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Subject: top 20 interactive design agencies in San Francisco, California
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: dizzymanizzi-ga
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Posted: 12 Feb 2004 18:28 PST
Expires: 13 Mar 2004 18:28 PST
Question ID: 306329
Who are the top 20 agencies in the field of interactive design in San
Francisco, CA?

Interactive web design industry; specializing in high end web design; often
utilizing Macromedia Flash to build and design web sites; specializing
in marketing and branding of client's e-commerce and promotions
websites; often involved in creation of online advertising campaigns
and adjacent promotional websites;

Request for Question Clarification by leader-ga on 12 Feb 2004 19:27 PST
Hello dizzymanizzi-ga:

Researchers might be able to provide you with the names of reputable
companies. It will be difficult to come out with the top 20 web design
companies in SF unless there is a ranking published.

Would you like the researchers to locate the reputable ones, if the
rankings are not availalbe?


Clarification of Question by dizzymanizzi-ga on 12 Feb 2004 20:30 PST
Most reputable agencies would suffice if rankings are not available,
if by reputable you mean they are the top 20 biggest award winners in
the design/interactive industry, and feature Fortune 500 clients. 
However, company size in terms of number of employees, is not
necessarily valuable here, since some smaller agencies/studios are
very successful.

Thank you.

Subject: Re: top 20 interactive design agencies in San Francisco, California
Answered By: leader-ga on 13 Feb 2004 13:45 PST
Hello dizzymanizzi-ga:

It is a pleasure to answer this question for you. After your
clarification, I talked to one of my friends who is a freelance web
designer. He advised me to review a couple of very good companies in
SF. I also checked to see if there is any kind of rankings published.
Actually, San Francisco Business Journal published a list of top 25
web design firms in SF back in 2001. My research revealed that it was
the list of top 25 largest firms, instead.

After doing my own research, I have compiled a list of 20 web design
firms that not only design web pages but also do marketing. I am only
listing these types of firms because your original question suggested
that you might be looking for more than a web design firm.

You might notice that there are a couple of firms that are not based
in SF but very close to that city. I was compelled to include these
firms in my list because my friend highly recommended those and they
do have a great portfolio. Other than that, almost all of the firms
are SF based with the exception of one in San Jose and one or two
others that are very close to SF.

Again, I came across some great web design firms in SF but excluded
them from the listing because they were mainly web design firms.

Please take a careful look at these firms, as all of them differ in
scope. Also, they are NOT in any order of preference.


?We're a full-service Web design firm. We can do everything for you,
from figuring out strategy to managing the project to launching and
maintaining the site. We can help you sell, communicate, educate, or

A Few Major Clients: Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America, Netcentives,
Clicquot, California State Automobile Association, City College of San
Francisco, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and IDEO.
List of Clients:

MoonStone Interactive
?Moonstone Interactive is an award-winning web design studio with
offices in California and Washington. Studio expertise includes web
design, development, hosting, maintenance, and marketing with an
emphasis on search engine optimization (seo) to drive a large volume
of qualified traffic to every web site we build.?

A Few Major Clients: Adobe Systems, Microsoft Corporation, LEGO Labs, Fujistu.
List of Clients:

Hyper Arts
?HyperArts Web Design has been building top-quality websites since
1996. As the technology of the Web has expanded, HyperArts has kept
pace with the new technology in order to present for our clients sites
which are elegant in design, technologically sophisticated, easy to
navigate and, most importantly, fast loading so that the presentation
of information is immediate.?

A Few Major Clients: University of California, Via Motif
List of Clients:

?At 1EZ Consulting, we are unlike most other interactive design firms.
Our focus is to work with our clients to invent new ways of doing
business online. With world class partners we have access to the
latest technologies in web presence, e-Commerce, and transaction-based
development. This gives us the ability to provide comprehensive
advertising, marketing, Internet solutions to our clients worldwide.?

A Few Major Clients: DeBeikes Investment Company, Shaw & Sons
List of Clients:

POP Interactive
?POP Interactive is a Web services firm that specializes in the
planning, design and development of business-to-business websites. In
addition, we offer integrated logo design and corporate identity
consulting services. We help clients plan and create websites that
will enhance their competitiveness, further their brand and produce
measurable results.?

A Few Major Clients: San Francisco 2012 Olympic Bid, Boisset America
List of Clients:

?Atomz is the leading provider of Web-native applications for
enterprise-class Web sites.Award-winning Web site management
applications from Atomz increase the value of Web content by helping
enterprises deliver the right information at the right time.?

A Few Major Clients: AOL Time Warner, CBS, Verizon Wireless, Olympus, Palm
List of Clients:

Gravity 7
?Gravity7 is an award-winning web design, development, and seo
consulting firm located in San Francisco, California. We're a small
and dedicated team built for focused web design, custom development,
marketing and search engine optimization projects.?

A Few Major Clients: Sierra Designs, Smith & Hawken
List of Clients:

Project 6
?At Project6 Design we specialize in creating the visual tools
companies need to achieve their marketing objectives. Whether you're
interested in designing a website, developing a sales brochure, or
establishing a new corporate identity, we can help you create the
professional image you need to take your business to the next level.?

A Few Major Clients: Wells Fargo, University of California ? SF, LL Beans, Philips.
List of Clients:

Online Design Incorporated
?Online Design, Inc. has grown into one of the premier design studios
for web and print media. Now, our staff of designers, artists, and
programmers offer creative solutions to a wide variety of businesses
who understand that the services and solutions provided by Online
Design will show them a positive return on their investment. No matter
how big your company or how small your budget, we will design a
solution which shows you these returns.?

A Few Major Clients: Adobe Systems, Xerox, San Jose State University
List of Clients:

Global 1 Design 
?Global 1 Design is a Web design and Web development company located
in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently we are a five-person team,
consisting of highly specialized individuals with years of experience
in our respective fields. Each of our professionals are passionate
about what they do and are committed to excellence.?

A Few Major Clients: Crosby Group, Sleep Quest Inc.
List of Clients:

Utkaduck Design 
?Utkaduck Design provides innovative Internet Solutions including web
design, marketing, e-commerce and hosting, so your business can
compete in both the local and global economy. Our team is committed to
giving you unparalleled service with 100% customer satisfaction.?

A Few Major Clients: Homeland Security Research Corp., Big Oak Publishing
List of Clients:

Resolve Digital 
?Resolve Digital started out as a San Francisco Web design firm, but
we've evolved beyond custom designed websites. We work with you as a
team to develop a successful Web strategy for your business.?

A Few Major Clients: Purdy O? Gwynn Barn Hart Architects.
List of Clients:

Carve Media
Carve Media is a full time interactive agency offering innovative
strategy, design and development services.

A Few Major Clients: Levi Strauss, Sun Micro Systems, Siebel, Vodafone. 
List of Clients: Once on the website, please click on ?Portfolio?. 

Diesel Design
Diesel Design delivers strategic, integrated communication all across
the media. Since 1994 Diesel Design has successfully created and
marketed brands through web, print and identity deployment.

A Few Major Clients: Cisco, Netscape, Macro Media, Warner Bros.
List of Clients:

e21 Corp
?e21 offers a full palette of integrated services. Our clients come
primarily from the technology sector but we serve businesses in every
area from physical therapy to semiconductors to notebooks.? They offer
marketing, web development and public relation services.

A Few Major Clients: Epson, Samsung, Oracle, IBM, HP
List of Clients:

Tommy Dew Designs (Isys Idea Systems)
?Tommy Designs provides design and marketing strategies that extend
your brand on the internet and in the real world.?

A Few Major Clients: Saratoga Systems, M&M.
List of Clients:

Plus2 Partners (Isys Idea Systems)
?Plus2 Partners is an internet development firm located in San
Francisco Bay Area. We use a visual information architectural
methodology that coordinates application features with a targeted
technology model and an integrated marketing program.?

A Few Major Clients: Saratoga Systems, M&M.
List of Clients:

D3 Solutions
?We founded D3 Solutions in 1995, with the goal of helping businesses
build cost-effective, database-driven websites, that would allow for
scalability and growth. Since then, we have been building web-based
software applications and dynamic websites for small businesses,
educational organizations and Fortune 500 companies.?

A Few Major Clients: Boeing,, HP, United Healthcare
List of Clients:

Ninth Degree
?Ninth Degree is a premier programming, brand development, multimedia
and web development firm in Southern California with clients across
the United States. We have won acclaim for achieving a critical
balance between dynamic, interactive designs and powerful, scalable
programming solutions.?

A Few Major Clients: Hitachi, Atari Soft, Electronic Arts.
List of Clients: Once on the web page, please click on ?Portfolio?.

Front End Tech
?FrontEndTech has the reputation of building quality web sites for
over six years. This year's goal is to increase the local publics
awareness of our company, and to work with direct marketing
techniques. With a passion that burns far past the "dot-bomb" era,
FrontEndTech will be building web sites of tomorrow and beyond.?

A Few Major Clients: Cisco Systems, AT&T, Sun Microsystems, Palm OS
List of Clients: Once on the web page, please click on ?Portfolio?.


A few useful search terms

?< Top web design firms >?

?< Web design firm ?fortune 500? ?San Francisco? >?

?< Top 25 web design firms in San Francisco >?

I hope this helps. Please clarify, if you are not satisfied with this
answer. I will try to serve your needs.

Subject: Re: top 20 interactive design agencies in San Francisco, California
From: mltinsf-ga on 18 Aug 2004 15:24 PDT
I have another great one to add to top Bay Area interactive agencies -
don't know why they didn't come up in your list:

Digital Brewing Company 
They are an award winning brand communications and interactive agency
based in SF and in business since 1998.
"Our firm skillfully blends the art of branding and design with the
science of interactive development and custom programming.  The result
is a cost effective resource for the creation of effective marketing
elements capable of powerful performance."

A Few Major Clients: Yahoo!,Kendall Jackson Wine Estates,Delicato
Family Vineyards,Fox Sports Net,Wild Planet Toys, and the American
Heart Association.
List of Clients:

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