February 2020

Top Product Designers in San Francisco

Businesses thrive on innovation. New ideas and products not only maintain your market presence but also maintain consumers' engagement. From research to launch, designing a product is an intensive process that is imperative to undergo to build an impactful product. Luckily, San Francisco has a plethora of product design firms to choose from.

Discover and connect with product designers and developers in San Francisco to learn more about their case studies, success stories, and client reviews. Take a look at their customer feedback, notable projects, and previous clients of these companies to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Product Design Companies in San Francisco

  • 1

    Studio Red

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:

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

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

    SERVICES
    • 65% Product Design
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Web Design
    • 5% Other
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    Promega Spectrum

    Promega came to StudioRed with their new Spectrum CE robotic sampling system. StudioRed supported them by taking their new conceptual look forward ensuring it signaled a fresh design while it still respected Promega's...
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    Facebook Open Cellular

    StudioRed helped Facebook's program to connect the 3rd world to the internet through the Open Cellular project. This device is a "cell tower in a box" allowing thousands of phones to conenct to it within a 10 kilometer...
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    Awesomed

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:

    Some of the world’s biggest names in tech like Oracle, Intel, and GoFundMe come to Awesomed to grow their businesses with digital design. Their team of experts specializes in analyzing and designing user experience and digital products. 

     

    Recently their team partnered with ride-sharing pioneer Uber to design a tool to help them get better data on their product. Awesomed built a platform that aggregated data from geographical areas displaying information like total rides, average fairs, and peak times helping them make smarter decisions in local markets. 

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 50% Product Design
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    Uber analytics platform

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    E-com

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    DW

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    Laska

  • 3

    Catalyst UX

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:

    What do Roche and Thermo Fisher have in common? They’ve both turned to Catalyst UX for UX and UI design expertise. This California-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Cisco launched a platform targeting their unique users, Catalyst UX 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
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Product Design
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    Advancing The Management Of Cardiovascular Disease

    Cardiologists and patients need to keep track of many indicators when assessing someone’s health as it relates to a heart condition. With all of this information, it can be overwhelming to show and monitor the most...
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    A Family of Diagnostic Instruments, One UX Design System

    Catalyst has provided UX research design and development to provide a consistent experience across the Roche product line of tissue diagnostic instruments, desktop and mobile applications. The Roche product line assists...
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    Fueling Business With Predictive Analytics

    Catalyst UX worked with PDI on the design of a highly efficient user interface for ordering, scheduling and delivering fuel. Our client, PDI, is the leader in enterprise management for convenience and retail petroleum...
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    Making Cities & Campuses Safer

    ShotSpotter is the global leader in gunshot detection, location and forensic analysis. Previously Catalyst UX worked with ShotSpotter on designing and developing their mobile and IOS applications which leverage audio...
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    QuarkWorks

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:

    QuarkWorks portfolio includes creating great software for companies like Gametime and Eventbrite used by hundreds of million people worldwide. Their team works with enterprise and midmarket clients primarily developing mobile apps.

     

    When iOS 7 was getting ready to be released, Ookla came to QuarkWorks to help them develop an updated Speedtest app that would be compatible with the new operating system. Their team sorted through the existing codebase to make sure the app would function after the update while staying compatible with other software versions.

     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 15% Product Design
    • 25% Other
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    Roots N Blues

    First launched in 2007, the festival features over 30 artists representing the genres of roots, blues, gospel, country, folk, bluegrass, rock and soul. Part of the challenge of the Roots N Blues app is creating a mobile...
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    Gametime

    One of the fastest growing ticketing solutions for sports. We helped the company port their product from iOS to Android in 3 months in time for them to raise their series B. We were asked to continue to build out new...
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    Speedtest

    Discover which internet service providers and mobile networks are fastest and measure your device’s cellular and Wi-Fi data connections. When Ookla came to us, iOS 7 was still in beta, but they needed to have an update...
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    Eventbrite

    Eventbrite is a suite of apps to help people going to events and the people who organize them. Eventbrite’s apps have been around for over a decade and been through a lot of changes along the way. By sharing code and...
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    GCX Solutions

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    Freelancer
    LOCATION:

    What do Momentum Design Lab and Accelerance have in common? They’ve both turned to GCX Solutions for product design expertise. This California-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When SingleMind launched a platform targeting their unique users, GCX Solutions 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
    • 35% Product Design
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Other
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    Commercial Banking Program Leadership

    Commercial Banking Program Leadership to open a $1M+ opportunity
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    Product Requirement Workshop

    Requirements Workshop to accelerate development
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    Customer Journey Mappping

    NWA Journey Map Workshop to increase conversions
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    Kind+Human

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:

    What do Wooly Labs and Socks for Gents have in common? They’ve both turned to Kind+Human for custom software development expertise. This Los Angeles-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When CDK launched a platform targeting their unique users, Kind+Human 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
    • 18% Custom Software Development
    • 18% Mobile App Development
    • 18% Web Development
    • 46% Other
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    Woolly Labs Mobile UI

    User Interface for an Artificial Intelligent Search tool that empowers users to find sneakers they see in the street. Simply see, snap, search, find!
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    Development Marketing Page

    Marketing landing page for a Syntx's product development services.
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    Gym Tote Mobile Application

    A mobile application design for traveling business folks that want to keep their training regime going while on the road.
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    SaaS Dashboard

    SaaS Dashboard User Interface design concept for a startup client.
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    DesignMap

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:

    DesignMap has provided product design solutions for huge names like HP as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This San Francisco-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 Docker needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to DesignMap. DesignMap completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 35% UX/UI Design
    • 35% Product Design
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Other
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    Docker

    Docker started as an open source project that provided an ecosystem around an existing technology (Linux containers) that redefined how applications are built, shipped, and run. After commercializing their offering...
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    Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo, a financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets, needed to develop a best-in-class online banking experience for their +10M customers across 38 different countries and territories. Given this...
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    Cloudgenix

    Networks are mind-numbingly complex systems made of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of interacting nodes. Each of these nodes is traditionally configured and maintained individually. CloudGenix transforms this...
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    EPIC

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:

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

    One EPIC client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and EPIC 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
    • 50% Product Design
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    Kaiser Permanente

    Personalized healthcare Kaiser Permanente is reimagining healthcare. We helped envision integrated care that’s easier and adapted to help you live better. You’re empowered with directed care that understands your...
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    Autodesk Shotgun

    Shotgun is the industry standard for film, TV and game production management. You have seen a film or TV show that was made with Shotgun behind the scenes. The toolkit enables entire production teams to collaborate in...
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    Facebook

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    Dialpad

    Dialpad is the smart phone system integrated with Google Apps. See info on callers: recent emails, docs, LinkedIn profile, and text conversations. Call features like transferring, forwarding, recording, and voicemail are...
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    AIS Technolabs

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:

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

    GSGO Auction Software is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and AIS Technolabs 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% Product Design
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 15% Web Development
    • 40% Other
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    CSGO Auction Software

    CSGO - Auction There always have been some rumors already about the auctions, but with our CSGO Auction, nowadays more people believe that prime time of the Counter-Strike has started now. Continuing with high rank...
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    Sedin Technologies

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:

    Sedin Technologies counts Knorr-Bremse Technology Center among its key clients and has delivered product design results in a variety of industries. The result is that this India-based firm has achieved widespread acclaim for their targeted product design work.

    One example of their product design success comes from a globally recognized brand that found itself in need of new products that would boost sales and brand perception. Sedin Technologies 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% Product Design
    • 20% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 20% ECM Consulting and SI
    • 35% Other
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    Wishbone Medical

    WishBone is a Pedriatric orthopedic company responsible to the unmet needs of children suffering from orthopedic challenges. Sedin: Responsible for deisgn of surgical instruments and packaging including conceptual...
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    CTI Solutions Inc.

    CTI Solutions Inc is an independent software vendor who builds software that provides comprehensive solutions for Product lifecycle management. Sedin: Played the strategic role and simplified the process of onboarding...
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    Knorr-Bremse Technology Center

    Knorr- Bremse is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier for other safetycritical rail and commercial vehicle sub-systems.  Sedin: Configuring and customizing Windchill PLM application for...
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    Agency UX

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

    Agency UX is built upon the philosophy that the best designs are ones that offer practical uses for both the clients and their customers. The agency specializes in UX/UI, web, and product design, primarily geared towards enterprises from the advertising, e-commerce, and business services industries.

    As an example of their work, Agency UX helped redesign Places to Sea, a cruise finding platform. The original design was deemed too complex for users to work with, and Agency UX had to make the platform simple enough while still giving search control to users. Using a swipe-voting system, the platform now recommends cruises based on the images that the user selected.
     

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Web Design
    • 20% Product Design
    • 5% Other
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    User Research for AAA Social Media Campaign Site

    We helped the American Automobile Association achieve success through their social media campaign website, ensuring the experience was intuitive and engaging for users.   THE ASK The AAA marketing campaign “Do More”...
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    Places to Sea Cruise Finder

    We made cruising more accessible to new audiences by replacing complex travel search with image swipe-voting ease.   THE ASK For cruise newcomers, the task of finding the right cruise to take is daunting. Users have to...
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    Refining the Dropbox Experience

    We helped the cloud-based file sharing company to better understand what prospects were looking for and how they could do to convert more visitors into customers.   THE ASK New prospects visiting Dropbox.com to learn...
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    Redesigning Blue Shield of California's Medicare Ecossytem

    We helped Blue Shield of California streamline their Medicare digital ecosystem consisting of four unique web sites by designing a single site experience, satisfying user needs and alleviating customer support costs...
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    Raja Sandhu Design + Branding™

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:

    What do MyEd and Paradiso have in common? They’ve both turned to Raja Sandhu Design + Branding for branding expertise. This Palo Alta, California-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When BuyPaper launched a platform targeting their unique users, Raja Sandhu Design + Branding 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
    • 50% Branding
    • 25% Logo
    • 10% Product Design
    • 15% Other
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    Heart Beats Logo

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    I Can Fly Logo

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    MyEd Logo

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    Paradiso Pictures Logo

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    Chapas Design LLC

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

    Clients like Microsoft, Citrix, and Apple turn to Chapas Design for expert, user-centered designs that lead audiences through a full-spectrum experience. An interactive design studio, they design and develop digital experiences for clients of all sizes and industries.

    As an example, they partnered with Adobe to develop the AIR and web interface that helps streamline ad validation and trafficking process for creators and publishers. They also designed Adobe Labs’ community-based AIR app resource for spry widget configuration and customization.

    SERVICES
    • 35% UX/UI Design
    • 35% Web Design
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Other
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    Matterport

    Website re-design concepts for Matterport, a software company that uses cameras to capture, create, and share immersive 3D imagery of interior and enclosed spaces. Working with Bay Area Drupal experts Hook42, under swift...
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    CLIMATE OF CHANGE - Branding and Website design

    Branding and website design for a community-based project that works with the Native community in Barrow, Alaska to celebrate their culture and lifeways. The responsive site had to be built to host a wealth of imagery and...
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    ADOBE - Interface design + UX design

    AdCentral/Adthenticate: AIR & web interface that helps streamline ad validation and trafficking process for creators and publishers. The service tests, validates and optimizes ads based on the IAB’s Guidelines...
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    COSEER - Responsive Design, UX Dashboard Design, Branding

    Coseer automates, scales and accelerate tedious language-related tasks in enterprise workflows. We re-packaged their big data into a parsable, custom user interface snippets for web and mobile. The user can create and...
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