April 2022

Top Graphic Designers in Washington DC

Graphic designers are responsible for creating effective digital messaging, so potential customers understand the values behind a business. Graphic design combines images, ideas, language, and logos to transmit a specific message. The benefits of graphic design are substantial. Customers and potential customers want to engage with and ultimately hire firms that exude and embody professionalism. Having well-made images helps ensure a professional appearance and carries a specific message. Graphic designers can often be found at agencies that provide other digitally-focused services, with an emphasis in logos and branding.

Luckily, Washington DC has some of the best graphic design company to hire. Use our list to find and connect with graphic design company in DC. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Graphic Design Companies in DC

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Alexandria, VA

    Mekanic transforms businesses by building them into what they call B4C (business for the community) brands. They specialize in branding, digital strategy, and market research solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in various fields, including nonprofit, business services, and advertising.

    One of Mekanic’s projects involved working with USApple, an association that supports the apple industry. Mekanic developed the company’s brand by introducing a new visual identity that focused on minimalistic and symbolic themes.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Branding
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 10% Other
    Kids' Fist Years

    Kids' Fist Years

    Kids' Fist Years (KFY) is a nonprofit operating within a statewide organization that aims to help every family find the services and connections their young children need to be ready for school.  To help refine and...
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    LOR Foundation

    LOR Foundation

    The LOR Foundation needed an on-the-ground branded experience to facilitate a community listening project for rural communities. The “My Kind of Livable” campaign is intended to be a meaningful conversation starter...
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    USApple Association

    USApple Association

    The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) unites, advocates for, and supports the entire apple industry in the United States—including growers, packers, shippers, marketers, and other industry suppliers. Over the last two...
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    The American Pharmacists...

    The American Pharmacists...

    The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has been the flagship organization for the pharmacy profession for more than 150 years. It’s the only pharmacy organization dedicated to supporting pharmacists in every stage...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Arlington, VA

    This established video production company counts major brands like National Geographic among their clients. Based in Virginia, Henninger Media Services brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    • 20% Graphic Design
    National PTA: Dues Increase...

    National PTA: Dues Increase...

    National PTA needed to inform its nationwide membership about an upcoming dues increase and help people understand how the increase would be used.
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    CTA Foundation: Helping Improve...

    CTA Foundation: Helping Improve...

    Two videos were created to introduce the CTA Foundation’s work helping seniors and people with disabilities improve their quality of life using technology and to help drive donations to the organization.
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    National PTA: Back to School with...

    National PTA: Back to School with...

    Part of a series of three filmed around the country, this video helps celebrate the back-to-school partnership between Office Depot and National PTA.
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    Zebrafish: Practically People –...

    Zebrafish: Practically People –...

    Award-winning documentary on the lifesaving biomedical research being done with zebrafish, the humble aquarium fish.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Alexandria, VA

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Grafik Marketing Communications to bring their UX and UI design needs to the next level. Based in Virginia, Grafik Marketing Communications 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, Grafik Marketing Communications 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
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 40% Other
    Movella: Bringing Meaning to...

    Movella: Bringing Meaning to...

    From manufacturing motion sensors the size of a grain of sand to creating advanced applications for myriad industries, one company is immersed in every facet of movement. It all started when motion sensor manufacturer...
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    Refreshing an Iconic Brand: C-SPAN

    Refreshing an Iconic Brand: C-SPAN

    No other entity is so often parodied with so much fondness. C-SPAN is like your straight-laced aunt everyone loves precisely because she is so straight. You don’t want to change her, but you’d love the chance to go...
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    Intelsat: "Imagine Here"

    Intelsat: "Imagine Here"

     In 1965, Intelsat launched the first commercial global satellite communications system. Since then it’s been transmitting some of the greatest moments in history for everyone in the world to share. With countless...
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    Vantage Data Centers

    Vantage Data Centers

    Data centers are just big rooms with racks of servers, right? Wrong, that’s like saying a Lamborghini is a fast car. Data centers today are the superstructure enabling the technology that flows out to consumers and...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Rockville, MD

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Xtreme Websites has provided web development work for clients like Chicago Fire and Cop Shop. Based in Washington, Xtreme Websites brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Classic Custom Uniforms was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Xtreme Websites created not only their most recognizable web presence but the entirety of their customer-facing web experience. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Xtreme Websites designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Web Design
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Other
    Puntzan Canopy

    Puntzan Canopy

    Overview Puntzan Canopy is an outdoor adventure company that specializes in Canopy Tours. With an amazing landscape and a variety of adventures, they have become the favorite place for adventure seekers in Baños Ecuador...
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    Fun Lifestyle Vacations

    Fun Lifestyle Vacations

    Overview Fun Lifestyle Vacations is the online marketing platform for members of the famous Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club & Resort. Problem LHVC website was an informational overload. With over 20 separate...
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    G&L Trophies & Gifts

    G&L Trophies & Gifts

    Overview G&L Trophies & Gifts is a store founded by a retired firefighter and a retired police officer. With over 30 years in existence, they have been serving the community by providing quality fire and police...
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    Classic Custom Uniforms

    Classic Custom Uniforms

    Overview Classic Custom Uniforms provides high quality security uniform and equipment to government agencies and private security companies. Problem CCU had had exponential growth, however their workload became...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    LAI Live has been helping out events and conventions manage effectively since 2013, with some of their projects even winning awards. The firm specializes not only in event marketing and planning but also branding and marketing strategy assistance, mainly targeted towards mid-market businesses.

    As an example of their work, LAI Live once helped host the 50th anniversary of The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). The goal was to let attendees experience an event that the organization has never held before, and with the help of their chosen liquid gold theme, the whole event was a success, leaving the client more than satisfied with the results.
     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Event Marketing & Planning
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Graphic Design
    • 20% Other
    IFA 2019: Creating A Buzz in Las...

    IFA 2019: Creating A Buzz in Las...

    Wanting to play off one of the hot event trends this year, FOMO, LAI Live designed a Media Booth that played host to a variety of activities. The main events each day were dedicated to in-depth interviews with key...
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    Behind-The-Look: The Association...

    Behind-The-Look: The Association...

    Having tapped into the colorful landscape of Phoenix for their previous event last year, they were concerned that their upcoming event in our nation’s capital would become dominated by traditional red, white, and blue...
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    Reaching for the Stars to...

    Reaching for the Stars to...

    We started by taking an overall look at the space and how we could create areas in the open courtyard based on the client’s need for receptions, dinner programming, and an after party.  Focusing on the main stage, we...
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    Employee Owned 2019

    Employee Owned 2019

    When LAI Live client, The ESOP Association, was transforming their annual Las Vegas conference into a new, engaging experience for its attendees, they looked to us to design a visual brand that would capture the energy of...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    DFFRNTWRLD® specializes in lifestyle branding and offers solutions for brands that are plant-based, ethical, and eco-friendly. They are experts in advertising, branding, and marketing strategy for both small firms and mid-market businesses.

    One of DFFRNTWRLD®’s projects involved working with CAVALHEIRO. DFFRNTWRLD® provided brand identity services and designed their website. The entire project was completed in only 30 days.

    SERVICES
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Branding
    • 70% Other
    Creative Consulting for...

    Creative Consulting for...

    Brand Strategy, Creative Consulting
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    The Waterhole Community Juice Bar...

    The Waterhole Community Juice Bar...

    Brand Strategy, Brand Identity, Packaging Design, Web, Merch/Apparel Design, Interior Design
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    Siguri International Branding

    Siguri International Branding

    Brand Strategy, Brand Identity, Web
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    Eat For Beauty Brand Identity

    Eat For Beauty Brand Identity

    Brand Strategy, Brand Identity Design, Merchandise/Apparel Design
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $250,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Bethesda, MD

    Many enterprise clients count August Jackson as their dependable video production 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 August Jackson client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and August Jackson 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
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Event Marketing & Planning
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 25% Other
    Northwell Health 'Outpacing the...

    Northwell Health 'Outpacing the...

    In planning the public launch of Northwell Health’s ‘Outpacing the Impossible’ Campaign, our challenge: How will we inspire loyal supporters of Northwell’s 23 community hospitals and research institutes to invest...
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    Constellation Brands: Wine &...

    Constellation Brands: Wine &...

    AJ developed a theme and produced Constellation Brands National Sales & Marketing meeting to align and rally audiences to “Rise to the Occasion” for the upcoming year, a nod to meeting the consumer at the...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    Freelancer
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    W STREET DESIGN has provided branding solutions for huge names like the Equality Chamber of Commerce as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This DC-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 their client needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to W STREET DESIGN. W STREET DESIGN completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Branding
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Graphic Design
    • 25% Other
    Equality Chamber of Commerce...

    Equality Chamber of Commerce...

    The Equality Chamber of Commerce wanted a look that reflected their bold new vision for the organization. That vision centered on equality as the core principle. We created a logo that spoke to this vision, and to ECC’s...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Bethesda, MD

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

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

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 15% Digital Strategy
    • 45% Other
    Nutrition Website

    Nutrition Website

    Socila Media - Service Focused

    Socila Media - Service Focused

    Fitness Marketing Collateral

    Fitness Marketing Collateral

    Responsive Website

    Responsive Website

  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Baltimore, MD

    Kapowza has provided video production solutions for huge names like CK Commercial as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Baltimore-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 Full TIlt needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Kapowza. Kapowza completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 25% Video Production
    • 25% Web Design
    • 25% Other
    Who Do You Stand For?

    Who Do You Stand For?

    Video launching a recruitment campaign for the Baltimore Police Department.
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    Rooms

    Rooms

    Commercial produced for Northrop Realty
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    Rooms - Behinds the Scenes

    Rooms - Behinds the Scenes

    Behind the Scenes documentary of the Rooms shoot, talks to the partnership between Kapowza and Northrop Realty
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    Faucets

    Faucets

    Commercial for Northrop Realty, won Best in Show 2019 - Broadcast at the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore's Annual Awards show.
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Annapolis, MD

    With experience from various industries, Pomerantz Marketing knows the ins and outs of B2B marketing in different environments. The agency specializes in branding, marketing strategy, and content marketing primarily catered towards mid-market businesses in the government and IT sectors, using their extensive knowledge of WordPress.

    The LiRo Group is just one of many clients that worked with Pomerantz Marketing. The group needed a website for their leading architecture, engineering, and construction ventures. The website was given an upgrade by Pomerantz Marketing with content development, site design, and graphic design as part of the project.
     

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Content Marketing
    • 20% Graphic Design
    • 40% Other
    The LiRo Group Website Design and...

    The LiRo Group Website Design and...

    The LiRo Group (LiRo) is one of the leading Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) companies in the U.S. With recent acquisitions and the creation of new business units, LiRo is growth-focused. The company...
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    DS Smith Trade Show Design and...

    DS Smith Trade Show Design and...

    Pomerantz developed messaging strategy, content and designs to support the promotion of DS Smith’s Greencoat® product as well as other offerings in North America. Trade show design and management included messaging...
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    IST Marketing Campaigns

    IST Marketing Campaigns

    Pomerantz developed campaigns to promote IST and their events, including campaign strategy, content development, graphic design, campaign management and deployment, and monitoring, analytics and refinements.
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    Gray & Son Brand & Identity

    Gray & Son Brand & Identity

    As a leading regional provider of construction products and services, Gray & Son recognized the need to elevate their brand in order to attract a wider range of customers. Pomerantz worked closely with this...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Baltimore, MD

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

    One Alpha Graphics client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Alpha Graphics 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
    • 40% Print Design
    • 15% Graphic Design
    • 10% Branding
    • 35% Other
    Custom sidewalk graphics

    Custom sidewalk graphics

    Sidewalk graphics
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    Archival art prints

    Archival art prints

    Archival art prints
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    Bathe Brands custom labels

    Bathe Brands custom labels

    Custom printing of labels.
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    Alpha Color Customer Transfer

    Alpha Color Customer Transfer

    Hand made Alpha Colors™ custom color transfers. 
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    Freelancer
    LOCATION:
    Parkville, MD

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like ESA, but Kelly Strine is a graphic design agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Maryland-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

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

    SERVICES
    • 50% Graphic Design
    • 20% Print Design
    • 15% Logo
    • 15% Other
    ESA brochure

    ESA brochure

    8-page closed gate brochure / direct mailer
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    Infographic: Blockchain Technology

    Infographic: Blockchain Technology

    Infographic: Video Gaming Industry

    Infographic: Video Gaming Industry

    Flyer and Event Branding

    Flyer and Event Branding

  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Bel Air, MD

    Brand3 Inc. believes that clear marketing campaigns are the key to businesses reaching their true potential. That’s why they offer branding, web design, and graphic design solutions primarily catered towards small businesses. Their branding services are focused on brand strategy and messaging.

    One of Brand3 Inc.’s projects involved working with LiveWell Outdoors, a landscaping company. Brand3 Inc. rebranded the company, which was formerly known as Sharper Cut Landscaping. The rebrand aligned their work with their market goals.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Branding
    • 15% Graphic Design
    • 15% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Live Well Outdoors

    Live Well Outdoors

    At LiveWell Outdoors, your experience should be as extraordinary as the results. Formerly known as Sharper Cut Landscaping, the new LiveWell brand aligns their exceptional work and experience with the value their market...
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    Turning Point Financial

    Turning Point Financial

    Turning Point Financial has always been a great company. Their team is customer-centric and driven by a passion to help customers achieve financial clarity. Their brand however did not reflect this at all. Turning Point...
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    BLT

    BLT

    Founded in 1989, the continuing mission BLT is to offer their clients premium quality design services on aggressive schedules at a competitive price. BLT's reputation in their service excellence has far surpassed the...
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    Theseus Professional Services

    Theseus Professional Services

    Powered by their wealth of experience spanning several decades, Theseus is an industry-certified team of dedicated, knowledgeable professionals focused on delivering top level engineering, security design and quality...
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