Hello from Chicago + Santa BarbaraWe create powerful brandsWe design creative marketingWe build smart websitesWe shift your results higher

who we are

UpShift is a strategic branding + design consultancy. We shift results higher.

We deliver innovative branding and graphic design solutions for clients in real estate, finance, hospitality and luxury consumer goods. As a boutique agency with offices in Chicago and Santa Barbara, we deliver award-winning marketing communications backed by solid strategy and exemplary client services. UpShift has earned numerous international design awards for brand identity, logo design, website development, social media marketing, packaging, signage and more. Simply put, we shift your results higher.

our work capabilities awards

Brand Identity

Strategic Design

Web + Digital

Spotlight

Featured Project
Alliant

Upshift has been Allliant’s agency of record since 2003 when we first created their name and brand identity. The refresh…

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JeffJack Apartments

Thomas Roszak Architecture appointed UpShift to create a stylish and sophisticated brand identity that echoes their careful attention to detail…

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Laramar Local

Laramar Group tasked Upshift with creating a sub-brand for Laramar’s urban properties allowing for quick, easy apartment searches within many…

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Enclave Row Homes of Bucktown

Harlem-Irving Corporation is a leading national developer of retail and commercial developments, and multiunit residential real estate. They brought UpShift…

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Mid-America Urban

Mid-America, the Midwest’s leader in retail real estate needed a unique sub-brand for their Urban properties. These urban commercial rental…

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NEXT Chicago

NEXT was the first large-scale project to be developed on the land formerly known as Cabrini Green. As a result,…

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UpShift News

Award August 27, 2018
Strategic Properties of North America Website Wins dotCOMM Platinum

UpShift designed and programmed a clean and modern website fitting of this leading real estate investment firm. The site design…

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People August 10, 2018
Meet Project Manager Claudia

Meet Claudia, who joined our team this summer as a Project Manager. She’s the one who keeps us all sane,…

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Announcement, People July 03, 2018
Meet Junior Designer Austin

We’re excited to announce that Austin has rejoined our team full-time as a Junior Designer. Learn more about him below…

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Award July 03, 2018
UpShift Wins Two Communicator Awards of Excellence

UpShift earned two Awards of Excellence in the 2018 Communicator Awards across print and web. Everyone is talking about the…

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