August 2021

Best Design Agencies in New York City

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Hiring the right design agency can help a business succeed. The biggest benefits strong design provides businesses include increasing the value of your business, having more aesthetically pleasing business materials, maintaining a brand image that is consistent, recognizable, and reliable, attracting the right audience, and accessing strong project management.

The cost of a design firm depends on the type of design being performed. In general, businesses should expect to pay between $150 and $500 as a start for any design service.

We compiled and vetted a list of design agency in New York City to help you find a design companies. Each company has a portfolio of work and is ranked based on client reviews, market leadership, and work experience. Hire the design companies that aligns with your business goals, project management style, budget, and timeline.

List of the Top Design Companies in NYC

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    noformat is a New York-based strategic design agency that solves problems for their clients by developing out-of-the-box solutions. They are experts in web design, UX/UI design, and web development for small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising, arts, and business services.

    One of noformat’s projects involved working with Heineken, an international brewery. noformat provided various web solutions for the company, including web design and development, as well as an information architecture solution.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Web Design
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 50% Other
    Heineken New Star Bottle

    Heineken New Star Bottle

    INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE WEB DESIGN WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT Heineken Arrival is a content platform that was built in partnership with UrbanDaddy to promote the global launch of Heineken’s Star Bottle. The new bottle was...
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    Coca-Cola Happy Moves

    Coca-Cola Happy Moves

    ACTIVATION SWEEPSTAKES BRAND GUIDELINES BRANDING CONTENT STRATEGY CONTEST STYLE GUIDE CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT IOS APP TAGLINE CREATION UX / UI VIDEO PRODUCTION     We partnered up with Coca-Cola to gamify and...
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    Grand Marnier website

    Grand Marnier website

    CONTENT STRATEGY INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE VIDEO EDITING WEB DESIGN WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT   Grand Marnier wanted to update their website to a sleek, sophisticated experience that matched the rich tradition and legacy of the...
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    Capital One Spark

    Capital One Spark

    BRANDING UX / UI WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT Capital One wanted to build a site that would allow it to offer an array of targeted resources to small business owners, in an easy-to-navigate format. Given the complexity of their...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Fueled creates valuable and profitable apps for clients of all sizes, receiving notable recognition for their work from Creative Review and Digiday. The design and development agency specializes in projects within the arts, entertainment, and consumer products industries.

    Afterlight already had an iOS app but approached Fueled to design an Android version that included all of the same functionalities. The photo-editing app features an accessible interface that allows users to enhance images through various filters, textures, and frames. Since launching, it has garnered over 20,000 users.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Blockchain
    • 20% Other
    MGM Resorts International

    MGM Resorts International

    The official app from MGM Resorts is your personal concierge – it lets you get to your room faster, unlock your room door with Digital Key, make & manage hotel, dining, and show reservations, and find the nearest...
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    Rite Aid Pharmacy

    Rite Aid Pharmacy

    Manage all of your pharmacy prescriptions, browse and shop the Rite Aid Online Store, find product savings and coupons, and manage your wellness+ rewards account anywhere or anytime from your iPhone or iPad with the...
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    Crunchbase

    Crunchbase

    With over 31 million users, Crunchbase is the world's most relied upon business information platform. Crunchbase's mobile app is the fastest way to find what you need to know and will quickly become an indispensable part...
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    Verizon

    Verizon

    Verizon asked Fueled to create an innovative in-store mobile experience that enables customers to digitally interact with products and discover exclusive mobile content as they explore the store and pass through...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Kleeen Studio has provided UX and UI design work for clients like Mist-Juniper Systems. Based in California, Kleeen Studio brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Cumulus Networks was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Kleeen Studio crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Kleeen Studio designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Graphic Design
    • 30% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Cumulus Networks

    Cumulus Networks

    PROJECT: NetQ was already a highly-scalable modern network operations toolset that provided visibility and troubleshooting into networks in real-time. When we came aboard, we set out to address the needs of a broader...
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    Teridion

    Teridion

    PROJECT: We worked with Teridion to design and build their first product with a UI. We did this by designing a high-level information architecture and general monitoring-style dashboard that tracked specific data which...
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    Aruba Introspect

    Aruba Introspect

    PROJECT: We designed the architecture, UX flow, navigation, data visualization, and design language for Aruba’s Introspect product. Through the use of auditing, user research, investigating the root cause of defined...
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    Aruba Website

    Aruba Website

    PROJECT: With the primary goal of creating a unified language and design framework, we worked alongside the wireless networking leader’s marketing and product teams to design a modular, scalable website. Flexible...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Morristown, NJ

    eDesign Interactive has provided web design solutions for huge names like Welch’s as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Bulgaria based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Frost King needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to eDesign Interactive. eDesign Interactive completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Design
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Other
    Reimagining the Future with a...

    Reimagining the Future with a...

    About the Client  Blockchains develops software solutions that are preparing the world for the next phase of the internet’s evolution—Web 3.0. This groundbreaking company is on a mission to reimagine and build the...
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    Finch: Bringing a New FinTech...

    Finch: Bringing a New FinTech...

    About the Client Finch is a one-of-a-kind financial product and mobile app that combines the flexibility of a checking account with the benefits of an investing account. It puts the customer’s money to work by...
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    SundaySky: Communicating the...

    SundaySky: Communicating the...

    About the Client SundaySky is transforming Customer Experience (CX) engagement for Fortune 500 B2C brands, enabling them to deliver video-powered experiences at critical moments along the customer journey. Their...
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    Sun-Maid Chocolate Raisins:...

    Sun-Maid Chocolate Raisins:...

    About the Client Since 1912, Sun-Maid has provided premium quality raisins and dried fruits from the farms of California to people across the world. It’s become one of America’s most iconic brands, thanks to a...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    Humbleteam is a digital product design agency based in Prague, Czech Republic. The team of 40+ designers helps startups and enterprises create digital products that are loved by investors and users.

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Product Design
    • 25% Web Design
    NASA

    NASA

    Product Design · UI/UX Space is everywhere. Except on the International Space Station, that is. We worked with NASA’s engineers to design a storage and resource optimization system with the goal to fit as...
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    Musi

    Musi

    Product Design  Musi is a free music streaming app for iOS and Android that pulls content directly from YouTube, offering users a huge collection of songs and unofficial remixes, mash-ups, covers, not available on...
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    Royal Caribbean

    Royal Caribbean

    Product Design  When one of the world’s biggest cruise companies asked us to redesign a part of their app we saw it as an opportunity to make millions of their passengers a little bit happier. Over the last...
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    Erste Bank

    Erste Bank

    Product Design  We helped one Europe’s largest and oldest financial services providers completely redesign their transaction verification app. Given the broad spectrum of users and the importance of transaction...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Citigroup and Rooftop Films, OrangeYouGlad empowers brands with creative branding techniques. Founded in 2002, this Brooklyn-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of OrangeYouGlad’s experience is their branding work for Sesame Workshop, one of the world’s most respected educational platforms. OrangeYouGlad helped them target their audience of parents and educators with a complete reevaluation of their branding. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for Sesame Workshop.

    SERVICES
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Logo
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Other
    Property Rights and Pipeline Center

    Property Rights and Pipeline Center

    Branding and site design for Property Rights and Pipeline Center. See our full case study in our portfolio. 
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    Wonder by R.J. Palacio website

    Wonder by R.J. Palacio website

    Website design and development (and custom illustration) for R.J. Palacios book Wonder. Full project description in our portfolio. 
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    Priceline Group Website

    Priceline Group Website

    Corporate site design for Priceline Group. See full case study. 
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    Bialek Environments

    Bialek Environments

    Site UX/UI for Bialek Environments. Awwwards Honorable Mention. See full case study. 
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Perpetual clients include Reuters, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to UX and UI design for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Perpetual was founded on forward-thinking principles in New York City.

    When MIT needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Perpetual. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% Web Design
    • 25% Other
    Biproxi Commercial Real Estate...

    Biproxi Commercial Real Estate...

    End to end product design, full-stack development, launch and operations for biproxi, a full-service online real estate platform. www.biproxi.com 
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    Teach for India Teacher Training...

    Teach for India Teacher Training...

    https://www.perpetualny.com/teach-for-india-case-study.html
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    'Youtube for Traders' video...

    'Youtube for Traders' video...

    https://www.perpetualny.com/reuters-insider-video-portal.html
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    With over 400 completed applications, ArcTouch is praised for their ability to deliver practical and captivating software-based experiences. The team focuses largely on mobile app development for large enterprises within the media, entertainment, and consumer products industries.

    In an engagement with Travelocity, ArcTouch built an iPad app to help the vacation agency surpass their competition with a forward-thinking UX design. With a clear operative flow, users can book accommodations, manage travel details, and receive alerts with just a few taps.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% Other
    Portfolio Video

    Portfolio Video

    Since 2009, we've helped hundreds of companies forge meaningful connections with their customers through exceptional apps and other digital experiences. While other app developers try to just build a "minimum viable...
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    Hawaiian Airlines

    Hawaiian Airlines

    ArcTouch helped Hawaiian Airlines enhance their guest experience through a new mobile app, kiosk and web site. Highlights: UX/UI design User testing App development Web site development Kiosk development IFE (Inflight...
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    3M

    3M

    ArcTouch helped 3M create a Bluetooth-connected smart air filter for people to manage their indoor air quality. Highlights: UX/UI design App development Web site development Alexa skill development BLE...
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    Audi

    Audi

    ArcTouch helped Audi create multiple app and web-based experiences for their customers and employees. Highlights: UX/UI design App development Web site development Back-end services development VIN scanning and...
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  • 9
    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
    Crayola - Emmy Winner

    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

    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

    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

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

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Harrys, but Prime Studio is a product design agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This New York City-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

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

    SERVICES
    • 40% Product Design
    • 35% Packaging Design
    • 25% Branding
    Overview

    Overview

    A short film that LinkedIn made about the Prime Studio design process.
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    Harry's

    Harry's

    Prime Studio created the product & packaging design and served as manufacturing liaison for the launch of Harry's, a now-iconic brand that has completely upended the shaving industry.
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    Squish

    Squish

    Prime Studio provided brand creation and Product & Packaging design for Squish housewares, helping them highlight what made them so unique and reach more customer than ever before.
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    Welly

    Welly

    Packaging design and manufacturing liaison.
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    With a client roster that includes Capital Bank and Walmart, Momentum Design Lab is regarded as a top experience design firm. They specialize in UI and UX design for enterprise and mid-market clients in the financial and business service industries. 

    Momentum Design Lab partnered with GoLance to create the design of their online freelance marketplace. Their solution made both the website and the application more user-friendly by optimizing the whole system for the needs of employers and employees like tracking hours and getting paid. 

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    Reel 2020

    Reel 2020

    Momentum Product Design Reel - 2020
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    COST MANAGEMENT FOR CLOUD...

    COST MANAGEMENT FOR CLOUD...

    We worked with a large SaaS cloud management platform (CMP) company that provided cost and resource performance in multi-cloud environments. The main challenges they faced were anomalies and usability issues in the...
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    BLOCKCHAIN BASED ON-DEMAND...

    BLOCKCHAIN BASED ON-DEMAND...

    Our client had a mission to help the independent movie makers break free from the traditional studio model. They are building a distribution platform that doubles as a new marketing vehicule. The core vision revolves...
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    DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT REDEFINED

    DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT REDEFINED

    The challenge presented to Momentum was to create a seamless and intuitive flow for the user throughout their new beta global creative supply chain product. To quickly grasp the intricacies of the workstreams, displaying...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Thoughtbot design and develop solutions to solve problems for clients like Postmates, Yammer, and Iora Health. Their service line includes mobile app development, web development, and interface design for mid and small-sized clients across industries. 

    Bark, a startup that delivers toys and treats to pet owners, hired thoughtbot to launch a business-critical subscription product in time for the holiday season. The thoughtbot team worked quickly to rewrite the checkout flow to accommodate the new subscription option.  

    SERVICES
    • 45% Web Development
    • 35% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    Exploring and developing a new...

    Exploring and developing a new...

    When Teikametrics reached out for help with their platform, thoughtbot initially built out a rapid MVP using Ruby on Rails. As customers started getting accepted into the system, it became clear that more firepower was...
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    Building a secure, compliant...

    Building a secure, compliant...

    PathCheck is an organization founded out of MIT, that coordinates and empowers a global community of organizations, researchers, health officials, and volunteers. The focus of the PathCheck organization is building open...
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    Rapid validation of a therapist...

    Rapid validation of a therapist...

    Health Match 360 had a pre-revenue and bootstrapped first-iteration MVP and needed guidance in design and product direction. thoughtbot ran a design sprint for Health Match 360 in order to test the assumptions that were...
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    Integrating a Content Management...

    Integrating a Content Management...

    DigitalOcean hired thoughtbot in a period of rapid expansion. The company website needed fast updates, but the marketing team was feeling blocked. thoughtbot suggested integrating a Content Management System (CMS) with...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Blue Label Labs works with industry leaders like iHeart Media and Bloomberg News to concept, develop, and launch mobile apps. Their team mainly focuses on mobile app development, product design, and web development for mid-sized and enterprise clients.

    The El Dorado Airport in Bogota, Colombia hired Blue Label Labs to finish an app on a tight, eight-week timeline. Blue Label Labs worked quickly and efficiently, turning around a suite of apps that help flyers navigate the airport, track flights, and communicate with a live customer support team.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Mobile App Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Cover Page

    Cover Page

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    Overview

    Overview

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    Start-Ups

    Start-Ups

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    Enterprises

    Enterprises

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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    A small but passionate team of web designers, Adchitects designs and develops websites using its proven and novel project methodology. They build responsive websites mainly for small and mid-sized clients.

    For example, they created a fresh, modern website for Ground Labs. Using their project methodology, they first carried out a rebranding exercise to arrive at an updated branding for the data security company. Based on the new branding, they designed a website that showcases the data security company as a premium brand.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Web Design
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    366 Concept – eCommerce Design &...

    366 Concept – eCommerce Design &...

    Scope: eCommerce UI & UX Design, eCommerce Development Classy furniture store needed a classy website. We helped bring the icons of mid-century design to modern homes with custom-built eCommerce. Check it live:...
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    Victoria App – iOS App UI/UX

    Victoria App – iOS App UI/UX

    Scope: Mobile App UI & UX Design UI and UX design for an app connecting out of the box thinkers through their taste in art, music, culture and powerful conversations. Check it live: https://apps.apple...
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    SBG Funding – Branding, Web App...

    SBG Funding – Branding, Web App...

    Scope: Branding, UI & UX Web App Design, Web App Development Together with SBG Funding we've embarked on a mission to refresh their branding and translate it into the website equipped with a frictionless application...
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    Huddly – Web Design & Development

    Huddly – Web Design & Development

    Scope: UI & UX Website Design, Website Development New customer support site for Huddly: company specializing in smart videoconferencing cameras. With functional UX and UI and tech tweaks to gather more information...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Amazon, L+R

    empowers brands with mobile app development. Founded on design-first principles, this Brooklyn-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of L+R’s experience is their work for Louis Vuitton, one of the world’s respected fashion brands. L+R helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their mobile app. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them.

    SERVICES
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Branding
    • 20% Business Consulting
    • 30% Other
    Louis Vuitton VR Event Platform

    Louis Vuitton VR Event Platform

    Immersive, personalized VR experience content management system for luxury retail.
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    Vela®

    Vela®

    An international manufacturer introduces transformational, environmental offering with brand strategy and digital presence.
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    Amazon Web Services Firecracker

    Amazon Web Services Firecracker

    Brand identity design for a transformational open source technology and community tool.
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    First Alert Onelink Connect

    First Alert Onelink Connect

    Seamless digital experience for the leader in home safety & security and the next generation of the connected home.IoTConnected HomeAmazon Alexa
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