Digital

Now that technology distribution has virtually touched every industry, how resilient is your company’s brand? (Journal)

by Cameron Wykes, President at Jacknife Design Inc. When I ask prospective clients to name three of their brand engagement touch points, without fail, they start naming advertising initiatives. It was my wise friend Will Novosedlik who said that “engagement comes from the interaction with a brand, not the ad… and all you should expect…

Branding a Challenger (Project)

As Jacknife began work with TruShield, a small business insurance provider, we immediately came to understand the challenges of the emerging brand operating in a noisy, highly commoditized market. The existing brand needed an overhaul to create a more appealing, consistent and systematic offering if it hoped to cut through the clutter to attract new…

Elevated Office Solutions (Project)

Tayco is a leading office solutions provider who needed to demonstrate a more progressive, innovative brand expression to stand out in a crowded landscape. Tayco has always offered great value for customers, but were perceived in the market at a “Tier B” brand. The ask was to build greater awareness with key influencers while starting…

Under Construction: A Blueprint to Glamour (Project)

Our relationship with Square One, the largest shopping centre in the West GTA, started 2 years ago when we took on the full rebrand to help position Square One as a premiere fashion destination. With extensive renovations underway at Square One, the challenge was to embrace the development and to build anticipation to the high end…

SecurU (Project)

SecurU is a residential & commercial security services business in Ontario. The security services category is a highly commoditized market and as a result, SecurU was having a difficult time standing out in a competitive landscape awash with shields, locks and the colour blue. SecurU tasked Jacknife with providing the brand with a foundation that…

Georgian Partners Branding (Project)

Toronto venture capital firm Georgian Partners needed a new look. The firm’s branding was unrepresentative of its organizational spirit and its mission: to help finance vibrant start-up and enterprise software successes, like Shopify and Vision Critical. Analysis of analytics data revealed that most visitors to the site arrived via name-searches for team members, so their…

Rush Hour Redefined (Project)

A complete identity system was created in the months leading up to the inaugural Toronto Triathlon Festival, the world’s only triathlon course that surges directly through the heart of a major metropolitan centre. The system’s focal point is a bold monogram forged from the visual language of street signage. Given the event’s central location, programme…

Sotawall Rebrand (Project)

Sota Glazing Inc. has been a premier fabricator and innovator of unitized curtain wall systems for a quarter century. With their 25th year approaching and a new state-of-the-art production facility, the company enlisted Jacknife to help relaunch as Sotawall. The ask: reimagine the brand so it reflects the high standard of the Sotawall experience. The…