Here are the top graphic design companies around the world.
Pentagram is the world’s largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 21 partners, a group of friends who are all leaders in their individual fields.
Headquarters: Needham road, West London, UK.
Locations: New York, San Francisco, Austin, Berlin.
Notable clientele: Saturday Night live, Wharton Magazine, MasterCard, Verizon, General Electric, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Guitar Hero, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Sundance Film Festival, Bennetton, Sake Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co, Alexander McQueen, Grey Goose, Popeyes, MillerCoors, WeightWatchers, Stanford Law School, Rolls Royce, Vanity Fair, Sotheby’s, Nissan, Pantone, Nokia, Reuters, Penguin Press, Time Warner, Walgreens, FIFA, Nike, United Airlines.
Metadesign is an international design consultancy known for branding and brand strategy, founded by Erik Spiekermann, Uli Mayer-Johanssen and Hans Ch. Krüger. for more than 20 years, Metadesign has crafted compelling brand experiences for various company brands.
Headquarters: Berlin, Germany
Locations: San Francisco, London, Zurich, Geneva.
Notable clientele: Adidas, AT&T, Apple, Adobe, AOL, Audi, Bank of America, Barclays, Belkin, Bugatti, Charles Schwab, Chevron, Cisco, Coca Cola Comcast, eBay, Expedia, FIFA, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fujifilm, Fujitsu, Gap, Genentech, Hewlett-Packard, Inkling, Intel, Intuit, Kohler, Lamborghini, LG Electronics, Lufthansa, McAfee, McGraw Hill, Motorola, MTV, Netflix, Nike, Nokia, Polo Ralph Lauren, Samsung, Sony, Volkswagen, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Xerox, Yahoo!
Ranked number one in 2013 by Design Week National Creative League Table and clocking more than 250 national and international awards, The Chase has garnered attention for their innovative corporate branding and print design. These self-proclaimed “creative consultants” offer an interesting sampling of skills including calendar design, museum exhibits, and sports stadium branding.
Locations: Preston, London
Notable clientele: Arrow Global. Ask Property Developments. AstraZeneca. BASF. Booths. Buttress. Chesnara Plc. Contra Vision. ESSE Engineering Ltd. Falmouth University. Innovate Orthopaedics. Johnson Tiles. Kinsale Shark Awards. M&S Bank. The University of Manchester. Manchester Metropolitan University. Npower. Royal Mail. Smith & Nephew. Tesco. The Crown Estate. Transport for London. University of Chicago Booth. Zoological Society of London.
Happycog is a New York based firm founded by Jeffrey Zeldman. It is an award winnign digital studio and has a successful collaboration with MTV.
Headquarters: New York
Locations: Austin and Philadelphia.
Notable clientele: Ben & Jerry’s, MTV, Zappos.com, Fonts.com, Standford University, Thompson Reuters, Mozilla.org, Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Mucho designs travel beyond the computer screen and appear in the world around us. Designers work on the ideas carefully to make the world look aesthetically pleasing. They are dedicated to shaping the international and perception and work from insight to ideas to design that connects and craft things with intelligence, sensitivity and precision. Their success evidence is their amazing client list.
Locations: Newark, Paris, San Francisco, New York
Notable clients: AIGA, All Good Scents, Alma Hotels, Art of Sport, Bath Spa University, BCD, Betway, BMW, Canal+, CUBBO, Cultural Institute of San Francisco, Cure Life Products, El País, EMI Music Spain, Future Designs, Gap Inc., Google, HP, Icon publishing, Igloo Films, Kodak, Majestic Hotel Group, Mars, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Phaidon Press, Piece x Piece, Primero Primera, Public Arts East Midlands Arts, Puig, Pumpkin Pet Products, Qube Homes, Random House Mondadori, San Francisco Art Exchange, San Francisco Civic Center, Sónar/Advanced Music, The Boutique Life, The Collection, The Observer, University of California.
These are my top five picks of the world’s famous graphic design companies. Do you have your own list? Please let me know your thoughts in the comment section.