Strategic Thinking + Innovative Work

who we are

Smart. Stylish. Simple. That's the UpShift way.

With teams in Chicago and Los Angeles, UpShift creates powerful brands that are integrated across channels (print, digital, social media, advertising, website). Our smart, innovative work helps your business stand out and attract target customers.

We think like a large agency but deliver like a boutique. That means UpShift combines the strategy and account services of the big dogs with the innovation and responsiveness of a boutique. That's why we were voted "Best Boutique Branding Agency" and a "Leading Branding Firm"--both peer-driven awards recognizing our team's hard work.

Smart ideas. Refined work. Proactive people.

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who we serve

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Real Estate

  • Multifamily branding, marketing & advertising
  • Luxury apartments, single-family homes, condominiums
  • Our work leads to faster lease-ups & stronger sales
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Consumer Brands

  • Our refined visual aesthetics appeal to luxury consumers
  • Financial services, tech & telecom, healthcare, and manufacturing
  • Deep expertise with in-store collateral, signage, websites & advertising
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Business Services

  • B2B, business consulting, business services
  • Smart, stylish communications that help businesses look smart
  • Innovative branding, marketing, and sales collateral that resonates
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Hospitality & Travel

  • Branding, marketing & websites for hotels, restaurants, and bars
  • Communications that resonate with younger & affluent demographics
  • Websites, Menu Design, Social Marketing, and Advertising
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What makes us unique


Strategy forms the backbone to everything we create.

We build 360° brand experiences across all marketing channels. That means your website, social media, print collateral, and in-person experience all utilize a common strategy, design, and voice.

We merge design and technology to create innovative marketing.

As a design firm at heart, we take a clean-sheet approach to every project to create truly innovative work that resonates with important influencer audiences.

We do what we say we're going to do.

With strong midwestern roots, we do what we say we're going to do. Clients trust us to help them define their brand voice, reach targeted markets, and stand out in crowded markets. As a result, many of our clients are long-term partners.

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