Years back, we published a list of the top creative agencies in Vancouver for packaging design. It’s clear that the digital geography of the city is changing, and while we still stand by our original choices, we thought that we would pay homage to some new (and not so new) creative agencies that we may have missed way back when. So whether you are looking for a complete brand overhaul, or a refresh on your packaging design, have a scroll through some of our favourite picks for local creative agencies.
Who is Burnkit?
Burnkit specializes in brand development, graphic identity, packaging, and print design. They have an impressive dossier of clients which include Herschel and Arcteryx. Plus all the dreamy pizza box design for Virtuous Pie. And, if you have a second, check out the over 60 logos that they developed for Shed Tofino. Total eye candy.
Head here to check them out: https://burnkit.com/
Who is Arithmetic?
Arithmetic is a creative agency specializing in retail brands, logo and branding and packaging design. They have worked with a ton of local Vancouver and Canadian companies to create eye catching logos, packaging, websites, and brand identities. We especially love the rebrand and packaging design that they did for Granville Island Pet Treatery which includes an overhaul of their cardboard cookie boxes, modern lines, playful colours, and their beautiful approach to typography.
Peek a ton of their work here: https://www.arithmeticcreative.com/index.html
Who is Ecstatic?
Ecstatic is a true West Coast design studio. Their goal is to “help clients achieve success through strategy, collaboration, and creativity”. One of their clients includes the Gulf Island staple, Woods on Pender, whose brand identity was executed with a tremendous amount of graceful precision (in our humble opinion). Also check out their branding of Camp Lifestyle and Coffee Co. The identity is so West Coast in fact you may believe that Ecstatic is responsible for branding the entire region.
For the above mentioned works and more, check them out here: https://weareecstatic.com/
Who is Glasfurd and Walker?
Ok, ok, you got us. We’ve already wrote about G&W. But we couldn’t help ourselves. The agency has created some of the most interesting and diverse brand identities in Vancouver. If you live here, you’ve definitely seen their work. Our personal favourite is their work for Di Beppe Restaurant. The typography is delicious and oozes classic Italy. It is a true visual treat and we can’t get enough!
For more visual snacks, head here: https://glasfurdandwalker.com/
Kirsten Crisostomo is a freelance copy and content writer based in Vancouver, BC.