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Communications

Woolwich Dairy Rebrand (Project)

Woolwich first came to us to improve its on-shelf brand presence: the challenge arose because products were spread across three in-store areas, with no cohesive look or continuity across SKUs. The ask was to re-name the brand and re-design its entire identity, including the creation of a strategic brand platform, packaging, promotional materials, web presence,…

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Inagene Branding (Project)

The team at Inagene approached us to help them position a new pharmacogenetics brand that, led by renowned scientists and experts in the space, makes it easier for patients and physicians to find the safest and most effective pain management options through a comprehensive genetic test. Because Inagene had to speak to two distinct types…

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Solei Branding (Project)

Aphria, one of the largest Licensed Producers of cannabis in Canada, had approached Jacknife to create its first recreational cannabis brand. Working with consumer data and segmentation reports, we quickly understood that our target consumer—largely suburban women who still held some stigma about cannabis—needed a cannabis offering positioned like a true CPG brand that they…

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Onondaga’s 100th Anniversary (Project)

Onondaga Camp, one of the oldest camps in Canada was celebrating its 100th year, and approached Jacknife to create engaging designs to help commemorate its centennial anniversary. The honour of celebrating 100 years of a Canadian icon was not lost on us, and so, with a quest to freshen up their mark for the big day, as…

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IGNITE – Empowering Students’ Union (Project)

Humber Students’ Federation, a student-led organization operating in the sphere of student life at Humber College and sister university Guelph-Humber, came to Jacknife with a mission for a complete rebrand. Despite high favourability and job approval ratings from the student body, the HSF brand suffered from an institutional visual identity and name that, in the…

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Evelo Biosciences Branding (Project)

With the need to reach elite investors, the team at Evelo had tasked Jacknife with crafting a strong strategy and visual identity for the next wave of their brand. The ask was to help elevate the brand and to tell the story of the change that’s coming in the market—and how Evelo is leading that…

Aphria Medical Branding (Project)

In the process of working on several recreational brands for Aphria—a Canadian Licensed Cannabis Producer—we were tasked with helping re-focus and re-brand their Medical business as well. Our task was to give the Aphria Medical brand a more sophisticated, trustworthy appearance and brand positioning. We got to work by aligning on a strategy that makes…

Pride at Work Canada Branding System (Project)

Pride at Work Canada is an organization founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers; they started with a vision to improve the climate of inclusiveness for LGBTQ2+ people in Canadian workplaces. With over 80 national and regional partners, their efforts empower employers to foster workplace cultures that recognize LGBTQ2+ employees as an integral…

Founders: Behind the Hustle (Project)

Presented by TruShield Insurance, we created a series of short films featuring a variety of small businesses in the Greater Toronto Area. Our goal was to demonstrate TruShield’s love for, and understanding of, small businesses by showcasing their founders – the dreamers that grind through the daily hustle to make their vision a reality. The…

8Plus – Architectural Hardware (Project)

8Plus, an architectural hardware supply and consulting agency, had approached Jacknife about a branding and positioning project that would refresh their current identity and position them as a market leader. We worked closely with the team to uncover business insights, goals, and competitive advantages that helped us create a strong positioning, and build a robust…

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…

Our Partnership with Pride at Work Canada (Journal)

Take a look at our recent work created with Pride at Work Canada! Pride at Work Canada empowers employers to foster work-place cultures that recognize LGBT employees as an important part of a diverse and effective workplace. They achieve this through dialogue, education and leadership. / About the Brand Founded in 2008 by a group…

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…

How Cats Ruined the Economy (Project)

Jacknife had the honour of art directing the 2015 awards issue of Applied Arts. Reflecting on our shared everyday experiences, we chose a theme area we could all agree is becoming less blessing and more curse: digital distraction. Editorial content, including our own feature think-piece focused on the ever-advancing march of technology into even our…

Georgian Partners Branding (Project)

Toronto-based venture capital firm Georgian Partners, who have helped finance many successful tech start-ups—think Shopify and Vision Critical—needed to refresh their look in order to compete more vigorously in its category. Its current site and branding were outdated, and unrepresentative of the youthful tech industry in which they worked. Georgian Partners came to Jacknife with…

Rebranding An Icon (Project)

In 2014, after nearly four decades of business, Second Cup was faced with a stark reality: it was an aging brand in a crowded marketplace with consumers trending away from its offerings. The company realized it was losing relevance with both its core audience and with younger coffee drinkers. An enduring economic downturn, increasing competition, decreasing…

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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…

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Wilbur Brand Launch (Project)

Wilbur Mexicana is a Mexican restaurant in the Fast Casual category, an emerging Canadian market that offers a higher quality dining experience than the typical QSR format we’ve become accustomed to. With little connection to Mexican cuisine, founders Will and Baird Cumberland recognized they would have a difficult time competing in a category dominated by…

Origins Short Films (Project)

Stoli commissioned Jacknife to co-create a collection of short films for ORGNL.TV exploring the origins of true originals in the worlds of Art, Music, Fashion, Taste & Technology. Each film is a tongue-in-cheek recounting of a fictional moment of discovery told with the unique vision of our handpicked filmmakers: Julian van Mill, Hector Herrera, Nicolas Kadima, and…