A Boutique Creative Agency

Shift helps great brands engage through beautiful design founded on thoughtful strategy.

© 2021 SHIFT CREATIVE LLC

About Shift

Start the Shift

Shift is a small and mighty team, long on talent with a focused list of capabilities. We do a few things and we do them well.

With decades of experience servicing the food, ag, medical and tech industries, our award-winning team was the creative force behind some of the nation’s best known brands.

We are expert designers, marketers and brand strategists. We bring a wealth of creativity and intention to all of our projects.
We help you to form a partnership with your customers by finding where your needs intersect.
We bring thoughtful and purposeful design to your projects.
Authenticity is the voice of this generation. Let us help you to stop selling and start engaging.

CAPABILITIES

Strategy + Branding

Campaign Development, Messaging, Copywriting, Naming, Brand Personality, Brand Strategy, Messaging, Logo Design, Business Cards, Stationary

Packaging

Labels, Cartons, Bags & Pouches, Custom Mailing Boxes, CPG

Print Collateral

Brochures, Catalogues, Sales Sheets, Flyers, Mailers, Infographics, Coupons, Shelf Talkers, B2B materials, Postcards

Web

Website Site Design, Landing Pages, Content Development, Mobile Optimization, Custom Content & Forms, SEO Optimization, Analytics & Pixel Integration

Digitial

Digital Campaign Management, Email Newsletter Design and Distribution, Drip Campaigns & Automation, Presentations, CMS Implementation, eBooks

Advertising

Digital and Print Advertising, Campaign Development, B2B advertising

Social

Brand Personality Development, Channel Graphics, Posting Calendars and Strategy, Content Development, Video, Audience Research & Insights, Paid Targeted Advertising, Community Management, Monitoring & Reporting, Social and Blog Content Development

Event and Trade Show

Trade show booths, Retail and POS Materials, Event Materials, Signage, Posters, Virtual Tradeshow Booth Graphics

Our Story

Every new chapter begins with an ending. So is the story with Shift.

The year was 1994, the class was Offset Printing with Dr. Gullickson. On a September morning, amidst greasy-based inks and industrial paper cutters, two fresh-faced design students first met. A fast friendship was formed and they planned their schedules together, consulted with each other on projects and laid the foundation for what would become a working partnership that would shape their careers.

Fast forward 25 years, having long dreamed of someday forming their own firm, the pair had worked together across multiple agencies and always found a way to work together. Some dreams are fulfilled with long and careful planning and sometimes they take you by surprise. After years working as the successful creative team at McDill Associates, the chapter closed with the passing of their friend and mentor, Melissa McDill.

In life you are occasionally faced with a pivotal moment that changes everything thereafter. This was one of those moments. Knowing they had something special, they took the leap and formed Shift Creative, a boutique creative agency born out of change. With the goal of being smaller, more flexible and efficient, Shift Creative brings a direct-to-designer concept to clients who have a goal of highly creative end products.

Awards

2021 American Graphic Design Awards – Sakata Home Grown Campaign

2021 American Graphic Design Awards – Preacher’s Daughter Branding

2021 American Graphic Design Awards – Wolf’s Tale Logo

2021 American Graphic Design Awards – Whipped Drinks Packaging

2021 American Graphic Design Awards – Shift Creative Branding

  2021 Graphic Design USA Web Design Award – Bobalu Website

  2021 Graphic Design USA Web Design Award – Sakata Vegetables Website

  2021 Marcom Awards Platinum – Sakata Vegetables Website

  2021 Marcom Awards Platinum – Yoga Sociale Branding Campaign

  2021 Marcom Awards Gold – Soil Solutions Branding Campaign

  2021 Marcom Awards Honorable Mention – Sweet Carnival Gate Fold Ad

  2021 Marcom Awards Honorable Mention – Lazy 8 Packaging

  2021 Marcom Awards Honorable Mention – Bobalu Website

  2021 Davey Awards Silver – Whipped Drinks Packaging

  2021 Davey Awards Silver – Lazy 8 Packaging

  2021 Davey Awards Silver – Stella Bella Travel Ad

  2021 Davey Awards Silver – Sakata Home Grown Catalog

  2021 Davey Awards Silver – Sweet Carnival Gate Fold Ad