October 2021

Best Design Agencies in the United Kingdom

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Hiring the right design agency can help a business succeed. The biggest benefits strong design provides businesses include increasing the value of your business, having more aesthetically pleasing business materials, maintaining a brand image that is consistent, recognizable, and reliable, attracting the right audience, and accessing strong project management.

The cost of a design firm depends on the type of design being performed. In general, businesses should expect to pay between $150 and $500 as a start for any design service.

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

List of the Top Design Companies in the UK

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    As an award-winning creative studio, Fishfinger Creative Agency is a London-based firm that has worked with clients such as Red Bull and Adidas. They provide branding, web design, and graphic design solutions for clients that range from startups to enterprises, and have experience in the fields of advertising & retail, among others.

    One of Fishfinger Creative Agency’s projects involved the creation of an online campaign for The Association of British Insurers. The organization wanted a unique campaign that would make insurance projects look more interesting and less boring. Fishfinger Creative Agency developed “The Insurance Experiments”, a themed campaign that achieved just that.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 25% Packaging Design
    • 25% Other
    The Insurance Experiments

    The Insurance Experiments

    The Association of British Insurers wanted a unique online campaign that wasn't just another traditional, bland and boring corporate insurance project.  The campaign needed to target people that had no interest in...
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    The Insurance Experiments

    The Insurance Experiments

    The Association of British Insurers wanted a unique online campaign that wasn't just another traditional, bland and boring corporate insurance project.  The campaign needed to target people that had no interest in...
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    Adidas x Star Wars

    Adidas x Star Wars

    Taking a walk on the dark side with Adidas Originals’ collaboration, the athletic brand has partnered up with Star Wars for its limited edition merchandise. The challenge was to create a series of unique custom digital...
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    Cats & Dogs — The Weather App

    Cats & Dogs — The Weather App

    FEATURED in App Store's "4 New Apps We Love" and "Apps & Games We Love This Month!" Cats & Dogs is an in-house passion project that created a unique pawsome experience — mixing routine weather checking with...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With clients like Royal Caribbean and Universal Music Group, Infinum certainly has no shortage of big-name projects in its portfolio. But despite their massive enterprise clientele, the New York-based web development agency retains a focus on creative-minded approaches to client pain points.

    The Museum of Broken Relationships made international news for its crowdsourced platform of stories and items from relationships that have ended. Infinum designed the online extension of the museum’s mission, with a fully responsive web application that connects sufferers of lost love around the world.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 35% Other
    Connected kitchen ecosystem

    Connected kitchen ecosystem

    NutriU app is an innovative app that works with smart kitchen appliances from Philips. It’s packed with hundreds of recipes, tips, and recommendations so you can get the most out of your smart appliance. We worked with...
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    The smart heart app

    The smart heart app

    The Cormeum app was inspired by a heart failure nurse specialist to provide a comprehensive, yet simple way for patients to manage their heart failure metrics, empowering them to work more effectively in partnership with...
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    Your premier virtual conference...

    Your premier virtual conference...

    Underline is the world’s first repository platform for cutting-edge scientific lectures, research, discussion, and conference live-streaming. The entire online video platform was custom-built for scientific and...
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    Manage your finances with a few...

    Manage your finances with a few...

    A while back, we became frustrated with the state of the mobile banking ecosystem. We decided to change the landscape and today, we build apps for a number of banks and similar institutions in the fintech space. The...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Fueled creates valuable and profitable apps for clients of all sizes, receiving notable recognition for their work from Creative Review and Digiday. The design and development agency specializes in projects within the arts, entertainment, and consumer products industries.

    Afterlight already had an iOS app but approached Fueled to design an Android version that included all of the same functionalities. The photo-editing app features an accessible interface that allows users to enhance images through various filters, textures, and frames. Since launching, it has garnered over 20,000 users.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Blockchain
    • 20% Other
    MGM Resorts International

    MGM Resorts International

    The official app from MGM Resorts is your personal concierge – it lets you get to your room faster, unlock your room door with Digital Key, make & manage hotel, dining, and show reservations, and find the nearest...
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    Rite Aid Pharmacy

    Rite Aid Pharmacy

    Manage all of your pharmacy prescriptions, browse and shop the Rite Aid Online Store, find product savings and coupons, and manage your wellness+ rewards account anywhere or anytime from your iPhone or iPad with the...
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    Crunchbase

    Crunchbase

    With over 31 million users, Crunchbase is the world's most relied upon business information platform. Crunchbase's mobile app is the fastest way to find what you need to know and will quickly become an indispensable part...
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    Verizon

    Verizon

    Verizon asked Fueled to create an innovative in-store mobile experience that enables customers to digitally interact with products and discover exclusive mobile content as they explore the store and pass through...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Furthermore has provided UX and UI design work for clients like DOrmakaba. Based in London, Furthermore brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

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

    SERVICES
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Product Design
    • 20% Other
    A thought-leading blog for the...

    A thought-leading blog for the...

    Dormakaba is an industry-leading security and access solutions provider based in Switzerland. They provide everything from door hardware and locks, to complete digital access systems for high security buildings and...
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    JUST - Delivering better...

    JUST - Delivering better...

    Just Group plc is a financial company who offer their customers the chance to enjoy a fair, secure and fulfilling retirement by unlocking the value of their home. They offer products to the recently retired or people...
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    Geovation - Re-envisioning a...

    Geovation - Re-envisioning a...

    We worked with Geovation to establish a core proposition and enhanced service offering in what is fast-becoming a crowded marketplace, helping to reposition the organisation as the leading Government accelerator in the...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Based in London, Pendulum Creative is a digital design agency that helps brands refresh their online presence, working for clients such as GlaxoSmithKline. They are experts in UX/UI design, web design, and graphic design solutions for small and mid-market firms in the field of advertising and marketing.

    As an example of their work, Pendulum Creative worked with Cricket PIR, a platform for cricket clubs. The platform needed modern UI design solutions, and Pendulum Creative designed simple yet elegant frontend UI for the application.

    SERVICES
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Graphic Design
    • 20% Web Design
    • 30% Other
    Sports analytics software UI

    Sports analytics software UI

    Start-up sports analytics company that required a UI to allow football club managers to log, track and compare player performance data. We were tasked with initial UX wireframe production, through UI design to full...
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    Cricket PIR UI design

    Cricket PIR UI design

    Front-end user interface design allowing cricket clubs to analyse player performance through gathered in-game statistics. View case study
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    The Luxury Villa Collection...

    The Luxury Villa Collection...

    The design overhaul of a company specialising in the rental of luxury villas. Involving the logo re-design and the website design and development of the company rental booking website. View case study
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    Sock!t web app design and...

    Sock!t web app design and...

    Social media inspired polling platform allowing users to post polls to public and private groups. View case study
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Imaginary Cloud has provided web development and UX solutions for huge names like Sage as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This UK 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 Ernst & Young needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Imaginary Cloud. Imaginary Cloud completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 40% Other
    Mucho App

    Mucho App

    Mucho curates the user’s food shopping list for any type of diet and taste through a wide variety of recipes.  The goal was to launch the app for IOS. For this reason, our development team decided to use Objective-C...
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    Travel WiFi

    Travel WiFi

    There were two main challenges with TEP: differentiate it from the competition and make the website’s imagery reflect what was the company’s offer. The experience had to match users’ expectations, avoiding the risks...
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    Flux Plan

    Flux Plan

    Our client approached us to create an accounting and task management software. The goal was to design a desktop app that could be sold and users getting more organised in their daily tasks. We applied our Product Design...
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    CheckHApp

    CheckHApp

    CheckHApp is a consultancy company in the food sector that helps its clients complying with safety and hygiene regulations. The client approached us to create a new iPad app for restaurants. The goal was to allow its...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    Manchester, United Kingdom

    What do Tesla and Sony have in common? They’ve both turned to Dept for web development expertise. This Boston-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Adidas launched a platform targeting their unique users, Dept 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
    • 60% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Web Design
    Hyper-localized Websites For More...

    Hyper-localized Websites For More...

    Yara International is the world’s leading supplier of plant nutrients in the form of mineral fertilizers – an essential ingredient in modern agriculture. Dept and Yara partnered to launch a new website which provided...
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    Creating A Cross-Channel Grilling...

    Creating A Cross-Channel Grilling...

    Weber, the American kettle barbecue specialist, revolutionized the global barbecue culture with products sold in over 40 countries. To ensure that all shops are coordinated centrally and efficiently, Weber opted for a...
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    A New B2B Site For The Industrial...

    A New B2B Site For The Industrial...

    OMRON Corporation is a world leader in technology designed to solve social issues and improve lives. With global revenues of $8 billion, 36,000 employees worldwide, OMRON supports a wide range of industries. Dept...
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    A New Sitecore Site For The...

    A New Sitecore Site For The...

    With revenue above $18 billion, Johnson Matthey (JM) is a global leader in sustainable technologies. JM has been an influencer in its field for over 200 years, applying unrivaled scientific expertise to enable efficient...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Lighthouse London has provided UX and custom software solutions for huge names like John Lewis as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This UK 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 Drinkaware needed a powerful way to supercharge their custom software, they turned to Lighthouse London. Lighthouse London completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Product Design
    UX / UI for an infrastructure...

    UX / UI for an infrastructure...

    IJ Global sits under the Euromoney umbrella, which englobes many SaaS tools used by customers worldwide to dive into complex data sets.   We worked on the UX/UI for IJ Global, from the front-end framework and UI design...
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    A UX overhaul for a complex data...

    A UX overhaul for a complex data...

    The Airline Analyst is a leading airline data platform that allows people to stay on top of their investment portfolio with comprehensive historical data about airline performance.  We revamped the UI, UX and improved...
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    Launching a sub-brand for a...

    Launching a sub-brand for a...

    Kuoni have specialized in luxury holidays across the globe for over 100 years. They wanted to experiment with targeting a new type of tailor-made travel customer with a new proposition via a dedicated sub-brand -...
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    PayPoint

    PayPoint

    PayPoint operates a network of over 27,500 stores across the UK, partnering with retailers who use the PayPoint One terminal in their stores to process sales, manage stock, create promotions, and run lots of other...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Leicester, United Kingdom

    What do Jaguar and Warner Bros. have in common? They’ve both turned to Bulb Studios for UX and UI design expertise. This UK-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Keele University launched a platform targeting their unique audience, Bulb Studios 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% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Web Development
    • 15% Graphic Design
    • 45% Other
    App Redesign for Healthia

    App Redesign for Healthia

    Bulb Studios was approached to create an app that would combine the services of an employee wellness provider and a health specialist. Through competitive market research and conversations with key stakeholders, Bulb...
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    App Development for National...

    App Development for National...

    The National Centre for Earth Observation contacted Bulb Studios to create educational games for children to encourage their learning about Earth observation. Using NCEO’s collection of images, Bulb Studios tested a...
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    App Creation for Jaguar

    App Creation for Jaguar

    Bulb Studios designed an interactive app (Go I-PACE) to help prospective Jaguar customers simulate ownership of an electric vehicle. Bulb Studios worked with Jaguar Land Rover’s Electrical Engineering and Development...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    West Kingsdown, United Kingdom

    Flyin counts Mobile Coderz as their dependable mobile app development experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this India-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    PixelDerm is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Mobile Coderz 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
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Web Development
    • 20% Other
    uTrack

    uTrack

    On-Demand Video Mobile App For Android & IOS uTrack is an innovative app to discover on-demand video content from the world. The app comes with features like live streaming, media conversion, CloudFront for streaming...
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    Relevo

    Relevo

    Unique Food & Drink App Based On A Reusable-To-Go Concept Relevo app for Android & iOS is introduced to encourage zero-waste idea for environmental consciousness. The app allows users to order their food with a...
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    GrapeVista

    GrapeVista

    A User-Friendly Time-Tracking App For Vineyard Contractors Developed using React Native & Laravel/MySQL for backend, The GrapeVista app is designed to track workers' working hours. It is a bilingual app that allows...
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    ZagTrader

    ZagTrader

    Global Brokerage & Asset Management Platform.   Trading has been made easier with the introduction of ZagTrader app that allows users to manage their portfolios & get indulged in secure trading via real-time quotes.
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    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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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

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

    One Browser London client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Browser London 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% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Web Design
    • 15% Other
    Developing London Business Hub...

    Developing London Business Hub...

    The Mayor of London's Business Hub platform had grown bloated and slow. A complicated, proprietary WordPress deployment was a barrier to change, and the site's complicated information architecture was preventing search...
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    Digitally Transforming Financial...

    Digitally Transforming Financial...

    Facing a massive increase in their remit after a change in law, The Bermuda Financial Regulation Board needed to double their inspection throughput while still maintaining check quality? The board turned to us for help...
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    UX Consultancy for a Secure...

    UX Consultancy for a Secure...

    Partnering with a security and risk consultancy, our team ran a UX and UI consultancy project to improve, update and streamline the client's in-house document portal. Deploying research methods such as user shadowing...
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    Creating a Bespoke Business...

    Creating a Bespoke Business...

    We were approached by a client in the insurance industry that was sitting on a burgeoning supply of risk data. The organisation wanted to make this valuable information more readily understandable, accessible and...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Thoughtbot design and develop solutions to solve problems for clients like Postmates, Yammer, and Iora Health. Their service line includes mobile app development, web development, and interface design for mid and small-sized clients across industries. 

    Bark, a startup that delivers toys and treats to pet owners, hired thoughtbot to launch a business-critical subscription product in time for the holiday season. The thoughtbot team worked quickly to rewrite the checkout flow to accommodate the new subscription option.  

    SERVICES
    • 45% Web Development
    • 35% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    Exploring and developing a new...

    Exploring and developing a new...

    When Teikametrics reached out for help with their platform, thoughtbot initially built out a rapid MVP using Ruby on Rails. As customers started getting accepted into the system, it became clear that more firepower was...
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    Building a secure, compliant...

    Building a secure, compliant...

    PathCheck is an organization founded out of MIT, that coordinates and empowers a global community of organizations, researchers, health officials, and volunteers. The focus of the PathCheck organization is building open...
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    Rapid validation of a therapist...

    Rapid validation of a therapist...

    Health Match 360 had a pre-revenue and bootstrapped first-iteration MVP and needed guidance in design and product direction. thoughtbot ran a design sprint for Health Match 360 in order to test the assumptions that were...
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    Integrating a Content Management...

    Integrating a Content Management...

    DigitalOcean hired thoughtbot in a period of rapid expansion. The company website needed fast updates, but the marketing team was feeling blocked. thoughtbot suggested integrating a Content Management System (CMS) with...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    A creative web design and development agency, Reactive Graphics is praised for their responsiveness, knowledge, and creativity. They offer bespoke design services to suit every need.

    They partnered with Citibase, one of the largest business center providers in the UK to design and build a large responsive website, serving both Citibase's business and occupier clients. A visually-appealing parallax design and a UK map search functionality that enables users to find office space that is closest to their desired location are ensuring the website’s success.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Web Design
    • 20% Graphic Design
    • 20% Logo
    E-commerce Development for...

    E-commerce Development for...

    Partridges London sells quality foods and is one of the few remaining family-run food shops in central London. Partridges approached Web Design London to re-design their outdated web site in terms of design and...
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    Web Design for Afra Capital

    Web Design for Afra Capital

    Afra Capital is a financial consultancy firm specializing in life and disability insurance underwriting. Afra Capital required a brand identity and micro-site to support, promote and add credibility to their consultancy...
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    E-commerce Development for Dairy UK

    E-commerce Development for Dairy UK

    Dairy UK is passionate about dairy and dedicated to healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for future generations. Web Design London created their web design using WordPress in order to fully demonstrate...
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    Citibase

    Citibase

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

    This established branding company counts major brands like Kuoni and Country & Town House among their clients. Based in London, Series Eight brings a bright and impactful approach to each branding project they take on.

    Cardconnect creates highly customizable online experiences for worldwide companies and organizations. They turned to Series Eight for a focused branding campaign that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Series Eight delivered with highly modern and striking branding designed to make an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Web Development
    • 20% E-Commerce Development
    • 30% Other
    Outlier

    Outlier

    We worked the founders of Masterclass to create the future of online college courses. All built on Shopify Plus
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    Cardconnect

    Cardconnect

    New pages for Cardconnect including photography direction and creation
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    Cambridge Brain Sciences

    Cambridge Brain Sciences

    Revamp for a Neuroscience company based in Canada
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    Akua Ecommerce Brand

    Akua Ecommerce Brand

    Project for a sustainable ecommerce food brand based in New York.
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