Strategic Thinking + Innovative Work

who we are

Smart. Stylish. Simple. That's UpShift.

With teams in Los Angeles and Chicago, we create powerful brands that are integrated across channels (print, digital, social media, advertising, website) to help your business stand out and attract target customers.

We think like a large agency but deliver like a boutique. That means we combine the strategy and account services of the big dogs with the innovation and responsiveness of a boutique. It's a win-win for our clients.

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.

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Multifamily Real Estate

  • Multifamily branding & marketing for developers & property managers
  • Luxury apartments, single-family homes, condominium developments
  • UpShift creates brands that lead to faster lease-ups & stronger sales
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Luxury Consumer

  • Our refined visual aesthetics appeal to luxury consumers
  • We create brands for businesses in fashion, home, retail, and apparel
  • Deep expertise with in-store collateral, websites & advertising
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Business Services

  • Financial services, technology, BtoB, BtoC, healthcare, & insurance
  • Smart, stylish communications that help businesses stand out
  • 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, our 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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