July 2021

Top UX Designers in Washington DC

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

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

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Working with partners like AOL and Royal Carribean, Brave UX takes a radical approach to empathy to deliver top-notch work. They are a full-service user experience agency offering everything from consulting to design and testing to final delivery. 

    Some of their recent portfolio work was with Upfront, a new job posting application. Together they created an app that solved for the problems of existing services like inaccurate posting, inane requirements, and unanswered résumés by prioritizing data that lets recruiters and prospects meet halfway. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% UX/UI Design
    FourthWall

    FourthWall

    The Problem: Your favorite show gets cancelled, or you see the same commercial 20 times. Traditional television doesn’t use data to understand the user in a modern way.   The Solution: Give users - from studios to...
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    Royal Caribbean

    Royal Caribbean

    The Problem: Cruising is growing fast. But to new cruisers, the options - 2600 rooms, a dozen decks, shows, dining - are overwhelming. It’s no wonder users skip the aging websites and try calling instead. How can we...
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    Sonar

    Sonar

    The Problem: Running a regional internet service in the US is an extremely challenging proposition – and that’s before you even get to the software. Juggling new accounts, system performance, technical issues and...
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    LifeCents

    LifeCents

    The Problem: The majority of Americans feel financial stress, but they mistakenly believe that drastic changes - or huge windfalls - are the only thing they can do. Employers want to provide benefits, but feel powerless...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    What do AFL-CIO and Everytown have in common? They’ve both turned to Teal Media for web design and branding expertise. This Washington-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Rewire.news launched a platform targeting their unique users, Teal Media 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
    • 30% Web Design
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Branding
    • 20% Other
    Teal Media + TIME'S UP

    Teal Media + TIME'S UP

    Teal partnered with TIME'S UP NOW to extend their visual identity and redesign their website, making it easier for visitors to understand what TIME'S UP has to offer, and to access their resources and support.
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    Teal Media + AIR

    Teal Media + AIR

    Teal Media partnered with the Association of Independents on an organizational rebrand. The new brand identity we created feels fresh, modern, and reflective of the spirit of AIR's community of creators. Following the...
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    Teal Media + SaverLife

    Teal Media + SaverLife

    Teal worked with SaverLife to extend their brand identity following a name change, creating a new visual brand that feels authentic and reflects the organization's values and goals.
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    Teal + Voto Latino

    Teal + Voto Latino

    Teal Media extended the visual identity and redesigned the website for Voto Latino to help them educate and mobilize young Latinx voters in advance of the 2020 election.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Reston, VA

    Since 1998, North Studio has offered marketing solutions to clients in the Victoria area with the help of their streamlined solutions. They specialize in web development, UX/UI design, and web design solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of health care, education, and financial services, among others.

    One of North Studio’s projects involved working with AA Grapevine. North Studio provided various assets for their websites, including a complete virtual redesign, as well as various content and page flow diagrams.

    SERVICES
    • 35% UX/UI Design
    • 35% Web Development
    • 30% E-Commerce Development
    Brand & Development on Steroids

    Brand & Development on Steroids

    Design Using the discovery deliverables as a compass, we designed a new site with a flexible framework that could adapt to Transportation Insight’s evolving communications strategy. We explored multiple visual...
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    Award Winning UI/UX/Design Project

    Award Winning UI/UX/Design Project

    The Gates foundation came to us with the task of updating and deploying their Drug Development Process Map website, which was still in a test environment from the original development company. Part of this tasking was...
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    Big Data Converted to Drupal...

    Big Data Converted to Drupal...

    Drupal Rebuild with Performance Enhancements North Studio was tasked with designing and building a new Drupal 8 website to showcase Well Go USA Entertainment‘s corporate identity, while integrating and streamlining...
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    Drupal 8 Redesign with...

    Drupal 8 Redesign with...

    North Studio, through mutual collaboration with the Lethbridge College One Experience team built a customized Drupal 8 site with a smooth upgrade path for both minor and major level upgrades as well as future releases of...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Vienna, VA

    Pushing conventional boundaries with their digital solutions, Mobomo’s work has garnered recognition from The Webby Awards, Inc., and NASA. They build mobile and web software for mid-sized clients, working mainly with governmental bodies.

    For example, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) wanted a system to promote their most current conservation efforts. Using nature-inspired imagery, Mobomo designed an engaging user interface, supported by a manageable backend system that allows for easy content changes.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Development
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Other
    The World Bank

    The World Bank

    World Bank which is headquartered in Washington,D.C., reached out to Mobomo in 2014 in hopes of creating an app that would allow people to find locations where they can send money to a different country at the touch of a...
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    Bozzuto

    Bozzuto

    Bozzuto reached out and was in the need of tech consulting. Since they manage numerous properties on a high level, property managers are required to produce packages each month that consist of items such as accounting...
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    NASA

    NASA

    In 2013, our team migrated www.NASA.gov —a site with over 250,000+ pages, 1.4 million assets, and 3 TBs of data—from a proprietary data center and content management system (CMS) to Amazon Cloud and Drupal 7...
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    USO

    USO

    USO was seeking to design, develop, and deploy a cross-platform mobile application that introduces an additional channel for United States military service members and their families to better engage with USO centers and...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Gaithersburg, MD

    Boost Labs counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Marylahd-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted UX and UI design work.

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

    SERVICES
    • 35% UX/UI Design
    • 35% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    USAID SLA Dashboard

    USAID SLA Dashboard

    We illustrated value for stakeholder buy-in with documents, presentations, and intranet portals. We designed a lean prototype (MVP) that follows compliance rules and maintains a clean, intuitive, and responsive design....
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    NBR: Mapping Pakistan's Internal...

    NBR: Mapping Pakistan's Internal...

    How do you navigate Pakistan’s complex political story, security environment, and satisfy client needs?Have us create a custom interactive data application. Our build process was a collaboration with the client via...
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    AthenaHealth: The Evolution of...

    AthenaHealth: The Evolution of...

    We created an interactive data visualization application designed to show the evolution of medical practice over time. The timeline application used custom, responsive D3 charts overlaid with voronoi to detect the...
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    The U.S. Army: Then & Now

    The U.S. Army: Then & Now

    Boost Labs was tasked to help create an infographic that represented the Army’s evolution over time via manpower, commitments, and budget. The Army War College sits on a ton of compelling data that required a more...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    A regular in the Inc. 5000 list, AgileEngine turns ideas into software for clients like Bloomberg, Symantec, and Bleacher Report. They mainly work with VC-funded Silicon Valley startups and top tech brands around the world.

    As an example, they teamed up with Idea Drop to create a new scalable and secure AWS-based architecture, Docker environment, and a new React Native mobile application and its integration with the existing API for the innovation and idea management software company.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    The leading online marketplace...

    The leading online marketplace...

    An online marketplace that allows people to buy and share deals on the best things to do in their cities and beyond. The scope of our work: Using a combination of Java and Scala, we have developed an A/B testing system...
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    An online corporate idea...

    An online corporate idea...

    An innovation and idea management software enables organizations to capture, curate and implement the best ideas from their employees. Using a cloud-based platform and a mobile app, it helps companies generate and capture...
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    Cybersecurity as a Service platform

    Cybersecurity as a Service platform

    Cybersecurity as a Service (CyaaS) platform that is designed to provide businesses with best-of-breed technology and high-caliber cybersecurity analytic support. The scope of our work: • We have helped to develop...
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    An award-winning comedy website

    An award-winning comedy website

    An award-winning comedy website that features exclusive videos along with user-generated content. The website’s founding team includes Will Ferrell, and its monthly audience totals 40 million people. The scope of our...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Falls Church, VA

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

    One Viget client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Viget 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% Custom Software Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 35% Other
    Website Design for Wildlife...

    Website Design for Wildlife...

    With nearly 120 years of experience, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) wanted to redesign their website to better and more aesthetically communicate their mission to visitors. Viget integrated WCS photography and...
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    Brand Exploration for FiscalNote

    Brand Exploration for FiscalNote

    As a startup, FiscalNote wanted a better way to translate their ideas to the public. Through workshops, Viget was able to distill a brand identity that was trustworthy. Viget also created a mobile application to display...
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    Brand Creation for Optify

    Brand Creation for Optify

    Optify approached Viget to accurately translate the ideas of its founder about leadership development to prospective clients. Viget created a prototype platform that could demonstrate to clients the founder’s vision....
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    The award-winning Savvy Apps is regularly featured by Apple, Google, and the industry for their work. They offer app strategy, design, and development services to clients of all sizes and industries.

    As an example, they partnered with NFL Player’s Association to create an enterprise iPhone app for former and current NFL players and support staff to have access to contacts, calendars, and similar information.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Enterprise App Modernization
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Other
    Digital Transformation / Ecommerce

    Digital Transformation / Ecommerce

    Levi's had the bold idea to change the way the world makes jeans. They refused to accept the conventional wisdom that it was impossible to design jeans digitally. With a firm belief that they needed to collaborate with a...
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    Digital Transformation / Web + iOS

    Digital Transformation / Web + iOS

    Levi's had the bold idea to change the way the world makes jeans. They refused to accept the conventional wisdom that it was impossible to design jeans digitally. With a firm belief that they needed to collaborate with a...
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    Media / Custom CMS + Web App

    Media / Custom CMS + Web App

    When The Draft Network was looking for a partner to help bring their Mock Draft Machine and Build Your Own Big Board to life, they turned to Savvy. After a “false start” with a freelance developer, they knew they...
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    Social Gaming / iOS

    Social Gaming / iOS

    Press Play is changing the play-to-win game. To bring their idea to fruition, they chose Savvy to build their app from the ground up, partnering with us on everything from product strategy, design, development, and growth...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Reston, VA

    MODUS CREATE has provided IT strategy consulting solutions for notable brands like McAfee as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Reston, VA-based consultancy was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Intui needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to MODUS CREATE. MODUS CREATE completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Other
    Pfizer Brainstorming

    Pfizer Brainstorming

    Our ultimate goal was to embed a culture of innovation at Pfizer: enabling Pfizer employees to move ideas from Post-it notes to digital, have visibility into other great ideas in the company, and more easily get feedback...
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    AARP

    AARP

    The national non-profit was planning a large-scale software platform project that had yet to get off the ground after a couple years of research and planning. AARP needed to discover the most impactful Minimum Viable...
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    Hobsons Education

    Hobsons Education

    Modus helped Hobsons migrate from a 10 year old infrastructure to a responsive framework, including mobile support. The migration improved security with an update to their PHP backend including security scanning and...
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    Kaplan

    Kaplan

    Modus rapidly delivered an app on new platforms and modeled Agile transformation for Kaplan, helped build next-gen learning tools, led and coached customer experience and design sprints, and implemented personalized...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Venture, Mindgrub empowers brands with mobile app development. Founded on design-first principles, this Baltimore-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Mindgrub’s experience is their work for Under Armour, one of the world’s respected brands. Mindgrub helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Other
    Royal Farms

    Royal Farms

    A digital refresh helps a mid-Atlantic consumer brand increase customer loyalty and drive revenue growthTo learn more, please visit:https://www.mindgrub.com/work/royal-farms
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    Venture Trailers

    Venture Trailers

    A popular East Coast boat trailer manufacturer upgrades its website, increasing sales and driving customer loyaltyTo learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/venture-trailers
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    UMD College of Education

    UMD College of Education

    A prestigious public university incorporates user feedback to improve website performanceTo learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/university-maryland-college-education
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    Under Armour

    Under Armour

    Setting commuters at ease with real-time vehicle tracking technologyTo learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/under-armour
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Columbia, MD

    WebMechanix's focus on driving meaningful business results for its clients has earned the company consecutive awards for best SEO and PPC campaigns from the American Marketing Association. The performance-based digital agency specializes in PPC, SEO, and conversion rate optimization services.

    WebMechanix optimized Trinity University's paid advertising campaigns. By analyzing the user journey of the most qualified website visitors, WebMechanix shifted the campaign's primary target to a more relevant user group and drove a 450% increase in paid leads and 211% increase in campus visits.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Pay Per Click
    • 15% Social Media Marketing
    • 11% Conversion Optimization
    • 34% Other
    Working With WebMechanix

    Working With WebMechanix

    What Makes WebMechanix Tick? A bit about who we are, how we think, and why we get out of bed every morning to do what we do.
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    Knowledge to Practice -...

    Knowledge to Practice -...

    K2P, a leader in the world of continuing medical education, came to us in need of a refreshed website. The existing site’s content was scattered, and unintuitive navigation made shopping for courses more difficult than...
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    TradingSim Display Ads - Grab the...

    TradingSim Display Ads - Grab the...

    When assembling this suite of display ads for TradingSim, we knew we wanted to utilize less-trafficked financial imagery: Dollar signs and $100 bills are great, but TradingSim needed a different look to stand out from the...
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    LensPure/PerfectLens -...

    LensPure/PerfectLens -...

    As contact retailers in a crowded market, PefectLens and LensPure came to us in search of a distinct visual style for their new digital ad creative. With major players like 1-800-Contacts to contend with, the team set out...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Taoti Creative is committed to driving impact, applying their skills to create award-winning digital experiences like the credit education app for USAA. They are a full-service digital agency building digital solutions for clients ranging from emerging startups to large enterprises.

    As an example, they built the Hermes Creative award-winning DC Water website. The new bright, modern, refreshing design is fully responsive, offering a smarter, customer-focused experience. The new website is also intuitive and includes advanced functionalities like a fully-integrated ‘Report a Problem’ workflow.

    SERVICES
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Content Marketing
    • 40% Other
    Geothermal Rising (Branding,...

    Geothermal Rising (Branding,...

    Geothermal Rising came to Taoti as the Geothermal Resources Council, an organization with an outdated brand representing a renewable energy source most people had never heard of. They struggled for years to make...
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    CYBER.ORG (Website Redesign)

    CYBER.ORG (Website Redesign)

    CYBER.ORG —previously known as NICERC— works in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security to empower K-12 educators to provide “technical cybersecurity knowledge and skills” to their students. Through...
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    Meet Umo (Animated Video Creation)

    Meet Umo (Animated Video Creation)

    A Different Approach for a Different Brand  On the surface, our client’s request was simple: create an animated video to help launch a new brand. Digging deeper, we understood this video needed to be more...
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    The World Bank Stolen Asset...

    The World Bank Stolen Asset...

     Creating a Site to Help End Safe Haven for Corrupt Funds   How do you create an approachable and modern website for such a complex topic as ending safe havens for corrupt funds...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Alexandria, VA

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Grafik Marketing Communications to bring their UX and UI design needs to the next level. Based in Virginia, Grafik Marketing Communications was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Grafik Marketing Communications provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 40% Other
    Vantage Data Centers

    Vantage Data Centers

    Data centers are just big rooms with racks of servers, right? Wrong, that’s like saying a Lamborghini is a fast car. Data centers today are the superstructure enabling the technology that flows out to consumers and...
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    Northbank

    Northbank

    Philadelphia has more rowhouses than any city in America; more than 400,000. But when two renowned builders came together to breathe new life into a former industrial site on the Delaware River, it was with a vision to...
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    Tower Oaks

    Tower Oaks

    For over 15 years, we’ve worked with regional builder EYA to bring dozens of walkable urban developments to market in the DMV.  Most recently, EYA’s leadership came to us with a unique challenge: to create a visual...
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    Intelsat: "Imagine Here"

    Intelsat: "Imagine Here"

     In 1965, Intelsat launched the first commercial global satellite communications system. Since then it’s been transmitting some of the greatest moments in history for everyone in the world to share. With countless...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    They’ve done work for major brands like Change.org as clients, but Niftic Agency is a branding agency that hasn’t lost sight of the fire and hunger for greatness that launched them. This Washington, D.C.-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their brand identity strategy to increase sales and consistently beat their competition.

    If you want to see how Niftic Agency helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for BRAC. Niftic Agency helped them define a strategy for their specific audience to improve their local and online reach.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Branding
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    FundHero Software Development

    FundHero Software Development

    Niftic designed and built a powerful fundraising application, giving small-to-mid-sized political campaigns and non-profits the tools and guidance they need to grow their donors and help reach their fundraising goals....
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    Change.org Product Support

    Change.org Product Support

    Everyday, people from around the world visit Change.org; starting campaigns, mobilizing supporters and working with decision makers to create solutions. With over 300 million users globally, Change.org is the biggest...
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    Kx Advisors

    Kx Advisors

    Recognized as a “Best Consulting Firm for Healthcare Consulting” 2011–2020 by Vault, Kx Advisors is a modern strategy consulting firm supporting pharmaceutical, medical device, and health IT companies grow....
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    North Face – Peak2Park Virtual...

    North Face – Peak2Park Virtual...

    Bringing the Competition to the Athlete This virtual competition was created because ski resorts faced increased challenges to host events due to unreliable weather (not enough snow). So rather than not having any...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Reston, VA

    With an impressively robust client list that includes major enterprise brands, DarwinApps empowers brands with web design. Founded on design-first principles, this Virginia-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of DarwinApps’s experience is their work for one of the world’s respected global brands. DarwinApps helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Audi Business Intelligence

    Audi Business Intelligence

    Mobile Application for Sales Reporting. 
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    VTS

    VTS

    Website development and support for leading Real Estate CRM Platform.  
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    Cleo

    Cleo

    Development, support, and optimization client. 
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    P4G Partnership

    P4G Partnership

    Design and development of partnership website.
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