October 2021

Best Digital Design Agencies in Portland

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 Portland 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 Rose City

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    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
    • 65% Web Design
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Web Development
    • 15% Other
    Panopta: New Website

    Panopta: New Website

    A new website to provide a more focused user experience for potential buyers.  Panopta is now owned by Fortinet.
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    St Charles Trading Website

    St Charles Trading Website

    Through our process, we developed a strategy to focus the content and messaging of the St Charles website for a younger demographic.  The principles of the organization felt that their buyers (or the team of buyers) were...
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    IMO: Website Design & Development

    IMO: Website Design & Development

    Solid Digital, LLC was approached by Intelligent Medical Objects to develop and design a healthcare platform where patients and doctors could easily access medical data. Solid Digital also selected a new domain and...
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    OwlTing UI/UX Design for Website...

    OwlTing UI/UX Design for Website...

    OwlTing approached Solid Digital to develop UI/UX Design for the blockchain streamlining platform. Working on a tight timeline, Solid Digital focused on a dashboard design, allowing companies to easily navigate between...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    EMERGE guarantees high-value digital experiences for their dedicated clientele, which includes big names like The Home Depot and Nike. The agency works with primarily large businesses in the consumer products and financial services industry.

    In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, EMERGE built a comprehensive web platform and mobile application that features profiles of the top technology experts from around the globe. The profiles list the experts’ past experiences, which allows a company to define which partner works best for any project.

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Product Design
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare...

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare...

    Everyday in the United States, someone is faced with the task of planning for their healthcare needs later in life or helping a loved one make these decisions. The overwhelming process often causes stress and confusion...
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    Wacom Product Launch Website...

    Wacom Product Launch Website...

    For more than 30 years, Wacom’s products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and product designs. They have also played a significant role...
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    Aruba Customer Experience Center...

    Aruba Customer Experience Center...

    To demonstrate their innovative networking solutions in their new Customer Experience Center part of their brand new all wireless, LEED certified headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard...
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    Nike, Inc. Corporate Responsibility

    Nike, Inc. Corporate Responsibility

    Working with Nike gave us the opportunity to create a game-changing experience that took Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting to a whole new level. We did this by creating responsive desktop, tablet, and...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Offering website and design services, Illusio helps purpose-driven organizations enhance their brand, and inspire and engage their audiences. They offer digital and print solutions, working mainly with nonprofit and socially responsible businesses.

    As an example, they created a new responsive website for Free Wheelchair Mission. The new website effectively communicates the nonprofit’s mission and includes Classy, Salesforce, and Paradot integrations, allowing the marketing team to build custom pages so visitors can find the relevant information to make donations, send Tribute Cards and eCards.

    SERVICES
    • 85% Web Design
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 5% Logo
    Giving the gift of mobility

    Giving the gift of mobility

    Free Wheelchair Mission is a nonprofit driven by a higher purpose, providing free wheelchairs to people in developing nations. Problem The organization's old website was difficult to manage, limiting marketing options...
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    Do something great

    Do something great

    We joined forces with Chee Studio to create a fresh, new site for Travel Southern Oregon. With epic photography, their new website inspires visitors to explore and escape to new destinations. Wild rivers in Rogue Valley...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Oregon City, OR

    This established UX and UI design company counts major brands like Xerox among their clients. Based in Oregon, UpliftCX brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 100% UX/UI Design
    S3 Customer Portal

    S3 Customer Portal

    A design concept for S3’s customer portal. Customers love it because it’s incredibly easy to see statistics of their network. The client loves it because of how easy it is to communicate with customers and the reduced...
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    Weather App

    Weather App

    A design concept for a modern weather app. I mixed fun 3d elements with realism to create a more playful and enjoyable weather app experience.  
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    mioPod Mobile App

    mioPod Mobile App

    CX design concept for mioPod mobile app store.  
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    GoFar Auto Insurance App

    GoFar Auto Insurance App

    A design concept for GoFar’s mobile auto insurance app. Customers love it because it’s now fun & quick to get a quote. The client loves it because of how intuitive it is for customers, the playfulness of it, and...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    What do The New York Yankees and KingPins Bowling have in common? They’ve both turned to Watson Creative for branding expertise. This Portland-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Kaiser Permanente launched a platform targeting their unique users, Watson Creative 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
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 12% Web Design
    • 48% Other
    New York Yankees

    New York Yankees

    When the New York Yankees, a storied team with a storied brand, needed a strategy to deepen and expand their already impressive fanbase, they turned to Watson Creative and our subsidiary Motiv8. This combination allowed...
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    Chown Hardware

    Chown Hardware

    How do you rebrand a 140 year old family business? Carefully. We approached this project with a clear vision and one priority: don’t mess it up. The Chown family has been around since Portland was an upstart new city...
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    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    WCSO came to Watson at a critical junction in time when over half of its force was at or near the age of retirement. This meant that recruitment was crucial to the continued expansion of the force serving Washington...
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    Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente

    As Kaiser Permanente expands its dental division into the largest dental service in the nation, they’ve partnered up with Watson Creative to solidify their brand strategy and content creation. Together we’ve created...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    This established web development company counts major brands like Dakine among their clients. Based in Portland, DAYLIGHT STUDIO brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 40% Other
    Visit McMinnville

    Visit McMinnville

    Visit McMinnville came to Daylight looking to give website visitors a better way to explore everything that the Willamette Valley and this historic city have to offer. The result is an inspiring digital experience...
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    Evanta

    Evanta

    After exhausting what was possible by modifying third party learning management systems, Evanta approached Daylight to create a highly customized platform for their Professional Develop Academy that bridged the gap...
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    Rogue Waste, Inc.

    Rogue Waste, Inc.

    Rogue Waste prizes their innovative, customer-centric approach—but their outdated website didn’t reflect those values. In Daylight, they found a strategic partner to elevate their brand, improve their operations, and...
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    Torres Course

    Torres Course

    Ste. Michelle Wine Estates came to Daylight looking for a new online learning course for the Torres wine family of brands. They challenged Daylight to develop a new type of course experience that is more engaging...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Thrive Internet Marketing Agency was built from the philosophy that a great online marketing strategy can help brands outshine their competitors. This belief drives their primary service line of SEO, PPC, and social media strategy for their roster of small business clients.

    Recently the design team at Thrive was hired by direct private lender Longhorn Investments to design a responsive website able to function on both desktop and mobile devices. They came up with a strategy centered around SEO optimized pages, conversions, and pleasing aesthetics that drove a 96% increase in online leads.

     

    SERVICES
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Other
    Quick Roofing Client Testimonial

    Quick Roofing Client Testimonial

    We deliver massive & sustainable sales growth for your roofing or home renovation company. Learn more: https://thriveagency.com/
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    Daryl Flood Client Testimonial

    Daryl Flood Client Testimonial

    We deliver massive & sustainable sales growth for your relocation and logistics company. Learn more: https://thriveagency.com/
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    The Academy Client Testimonial

    The Academy Client Testimonial

    We deliver massive & sustainable sales growth for your relocation and logistics company. Learn more: https://thriveagency.com/
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    SEO & Digital Marketing For Wood...

    SEO & Digital Marketing For Wood...

    Thrive helps manufacturers attract & convert more leads online for 1 monthly price. We deliver massive & sustainable sales growth for your manufacturing business.
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    This established e-commerce development company counts major brands like UnParallel Sports among their clients. Based in Portland, Stellaractive brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 40% E-Commerce Development
    • 40% Web Design
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 10% Other
    Northstar Glassworks

    Northstar Glassworks

    The world is filled with outrageously creative glass artists, and Northstar Glasswork’s new website is now positioned to serve them all. Northstar Glassworks, located in Portland, Oregon, is an industry-leading...
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    Reach Partners

    Reach Partners

    Reach Partners needed a bold corporate site that could speak to high level executives about their services in a simple way without getting text-heavy. A mixture of icons, carefully selected stock images, motion graphics...
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    Hardwood Decking Supply

    Hardwood Decking Supply

    Hardwood Decking provides affordable mill direct Brazilian and Asian hardwood to meet a wide variety of decking needs. The company wanted a new fully responsive website with the capacity to aggressively grow its product...
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    Waterfront Construction

    Waterfront Construction

    Waterfront Construction wanted to build brand and company awareness, generate sales leads, improve sales support and provide a positive user experience. A redesigned website would be a powerful marketing tool to attract...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Lake Oswego, OR

    This established app development company counts major brands like Cengage Learning and Apollo Global among their clients. Based in Portland, SingleMind brings a bright and impactful approach to each branding project they take on.

    Hosmer Chiropractic provides chiropractic services for patients around the world. They turned to SingleMind for a focused mobile application that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. SingleMind delivered with highly modern and striking mobile design focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Other
    Permit Book

    Permit Book

    Glostone Trucking Solutions reached out to the SingleMind team with the goal of transforming their paper-heavy documentation hand-off processes into a streamlined digital process. Glostone’s previous processes involved...
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    Smart Doorbell

    Smart Doorbell

    With the mission to produce an open-source platform that could be leveraged by the programming community, SingleMind set out to build a new facial recognition programming kit for application across a range of security...
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    Grafo

    Grafo

    Capsenta’s team approached Singlemind with an innovative idea to build an application that would not only allow users to visually build, share, and navigate ontologies (data expressed in a visual format) but also to...
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    KPScholar

    KPScholar

    The Kaiser School of Allied Health Sciences (KPSAHS) is a long-time client of SingleMind and is focused on enriching its employees' work experiences by providing education and training that helps them to be more effective...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Iris counts impressive brands like Westcon-Comstor among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Portland-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted web development work.

    One example of their web development success comes from ThreatTrack, a securities brand. Iris helped them revitalize their web presence to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Web Design
    • 25% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 38% Other
    SugarStreet Bakery + Bistro

    SugarStreet Bakery + Bistro

    By utilizing beautiful photography and creating an intuitive, modern experience, we were able to help the client reach their business goals: increasing revenue from cake and cupcake sales, and growing their...
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    Confluent: Website Design

    Confluent: Website Design

    In combining our efforts with the content experts at Conveyor, and the strategic development team at Modern Interface - we were able to provide Confluent Strategies with an updated web experience. By focusing on...
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    Vibrant Village Foundation

    Vibrant Village Foundation

    Much of what Vibrant Village Foundation's old website content and aesthetics were very inspirational but lacked a realistic portrayal of what the foundation was actually doing. We conveyed honesty about their mission by...
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    Paramount Salon

    Paramount Salon

    Paramount’s old website was dark, with a heavy emphasis on black-and-white design and few examples of their stellar work. So we took it upon ourselves to give them a light, bright and beautiful makeover that put their...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Intuitive Digital clients include Pioneer Pacific College, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to digital marketing for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Intuitive Digital was founded on forward-thinking principles in Portland.

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

    SERVICES
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 40% Other
    Paid Media Increases Website...

    Paid Media Increases Website...

    Oregon Trail Recovery (OTR) reached out to Intuitive Digital with the goal of establishing a consistent stream of leads, while also increasing phone calls and form inquiries. The Paid Media team got hard to work assessing...
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    Organizing GoogleAds to Increase...

    Organizing GoogleAds to Increase...

    Our strategy with HeatMasterss was to build out tactical campaigns at each stage of the conversion funnel. This included awareness, consideration and conversion campaigns across a diversity of platforms. We organized...
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    SEO growth and organic conversions

    SEO growth and organic conversions

    When Intuitive first began working with Tour DeVine, their website had been hacked, improperly fixed, and ready for a revamp.  What started as a technical SEO project turned into a new website. Intuitive and Tour DeVine...
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    PPC for Student Recruitment for...

    PPC for Student Recruitment for...

    SOJC Portland and Eugene have a limited budget and very specific (but different) audiences they're trying to reach to generate qualified leads to fill their classes. We worked closely with them to create clear potential...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Beaverton, OR

    Based in Beaverton, Oregon, Duro compagnie has provided local and international businesses like Microsoft and HP with creative services since 2001. They are experts in video production, graphic design, and branding, aimed at mid-market firms in the fields of advertising and media.

    As an example of their work, Duro compagnie created a 2-minute opening video for Atomic D for their keynote presentation during the 2018 Automotiv Elektronik Conference held in Germany.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Video Production
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Other
    Duro demo reel

    Duro demo reel

    2019 Duro reel comprises of work done between 2017 - 2019. Hope you enjoy it.
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    Harman Kardon opening video

    Harman Kardon opening video

    Atomic D, San Francisco turned to Duro for help in developing a 2 minute opening video for a keynote presentation at the 2018 Automotiv Elektronik Conference in Germany. The video aim to capture the essence of harnessing...
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    Kensington Hybrid Solutions

    Kensington Hybrid Solutions

    Duro produced a promotional video for Kensington that highlights a hybrid solutions functionality from several products line up.
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    BCG Immersion Center explainer...

    BCG Immersion Center explainer...

    Duro was hired by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) via Toptal platform to produce an explainer video for their immersion center program. The video serves as an internal marketing tool to inform BCG's employees about how the...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    This established branding company counts major brands like Charles Schwab among their clients. Based in Portland, Jute Creative brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Content Marketing
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 40% Other
    Brand Identity + App Design / Tax...

    Brand Identity + App Design / Tax...

    In a cluttered landscape, TaxDay asked us to help them stand out and attract a niche client for their specialized tax tracking app. Working with CEO Jonathan Mariner, we identified target audiences and developed unique...
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    Marketing Strategy + Execution /...

    Marketing Strategy + Execution /...

    This worldwide event marketing and meeting management firm brought us in to concept and execute targeted marketing campaigns as part of an overall strategy. We worked with AMI’s executive team to understand the needs...
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    Brand Identity + Content Strategy...

    Brand Identity + Content Strategy...

    Jute partnered with OHSU's Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) to develop brand messaging and updated visual identity, web and social strategies, and two new websites. We’re grateful to be doing...
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    Infographic Design / Financial...

    Infographic Design / Financial...

    As a trusted planning partner for thousands of financial advisory firms, Schwab Advisor Services is always looking well beyond today. That’s why they engaged us to help them research, write, and design an infographic...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Oregon City, OR

    Jolly Good Media take every project as an opportunity to grow their clients business for long-term success. Their client roster is made up mainly of small to mid-sized businesses in industries like business services, legal, and finance.


    A recent example of their work was developing the website for event venue The John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center. Setting out to create a product as elegant as the location itself, their team used video, imagery, and a mobile-first approach to highlight everything the venue has to offer.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Design
    • 25% Video Production
    • 15% Content Marketing
    • 20% Other
    Veterinary Care Website,...

    Veterinary Care Website,...

    Website design & build including custom database and data visualization map for the Veterniary Virtual Care Association. 
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    Downtown Oregon City Event...

    Downtown Oregon City Event...

    Event Landing Page for the Downtown Oregon City. 
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    Financial Planning Website

    Financial Planning Website

    Website Design for Financial Planning Firm located in West Linn, Oregon. 
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    Animal Policy Website

    Animal Policy Website

    Website Design for Animal Policy Group. An organization of experts working to execute policy strategy. 
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Beaverton, OR

    Data Driven Deisgn, Inc. has provided web development solutions for huge names like Arctic Sheetmetal as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Oregon-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 Market Express needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Data Driven Deisgn, Inc.. Data Driven Deisgn, Inc. completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Web Development
    • 30% Web Design
    • 20% E-Commerce Development
    • 15% Other
    Mobile App for Arctic Sheetmetal

    Mobile App for Arctic Sheetmetal

    Arctic Sheetmetal needed a mobile website that would convert leads. Data Driven Design created a highly responsive and visually focused site design that was made for mobile, resulting in increased use and traffic.
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    Mobile Website for Scholls Valley...

    Mobile Website for Scholls Valley...

    Scholls Valley needed a mobile-compatible website for their audience of gardeners and nature-lovers. Data Driven Design created a highly responsive mobile site, resulting in increased traffic and improved user reviews.
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    Web Design for Market Express

    Web Design for Market Express

    From PC to mobile and everything in-between, Market Express wanted a unified web design that was responsive, rock-solid, and able to highlight their brand in the best possible light. Data Driven Design delivered with a...
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    McKibbon Home

    McKibbon Home

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