We're an agency that values simplicity.

Every brand has a simple truth. Our passion is to get to the heart of that truth, then shape an entire experience around it—one that’s relatable and memorable and gets chosen again and again.

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We’re thoughtful in our approach

  • Research and analytics

    It all begins with learning: we immerse ourselves in your business to discover where your brand is today so we can articulate where you need to be tomorrow in ways that make sense right now.

  • Brand strategy consulting

    We position your brand seamlessly in the marketplace using key insights from our research—who you are, how you look and sound, why you’re unique, and how you add value. This ensures we build a brand that lasts and thrives.

  • User experience design

    We believe great digital experiences provide intuitive design, tangible value and relevant content. From creating multiple workflows to conducting usability testing, our team always puts user needs first.

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We design with purpose

  • Brand design

    Great design is in our DNA. For us, it’s about powerful creative concepts, rooted in research and executed with clarity and focus. That’s when the magic happens.

  • User interface design

    UI design isn’t just about making things look good. It’s about addressing user needs in smart, beautifully branded interfaces. We work with product teams to ensure that all interactions increase user adoption and retention.

  • Marketing and advertising

    The idea is everything, whether it’s in an ad, a brochure, packaging, or an entire marketing campaign. Our team of designers focuses on generating strategic, creative concepts that capture attention, bring brands alive and turn customers into believers.

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We build lasting products

  • Front-end development

    Looks awesome. Loads fast. Fits on any screen. We use Angular, React and Vue for building single-page JavaScript applications, while designing a dynamic visual experience that catches the eye the first time, every time.

  • Back-end development

    Our development team uses any framework needed for the job, though we prefer to live in the solid world of PHP. Our CMS of choice is Drupal and we use Laravel for custom applications. These frameworks and our Test Driven Development (TDD) process ensure that the final build is a stable, secure product that does everything it’s meant to do and more.

We work with great people

WHQ has radically changed the brand experience for companies large and small. Our diverse group of clients includes fortune 500 companies, startups and retailers.

  • Arktura
  • Sloan
  • SRAM
  • Rockshox
  • Spikeball
  • AUSL
  • Vancive
  • Zipp
  • Chicago Fire

You + WHQ

We welcome new challenges and opportunities. Have a creative idea that’s going to make things better? Reach out and let’s talk about it.

Call us at 773.252.5771 or email us at [email protected].

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