May 2022

Best Digital Design Agencies in Chicago

Digital design is visual communication that is presented through a digital interface. Specifically, digital design is graphic design that is meant to be viewed on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Any design that appears on a digital device qualifies as digital design. The benefits of hiring a digital design firm mostly come from having experts working specifically on digital products. Print designers may be good at producing magazine spreads, brochures, print advertisements, and book covers, but digital designers are able to provide their clients with web-optimized banner advertisements, infographics, and other website elements.

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

List of the Top Digital Designers in The Windy City

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Hilton, Solid Digital empowers brands with web design. Founded on design-first principles, this Chicago-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Solid Digital’s experience is their work for Embassy Suites, one of the world’s respected brands. Solid Digital helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 75% Web Design
    • 25% Digital Strategy
    LumenVox: Rebranding & Web Design

    LumenVox: Rebranding & Web Design

    LumenVox came to Solid Digital as a brand new client in 2021, looking for a way to elevate their brand and create a forward-thinking, future-minded website that could drive top-funnel leads and establish a strategic...
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    Hireology: Website Redesign

    Hireology: Website Redesign

    With a unique SaaS that put recruiting and hiring all in one platform, Hireology needed a new website to tell the story of their transition, with an extra emphasis on their product features.The goals Hireology set out to...
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    Therapeutic Associates: Website...

    Therapeutic Associates: Website...

    Therapeutic Associates was looking to redesign and redevelop its website to achieve an engaging user experience that was both easy to navigate and educational.
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    LivCor: Website Design &...

    LivCor: Website Design &...

    A premier multi-family real estate company in the United States, LivCor needed a strategic web design agency to redesign their website that will allow for a better content management system to would be easier to use and...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Usman Group is a boutique digital consultancy providing strategic guidance by applying the concepts of design thinking. They work with clients of all sizes across a wide range of industries.

    As an example, they partnered with the National Safety Council to design a website that educates U.S. drivers on how to use new and unfamiliar vehicle safety technologies. They designed an interactive experience that spanned multiple messaging points, interest levels, and age groups to provide a safer driving experience for all.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Web Design
    • 35% Digital Strategy
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    Custom Web Design for the...

    Custom Web Design for the...

    The National Safety Council engaged the Usman Group to create a stand-alone branded website that would provide information about the latest automotive safety features and provide answers to drivers' questions. The...
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    Intranet Design & Development for...

    Intranet Design & Development for...

    Priceline.com helps people get discounted rates for travel-related purchases such as airline tickets and hotel reservations. The challenge for Usman Group was to design a robust company intranet that was as engaging as...
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    Website & Digital Strategy for...

    Website & Digital Strategy for...

    Cressey & Company is one of the most experienced and successful healthcare-focused private equity firms in the country, but they were frustrated with their website. The main issue was their brand identity which was...
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    Shopping Center Digital Strategy...

    Shopping Center Digital Strategy...

    We have been working with Pine Tree Commercial Realty on a number of external communication projects touching on focused digital strategy, micro-sites, marketing automation, social media and tenant success programs.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Artversion counts Volvo among its key clients and has delivered branding results in a variety of industries. The result is that this Chicago-based firm has achieved widespread acclaim for their targeted branding work.

    One example of their branding success comes from a globally recognized brand that found itself in need of refreshed brand identity. Artversion helped them revitalize their existing strategy to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 25% Other
    TransUnion

    TransUnion

    Committed to providing access to opportunities that lead to a higher quality of services, TransUnion works to understand their customer’s risk, and evolving needs to create solutions that help companies innovate and...
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    UltraLube

    UltraLube

    Plews Edelmann came to ArtVersion with one challenge: to position UltraLube, it’s flagship brand of lubricants and oils as a market leader by utilizing simple, concise messaging and consumer resonance. User experience...
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    SRC Solutions

    SRC Solutions

    An web app platform serving school district’s nationwide requiring a strategic, streamlined and phased rollout that would not effect user-flows in every school’s administrative processes. As a premier enrollment and...
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    Treklytics

    Treklytics

    Led by a highly successful investment firm, Treklytics’s founders came to us with a big idea. Driven to see solutions others don’t and inspired to capitalize on opportunities others miss, their focused...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Codal has worked for renowned brands like Pepsi and United Airlines, but they haven’t lost their agile startup approach. This Chicago-based firm offers UX design and mobile app development – expertise backed by over 9 years experience.

    One example of Codal’s work is the Gift Guru web design, which features a streamlined interface for tracking and discovering the best gift ideas for a range of audiences. The site has since been used by millions of shoppers around the world.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Design
    • 30% E-Commerce Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Other
    Mark Bell Sling Shot

    Mark Bell Sling Shot

    For Mark Bell Sling Shot we launched a new eCommerce site built on Shopify Plus for a leading fitness equipment brand. In addition to custom development work, the project feature design contributions from both Chicago and...
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    Garrett Popcorn

    Garrett Popcorn

    A storied popcorn retailer, Garrett enlisted Codal to revamp its eCommerce presence. Migrating to the BigCommerce platform, Codal completely redesigned the site’s UX to accurately tell the Garrett story and provide a...
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    Charles Schwab

    Charles Schwab

    Our team redesigned Charles Schwab’s internal compliance web app to help the enterprise remain competitive in the rapidly digitizing financial sector. We conducted an in-depth combination of user interviews and surveys...
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    Peerless-AV

    Peerless-AV

    Peerless-AV tapped us to reinvigorate their audiovisual accessory eCommerce site with a brand new look on the Shopify Plus’ platform, adding powerful new functionality. We went to work after an intensive discovery phase...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Hyatt, Microsoft, and IBM all trust Fuzzy Math to deliver satisfying user experiences that embrace complexity and elevate creativity. Their Chicago based team works primarily with enterprise and midmarket clients in the healthcare and consumer products industries. 

    Interactive Health hired Fuzzy Math to create a new app for their service that would boost user satisfaction. Their team solved the problem by creating a mobile app that put behavioral economics at the center of the product and developed a framework that revolved around the member experience.

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Product Design
    Hyatt Hotels - Modular...

    Hyatt Hotels - Modular...

    Hyatt Hotels had twelve unique property brands, with over 700 properties between them. They needed a design system that allowed for every property website to be built from a common foundation while retaining a look and...
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    GE Healthcare - Flexible R & D...

    GE Healthcare - Flexible R & D...

    As one of GE Healthcare's select few UX partners, we evaluated over twenty existing enterprise applications and participated in the research & design of ten new applications over the course of twelve projects. Through...
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    SAP Fieldglass - Full-service...

    SAP Fieldglass - Full-service...

    Fuzzy Math worked with Fieldglass for over 4.5 years to advance their product through strategy and design. We utilized design research to help product teams move from reacting to feedback, to understanding root cause and...
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    Clarix - Embedded Device UI for...

    Clarix - Embedded Device UI for...

    Clarix is a medical device startup that was in the very early stages of bringing their first product to market: a kiosk that could provide fast 3D image scans from within the operating room. Their team knew the technology...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Dunbar Armored, Gulo empowers brands with UX and UI design. Founded on design-first principles, this Chicago-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Gulo’s experience is their work for The Side-Out Foundation, one of the world’s respected brands. Gulo helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 75% Web Design
    • 10% Conversion Optimization
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    • 5% Other
    DTC Website Redesign, Landing...

    DTC Website Redesign, Landing...

    up4® Probiotics is a new brand in the health supplement space. Their marketing team asked Gulo to be innovative and find a unique way to connect with customers.Their site now offers a personalized experience to users...
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    B2C Brand Awareness Website...

    B2C Brand Awareness Website...

    Midwestern Pet Foods largest and most popular brand–Earthborn Holistic® Pet Food–was in dire need of a web design refresh. It had been around 6-7 years since the website had a new look. The navigation was antiquated...
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    DTC Website Redesign and User...

    DTC Website Redesign and User...

    Holigos is a unique nutrition supplement created by a Danish biotechnology company. They’re passionate about their brand and dedicated to total well-being through improved digestive health.   Holigos requested help...
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    Non-Profit Website Redesign

    Non-Profit Website Redesign

    For over 81 years, AMA Chicago has been the most valued executive membership in the Windy City. As such, the new website needed stellar content and user-friendly navigation to meet the needs of local business leaders...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed 1Brand Design to bring their web design needs to the next level. Based in Chicago, 1Brand Design 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, 1Brand Design 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
    • 80% Web Design
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    Filo Mortgage

    Filo Mortgage

    www.FiloMortgage.com
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    Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors

    Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors

    https://www.4feldco.com/  
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    Ramjet Aviation

    Ramjet Aviation

    https://www.ramjetaviation.com/
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    Danley's Garages

    Danley's Garages

    https://www.danleys.com
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Mess Marketing to bring their video production needs to the next level. Based in Chicago, Mess Marketing 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, Mess Marketing 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
    • 40% Web Development
    • 30% Web Design
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Other
    Bailey Edward Brand Refresh & Web...

    Bailey Edward Brand Refresh & Web...

    Chicago architecture and engineering firm Bailey Edward came to Mess to refresh their existing brand and overhaul their website. Their goal was to stand out in a sea of neutral, cookie-cutter competitors, and make a bold...
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    Pixite Website Redesign

    Pixite Website Redesign

    Pixite, a mobile creative app company, came to Mess in search of a redesigned web experience that would better showcase their suite of (very cool) apps, show off the hours of tutorial content they’ve produced, and allow...
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    Sinai Health System Website...

    Sinai Health System Website...

    Sinai is a large community hospital system in Chicago serving under-resourced populations. Without a million-dollar budget, we needed to find ways to create high performing digital materials that looked like a million...
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    Chicago Humanities Festival...

    Chicago Humanities Festival...

    Occasionally a client comes across our radar that we simply have to have because we believe in them. Chicago Humanities Festival is one of those clients.  The Chicago Humanities Festival, after a re-branding, found its...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Flamingo Agency has provided search engine optimization work for clients like Unleashed Luxury Travel. Based in Chicago, Flamingo Agency brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

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

    SERVICES
    • 70% Web Design
    • 30% Web Development
    Lawyer Website Design

    Lawyer Website Design

    The team from Flamingo Agency developed a custom designed WordPress website emphasizing a professional yet modern look for a lawyer. The site features parallax effects and is highly optimized for on-page SEO. https://www...
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    Financial Services Website

    Financial Services Website

    Flamingo Agency designed a WordPress website for a firm from the financial sector. Website features an interactive map integration.
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    Website Design for New Restaurant

    Website Design for New Restaurant

    Flamingo Agency created a captivating website for a new restaurant from the Gold Coast in Chicago, IL.
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    Website for Physical Therapy

    Website for Physical Therapy

    Flamingo Agency created a WordPress website for a physical therapy clinic in Chicago. The site was developer with the most modern onpage SEO foundations to maximize the company's online exposure.
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Many enterprise clients count UnitOneNine as their dependable UX and UI design experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Chicago-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One UnitOneNine client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and UnitOneNine has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Web Design
    • 15% Product Design
    • 10% Other
    LaSalle Investment Management

    LaSalle Investment Management

    LaSalle operates in 17 countries and 24 offices worldwide. As an independent subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), one of the world's largest real estate companies, we have a presence in every region...
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    Ad Results Media

    Ad Results Media

    Ad Results Media was one of the first US-based agencies to combine the disciplines of influencer and audio advertising across podcasts, radio, streaming audio and YouTube. We are now one of the largest performance audio...
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    Cannuka

    Cannuka

    Cannuka is the first legitimately new idea in the beauty and health category in decades. It’s both modern and timeless; it combines some of the purest, most natural elements on Earth in a way that reflects the changing...
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    Chef Luciano restaurant rebrand

    Chef Luciano restaurant rebrand

    Family owned and operated since their founding in 1982, Chef Luciano Kitchen & Chicken proudly serves their unique blend of flavors from the American South, the Caribbean, Italy & India in a comfortable counter...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Velvetech, Comrade Web Agency empowers brands with search engine optimization. Founded on design-first principles, this Chicago-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Comrade Web Agency’s experience is their work for Boat.me, one of the world’s respected brands. Comrade Web Agency helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 65% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Web Design
    • 10% E-Commerce Development
    • 10% Other
    Digital Marketing for a Leading...

    Digital Marketing for a Leading...

    About this project: The company is a fast-growing commercial tent manufacturer and supplier with eCommerce operations selling to three primary audiences: event rental companies, businesses requiring tent...
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    SEO for a Nationwide Spice Seller

    SEO for a Nationwide Spice Seller

    About this project: The company is a large-scale e-commerce purveyor of herbs and spices. In addition to its online store, it has more than 30 physical retail locations across 15 states and its spices are used in more...
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    Web Design for Hi-Tech Fitness...

    Web Design for Hi-Tech Fitness...

    About this project: From treadmills to rowers, this gym equipment company offers a wide range of high-tech gym equipment for residental and commercial use for people experience premium workouts they'd expect at the...
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    eCommerce Web Design for Luxury...

    eCommerce Web Design for Luxury...

    About this project: Based in Brooklyn and featured in department stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, this company's beautiful products are designed for discerning consumers who have an eye for art and...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    SANDSTORM DESIGN counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Chicago-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted UX and UI design work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. SANDSTORM DESIGN helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 50% Web Development
    NOW Foods: Connecting brand &...

    NOW Foods: Connecting brand &...

    NOW Foods, a leading provider of natural products for more than 50 years, chose Sandstorm to revamp their brand strategy, web presence, e-commerce platform, and mobile experience. Sandstorm conducted extensive user...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With a passion for both strategy and design, UX 4Sight has provided UX and application testing work for clients like SeaWorld. Based in America, UX 4Sight brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Disney’s physical parks were looking to make an impact, UX 4Sight crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by UX 4Sight designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 100% UX/UI Design
    UX Best Practices Training Helps...

    UX Best Practices Training Helps...

    Case Study: https://ux4sight.chttps://ux4sight.com/case-study/ux-best-practices-training-helps-make-experiences-magical Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was seeking to train a group of its top Business Analysts and...
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    New Responsive Intranet Makes the...

    New Responsive Intranet Makes the...

    University of Chicago Case Study:https://ux4sight.com/case-study/new-responsive-intranet-makes-the-grade-for-mba-students   The University of Chicago Booth School of Business was facing significant difficulties with its...
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    Online UX Design Strategies Save...

    Online UX Design Strategies Save...

    AT&T Case Study: https://wwhttps://ux4sight.com/case-study/online-ux-design-strategies-save-on-support-costs     AT&T was experiencing frequent support requests from customers complaining about not being able to...
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    UX Overhaul of Online Ecosystem...

    UX Overhaul of Online Ecosystem...

    SeaWorld Case Study: https://ux4sight.com/case-study/ux-overhaul-of-online-ecosystem-to-streamline-sales SeaWorld’s sales were hurting. To counteract this, they decided to reduce resistance and increase satisfaction in...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    ePageCity counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Chicago-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted web design work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. ePageCity helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Web Design
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    Matanky Real Estate

    Matanky Real Estate

    ePageCity designers and developers were tasked with redesigning an outdated website for Chicago commercial realty brokers, Matanky Realty Group. Matanky’s dynamic homepage sets the tone with large-scale imagery and a...
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    pCarWise

    pCarWise

    Our professional web designers created pCarWise a dynamic and inviting site that provides a wealth of information for Porsche fans and owners. This flashy and informative website features searchable databases for car...
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    Milsoft Utility Solutions

    Milsoft Utility Solutions

    Our designers and developers took great care in redesigning a custom website for Milsoft Utility Solutions. As a premiere electrical utility provider, Milsoft needed a more concise and easy-to-navigate website to reflect...
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    Blue Vista Capital Management

    Blue Vista Capital Management

    ePageCity’s web design team were tasked with creating investment management firm, Blue Vista a custom website that speaks to their client-base with ease and simplicity. Blue Vista makes a great first impression with a...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Chromatic is made up of a team of devs, designers, and strategists that have offered their expertise to clients since their founding in 2006. They are experts in web development, web design, and UX/UI design for clients that range from small startups to enterprises and everything in between.

    As an example of their work, Chromatic partnered with TheaterMania’s Gold Club. The company’s platform was out of date, and Chromatic provided the services needed to keep their services compelling and relevant.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Web Development
    • 40% Web Design
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    Integrated Accessibility...

    Integrated Accessibility...

    Maui Jim’s web properties and component libraries were updated to meet W3C standards. Chromatic provided leadership for the engineering team in refactoring components and pages to meet these standards. We collaborated...
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    Chromatic Perspectives – Outside...

    Chromatic Perspectives – Outside...

    The story of Chromatic's successful two year collaboration with Outside Magazine. It began with a small redesign project on outsideonline.com but has since grown into a true digital partnership.
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    American Hospital Association –...

    American Hospital Association –...

    Chromatic built AHA a flexible, streamlined Enterprise Drupal Platform into which we migrated over a dozen of their digital properties. With laser focus on optimal performance and usability, we designed and developed each...
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    Increasing Readership and...

    Increasing Readership and...

    Outside Online, the digital presence for the popular Outside magazine, was looking to provide a more unique user experience for their most popular section of the site, the Gear Channel. Rebuilding the architecture of...
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