list of top web designers in San Francisco

List of Web Design Agencies in the Bay Area of California

Looking for the Best Web Designer in the Bay Area?

It’s becoming more important for businesses, especially small businesses, to invest in their online presence with a well-designed and maintained website. In fact, 91% of small businesses say they plan to upgrade their website in some way in 2018.

If creating a website or maintaining your existing one is a priority, use this curated list of the best web design companies in San Francisco, CA to make a hiring decision.

Read short case studies of past projects, understand cost requirements, and make an informed decision about your next web design partner.

 

  • #10 LLC

    #10 LLC is an e-commerce development company based in San Francisco, California, that was established n 2000. Their team of 36 employees offers e-commerce development, web development, SEO, and conversion optimization services.

    Notable Project

    #10 LLC updated an e-commerce site for a luxury products retailer. Their team created a robust UI/UX using Magento, helped with digital marketing efforts, SEO, and provided maintenance. Their work increased site traffic and conversions.

    "After launching the new site, our conversion rate increased by 40%–60%. Site traffic also increased significantly. We’ve been very happy with the project’s outcome." — Director of E-Commerce, Retailer

    Former Clients
    Facebook
    General Motors
    Philips
    WWF
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • Arrow Root Media

    Founded in 2005, Arrow Root Media is an internet company based in San Francisco. The team of 3 specializes in web design and development, UX/UI design, SEO, and more. Arrow Root Media works primarily with clients in the education and arts industries.  

    Notable Project

    Arrow Root Media performed several digital marketing services for a biotech company. Their work included updated their website's design, creating social media accounts, developing an app, and performing outreach. The work has led to an increase in engagement. 

    "Arrow Root Media’s digital marketing strategies modernized our customer-facing digital presence."–CEO, Biotech Company 

    Former Clients
    NYU
    MoMA
    Ralph Lauren
    MTV
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • Blue Water

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    Marriott
    Audi
    World Bank
    Goodwill Industries
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Greenbelt , MD
  • CSTMR

    CSTMR is a digital marketing firm that is located in Austin, Texas. The team of about 6 employees has been specializing in web design and development since the firm was founded in 2014. CSTMR also offers UI/UX design services to its clients.  

    Notable Project

    CSTMR partnered with a bank to provide web design and marketing services. They built the client's new website, migrated and revamped an entire platform, and created new content based on branding and messaging guidelines.CSTMR organized email campaigns via Constant Contact and Buffer, created print design assets, and managed social media accounts for marketing purposes.  A marketing promotions calendar for the bank to follow increased their brand awareness.

    "CSTMR is very organized and updates us about 3–4 times a week. Anytime I need marketing materials, they generate designs based on specs I post to Basecamp and always keep the look and feel consistent with our brand." – EVP, Financial Institution

    Former Clients
    Nav.com
    TerraPoint.com
    TradeStops.com
    Clarkston State Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Austin , TX
  • D.Workz Interactive

    D.Workz Interactive is a full-service design and development company located in San Francisco, CA. Since its founding over 10 years ago, D.Workz Interactive and its team of nearly 50 employees have specialized in UX/UI design, web design, web development, and mobile app development. They serve a range of clients in the healthcare, financial services, education, and transportation industries.

    Notable Project

    In August 2015, D.Workz Interactive designed and developed a video journaling app. The work included developing the app's interface and adding 6-7 new features after the app launched. The client was impressed with D.Workz Interactive's passion and devotion to the project.  

    "They make sure that the project they take on is something that they’re passionate about. That’s what separates them from a lot of other organizations." – CEO, Contract Negotiation Platform

     

    Former Clients
    eBay
    Georgetown University
    PubNub
    C-Net
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • EIGHT25MEDIA

    Founded in 2011, EIGHT25MEDIA is a web design firm located in Fremont, CA. The agency and its team of more than 70 have expertise in WordPress, HTML, CSS, web design, consulting and digital branding.

    Notable Project

    An eye care company hired EIGHT25MEDIA to create a WordPress website that focused on usability and provided the right information for users. Users can now change the font size on the site and access PDF files. Patients have found the website easy to navigate and informative, which was the goal.

    “[EIGHT25MEDIA] are a hard-working group of people. The small team that worked with me regularly was responsive. I could call them or email them at any point, and they would give me feedback or respond to me quickly, within the day.”- Partner at Eye Care Company

    Former Clients
    Avondale
    Digital Shadows
    Elo
    LiveHive
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Fremont , CA
  • Encircl LLC

    Encircl is a digital marketing company in San Francisco. Founded in 2009, Encircl has fewer than 10 employees that do email marketing, web design, and web development services. Clients are in a variety of sectors. 

    Notable Project

    Encircl provided branding services to a self-employed consultant. They focused on the website and content creation, particularly blog entries. Leads increased as a result. 

    "There were times that having certain information from me would probably have made things easier, but they were able to finish the project regardless." — Self-Employed Consultant

    Former Clients
    BMW
    Intuit
    Pearson
    American Express
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • Evviva Brands

    Evviva Brands is an international branding agency with offices in San Francisco, CA and Edinburgh, UK. Founded in 2009, Evviva Brand's team of nearly 10 employees specializes in branding and marketing strategy. Other services include web and logo design.

    Notable Project

    Evviva Brands helped a waste services company rebrand from a product-focused to a service-focused identity. Evviva Brands conducted company-wide interviews, audited the client's approach to marketing, and held coaching sessions to communicate an effective rebranding strategy. The client was impressed with Evviva Brand's devotion to research and ability to fulfill their requirements.

    "Before they even came on board, they spent several hours with my team to understand what challenges we were facing and where we were as a company to put a proposal together that was tailored to our needs." – VP of Marketing, Waste Services Company

    Former Clients
    Alaska Airlines
    Amazon
    Marriott International
    The Ritz Carlton
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • Exygy

    Exygy is a digital strategy and development company founded in 2007. Located in San Francisco, CA, Exygy’s team of about 25 employees specialize in web design, web development, and mobile app development for Android, iOS, and hybrid platforms. Other services include UI/UX design, branding, software development, and IT consulting.
    Notable Project

    A physician reporting software company hired Exygy as the main development partner for a medical simulation program. Exygy redesigned and redeveloped the program in two phases, improving the user interface and experience and providing backend maintenance.

    “They’ve helped us develop a methodology and mindset for how to prioritize what we’re working on and how to make sure the tool is solving real business problems and solving them in the most efficient and clear way possible.” – VP, Physician Reporting Software Company

    Former Clients
    Wikimedia
    UNICEF
    The Skoll Foundation
    Girls Who Code
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    Awards
    2013 Best for the World for Workers
  • FINE

    FINE is a digital brand agency with offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. FINE's specialty is branding, but the team of nearly 70 also is skilled in web design, web development, and SEO. Founded in 1994, they have nearly 25 years of experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. 

    Notable Project

    FINE developed a new branding strategy for a catering company that included a new website with a live stream and a new logo. The client was impressed with the increase in web traffic after working with FINE. 

    "We’ve seen steady growth since we started SEO development, and monthly traffic was up roughly 250% after last year’s relaunch. Client feedback is tremendous, and our site sets the bar for our competitors." – Founder, Global Gourmet Catering 

    Former Clients
    Cisco
    Kimpton Hotels
    Apple
    Anchor Brewing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    Awards

    Oregonian Top Workplace (2014–2017)

  • Flair Designs

    Flair Designs is a digital marketing company located in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2004, Flair Designs has a team of nearly 10 people that specialize in web design. They also provide SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and branding for non-profits and small businesses.
    Notable Project

    In 2015, Flair Designs worked with an adoption agency to develop a more user-friendly website. Flair Designs increased the client's website traffic, integrated social media, and updated the site continuously. The client was impressed with Flair Design's attention to detail and organization. 

    "They were great. They stayed much more on track than we did. They were constantly reminding us about what they needed from us. They were good taskmasters." – Executive Director, Bay Area Adoption Services 

    Former Clients
    Castellano Family Foundation
    Tree of Life Health Advocates
    Pacific Forest Trust
    Universal Martial Arts Academy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • HyperArts

    HyperArts is a website design and development company based in San Francisco, CA. HyperArts' intimate team of nearly 10 people specializes in website design, development, and maintenance, as well as UX/UI design for WordPress and Drupal sites. They mainly serve small business clients.

    Notable Project

    From September 2012 to February 2014, HyperArts worked with a large international library to build an accessible research network and revamp its website. The client was impressed with HyperArts' project manager and pleased with the new website and research database. 

    "Having [this] project manager was critical to getting the website launched because he was able to break things down. He’s an exceptional project manager. He brought in two programmers to work with us, as well as an artist who worked on the look of the new website." – Administrator, National Library

    Former Clients
    Berkely Labs
    UC San Francisco
    UC Berkely Crossroads
    Eventbrite
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Oakland , CA
  • La Creativo

    La Creativo is a web production company based in San Francisco, California, that was established in 2012. Their 2-person team offers web design, branding, graphic design, logo and packaging design, and content marketing services.
    Notable Project

    LA Creativo's revamping the branding of a life-coach service. Their team curates their social media engagements and is reworking their site to clearly showcase the company's core values and information. Their work continues to increase the brand's online presence, and their content receives positive feedback from customers.

    "I get positive compliments all the time on my website and my brand. Their direction and guidance helped me narrow the scope. Looking at my social media presence or my website, you can see how well they’ve separated my business and personal brands." — Owner, Life Coach

    Former Clients
    Ajax Showcase
    Vestibulum
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • Nika Digital Agency

    Nika is a full-service digital marketing agency that specializes in producing digital content. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Nika has an award-winning team of nearly 50 employees who are skilled in web design, digital strategy, and branding. They serve small, midmarket, and enterprise companies in the IT, business services, and manufacturing industries.

    Notable Project

    In March 2017 Nika designed a digital marketing campaign for a manufacturer that wanted to build more brand recognition and recruit new employees. Nika created a new website, an e-brochure, and videos to revamp the manufacturer's digital presence. The client praised the Nika team's hard work and effectiveness in creating the new website. 

    "They did everything for the website. I wanted something that was modern and upbeat and they did that the first time. The message came across clearly." – Sales and Marketing Director, Machine Manufacturer

    Former Clients
    Santa Clara University
    Intel
    Protiviti
    C & H Enterprises
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Jose , CA
    Awards

    Gold, Silver, and Bronze Addy Awards, 2016 A' Design Bronze Award 

  • Razorfrog Web Design

    Razorfrog Web Design is a website development shop located in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2008, Razorfrog's team of nearly 10 people specialize in WordPress web design and maintenance. They also offer logo, print, and graphic design, as well as SEO services. RazorFrog works with clients in the business, real estate, and legal industries. 

    Notable Project

    In May 2016, Razorfrog worked with a software firm to develop and manage a new website on WordPress. The team not only redesigned the website but also built additional features to improve the website's effectiveness and usability. The client praised Razorfrog for being easy to work with and efficient. 

    "I've worked with many different external vendors, and I'd have to say that Razorfrog was probably the easiest vendor I've ever worked with. They used a Trello board to manage the project, ... which made things much more efficient." – Marketing Director, Software Firm

    Former Clients
    KZSC Radio
    Mighty PR
    Peets and Associates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • Revolution Creatives

    Revolution Creatives is a website design and development agency founded in 2004. Based in San Fransisco, the team of 5 specializes in web design, web development and branding.

    Notable Project

    Revolution Media Group works in an ongoing and as-needed capacity for a management consulting firm. The work includes web strategy and design on various websites. Overall, the client is pleased with the team's work.

    "I’ve been very happy with the way that they’ve been able to come up with good solutions efficiently, effectively and quickly at a very reasonable fee." — CEO, Boutique Management Consultancy

    Former Clients

    Menlo Swim & Sport

    School Loop

    Mythos Group

    Joi Center

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • Revolution Media Group

    Revolution Media Group is a website design and development company that was founded in 2004. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Revolution Media Group's small team of fewer than 10 employees provides web development, web design, and branding services.
    Notable Project

    Revolution Media Group worked with an insulation company to develop three new websites. The project's goal was to share updates with non-IT employees. The client was impressed with the extra work Revolution Media Group devoted to the project to ensure it met all their goals.

    "They worked with me. They really met all of the goals that we had set and even gave me something that I wasn’t expecting. The auto-sizing of the website was a great perk. It was an unexpected surprise to be able to receive that feature." – Marketing Specialist, Insulation Products Company 

    Former Clients
    Partnership for Children & Youth
    Williams-Sonoma
    FLM.TV
    Bavarian Nordic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    Awards
    2014 Best Business in San Francisco 
  • Shanahan Strategy Inc.

    Founded in 2006, Shanahan Strategy is a full-service marketing agency that works with manufacturing and industrial companies. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Shanahan Strategy specializes in creating online marketing and sales strategies to help clients grow their business. The team of nearly 10 people also offers content marketing, web design, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Shanahan Strategy worked with a large manufacturing company to develop multiple, cohesive Drupal websites that represented the company's locations around the world. They used translation software and mapping features. The client was impressed with Shanahan Strategy's ongoing commitment to maintaining the websites – even after they completed the initial development.

    "We’re very happy with the way Shanahan Design drove the process to deliver an exceptional finished product and then continued to work on it. Some of the regional teams had questions or changes after the fact, and their support was excellent. " – Digital Experience Director, Manufacturing Company 

    Former Clients
    Cummins
    San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
    Merrick & Company
    Amateur Music Network
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Mateo , CA
  • State Creative

    State Creative is a web design and development company located in Oakland, CA. Founded in 2000, State Creative's team of nearly 10 employees also offer e-commerce development. They serve small and mid-market businesses in the business services, finance, and consumer products industries.

    Notable Project

    From August 2016 to January 2017, State Creative worked with a freight service provider to develop a new website. State Creative built and designed the site on WordPress. They also offered content consulting to help the client develop useful content. The client was impressed with State Creative's range of skills and services.

    "State Creative assisted with everything from the design, suggestions for content, revisions, completion, and the build out of the website. They also gave us training on how we can maintain certain aspects of the site ourselves. They completely rebuilt the website on WordPress." – VP, Freight Service Provider 

    Former Clients
    UC Berkley
    California Association of Food Banks
    Litman Gregory
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Oakland , CA
    Awards

    Interactive Media Awards: 2015 Best in Class Web Design

  • SwingDev

    SwingDev is a web and mobile app development company headquartered in San Francisco. Since it was founded in 2013,  the company has added offices in Warsaw, Poland and Cape Town, South Africa, as well as growing its team to 33 employees. SwingDev offers web development, mobile app development, custom software development, UX/UI design, and other services to mostly small and mid-size companies.

    Notable Project

    The founders of a dog-walking app needed to create their platform and lacked the technical expertise to do so. SwingDev created iOS and Android apps with a complex front end, backend, and a payment processor. The client prides SwingDev on their responsiveness. 

    "SwingDev had the ability to take my partner’s and my weak description of what we were looking for in an application and deliver a frontend product which exceeded our expectations." — Founder, Dog-Walking App

    Former Clients
    Lexus
    Disney
    ESPN
    TicketFly
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
  • thoughtbot

    Thoughtbot is a web and mobile app development company based in Boston, MA with offices in Austin, San Francisco, New York, Raleigh, Washington D.C, and London. Since 2003, this 50+ team has delivered empowering digital solutions to enterprise-level and small companies alike.

    Notable Project

    Thoughtbot’s team helped the client develop a custom software solution aimed at enhancing consumer advocacy. With deliverables mostly on the back-end, the client valued the estimable coding skills, rapid completion time, and commitment to quality.

    “They provide a consistent level of service that I haven’t seen from agencies or even our in-house team. Their engineering standards, development standards, and the way that they have that consistently through their team is very impressive.” – Head of Product, Consumer Interest Nonprofit

    Former Clients
    LOLA
    LevelUp
    Tile
    Code Climate

    SplitFit

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Boston , MA
  • Traction

    Traction is a full-service marketing agency located in San Francisco. With a team of nearly 250 employees, Traction provides web design, advertising, UI/UX design, and branding services to enterprise and midmarket clients.

    Notable Project

    In November 2014, Traction designed an ad campaign for a staffing firm that was looking to revamp its digital content to reach younger audiences. Traction used A/B testing to design a new website, print and radio ads, and youth-oriented video ads. The client appreciated Traction's suggestions and willingness to do more than asked when given projects.  

    "One of the things that I like about Traction is that when they do work for a company, they will always come back with something extra. You can hire them to do concepting, but they’re always going to come back with some unique digital experience that you haven’t actually asked for but is above and beyond what you were expecting." – Senior Director of Brand Marketing, Global Staffing Firm 

    Former Clients
    Apple
    Bank of America
    Charles Schwab
    Linkedin
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    Awards

    2016 Communicator Award of Excellence, 2013 Silver Addy Award 

  • UpTrending

    UpTrending is a digital agency founded in 2008. Based in San Francisco, with an office in Westlake  Villiage, Calif., the team of 24 specializes in web design, web development and marketing strategy. 

    Notable Project

    UpTrending designed and developed a WordPress site for a technology company that helps service providers protect their networks and eliminate outages. Design work included a new logo. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work. 

    "The design they came up with is very clean and contemporary. It demonstrates cutting-edge visuals. Everything was really good." — CEO, Technology Firm 
     

     

    Former Clients

    Trifacta

    CloudFlare

    SumoLogic

    Snowflake

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA