September 2022

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
    Felix

    Felix

    The Problem: Study after study shows that employee performance and physical health go hand-in-hand. The healthier our Federal employees, the more our taxpayers benefit. But for the US Department of Health and Human...
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    Upside

    Upside

    The Problem: Travel for business has never been worse. Before you even get to the plane, a maze of shifting flights, hotels and meetings awaits you. And there’s no real incentive for anyone to try harder.   The...
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    RewardStock

    RewardStock

    The Problem: Credit card rewards can feel byzantine at best and predatory at worst. Users misunderstand the process for applying for the right credit card, and end up leaving valuable points on the table.   The...
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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
    Center for American Progress...

    Center for American Progress...

    Amidst a once-in-a-generation moment to make transformational progressive change, the Center for American Progress (CAP) had a legacy website that was holding them back from achieving their engagement and conversion...
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    Nuclear Threat Initiative Website...

    Nuclear Threat Initiative Website...

    With 15,000+ pages, unstructured content, and a tangled taxonomy, the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s website was inefficient to manage and confusing for users. It was time for a ground-up rebuild to make the "Wikipedia...
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    Teal Media + Girl Trek

    Teal Media + Girl Trek

    GirlTrek is on a mission to heal trauma, fight racism, and transform Black lives through the power of walking. As they reached their milestone one millionth member, the team at GirlTrek wanted a new website that more...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency based in Washinton, DC, and was founded in 2011. They have about 50 employees that specialize in social media marketing, web design, and web development for a wide range of businesses focusing on health care & medical, non-profit, and business services industries.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society tapped Social Driver to create an animated video for their nonprofit organization. The team wrote up a script and pre-and post-produced a two-minute video using the client's resources. Social Driver was able to take a topic that’s hard to capture in a visual medium and translate it into moving yet informative video. The team had an excellent command of the project details and timelines and kept everything moving along. 

    SERVICES
    • 30% Social Media Marketing
    • 15% Web Design
    • 15% Web Development
    • 40% Other
  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Takoma Park, MD

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like National Geographic, 45RPM empowers brands with branding. Founded on design-first principles, this D.C.-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of 45RPM’s experience is their work for AARP, one of the world’s respected brands. 45RPM 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
    • 30% Branding
    • 30% Digital Strategy
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Other
    National Geographic Museum

    National Geographic Museum

    At A Glance National Geographic Museum wanted to create video content installations to support a Photographer Stephen Wilkes Day to Night exhibition - designed to educate, engage and generate awareness to museum-goers...
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  • 5
    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
    Amazon Mechanical Turk

    Amazon Mechanical Turk

    The mTurk team at Amazon knew they already had a revolutionary product but wanted to rework the architecture and interface to make it more intuitive for their users. They came to Intridea to help them optimize the user...
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    American Bible Society

    American Bible Society

    With their javascript API generating billions of records every year, ABS needed help making sense of their data. We partnered with ABS to create ScriptureAnalytics.com, a site that gives insights into their vast...
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  • 6
    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
    Dragos

    Dragos

    Equipping a renowned industrial cybersecurity brand with a best-in-class website experience To learn more, please visit: https://www.mindgrub.com/work/dragos
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    Web Design & Systems Integration

    Web Design & Systems Integration

    The Children’s Inn at NIH partnered with Mindgrub to create a more informative, intuitive, and inclusive website that would integrate with their donation management system.   We created an enhanced experience through...
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    Royal Farms

    Royal Farms

    Growing customer experiences through revitalized web, mobile, and point-of-sale promotions To learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/royal-farms.
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    University of Maryland School of...

    University of Maryland School of...

    A multi-channel campaign increases audience engagement for a world-class medical care and academic research organization To learn more, please visit https://www.mindgrub.com/work/university-maryland-school-medicine
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  • 7
    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
    Dental Health in New York State

    Dental Health in New York State

    We worked alongside the NYSADC team to rethink their website structure and content, crafting a new user experience that clearly communicates the impact, celebrates success of students and faculty, and provides an...
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  • 8
    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% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 40% Other
    National Associations of Counties...

    National Associations of Counties...

    Taoti partnered with the National Association of Counties (NACo) communications team to both redesign and develop a fully responsive, Drupal-based website. The result is a world-class website with a fresh new look and...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    North Bethesda, MD

    As a leading mobile and web app developer with over 250+ apps under their belt, Simpalm has an impressive work portfolio. This Maryland-based firm focuses on intuitive and creatively designed apps for startups and large enterprises alike.

    One example of their work is The George Washington University application, which serves as a complete portal for students and faculty to receive up-to-date information. The app design is clean and eye-catching to make navigation simple and clear.

    SERVICES
    • 55% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 10% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    TruckSpotting - Yelp for Food...

    TruckSpotting - Yelp for Food...

    TruckSpotting is the best way to find a food truck in your city. This is the only app that actually outfits each truck on map with a real-time GPS unit, and the only app that meets each mobile kitchen owner in person to...
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    Podium Cue App

    Podium Cue App

    Podium Cue is best in presentation tools available in the market. We have developed Podium Cue and Podium Pro apps for our client Communicators. Podium Cue allow users to create a structured and neat documents and notes...
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    ePort Mobile Payment App

    ePort Mobile Payment App

    ePort Mobile is designed for credit card payment transactions. We have developed iPhone App of ePort Mobile for USA Technologies. This app connects to the USA Technologies Connect Services. ePort Mobile bypass merchant...
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    Home Automation App - SmartLights

    Home Automation App - SmartLights

    Smart Lights is a home automation controller app that can efficiently control the smart bulbs in your home and manage electricity consumption. We have developed the Smart Lights app for Smartbotics Inc, which is based in...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    This established branding company counts major brands like Google and Dewalt among their clients. Based in Washington, DC, Bluetext brings a bright and impactful approach to each branding project they take on.

    Riverbed creates telecom technologies to eliminate delays between servers and customers. They turned to Bluetext for a focused branding campaign that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Bluetext delivered with highly modern and striking branding designed to make an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Web Design
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 40% Other
  • 11
    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% Product Design
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 35% Other
  • 12
    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% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Web Design
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 40% Other
  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Alexandria, VA

    Bixa is an award-winning market research studio bringing the customer insights clients need to capture attention, influence your audience, and transform business. They create clear strategies for marketing, outreach, or product development. Bixa delivers market research and UX research—directly from your customers—to help them confidently make data-backed decisions.

    They helped clients conduct over 500 in-store interviews in four states to segment their audience, understand post-COVID customer buying behavior, and recommend highly-targeted marketing campaigns to tap into niche target segments. 
     
     

     

     

     

    SERVICES
    • 60% Market Research
    • 30% Marketing Strategy
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    Qualitative Interviews

    Qualitative Interviews

    Bixa conducted 50 interviews with undergraduate and graduate chemistry students who were members of the American Chemical Society to understand why they joined and what additional value ACS could offer them through...
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    Qualitative Research

    Qualitative Research

    Bixa came in-person to Raleigh, NC and train product teams at Apex Tool Group on how to conduct market research, including product research and concept testing for development, marketing, packaging of new types of tools...
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    Customer Insights

    Customer Insights

    51% of the US population today is female, yet less than 30% is represented in elected office. To date, a great deal of research has been conducted on barriers to women running for office. However, little research has been...
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    B2B Research

    B2B Research

    Bixa conducted B2B research for this manufacturer of food coloring technologies to understand why they win work. This helped their sales teams know how to more effectively market to B2B customers with key "win themes" in...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    A widely trusted digital partner, Blue Water’s past work includes a consolidated analytics portal for Audi of America, a new website for USAID, and more. They design and develop digital solutions mainly for Fortune 500 companies, the federal government, and leading associations.

    They created a series of unique, personable, and immersive stop motion videos for the American Lung Association. The video series empowers lung cancer patients, helping them understand treatment options and support. The series brought more than 5,000 visitors to ALA’s Interactive Library and won a gold ADDY in 2016.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Development
    • 30% Web Design
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Other
  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    What do Domo and ExtraSpace Storage have in common? They’ve both turned to SolutionStream for software development expertise. This Utah based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Young Living launched a platform targeting their unique users, SolutionStream analyzed the entirety of their approach to refine their essential oil marketing approach, create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% Enterprise App Modernization
    • 20% Other
    BYU Idaho's Online Scheduling...

    BYU Idaho's Online Scheduling...

    Solutionstream Business Analysts collaborated with BUY-Idaho to define the business rules, scope, and strategy  of multiple new systems. The Solutionstream design team created a modern design for the Online Scheduling...
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