July 2021

Top UX Designers in San Francisco

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, San Francisco has some of the best user experience agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with user experience agency in The Bay Area. 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 The Bay Area

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    EMERGE guarantees high-value digital experiences for their dedicated clientele, which includes big names like The Home Depot and Nike. The agency works with primarily large businesses in the consumer products and financial services industry.

    In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, EMERGE built a comprehensive web platform and mobile application that features profiles of the top technology experts from around the globe. The profiles list the experts’ past experiences, which allows a company to define which partner works best for any project.

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Product Design
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare...

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare...

    Everyday in the United States, someone is faced with the task of planning for their healthcare needs later in life or helping a loved one make these decisions. The overwhelming process often causes stress and confusion...
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    Wacom Product Launch Website...

    Wacom Product Launch Website...

    For more than 30 years, Wacom’s products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and product designs. They have also played a significant role...
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    Aruba Customer Experience Center...

    Aruba Customer Experience Center...

    To demonstrate their innovative networking solutions in their new Customer Experience Center part of their brand new all wireless, LEED certified headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard...
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    Nike, Inc. Corporate Responsibility

    Nike, Inc. Corporate Responsibility

    Working with Nike gave us the opportunity to create a game-changing experience that took Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting to a whole new level. We did this by creating responsive desktop, tablet, and...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Mateo, CA

    With a client roster that includes Capital Bank and Walmart, Momentum Design Lab is regarded as a top experience design firm. They specialize in UI and UX design for enterprise and mid-market clients in the financial and business service industries. 

    Momentum Design Lab partnered with GoLance to create the design of their online freelance marketplace. Their solution made both the website and the application more user-friendly by optimizing the whole system for the needs of employers and employees like tracking hours and getting paid. 

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    Reel 2020

    Reel 2020

    Momentum Product Design Reel - 2020
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    COST MANAGEMENT FOR CLOUD...

    COST MANAGEMENT FOR CLOUD...

    We worked with a large SaaS cloud management platform (CMP) company that provided cost and resource performance in multi-cloud environments. The main challenges they faced were anomalies and usability issues in the...
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    BLOCKCHAIN BASED ON-DEMAND...

    BLOCKCHAIN BASED ON-DEMAND...

    Our client had a mission to help the independent movie makers break free from the traditional studio model. They are building a distribution platform that doubles as a new marketing vehicule. The core vision revolves...
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    DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT REDEFINED

    DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT REDEFINED

    The challenge presented to Momentum was to create a seamless and intuitive flow for the user throughout their new beta global creative supply chain product. To quickly grasp the intricacies of the workstreams, displaying...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

    Cards for Causes

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

    You Rip

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

    Ayadi

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

    Flo

    Flo is a reproductive health app for women with more than 33 million monthly users. When they needed a strategic design partner to help increase capacity and offer a new perspective on increasing the perceived value of...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Jose, CA

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

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

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

    Burger King India

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

    myVI App

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

    Flashhouse | Online House Selling...

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

    Runadam | A Sports platform that...

    RunAdam is a 360-degree sports technology platform, to help and empower aspiring sportspersons all over the world. It aims to bring together all the sports stakeholders under one platform. By integrating data, creating...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    SERVICES
    • 80% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Business Consulting
    Awards

    Awards

    We UXReactor, an eXperience design, and strategy consulting firm have been awarded for the following    1. In 2018, CIOReview India recognized UXReactor as one of the “20 Most Promising UI/UX Solution...
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    Transforming Telecommunication...

    Transforming Telecommunication...

    Nokia is helping Telefonica, a telecommunication giant, create a service-oriented and customer-centric environment to enable a better eXperience for its subscribers in the United Kingdom.   CHALLENGE It is critical for...
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    Optimizing an Organization's...

    Optimizing an Organization's...

    Tekion was started by former Tesla executive, Jay Vijayan [directly reported to Elon Musk] with the vision of bringing the ease and delight of consumer eXperiences to the Automotive Retail Industry. CHALLENGE Like other...
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    Improved Customer Engagement,...

    Improved Customer Engagement,...

    CDW is a Fortune 500 provider of technology products and services for business, government, and education, ranging from hardware to security systems and cloud computing. Their vision is to help the customers meet their...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $250,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Redwood City, CA

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

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

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

    How we helped make PayPal...

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

    How State Farm helps life go...

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

    How we revolutionized the...

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

    How Clover Go has become an open...

    Take payments, manage inventory and track sales — all using your phone. With Clover Go, we want to empower business owners to run their daily operations from anywhere, at any time.   Poor connection or no connection...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

    Airbnb

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

    National Fitness Campaign

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

    EMC (now Dell EMC)

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

    Axa

    UX & UI design and development for AXA TelePresence Dashboard. AXA collaborated with Pepper Square to design a new intuitive user interface for a conference room booking application, which AXA group uses across the...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

    COIT Cleaning Services

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

    Institute at Golden Gate

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

    International Association of...

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

    Golden Gate National Parks...

    Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy cares for trails, facilities, and natural ecosystems in area parks while providing education and community programs. Kanopi created a responsive Drupal site with a unified content...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    With over 400 completed applications, ArcTouch is praised for their ability to deliver practical and captivating software-based experiences. The team focuses largely on mobile app development for large enterprises within the media, entertainment, and consumer products industries.

    In an engagement with Travelocity, ArcTouch built an iPad app to help the vacation agency surpass their competition with a forward-thinking UX design. With a clear operative flow, users can book accommodations, manage travel details, and receive alerts with just a few taps.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% Other
    Portfolio Video

    Portfolio Video

    Since 2009, we've helped hundreds of companies forge meaningful connections with their customers through exceptional apps and other digital experiences. While other app developers try to just build a "minimum viable...
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    Hawaiian Airlines

    Hawaiian Airlines

    ArcTouch helped Hawaiian Airlines enhance their guest experience through a new mobile app, kiosk and web site. Highlights: UX/UI design User testing App development Web site development Kiosk development IFE (Inflight...
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    3M

    3M

    ArcTouch helped 3M create a Bluetooth-connected smart air filter for people to manage their indoor air quality. Highlights: UX/UI design App development Web site development Alexa skill development BLE...
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    Audi

    Audi

    ArcTouch helped Audi create multiple app and web-based experiences for their customers and employees. Highlights: UX/UI design App development Web site development Back-end services development VIN scanning and...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Mateo, CA

    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
    • 40% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Other
    9 Ways to Transform Your UX

    9 Ways to Transform Your UX

    With over 600 UX projects under our belt, Catalyst UX know a few things about updating and refreshing UX. In fact there are nine ways we typically help our clients. See nine ways we’ve worked with clients to refresh...
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    Catalyst UX is the Leading...

    Catalyst UX is the Leading...

    Over the past 25 years, we have worked with leaders and emerging innovators in medical and life sciences to deliver medical devices and diagnostics, improve lab management, collaborate with the FDA on drug development...
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    Drug Development

    Drug Development

    With respect to UX for drug development, design thinking practices can be applied in everything from clinical trial design to manufacturing and packaging. The ultimate goal is to accelerate the rate of discovery and the...
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    Medical Devices and Diagnostics

    Medical Devices and Diagnostics

    Our team has expertise in UI/UX for advanced medical devices, medical instrument and diagnostic solutions. No matter how effective your solution is, if the user interface is not easy to use, the end-user may never derive...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

    App Development for Major US...

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

    Web Design for Major CEO Network

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

    App Creation for Industry Innovator

    A client approached projekt202 to design an app for a flexible driver service with specified drop off and pick up times. Implementing consumer research data, projekt202 incorporated the most successful features. Overall...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Blue Rocket is a full-service mobile app and development company with a roster that includes clients like Best Buy and AAA. They work in the consumer products and business services industries to create human-centered design back by powerful, innovative technology. 

    Working with Chipotle, the Blue Rocket team designed an advanced ordering app to help hungry customers get to their food faster. The app allowed burrito fans to put in their order ahead of time, pay from their phone, and skip the line for pick up—features that earned it a top 20 spot on the Apple Store. 

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 40% UX/UI Design
    WebMD Pregnancy App

    WebMD Pregnancy App

    The WebMD Pregnancy app was designed to offer information and customizable features that change week-by-week based on the users due date. Tools are available for the user to record and track user symptoms throughout...
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    Zinio Newsstand App

    Zinio Newsstand App

    Zinio selected Blue Rocket to create the first iPhone magazine reading experience with interactive features. After a successful iPhone App launch, Zinio was contacted by Apple’s Steve Jobs, who shared a...
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    The Chipotle Advanced Ordering App

    The Chipotle Advanced Ordering App

    The Chipotle advanced-ordering app allows loyal customers to order, pay and skip the line.  Chipotle’s mobile iPhone app was designed to give hungry customers the ability to order their meal in advance and...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    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
    Customer Software Development for...

    Customer Software Development for...

    AWSMD was approached by Uber to consider how some of the data can be used among their teams and present it in a user-friendly experience. The AWSMD team engaged in strategy, UX/UI design and user experience to create...
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    E-commerce Development for Pua...

    E-commerce Development for Pua...

    Pua Valois is a fashion clothing company that needed an updated website. AWSMD updated their website and e-commerce to appeal to users.
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    DW

    DW

    Laska

    Laska

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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Geekbears is made up of an active and diverse team of engineers and designers who offer mobile and web solutions from their office in Silicon Valley. The team offers expertise in not only mobile app development and UX/UI design but also web development and design.

    One of Geekbears’ projects involved working with Schoolinks, a web app meant for international students. Geekbears gathered research data from institutions to help develop an MVP for SchooLinks.

    SERVICES
    • 34% UX/UI Design
    • 33% Mobile App Development
    • 33% Web Development
    DOORS - Digital health platform |...

    DOORS - Digital health platform |...

    We came up with the UX/UI designs of one of Harvard Medical School's products. It's a project known as DOORS - we designed their different dashboards, i.e. Student, Instructor and Admin dashboards. https://skills...
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    SchooLinks

    SchooLinks

    SchooLinks is a web app that connects international students with thousands of potential schools. From general browsing to preference based filters, we helped students explore, correspond with, and ultimately, apply for...
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    Hangurs MVP : iOS App

    Hangurs MVP : iOS App

    We designed and developed the entire Hangurs iOS Mobile App from scratch. About Hangurs: Your clothes tell a story. How you feel, your mood, your vibe—all of it is an expression of who you are and told through your...
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    Urge (Marketplace)

    Urge (Marketplace)

    Urge
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