Environments

RIFF Branding (Project)

Jacknife was challenged with developing a recreational cannabis brand for a younger, more urban, and highly creative demographic—who is also highly resistant to traditional marketing and has a great BS radar. So we created RIFF: a platform revolving around creativity, collaboration, and pushing boundaries. After getting to know our audience, we fully immersed ourselves in…

Nike Showroom environmental design

Nike Showroom (Project)

NIKE presented us with a unique challenge for their Toronto Showroom: help create an environment that showcases a strong brand expression while being flexible enough to accommodate constantly evolving collections and product stories tailored to specific audiences. The answer lies in a multi-level approach that trades in-your-face application of colour and bold imagery for what initially appears…

Ignite Environment design close up

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…

Nike Canada HQ Branded Environment (Project)

Nike’s Workplace Design team out of Beaverton, Oregon approached Jacknife to help envision Nike Canada’s brand new headquarters. The brief? Bring to life a workspace that inspires creative thinking and connects staff and visitors to each other and to the brand. We needed to create a branded environment which celebrates the uniqueness of the Canadian market…

ACE Bakery Branded Environment (Project)

ACE Bakery came to us with a quest to help revamp their corporate office—which was becoming a bit stale—into a space that celebrates their employees and their products. So we dove right in. Because ACE is a younger company and doesn’t yet have extensive historical roots, the branding of their new headquarters hinged on its…

Weston Bakeries Branded Environment (Project)

Weston Bakeries came to us with a quest to give their out-of-date office space a much-needed facelift. With the concept of “fresh forward,” we began to unearth 100 years a of history, images, and archived relics that served as the core of the design. The challenge was to create an engaging space that energized those…

Design Exchange Smarter Faster Tougher

Smarter. Faster. Tougher. (Project)

In preparation for the 2015 Pan Am Games, the Design Exchange set up shop in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. The exhibit, Smarter. Faster. Tougher. examined the overlapping relationship between fashion and technology in the world of athletic wear. Jacknife united these topics through a visual system based on a universally recognizable link: laundry instructions. In addition to…

Union Juice in BlogTO website

Union Juice in BlogTO (Journal)

Union Juice just launched their bigger, second location at John and Adelaide in Toronto with some coverage by BlogTO. Jacknife handled the branding and environmental design for this quick serve restaurant alternative which serves up fresh, healthy and nutritious options with a focus on made to order juices, smoothies, panini sandwiches, salads and other healthy snacks….