Statistics on revenue optimization and online credibility means that finding the best web design agency is increasingly important. Besides, we are in a world where both B2B and B2C consumer behavior has shifted. That said, it is also increasingly difficult because exclusive review sites like G2, Clutch and Design Rush are doing a great job at hiding some of the best talent in the world, as their revenue models tend to tap a few top dogs.
We’ve done some digging to discover 10 of the best web design agencies in the world: we did this by analyzing a high volume of impartial client reviews, along with portfolio samples that will leave you breathless.
Review methodology: Indeed, design has a 75% influence on website credibility which in itself impacts conversion rates. Yet, taking this a step further: we also looked into crucial modern factors, such as core web vitals, mobile user-experience and the overall connection between UX and conversion rate optimization (CRO). We know that slow loading speeds, for example, leads to global revenue losses exceeding $2.5Billion per annum. It is thus fair to conclude that today we do not merely judge the best web designers by the first meaningful picture that appears on our screen – as a holistic view of performance is increasingly vital in choosing your web design team.
It was thus no easy task to perform this analysis – but our review team is prepared to risk it’s reputation and to share it’s’ results publicly, let’s take a closer look at the winners’ list in no particular order:
10 Best Web Design Companies
1. Red Spot Design
New Yorkers rely on superior web design to differentiate their brands in a high value, high competition market. Red Spot Design seems to understand exactly what is needed to satisfy their clients.
As one would expect from a leading New York Web Design Agency, a recent review stated: “The team at Red Spot Design recently redesigned the B2B corporate website for my company. It was not an easy task as our previous website was not accessible. They were able to transfer over all our content and recreate a custom website on WordPress. David and Dania were great to work with and I would highly recommend their team!”
2. Sunlight Media
Californian website owners have long dominated global markets with smart internet marketing. Sunlight Media empowered a remarkable number of these businesses.
As one of their California based clients stated in a review: “I was looking for a design company to help me create a family portrait where I could put together 14 family members in 3 states with one photo! Angelo and his team did just that. Angelo and his team was able to create the most incredible photo with all of my relatives. I can’t express enough how professional Angelo was, he emailed, and called me with questions he communicated with me through the entire process. I will absolutely use Sunlight Media in the future for all of my designs.”
3. Cosmico Studios
You’d want to at least have a call with Cosmico Studios before starting a new ecommerce project. Very few agencies in Florida can provide the kind of all encompassing consultation available from Cosmico Studios. That is thanks to the owner, Kenneth Metral, being more than suitably qualified in information systems – and being an MBA graduate with great strategic insights on ecommerce. Being at the forefront of app development as well, means that Web, iOS and Android are suitably covered and your business will meet the “mobile first” world fully prepared.
As one client Monica said in her review: “When you work with Cosmico Studios, you get a team that’s fully devoted to your project. They have excellent software engineers that take the time to understand your business in and out. You wholeheartedly get the most value from your investment plus more.
They built us a beautiful custom mobile app for our business that helped us engage more with our new and existing customers, while at the same time increasing revenue, and providing us with the latest and greatest technology.
The overall customer service and experience was outstanding. I recommend to all who are considering building a mobile app to go with Cosmico Studios as your first and only choice!”
4. Maxburst Inc.
MAXBURST succeeded in dealing with one of the most demanding markets in the world, namely New York, thereby carving out a notable reputation.
According to a typical review from a customer of this leading New York web design agency: “MAXBURST has been an incredible dev agency to work with. From the start, we have had a great experience with them. No task was ever too big or complex for them. This team is resilient and worked around the clock for us on multiple occasions and we cannot be more thankful to be partnering with them. Highly recommend this company if you’re looking for a development agency!!!”
5. Freshy Sites
This company have representatives across the U.S. and has spread it’s wings to dominate the American market with a lot of success.
“My (self-made) website was in a sorry state of affairs when I met Freshysites. I loved the work in their portfolio, their affordable prices, and was completely impressed by their personable staff. The process of redesigning my site was easy and fast, and it turned out so much better than I could have imagined! Better yet, thanks to their explainer videos and tutorials, I can still easily log into my website and make tweaks and changes myself when needed…no extra charge! I’m so very happy with my Freshysites experience and highly recommend them!!”
6. Los Angeles Design Studio
Very few agencies in Los Angeles come close to having such a high volume of positive customer feedback and retention.
“Finally a trustworthy web design company…this team excels at analysis, user experience, design, programming and business consulting. The level of experience, thought and care that went into our website was amazing. The quality of work is top notch and so is their responsiveness and support. We highly recommend L.A. Design Studio for any company looking to take their websites and digital marketing efforts to the next level,”
7. Absolute Web
When it comes to integrated marketing, it seems that customers from Absolute Web are satisfied with a wide range of services.
“Extremely happy with my logo from Absolute Web! Customer experience was top-notch — logo design process was a collaborative effort, I was able to proceed at a pace I was comfortable with, and they were extremely responsive to all my emails. The team took the time to truly understand my brand, which was evident in the final product. Not only were brand aesthetics on point, but logo was one of a kind. Looking forward to working with the team at Absolute Web again in the near future.”
8. BDG Web Design
From entertainment to ecommerce, BDG has proven it’s ability to deliver excellence across every industry.
Precisely what one would expect to hear from a leading Nevada web design agency in a client review: “We had the privilege and opportunity to work with Brandon Gottier of BDG Web Design to create, implement and execute our newly updated Web Design for our Law Firm. We were impressed with his work and about his background, experiences and awards. We were immediately impressed with Brandon. He was very welcoming, kind, and professional throughout the entire process. He had a keen sense of bringing together our vision and then creatively executing those rough ideas into a beautiful Web Design crafted to our liking! The process was very simple, pleasant, and quick thanks to Brandon. We were thrilled with his work and would highly recommend BDG Web Design for any Web and App development..
Gordon and Janet Muir, HAWKINS FOLSOM & MUIR.”
In Florida, you can find some pretty decent web design companies, but also many “me too” operatives. BrandCoders is at the top of their game. They seem to delight business owners with excellent technical accuracy and professionalism.
As a recent customer review from Cara Walker pointed out: “I started my own business in March and hired Brand Coders to build the website. Not only did they do an amazing job on the visual/functionality aspect of the site, they helped build a significant google presence. My site is not only gaining traffic, I am getting clients. My clients are able to navigate the website with ease and successfully purchase the packages that I offer. I would highly recommend using Brand Coders. Without them, my business would not be where it is today.”
San Francisco companies have tough demands, after all, they lead the world in web technologies. RazorFrog carved out an esteemed profile in this environment and is trusted by some of the best brands in Silicon Valley – which says a lot about them.
Justin Smith, a client with sophisticated needs pointed out: “..The website Razorfrog designed for my biotech startup looked great! It honestly looked better than I was even expecting and I feel on par with that of many larger startups. We had a tight timeline to finish the site before our press release and they were not only able to deliver but had it done early. Working with Max and Scott was easy, they were both professional and clear communicators. I am really glad we decided to work with them. I would definitely recommend them to others who need a professional website and logo for their startup..”
Other close contenders:
A few more star performers stood out. These companies are certainly worth a mention given the various criteria in which they performed well.
Bamboo Manchester has been around for a long time and boasts excellent customer retention.
As a recent customer review pointed out: “We have been working with Simon and Mark since the end of 2012, they are not what I would consider to be the typical web designers. There is a real passion to understand the message we want to put across on the website. Their history of working on more technical websites has been big advantage because they understand our products and the industries were we operate. Great guys to work with.”
M5 Design Studios
Very few agencies in Florida managed to do what M5 Design Studios have done across a range of industries – and their customers reward them for it.
One customer of this leading Florida web design company left the following review: “M5 Design Studio is a hidden gem within the vast world of website design and technology companies. Although M5 is an Orlando website design company you don’t need to be a local business to benefit from their friendly, professional and attentive services. Martha and James at M5 Design Studio took our ambitious website concept from the idea stage to reality. The website is visually engaging, professional and mobile friendly, we can’t be happier with the outcome. It rivals websites that cost several thousands of dollars but it was very affordable and easy to update and maintain. We frequently receive compliments from people who call our office and think that we’re a national company because they checked-out our website. M5 Design Studio is more than just an Orlando website design company though. M5 designed our client presentation portfolio, company brochure, rack card, business cards, professional client handouts, referral card and there’s more marketing collateral in the works. We’ve learned to trust Martha, James and the M5 team with our business and that’s why we won’t partner with anyone else. If you’re looking for an affordable, knowledgeable, competent website design company, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t take a minute to give Martha a call. Heart, Body & Mind Home Care.”
Web Buds in London
This London agency has a reputation for developing globally successful websites.
A little secret is that Londoners are not so big on reviews, but Web Buds bucked the trend with a string of excellent reviews, for example on client stated: “An excellent service provided by Asif, exceeded my expectations and delivered a brilliant, professional website for my business. Will definitely be using Web buds for my future business ventures.”
When you design a new website or redesign an old one, a lot of thought and care needs to go into the process to secure a winning outcome. Indeed a lot of website builders are out there today and you may be tempted to tackle it via DIY – something most experts will advise against. Given that the visual elements alone will not suffice in today’s competitive market, it will pay to leverage the expertise of an all-round digital marketing and web design firm.