List of the Best Bethesda Web Developers

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

    Unleashed Technologies is a full service digital agency founded in 2007 and located in Columbia, MD. The agency has around 40 employees who are experts in web development, mobile app development, and web design.

    Clients
    Supernus Pharmaceuticals
    The United States Army
    American Marketing Association
    Sandy Spring Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Unleashed Technologies created a new website for a CPA society. They used Drupal 8 to build a new site, which included the client’s association management system, specific education vendors, and custom design work. The client was happy with the new site and said that it had received praise from others in their industry. 

    “Hands down, they’re the best vendor I’ve ever worked with. I appreciate their planning, rigor, and transparency.” – Director of Technology, CPA Society
     

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  • 2
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Arlington VA

    WDG is a marketing and advertising agency that was founded in 2004. They have about 23 employees that serve the large national companies and the public sector. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., WDG has additional offices in Arlington, Va., and Washington. Services include web development, web design, and UX/UI. 

    Clients
    Barnes and Noble
    Software AG
    Clark Construction Group
    Save the Children
    Industries
    Notable Project

    WDG redesigned a website to improve performance and responsiveness. After the kickoff, they created wireframes and mock-ups. WDG also provided SEO services and URL shortening. The resulting email marketing campaign was very effective, and organic traffic increased significantly.  

    "We absolutely love our newly redesigned website; for our users’ experiences and the internal team working on it now. One of the things that we really wanted was flexibility. WDG built us the most flexible WordPress I have ever worked with. It is based on the flexible design layout version and we can basically do anything that we want to." – VP Marketing and Communication, Nonprofit Organization

  • 3
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Interactive Strategies is a full service digital agency located in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2001, Interactive Strategies has grown to a 50-person, Webby-nominated firm that provides web design, web development, and email marketing services. Over the years, they have partnered with some of the largest associations, nonprofit and B2B organizations in the country, including the American Red Cross, NAACP, and ACOG to achieve their digital goals.

    Clients
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    Certified Financial Planners Board
    Wilson Center
    Lupus Foundation of America
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Working with a large government administration agency, Interactive Strategies was tasked with orchestrating a marketing strategy review, working on multiple websites, and leading all of the agency's marketing campaigns. As a result of Interactive Strategies' diligence and project management skills, the client completely shifted the way it marketed itself.

    "From our perspective, Interactive Strategies has gone way above and beyond the call of duty to support our needs." – Senior VP, Government Administration Agency

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

     nclud is an interactive agency that was founded in 1998. From headquarters in Washington, D.C., the team of about 17 serves clients from a range of industries. nclud provides web development, web design, UX/UI, digital strategy, and branding services. 

    Clients
    Apple
    Google
    Amazon
    Puma
    Notable Project

    nclud designed and developed a WordPress website from scratch to aggregate information for a scholarly organization's audience. They built functionalities that let both users and administrators share and upload content. Post-launch, nclud helped with marketing and created an online game to make visitors more aware of the organization's mission. The site was user-friendly and more streamlined than its predecessors. 

    "This was one of the first sites we’d built, so it was completely new for us. They had the project management experience in order to guide us to where we needed to go, and make sure we were as successful as possible." – Employee, Nonprofit Organization 

     

  • 5
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Arlington VA

    Segue Technologies is a software company headquartered in Arlington, Va., with an additional office in Beavercreek, Ohio. Founded in 1997, Segue Technologies specializes in web development, mobile app development, and web design. Segue Technologies has a large team of over 90 employees who work primarily with clients in government, the non-profit sector, and the leisure and hospitality industry.  

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Segue Technologies worked with a restaurant group seeking an app that could allows users to see frequently updated food and beverage options at their establishments, which include three restaurants and one bar. The client appreciated Segue Technologies' ability to work with their budget and attract users to the app.

    "We had [customers] coming up to us in the restaurants and talking about the successful release of the app." – CFO, Restaurant Group 

  • 6
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    The Brick Factory is a Washington, DC-based digital agency founded in 2011. They currently employ a team of 42 resources. The Brick Factory provides social media marketing, digital strategy, web design, web development, and content marketing services. Their client base is primarily comprised of small businesses.

    Clients
    African Parks
    Moog Music
    International Youth Foundation
    American Clean Power Association
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An international relations non-profit works with data-heavy reports and wanted a way to present them attractively. The Brick Factory provides web development in order to create attractive, easy to read graphics and visualizations.

    "Their work allows us to promote ourselves to a broader audience through social media, our website, and e-mail listserv. Their visualizations really connect us on a personal basis to our audience." – Deputy Director, Non-Profit

  • 7
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Vienna VA

    Mobomo is a 50+ web and mobile app design and development agency based in Vienna, VA with an office in Denver, CO. Since their startup in 2009, the team has helped to create functional and outstanding UI/UX with a responsive backend for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients
    NASA
    Mars Candy
    International Trade Association
    Voice of America
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mobomo redeveloped the website for a government agency, making it more user and mobile-friendly and responsive. This custom configuration, integration, and design drew praise from users and resulted in increased web traffic. Their expertise and professionalism were well-noted by the client.

    “We’ve been blown away...by the quality of code their developers are capable of delivering.” – Acting Director, Government Agency

  • 8
    $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

  • 9
    $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

  • 10
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Arlington VA

    Materiell is a custom web and creative agency based in Arlington, Va. Founded in 2009, Materiell specializes in web development, web design, and application management and support. Materiell's team of around 5 employees primarily works with small and midmarket businesses. 

    Clients
    Social Security Administration
    Americares Foundation
    Dr Axe
    Arlington County Public Schools
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Materiell worked with a health and fitness company in need of a new website consistent with its rebranded image. Materiell delivered a new WordPress design and migrated the client's existing website content. Materiell also provided assistance with SEO, improving reliability, and enhancing UX. The client was impressed by Materiell's thorough approach to project management.

    "They had a great eye for detail, and things didn't fall through the cracks." – Senior Director, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce, Health and Fitness Company 

  • 11
    $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 

  • 12
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Arlington VA

    Power Digital is a digital marketing agency based in San Diego with an office in New York. The agency, founded in 2012, has more than 300 employees and provides content marketing, email marketing, PPC, SEO, social media marketing, web design, and PR services. Power Digital serves mid-market and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, advertising & marketing, business services, and retail industries. 

    Clients
    TOMS
    Dropbox
    Beyond Meat
    Airbnb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An investment management firm hired Power Digital to help them gain an understanding of their customer demand potential and have an analysis of the dynamics of their competition. To achieve these goals, Power Digital did a full audit of paid search, social media, landing pages, SEO, analytics, and PR. They completed the project and provided the firm with the outcome of the audit which was exactly what they needed to move forward.

    "Overall, the team is very well and appropriately staffed and have a consistent project management and communication structure." - CEO, Investment Management Firm

  • 13
    $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 

  • 14
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Alliance Interactive is a Washington, D.C.-based web and digital agency that was founded in 2003. Alliance Interactive's team of 7 employees has worked with all types of clients ranging from nonprofits to large B2B organizations. The firm specializes in web design, web development, digital strategy, and SEO.  

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Alliance Interactive partnered with an international development organization to redevelop the organization's website to increase traffic and improve navigation. The team at Alliance Interactive redesigned the website, added a resource library, and created a story hub. The team also added features to the new site to improve its UX and continues to work on and update the website today. The client is very pleased with their partnership with Alliance Interactive. 

    "We’ve had a very positive experience. They took any idea we had and found a way to make it work within our budget. They were flexible and responsive." – Employee, International Development Organization 

  • 15
    $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

  • 16
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    North Bethesda MD

    With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Simpalm is a leader in the mobile app market. They’ve designed over 200 apps and also work in web development and UX/UI design. The team of 30+ designers creates products for a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumers, education, health, and retail. They work with companies of all sizes.

    Clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Legaltrot
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A medical software company hired Simpalm to create a bilingual pregnancy app. The team created an app that could be used in both English and Spanish. They worked through the project from inception to completion.

    “I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with the most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.” – Founder, Medical Software Company

  • 17
    $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

  • 18
    $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

  • 19
    $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

  • 20
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    McLean VA

    Achievion Solutions was founded in 2013 as a mobile app and web development firm mostly for small businesses. Their mid-size team always stays on top of exciting new trends such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and video streaming.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A student-athlete non-profit wanted to build an app to streamline health education in schools. They hired Achievion Solutions and haven’t looked back since. The client was impressed by the app and the direct attention they received from Achievion’s CEO

    “All of the milestones were completed. The communication was ongoing and clear. We had no issues for concern.” – Executive Director, Non-Profit

  • 21
    $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

  • 22
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Holbrook NY

    Lounge Lizard has 23 years of experience in website design and development, digital marketing, social media, SEO, and mobile app development. Lounge Lizard's team works to drive leads and produces design and branding for clients across industries and around the world since 1998. Lounge Lizard has offices in NYC, Long Island, Nashville, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.

    Clients
    A&E Television
    AERCO
    Agility Blue
    Agility Logistics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A candle company went to Lounge Lizard for a more modern, user-friendly, and sleek website. Lounge Lizard redesigned the site from top to bottom and audited the site for SEO performance. The client says that users love the graphics and functionality.

    “If one of my team members finds they need something, Lounge Lizard addresses it immediately. Their response has been spot on.” – E-Commerce Specialist, Candle Company

  • 23
    $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

  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    NotionTheory Logo is a product development and design company founded in 2014. Based in Washington, D.C., their team of 4 specializes in AR/VR development, mobile app development, and web development. They mainly serve small businesses in the consumer products & services, media, and advertising & marketing industries. 

    Clients
    FWD.us
    Johns Hopkins Hospital Network
    Glamhive
    KlowdTV
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An education technology company hired NotionTheory to develop a functional prototype of an education management platform. They integrated real-time messaging technologies and provided laptop and tablet optimization. The client praised the team as a cost-effective, personable, and reliable development partner.

    "NotionTheory did everything that needed to be done for us to become a viable company." – Co-Founders, Education Technology Company

  • 25
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Ask the Egghead Inc is a web design and development agency headquartered in Boston. Founded in 2015, they operate with a small team of less than 10 employees. They offer web design, UX/UI design, and digital strategy to small businesses. They focus their services on the business, e-commerce, and health care industries.
     

    Clients
    The National Alliance for Caregiving
    Urbanbrokers
    Simple Technology Solutions
    August Precision
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ask the Egghead redeveloped a website for an automotive restoration company. They built the website using WordPress, incorporating new backend functionalities to incorporate with the clients pre-existing CRM, accounting system, and mailing list. Now that the social media platforms and backend systems are linked, the client was able to see a 115% growth in social media traffic and a 35% decrease in the bounce rate.

    “Their project management is effective and efficient. We have a single point of contact for all our inquiries and concerns. When we need input, the CEO pulls his team together and hammers out plans.” – Founder and Owner, Automotive Restoration Company
     

  • 26
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Located in Washington, D.C., Design In DC is a web design company that was founded in 2016. With a team of fewer than 10 employees, they serve small and midmarket businesses in the e-commerce industry. Their services primarily include web design, as well as web development and SEO.

    Clients
    Easy Grade
    Wingo's
    Foty Fusion
    Berkeley Dental
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Design In DC redesigned a website for an IT consulting firm, providing technical resources and templates. They also rebranded a logo. The team surpassed expectations and delivered an all-encompassing design.

    “The vendor was very flexible and the services they provided from reviewing content to providing a photographer for pictures were all impeccable.” – CEO, IT Consulting Firm

  • 27
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    DC DEV SHOP is a digital marketing firm based in Washington, DC. Founded in 2017, their team of around 5 employees provides web development and design and SEO services.

    Clients
    Fernleigh Cellars
    Exigence Logistics
    Alpha Solar Group
    Port City Produce
    Notable Project

    DC DEV SHOP developed and designed a website for a professional services company. They migrated content from the client's existing website, updating the themes and capabilities. The team provided options for the layout, color scheme, and design.

    "We liked the laid back approach and constant introduction of ideas into the process." – VP of Operations, Professional Services Company

  • 28
    $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

  • 29
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Arlington VA

    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 
     

  • 30
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Fast Rope Labs is a software development firm founded in 2015. Based in Washington, D.C., the team of 15 specializes in mobile app development, web development, and AR/VR development. They mainly serve clients in the healthcare, entertainment, and consumer products industries.

    Clients
    Keurig
    Upside
    US State Department
    Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fast Rope reimagined a website and built a database to enable supply chain mapping for a non-profit. Currently, they implement key updates and develop additional sites and databases upon request. The client is impressed with the results. 

    "We were impressed by their wide array of services and their willingness to be flexible. They’re also very friendly and approachable and they are not intimidating, which is unfortunately not always the case for tech providers." – Program Coordinator, Non-Profit

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