March 2021

Top 9 Startups Branding Agencies

Your brand includes your company's name, logo, colors, fonts, mission, values, and more. The act of branding your business is a marketing practice that aims to distinguish your company from others. For example, most people who spend time online will recognize the red, yellow, green, and blue 'G' of Google.

Small and large business alike benefit from good branding because it's one factor in new customers becoming repeat customers. Think of it this way, if you buy a product and like it but can't remember where you bought it, how will you buy it again?

Investing in a branding agency is one way to ensure you tackle business branding strategically. A branding company helps you define your brand, put together guidelines, and communicate your brand message internally and externally.

That's why we've created this list of the best Startups digital branding companies for you to review. Read company descriptions, browse former clients, and explore notable projects to find the best fit for your business.

List of the Best Startups Branding Companies

  • 1

    Ruckus

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Companies of all sizes and in all industries need brand development services to excel. That’s why brands have turned to the New York-based Ruckus for branding expertise that takes the possibility of failure out of the equation. When a brand needs to increase brand awareness from an agency they know will deliver, they enlist the help of Ruckus.

    When one Ruckus client found themselves needing a better brand strategy, they came to Ruckus to help them improve brand capabilities. Ruckus delivered results that allowed their client to increase their business and do it at an affordable rate.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Branding
    • 40% Web Design
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    Crayola - Emmy Winner

    Crayola, one of America’s most iconic brands, continues to inspire young and old minds alike with its array of colorful products. Ruckus shot several Chef's Table style videos, which have garnered thousands of organic...
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    HSBC

    HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial institutions, wanted to expand its presence and awareness in the Northeast. Ruckus assisted in this endeavor by engaging customers on an original, personal level...
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    Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

    The Diocese needed to increase attendance at mass and appeal to a younger demographic in one of the most populous and diverse areas of the world - Brooklyn NY.  Ruckus was tasked with developing campaigns that would...
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    BMW

    For BMW, creating a comparable association with known personas is important for the brand to generate affinity with customers. In the Lehigh Valley, an Eagles region, there is no better association than the superhero...
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    La Visual

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Los Angeles, CA

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Civic Financial Services and RGR, La Visual empowers brands with creative branding techniques. Founded in 2005, this Los Angeles-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of La Visual’s experience is their branding work for LemonShark Poke, an upstart restaurant chain trying to establish itself. La Visual helped them target their audience of fans of poke style dining with a complete reevaluation of their branding. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for LemonShark.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Branding
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Content Marketing
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    OBSIDIAN LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS

    A UNIVERSE OF CONTROL A sophisticated lighting control brand identity with some sweet sci-fi flavor As one of the top providers of lighting solutions in the world, Elation Lighting has lit it up for the likes of...
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    Juma Branding and UX Design

    JumaFit is a treadmill studio designed to be welcoming to all—a commitment that the brand wanted to reflect in their branding and UX design. LA Visual provided a thorough branding and UX design strategy to help them...
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    Lemonshark Poke brand design

    BRAND IDENTITY WITH A BITE     A cheeky logo system for forward thinking fast-food dining    HEADING FOR OPEN WATERS    LemonShark Poké is a quick service franchise restaurant that serves delicious...
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    KEXINO

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Pfettisheim, France

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like DQT, but Kexino is a branding agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This US-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Kexino helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for HMS. Kexino helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Marketing Strategy
    • 25% Web Design
    • 25% Other
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    Business Services SaaS Site

    Brand development, positioning, web design, copywriting, SEO for enterprise content localization/translation services website.
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    eCommerce Video Production

    1 min introductory 'mood video' to explain brand values and positioning for an eCommerce business.
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    Shopify Site Design

    Branding, copyrighting, design, and SEO for a home furnishings business.
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    Sales Materials

    PowerPoint presentation design and copywriting.Exhibition booth designemail newsletter design and copywritingSales materials copywriting, design, and productionWebsite design, copywriting, CRO, and SEO
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    Crafted

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Clients like The New York Times, BMW, and Nike trust Crafted to create their brand identities, increase visibility, and drive interactions. A New York City-based digital design agency, they create websites and native apps for startups and fortune 100 brands.

    Revolt TV approached Crafted to overhaul their existing website and make it appealing to millennials. Crafted designed a responsive, user-generated, collaboration platform, featuring social tools that allow visitors to author news articles and express themselves while customizing their content consumption experience.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Design
    • 25% Branding
    • 10% Advertising
    • 35% Other
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    Revolt TV

    Sean “P Diddy” Combs and his team at Revolt TV approached Crafted with the challenge of overhauling their existing site with something more visually and conceptually appealing to today’s Millennials. A fully...
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    Brolik

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Philadelphia, PA

    Brolik specializes in offering growth strategies for clients through digital marketing and aims to understand their business models to offer the best solutions. They provide digital strategy, SEO services, and web design for small and mid-market firms in the fields of business services, consumer products, and education.

    One of Brolik’s projects involved working with Houwzer, a home selling company. Brolik needed help in improving their marketing effectiveness, and Brolik increased their home closings by 123% from 2016 to 2017.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Web Design
    • 40% Other
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    Houwzer - Website Design &...

    Houwzer came to Brolik to help tell their story and increase awareness in the Greater Philadelphia area. They wanted to improve their messaging and overall marketing effectiveness. Houwzer increased their home closings by...
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    MLS Players Association -...

    Major League Soccer Players Association wanted to create a stronger connection with its players. This required changing the perception of the organization with a rebrand, and bringing the new brand to life through a...
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    Rehab Financial Group - Flipping...

    Rehab Financial Group has relied on Brolik as a full-service digital marketing partner for the last 7 years, as it grew from a 2 person startup to a nationally recognized lender eclipsing $35MM in loans annually. One of...
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    Unique Indoor Comfort - Website...

    Unique Indoor Comfort engaged Brolik in 2016 to help them grow their presence in the Philadelphia region. Brolik launched an integrated marketing effort across both paid and organic channels and helped them improve their...
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    Isadora Agency

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Manhattan Beach, CA

    What do Garatner and Live Nation have in common? They’ve both turned to Isadora Agency for web design expertise. This California-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When News Corp launched a platform targeting their unique users, Isadora Agency analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Web Design
    • 35% Web Development
    • 10% Advertising
    • 20% Other
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    Isadora Agency - Digital...

    Top web design company & leader in digital transformations. Isadora Agency releases its first-ever animated brand video and highlights key core beliefs while inspiring audiences through its sophisticated web products...
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    KBB - UX Design System by Isadora...

    Kelley Blue Book approached our digital agency for a modern look and feel across several websites. Numerous web products lacked consistency, a central library, and a shared UX system. This popular car valuation brand...
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    UPLI - Mobile App UI Design

    The final mobile app product we designed for UPLI is something truly unique. The experience is also simple to use and to track finances much like you track your health. Our digital agency was tasked with the app UI...
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    Swan Speakers - Mobile UI/UX Design

    SWAN Speakers approached our digital agency with the goal of penetrating the USA market. The brand is well known in China, but had yet to build a powerful presence in the states. The new enterprise website we developed...
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    OAK'S LAB

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Oak’s Lab to bring their mobile app development needs to the next level. Based in Los Angeles, Oak’s Lab was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Oak’s Lab provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Other
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    Global Real Estate Exchange

    Plotify is transforming property investing, making it easy to invest in properties with cash-generating potential from wherever you are in the world. They approached us with a 'simple' brief, create an online real...
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    FlipRide

    FlipRide transforms the tedious vehicle transaction process between buyer and seller, into a seamless flow that can be completed from your living room. All done online without the need to spend hours at the DMV or bank.
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    West Tenth - A modern main street...

    Our team worked closely with the wonderful founders of W10th to design, manage and develop an extraordinary application that encourages women to turn their talents into a business, through an online main street. With a...
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    Sindro

    An online platform focused on simplicity and top-of-the-line UX. Sindro streamlines CRM, client engagement, operations, point of sale, and payments for boutique fitness studios. Sindro is built to be your new business...
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    Branded

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Tel Aviv, Israel

    This established mobile app development company counts major brands like Kula among their clients. Based in Israel, Branded brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Basicli creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Branded for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Branded delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
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    Kula

    An app that helps you find your perfect team.
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    Lanci

    Ambulance order app
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    Social app for challenges

    Get your dicount by posting a challenge
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    Righty

    Paycheck scanning app that detects errors.
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    Awesome NYC

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Awesome NYC is a start-up focused design agency that prides in being more hands-on than other companies. They are experts in branding and UX/UI design, with their branding focused on brand messaging, brand strategy, and naming.

     

    One of Awesome NYC’s projects was Eight, the first IoT-based bed that helps monitor the user’s deep sleep, temperature, and other vital statistics through an app. The app lets users know exactly what’s going on when they sleep.

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 50% Branding
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    Eight App

    Picked by Fast Company as one of the most innovative startups of 2018, Eight is the first IoT bed engineered to monitor deep sleep, heart rate, room temperature, and other factors that help determine if you wake up...
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