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What is Control Shift?

Control Shift is a creative media studio born from the belief that brands have a social responsibility. Whether designing posters, creating a website, or writing copy, what you put out has an impact. We work to make that impact a positive and meaningful one for the whole community. We do this by creating high-quality content catered to your vision that is effective, beautiful, and accessible.

What services do you offer?

We are a one-stop shop for all your creative needs. Our services include graphic design, responsive web design (including WordPress), photography, publication layout, copywriting, branding, and communication strategies. We take projects of any size, from poster campaigns to implementing a complete brand overhaul.

What does social responsibility mean to Control Shift? 

Control Shift defines social responsibility as the duty of individuals and organizations to behave ethically and with sensitivity toward society at large, considering environmental, economic, and cultural factors. We keep social responsibility in mind by promoting sustainability, by using anti-oppressive practices, and by considering the context of the community we are engaging with.

What is universal design?

Universal design doesn’t focus on the average user, rather it focuses on designing for the broadest range of people possible.

For example:

-We design visual material that is accessible and legible to colorblind, dyslexic, and vision-impaired readers.

-We use language in branding content that reflects an intersectional audience.

-We create websites that are intuitive to navigate and readable on any device.

What type of clients do you accept?

We accept any type of client as long as they are passionate about their project and care about the impact they have on their community. We especially enjoy working with non-profits, advocacy campaigns, and start-ups. 

What are your rates?

Our rates vary depending on the project — but as we have just launched, we are currently offering very competitive rates. Email us at bonjourhi@control-shift.ca with details about your project and we can promptly provide you with an estimate.

What makes Control Shift unique?

We are unique because we value sincerity over novelty. We don’t offer quick fixes based on the latest trends. We offer long-term meaningful solutions based on one-on-one meetings, personalized research, and creative ingenuity inspired by your passion.