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88 Brand Partners
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10-49 employees
88 Brand Partners is a full-service creative agency that works with clients to create customized branding solutions that generate results. The firm utilizes a five-step discovery and creative process to ensure its team has a deep understanding of your business goals and target audience.

88 Brand Partners’ capabilities include branding, direct marketing, advertising, web design, social media marketing, strategy, and video production.

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88 Brand Partners
  • Address
    542 S Dearborn, Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60605
  • Phone Number
    312-664-2500
  • Service Lines
    Advertising
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
  • Industry Focus
    Health Care & Medical
    Non-profit
    Education
  • Clients
    Discover, Libman, Northshore University Health System, Art Institute of Chicago, W Hotels, Mayo Clinic, Popcorn Factory, American Veterinary Medical Association
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10-49 employees
Antenna
Antenna Group
  • $200 - $250/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
Antenna Group, formerly known as Chicago Digital, is a full-service design and digital marketing agency, offering a wide range of branding, digital marketing,  and development services. Antenna Group offers an all-in-one business branding package that includes offline and online brand management.

Antenna Group also offers SEO, social media, email marketing, conversion rate optimization (CRO), and PPC services to help clients enhance their online presence and generate conversions.

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Antenna Group
  • Address
    213 W Institute Place Suite 301 Chicago, IL 60610
  • Phone Number
    646-833-0289
  • Service Lines
    Branding Web Design
    Web Development
    Digital Strategy & SEO
  • Industry Focus
    Sustainability
    Mobility (Automotive)
    B2B Technology
    Real Estate
    Healthcare & Medical
  • Clients
    AYRO, Greenlots, Kiwi Power, Peak Power, Michigan Avenue Primary Care
Company Info
  • $200 - $250/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
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Artversion
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
ArtVersion is an independent creative agency and design consultancy whose interdisciplinary team includes web design, user experience/user interface (UX/UI) design, and branding experts. The agency specializes in providing visual brand identity and positioning solutions that reflect your business goals.

In addition to branding, ArtVersion’s service offerings include custom web design and development, e-commerce development, graphic design, and other digital solutions.

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Artversion
  • Address
    10 S LaSalle St 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60603
  • Phone Number
    1-312-690-7000
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Web Design
    UX/UI Design
    SEO
  • Industry Focus
    Consumer products & services
    Education
    Financial services
  • Clients
    Volvo, Mack Trucks, Caterpillar, TransUnion, Afex, MorganStanley, Federal Reserve Bank
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Batesmeron Sweet Design
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
As an award-winning branding, marketing, and web design agency, BatesMeron Sweet Design has extensive experience working with companies across a wide range of industries to develop impactful brand stories.

BatesMeron offers brand strategy, integrated marketing, web development, social media, video production, and other creative services to help clients achieve increased brand awareness.

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Batesmeron Sweet Design
  • Address
    1006 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 601 Chicago, IL 60605
  • Phone Number
    312-265-2250
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Direct Marketing
    Web Design
  • Industry Focus
    Business services
    Telecommunications
    Advertising & marketing
  • Clients
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Navy Pier Chicago, Kraft Nabisco, RCN, Kitchfix Trading Technologies, Cloudbakers, American Osteopathic Assn
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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ColorJar
  • Custom Quote
  • 10-49 employees
ColorJar is a leading brand strategy and design firm that delivers measurable results by building brands based on marketing insights and analytics. ColorJar offers branding and rebranding solutions that include brand positioning, collateral design, and persona development.

ColorJar has experience working with clients in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, tech, consumer products, real estate, government, fitness, architecture, and finance.

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ColorJar
  • Address
    1000 W. Fulton Market Suite 213 Chicago, IL 60607
  • Phone Number
    1-312-448-8192
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Logo
    Graphic Design
  • Industry Focus
    Hospitality & leisure
    Real estate
    Arts, entertainment & music
  • Clients
    1871, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Air Bud, Aiwa, Akara Partners, Bella Bridesmaids, Blue Plate, Bucketfeet, CareerBuilder, CBRE, Clayco, Discovery Channel, Dose Studios, Funny or Die, Gamma Aerospace, Google, GoPicnic, HBK Engineering, HFMA, Hollenwolff, Jahn, Kaplan, Kapow, Keeper Security, Kehoe Designs, Kenect, Laphroaig Whisky, Lettuce Entertain You, Marquis Energy, MillerCoors, Navy Pier, ParkWhiz, Rentalutions, Sandbox Industries, Technori, Viskase
Company Info
  • Custom Quote
  • 10-49 employees
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Concentric Design
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 43870 employees
Concentric Design is a Chicago branding agency that focuses on creating brand identities, digital experiences, and print materials that communicate clearly and achieve marketing goals. 

Concentric Design helps clients achieve a cohesive brand identity through professional brand strategy, brand development, logo design, copywriting, and other creative solutions. The firm also offers digital marketing and traditional advertising solutions to support brand development.

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Concentric Design
  • Address
    1212 N. Ashland Ave. Floor 2 Chicago, IL 60622
  • Phone Number
    312-725-9509
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Web Design
    Graphic Design
  • Industry Focus
    Non-profit
    Information technology
    Health Care & Medical
  • Clients
    Hertz, United Airlines, Paylocity, Teach For America, The University of Chicago, Netrix, Burwood Group, The Huestudio + Company, Q Holding Company, Taskfully, VoxConnect
Company Info
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 43870 employees
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Kitelytech
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
KitelyTech is a premier branding agency that offers a wide range of digital solutions, including web design and development, SEO, graphic design, Salesforce, online marketing, and mobile app development.

Startups can apply for the KitelyTech Startup Scholarship. Recipients receive web development, mobile app development, branding, and design services that help them quickly launch and grow their startups and stand out in competitive markets.

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Kitelytech
  • Address
    1165 N Clark St 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60610
  • Phone Number
    312-254-8248
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
  • Industry Focus
    Security
    IT Services
    Photography
    Entertainment
    Health
    Wellness and Fitness
  • Clients
    Aptus, Klein Consulting, Portage Point Partners, Quantivize Health, Aceanatomy
Company Info
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
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Mabbly
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10-49 employees
Mabbly is a strategic design agency that uses strategies driven by data analytics, market research, and digital technology. The firm brings brands to life via visual identity, packaging design, logo design, and naming solutions.

Mabbly also offers e-commerce platform development, product design, digital strategy, market research, WordPress development, social content management, and other digital marketing services.

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  • Address
    116 W. Hubbard St. Fl. 2 Chicago, IL 60654
  • Phone Number
    312-448-7473
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Digital Strategy
    Branding
  • Industry Focus
    Manufacturing
    Business services
    Consumer products & services
  • Clients
    Tolmar, Lil' Drug Store Products, Edelman, Limitless Coffee & Tea, Microsoft, EY, Zeno Group, Griffith Foods, ShopRunner, Concentrix, Bunker Labs, Legal Files, Azteca Foods, Crane USA, Ameda, National Van Lines, Precision Software, Airsys, ISACA, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Plastic Technologies Inc, SPR Consulting, Sage Green Living, Gonnella Baking Company, Symphony PAN, Congoleum, EMSL, Avenue, GG+A, Apollo, Knowledge Services, Ink Factory, Safe Rate, Jenzy, UL, Otus, Berkshire Group
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10-49 employees
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March Media Chicago
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 43870 employees
March Media Chicago is a leading Chicago branding and digital agency that works with clients in consumer marketing, food and beverage, nonprofits, nail salon, and plumbing. The firm develops custom-tailored solutions that meet its clients’ unique needs.

March Media Chicago’s interdisciplinary team specializes in digital marketing, local listing, website design, SEO, search engine marketing (SEM), social media strategy, and graphic design.

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March Media Chicago
  • Address
    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Phone Number
    708-669-9369
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Search Engine Optimization
    Pay Per Click
  • Industry Focus
    Advertising & marketing
    Arts, entertainment & music
    Business services
  • Clients
    Sumi Robata Bar, Personalized Communications , Buddy's Parking, Slim's Chicago, Four Seasons Japanese Restaurant, Smiley Nails & Spa, Mongol Group Construction, A to Z Statewide Plumbing
Company Info
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 43870 employees
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Monogramgroup
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 2 - 9 employees
For 30 years, MonogramGroup and its team have worked with clients across a wide range of industries to develop innovative branding and digital marketing solutions. On top of its standard branding solutions, MonogramGroup offers specialized branding services for private equity groups.

MonogramGroup’s branding capabilities include brand invention, repositioning, architecture, and messaging. The firm also offers data analysis, copywriting, naming, web development, and other digital services.

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Monogramgroup
  • Address
    4001 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 501 Chicago, IL 60613
  • Phone Number
    312-286-4219
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Market Research
    Advertising
  • Industry Focus
    Financial services
    Manufacturing
    Business services
  • Clients
    Life Fitness, Mintel, Goldwind America, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Geremarie, Antares Capital, ITsavvy, Catholic Theological Union
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 2 - 9 employees
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Multiple
  • $200 - $300/hour
  • 10-49 employees
Multiple is an industry-leading design agency that helps clients grow and drive change by designing and advancing brands, services, and products. The firm’s services include strategy, design, content creation, branding, development, and marketing solutions.

Multiple has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs to launch and grow startups. The agency’s startup services include business roadmapping, financial modeling, go-to-market strategy, and intellectual property strategy.

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Multiple
  • Address
    845 West Washington Blvd. Fifth Floor Chicago, IL 60607
  • Phone Number
    312-846-6944
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Advertising
    Market Research
  • Industry Focus
    Business services
    Education
    Health Care & Medical
  • Clients
    Rotary International, Columbia College Chicago, Constellation Brands, Adello Biologics, Fresenius Kabi USA, Great Lakes Protection Fund, DePaul University, Cusp Conference, Driehaus Foundation, Taubman Centers, Meijer, Royal Caribbean Cruises, PowerPlayer, Sedgwick, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Company Info
  • $200 - $300/hour
  • 10-49 employees
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Paragraphs, LLC
  • Custom Quote
  • 10 - 49 employees
Paragraphs is an award-winning, Chicago-based digital marketing and brand consultancy firm. Paragraphs’ team specializes in strategy, branding, storytelling, marketing, digital marketing, and more.

The agency’s branding solutions include naming, brand guidelines, launch programs, logo design, and identity development. Paragraphs emphasizes collaboration and responsive service to ensure its clients’ needs are always taken care of.

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Paragraphs, LLC
  • Address
    332 S Michigan Ave, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604
  • Phone Number
    312-828-0200
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Web Design
  • Industry Focus
    Health Care & Medical
    Business services
    Consumer products & services
  • Clients
    Baxter Healthcare, Exelon Corporation, IBM Watson, Coca-Cola FEMSA
Company Info
  • Custom Quote
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Pivot Design
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
From healthcare and higher education to commercial real estate and the arts, Pivot Design works with clients across a broad range of industries to develop impactful and meaningful brand identities.

Pivot has a large, multidisciplinary team with expertise in strategy, branding, planning, omnichannel advertising, digital marketing, web design and development, and employee engagement.

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Pivot Design
  • Address
    321 N Clark Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60654
  • Phone Number
    1-855-447-4868
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Logo
  • Industry Focus
    Advertising & marketing
  • Clients
    Abbott, AbbVie, Accenture, American, Library, Association, Baxalta, Beacon, Capital, Partners, Bill, &, Melinda, Gates, Foundation, Brooks, Brothers
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
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Simple Truth
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10-49 employees
Simple Truth is an independent creative branding agency in Chicago that works with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to local nonprofit organizations. The firm focuses on providing solutions to its clients’ brand, campaign, communications, and culture-related challenges.

Simple Truth offers branding services like branding workshops, brand strategy, naming, and brand architecture. Clients can also take advantage of the firm’s communication and marketing services to enhance brand awareness.

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Simple Truth
  • Address
    314 West Superior St, Suite 300 Chicago, Illinois 60654
  • Phone Number
    312-376-0360
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Content Marketing
    Web Design
  • Industry Focus
    Business services
    Financial services
    Health Care & Medical
  • Clients
    Adtalem, Allstate, AvalonBay Communities, Baird & Warner, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, BrightStar Care, Heitman, Hollister, Inc., GTCR, IRI, Million Dollar Round Table Academy, National Safety Council, The Scion Group, Segal, Symbria, World Business Chicago
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10-49 employees
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Symmetri Marketing
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10-49 employees
Symmetri Marketing is a business-to-business (B2B) brand interaction agency. Its team designs branding solutions meant to encourage personal and digital interactions between customers and businesses.

As a full-service creative agency, Symmetri Marketing offers a wide range of branding and digital solutions, including brand development, social media planning, advertising planning, video production, web design and development, and content creation.

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Symmetri Marketing
  • Address
    233 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 765, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Phone Number
    312-573-2220
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
    Web Development
  • Industry Focus
    Education
    Manufacturing
    Advertising & marketing
  • Clients
    National Geographic Channels, ZF-TRW Automotive, The University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, Kettering University, The Nature Conservancy, The National Council of Nonprofits, The Detroit Zoo
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10-49 employees

How We Chose the Best Branding Agencies in Chicago

Professional branding services are a great way for businesses to improve customer loyalty, build brand awareness, and increase sales. But to achieve these benefits, it’s important to partner with an agency that understands your audience and business objectives. This is why we created this list of the 15 best branding agencies in Chicago based on three criteria: the size services they offer, size of the firms, and their industry specialization.

Multiple Service Lines

Services like digital marketing, reputation management, public relations (PR), web design, and video production help businesses spread their brand message and communicate with their audience across multiple touchpoints. As such, we made sure to include branding agencies that offer a wide range of branding, marketing, and advertising solutions.

Size of Firm

Small businesses may prefer partnering with small businesses that cater to local consumers and have fewer clients while larger firms are suited for big businesses with large marketing budgets. To accommodate as many businesses as possible, our list includes branding agencies of varying sizes.

Industry Focus

To reach your target audience effectively, it’s important to work with a branding agency that has experience working with businesses in your industry. We made sure to include firms with experience in industries ranging from retail and e-commerce to finance and education.

Questions to Ask Branding Agencies

With so many Branding Agencies in Chicago each offering similar features, it’s important to ask the right questions during your initial discovery call or demo. To help you make the right inquiries, we put together a downloadable list of questions to ask your prospective branding agencies.

Download the questions to ask Branding Agencies

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