Welcome to Shortcreative, where Creativity Meets Vision

At Shortcreative, we are more than just graphic designers; we are storytellers, innovators, and creators of visual experiences.
With a passion for design that pushes boundaries and a commitment to excellence, we bring your ideas to life in ways that captivate, inspire, and leave a lasting impression.

Whether you’re looking to refresh your brand, launch a new website, or create stunning visuals for your next project, Shortcreative is here to turn your ideas into reality.
Let’s create something extraordinary together!

While we are based in Victoria, BC, we service clients from further afield: Vancouver Island, Mainland BC and even the United States.

What can we help you with today?

A sample of our package design projects

Great packaging design requires thinking inside the box

Packaging is more than just a container for you product. It speaks volumes about the quality and legitimacy of what’s inside. In fact, studies show that up to 70% of consumers admit their purchasing decision is greatly influenced by the look and feel of the packaging.

Does your packaging make the cut? Does it create a good first impression? Does it truly reflect the product inside? Does it resonate with your target audience? In this day of social media and the unboxing experience, these details matter more than ever!

So yes, looks are important, but they aren’t the only thing that matters. The key to successful package design is to think “inside” the box. For health, cosmetic and food packaging the box is defined by government regulations, allowable product claims, language requirements, UPC codes, production line specifications, and sizing limitations.

Sound daunting? It is. For 25 years we’ve focused on package design and truly understand the importance good packaging plays in our clients’ success. Not sure if your packaging meets all requirements? Let’s do a packaging audit! Have a unique challenge? We’ll go the extra mile to find a solution and help you work through your options. Give us a call, we’d love to discuss your project.

Design Process Overview

Our design process is tailored to deliver innovative solutions that meet the unique needs of each project. It consists of several key stages, each crucial for ensuring the final design meets the highest standards of quality and functionality.

1. Discovery Phase

  • Conduct thorough research to understand the project requirements, target audience, and market trends.
  • Define project goals, objectives, and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Identify constraints, such as budget, timeline, and technical requirements.

2. Concept Development

  • Generate design concepts, prototypes or mockups based on the insights gained in the discovery phase.
  • Present these concepts to the client for feedback and discussion.
  • Refine the chosen concept based on client feedback and our design expertise.

3. Design Execution

  • Refine design specifications, including layouts, color schemes, typography, and imagery.

4. Implementation

  • Collaborate with the client to ensure the design is implemented correctly.
  • Provide support and guidance during the implementation phase.

5. Evaluation and Optimization

  • Evaluate the design’s performance against the established KPIs.
  • Identify areas for improvement and optimization.
  • Make necessary adjustments to improve the design’s effectiveness and user experience.

6. Final Delivery

  • Prepare the final design assets for delivery to the client, and/or printer or manufacturer.
  • When appropriate, provide documentation and guidelines to ensure the design is implemented correctly.
  • Offer ongoing support and maintenance as needed.

Key Benefits of Our Design Process

Client-Centric Approach

  • We prioritize client input and feedback throughout the process to ensure the final design meets their expectations.
  • Iterative Design: our iterative approach allows for flexibility and ensures that the final design is refined to perfection.

Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • We work closely with our clients to ensure the design aligns with the project’s overall goals.
  • Continuous Improvement: we believe in constantly evaluating and optimizing our design process to deliver better results with each project.

By following this comprehensive design process, we ensure that our designs are not only visually appealing, but also effective in achieving our clients’ goals.

Capturing Your Products in the Best Light

The magic of a great photo lies six inches behind the lens.

Creative vision and photographic expertise are the cornerstones of exceptional images. No Instagram filter can replicate this.

Our specialization in product photography has evolved over the years. We excel in lighting and composing images for print and online catalogs, advertising, and social media campaigns. For professional product photography in Victoria, your search ends here. While our preference is to shoot in the studio, we are fully equipped to shoot on location as well. If you’re located outside Victoria, you can courier your products directly to our studio.

At shortcreative, we specialize in creating stunning images that showcase your products in their best possible light. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for artistry, we transform ordinary products into extraordinary visual experiences that captivate and engage your audience.

Our Services

Product Photography: from e-commerce product shots to lifestyle images, we create compelling visuals that highlight the unique features of your products.

Commercial Photography: we also offer commercial photography services for advertisements, catalogs, and marketing materials.

Post Production: rarely is an image ready to go straight out of the camera, we are skilled at processing images for screen and print.

Whether you’re a small business looking to enhance your e-commerce website or a large corporation in need of high-quality commercial images, shortcreative is here to help.

Contact us today to discuss your project and let’s create stunning images that drive sales and elevate your brand.