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Best User Experience in Chicago
2020

23 Best Chicago UX Designers

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We scored 95 UX Designers in Chicago, IL and Picked the Top 23

Adage Technologies is a web development company located in Chicago that was founded in 2001. The company's team researches its clients' audiences and services to develop a strategy for improving the experience users have on their websites. Its employees work on the site to make it more responsive and accessible to web users. They also identify and fix issues that may turn potential users away. Past clients include real estate agents, theaters, and retail stores.

Staffed by international experts in design and development, Bytecraft provides an engaging user experience in Chicago, specializing in building mobile and web applications and wearable devices. It works with established enterprises, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. It's built web apps that collect money for social events and group trips, mobile apps that support the mental health of first responders, and interactive games for all devices. The agency conducts extensive research and testing to ensure UX/UI is optimized across its range of solutions.

Calibrate Consulting specializes in custom building websites, mobile applications, and enterprise software rooted in reliable user experience research and attractive user interfaces. The agency partners clients in various industries, including real estate, finance, and gaming. As well as helping its clients develop their strategy, it takes pride in quickly delivering prototypes to enable rapid identification of issues and possibilities in its products. The design team takes its cue from the client's branding to ensure seamless integration with their other outputs.

Comrade Web Agency is an award-winning digital marketing agency that specializes in user experience, SEO, and website design. The Chicago based firm serves clients within the law, professional services, manufacturing, eCommerce, small business, and senior living environments. Comrade Web Agency believes their success can be attributed to their diversity, quality of experience, and dedicated approach. The services offered by Comrade Web Agency include web-design, UX, landing pages, SEO, paid ads, and inbound and content marketing.

DI builds cross-functional teams to support its clients and help bring their products to market. The Chicago agency specializes in various areas, including user experience and user interface. It works across industries, employing a blend of design services, and venture capital, to help grow established businesses and enterprising start-ups. Its UX/UI designers operate across platforms, including digital services and hardware solutions. Di's work has helped L'Oreal, KPMG, and the Chicago Bulls.

Founded in 2002, FlyDesign specialized in UX design in Chicago for clients ranging from small businesses to major corporations. The Chicago-based agency starts the design process by conducting market research, gathering customer insights, and collaborating with clients to identify core objectives. It uses this data to design, develop, and deploy front-end and back-end interfaces that provide user-friendly, visually appealing, and engaging experiences for customers. FlyDesign also focuses on mobile and desktop agility. It works with clients such as OpinionLab and Disney.

Fuzzy Math offers UX design in Chicago that works with managers and executives to creative definitive UX/UI roadmaps. It offers a full suite of UI design services, including prototypes and wireframes, visual branding, and front-end development. The agency has worked with clients such as Microsoft and Allstate to establish UX metrics that measure company performance and promote business growth. Fuzzy Math's UI design capabilities also include voice, embedded, touchscreen, and responsive products.

Grand Studio is a Chicago agency that builds digital products that blend optimal user experience with appealing user interfaces. Its clients come in all shapes and sizes and from industries as different as life insurance, hospitality, and consumer finance. It specializes in developing responsive websites and mobile applications that incorporate emerging technologies. The agency's solutions anticipate the behaviors and expectations of the user while including aesthetic designs that support the client's brand and emotionally engage the customer.

Idea Booth is a Chicago-based firm founded in 2009 that specializes in building and rebuilding brands through innovative and strategic digital product designs. The agency combines market research with client collaboration to develop UI/UX designs that build brand experiences, boost engagements, and provide a seamless user experience. Idea Booth handles everything from ideation strategy and technical design to QA testing and optimization. It works with many leading companies such as Walgreens, Greektown Chicago, Nike, and Kraft.

Intechnic has more than 20 years of experience working with clients throughout the world. The agency offers UX audits, customer interviews, user testing, wireframing, and information architecture. It has worked with industry leaders in the insurance and finance sectors. Intechnic also takes government and e-commerce clients. The agency's UX/UI designers in Chicago have experience in front-end and back-end development, CMS implementation, and responsive design.

Katie Lord Inc. is a digital design and marketing agency founded in 2015 by Katie Lord after many years as a marketing manager and art director. The small company works with ambitious businesses in many sectors, building responsive websites and mobile applications for asset management firms and school groups, for example. The agency works closely with the client, spends a significant portion of time on research and prototype development, and designs solutions rooted in UX/UI.

Kohactive specializes in web and mobile applications constructed from the ground up to enhance the user's experience, and the client's brand through its interface. The Chicago agency's partners include ambitious companies in the consumer, education, and real estate sectors. Its professional UX/UI designers in Chicago conduct extensive research and testing of its prototypes, ensuring each product optimizes the user experience and has an interface that promotes the client's brand while being visually appealing. Kohactive's clients include Groupon and Northwestern University.

Minimal is a product design company founded in Chicago in 2007. It provides start-to-finish design and development services that offer innovative market-ready solutions. The agency uses research, analytics, and prototyping to create customer-focused designs that provide interactive and seamless user experiences and visually appealing user interfaces. Minimal takes a flexible design approach that allows it to customize the development process to best meet the clients' needs and objectives. It works with major clients such as Motorola, Nike, and Intel.

MSTQ is a small UX studio that designs meaningful and intuitive software and user experience in Chicago for its client's employees and customers. It builds applications that utilize back-end technologies and big data for corporations and brands in various industries, including sports, online education, and health care. The agency's products are tailored to human behavior. It identifies pain points, motivations, and aspirations unique to the users in each sector and builds resolutions and enhancements into its client's applications and software.

Orbit Media Studios is based in Chicago and is an award-winning website design and development organization. The firm specializes in designing and developing websites that convert visitors into leads. Previous clients have appreciated the helpful attitude and collaborative approach that the team behind Orbit Media Studios maintain. The services offered by Orbit Media Studios include website audits, keyphrase research, marketing web design, web content writing, and WordPress development. Orbit Media Studios is also a Certified B Corporation.

Orthogonal is a boutique design and development agency from Chicago that specializes in making software for medical devices and diagnostics. In 2011, it branched off from its original long-established company to focus entirely on health care software and applications. The agency's developers incorporate human factors and the user experience into every stage of the process, enabling them to build various products, including diabetes management systems and blood donation systems for mobiles. Orthogonal is an ISO 13485:2016 accredited business.

From its Chicago offices, and satellite locations across the U.S., Sandstorm realizes apps, websites, and packaging imbued with thoroughly researched and tested UX/UI. Its clients include B2B and B2C companies in various sectors, including finance, manufacturing, and e-commerce. The agency has an on-site usability lab, allowing it to quickly test prototypes, while its designers work on creating visually appealing interfaces steeped in the client's branding. Sandstorm describes its philosophy as 'Yes, and?'

Solid Digital is a full-service digital agency based in Chicago. The award-winning company specializes in digital consulting, website design, and digital marketing services with a user experience focus. Solid Digital has achieved accolades such as the Best and Brightest Companies in Chicago to Work For award and Clutch's 2017 Top App Development Agency in Chicago award. The other services offered by Solid Digital include digital growth, strategic planning, UX design, and app design and development.

Kin + Carta, formally known as Solstice, is a Chicago-based customer experience agency that specializes in transforming analog elements of its client's businesses into digital solutions. It leverages the expertise of over 1600 technologists across the globe to help businesses in sectors such as banking, automotive, and health care realize solutions imbued with its UX/UI philosophy. In all projects, it conducts extensive research on the issues, and the behaviors, irritants, and unmet needs of the client's customers and users.

The Product Manufactory is a full-service company with in-house teams who specialize in research, design, engineering, and manufacturing. Since it was founded in 2012, the Chicago firm has realized smart combination ovens for Tovala, soil moisture sensors for PlantLink, and electrical power conversion systems for New Orleans' historic streetcars. Its design team imbues UX/UI into each stage of its projects through extensive research of the end user's expectations, solid modeling, and continuous testing.

Founded in 2018 by experts in the fields of digital design and marketing, Theydo is a small agency located in downtown Chicago. It works with ambitious start-ups to Fortune 500s, in sectors as diverse as e-commerce and wellness. The agency's web and mobile applications come from many hours researching the online behaviors and unmet needs of the intended users, as well as incorporating design aspects that compliment the client's brand while being visually appealing and practical.

UnitOneNine incorporates UX/UI into the websites and applications that form part of its full range of brand development services. Founded over 15 years ago, the Chicago agency, and its Charleston and Columbus satellites, work with businesses of varying sizes across the nation, in sectors as diverse as retail, agriculture, and technology. Its professional's design every aspect of the experience by conducting research, using mood boards, building wireframes, and constructing user flows, before thoroughly testing prototypes.

The consultants at UX 4Sight collaborate with their clients to create intuitive and engaging websites and applications. This Chicago agency specializes in resolving user experience issues through research and design, mostly for Fortune 500 companies and midsized businesses. It also offers UX training and certification by qualified and experienced instructors. In 2019, UpCity named UX 4Sight one of the top UX agencies in the U.S. Its previous clients include Boeing, CVS Pharmacy, and Disney.

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