An overview of TOP 30 companies creating web designs is a logical continuation of the articles dedicated to UI/UX. In this article, you will see how the websites of great design studios look like. Of course, many members of this list used great creativity, so some of the screenshots may seem quite unusual.
When developing your own style, it’s critical to find a balance between a classic and understandable user design and something new, fresh, and original. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Now, let’s end with an introductory word and go to the websites of various design studios.
Handsome is a holistic design agency from Austin, Texas. The company provides a broad range of design-related services, from research to photo/video shooting and VR. This studio has worked with such well-known brands as Nickelodeon, Audi, FedEx, and others.
As to the design of their website, calm dark tones prevail. On the main page, a user will see a list of successful cases. Each of them has its special style. Images and animation are also very eye-catching.
D.FY is a design studio with offices in Seoul and Tokyo. They mainly work with strategy development, marketing, production and complete many design-related tasks. In addition, the company provided various services for Samsung, AKI, POOQ, etc.
The design of their website has vivid transitions and animations. The main page is divided into several scrolls, each of which presents a certain project. The navigation between the pages and non-linear placement of content blocks are also very interesting. Users immediately see some links to the important pages.
This is a creative agency from Portland, Oregon (sorry for the play upon words). It provides such services as banding, marketing strategy development, UX, and others. This company has a special focus on ecological projects. In their portfolio, you will come across Xmas (a cartographic project) and Bonsai Mirai (a project for the American school of bonsai art).
They have a pretty unusual website, both from a technical and stylistic perspective. The images and videos on the pages look very realistic, rich, and detailed. A peculiar website structure is also of interest. Additionally, we want to draw your attention to the selection of fonts and colors that complement each other really well. Thanks to the bright color palette, the image and text look distinct without an unpleasant contrast.
Logram / to design is a branding agency located in Tokyo, Japan. This studio specializes in branding, web design, and creative solutions. Among their clients, there are Starbucks, merci beaucoup, and NewYorker.
The design of their website is really unique. It has many content blocks located in different directions, various font sizes, and Japanese characters just next to English. The selection of colors is also very strange – the constant alternation of dim and acid shades is a bit confusing. Finally, pay special attention to the website navigation. The placement of links, text, images and other elements that take you to the rest of the pages is unusual. On the one hand, this demonstrates the team’s creativity but, on the other, prevents visitors from using the website intuitively.
This Austrian agency codes and designs. Their portfolio has many projects associated mainly with design, content (including video), and development.
The website of 101 studio is very unusual and has numerous interactive elements. You will be asked to click, scroll, or do other actions to view something on most pages. Thanks to this solution, a great part of the content dynamically changes. There is also an interesting hook. If you don’t interact with the page for some time, it blacks out. To continue working, you will have to erase the black color with your mouse.
6. 101 Grafik
Grafik is a small stylish studio from Wellington, New Zealand. They mainly specialize in unconventional web design solutions that have won them numerous awards. Among their successful projects, it’s worth listing Public Library, Patchwork, and Miles Calder.
The website of the studio is notable for its bright and peculiar design. A large font size, rich colors, and an unusual placement of content blocks are Grafik’s specialties. We should also note the unique navigation on this site.
Avex is a New York agency that creates amazing web designs, provides digital marketing services and e-commerce solutions. This studio has made websites for Cantor Fitzgerald, KITH, and others.
This position in our list is quite different from most design agencies. Ekaterina Asparouhova is a designer working with various interesting projects, including brands, books, websites, etc. Her portfolio can boast of PLAAY Sports, goodwin’s idea, the murder that never was, and so on.
Her website design has a simple and intuitive style. The light font is easy-to-read on the black background. The page with her projects has large high-quality images and the logical placement of blocks.
Makers & Allies is an award-winning branding and design studio in San Luis Obispo, California. This agency has a peculiar feature. It only works with alcoholic beverages companies. Makers & Allies specializes in branding, packaging design, digital, etc. The company can be proud of its numerous projects, including Essentially Geared, Mahana Estates, The Fableist, Michael David Winery, etc.
Mad is a German design agency with a main office in Berlin. The company exists for over 10 years and largely provides analytics, UX, design, prototyping, and branding services. The agency worked with brands such as Circula, Holvi, Daily Deal, and others.
11. Nero Motion
Nero Motion is an Auckland (New Zealand) digital agency. This company develops and designs websites, creates banners, UX, and marketing strategies. Their portfolio demonstrates cooperation with such customers as ORIGIN, Citroën New Zealand, Him it, and others.
The well-matched contrasts help to highlight the text blocks across the whole website. The background on the page of a case very often corresponds to the color of a certain brand. The resource has high-quality images and graphics. It’s intuitive and user-friendly.
12. Célia LOPEZ
This position in our TOP is unique since Célia LOPEZ is a website created by a junior designer specializing in 3D and interactive. The designer herself works in Viens-là studio, which, by the way, we have also included in this overview. After her day at the design studio, this junior spends her leisure working under her own brand. She mainly deals with 3D and 2D designs, UX, and concept development. As to the completed projects, she can boast of Parcea, Orange, Fuse, and others.
Viens-là is a digital agency founded in 2011 in Paris. The studio offers full-cycle development, from creating an idea and basic concept to maintaining the finished product. In addition to numerous awards, this company is also notable for its team. A part of its employees has their own projects and design studios. The studio completed such projects as FIAWEC, ING, Frateli, and many others.
The design of the site of this web studio deserves your special attention. The first thing users see once the resource uploads is a GTA Vice City-inspired preloader and slider. After clicking the Skip button, they are taken to the main page. There are many animated elements in the design, many stylized transitions, and appealing images. Everything is as logical and intuitive as possible.
KRIKDESIGN is a Moscow design agency established in 2005. The team mainly works with branding, decor, photo/video materials and develops websites and apps. They were lucky to work with such customers as IKEA.
15. Da Costa Design
The Canadian designer Cary Da Costa resides in the Netherlands and runs a design agency under his name. He largely works with brand design, UI/UX, packaging and printed product design etc. He has worked for famous brands like Uber, Philips, The Walt Disney Company, and many others.
16. Geex Arts
The design agency Geex Arts is located in Moscow and is well-known for its projects and numerous awards. The company provides web development, promotion, and analytics services and creates mobile apps, smart systems, and product design. In addition, they can boast of working on such projects as USA Today, Stavki, Sports Analytics, See More, and others.
The website of the studio perfectly showcases the development and design skills of their team. When users visit the website, they see an animated download screen and an icon recommending headphones. Most of the actions on the website have accompanying sound, and there is also background music that you can always turn off.
Anagrama is a design company from the city of Bucharest (Romania) founded in 2006. The studio offers development, design, strategy planning, and research services. It worked on a range of projects, including moovel Group, BitLocation, and Bancpost.
Resolute design agency from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) specializes in digital product development, branding, and agile design. Among the key projects of this studio, we can mention Adformatie, Huishoudbeurs, and CheapTickets.nl.
19. Studio Fables
Studio Fables is an independent graphic and digital studio with an office in Paris. The company is well-renowned for its various awards and creative approach to projects. This agency’s main services include art direction, motion design, UI/UX, and web development. They have worked for Arte, BNP Paribas, Evian, Sosh, and other famous brands.
20. Greta Madline
Greta Madeline is an art director and graphic designer working under her own name as an independent studio. Usually, she provides web design, branding, and social media services. Her portfolio showcases a series of exciting projects, including DUKE OF TOKYO, TWITTER BOOK, EJNA, etc.
AkinsParker is a design company with two offices: La Crosse, Virginia and Santa Ana, California. They deal with UI/UX, media planning, strategy development, and other digital tasks. As to the completed projects, it’s worth mentioning Make, Zic, and Ojai.
22. Daydream Designs
Daydream Designs is a creative full-service agency from Greenfield (Great Britain). The studio runs branding, marketing, illustration, and web design projects. This company had a chance to work with such brands as Dangerpoint, Tweedmill, and Hollingsworth Group.
IamFrank.EU is another designer working under his name as an independent design studio. The guy provides branding, graphic, and interactive design services. His portfolio includes such projects as Ambitious, BRABANTS DAGBLAD, and Campus.
This designer got into our TOP since he can easily compete with leading design agencies on equal footing. For a preloader, the resource uses a test card. There is another unusual solution on the website. It has glitches accompanied by the characteristic sound of radio noises. Numerous high-quality images also create a nice impression.
Stuurmen is a creative agency from Eindhoven (the Netherlands) with the interesting slogan “kill off the average.” The company works with branding, UI/UX, application design, and front-end development. The studio cooperated with Bagels & Beans, Bitterzoet, De Beer Verf, 7Lab, and others.
Octoplus Group is a creative agency with offices in Lugano and Zurich. The company focuses on such areas as branding, strategy development, advertising, digital, etc. They worked with Confederazione Svizzera, Cardiocentro, Migros, Diamond, and other companies.
TheMads is a digital agency with offices in Moscow and Kaliningrad. They largely specialize in creative and design solutions, web development, branding, and mobile app development. Currently, the company has four successful projects, namely Film Festival, RostKran, TastyCoffe, Snack-Snack.
Momkai is an international design company with offices in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and New York (the USA). They offer services related to UI/UX, print design, branding, and more. They worked on a set of outstanding projects, including Oncode Institute, De Correspondent, Master Digital Design. The website of this agency has an interesting structure. Instead of a standard main page, a user goes to the page with the listed projects straight away. Furthermore, every case has its own style with lots of high-quality graphic materials.
Fleava is a design studio founded in 2010 and located in Bali (Indonesia). The company largely provides UI/UX, strategy development, branding, and digital production services. They worked on such projects as Sugars and Kopernik, Manisan, and Relationships.
This Page Amsterdam is a digital agency located almost in the downtown of Amsterdam. The services they offer can be divided into the following categories: strategy development and content, R&D and Prototyping, In-House Design, Project management. They did really nice and successful projects for ABN AMRO, T-Mobile GIF IT ALL, MAURITSHUIS THE GOLDFINCH, etc.
Ronin161 is a design studio based in Montreuil (France). They call themselves a digital gang. Their team deals with Front-end/Back-end development, motion and digital design, and 3D modeling. They have been trusted by BETC, La Chose, Universal, Wagram, and others.
This is the end of the overview of the websites of TOP 30 design studios. Obviously, design agencies have very different approaches to website creation. Some of them try to adhere to a classic style, while others chose a certain theme. However, a part of the agencies is not afraid of risking and creating something very unusual.