Strategic Thinking
Innovative Design

who we are

We Shift Results Higher

Founded in 2000, UpShift creates powerful brands integrated across print, digital, social media, and marketing.

Our strategic thinking & innovative design help clients in real estate, hospitality, luxury, tech, healthcare, and business services stand out and drive growth.

With teams in Chicago and Los Angeles, we are a unique hybrid agency—combining the full-service capabilities of a large agency with the approachability and resourcefulness of a boutique.

With nearly 400 international design awards under our belt, we were also voted "Agency of the Year" by AdWorld Masters—twice!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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