The Boutique Creative Agency

We’re a boutique creative agency that's hyper-focused on the three pillars of marketing today: brandingwebsites, and campaigns. These three avenues are the biggest bang-for-the-buck that any startup or growing company can invest in to catapult themselves into the next tier of business success.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2018
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Toronto, Canada
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

World Vision, The Moment, Mother Raw, Wattpad, BILD, Taggart Group, OOM Group, The Marquee Group, Scotiabank Digital Factory, Civis Law, Massive Damage, TEDxToronto, Art Canada Institute, Muskoka Grown

The Moment

WEBSITE DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT

The Moment are an innovation design studio based in Toronto, and in the summer of 2018, they came to Stack Creative to design, develop and launch their new website.

Work was already underway on their new brand and messaging platform, and our mandate was to translate this new brand into a compelling, modern, responsive and dynamic website that would allow the client content

control over the long haul — and wow their audience from Day One. Our scope included SEO, UX Design, Art Direction/Design, and Development.

The site successfully launched in January 2019, dovetailing with The Moment’s public announcement of their new positioning and brand.

KEY SERVICES

• Design

• Development

• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

• UX Design

PLATFORMS & INTEGRATIONS

• Wordpress

• HubSpot

• Flywheel

View the full case study — http://stackcreative.co/themoment

Mother Raw

BRANDING + WEBSITE + ADVERTISING + SOCIAL

Reunion Foods came to Stack Creative to help take their beloved Michelle’s Rawfoodz brand of organic dressings, sauces and dips, and introduce it to the world anew as Mother Raw.

Another agency (Zulu Alpha Kilo) had already created the brand positioning, name, logo and packaging, and it fell on our shoulders to take this brand foundation and expand upon it, establish

and codify the brand guidelines, and create a wide variety of key creative outputs for launch.

Stack’s mandate included:

• The full brand extension into all channels

• Creation and stewardship of the brand guidelines, tone of voice and copy direction, art direction and design

• Website design and content creation, in partnership with the Shopify agency Alt & Dot

• Original product and recipe photography

• Launch campaign social media creative plus the creation of a social “toolkit” for the marketing team to continue to use over time

• And the many other creative intangibles that go into a successful rebrand and launch.

KEY SERVICES

• Art Direction

• Copywriting

• Design

PLATFORMS & INTEGRATIONS

• Shopify

• MailChimp

View the full case study — http://stackcreative.co/mother-raw

BILD Building Answers

WEBSITE DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT

In April 2019, an out-of-home-led campaign for BILD GTA went live, focused on the questions local residents have about housing and development in the region. Its name? Building Answers.

Working with Republic Story (who led the campaign creative and PR initiative), Stack Creative was responsible for the design and development of the website the campaign drove to at

buildinganswers.ca.

The site itself is a “question and answer” experience, with a certain number of key questions already answered — but with the added focus of allowing users to submit their own questions, that BILD would answer either directly via email or add as additional content to the website.

Our areas of responsibility included UX Design, SEO Strategy and Implementation, Visual Design, Development, QA and Content Entry, alongside some additional development support for standard online banners driving to the website. The campaign kicked off across the GTA on April 2, 2019, and was met with coverage in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, MSN, CP24, and many other press outlets.

KEY SERVICES

• Content Management

• Design

• Development

• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

• UX Design

PLATFORMS & INTEGRATIONS

• Wordpress

• YoastSEO

• Custom Forms for Questions

View the full case study — http://stackcreative.co/bild-building-answers

Muskoka Grown

WEBSITE + EMAIL TEMPLATE DESIGN

Muskoka Grown are a recreational cannabis grower, based in the Muskoka area of Ontario. We worked with Muskoka Grown and their PR agency, Republic Story, to create the website and email template for the brand.

The key message for Muskoka Grown is “Crafted with care in Muskoka” and this was conveyed through a straightforward, elegant website build. Lush, original

photography, concise but compelling copy, and an elegant use of black-and-white tones created an inviting, calming atmosphere for the website.

Companion to the website design was the creation of the email template for ongoing marketing communications from Muskoka Grown to their community of readers.

View the full case study — http://stackcreative.co/muskokagrown/

Wattpad Next

BRANDING + WEBSITE DESIGN

One of the projects we’ve worked on with Wattpad was for Wattpad Next, a beta program that enables readers to support the writers who create the stories they love—and for writers to monetize their work.

Our ask was simple: to create the logo, define the art direction vision and colour palette, and create the website and various assets for Wattpad Next.

The logo and

identity was intended to fall within the overall Wattpad look-and-feel, while standing out in its own way. To speak to the future-forward nature of Next, we created a logotype that took the core Wattpad font and added a notch to the “X”, conveying notions of progress, direction, and tech. Similarly, we employed a gradient that blended two core Wattpad colours together, to speak to notions of change and development.

KEY SERVICES

• Branding

• Website Design

View the full case study — http://stackcreative.co/wattpad-next

Star Renegades

WEBSITE DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT

Massive Damage Inc are a prominent Toronto gaming studio, and we worked with them to create the website for their upcoming game — Star Renegades.

The ask was simple: create a compelling single-page website that tells the story of the game, gives an overview of features, and includes room for trailers, screenshots, and a call for email subscriptions. But it’s in the details

where the project came to life.

The bright, colourful pixel-art style for the game gave us a wonderful visual canvas to work with. Subtle scrolling animations, the use of looping animated GIFs, and a colour palette that complemented the stunning artwork from the game gave the site a unique character all its own — all in time for a huge promotional push for the game leading up to launch.

KEY SERVICES

• Website Design

• Website Development

View the full case study — http://stackcreative.co/star-renegades

Reviews

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Branding Services for Food Company

"There was a significant amount of trust between our teams, resulting in high-quality work."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Stack Creative brought our brand to life with a new design guide and some print-ready concepts. They also played a crucial role in putting together a website, visuals, and copy.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
CEO, Food Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project was delivered on time and met expectations. The brand communication has benefited significantly. The company now has a consistent image that resonates with its target audience. The Stack Creative team delivered work independently but also worked well with external resources.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of an organic, farm-based brand of dips, sauces, and condiments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Stack Creative?

We hired Stack Creative to support the launch of our brand. A different agency created our name, logo, brand positioning, and packaging, but we wanted Stack Creative to expand on the existing materials and create a comprehensive set of brand guidelines.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The Stack Creative team created a full style guide, including logo treatment, packaging improvements, new design elements, and photography. They conducted a major photo shoot for our products. In addition, they made design templates for social media posts. Their team also created our Shopify site as part of the launching campaign.

What is the team composition?

Stuart (Founder & Creative Director, Stack Creative) was my main contact during the project, but they also supplied their entire team to work with other external members. Using his network, Stuart also brought resources from his network, including copywriters and design specialists.

How did you come to work with Stack Creative?

I found Stack Creative through my network. I had been working with other partners for our launching efforts, and this team came suggested through those connections.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $20,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Stack Creative from July–December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

On a basic level, we were able to successfully launch our online store because of Stack Creative’s support. This ability has been hugely impactful for us. Without their expertise, we wouldn’t have this comprehensive design system that helps our brand succeed. Our identity is consistently represented well because of the work they’ve done for us.

We’ve seen significant growth in impressions, followers, and overall engagement online, as well. The feedback from customers and our audience have been very positive. We’re confident in our ability to present our company accurately and attractively.

How did Stack Creative perform from a project management standpoint?

The dedicated project manager from Stack Creative organized the process and used several tools to keep track of progress. They were able to handle the workload without relying too heavily on me for clarity or support, making the process seamless for me. Their team was action-oriented and had a keen eye for detail, which ensured the project kept moving forward.

I could trust their team’s capabilities. If the project called for additional resources, Stuart used his network and scaled the team as necessary. They worked professionally and delivered everything at a high quality within the set schedule.

What did you find most impressive about them?

As a CEO, it was extremely valuable to me that the project could run easily and without substantial oversight. There was a significant amount of trust between our teams, resulting in high-quality work. Even though the work was challenging, the entire process was satisfying.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’d recommend Stuart continue to grow his network with the right people to deliver quality work.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer