July 2021

Best Digital Design Agencies in San Francisco

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 San Francisco 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 Bay Area

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    A website design and development firm, Kanopi Studios is praised for their uncanny ability to understand business needs, flexibility, and expertise. Offering Drupal and WordPress design and development services, they work with clients of all sizes.

    As an example, they partnered with Orange Silicon Valley to build a WordPress website, helping increase the visibility of the French telecom company’s Silicon Valley office. The new website helped extend the brand, introducing the telecom giant to the Bay Area as they engaged with the startup ecosystem.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Development
    • 35% Web Design
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    COIT Cleaning Services

    COIT Cleaning Services

    COIT offers cleaning services as well as 24/7 emergency restoration. Their 100+ locations serve over 12 million homes & businesses across the US and Canada. But their site was a mess with a dated design and poor...
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    Institute at Golden Gate

    Institute at Golden Gate

    The Institute at Golden Gate (instituteatgoldengate.org) is at the intersection of park lands and social good. Kanopi created a Drupal 8 site that supported the need for park leaders to help solve complex social...
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    International Association of...

    International Association of...

    The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) serves professionals in business communication with educational opportunities, certifications, a resource library, an annual conference, and more. Kanopi...
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    Golden Gate National Parks...

    Golden Gate National Parks...

    Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy cares for trails, facilities, and natural ecosystems in area parks while providing education and community programs. Kanopi created a responsive Drupal site with a unified content...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    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:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Mateo, CA

    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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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Jose, CA

    From Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, Lollypop Design Studio creates strategic plans that generate top quality design. Their agency specializes in UI and UX design across all platforms like mobile, websites, and online tools and software.

    Working with renowned realty brand PS Group, Lollypop Design Studio created a new website to reduce the high bounce rate they were experiencing. They solved the problem by increasing the micro-interactions on the site and making pages image heavy to make the whole experience more active, engaging, and interesting. 

    SERVICES
    • 85% UX/UI Design
    • 5% Mobile App Development
    • 5% Product Design
    • 5% Other
    Burger King India

    Burger King India

    One of the world's largest quick service restaurant, Burger King wanted to expand its digital footprints in India. With more than 300 outlets and millions of orders every day, they aimed at developing a futuristic app for...
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    myVI App

    myVI App

    Two of the world's largest telecom companies Vodafone & Idea merged to cater to the needs of 1 billion telecom users in India. This led to the evolution of a new brand VI, with a commitment to uplift & transform...
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    Flashhouse | Online House Selling...

    Flashhouse | Online House Selling...

    Flashhouse is an online home selling platform that targets to deliver a seamless digital experience to the house sellers while eliminating all the bottlenecks. They are on a mission to simplify home selling and relieve...
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    Runadam | A Sports platform that...

    Runadam | A Sports platform that...

    RunAdam is a 360-degree sports technology platform, to help and empower aspiring sportspersons all over the world. It aims to bring together all the sports stakeholders under one platform. By integrating data, creating...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Neuron clients include Ford Models, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to UX design for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Neuron was founded on forward-thinking principles in America.

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

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Product Design
    Cards for Causes

    Cards for Causes

    Each year businesses send hundreds of cards to clients and employees as a way of saying thanks. Cards for Causes is a custom greeting card company with a twist, donating a portion of all sales to a charity of the...
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    You Rip

    You Rip

    You Rip empowers action sports athletes from around the world to connect by sharing and consuming video content, and competing in virtual or in-person challenges that are judged by other users.Available on mobile, tablet...
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    Ayadi

    Ayadi

    Ayadi Health is an online therapy platform that connects users with licensed mental health professionals. They brought in our team to improve the UX/UI of their mobile app. Serving the Middle Eastern market, a region with...
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    Flo

    Flo

    Flo is a reproductive health app for women with more than 33 million monthly users. When they needed a strategic design partner to help increase capacity and offer a new perspective on increasing the perceived value of...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Santa Clara, CA

    Offering a unique blend of strategy and creative, Studio 22 creates thoughtful and engaging digital experiences for clients like NASA and Stanford University. They work with organizations at all stages of growth—from newly formed start-ups to mature leaders.

    They are Google’s long-standing partner. For nearly a decade, they have collaborated with Google on a wide variety of projects, developing everything from booklets to invitations, badges, and wayfinding systems.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Web Design
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Branding
    • 20% Other
    BitLeague Brand and UI/UX

    BitLeague Brand and UI/UX

    Branding UI/UX design for new crypto service.
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    Logo Work

    Logo Work

    A snapshot of our branding and logo work.
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    CosmiQWorks Web Design

    CosmiQWorks Web Design

    Webdesign for AI-based geospatial tech org
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    Naming & Logo design for...

    Naming & Logo design for...

    Career development platform
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Embacy to bring their web design needs to the next level. Based in Moscow, Embacy 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, Embacy 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
    • 65% Web Design
    • 35% Branding
    DeFi Alliance, USA

    DeFi Alliance, USA

    DeFi Alliance is a North American startup accelerator. We have developed a new brand identity, that has terraforming as its conceptual basis. We show how DeFi makes this brand new world habitable. Behance...
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    Neural Concept, Switzerland

    Neural Concept, Switzerland

    Neural Concept provides deep-learning software that helps with enhanced engineering, real-time simulation, and interactive design optimization. The branding is confident, precise, and to the point. For engineers, by...
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    Galactic Energy, South Africa

    Galactic Energy, South Africa

    Galactic Energy is a South African green energy company. For them, we made a brand new website. The website needed to be assertive, serious, but not too much so. The cut and dry black and white color scheme provided a...
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    CMA, Sweden

    CMA, Sweden

    Embacy shared brand identity and web design for CMA, a market-leading provider of systems solutions to companies operating in financial markets. They have offices in Sweden and Russia, while their market activities focus...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Jose, CA

    With over 500 completed websites and recognition from 10 Best Design, EIGHT25MEDIA offers web design services that typically increase conversions by 200%. They work with a wide range of clients from emerging startups to Fortune 500 companies across industries.

    As an example, they built a comprehensive website for Avondale that consolidated three different brands under the umbrella of one brand. The new website features a bold visual design that emphasizes user experience.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Web Design
    • 30% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    Samsung

    Samsung

    Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices across the United States and Canada, SRA is engaged in researching emerging technology to create new businesses and developing core technology to enhance the competitiveness...
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    WeWork

    WeWork

    WeWork is an American commercial real estate company that provides shared workspaces for technology startups and services for other enterprises spread across 86 cities in 32 countriesEIGHT25MEDIA was hired to design and...
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    NTT Docomo

    NTT Docomo

    Docomo Digital helps telcos and merchants solve the challenges of scale, regulation, and complexity worldwide. They are the foremost integrator of App Stores with over $3 Billion in mobile commerce-enabled and 300+...
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    Hyundai

    Hyundai

    Hyundai Translead is the leading manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, flatbeds, chassis and dollies in North America. EIGHT25MEDIA was hired to redesign, and build their new website which would focus on...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Renowned brands like Google, Adobe, and Cisco trust Camp Creative to create digital solutions that cultivate meaningful connections with their audiences. A digital marketing and branding agency, they work with clients of all sizes and industries.

    For DGA Security, they created a new, custom website, including content creation, messaging, animation, UX discovery and research, SEO and more. The website is now poised to generate and convert leads to help meet business goals while strengthening brand awareness and user engagement.

    SERVICES
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Content Marketing
    • 20% Graphic Design
    • 40% Other
    DGA Security

    DGA Security

    We designed and developed a new, custom marketing website for DGA Security that included content creation, messaging, animation, UX discovery and research, SEO and more. The website is now more poised than...
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    Title Nine

    Title Nine

    Tasked with devising comprehensive social media and mobile-ready advertising for a specific line of Title Nine products, we celebrated women who #wearthe pants with a campaign that included animated Facebook ads...
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    IoTium

    IoTium

    For IoTium, Camp Creative accelerated the creation of an internal messaging playbook, a sales playbook, a customer-facing sales deck, and three product brochures. We interviewed key company stakeholders for technical...
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    Tetherow Resort

    Tetherow Resort

    We re-designed Tetherow's website to better reflect their expanding physical footprint and modern, upscale, yet accessible brand appeal. In addition, we greatly improved the various...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Oakland, CA

    When a brand like Moveworks needs brand development work, there’s one agency they call—Emotive Brand. Founded in California and featuring some of the greatest branding professionals in the market, Emotive Brand helps brands create their voice with expert brand strategies and execution.

    Emotive Brand brings clients exactly the brand design results they need in a timely and affordable manner. That’s why they’ve become a go-to name in branding that continues to make waves across a range of industries and client specialties.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Branding
    • 25% Logo
    • 25% Marketing Strategy
    The New Standard for Data Privacy

    The New Standard for Data Privacy

    All of us as consumers trust our data with companies to buy medicine, fly on airplanes, pay our salaries, and much more. So, who’s going to build the platform to ensure that all this data is secure and used and...
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    Unifying Two Fintech Products...

    Unifying Two Fintech Products...

    When the company approached us, TopstepTrader was actually two separate products. The first, TopstepTrader, enabled online traders to prove their trading competence and earn the right to become a Funded Trader—trading...
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    Positioning a Technology...

    Positioning a Technology...

    Snow Software is a SaaS-based Technology Intelligence platform that gives IT and Software Asset Managers the tools they need to gain a full and up-to-date perspective on their entire technology ecosystem.   While the...
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    Launching a Different Kind of AI...

    Launching a Different Kind of AI...

    To Moveworks, gone were the days of inefficient, frustrating IT—where even the simplest IT problems (changing a password, adding an admin) sat unsolved for days, gathering dust.    After three years in stealth mode...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $250,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Redwood City, CA

    Clients like StubHub and Home Depot trust Y Media Labs to design impactful digital solutions and interactions, strengthening their customers’ loyalty. They mainly partner with elite brands in the business services, education, and consumer products industries.

    Partnering with Forever 21, Y Media Labs’ team designed a streamlined e-commerce system to improve the retailer's conversion rate. Through a personalized shopping experience, users can find fashion inspiration, special offers, and sales, then seamlessly make purchases.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Mobile App Development
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Other
    How we helped make PayPal...

    How we helped make PayPal...

    As mobile eats the world, Paypal wanted to transform. Working closely with Paypal's engineering team, we re-engineered their app to become a mobile-first payments engine.   The new PayPal app focuses on sending and...
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    How State Farm helps life go...

    How State Farm helps life go...

      Insurance doesn't have to be complicated — neither does banking.   But when State Farm covers one in six cars on the road, offers life insurance, home insurance, and full-service banking, that’s a big ask for a...
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    How we revolutionized the...

    How we revolutionized the...

    Leading national retailer wanted to improve their omnichannel shopping experience. The challenge was to reimagine what it means for customers to shop whether at home, on their phone, or in aisle at a local Home Depot...
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    How Clover Go has become an open...

    How Clover Go has become an open...

    Take payments, manage inventory and track sales — all using your phone. With Clover Go, we want to empower business owners to run their daily operations from anywhere, at any time.   Poor connection or no connection...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Mercedes-Benz, but Projekt202 is a software development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Texas based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Projekt202 helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Capital One. Projekt202 helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Other
    App Development for Major US...

    App Development for Major US...

    Projekt202 was tasked with transforming an idea to connect with clients into a platform. The client is a home improvement retail company that needed new applications built. Based on the desired consumer experience...
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    Web Design for Major CEO Network

    Web Design for Major CEO Network

    Projekt202 was approached by a global CEO platform for a visual redesign. After redesigning the coding and incorporating a variety of consumer tools, the platform’s usability has satisfied the non-profit. With increased...
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    App Creation for Industry Innovator

    App Creation for Industry Innovator

    A client approached projekt202 to design an app for a flexible driver service with specified drop off and pick up times. Implementing consumer research data, projekt202 incorporated the most successful features. Overall...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    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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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

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

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

    SERVICES
    • 55% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    Airbnb

    Airbnb

    Airbnb partnered with Pepper Square for the UX & UI design and development of a Super Brand Marketing Portal. And its integration with their existing knowledge repository on Confluence. Airbnb was building an internal...
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    National Fitness Campaign

    National Fitness Campaign

    NFC partnered with Pepper Square to revamp the Fitness Court iOS & Android app UI and integrate new features with the existing app on React Native. How we made a difference: The target was to go live before the...
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    EMC (now Dell EMC)

    EMC (now Dell EMC)

    UX & UI design and web app development for EMC sales and presales team. EMC partnered with Pepper Square to design and develop the IT Transformation Index web app that displayed the survey results and helped EMC team...
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    Axa

    Axa

    UX & UI design and development for AXA TelePresence Dashboard. AXA collaborated with Pepper Square to design a new intuitive user interface for a conference room booking application, which AXA group uses across the...
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