Agency Spotter Releases First-Ever Top 50 Design Agencies Report


Atlanta, GA, September 11, 2018 – The Top Design Agencies Report evaluates more than 3,000 design agencies based on their credentials, focus and expertise in design, client feedback, and project work. This report takes a broad focus on design agencies which includes those who specialize in branding, communication design, innovation, industrial design, design strategy, user experience design, motion video, and packaging design.

See how Agency Spotter ranks agencies or check out more top agency reports.​

Insights on Winning Design Agencies:

  • 98% are independent firms
  • 12% have multiple locations
  • 22% are women-owned
  • 2% have more than 50 employees
  • 12% are located outside of the U.S.​
  • 8% are minority-owned

Tango Creative Group landed the number-one spot on this report. Spanning two countries, the agency has offices in both Ontario and Detroit, and is built on the foundation of constant development and engagement in creative messaging. As a boutique agency, Tango Creative Group focuses on building long and productive relationships that span years and produce high-end results.

Though Tango Creative Group lists its expertise in industries such as automotive, banking, construction, and consumer goods, the agency reaches far beyond those areas. In fact, the Tango Creative Group’s clientele roster include VW of America, Historica Canada, Movati Athletic, Tourism Windsor Essex, and Highline Mushrooms among others – demonstrating the agency’s success in its flexibility in other fields.

Tango Creative Group is currently rated five out of five stars on Agency Spotter, with client reviewers also spanning industries. Kris Racine, Director of Marketing at Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, states that during his organization’s 5+ year relationship with the Tango Creative Group, the agency assisted in leading numerous awards, and that “any client would be lucky to have Tango support their strategies and scope of work.”

“Any client would be lucky to have Tango support their strategies and scope of work.”
—Kris Racine, Director of Marketing at Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

Number two on this Top 50 Design Agencies Report Page is Taxi Studio. Taxi Studio cemented its reputation of being a consistent, top-performer, placing on multiple Agency Spotter Top Reports. Based in the United Kingdom, the independent firm enjoys fostering courage and collaboration to bring about what they call “fearless creativity” to drive the work they do.

Taxi Studio also does not limit themselves to working with a specific type of client. On a list of their clients, you can find companies of all sizes and industries from across Europe, the US, and beyond, including Nestlé, Adidas, Carlsberg, Tuborg, and Coca-Cola.

Top 50 Design Agencies on Agency Spotter for August 2018

Rank Agency Name
1. Tango Creative Group
2. Taxi Studio
3. Smith Brothers Agency
4. Boone Oakley
5. ribot Ltd.
6. Demo Duck
7. Modo Modo Agency
8. Momentum Design Lab
9. CMA Brand Presence & Design
10. Copious
11. Ruckus
12. leftchannel
13. Trajectory
14. Kworq
15. Lemmon/Hughes
16. Creative Deviants
17. NEXT/NOW
18. Traction
19. Sir Isaac
20. Agenda
21. Idea Theorem
22. Black Bear Design
23. Pininfarina
24. Maycreate
25. Depot Creative

Click Here to see the Top 50

The design marketing agencies were selected based on Agency Spotter’s proprietary research methodology, which uses their websites’ extensive data along with qualitative and quantitative insights to evaluate many factors including each company’s qualifications, experience level, positioning and client feedback.

Agency Spotter’s top agency research reports are issued on a regular basis and are continuing to roll out across more than a dozen service areas. Interested companies are encouraged to claim their agency or apply to get listed and review the report methodology to be evaluated for future coverage.

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Mingu Lee

Marketing Manager at Agency Spotter
Mingu brings agency-side experience from the public relations and marketing industry. At Agency Spotter, Mingu is driving new users to the platform and helping make sure agency customers find success. Ask him about his passion for content creation, sports, and basketball.