Our Work

UpShift designs, develops and delivers digital solutions to human questions. We care about, and specialise in, projects based in science, the environment, health, food & infrastructure.

Creating a strong online presence

Summit Real Estate

Summit are the biggest real estate company in the top of the South Island, employing over 100 staff across 5 offices. They approached UpShift to discuss rebuilding their old website with a modern responsive design that worked across smartphones, tablets and computers.

Web & Mobile E-Commerce
Solutions for Leading NZ
Bike Shop

Burkes Cycles

UpShift and Burkes Cycles go way back. Not quite as far as Burkes itself, which first opened its doors in the 1920s, but far enough that we’ve played a proud part in getting them online and out to the world. Burkes is something of a Wellington legend, a family business that grew in leaps and bounds and is actively involved in the whole of New Zealand’s cycling community – which is pretty darn big! Around half of NZ households have a bike, and approximately 73 million cycling trips are made every year. The New Zealand Cycle Trail covers 2,500km of trails across the country, which doesn’t include extensive wilderness parks. It’s an industry that shows no signs of slowing down. After a century in the game, Burkes could see where this train was headed – and UpShift were the right people to help them jump onboard.

Creating a strong brand presence

Kingston Wealth Management

Kingston Wealth Management were a small newly formed independent financial advisory firm that needed a strong, reliable and trustworthy brand.UpShift were asked to create a brand that inspired confidence but had a modern twist. A shield device was used for heritage and strength but a bright palette and contemporary fonts were used for modernity.

Shopify solution for an E-Commerce store

Nelson Merino

UpShift loves working with locals. While we might have clients in many corners of the world, sometimes the best stories are happening right down the street. That was the case with Nelson Merino, a kiwi owned & operated company making clothing with 100% New Zealand wool.While New Zealand weather might be on the mild side most of the year, we all know the chill of a good old Antarctic southerly. And if you’re heading out into it, it’s common knowledge natural fibres like merino wool are the best way to keep fingers and toes toasty and frost-free. That’s why Nelson Merino works with one of the most ancient breeds of sheep on earth – and the first type to be imported to New Zealand in large numbers. And the team knew it wasn’t just us locals who were after garments made from that far-travelled fine fleece.

Updating the online experience for a Nelson institution

The Suter Art Gallery

To coincide with opening of the new Suter gallery we were tasked with creating a modern, clean and responsive website to offer a streamlined user interface that showcased the everything that the Suter does. We used many of the inbuilt tools of Squarespace to show exhibitions, events and what’s on at the theatre. These in-built tools make managing the site a dream for the Suter in-house team.

Fixing a brand disconnect

Kerridge & Partners

Kerridge & Partners is New Zealand’s leading leadership consultancy. Its brand identity was created several years ago & didn’t align with who Kerridge & Partners is today & what they represent.UpShift was brought in to fix this brand disconnect. The result was a fresh new identity & website that better represented Kerridge & Partners & its core value of ‘Transforming the leadership landscape’. UpShift developed a visual identity that related to this philosophy & applied it across website, photography brief, brand guidelines & annual integrated report.

Calculating Court Costs Made Easy

Two Bees

Two Bees is the brainchild of Auckland barrister Steve Keall – it is a digital tool which enables legal professionals to easily calculate court costs for trials they are involved in.Steve engaged UpShift to create a brand & develop apps for this initiative.“Two bees” is a common saying among the legal profession for court costs as “2B” is the most common code from the legislation. UpShift took this concept & created a brand with a visual hat tip to beehives.

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