List of the Best Chicago Web Developers

  • 1
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Rightpoint, headquartered in Chicago, is a web and mobile app development firm. Founded in 2007, their team of about 450 employees services midmarket and enterprise clients across industries such as consumer products and services, IT, and retail. They also offer UX design services.

    Clients
    Macy's
    B&H Photo
    Care.com
    Rue La La
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rightpoint provided web development services to create an internet portal. The team used Azure to build the platform, which tracks internal projects and invoices. Their efforts have streamlined efficiency by automating several previously manual processes.

    “They took an 85-year old process and improved it efficiently.” — Team Member, Steel Fabricating Company

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  • 2
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    LaunchPad Lab is a web development firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2012, LaunchPad Lab’s team of 17 provides web development and design, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Clients
    Whirlpool
    Empower Illinois
    Ingenuity
    Amplify Credit Union
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LaunchPad Lab worked with a nonprofit to build a new website to reflect their recent rebranding campaign. The team created a Locomotive CMS from scratch and developed the website to consistently track its internal operations. The client experienced a 225% increase in usage after the first couple of months.

    "They give us great advice. They have a lot of ideas on social media and how to track our numbers." – Director of Marketing, Nonprofit

  • 3
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Highland is a digital experience agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1999, the team of about 30 specializes in product strategy, UX/UI design, and custom software development. They work primarily with midmarket to enterprise clients, mainly in the healthcare, financial services, and nonprofit sectors.
     

    Clients
    Thrivent Financial
    The Morton Arboretum
    Make-A-Wish
    McGraw-Hill
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Highland provided market testing and prototype design for a mission-driven financial services organization. They contributed from the ideation stage to the development stage of the prototype based on market research.

    “We captured key learnings to carry forward in our process. Highland were critical in finding these results and we now better understand how to continue with our ideas for our products and services.” – VP of Business Solutions, Financial Services Company

  • 4
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    PopArt Studio is a professional digital agency based in Novi Sad, Serbia, and founded in 2010. They have a team of 27 employees who specialize in web design, web development, and UX/UI design. They mainly work with small businesses in the IT, eCommerce, and marketing industries. 

    Clients
    ​PepsiCo
    Schneider Electric SE
    Lear Corporation
    Nike Inc
    Industries
    Notable Project

    PopArt Studio created a website for a B2B marketing startup. They designed the site to the client’s specifications, giving it a simple and easy to navigate layout, easy to use contact forms, and an innovative order management solution. The client reported that the site had received a lot of positive feedback and that their traffic had increased dramatically. 

    “Their team exhibits a high level of commitment and professionalism. They simplified all complexities by guiding us through the process in a timely and respectful way.” – CEO, B2B Marketing Startup
     

  • 5
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Adecco
    Vanderbilt University
    Aetna
    Ericsson
    Industries
    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

  • 6
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago and made up of strategists, designers, and developers, Chromatic is a fully distributed team that supports clients with web challenges. 

    Clients
    Martha Stewart
    Casper
    Outside Magazine
    Maui Jim Sunglasses
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Chromatic rebuilt websites using Drupal for a magazine publishing company. At the clients request, they focused on improving the UX and adding useful custom features. Adhering to  SEO best practice expanded the site's online visibility. Chromatic offered a perfect balance of technical ability and thoughtful accommodation.

    "One of our properties saw a 50% increase in organic traffic from Google and other search engines after being moved to the new platform."–Director of Product Management, Magazine Publishing Company

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Vienna Beef
    Bottleneck Management Group
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Greater Chicago Food Depository
    Industries
    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

  • 8
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    FarShore is a Chicago-based design and development agency. Founded in 2006, their team of over 150 employees serves businesses in industries such as business services, health care, IT, and retail. Services include mobile and web app development as well as graphic design.

    Clients
    Oars + Alps
    Artifact Uprising
    Raken
    Farmer's Fridge
    Industries
    Notable Project

    FarShore provided custom software development services to a national laboratory. The team developed the front- and backend of the platform and built a corresponding mobile app. Their services were high-quality and dependable.

    "Everyone who looks at the platform is impressed with it." — Engineer, National Laboratory

  • 9
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Promet Source is an interactive development firm that based in Chicago with an additional office in the Philippines. Founded in 2003, the team of about 45 employees provides web design and development, e-commerce development, mobile app development and more for larger clients in a variety of industries.

    Clients
    GAO
    SDNY
    Orange County
    Marin County
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A taxi service provider hired Promet Source to help create a modern communications system to link taxicabs with iPads for transaction processing operations. The solution facilitated easy and intuitive interactions between drivers and customers. Since the engagement, the client’s business grew 35% in just the first two years.

    "It’s definitely been a collaborative effort. It’s our vision and they made it a reality." — Co-Founder, Taxi Service Provider

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Providing web development, web design, and big data consulting, DataMade is a Chicago-based tech firm. They were founded in 2012 and have 4 employees.

    Clients
    DePaul Institute for Housing Studies
    Columbia Univerisity
    University of Chicago
    Los Angeles Metro
    Notable Project

    DataMade developed microsites for an applies research center. The site displays data-driven research in a visually appealing and interactive way. The team excels at refining complex concepts into accessible publications. Stakeholders are pleased with the result, and they’ve built a long-term partnership.

    “We appreciate their flexibility—they’re very responsive to last-minute ideas.” – Executive Director, Applied Research Center

  • 11
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    Palantir.net is a full-service web agency based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1996, the team of about 40 employees specializes in providing web development and design, digital strategy, and UX/UI design services, primarily for mid-market businesses in the education an nonprofit industry.

    Clients
    University of Michigan
    State of Wisconsin
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Palantir.net worked with a nonprofit health system to gather user research and assist with web design. The team transitioned the client to a Sitecore responsive platform, which led to great results. Their physician profile views increased 158% following the partnership with Palantir.net

    “We appreciated their ability to navigate our internal teams. We’re a large complex organization with a lot of stakeholders. As such, they need to interact with a lot of different groups throughout the organization … They overcame that challenge with great success.” —System Director, Health System

  • 12
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    International Code Council,
    The Field Museum,
    Rush University Medical Center,
    Chicago Architecture Center,
    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

  • 13
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    La Grange IL

    Centretek is a full-service IT and digital marketing company based in an Ellicott City, Md. They have about 45 employees that have developed websites and mobile apps since 2001. They focus on Drupal development and UX/UI design for the healthcare, non-profit, and education industries.

    Clients
    Penn State Health
    Rush
    Inova
    UMass Memorial Health Care
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Centretek conducted a comprehensive Drupal website redesign for a collegiate medical center as part of an over $200,000 engagement. Working within brand guidelines, they collaborated on wireframes. They spearheaded the entire frontend build and hosted the backend on Rackspace. Since launching the new platform, conversions have notably increased, yielding more appointment bookings regularly.

    "Centretek really cares about their relationships with their clients. They take accountability seriously, which gives us a great sense of confidence." -Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, University Medical Center

  • 14
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Sandstorm Design is a brand strategy and UX agency founded in 1998. Based in Chicago, the team of 31 employees specializes in UX/UI design, web development, and branding. They primarily serve midmarket clients in the consumer products and services, health care, and education industries. 

    Clients
    Crown Holdings (NYSE: CCK)
    NOW Foods
    Weber
    It Works
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sandstorm Design assisted a health care consultant by building a billing app that allows doctors and billers to work more efficiently. They also help with other projects, such as scheduling and organization efforts. Overall, the client was impressed with the results. 

    "The team is nice and easy to work with." – Director of Marketing, Heath Care Consultant

  • 15
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Royal Academy of Arts
    AXUS Travel App
    Go Big Recruiting
    Law Vault
    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

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Mightybytes is a full service creative firm located in Chicago, Ill. With about 10 employees, Mightybytes supports clients by providing UX/UI design, web development, and SEO services. Mightybytes is also a Certified B Corporation, which was very important to the nonprofit client.

    Clients
    Allstate
    Alliance for the Great Lakes
    Court Theatre
    Chicago Association of Realtors
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mightybytes built a website for a nonprofit with the goal of educating a local audience about sustainability issues. Once the website was complete, the nonprofit invested in a second phase of development.

    "They are truly one of the best project-managed firms I’ve ever worked with. They are extremely efficient. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a Web development firm." - Director of College Partnerships, Nonprofit

  • 17
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Projekt202 is a software development and marketing company based in Addison, Texas. They were founded in 2003 and have a team of 285 employees. They specialize in custom software development, UX/UI design, and mobile app development to improve their client’s customer and employee experiences. 

    Clients
    Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
    Capital One
    Samsung Electronics
    The Container Store
    Notable Project

    Projekt202 designed a commercial consumer platform for a banking startup. They conducted extensive research and used it to design several versions of the platform, including a proof-of-concept, which was then developed into a working product. The clients says that the product was positively received by their consumers and that the design is intuitive, transparent, and relatively free from bugs or other issues. 

    “Their ideas were unique and thought-provoking and centered around getting the product to market faster.” – VP of Product Management, Banking Startup 
     

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Imaginary Landscape is a web development firm based in Chicago. Established in 1995, the team of around 10 employees provides web design and development, e-commerce development, UX/UI design, and application testing services with a specialty in Django software.

    Clients
    OSF Healthcare
    Mohawk Mfg. & Supply Co.
    First American Bank
    ClearObject
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Imaginary Landscape redesigned and updated a hospital’s website. The team ensured that the information was accessible and simple. They also created an online gift short with a delivery feature and GPS functionalities. Additionally, the team also built a microsite available in 56 different languages.

    "Imaginary Landscape listens to our needs, offers suggestions and solutions, and back them up." — PR Director, Hospital

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Alpha Efficiency is a technology, marketing, and lifestyle digital magazine as well as a digital solutions agency based in Chicago. The agency, founded in 2010, has a team of more than ten that provides web development, web design, PPC, UX/UI design, and conversion optimization services to various businesses.

    Notable Project

    A law firm hired Alpha Efficiency to improve its digital presence through web design, SEO, improving on-page organization to boost performance, and targeting specific keywords through blogs and other methods. Alpha Efficiency's services made the website look and work better based on user feedback.

    "They were more than committed to delivering a product that we were excited about in the end." - Principal Attorney, law firm    

  • 20
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Groove Jones is a mobile app, AR/VR, and custom software developer based in Dallas. Founded in 2015, this 10+ team of digital experts builds the interactive tools that give brands a competitive edge.

    Clients
    3M
    7 Eleven
    AT&T
    Amazon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    From filming to final production, Groove Jones developed a complete VR experience to entertain consumers. The successful project earned favorable press and 65,000+ views on YouTube, while the client valued the team’s timeliness and communications.

    “Groove Jones worked within our budget constraints and produced a great film. … They made everything look as real as possible.” – Former Marketing Manager, Telecommunications Company

  • 21
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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

  • 22
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    cre8 is a CMS and web development company founded in 2001. Based in Chicago, they have a team of over 3 employees. They specialize in web development, web design, and UX/UI design. 

    Notable Project

    cre8 helped an advisory brokerage financial firm by developing tools to enhance the registration experience of users on their website. The team now works in an ongoing maintenance capacity and the feedback on the tools has been very positive. 

    "On some of the specific tools that they’ve implemented, I have specific feedback and it has all been positive. Our test users have been really pleased with the functionality and design of their work." – Principle, Financial Services Firm

  • 23
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2005, the custom software development firm fjorge provides services for all digital needs. Based in Minneapolis with 42 employees, fjorge offers support in web development, application management/support, and custom software development.


     

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Recently, fjorge worked with a digital product agency to create a web-based app with optical character recognition to consume receipt data. The client appreciated fjorge’s team’s ability to complete complex tasks on time. 

    "They were organized and attentive, completing tasks on time. We used Jira to manage tasks." – Senior Vice President, Digital Product Agency

     

  • 24
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2000 in Frederick Maryland, Orases is a custom software development company with 20+ employees. They provide web and e-commerce development, branding, strategy, and design for mostly mid-market companies.

    Clients
    Next Day Dumpsters
    NFL
    MLB
    Long Fence
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An enterprise software company needed to add an e-commerce element to its sales. Orases built a Magento-based site and integrated a custom ERP (enterprise resource planning). The site attracts a high volume of traffic, according to the client.

    “They were very responsive and diligent. We had a very aggressive timeline driven by a demanding customer, and Orases’s team said, ‘No problem, we can handle this.’ They were disciplined and made sure that we were meeting our milestones and goals.” – Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Software Company

  • 25
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago, Bright Bright Great is a strategic interactive agency that combines cutting-edge design with technology. Founded in 2007, they've grown to a team of nearly 15 that has expertise in branding, web design, UX/UI design, and social and email marketing, as well as mobile app and web development.

    Clients
    Nike
    American Institute of Graphic Arts
    French American Chamber of Commerce
    Gogo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online learning and e-commerce startup reached out to Bright Bright Great to design its e-commerce site. They have since completed numerous other projects together: branding, social media marketing, and graphic design.

    "We went from nothing to something. The strongest comment I have about their work is that the bar for design quality is very high. It's been very helpful to us, going from being completely unknown to an emerging brand and a website that exceeds our very high design-quality bar." – CEO, Startup

  • 26
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Lockheed Martin
    New York City Fire Department
    Morton Arboretum
    Village of Oak Park
    Industries
    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. 

  • 27
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2009, they create native and cross-platform mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms. The team provides UX/UI product design, full-stack application development (mobile apps, APIs and backend) and proactive post-launch support and maintenance services. Red Foundry’s clients include entrepreneurs and startups, small companies, and mid-market corporations.

    Clients
    Cooper's Hawk
    Traveling Vineyard
    Fortis Global
    RacketStats
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A photography agency needed a mobile app and came to Red Foundry for their expertise. The app allows anyone to locate photographers all over the city of Chicago. They’re still testing the impact of the app for on-demand users.

    “They [Red Foundry] were very organized and worked overtime. They made the process easy to understand, so I can focus on managing the company and not the IT part.” – CEO, Photography Agency

  • 28
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Solid Digital is a web design, development, and marketing company with offices in Portland, Ore. and Chicago. With about 30 team members, the agency has expertise in web design, branding, and custom development.

    Clients
    Ajinomoto
    Cineplex
    Gerber Plumbing
    Intelligent Medical Objects
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Solid Digital developed a website for an exclusive online networking site. They combined three separate properties into one community. They also aided with SEO.

    “They offer exceptional flexibility, accessibility, and expertise. They took the time to understand our vision and were open-minded. They understood that they didn’t know my audience like I did.” – Executive Director, Online Networking Site

  • 29
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Schaumburg IL

    Ameex Technologies is an Illinois-based CMS (content management system) web development agency with nearly 400 developers on-staff. Since 2007, they've sent their development teams around the globe to assist clients with web, software, and mobile app development needs

    Clients
    Global Atlantic
    LiveHappy
    WJB
    PEI Media
    Notable Project

    Ameex Technologies was involved in the development, design, and maintenance of redesigning a Drupal website for a local government. The client praised Ameex's approach to project management – communication, responsiveness, and results.

    "Working with Ameex Technologies was the best in my 40 years of experience in terms of the interaction between the consultants and my team, their ability to listen, their responsiveness, their communication, and their results." – IT Director, Local Government

  • 30
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based right outside of Chicago, Plego Technologies is a digital agency founded in 2002. Their team of around 20 has expertise in web development, SEO, IT staff augmentation, and software development.

    Clients
    Ashley Homestore
    Motorola Mobility
    Crate & Barrell
    Schneider Electric
    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies develops and maintains several online games for a game provider for the restaurant industry. Plago Technologies also manages and maintains the digital game company's e-commerce website, in addition to web development and design work, and has since 2013.

    "We’re pleased with Plego’s work, and none of our clients have complained. If any games need to be fixed or updated, Plego does it. They supply exactly what we want, and the games are successful." – Owner, Digital Games Company

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