Looking for a top UX strategy firm in San Francisco?

If you don't have a UX strategy, consider hiring a UX agency to help you create one. UX strategies guide decision making at small and large companies – from deciding what products to design and develop, to what features to add, to what to prioritize for continuous improvement.

Hiring a UX strategy company helps you define the guidelines for product design and development decision making long term. Look for a user experience agency that offers UX strategy services to help you define your goals for building great user experiences across your products.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top UX strategy 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 Strategy Experts

  • 1
    $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
    Hawaiian Airlines
    Audi
    3M
    HP
    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

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  • 2
    $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
    Amgen
    Bloomberg
    Bristol Meyer Squibb
    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
     

  • 3
    $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
    American Foundation for the Blind
    Fair Trade USA
    Smithsonian Institution
    Environmental Defense Fund
    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

  • 4
    $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
    Polaroid
    Aspire Lifestyles
    DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
    Pillo Health
    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  

  • 5
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

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

    Clients
    Motorola Solutions
    eBay
    Welltok
    Aetna/Healthagen
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 7
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Dayspring Technologies is a custom software and web development firm founded in 1997. They have just under 30 employees based in their San Francisco office. Much of their work focuses on custom software development for in-house platforms, but they also build client-side web apps, user interfaces, and e-commerce platforms.

    Clients
    American Red Cross
    BSN Sports
    Fund for Shared Insight
    Golden State Warriors
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Dayspring Technologies built an MVP for an online marketplace that matches healthcare workers to health organizations. They identified the tech stack, developed a web app and mobile app from scratch, and provided UX to support the product. The client was impressed with their project management. 

    "Dayspring Technologies is different. They’re highly organized and make sure the project is on track." – CEO, Online Marketplace

  • 8
    $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
    U.S. Air Force
    WWF
    IBM
    Dollar Shave Club
    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

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

    Zazz is a Seattle-based mobile app development company founded in 2011. They have an additional office in San Francisco. Their team of approximately 50 employees serves clients of all sizes and industries. In addition to app development, they also specialize in enterprise app modernization and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Inclose
    Ideal Smart
    Sparehandz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Zazz created iOS and Android apps that connect to a Bluetooth-enabled barbecue. Users can switch the product on and off, as well as control its temperature, from their phone. The team delivered a bug-free product and great designs.

    "Besides development, they also did the UX/UI of the app and designed our logo, as well." — Chief Product Officer, Startup

  • 10
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Founded in 2016, Definery is a digital product design company based in Oakland, Calif. Their small team of 6 specializes in UX/UI design, product design, web design, and more for mainly small businesses. 

    Clients
    A3 Ventures
    Azlo
    BBVA
    Card.com
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Definery developed a web and mobile app for a small business banking startup, focusing on the UX design. The agency worked from start to finish. The finished work met every expectation that the banking startup had.

    "Since they are a small firm, you get very personal treatment from their managing director. It is a very personalized experience." – Head of Growth, Small Business Banking Startup

  • 11
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2015, Geekbears is a UX/UI design and development firm. Based in San Fransisco and with a team of under 15 employees, they focus on UX/UI design, along with mobile and web app development, and IT strategy and consulting. They serve solely small businesses across various industries.  

    Clients
    Harvard Medical School
    Indeed
    Hangurs
    UC Berkeley
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Geekbears did UX design and front- and backend development to create a fashion rental app. They used existing wireframes to create the app for iOS. Their work helped change an idea into a tangible product, achieving the client's main goal. 

    "In taking an idea from paper into existence, GeekBears has gone above and beyond. " – Creative Director, Fashion Rental App

  • 12
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    The Savage Bureau is a design and branding agency located in San Francisco. Providing services related to branding, web design, and UX/UI design. The 6-person team has been in businesses since 2016.

    Clients
    Topcon
    Kilroy Realty
    Align Real Estate
    CIM Group
    Notable Project

    Improving site architecture, The Savage Bureau created banners and landing pages for UI/UX software company. They also provide several digital marketing services. The changes helped grow their core audience. It was a collaborative process and the team was great to work with.

    “The Savage Bureau has a proven track record and they’re just very good at what they do.” – Senior Creative Director, UI/UX Software Company

  • 13
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Piedmont CA

    OAK THEORY, an user experience design company, was established in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value]. Their small team is in New York, New York and Piedmont, California. Their services include ux/ui design, product design, and branding.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    OAK THEORY was hired to develop and design the website of a lead generation service provider. This also involved establishing a strong brand identity for the client.

    "They were very impressive, and they worked hard to prove their capabilities."

  • 14
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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."

  • 15
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Scalio is a global digital product agency based in San Francisco, with offices in Atlanta and in Orange, Calif. The agency, founded in 2011, has more than 40 employees and provides, among others, web design, UX/UI design, and web development services to midmarket and other companies in various industries. 

    Clients
    Google
    Viacom
    Shell
    Uber
    Notable Project

    A mobile solutions provider hired Scalio to create the components to create production environments for web, iOS, and Android that include testing, sales, and production. Scalio was also tasked to develop a robust management console that handles auditing, reporting, and account admin tasks. Scalio was able to undertake this project in less than six months, enabling the provider to significantly grow its business. 

    "Within the first 8 months post-launch we were able to convert, onboard, and train 700+ local businesses and over 2,000 local consumers." - COO, Mobile Solutions Provider

  • 16
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2018, Imua software development and UX design firm based in San Francisco, Calif. They have a small team of fewer than 10 employees. They also provide branding and product design services. 

    Clients
    Hey Hero
    PodCave
    Uneebo
    CJA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Imua worked with a commercial interior design firm to develop a web-based software application. Their work helped improve the client's efficiency and made it easier for the employees to track projects. 

    "The team is very skilled." – CEO, Interior Design Company

  • 17
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Infuse is a software development company based in San Francisco. The company, founded in 2014, has a team of around 20 that provides custom software development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services. Infuse serves enterprise and smaller-sized companies in various industries that include financial services, medical, and IT. 

    Clients
    Ready Responders
    Card Connect
    Clover
    Donors Choose
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A merchant acquiring service company hired Infuse to adapt their existing software to their Clover POS hardware. Infuse worked closely with the company in the integration, the creation of a strong UX design, and meeting their fulfillment, logistics, and other operational needs. After the completion of this project, Infuse was tapped to provide support for their Android mobile application and integrate a Bluetooth dongle that gives the connected device the ability to allow credit card payments.

    "They’re smart and scrappy. We didn’t have to provide a lot of direction or requirements to get our desired outcome." - SVP of Technology, Merchant Acquiring Service Company

  • 18
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Headquartered in Perm, Russia; London, United Kingdom; San Francisco, California and Denpasar, Indonesia, Cretos is an UX agency. The small company was launched in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value]. Their services include ux/ui design, web design, product design, graphic design, and more.

    Clients
    Dish Network
    Boost Mobile
    Prudential
    Biscayne
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cretos redesigned the UX/UI for a yoga and fitness center’s app, from the fonts to the functionalities. Cretos turned the app into a two-sided marketplace — they built a new user flow and an instructor portal.  

    “Users are now finding our site, clicking through, and retaining our services.”

  • 19
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Taurus Media is an SEO and marketing company based in San Francisco, with additional offices in Orlando, Fla.; Dublin, Ireland; and Weehawken, N.J. Founded in 2015, this company has 12 employees in total. Taurus Media offers various digital services for small and medium businesses includign SEO, web design, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    ALL STATE
    DHL
    ECOVIS
    SHERATON
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Taurus Media performed SEO services for an e-commerce and communications company. The project involved pushing various webpages higher up the search engine rankings. Taurus Media made use of keywords and other SEO techniques to make the site's content perform better in search engines. The company reports that Taurus Media was able to meet all of their goals.

    "It was really easy to work with Taurus Media regarding project management and daily tasks between them and us." Managing Director, E-Commerce Company

  • 20
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Millbrae CA
    AppBuddy is a small user experience design agency and CRM consulting and SI company founded in 2009. Their team specializes in ux/ui design and CRM consulting and SI. The firm is headquartered in Millbrae, California.
  • 21
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    DesignMap is a product design company. They offer product design, ux/ui design, and web design and were established in 2006. Their midsize team is San Francisco, California-based.

    Industries
  • 22
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Located in Cairo, Egypt, Hydrastudioz is an UX design company. The small company was established in 2020. Their services include ux/ui design, web development, and mobile app development.
    Industries
  • 23
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oakland CA

    User experience agency Futuredraft was established in 2012. The small team specializes in ux/ui design, product design, and digital strategy. The agency is located in Oakland, California.

    Industries
  • 24
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    UX design company bene : studio is in San Francisco, California and Budapest, Hungary. The small team focuses on ux/ui design, web development, mobile app development, wearable app development, and more. The firm was founded in 2009.

    Industries
  • 25
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    UCX Agency is an user experience design agency. Their midsize team is based in San Francisco, California. The firm offers ux/ui design, direct marketing, branding, custom software development, and more. The firm was founded in 2015.
  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    LimeTech is an application development firm established in 2006. Located in Oakland, California and Boston, Massachusetts, their small team specializes in mobile app development, web development, IT strategy consulting, ux/ui design, and more.

    Industries
  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2014, Agency UX is an UX design company. Their small team is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Their team offers ux/ui design, web design, product design, and graphic design.

    Industries
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    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Rafael CA
    Belmondo Studios is a San Rafael, California-based UX design company. The small team provides ux/ui design, video production, branding, graphic design, and more. The agency was established in 2012.
    Industries
  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Studio Astrid is a product design company founded in 2006. Their small team is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The agency offers product design and ux/ui design.
    Industries
  • 30
    $250,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Small UX agency Milkinside, is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2018, the team provides ux/ui design, product design, Artificial Intelligence, graphic design, and more.
    Industries
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