July 2021

Best Design Agencies in Canada

Hiring the right design agency can help a business succeed. The biggest benefits strong design provides businesses include increasing the value of your business, having more aesthetically pleasing business materials, maintaining a brand image that is consistent, recognizable, and reliable, attracting the right audience, and accessing strong project management.

The cost of a design firm depends on the type of design being performed. In general, businesses should expect to pay between $150 and $500 as a start for any design service.

We compiled and vetted a list of design agency in Canada to help you find a design companies. Each company has a portfolio of work and is ranked based on client reviews, market leadership, and work experience. Hire the design companies that aligns with your business goals, project management style, budget, and timeline.

List of the Top Design Companies in Canada

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    A website design and development firm, Kanopi Studios is praised for their uncanny ability to understand business needs, flexibility, and expertise. Offering Drupal and WordPress design and development services, they work with clients of all sizes.

    As an example, they partnered with Orange Silicon Valley to build a WordPress website, helping increase the visibility of the French telecom company’s Silicon Valley office. The new website helped extend the brand, introducing the telecom giant to the Bay Area as they engaged with the startup ecosystem.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Development
    • 35% Web Design
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    COIT Cleaning Services

    COIT Cleaning Services

    COIT offers cleaning services as well as 24/7 emergency restoration. Their 100+ locations serve over 12 million homes & businesses across the US and Canada. But their site was a mess with a dated design and poor...
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    Institute at Golden Gate

    Institute at Golden Gate

    The Institute at Golden Gate (instituteatgoldengate.org) is at the intersection of park lands and social good. Kanopi created a Drupal 8 site that supported the need for park leaders to help solve complex social...
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    International Association of...

    International Association of...

    The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) serves professionals in business communication with educational opportunities, certifications, a resource library, an annual conference, and more. Kanopi...
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    Golden Gate National Parks...

    Golden Gate National Parks...

    Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy cares for trails, facilities, and natural ecosystems in area parks while providing education and community programs. Kanopi created a responsive Drupal site with a unified content...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Markham, Canada

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Wakey Wakey, but KIMP.IO is a graphic design agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Canada-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how KIMP.IO helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Pacari Chocolate. KIMP.IO helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Graphic Design
    • 20% Logo
    • 20% Print Design
    • 20% Other
    Postcard

    Postcard

    Postcard design
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    T-shirt design

    T-shirt design

    T-shirt design
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    Tri-fold brochure

    Tri-fold brochure

    Tri-fold brochure
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    flyer design

    flyer design

    Flyer
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    This established product design company counts major brands like RBC among their clients. Based in Toronto, Hppy Hour Digital Designs brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Nissan creates products for customers around the world. They turned to Hppy Hour Digital Designs for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Hppy Hour Digital Designs delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Product Design
    • 35% Web Design
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    Crypto payment provider

    Crypto payment provider

    Redesign of the companies website to a more modern and technology look and feel
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    Blockchain payments company

    Blockchain payments company

    Biquiti is a blockchain start-up win the crypto payments space. Hppy Hour helped designed their website to create an experience that simplified the complexities of blockchain technology. 
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    Award winning mobile banking...

    Award winning mobile banking...

    Rebuilt from the ground up, Hppy Hour designed the RBC App for iOS and Android bringing beautiful, functional design to Canadian Banking. In 2017 and 2018 the app was awarded with the coveted JD Power Award for Customer...
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    The Challenge

    The Challenge

    Meeting new people at networking events is often awkward and without something or someone to act as a social catalyst you end up either clinging to people you already know or giving up and going home early. HUBL bridges...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Weight Creative Communications Agency to bring their graphic design needs to the next level. Based in Vancouver, Weight Creative Communications Agency was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Weight Creative Communications Agency provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Print Design
    • 20% Graphic Design
    • 20% Logo
    • 10% Other
    Portfolio Reel

    Portfolio Reel

    Resonate with your audience, create common ground. Branding • Design • Development  
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    Branding Packages

    Branding Packages

    Your business is not the same as everyone else’s – our branding packages serve as a great place to start and can be customized to suit your needs.    If you have any questions please feel welcome to reach out to our...
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    Print & Digital Report Bundle

    Print & Digital Report Bundle

    Stunning print reports paired with interactive micro-sites allow your organization to engage with and reach your audience like never before!      If you have any questions please feel welcome to reach out to our team...
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    Cook Ross

    Cook Ross

    Disrupting everyday bias through inclusion and diversity.  Cook Ross provides solutions to organizations around the world in the areas of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, leadership development, and...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, Canada

    Res.im counts impressive brands worldwide among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Canada-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted UX and UI design work.

    One example of their web development success comes from Mealthy, a healthy eating brand. Res.im helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Product Design
    • 25% Web Design
    Mealthy

    Mealthy

    Mealthy makes healthy cooking easy with best-in-class kitchen products and simple, delicious recipes. Our iterative and ongoing design work with Mealthy includes public website design, mobile application design...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Montréal, Canada

    With an impressively robust client list that includes major enterprise brands, Plank empowers brands with UX and UI design. Founded on design-first principles, this Canada-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Plank’s experience is their work for one of the world’s respected global brands. Plank helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Design
    • 25% Other
    Sounds Like Toronto: A Digital...

    Sounds Like Toronto: A Digital...

    Sounds Like Toronto is a virtual exhibit that showcases how the 6ix shaped Canadian music history. It explores the engaging stories of 35 artists and venues that have defined the city’s diverse musical heritage over...
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    The Children's Theatre of...

    The Children's Theatre of...

    A playful launch video for a much-loved client, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati. TCT has an audience that is over 60% mobile so a mobile-first website was crucial to providing an exceptional user experience...
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    Carolina Performing Arts:...

    Carolina Performing Arts:...

    Carolina Performing Arts is an organization that collaborates with dynamic and compelling artists from across the globe to create novel, mission-driven performing arts experiences in partnership with their community.CPA...
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    Centaur Theatre: Digital...

    Centaur Theatre: Digital...

    Centaur Theatre is at the centre of Montreal's arts community with over 50 years worth of plays taking place on their stage!Wanting to improve their online presence, we worked with Centaur on a complete redesign of...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Parachute Design Group clients include Wysdom AI, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to web design for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Parachute Design Group was founded on forward-thinking principles in Toronto.

    When Intact Insurance needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Parachute Design Group. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Design
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Other
    Go RVing Canada

    Go RVing Canada

    Custom WordPress website design and development for Canada's top travel and adventure brand.
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    The JUNO Awards

    The JUNO Awards

    Custom WordPress website design, development and database integration for The JUNO Awards – Canada's premier awards for music and entertainment.
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    integrate.AI Website Design

    integrate.AI Website Design

    Custom WordPress website design and development for an AI startup created by ex-Facebook executive, Steve Irvine.
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    McMillan LLP Website Design

    McMillan LLP Website Design

    Custom WordPress website design and search engine marketing strategy for Canada's top business law firm of more than 500 staff.
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Businesses such as SAGE, Juniper Life Insurance, and 55Design engage Varga Girl Design for pretty powerful services. Varga Girl Design provides branding, logo, and print design services to primarily small businesses. Whether they're starting from scratch or refreshing their brand, Varga Girl Design supports businesses at various stages in different industries, including the pharmaceutical industry.

    A creative communication agency engaged Varga Girl Design for website design and development services to capture more customers. Varga Girl Design created a Squarespace website from scratch, providing front- and backend development services. The website experienced increased engagement from new clients.  

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Logo
    • 25% Print Design
    • 25% Other
    Rosé in the City  //  Complete...

    Rosé in the City // Complete...

    Varga Girl is no one-trick-pony! We have the of skill sets required for the design and creation of collateral for print AND digital. We understand web design isn't just about the graphics on the site, but also the overall...
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    Nancy Lerner  //  Logo and Web...

    Nancy Lerner // Logo and Web...

    Nancy Lerner needed a new logo and website to grab attention and market her services helping parents make critical decisions about their children’s education (during a national shutdown.) Although she had a topline...
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    Relative Growth // Complete...

    Relative Growth // Complete...

    Relative Growth is all about your child’s future prosperity … so we created a brand built to last. The Challenge When you simultaneously invest in real estate and insurance solutions, you enjoy the benefits of...
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    The Shore Thing // Complete...

    The Shore Thing // Complete...

    The Shore Thing has a lot of fun with what they do …and so did we (coming up with their branding.) The Challenge After a small mom & pop shellfish company expands and begins exporting to upscale Toronto...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    Neuron clients include Ford Models, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to UX design for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Neuron was founded on forward-thinking principles in America.

    When Aeolus Robotics needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Neuron. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 90% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Product Design
    Cards for Causes

    Cards for Causes

    Each year businesses send hundreds of cards to clients and employees as a way of saying thanks. Cards for Causes is a custom greeting card company with a twist, donating a portion of all sales to a charity of the...
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    You Rip

    You Rip

    You Rip empowers action sports athletes from around the world to connect by sharing and consuming video content, and competing in virtual or in-person challenges that are judged by other users.Available on mobile, tablet...
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    Ayadi

    Ayadi

    Ayadi Health is an online therapy platform that connects users with licensed mental health professionals. They brought in our team to improve the UX/UI of their mobile app. Serving the Middle Eastern market, a region with...
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    Flo

    Flo

    Flo is a reproductive health app for women with more than 33 million monthly users. When they needed a strategic design partner to help increase capacity and offer a new perspective on increasing the perceived value of...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    What do Karina Le BLanc and Pacific Parklands Foundation have in common? They’ve both turned to Y5 Creative for branding expertise. This Vancouver-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When iS4 launched a platform targeting their unique users, Y5 Creative analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 40% Other
    Llamalink Logo Creation

    Llamalink Logo Creation

    Photography - Christine Sinclair

    Photography - Christine Sinclair

    Simply Computing - Shopify Website

    Simply Computing - Shopify Website

    Olive + Wild Branding / Packaging

    Olive + Wild Branding / Packaging

  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, Canada

    Digital Echidna has many major clients, among them is the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. This web development agency creates intuitive web-based experiences for enterprises around the world.

    One example of Digital Echidna’s work is their site for the Art Gallery of Ontario. The museum partnered with Digital Echidna in search of a new way for their visitors to experience art online. They created a resource that showcased the stunning photography of art pieces in a clear and visually artful way, all fitted to the gallery’s unique brand.

    SERVICES
    • 35% E-Commerce Development
    • 35% Web Development
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Northern Commerce

    Northern Commerce

    We provide integrated digital solutions for brands aspiring to excel through digital transformation.
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    Account Management at Northern...

    Account Management at Northern...

    A day in the life of an Account Manager at Northern Commerce.
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    Pulp & Press

    Pulp & Press

    Before targeting the wholesale channel, Northern had to prove that Pulp & Press had a viable product within its local market. Pulp & Press had complex fulfillment challenges that we needed to overcome before...
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    Napoleon Grills

    Napoleon Grills

    Napoleon uses a global marketing approach—global reach with localized campaigns —engaging multiple regions in numerous languages. Napoleon’s digital infrastructure, dispersed across incompatible...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Halifax, Canada

    R&G Strategic works exclusively with companies out to solve the issue of global sustainability propel their growth and bring new services to market. Through branding and graphic design, they leverage creative strategy to help their partners diversify, scale, and make the world better. 

    Recently sustainable food company gubgub hired R&G to help them finish the brand for their line of protein products. After taking the time to understand the consumer personas in the market, their team designed a kit of brand assets accompanied by a one-year roadmap to ensure the product would succeed on the shelf. 

    SERVICES
    • 15% Branding
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 10% Packaging Design
    • 65% Other
    Before & After Website Redesign...

    Before & After Website Redesign...

    The project began with a collaborative discovery process that took all the internal stakeholders into account. We then created a new user experience to improve navigation and were able to reduce the total number of pages...
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    Animated Illustration for New...

    Animated Illustration for New...

    We began with a discovery session to establish a foundational understanding of ALUS’s vision and corporate strategy. Our Creative and Strategy teams then collaborated to deliver a collection of animated infographics to...
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    EV Assist Website Design and...

    EV Assist Website Design and...

    The process began with extensive research to identify the most compelling and accurate information about EVs relevant to all kinds of Nova Scotian audiences. The final result is a dynamic and informative experience that...
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    Branding and Illustration for...

    Branding and Illustration for...

    We began with an extensive discovery process to fully understand the technology and value Sustane was providing to communities in order to package it a way their target audiences could easily understand. The refreshed...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Nuflux Media to bring their web design needs to the next level. Based in Toronto, Nuflux Media was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Nuflux Media provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Design
    • 30% Graphic Design
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Other
    Lean Design Certification website

    Lean Design Certification website

    Unmarried Equality Rebranding

    Unmarried Equality Rebranding

    Design Profit retractable banners

    Design Profit retractable banners

  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Mastercard, Engine Digital empowers brands with UX and UI design. Founded on design-first principles, this New York-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Engine Digital’s experience is their work for Fox Factory, one of the world’s respected brands. Engine Digital helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 25% Product Design
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 35% Other
    Platform Design for the NBA

    Platform Design for the NBA

    Engine Digital was tasked with bringing the NBA to viewers outside the US with an enjoyable viewing online experience. Using customer feedback, Engine Digital prioritized customer preferences. As a result, NBA Game Time...
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    Platform Design for Adidas

    Platform Design for Adidas

    Using data collected from numerous customer experiences, Adidas wanted to personalize the online shopping experience. Engine Digital created the Run Genie as a result. After an interactive visit at the Adidas store...
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    Website Rebrand for Ocean Wise

    Website Rebrand for Ocean Wise

    The Vancouver Aquarium contacted Engine Digital to design their rebranded presence online as Ocean Wise. Targeted at Millenials, the Engine Digital team designed the website in an app-like format. Through a storytelling...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Edmonton, Canada

    Lift Interactive Inc., based in Canada, has provided branding solutions for brands at every stage of their development, from emerging companies to established enterprises. Lift Interactive Inc. improves brands ability to deliver their message to consumers by helping them improve their brand identity with targeted brand identity work that follows contemporary trends.

    When their client needed a powerful way to supercharge their brand development strategy, they turned to Lift Interactive Inc.. Lift Interactive Inc. delivered a polished result to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 60% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Advertising
    • 10% Branding
    USAFacts.org | Website Redesign

    USAFacts.org | Website Redesign

    When USAFacts began work with us, their vision was clear: help U.S. citizens make informed decisions and engage in fact-based discussions. Through a structured and collaborative process, we helped them reinvent their site...
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    Amaze Media Labs | Brand & Website

    Amaze Media Labs | Brand & Website

    Amaze Media labs works with brands to build engaged communities. The team brings their rich experience to branded podcasts, live-streaming, and immersive experiences. The new Amaze logo reflects the company's diverse...
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    Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway |...

    Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway |...

    Edmonton’s Commonwealth Walkway travels for 10 kilometres through the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Medallions displaying Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s personal monogram have been carefully placed along the...
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    Lift Interactive - Video Reel

    Lift Interactive - Video Reel

    One of the best ways to tell your story is through compelling video and thoughtful photography. As mobile technology and bandwidth have evolved, online video continues to grow by leaps and bounds. A well-produced digital...
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