of about 100 employees provides custom software and mobile app development and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Domo
    Panasonic
    Adobe
    Fidelity Investments
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A state government agency hired SolutionStream to modernize and convert its existing mainframe system to a .NET, web-based system. The client hired SolutionStream to avoid having to hire and then lay off state employees. The partnership is ongoing, with SolutionStream working with complex, data-driven platforms to provide custom development for the client's end-user information systems platform. 

    "We've never had to release a developer from SolutionStream due to lack of skill or performance. Their contractors have always been of very high quality." – Software Development Supervisor, State Government

  • 21
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Code District is a web and mobile application development services provider based in Lahore, Pakistan. Founded in 2016, the small team of 7 employees specializes in web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Astra Zeneca
    Block.Aero
    Bank of Montreal
    Barclays
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Code District worked on software development for a survey software company. They built software that enables firms to create surveys without coding and an email system that tracks results. They also built an iOS and Android app for the client. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “In about two and a half months, we’ve generated almost $500,000 in business revenue based on the features they developed.” – Founder, Survey Software Company

  • 22
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Arlington VA

    Mobile app development company JanBask Digital Design is located in Arlington, Virginia and Noida, India. The small company was launched in 2010. Their team focuses on mobile app development, web development, web design, ux/ui design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    JanBask Digital Design is creating a mobile app for an educational institution. The project is expected to help the client's at-home students.

    "They delivered the product before time and we were so glad about that!"

  • 23
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Brunch Digital is a creative agency based in Washington. Founded in 2009, the team of 12 specializes in UX/UI design, branding and web design. They work primarily with small business and midmarket clients, mainly in the consumer products and services and hospitality and leisure industries.

    Clients
    Pride Fund
    Hummingbird Inn
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Brunch Digital worked on logo design, marketing, and web design for a bar. They designed the branding and logo materials for the client, and built the client’s website and developed new features. The client enjoyed working with them on this project.

    “They did everything I asked and accommodated me by conducting business over the phone. We’d communicate about every other day to go over their progress and make changes to the signage drafts as needed.” – Managing Partner, Bar

  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Bixa, founded in 2012, is a research studio that specializes in market research and marketing strategy. The two-person team operates out of Alexandria, Va. and provides services such as interviews, observational research, and surveys. They work with large to mid-sized enterprises in IT, advertising and marketing, and business services among other industries.

    Clients
    Google
    IBM
    PBS
    Ogilvy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bixa led user interviews to assist with testing a prototype. They developed a discussion guide to prepare for the 10 interviews and turned their findings into thorough documentation, including a summary with actionable items and a spreadsheet with 60 observations. The research process yielded useful ways to further improve the prototype’s design.

    “The team was very attentive to details and always delivered what was promised on time. They made sure things never slipped through the cracks.” – Senior Experience Designer, UX Design Agency

  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Unstuck Labs is a creative technology company headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va. The company was founded in 2017, and has a team of 10 employees. Their team mainly does UX/UI design, mobile app development, web design, and web development. 
     

    Clients
    Rooam
    Traxyl
    Fototmo
    Reyets
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Unstuck Labs did mobile app development for a tech startup. The client wanted help developing and marketing their mobile app that would help businesses improve their productivity. The company developed an Android and iOS app that includes GPS technology and a timer. The company also provided the client with business advice, and helped them network. 

    “The platform is very user-friendly and appealing to our clients. They also helped us tell our story in a more investor-friendly way, giving us the tools to be able to speak to potential investors and grab their attention.” — CEO, Tech Startup 
     

  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Neutrino Design is a design agency based in Blacksburg, Va. with more than 10 members. They have offered UX/UI design, web design, and branding solutions since their founding in 2013. They work primarily with clients in the industries of e-commerce, business services, and more.

    Clients
    Volvo
    Virgin
    and ESPN.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Neutrino Design redesigned and redeveloped a website for a real estate company. The site was redesigned to help meet the modern standards and expectations of users. The new site was made to be easily navigable and was met with positive feedback.

    “Their team prioritized educating us on their processes and decisions.” - Director of Operations/Marketing, Real Estate Company

  • 27
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Clover Collective is a branding agency founded in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value]. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and Austin, Texas, their small team specializes in branding, ux/ui design, web design, graphic design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Clover Collective was tasked to become an electronic health record company's marketing team. The vendor was expected to seek recommendations that improved their overall branding.

    "They were very organized."

  • 28
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Wide Eye is a full-service digital agency based in Washington, D.C. The agency, founded in 2009, has a team of more than ten that provides, among others, branding, digital strategy, and web design services to small and midmarket companies, institutions, and organizations in the nonprofit, politics, and other industries. 

    Clients
    ACLU
    California Teachers Association
    Georgetown University
    MoveOn
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit hired Wide Eye to develop a mobile-friendly website that described relevant issues for voters and housed the nonprofit's digital ads and press updates. Wide Eye delivered the website on time and met all expectations.

    "They did a great job of maintaining the schedule while executing a top-of-the-line website." - Creative Director, Nonprofit

  • 29
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Technorely is an IT agency based in Kiev, Ukraine with offices in Tallinn, Estonia, and Kharkiv, Ukraine. Since 2011, their team of 23 has specialized in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development, primarily for small businesses.

    Clients
    LUMEOS
    Deliveright
    Fitplan
    Skyglyph
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Technorely developed an Android application for a drone management service. The agency worked on the design, back-end, and QA. The project was completed quickly and launched within three months. The client was also impressed by the team's communication.

    "Within three months of the project beginning, our new app was launched. It is now used by three large corporations, employing remote sensing and drones to monitor their assets." – CEO, Drone Management Service 

  • 30
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC
    Tendo Communications is a content marketing company. They specialize in content marketing, digital strategy, marketing strategy, ux/ui design, and more and were established in 1999. Their small team is San Francisco, California-based.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tendo Communications developed multiple web pages for an electronics manufacturing equipment provider. They migrated and optimized content. The team is now in the final phase of the project and doing QA work.

    "We had a high-performance expectation and we got a high-performance result."

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