The Best UX Designers in South Africa

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The importance of user experience grows as each new generation of online users gains purchasing power. Online users expect intuitive and seamless online experiences, and it is important to find the right companies that can make that happen for your site.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top user experience (UX) agencies in South Africa. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best South Africa UX Designers

  • 1

    Bluegrass Digital

    Bluegrass Digital is a managed services company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 1996, their team of 21 employees provides web development, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Notable Project

    Bluegrass Digital developed an entirely new strategy for their PR client. They designed intelligent and market-ready products based on their client’s unique needs and specifications. This resulted in more contracts from their client and positive feedback.

    "Our clients are consistently pleased with Bluegrass Digital’s work. We showcase their websites as case studies and have won new business from new clients as a direct result." –Project Manager, Public Relations Company

    Former clients
    Petrofac
    Costain
    Aercap
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    13 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Bitcube

    Bitcube is an app development company based in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Founded in 2009, their 26 employees provide custom software development, UI/UX design, and mobile app development services.

    Notable Project

    Bitcube developed an analytics platform for a cultural analytics company. This included SaaS development, frontend, platform as a service, SecOps, and application support. Traffic has increased while load times decreased. The quality of the code meets expectations.

    “They listen intently to my needs, and understand what I'm trying to achieve in the long-term. We also have a very good relationship. They treat us as partners, and we trust each other.” –CEO, Cultural Analytics Platform

    Former clients
    Bruce's Doggy Daycare
    MSTY
    MORI
    Temporall
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Bloemfontein, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    So Interactive

    So Interactive is a strategic creative agency based in Sandton, South Africa. They were founded in 2007, and have since grown their team to 15 employees. They provide digital strategy, social media marketing, and web design for clients in the business, consumer products, and hospitality industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    So Interactive created and applied a new digital marketing strategy for an educational institution. They provided branding, website, corporate collateral, IP, and digital marketing services for the client in order to reposition them on the market. This project led to new growth for the client and an expanded market presence. 

    “Their aggressive strategy was a game changer for us. We’ve grown exponentially over the last few years since we repositioned ourselves. The feedback we’ve had from existing and new clients has been phenomenal. They love our brand, our message, and our tone.”
     

    Former clients
    Converse
    University of Johannesburg
    Ocean Basket
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sandton, South Africa
    4.7
    4.7
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    MakeReign

    MakeReign is a digital design studio based out of Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2016, their team of about 20 employees mainly offers web design, UX/UI design, and logo design to mid-sized companies in industries such as retail, finance, e-commerce, telecommunication, and more.

    Notable Project

    MakeReign first provided UI work and later on web development for an insurance tech startup that wanted a robust online presence with a seamless customer-facing interface. They delivered work that required little to no changes and indirectly guaranteed a solid increase in monthly leads for the client. Their punctuality, helpfulness, and high quality ensured a future collaboration.

    "World-class standard when it comes to delivery." – Head of Marketing, Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Woolworths
    Weylandts
    Pineapple Insurance
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Codener

    Codener is a software company based in London that was founded in 2016 and currently has more than 50 employees. They provide custom software, web, and e-commerce development solutions to clients ranging from startups to large companies in the fields of e-commerce, advertising, and business services.

    Notable Project

    Codener developed a website for an accounting agency. The client had an existing website, but it was outdated. Codener developed a new website that generated significantly more traffic.

    “They provide a full admin panel where we can manage our site by own.” - CEO, Accounting Agency

    Former clients
    JP Associates
    Ghazee Offal
    Olie
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Etch

    Etch is a network of agencies, consultancies, and experts headquartered in Southampton, England, with offices in London and Cape Town. Since 2012, their team of over 50 professionals has offered business consulting, product design, and UX/UI design solutions primarily for mid-market firms, working in various industries such as consumer products, financial services, and hospitality.

    Notable Project

    Etch provided web training services for a nonprofit using Google Design Sprints. The training was then used by the nonprofit to support engagement with parents in nursery schools. This has allowed the nonprofit to work more efficiently than before.

    "Their sprint methodology has enabled us to compress many weeks’ worth of work into a single week. Sprints allow us to receive and act on user feedback early in the development process, thereby ensuring we reach our beneficiaries with solutions that truly respond to their core needs and to do this in a cost-effective manner." - Head of Innovation, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    AA
    BBC
    British Airways
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    App Developer Studio

    App Developer Studio is an app development compant based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded in 2008, their team of 9 employees specializes in mobile app development and UI/UX design.

    Notable Project

    App Developer Studio developed multiple mobile apps for a publishing house. These interactive apps integrated videos, games, and recording capabilities. The apps have received positive reviews from customers. 

    “They have excellent customer service and make sure everyone is on the same page.” –Digital Product Manager, Publishing House

    Former clients
    Penguin Random House
    Huawei
    MTN
    Sasol
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    SIVOXI™

    SIVOXI™ is a design and development agency based in Johannesburg. Founded in 2016, their team of fewer than 10 employees serves enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as business services, advertising and marketing, and consumer products. Services include custom software development, UX/UI design, and IT strategy consulting.

    Notable Project

    SIVOXI™ provided web development services to a business advisory company. They built the .NET platform from the ground up. With a dedication to understanding their client’s business processes, the team delivered an excellent solution.


    “Getting a software developer to understand our legislative requirements and putting it into a platform that we were able to get what we needed out of was impressive.” — Divisional Manager, Business Advisory Company

    Former clients
    BEE-Connex
    Lank Chilled
    Prestige Adhesives
    Allied Paint Solutions
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Sand Dollar Design

    Sand Dollar Design is a design agency based in Pretoria, South Africa, and founded in 2016. With over 10 members, they provide UX/UI design, product design, and digital strategy solutions for clients in the fields of health care, business services, and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Sand Dollar Design developed a custom software solution for an ICT services firm. The firm needed to deliver an OTT platform for one of their US clients. The client was satisfied with the results.

    “I was blown away by the psychology that goes with understanding and anticipating user behavior.” - Senior Business Consultant, ICT Services Firm

    Former clients
    Heineken
    Life Healthcare
    My Blood Test
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Pretoria, South Africa
    4.6
    4.6
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    BlueMagnet

    BlueMagnet is a digital advertising agency that was founded in 2007. Headquartered in South Africa, the team of 15 works primarily in social media marketing, content marketing, and SEO for projects.

    Notable Project

    BlueMagnet worked with a manufacturing company to update their outdated website for a fresh, UX/UI friendly platform for consumers.They were able to migrate from an old website to a new one without losing any rankings for the client. Beyond that, the client tripled the keywords they were ranking on.

    “They made sure the project went well and the comfort you have knowing that everything is being handled.” – COO, Manufacturing Company

    Former clients
    African Pegmatite
    Elingo
    Softline VIP
    Angor properties
    Mobitainment
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Broadacres, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 11

    vinille

    vinille is a design agency based in Tallinn, Estonia with over 10 experts. Founded in 2019, they offer branding, business consulting, and product design solutions for mid-market and enterprise-level clients in the industries of financial services and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    vinille developed a mobile app for a business services company. The app was built to showcase the company’s vision and concept. The company is satisfied with the results.

    “Very effective and efficient.” - Account Director, Business Services Company

    Former clients
    Bang & Olufsen
    Bocktailed
    Chopard
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    PYCOGroup

    Founded in 2014, PYCOGroup is a development firm. Their team of around 370 employees is based in Brussels, with an additional office around the globe. They focus on custom software, web, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    PYCOGroup developed a mobile app for a travel services company. While the internal team was responsible for the database and API, the team handled the rest of the project. 

    "The team has been really efficient and helpful to build up and deliver the solution." – Program Director, Travel Services Company

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    American Express
    Volkswagen
    Coach
    Adobe
    Ansarada
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Thought Inc.

    Thought Inc. is a technology and development company headquartered in Woodmead, South Africa. They were founded in 2008, and have a team of less than 50 people who specialize in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development. 
     

    Notable Project

    Thought Inc. is providing mobile app development services for a research company. The client needed an app for their learning solutions platform; Thought Inc. is currently using PhoneGap and Ionic to develop the app. They are adding features to the app, and they continuously work closely with the client. The client is happy with the company’s work so far, and they are looking forward to the final product. 
     

    “Although it's taking longer than we anticipated, they're moving things forward nicely and paying close attention to our needs. We expect the app to launch shortly.” — Director, Research Company
     

    Former clients
    FNB
    Lenovo
    CHAI
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Woodmead, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    Bermont

    Bermont is a web development company based in Cape Town, South Africa. The company, founded in 2016, has a team of less than ten that provides e-commerce development, web development, web design, UX/UI design, custom software development, and SEO services to midmarket and other-sized companies an institutions in the e-commerce and other industries. 

    Notable Project

    A food company hired Bermont to provide branding, creative design, and web development services based on provided information briefs. The website was developed according to the company's specifications despite the limited budget. The designs of the packaging also received good feedback. 

    "They knew our brand and knew exactly what we needed." - Founder, Food Company

    Former clients
    KLûK CGDT
    Edgemead Primary School and High School
    Tiger Lilly
    Skip and Ogilvy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Lightstack

    Founded in 2012, Lightstack is a software development company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Their team of 2 employees specializes in mobile app development, web development, and custom software development for clients. 

    Notable Project

    Lightstack developed an iOS, Android, and Windows application for a legal verification company. Their team created a process map, outlining the design, coding, and testing of the apps. Registered users and usability have increased.

    “They were keen to not only execute on my designs but also to suggest more efficient or better alternatives for reaching our goal. I like to work with people whose expertise can come through. The skillsets of Lightstack's team were clearly there.” –CEO, Legal Verification Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    Specno

    Specno is a tech company based in Cape Town, South Africa, with an office in Paarl, Soutf Africa. The company, founded in 2018, has a team of more than ten that provides, among others, mobile app development, UX/UI design, and custom software development to various small and midmarket companies. 

    Notable Project

    A parcel delivery service hired Specno to streamline the service's mobile app by building wireframes and improving the designs to decrease the pain points. The internal team tested the new designs and found them to be more intuitive than the service's old app. 

    "The team managed to wireframe and prototype the system within just a months work." - CEO, parcel delivery service

    Former clients
    BDO
    Overberg Agri
    Talisman
    Sawex
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Intellinov Digital

    Intellinov Digital is a full-service digital agency headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded in 2018, their small team of five specializes in digital strategy, IT strategy consulting, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    Intellinov Digital created a website and digital marketing campaign for a construction company. They assisted with social media, SEO, and website maintenance. The construction company’s social media following increased, potentially leading to more clients.

    “We’ve also been able to improve our social media presence and our Instagram following has increased from zero to 500 people.”– Managing Director, Construction Company

    Former clients
    Sagehill Business Solutions
    Carol Kondon
    Smart Instinct
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place gauteng, South Africa
    4.3
    4.3
    3 Clutch reviews
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