Your Meetings Don’t Have to Suck

Anthony CloskeyCommunications, Design

Meetings have a nasty reputation as 30-to-90-minute wastes of time. Meetings also come with a human cost. They poke holes in your daily workflow and detract from your focus. But, this doesn’t have to be your reality — your meetings don’t have to suck!

PUMP Brand Refresh: Elevating a Storied Brand

Shift CollaborativeBranding, Communications, Design, Market Research

PUMP logo

At Shift Collaborative, we love creating brand identities because it’s a chance for our whole team to get together and contribute to something meaningful that will be visible in our community. We were especially eager to work on a new brand identity for the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, or PUMP as it is known to most in the Pittsburgh community. … Read More

We Are Brands

Shift CollaborativeBranding, Design

Someone forged my signature three weeks ago. They stole my credit card. This is the second time in three years I’ve had a security breach. Those thieves’ forged my John Hancock, and now I have no faith in my ink mark. Think how easy it was for someone else to sign my name. Humans have been signing things since they could pick … Read More

Visual Best Practices For Presentations

Shift CollaborativeBranding, Design, Market Research


by Therese Joseph, Shift PR Fellow So you’ve been working on this project. It’s practically consuming your life. At least, it seems that way sometimes. Luckily, you are near the end, and you are so relieved until you realize this means you need to create a presentation. Suddenly, panic ensues. There’s so many questions to consider. What colors do you … Read More

SH/FT Design Fellow to be Published in Logo Lounge

Shift CollaborativeDesign

Nick Verbene, recently graduated graphic designer from La Roche College and current SH/FT Design Fellow, has two of his logo designs selected for submission into the industry-recognized publication Logo Lounge Volume 8. At age 22 and just entering the field of design, this accomplishment further strengthens the incredible career on the horizon for Nick.   Before starting with SH/FT, Nick … Read More