Hello from Chicago + Santa Barbara We create powerful brands We design creative marketing We build smart websites We shift your results higher

who we are

UpShift is a branding + design consultancy with offices in Chicago + Santa Barbara.

We deliver strategic, innovative graphic design backed by exemplary client services. Our lifestyle branding programs help clients stand out in crowded markets and command a premium. UpShift has earned numerous international design awards for logo design, web site development, social media marketing, print collateral 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

AnnouncementPeople, 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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Award January 30, 2018
NordHaus Website Wins Gold

Our custom website for NordHaus won a Gold Award in this year’s MarCom Awards, standing out amongst nearly 6,000 entries…

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Award January 30, 2018
Maverick Website Wins Another Award

Our custom website for Maverick Apartments in Minneapolis was recognized in this year’s dotCOMM Awards! This international competition recognizes top web and digital work…

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