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Bluespark Named Top Web Design Agency in the U.S. by Clutch

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There’s always room for improvement but this award validates that we’re moving in the right direction. - Mark Dodgson, UX Director

We want to start off the year with some more exciting news!

At the end of 2018, Bluespark was added to a list of top web design agencies in the U.S. We're exceptionally grateful and proud of this acknowledgement because design strategy is the foundation on which we strive to develop projects.


We prioritize design as a way to build systems, improve experiences, and grow influences.

While our design team is made up of Creative Director Rusty Segars and UX Director Mark Dodgson, we believe design is a "whole company" responsibility. Every day Mark and Rusty are supported (and challenged) by a host of developers, project managers, and strategists. In turn, Mark and Rusty challenge the rest of us to incorporate design-thinking into varied aspects of the business. 

Over the last two years we’ve had some really interesting projects that introduced us to the world of curated content experiences.

In 2018, we started some internal projects as part of Bluespark Labs where we experimented with user interface ideas that simplify the overall user experience. This year the design team will build upon our current understanding of curated experiences to see how we can display content from seemingly disparate resource types.

"It’s absolutely incredible to be recognized for design. Our focus at Bluespark has always been on a human-centered design approach," UX Director Mark Dodgson said. "With a small design team our challenge is ensuring the development process includes a QA step for design review and feedback. There’s always room for improvement but this award validates that we’re moving in the right direction."

We look forward to continuing our creative work and are grateful for our clients who provide us the opportunity to do so.

Would you like to learn more about our design thinking and approach? Take a look at these blog posts:

Here are some of the things our clients say about us:

  • "We’re constantly impressed with how well their project manager keeps up with everything and prioritizes tasks. We often feel like we’re their sole client."

  • “We are very pleased with the functionality and traffic we’re receiving, which has grown consistently. The website looks much nicer, and the backend functionality is first-class. It allows us to do so much more due to its flexibility. It’s astonishing what we’ve gotten out of that system ... They always treated us like we were their most important customer…our core people and project manager were always consistent. I really appreciated their commitment to our success.”
  • "Bluespark is an exceedingly professional service provider. They worked with us to plan and meet milestones. Instead of rigidly providing established templates, they develop customized solutions to serve our organization better. A service-oriented approach sets them apart from similar firms."
  • “Bluespark had a good handle on choosing the right designs for our vision. We had a collaborative process that implied more than simply choosing between two designs imposed by them. Bluespark determined the direction in which we wanted to go, asking us questions and challenging us in terms of how far we could take the design.”

Additional Awards

Our previous Clutch awards include Top Ecommerce Developers, Top Web Developers, and Top Drupal Developers. This year we were also ranked, as follows: 

  • Clutch 1000 (Global Web Developer list)
  • Top 15 Drupal Development Firms (in the U.S.)
  • Top 15 PHP Development Firms (in the U.S.) 
  • Top 5 Web Developers in Raleigh, N.C.  
  • Top 5 User Experience (UX) Agencies in Raleigh, N.C. 

About Clutch

A B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm in the heart of Washington, DC, Clutch connects small and medium businesses with the best-fit agencies, software, or consultants they need to tackle business challenges together and with confidence. Clutch’s methodology compares business service providers and software in a specific market based on verified client reviews, services offered, work quality, and market presence.

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Although Michael Tucker’s career in web technology began with an interest in the outdoors, it was then—and is now—all about community.