Thinking of creating a brand identity for your own business? Check out our picks for the best design agencies in Edmonton!
Whether you intend to partner your business with its own website or create logo designs for print, we are confident these companies will cover all your design needs. And if you have questions about web design, we covered some FAQs to help you with concerns you might have.
Top Picks for Design Agencies in Edmonton
The following agencies have been selected based on their range of services, multiple product offerings, experience, and client feedback.
We also considered price points, of course, but since this varies so widely based on project, agency capability, and more, we just listed the agencies’ individual prices in our reviews.
Read on to know more about what these agencies have to offer!
|SERVICES||Website design/development, SEO, digital marketing and Google ads maintenance, social media and retargeting, brand strategy and print design, video production and photography, e-commerce, application development, aerial video/photo, illustration and animation, content writing, logo design|
|ADDRESS||201 3204 Parsons Rd NW, Edmonton, AB Canada T6N 1M2|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM|
When it comes to range, you’ll appreciate what Web3 has to offer. If your project warrants more than the simple web or logo design, this company will cover most if not all complementary services that might be needed.
Most of the basics you’d expect from a design agency are here. What landed it in the top spot is the range of additional services that can be availed of from the same company.
Say, if you intend to put a product on your website but don’t have any photos or videos of it, Web3 has in-house video production and photography. If you’d like to showcase a location through aerial shots, they have aerial photography and video as well.
You’ll be happy to hear about their multiple packages for website development. There are six and each of them are specifically designed to fit a client’s needs.
Their Basic package is perfect for small businesses, and already comes optimized for search engines. The Bronze package comes with competitor research perfect for growing businesses.
Silver is aimed towards medium to large businesses looking to expand. Higher-tiered packages like the Gold and Platinum are best for larger organizations who wish to perform better than competitors.
Custom Development gives potential clients the highest customization possible. Web3 cites the websites for Lake Louise Ski Resort and Go Insurance as some of the projects that make use of this package.
Clients have lauded the responsiveness and security of the websites Web3 has developed for them. However, while we do appreciate that the services offered by Web3 are varied and aim to satisfy every need of the client, it must be said that even their Basic website package is pricier than some of the entries in our list, as you’ll see below.
|Design & print||$100/hr|
Let’s see how Web3 has earned its near-perfect Google Reviews rating of 4.9 stars. Here are some comments from the local community praising them for their services:
Hands-on head developer
“These guys are awesome. Jordan was the head developer of my website’s project and he always went above and beyond for basically anything I requested. He spent hours after the website launched to make sure everything was working smoothly and was always very reachable. I don’t normally write reviews, but the service given here made it very necessary.”––Mike Ljubsa, Google Reviews
Changes are finished quickly
“I can’t say enough great things about Anton and the team at Web3. They’ve helped so much with my website design and online ranking, and changes are always finished quickly. Web3 is highly recommended!”––Monica P., Monica Patt Acupuncture
2. Dream Engine
|SERVICES||Brand Design and Website Design|
|AREAS SERVED||Edmonton and nearby areas|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 780-318-0589|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 6 PM|
Dream Engine is a prominent design agency that can assist you in developing a strong brand identity, website, and material to increase traffic and convert potential consumers. With 15 years of visual design and website development experience, they bridge the gap between having a visually attractive brand and having high performance, quick websites, and everything in between.
Matt, the founder and owner of Dream Engine, loves learning about the problems businesses face, and finding solutions, especially when an obvious solution is not visible.
What sets Dream Engine apart from other design agencies is their expertise in creating tailored brand strategies that seamlessly extend into user-centered websites, guaranteeing an exceptional online experience for your business.
From start to finish, this was a great experience
“I recently contracted Matt with Dream Engine, to build us a website for our vacation property in Alberta. From start to finish, this was a great experience. Matt is professional, organized, on task, and very helpful in every aspect of the project. In addition, Matt offered many suggestions that went over and above the ‘contract’ details, to ensure that we had the best website product possible. Thank you Dream Engine.” – Dale Kiselyk
It was wonderful how supported I felt throughout the process
“Matt is excellent. His process is well thought through, he listened to my input and he communicated in a timely, clear and concise manner. It was wonderful how supported I felt throughout the process of branding and content creation. He is strong in designing a logo and website that reflects your business and speaks to your customer. I love my new website and appreciate that it is easy to change the content as needed all by myself.” – Claudia Parkinson
3. G16framework Media
|SERVICES||Web design, logo design, graphic design, SEO, web hosting, content support, app development|
|ADDRESS||10050 112 St NW Suites 904, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J1, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Sat: 9AM-5PM|
G16framework Media is admirable in that they aim to simplify starting up a website for small businesses. On their website, they claim that they intend to take the stress and effort off their clients’ shoulders.
In turn, they supply their clients with a complete web solution to get the business running. This is good to hear, as most beginners and small business owners might get intimidated by the technicalities.
This web solution includes a domain, web hosting, a logo and additional graphics for brand identity, content support, and SEO. All of this within one plan.
Their own website itself is very straightforward. Through a form, you will be asked to supply information for a quote by answering casual and conversational questions.
With this in mind, it’s pretty evident that they see starting up a website with all the necessary tools as a pretty easy task. And you’d be thrilled to know that their services start at a mere $1,000, which is considerably lower than even the lowest level plans of other agencies.
This agency is perfect for small businesses and offers them the opportunity to develop their own brand identity and get themselves known online. Clients also like the quality of the graphic design on business cards, brochures, shirts, and even custom mugs.
If you check out their site, you might find that the links all redirect to the same page. If you’d like to get even more information, it would be best to call or accomplish the form found on their site.
G16Framework Media has earned 4.9 stars on Google Reviews. Take a look at the feedback below:
Timely and professional
“Emmanuel delivered my e-commerce job in a timely and professional manner. I’ve used his service a few times already and would definitely recommend him.”––Jibs Abitoye, Google Reviews
Delivered as promised
“Awesome designer, I was able to get my application done, up and running and delivered as promised. I will always recommend this guy. He’s so good and knows his work.”––Priceco Compare, Google Reviews
4. Lift Interactive
|SERVICES||Web design, user experience, content management, SEO, e-commerce, web app development, mobile app development, product design, brand naming, brand design, print/graphic design, packaging design, social media strategy, content strategy, copywriting, video and photography, blogging, ghostwriting|
|ADDRESS||10139 – 81 Ave, Edmontong, AB T6E 1W9|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM|
If you’re looking for recognition across all platforms, you’ll find that Lift Interactive might be the right pick. They offer design for websites, mobile apps, print, and packaging, so you’ll know that your brand is recognizable anywhere you look.
And as they’re a design-forward agency, you can also avail of additional services like video and photography so you’ll be sure that the material for your website fits in one aesthetic.
Their customers have expressed appreciation for the accuracy of their execution when it comes to concepts. Their clientele are usually from nonprofit, hospitality, or consumer product sectors.
Some of the names that have worked with Lift Interactive are usafacts.org and jasper.travel. They’ve also developed a mobile app for the Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway, using geofencing to give the user an interactive map to travel through in real time.
While pricing for their various services isn’t readily available on their website, a project consisting of web design, web development, and social media marketing may range from $10,000 to $49,999.
Another project for UX/UI development for a parking services department cost around $50,000 to $199,999.
On average, a project with Lift costs from around $10,000 to $25,000. This may be steep for some, but given the amount of support and the quality clients have sworn by, a lot may consider the value they offer.
To get a better feel of what the community has said abou Lift Interactive, check out these reviews:
Easiest logo design
“The Lift team was our major partner in the rebrand of one of our properties in Calgary. This was the fastest and easiest logo design I have ever been involved with. Their team is highly intuitive, capable and responsive.”––Jamie Wall, Google Reviews
Created a unique experience
“Lift designed and developed a mobile app and website for the Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway. They created a unique experience for users to hear stories through geofencing technology and developed a mechanism that allows people to learn as they explore the walkway.”––Carolyn Patton, Google Reviews
5. BubbleUP Marketing
|SERVICES||Web design, SEO, pay-per-click ads, social media strategies, blog and content marketing, email marketing, copywriting, video production, video marketing, traditional marketing, graphic and print design, web hosting|
|ADDRESS||#101, 17865 – 106A Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5S 1V8|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM|
BubbleUP Marketing, like the others on this list, is a design agency offering digital marketing and design services. However, those who prefer traditional modes of marketing are also welcome as they specialize in mail, print ads, radio, and digital billboards.
Their versatility has captured the interest of many satisfied clients. It’s uncommon to see top-rated design agencies still give equal value to traditional marketing in the present, given the rise of online platforms and mobile devices.
This being said, BubbleUP excels in both. Their web designs are flexible and not locked into one plan, so if ever you decide to add a feature or redesign your website according to the growing needs of your business, they’ll be able to cater to you as the need arises.
You’ll also like the fact that they have their own video production. If you ever need the material, you can book them instead of looking for another agency.
Some of their notable web projects include websites for Superior Lumber, Salvi Homes, and College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. They’ve made logos and various printed materials for SkillsTrader, Axiom Agronomy, and Supreme Landscaping, to name a few.
However, pricing isn’t seen on their site, and you must contact them directly for a quote for any of their services. Estimated cost of a project for a musician’s fansite is $10,000-$49,999, and the SEO and digital marketing for a restaurant came to $200,000.
The minimum budget based on estimates should be around $10,000 and up, and for their services with hourly rates, the estimate is around $100-149.
It should also be noted that they have an online payment portal, so submitting payments is more convenient. As of now, participating banks are ATB Financial, BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Desjardins, HSBC Bank Canada, Laurentian Bank, National Bank, President’s Choice Financial, RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Tangerine Bank, and TD Canada Trust.
BubbleUP Marketing has an average rating of 4.7 stars on Google Reviews. Here are some examples of feedback:
Excellent customer service
“From quick response time to quick turn around time- working with Angie at BubbleUP Marketing has been an absolute pleasure. The process was simple, easy and the staff were extremely helpful when we picked up our products. Highly recommend to all! Thank you Angie for the care you put into our order and your excellent customer service!”––Ron Sutherland, Google Reviews
Trusted source for web development
“We cannot say enough about the team at BubbleUP! They are our trusted source for web development, information architecture, and graphic design. The effort they apply to our projects is exceptional.”––Susan WA, Google Reviews
6. Smart WSI Marketing
|SERVICES||Web design, e-commerce, SEO, PPC advertising, geofencing, display retargetting, facebook/instagram advertising, social media services, review management, email marketing|
|ADDRESS||200, 5041 Gateway Boulevard NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4R7|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Thurs: 8AM-4PM|
Smart WSI Marketing believes there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for your business to succeed online. Their clients seem to be very satisfied about this approach, seen in their near-perfect Google Reviews rating.
That being said, the company only offers two plans for web design. This may seem counterproductive to their philosophy, but we think it does make sense.
The $3,495 price tag readily comes with all the tools necessary for a business to grow online. It includes SSL security, SEO, and ensures that your layout is mobile-friendly while your branding is fully realized across platforms.
This single plan serves as the only starting point, while still offering full customization usually found in a more expensive package. For this price point, we think this is a great deal considering the amount of control and support you get.
The other package is aimed towards e-commerce, and costs $5,995 excluding GST. With this you get the same customization and features as the other plan, but with the guarantee of almost no downtime and compatibility with top payment services.
We think the two plans greatly simplify the idea of starting an online business, which usually entails having to go through multiple plans and packages before landing on one. On top of that, the offerings of related services are useful not only for starting a website but maintaining and improving an existing one.
These complementary services cost $1,335 at most, which covers Facebook advertising. If you’re not sure what direction to take for your website, by the way, you can book a free digital marketing check-up to gauge how your website is performing.
Smart WSI Marketing has worked with a lot of different clients like Flooring Superstores, Millrise Dental Clinic, A-1 Heating, and Bowie Law. Their work with Bowie Law actually earned them the Legal Standard of Excellence award in 2020 from Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAwards.
With their vast experience with business owners as a top choice for digital marketing, Smart WSI Marketing has garnered many positive reviews, such as these:
Vibrant, user-friendly, easy to navigate website
“Julianna at WSI rebuilt our website beautifully! We are a small nonprofit, helping heart transplant recipients in Northern California, and she and her team listened to us, and thought outside the box and created something vibrant, user friendly and easy to navigate! Love her and the team at WSI! So grateful to have found them.”––Denise R., Yelp
“We have been working with WSI for our marketing and web development, and we couldn’t be happier!! The entire team is very responsive, knowledgeable, and exceed our expectations on a daily basis.
We would highly recommend WSI to any and all of our fellow business owners.”––Bradley Hall, Google Reviews