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Your 2pm fix just got sweeter (Journal)

As holiday products start to permeate shelves across the country, we’re excited to see the launch of our very own seasonal confectionary work with Nestlé. In vein with our office’s sweet tooth, we worked on festive designs for Turtles, Kit Kat, Smarties and Quality Street, letting our designers’ imaginations play on the holiday looks of…

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So you want to design a recreational cannabis brand in Canada?  (Journal)

Over the last four years here at Jacknife, we’ve been lucky enough to play an active role in branding and developing cannabis brands for licensed producers, medical educators, and commercial advocates. We’ve worked to define, position and craft a new wave of brands entering an unknown market at the flip of a switch. On October…

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Cannabis branding—our high five (Journal)

The new cannabis aesthetic is here, and it’s forcing brands to shed the stoner image and look to a more diverse, sophisticated, and nuanced consumer. Sleek branding, engaging activations, and an honest communication approach are beginning to re-introduce cannabis products to the masses. (Canadian brands have to get more creative with this, given current restraints…

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Branded corporate environments turn bored employees into brand influencers (Journal)

by Cameron Wykes, President at Jacknife Design Inc. One of the biggest challenges to face most brands, is the need to stay relevant in today’s fast moving marketplace. When Jacknife is called in to help, we naturally look at every brand touchpoint, to see where we can drive greater impact. But it’s often in the…

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Newsprint November 2017 (Journal)

/ Jacknife is shortlisted for Design Agency of the Year Its the first time Strategy has expanded its Agency of the Year program to include Design Agencies and we’ll find out in a fancy gala on November 9th if we’re the top of the crop. We already feel like we are, and our mom’s will…

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…

Jacknife's Holiday Gift Guide

Jacknife Holiday Gift Guide (Journal)

Make holiday shopping better(er), buy your loved ones cool stuff created by Jacknife. We’ve got something for everyone on your list…. Already blessed with the ultimate gift, all this lucky dude needs is a few Jacknife essentials to make his hectic life a little bit easier. Give him a quiet Sunday morning on the ice…

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Re-branding Arc Productions (Journal)

We’re happy to present our most up to date work with Arc Productions – who recently just moved across the street from us! Make sure to check out their new location and follow them on Facebook and Twitter! / About the Brand Arc Productions is one of the largest animation studios in Canada that creates spectacular CG…