list of web development companies in chicago

List of Best Web Developers in Chicago

Need to Hire a Local Web Developer in Chicago?

Your organization's web presence is important to its success and will become more important as the world becomes more digitized. This means that the web developer that your company partners with takes on greater significance. 

Using our methodology, we developed a guide to make your process of choosing an agency partner much simpler. This guide contains a list of web developers in Chicago. It contains important information about each company, including reviews, projects.

  • 8th Light

    8th Light is a software consultancy firm headquartered in Chicago, with other offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The agency and its team of 110+ has experience in web development, custom software development, web design, mobile app development, and cloud consulting.

    Notable Project

    A ticketing agency hired 8th Light for app development. The app helped users get tickets to high-demand events easier. While the app hasn't officially launched, there has been successful reports and great feedback from a select few. 

    "They [8th Light] were great with collaborating on the right way for the project to be managed. I learned a lot from working with them." – VP Product, Entertainment Company

    Former Clients
    Groupon
    Royal Academy of Arts
    NCSA
    LawVault
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Los Angeles , CA
  • Breakthrough Technologies

    Based in Chicago, IL, Breakthrough Technologies is a software solutions agency founded in 1998. The team of approximately 40 has expertise in software development, web design, web development, software development, and mobile app development. 

    Notable Project

    Breakthrough Technologies was hired by a suburban municipality near Chicago. Breakthrough Technologies helped revamp the town's website and helped with digital strategy. After the initial website launch, Breakthrough Technologies worked to make the website more responsive. The client felt that Breakthrough Technologies was accessible and communicated its scope of work well. 

    "They had people to help bridge the gap between the developer and the layman. They helped us see what steps were necessary to take an idea from a concept all the way to an actual functioning part of the website." – Communications Director, Illinois Municipality. 

    Former Clients
    Lockheed Martin
    GoGo
    Pearson
    Illinois State Board of Education
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Evanston , IL
    Awards

    Aquatech Innovation Awards Finalist (2017)

  • Caxy Interactive

    Caxy Interactive is a web design and development agency located in Chicago, IL. Since 1999, the agency and its team of 10+ specialize in creating better digital experiences for their clients through web development, software development, and enterprise content management services. 

    Notable Project

    A job platform that helps women return to the workforce hired Caxy Interactive to upgrade its website. Along with small development tasks, Caxy Interactive upgraded the company's job board and employer portal. The feedback has been positive regarding the features and looks of the website. 

    "[Caxy Interactive] has taken it to the next level — [our website] looks different and much more polished. I love their creative team and their graphics team who did a great job in that way." – Founder, Job Finding Platform

    Former Clients
    Sifma Foundation
    The Popcorn Factory
    Experian
    Northwestern University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    Acquia Engage Awards Finalist (2017)
     

  • Codal

    Codal is a full stack agency located in Chicago, IL. Their 90+-person team works in mobile app development, strategy, e-commerce development, and UX design. Their clients include enterprise companies and startups. Over the years they have worked in consumer products, business services, health, and education.

    Notable Project

    Codal worked with a gift-giving company on the UX and UI for their online and mobile platform. The company helps users manage outreach and donations for important family events such as birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Codal built a web application that tracked these events in the user’s life. Codal built and integrated wireframes for the app.

    “They have been my partner more than a developer. From early on, they have been focused on providing solutions across the board.” – Founder, Gift Service

    Former Clients
    Pepsi
    Stokkup
    United Airlines
    ShowroomSquared
    DoSomething.org
    Indicard
    Tabd
    Next Door Self Storage
    Feeding America
    FirmHero
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Dom & Tom

    Dom & Tom was founded in 2009 and has offices around the U.S. in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. They are an end-to-end digital product development agency that focuses on emerging technologies. Their team of 100+ created over 120 native mobile apps and worked on 400+ web projects. They specialize in research and planning, UX strategy and design, engineering, QA (quality assurance), and deployment.

    Notable Project

    Dom & Tom worked with a digital agency for a website redesign. Dom & Tom designed and tested code for requested features for the site. The agency felt that the Dom & Tom team was responsive and displayed impressive attention to detail. 

    “Their staff was incredibly helpful. They follow up and they’re very attentive. They worked relentlessly to help us complete this project on time and within budget, which was phenomenal.” – Project Manager, Digital Agency

    Former Clients
    McDonald’s
    CNN
    Priceline.com
    Hearst
    Fitch Ratings
    Tyson
    University of Oklahoma.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    2017 Do Good. Be Good. Award; Davey Award 

  • Duo Consulting

    Headquartered in Chicago, Duo Consulting is a web design and development agency that prides itself on transparency and strategy. Founded in 1999, Duo Consulting now has a team of 30+ that offers UX design, Drupal development, cloud-based API's, visual design, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    A business news organization wanted to develop an online community to better engage with its customers. They knew Drupal was the right platform, so Duo Consulting was a natural choice. Duo Consulting developed the backend architecture needed to migrate data from two different platforms, designed the UI/UX, and performed A/B testing. 

    "They’ve been a fantastic partner. I have a dedicated account manager who I speak with daily and sometimes several times a day. Other vendors we’ve worked with haven’t been so accessible. They’re excellent at sitting down with you and strategizing the project down to the tiniest details." – Social Media Manager, News Organization

    Former Clients
    Verizon
    Loyola Medicine
    Figo Insurance
    Arsenal Capital
    West Communications
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    Web Awards : 2012 Social Network Standard of Excellence, 2013 Blue Drop Awards

  • EDUCO

    Founded in 2007, EDUCO is a design and development agency located outside Chicago, IL. Their small team of fewer than 10 people specializes in web design, web development, and SEO. Overall, the agency has worked on over 450 design and development projects. 

    Notable Project

    EDUCO created a website for a local university to host a list of job and internship openings for its students. The university wanted a functional website where anyone could post an opening. The website is working well so far, and over half of the student body has created accounts.

    “[EDUCO] is responsive, detail-oriented, professional, and very strong in customer service.” – Dean, Local College’s School of Communications

    Former Clients
    The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
    Bloodshot Records
    Digital Third Coast
    Garrett Popcorn Shops
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Oak Park , IL
  • Forte Group

    Headquartered in Chicago, Forte Group is an international IT firm with offices in Belarus and Ukraine. With over 250 employees, the agency specializes in web development, e-commerce development, and application testing in addition to other software and app services. 

    Notable Project

    Forte Group helped a parking logistics company build their app for iOS and Android. When the apps were released, the client was happy with the results. The company elt that Forte Group excelled in their proactivity.

    "Overall, Forte Group has a smart team. They were able to understand our requests without a lot of back-and-forths." – CTO, Park Logistics App

    Former Clients
    Follet Corporation
    SwiftIQ
    Maestro Health
    Brightstar
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Gulo

    Gulo is a digital agency based in Chicago. Founded in 2003, the team of 12 specializes in digital strategy, web design & UX, web development, analytics and conversion rate optimization. They work primarily with midmarket-level clients, focusing on advertising and marketing, business services, and arts, entertainment, and music.

     

    Notable Project

    Gulo worked on web development for a trade association. They designed and built a web-based member services platform on WordPress, including custom features and PayPal. The client was impressed with their ability to deliver. 

    “Gulo came along at the right time and delivered on everything they promised.” – Director of Operations, Trade Association

    Former Clients

    up4 Probiotics

    Dunbar Armored

    CME Group

    Side-Out Foundation

    Braintree Payments

    PEW Charitable Trusts

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Hashrocket

    Founded in 2008, Hashrocket is based in Chicago, IL. Their team of 30+ focuses on small and mid-market businesses. They offer services in web and app development and design, and the majority of their clients are in the information technology industry.

    Notable Project

    Hashrocket worked with a digital platform to improve a social engagement tool. The tool aimed to help brands to engage with their customers better. Hashrocket led the project, advising on best practice.

    “Their development standards are really exceptional. They were absolutely fantastic.” – CEO, Digital Platform

    Former Clients
    Adecco
    Vanderbilt University
    Aetna
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Intechnic

    Intechnic is a full-service development agency Intechnic based in Chicago. The company, founded in 1997, has a team of around 20 and locations in Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne. The team is passionate about helping clients with web design, software development, UX/UI design, and web development projects.

    Notable Project

    Intechnic built a cloud-based management system for a trailer manufacturer. The system logs and stores company data for the manufacturer to use to streamline their operations. The collaboration is ongoing. Intechnic is currently working on building new modules for different functions. The client feels that the relationship between them is strong. 

    "Our working relationship is highly effective. We consider them more as a business partner than that of a supplier-customer relationship. We can call them and ask for revisions or tweaks in the system, and they'll go ahead and do it. They also give us many considerations before we do that." – Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Trailer Manufacturer 

    Former Clients
    Paramount
    Catalyst
    Bacardi
    Disney
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    Webby Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards, Davey Awards

  • Loadsys Solutions

    LoadSys Solutions is a web development agency based in Chicago, IL. Since 2002, its small team of 10+ employees has completed hundreds of projects for its small to mid-sized businesses on their web development, software development, and mobile development needs.

    Notable Project

    A small wedding dress retailer hired LoadSys Solutions for website development and maintenance. LoadSys developed the retailer's website and continues to fix bugs and institute updates when needed. The client felt that LoadSys Solutions did an amazing job with a huge amount of work. 

    "Everyone in their team has been transparent, honest, and full of integrity. I've appreciated this the most, as a small business owner. I know that Loadsys Web Strategies' team is telling me the truth and I can trust their recommendations, even though I may not understand them at a technical level." – Founder, Wedding Dress Retailer 

    Former Clients
    All Star;Delivery Systems
    EducationUnlimited
    APO-box.com
    Stanford National Forensic Institute
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Mercury Development

    Mercury Development’s 200+ team brings 17 years of experience to the table. They offer web, app, software AR/VR, and wearable development. They are proud to work with clients of all sizes, in industries including automotive, government, and media. They were founded in 2009 and are based in Chicago, IL.

    Notable Project

    Mercury Development built an app that car salespeople can use when talking to car manufacturers. The app shows the ideal combination of materials for a car to ensure the frame is lightweight but still sturdy.

    “Whether I was talking to some of the leadership people, or the project managers, everyone was always enthusiastic. I never had a problem getting a hold of someone, and I never had any questions about them being realistic around timelines.” – Senior Manager of Digital Marketing, Chemical and Manufacturing Company

    Former Clients
    DOW
    HSBC
    Thompson Reuters
    Grainger
    SAP
    HP
    Symantec
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place Miami , FL
    Awards

    Gold Microsoft Partners

  • Orbit Media Studios

    Located in Chicago, IL, Orbit Media Studios has been creating thousands of web design projects since 2001. With 35+ on the team, the agency works with various clients on their web design, development and e-commerce needs.

    Notable Project

    Orbit Media Studios upgraded a website and e-commerce platform for a travel company. Before completing the work, Orbit did research and analysis to make sure the website was updated perfectly and on brand for the industry. The website was a success; traffic on the site tripled. 

    "We decided on Orbit because of their solid reputation and their sincere desire to help turn us into the website and e-commerce solution we wanted to be."- Founder/ Owner of Travel Company

    Former Clients
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Vienna Beef
    Metropolis Coffee Company
    Sanford Winery
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    Inc. 5000, 2017 Golden Trumpet Award, 2017 Communicator Award

  • Simpalm

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Ghost Post
    Mezy App
    Audio Chef
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place North Bethesda , MD
    Awards

    Top Mobile App Developer 2015

  • Vokal

    Based in Chicago and founded in 2009, Vokal is a mobile and digital agency with nearly 50 employees. Their team specializes in web design and development, mobile app development, and digital strategy.  

    Notable Project

    Working with an in-house team, Vokal helped an industrial distributor build a mobile e-commerce platform, developing the application and managing the engineering aspects. The app is responsive and has received positive reviews in the app store. 

    "It was a collaborative process and they became our true partner." —Senior Director of E-Commerce, Industrial Distributor

    Former Clients
    Whole Foods
    Spot Hero
    Walgreens
    Groupon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Xeno Media

    Xeno Media is a full-service web agency that was founded in 1997. Located in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., they have about 14 employees that serve a wide range of sectors. Services include web design, web development, e-commerce, and digital strategy.  

    Notable Project

    Xeno Media redeveloped a website on Drupal to improve functionality. They collaborated on the design with third-party vendors. Features included custom web forms and secure access levels for varying users. Xeno Media exceeded expectations and site received positive user feedback. 

    "I would give them 10 out of five stars on project management if I could. We are able to communicate with them over phone, email, text, and in-person meetings. There's never a time when we don't have a question answered almost immediately, and when any problem comes up they're able to help walk us through a solution."  – Executive Director, Education Nonprofit

    Former Clients
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratories
    JLM Couture
    Allstate Insurance
    Okinawa Institute of Technology
    DePaul University
    GoodData
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Oakbrook Terrace , IL