For a town the size of Burlington Vermont, there are a surprising number of word-class design agencies. Is it the proximity to nature and the clean air that inspires such innovative work? Whatever it is, there is no doubt that Burlington fosters unparalleled creativity and excellence in design.
Burlington is located at the intersection of New York, Boston and Montreal. While Burlington has its share of innovative startups, many of these design agencies work for industry leaders in surrounding business hubs and beyond.
The city of Burlington hosts several events for creatives such as Synaptic Supercollider💥 - a conference and festival that takes place every October. The event brings together forward thinkers to discuss new trends in innovation entrepreneurship, music, lifestyles and the arts.
With strategy as intention, Solidarity of Unbridled Labour believes that design is the unique expression of strategy. Their design practice is dedicated to helping advance successful and meaningful brand ideas in the world.
Solidarity of Unbridled Labour's capabilities include research, strategy, brand identity and design system development, communication, messaging, narrative, advertising, video, motion, and product graphics.
Building on Michael Jager experience at JDK, Solidarity of Unbridled Labour focuses on strategic brand design for a select number of domestic and international clients. Solidarity has delivered high-profile projects such as snowboard graphics for Burton and the logo design for the Xbox One.
Solidarity is a boutique design agency. As Michael Jager explains, “We have a limited number of intimate relationships. We differentiate ourselves through our impactful designs.”
FUSE Marketing creates authentic brand management focused on teens and young adults. They offer services such as brand strategy and positioning, marketing planning and consumer insights. FUSE words for well-known brands such as Mountain Dew, TikTok and Amazon.
According to FUSE, client retention is 3 times the industry average. They have been named as a "Best Place to Work" in Vermont for three years in a row. FUSE prides themselves on an approach that is disciplined, but not rigid, treating each clients' unique challenges by developing custom solutions that exceed their expectations.
Shark Communications has a long track record of helping customers build brands and acquire new customers. They offer a mix of creative, web, design, and digital marketing services. Their work has won awards such as the National Tele Award, a Webby Award and an award by Broadcast for the The International Ski Film Festival.
Shark’s client list includes well-known brands such as Marriott, Albertsons, Dell Computer and the 1998 United States Winter Olympic Trials. They host a blog that includes customer success stories as well as best practices for design and marketing challenges.
Team members at Driven Studios describe themselves as a passionate group of creatives who believe in the power of storytelling. They use video, words, images, and technology to shape their client stories to reach the right audience.
Driven’s website includes video case studies for Cabot Cheese, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s amongst many others. Driven is a B Corporation dedicated to doing good for sustainability companies such as NRG Systems and AllEarth Renewables.
No matter how big or small your project, Scout Media is there to tell your story. They offer video production, design and user experience as well as digital marketing services. Some of their showcase clients include Healthy Living food stores, Nalgene outdoor retailers and the Burlington Jazz Festival.
Scout believes that the internet of the future will be watched, not read. They prepare customers for this through great user experience, motion graphics, and video. Scout Media is the good choice for small to mid-sized companies looking to inspire emotion though a video-centric online identity.
Eternity builds websites from their studios in downtown Burlington. In addition, they provide branding and marketing services. Eternity specializes in custom design and they never use shortcuts or templates. Each website is custom built using a content management system called MODX.
Eternity has a solid list of Vermont based customers including Vermont Maple Syrup, Vermont Wood Works and Ski Vermont. They are the good design agency for mid-sized companies that want websites and marketing collateral to give them a unique voice.
New Breed is focused on demand generation, leveraging their relationship as one of HubSpot’s Top North American Partners. They provide solutions adapted for CEOs, marketing professionals and sales teams. Customers include companies such as bizible, Kalibrate and ShoreTel.
New Breed partners with B2B companies to improve and accelerate the way they grow. They challenge customers to think beyond the buyer's journey and focus on the entire customer lifecycle.
Select Design approaches brand strategy with thirty years of experience creating solutions that drive consumer engagement. They offer services ranging from market analysis to brand identity. They carry the creative process through to custom product builds and trade show presence.
In addition to Burlington, Select has offices in Pennsylvania, California and Massachuettes to as far away as Shanghai, China. They think global but they are committed to provide excellent service in the Green Mountain state of Vermont.
Clutch is all about crushing expectations by delivering hard working creative designs. They specialize in website development and marketing services to help their customers succeed. Some of the clients include Gage Cannabis, Ceres Remedies and the Champlain Valley Dispensary.
Clutch was founded by Pete Foytho who is a seasoned Art Director with deep experience user experience (UX) design. The company maintains a blog with articles that take deep dives into digital advertising, search engine optimization and website analytics.
KSV is a collective of creative thinkers who are committed to a more sustainable future. They consider planet Earth their biggest and most important client. KSV provides dedicated advertising and marketing services delivered by energy experts. They find motivation in having a positive impact on the planet and the 8.7 million life forms that inhabit it.
KSV has offices in Vermont and New York City and is a Certified B-Corporation. If you are looking for a company with a passion for sustainability and a commitment to doing good, then KSV may be the design agency for you.
As you can see, Burlington Vermont is home to a long list of innovative design agencies that can tackle the needs of any company. If we missed one of your favorite design agencies, even if it’s one that you work with, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take a look.
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