September 2022

Top UX Designers in New York City

When did you last look at the user journey on your website? If it's been a while, it may be time to revisit it to make sure you aren't losing customers and find a UX/UI agency to help. UX stands for user experience, which is how a user engages with a website, application, software, or marketing platform. UX design comes with many benefits. Good UX design can cut costs on web development, increase a company’s revenue, motivate users to interact with your content, increase customer loyalty, and make it more likely that customers will suggest your product to others in their network.

UX design costs vary based on the experience and ability of the UX designer. In general, app and website design costs anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000. Some freelance user experience design agencies work for as little as $25, but on average, UX designers charge $75 per hour.

Luckily, New York City has some of the best user experience agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with user experience agency in NYC. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best User Experience (UX) Agencies in NYC

  • 16
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Wolf&Whale to bring their UX and UI design needs to the next level. Based in New York, Wolf&Whale 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, Wolf&Whale 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
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Branding
    • 20% Web Development
    • 20% Other
    Mobile UX/UI Design for Social...

    Mobile UX/UI Design for Social...

    Launching April 2022. Partnered with Mark Cuban and the Snack App Founder to design a new social content discovery app for the Dallas Mavericks. Explore curated highlights, exclusive content, and discover players and team...
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    Branding + Website for P2P...

    Branding + Website for P2P...

    A new design and content strategy for Sendwave, a wildly popular P2P payment platform in Africa/Asia, helped them recruit a growing global audience, improve conversion to download the app, and raise their valuation...
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    Cape Drone Software Design

    Cape Drone Software Design

    Our team introduced a research tool called the Story Map to understand the behaviors, actions, and mindset of Cape’s user. This helped craft an end -to-end customer journey, and a set of product opportunities we could...
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  • 17
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    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
  • 18
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    Five helps major brands like Napster and Marriot International develop their core mobile products and strategies to evolve their business. Their portfolio consists mainly of mobile app development and UX design projects in the hospitality and entertainment industries.

     

    Some of Five’s most notable work was developing a new version of the Rosetta Stone mobile app that completely immersed users in the language they wanted to learn. The design they created led to an 82% increase in revenue, a 49% growth in users, and a 4.62-star rating on the app store.

     

    SERVICES
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    • 15% Digital Strategy
    • 35% Other
    Rosetta Stone - Growth marketing

    Rosetta Stone - Growth marketing

    #1 challenge: Engagement Inactive customers failed to return to the Rosetta Stone language learning products. We changed this. Results 25% revenue increase through Demo Users Upsell campaign  19% Android revenue...
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    Napster

    Napster

    Napster’s leading streaming music services give millions of members ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Napster goes where they go.  
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  • 19
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Creating memorable online experiences that resonate with the target audience, Huemor has received recognition from both the Webby and the Davey. They are a website design and development company with expertise in e-commerce, B2B marketing, and user experience.

    As an example, they partnered with Navatar to create a website that presented complex information in a streamlined way, giving users a clear path to find relevant information. As a result, the financial technology firm saw a 60% increase in qualified leads and a 276% increase in conversion rates.

    SERVICES
    • 55% Web Design
    • 20% Web Development
    • 15% E-Commerce Development
    • 10% Other
    AgAmerica

    AgAmerica

    The Objective. AgAmerica is one of the nation’s premier agricultural land lenders, offering a spectrum of flexible loan solutions that support long-term success for farmers, ranchers, and landowners.. Known for their...
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  • 20
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Liki Mobile specializes in designing software and app solutions that solve their clients’ most complex IT problems. Their clients range from budding startups to thriving enterprises in industries like telecommunications, information technology, and marketing. 

     

    A recent example of their work was computerizing the internal processes for Mazovia Agricultural Advisory. Their comprehensive platform comes complete with a task management tool that helps users keep track of their daily duties and make sure everything is completed on time. 

    SERVICES
    • 45% Web Development
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Other
    Occupational health care

    Occupational health care

    A web app created for the medical institute in Poland enables logging in the use of biological factors in real-time and entering the audit reports. Taking into account the sensitive nature of the information stored in the...
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    Hop & TRAch game

    Hop & TRAch game

    Brand game. The legendary Polish comics heroes Tytus, Romek and A'Tomek invite you to the world of EC1. Thanks to the cooperation of EC1 and Liki everybody can explore 3 floors of the Centre for Comics and Interactive...
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    Medical Plus

    Medical Plus

    Medical Plus is a mobile app for healthcare professionals with a drug database. The Liki team has done a redesign of the application: the goal was to create a user-friendly interface with a comfortable user experience...
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    E-health service / Emergency call

    E-health service / Emergency call

    Saving lives with the help of software solutions. The app assists in health crises. It gives the dispatcher access to the bystander's smartphone and controls it remotely. We’ve implemented top-end technologies like...
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  • 21
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Top Notch Dezigns is a web design and digital marketing agency based in the U.S. and founded in 2010. They have about 50 employees that offer web design, e-commerce development, and web development. They focus on boosting brands online for a range of clients in the business services, consumer products & services, and arts, entertainment & music industries.

    WithPride HVAC hired Top Notch Dezigns to design and develop a WordPress website for their company. Thanks to Top Notch Dezigns, the new site has helped the company gain more exposure. They provide reliable service, helping their partners feel confident that their site is operating properly. They moved at a steady pace throughout the engagement and delivered on time.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Design
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Conversion Optimization
    • 40% Other
    Cassone

    Cassone

    Fully custom and web development integration for Cassone Trailers.
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    Afro Latino Project

    Afro Latino Project

    Afro Latino Project is a non-profit organization that was seeking to develop an online museum for Afro-Latino culture.
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    oobie - WordPress Development

    oobie - WordPress Development

    Fully custom WordPress Design and Development for a Remote Technology company.
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    Atlantic Cove Marina

    Atlantic Cove Marina

    Informational website for a Marina company.
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  • 22
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Amalgama specializes in helping clients take advantage of technology to reach more customers and create thriving businesses. Their diverse and talented team offer a wide range of services including custom software development, user-experience strategy, and mobile app solutions.

     

    A recent example of their work was partnering with Disney Latin America to develop an interactive sticker keyboard. Once downloaded onto phones, the set of emojis and gifs is integrated into their messaging apps letting them bring their favorite parts of Disney into any conversation.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 30% Other
  • 23
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    What do Young’s Pubs and RXBar have in common? They’ve both turned to Propeller for web design expertise. This London-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Wahaca launched a platform targeting their unique users, Propeller 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% Web Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% E-Commerce Development
    • 50% Other
    Porto Montenegro: Inspiring a...

    Porto Montenegro: Inspiring a...

    Client: Porto Montenegro Platform: Wordpress Tech: Pardot   Overview/challenges Porto Montenegro is a luxury waterfront community, a vibrant nautical village, and a state-of-the-art superyacht marina. Established in...
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    Twinings: a healthy jump to...

    Twinings: a healthy jump to...

    With the world’s oldest logo still in use, working with Twinings was always going to be a big responsibility. As experts working with food, drink and selling online our eCommerce team were pumped to rise to the...
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    Pure for Men: Brand proposition &...

    Pure for Men: Brand proposition &...

    Client: Pure for Men Platform: Shopify Plus Service: eCommerce, Health & Wellness   Overview/challenges Pure for Men wanted to stand out in a crowded supplement landscape. Their website needed to showcase their...
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  • 24
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    Varfaj Partners is a one-stop agency that has helped over 25 clients create the perfect app or website. They handcraft mobile apps and websites for small businesses that engineer growth by getting ideas in front of customers. 

    Working with e-commerce site Serious about Scissors, the team at Varfaj Partners built a website to help barbers across the country find the tools they need. Their solution made the process easier for everyone involved—the WordPress site lets shoppers quickly browse and check out while enabling the owners to make update content themselves.

    SERVICES
    • 40% E-Commerce Development
    • 40% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Blockchain
    • 10% Other
    Cave - E-Sports Website Builder

    Cave - E-Sports Website Builder

    Using Ruby on Rails created a website builder similar to wix and squarespace specifically for the E-Sports industy
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    Duelist Kingdom

    Duelist Kingdom

    Duelist Kingdom is a leading marketplace for users to buy, sell, and trade their playing cards, such as Yugio and Pokemon. Varfaj took over the project mid-development, redesigned the User Interface in Sketch, and...
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    Coyotes FC Mobile App

    Coyotes FC Mobile App

    Created a mobile app to track stats and player workouts for a UPSL soccer team in the US.
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  • 25
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    A widely trusted development partner, Dom & Tom’s past work includes a flight finder app for Priceline.com, a political quiz app for CNN, and more. They work with clients ranging from evolving startups to Fortune 500 companies, mainly creating mobile and web-based solutions.

    For example, Dom & Tom partnered with CliffsNotes to overhaul the digital study guide’s website, optimizing the interface to boost user engagement. Now compatible will all devices, the new design offers new features and functionalities that aim to lower bounce rate and increase users’ time spent on the site.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Web Development
    • 35% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Mobile App Development
  • 26
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Brands like Airbnb and the NBA are among Utility’s clients, which makes Utility a highly sought-after name in web and mobile app design. This New York-based app development company serves companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 brands.

    When online sports publication Bleacher Report partnered with Jim Beam for a cross-promotional sport trivia game, Utility developed the mobile app. The creation was a dynamic, engaging, and fun mobile experience for users.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
  • 27
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Raxo to bring their branding needs to the next level. Based in New York City, Raxo 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, Raxo 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
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Branding
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 30% Other
  • 28
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Small Planet’s work in user experience, design, and development have won honors like the Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, Webby Award, and People’s Voice Award. Most of their work is mobile app development for enterprise and midsized clients in the business services industry.

     

    Small Planet was hired by the nonprofit Girl’s Who Code to create a way for program participants to better communicate with each other. They designed an app called “Loop” where girls can start conversations about different CS topics or other areas where they may need advice like college applications.

     

    SERVICES
    • 20% Web Design
    • 20% Web Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 40% Other
    Stephanie Gottlieb

    Stephanie Gottlieb

    We pushed the limits of the Shopify platform for Stephannie Gottlieb, creating an experience that lets customers choose item, color, size, charm, and engraving options with zero complications. It’s an environment that...
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    What To Expect

    What To Expect

    Through extensive user testing and UX design, we helped make What To Expect’s health tracking app a beautiful, meaningful user experience. Small Planet oversaw testing of new features from start to finish, setting...
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    Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures

    Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures

    When Disney Publishing asked us to help build an app celebrating the strength and resilience of the Disney Princesses, we were thrilled. We’re always happy to continue our longstanding partnership: 20 apps, 155...
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    Assemble Stream

    Assemble Stream

    We helped build out the frontend streaming experience for Assemble Stream, a new service that helps theaters (and theatergoers) buy tickets and stream live content.
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  • 29
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    With over 400 completed projects, Faction Studio is praised for their creative and digital marketing expertise and Squarespace development capabilities. An exclusive iOS development agency, they work mainly with emerging startups.

    They created the Flutter app that aims to prevent reproductive diseases from progressing in women through early screening. Developed with feedback from doctors, healthcare experts, and women with a reproductive disease, the app allows women to monitor health, journal symptoms, communicate with care providers, and engage in a community of other women.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% UX/UI Design
  • 30
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Founded by Forbes 30 under 30 seasoned entrepreneur, Appetizer Mobile is an award-winning mobile and digital development agency based in New York. Offering mobile application development, consulting, and marketing services, they partner with clients of all sizes and industries.

    They joined hands with Joe Girardi, Manager, New York Yankees to create the world’s first augmented reality sci-fi baseball game. Using the user’s device camera, Portalball opens portals in a 360 degree augmented reality playing field, allowing the user to throw, catch, or hit incoming baseballs back into the portals.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Mobile & App Marketing

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