Every year, authoritative resources rate the best agencies in the field of design, website development, and mobile applications. Such lists help us all identify popular industry trends. For companies, mention or even better a high ranking is an incredible opportunity to advertise their services. For you, as a UX/UI designer, it’s a chance to find a good employer, and be aware of the latest trends on the market.
Dream Companies for UX/UI Designers
If you are a UX/UI designer dreaming about having a stunning career, these professional UX/UI design agencies are the best for you to work at. However, to land such a job is not easy. Talent, a good portfolio, and lots of experience are helpful – but the effort also pays off in these situations.
Clay Global is a digital product and UX agency in San Francisco. They specialize in strategy, design, and UX/UI development across different platforms. By applying behavioral science to customer experience, they create digital products that are used by millions of users. In their portfolio, one can find collaborations with Facebook, Google, Slack, Toyota, SONY, Uber, Coca-Cola, and other internationally recognized brands. They have a lot of positive client reviews on Clutch that highlight their qualifications, respect for deadlines, and a passionate approach to work.
A couple of years ago, the Swedish studio Snask got into the rankings of the best employer companies in the world. They specialize in branding, commercials, and graphics, but they do much more. Recently, they published a book called Make Enemies & Gain Fans, in which they talked about how to achieve tremendous success. Last year the founders of the studio discussed the details of their work at the Trend conference in Moscow.
Another dream company to work for is 72andsunny. These guys are engaged in the world of design, marketing, and advertising. But most of all, they love branding. Optimism and a positive outlook on the world are based on their corporate culture, which is why everybody wants to work with them. Now the company has offices in Sydney, Singapore, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and New York. The easiest way to follow news from their studio is on Instagram – we strongly recommend following them!
For more than five years, CreativePeople has been ranked on various lists as one of the best design studios. Over the past three years, the company has received more than 60 awards, including Awwwards, Webby, and ADCR. The team is engaged in branding, service design, and analytics. They create cool websites with bold and creative concepts. CreativePeople also makes advertising visualizations and teaches others about it on their course “Advertising Graphics.”
Vallée Duhamel has a very unusual visual style. Just open their channel on Vimeo, and you’ll be glued to the screen. Interestingly, the company does not consider itself to be either a design or an art agency. The creator of the studio, Yves Duhamel, says that they are engaged in the creation of advertising, but is advertising today not an art? Among the studio’s clients are Hermès, Apple, Samsung, Google, Yves Saint Laurent, and other influential, globally reaching brands.
Lovers of good typography should pay attention to the Swiss studio Neo Neo. The company creates incredible beauty posters and works amazingly with fonts. Being part of the team at this graphic design studio is a chance to work with some of the best typographers in the world.
Those who dream of working in UX should try and apply to AIC – the best design studio in Russia according to the Tagline rating. AIC has been designing websites for 15 years – during this time, the team managed to work with companies VTB24, Gazprombank, Raiffeisen Bank, Rostelecom, Bitrix24, 1C, and many others. Getting a position at AIC is not easy – but if you have the right skill set and knowledge, a possibility exists.
Ten years ago, Chicago Doejo was a simple startup. But today, it is one of the best studios in the world, and home to designers with a huge number of awards. The Doejo team is engaged in UX- and UI-design, branding, creation of commercials, and advertising graphics. And there is a good blog on the studio’s website, from which you can learn more about the company itself and its projects. The Doejo portfolio can be viewed on the company’s website.
Last year, Red Collar was recognized as one of the best digital agencies in the world by CSSDA. Promotions are considered the strengths of Red Collar – the guys even wrote a course about it to prepare novice designers for work on interesting and complex projects. In the portfolio of the Red Collar, you can find site designs for Awwwards, a company from Silicon Valley Inculerate, an independent restaurant guide for insiders.
The Lounge Lizard design studio now has three divisions, two of which are located in New York and one in Los Angeles. Among the studio’s clients are Marvel, Ford, Nikon, National Geographic, Disney, Tony Awards, and many others. In addition to design, the studio is engaged in marketing and promotion, and also has a blog where you can learn about the studio’s latest trends and research.
If you want to get into one of these studios, follow them on social networks and job vacancies. Positions are available from time to time. Make sure to find out the particular requirements and get acquainted with those who work there. An impressive portfolio, skills, and acquaintances will help you get your dream job.