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Clients

City of Kelowna
NVRC
City of Vernon
Viking Air
Township of Esquimalt
FortisBC
WesternOne
Greater Victoria School District
Forest Practices Board
Squamish-Lillooet R.D.
District of Oak Bay
Avocette
Providence Health Care
West Fraser
Crescent Point Energy
B.C.’s IBIC
Firm Management
Okotoks Tourism
BCAFN

City of Kelowna

The City of Kelowna is the largest city in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Canada. The City's primary goal was to transform their website into an intuitive, service-oriented platform to elevate the user experience. Using intuitive navigation tools, prominently displayed services, and integrated databases, systems and platforms, Upanup designed and developed the City’s main municipal site, kelowna.ca, as well as two additional web properties, ylw.kelowna.ca, and theatre.kelowna.ca, within one multi-site network. Creating an efficient and effective system to carry the City into the future.

Services: Enterprise Website DesignDrupal Content Management SystemUX Research, Strategy & Design, Website Support & Maintenance

 

kelowna.ca

NVRC

The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission operates the recreation and cultural facilities in North Vancouver. After consolidating with the Arts Office in 2014, they needed a refreshed visual brand to reflect their new culture mandate, and a new website that made it easier for residents to search and register for programs, while still integrating with their third-party registration software.

Upanup built a website that simplifies program registration, adds numerous features (like the build-your-own Program Guide) and combines both the recreation and culture mandates of NVRC.

Services:
Enterprise Website Design, Brand Design & Strategy: Visual Brand Refresh, UX Research, Strategy & Design 

NVRC

City of Vernon

The largest city in the North Okanagan Regional District, the City of Vernon needed a website solution that could both appeal to Vernon residents and make it easier for city staff to manage content.

For residents, Upanup created a user-friendly design with multiple navigation paths to make it easier to find information and services. For staff, Upanup created and implemented different internal user roles, ensuring that different sections were in the hands of the right staff.

The result? A two-time award-winning government website.

Services:
Enterprise Website Design: Drupal Content Management System, Website Support & Maintenance

City of Vernon

Viking Air

As the manufacturer of the best-selling utility aircraft in the world, Viking Air Inc. needed an accessible platform to support their Twin Otter Series 400 sales and deHavilland legacy aircraft OEM support. The new site provides user-centered navigation, along with content customized to the needs of the user’s mission. In addition, the one-of-a-kind “Spec Your Aircraft” online tool puts users in the pilot’s seat—enabling them to customize the Series 400 to suit their needs, while the new blog provides a dedicated space to support marketing efforts and share the Viking story.

Services:
Enterprise Website Design, Content Development, CRM Integration | Ongoing Content Development, SEO & SEM, Website Maintenance & Support

Viking Air

Township of Esquimalt

The Township of Esquimalt is located four kilometres west of Victoria B.C. and has a population of approximately 17,655 residents.

Upanup designed and developed their new website, esquimalt.ca, with a focus on helping the Township better communicate with its target audiences. By improving the visual appeal, navigation and usability of the site, and by incorporating a user-friendly, open-source content management system, the Township now has a platform to engage with citizens and provide enhanced customer service.

Services: Enterprise Website DesignDrupal Content Management SystemUX Research, Strategy & Design, Website Support & Maintenance

esquimalt.ca

FortisBC

As a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., FortisBC provides energy for homes, schools and businesses in the form of electricity, natural gas and propane. Delivering more energy than any other utility in British Columbia, FortisBC serves approximately 1.1 million customers in more than 135 communities. 

Upanup has worked with FortisBC on a number of projects including converting the existing website to a mobile-friendly, responsive design; research, user testing and design for their customer bill; website and intranet usability research; rebate program user testing; mobile app design and wireframing and more.

Services: 
Enterprise Website Design, UX Research, Strategy & Design, Brand Strategy & Design, Internal Websites, Web & Mobile Apps

FortisBC mobile website

WesternOne

As a subsidiary of WesternOne Inc. (WEQ), WesternOne provides expert services for equipment rentals and sales including aerial lifts, construction heat, temporary power, film set equipment and fuel delivery. Upanup designed, developed and implemented the multi-award-winning WesternOne website, and provides ongoing marketing and communications services to support WesternOne’s growth.

Services: 
Enterprise Website DesignDrupal Content Management System, Full Service Marketing & Communications

WesternOne website design

Greater Victoria School District

The Greater Victoria School District (GVSD) needed a multi-website solution that would allow each of their 47 schools to showcase their personality while maintaining continuity between sites. The resulting website family, including Eagle View Elementary School, met the needs of the District’s diverse stakeholder groups including each school’s need to self-publish sections of their website’s content. Completing the GVSD website family, Upanup crafted sd61.bc.ca. Featuring an interactive site map, which filters schools by type and location in a user-friendly interface, the GVSD site provides a one-stop portal for district information.

Services: 
Enterprise Website DesignWordpress Content Management System

Greater Victoria School District

Forest Practices Board

Upanup designed, developed and implemented the triple-award-winning responsive design website for the British Columbia Forest Practices Board, an independent watchdog in the forestry industry. Unique treatments include the glass-like background image, the “What we do” interactive tree infographic, and the use of many stunning photographs throughout the site.

Services: 
Enterprise Website DesignDrupal Content Management System

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Practices Board Website

Squamish-Lillooet R.D.

Upanup designed, developed and implemented an award-winning, responsive design website for the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, an area serving 38,000 residents in four municipalities including the Resort Municipality of Whistler, in southwestern British Columbia. The website, featuring enhanced content, improved navigation and a mobile-friendly interface, won praise for its intuitive user-centred approach and simple, yet eye-catching design.

Services: 
Enterprise Website DesignDrupal Content Management System

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

District of Oak Bay

Upanup worked with the District of Oak Bay, a municipality in Greater Victoria, to combine multiple websites into one cohesive and user-friendly portal. Collaborating with stakeholders, including a committee of council members, Oak Bay municipal staff and volunteers, Upanup designed, developed and implemented the award-winning site, which provides an integral communications tool for residents and stakeholders.

Services: 
Enterprise Website Design: Drupal Content Management System, Full Service Marketing & Communications: Email Marketing, Photography

District of Oak Bay Website

Avocette

Vancouver-area based IT company TP Systems wanted to take their brand to the next level. Upanup got to know the company's leadership and their business through interviews and market research, and then facilitated a daylong workshop that informed the development of the organization’s brand promise. The new name and tagline, Avocette – Technology Together, derived from a local shore bird that is known for its teamwork abilities, is rooted in geography and reflective of company culture. Upanup also provided a brand toolkit, including brand standards, colour palette and logos to support ongoing brand building.

Services: 
Brand Strategy & Design: Brand Promise, Renaming, Tagline Development, Visual Identity, Logo Design  

Avocette - Branding, Design

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care is one of the largest health care organizations in Canada, with 6,000 staff, 1,000 media staff/physicians, 200 researches and 1,600 volunteers. Upanup designed and developed a platinum-award-winning interactive online annual report to effectively communicate who they are, what they believe and where they are headed. 

Services: 
Full Service Marketing & Communications: Online Annual Report

Providence Health Care Report Website

West Fraser

Upanup designed, developed and implemented the double-award-winning website for West Fraser Timber (WFT), one of North America’s largest integrated wood products companies. Featuring responsive design and an investor relations section, the site supports West Fraser's values and the needs of multiple stakeholder groups.

Services: 
Enterprise Website DesignDrupal Content Management System

West Fraser website design

Crescent Point Energy

Crescent Point is one of Canada’s leading oil and gas producers, with a capitalization of more than $15 billion. Upanup provides a full range of marketing and communications services for both project-based and ongoing initiatives including advertisements, internal communications, investor relations and presentations.

Services: 
Full Service Marketing & Communications 

Crescent Point Energy

B.C.’s IBIC

B.C.’s Indigenous Business and Investment Council (IBIC) is a community partner of the B.C. government whose main objective is to promote economic development opportunities for Indigenous communities.

Upanup designed and developed a custom, award-winning website for IBIC, bcibic.ca, with a focus on creating an accessible, user-friendly tool that incorporates user-focused navigation, mobile optimization, social integration, and easy access to online resources. We also developed a custom coded business directory database that integrates with government databases to help users locate all Indigenous businesses in B.C.

Services: Enterprise Website Design, Data Integration

B.C.’s Indigenous Business and Investment Council

Firm Management

Firm Management Corporation (Firm) is one of the largest strata management companies on Vancouver Island in B.C.

To reinforce the company’s commitment to service excellence and integrity, Upanup designed and developed a new, Drupal-based website with a custom developed strata portal for owners, council members, and property managers to access information quickly and easily. The site incorporates an accessible, user-friendly design, and the one site solution, with both the public and the private-facing sides of the site on the same content management system, makes ongoing site management easy for Firm administrators.

Services: Website Design & Development: Drupal Content Management System

firmmanagement.com

Okotoks Tourism

The Town of Okotoks is a vibrant community located 18km south of Calgary, Alberta. The design and development of Okotoks.ca was how Upanup began its relationship with the Town, and the success of that project led to the production of the Town’s tourism site, okotokstourism.ca.

The Town wanted to produce a creative, inspiring, and interactive tourism website to entice visitors to explore what Okotoks has to offer. The result was an award-winning website that provides an interactive experience for users and can be customized based on their needs. We used simplified navigation, highlighted itineraries, and integrated maps with pinned locations of where to eat, sleep, and play, to allow users to find exactly what they are looking for quickly, easily, and from any device. 

Services: Website Design & Development: Drupal Content Management System, Website Support & Maintenance

okotokstourism.ca

BCAFN

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is a Provincial Territorial Organization that represents First Nations in B.C.

To make information on First Nation economic development resources and communities easily accessible, Upanup developed two custom directories, a Resource Centre and Community Profiles, to incorporate into BCAFN’s existing website. The directories integrate data from the B.C. Data catalogue and use an interactive Google Map to deliver comprehensive information in an engaging way. In addition to the directories, we redesigned the site’s homepage to create an improved user experience and to draw site visitors into more valuable sections of the site.

Services: Data Integration, Website Design & Development, Website Support & Maintenance

BCAFN.ca
The Upanup Digital
Awards Shelf
Davey Award, Gold
2017 Davey Award, Gold

Website/Government

City of Quesnel

Silver W3 Award
2017 W3 Award, Silver

Website/Travel
Victoria Cruise

 

Gold Marcom Award
2017 MARCOM AWARD, GOLD

Website/Education
Greater Victoria School District

2017 dotCOMM Award, Platinum

Website/Tourism Okotoks Tourism

 

Gold Communicator Award
2017 Communicator Award, Gold

Website/General Associations
Indigenous Business and Investment Council

Silver Communicator Award
2017 Communicator Award, Silver

User Experience
City of Kelowna
Website/Tourism
Victoria Cruise

Gold Ava Award
2017, Ava Award, Gold

Website/Informational

Kelowna Airport

Gold Marcom Award
2016 MARCOM AWARD, GOLD

Website/Manufacturer
Hardwoods Inc.
Website/Informational
OKSIR
Website/B2B: Ecosafe

Platinum Marcom Award
2016 MARCOM AWARD, PLATINUM

Website/Manufacturer

Naturally:Wood

Silver W3 Award
2016 W3 AWARD, SILVER

Website/Green
OKSIR

Website/Manufacturing
West Fraser

Silver Davey Award
2016 DAVEY AWARD, SILVER

Website/Green: 
OKSIR

Website/Cultural Institutions: 
NVRC

2016 VEGA AWARD, ARCTURUS

Website/Government
City of Kelowna

Website/Transportation
Kelowna Airport

Silver Communicator Award
2016 Communicator Award, Silver

Website/Community

City of Vernon

Gold Ava Award
2016 AVA AWARD, Gold

Website/Government

City of Vernon

Platinum Ava Award
2016 AVA AWARD, Platinum

Website/Manufacturing

Viking Air

Gold Marcom Award
2015 MarCom Award, Gold

Website/Manufacturer

Viking Air

2015 Davey Award, Gold
2015 Davey Award, Gold

Website/Corporate Communication

Viking Air

Silver Davey Award
2015 Davey Award, Silver

Website/Education

Greater Victoria School District

Silver W3 Award
2015 W3 Award, Silver

General Website/Government

okotoks.ca

Placeholder
2015 W3 Award, Gold

General Website/Manufacturing

vikingair.com

Silver Communicator Award
2015 Communicator Award, Silver

Website/Associations
Forest Practices Board

Website/Government
Town of Okotoks

Gold Ava Award
2015 AVA Award,
Gold

Website/Government
Okotoks.ca

Website/Corporation
CrewEnergy.com

Platinum Ava Award
2015 AVA Award,
Platinum

Website/Corporation
BankersPetroleum.com

Platinum Marcom Award
2014 Marcom Award, Platinum

Website/Corporation
BankersPetroleum.com

Gold Marcom Award
2014 Marcom Award, Gold

Mobile Website
bcfpb.ca

Website/Government
bcfpb.ca

Silver Davey Award
2014 Davey Award, Silver

Mobile Website
bcfpb.ca

Website/Government
bcfpb.ca

Silver Communicator Award
2014 Communicator Award, Silver

Website/Construction
WesternOne.ca

Website/Professional Services
hatchmuir.com

Gold Ava Award
2014 AVA Award,
Gold

Government
csrd.bc.ca

Marcom Platinum Award
2013 Marcom Award, Platinum

E-Communication
Providence Health Care

Gold Marcom Award
2013 Marcom Award, Gold

Website/Business to Business
WesternOne.ca

Mobile Website
fortisbc.com

Silver W3 Award
2013 W3 Award,
Silver

Mobile optimization for fortisbc.com

Rebrand for City of Colwood and website for colwood.ca

Gold Communicator Award
2013 Communicator Award, Gold

Mobile Business Site for westfraser.com

Silver Communicator Award
2013 Communicator Award, Silver

Corporate Communications for westfraser.com

Government Websites for oakbay.ca

Silver Davey Award
2013 Davey Award, Silver

Victoria Schools Mobile – Mobile Websites – Education for Greater Victoria School District

Placeholder
2013 Interactive Media Award, Outstanding Achievement

School Category
Greater Victoria School District schools multisite

Gold Ava Award
2013 AVA Award,
Gold

Government
oakbay.ca

Platinum Marcom Award
2012 Marcom Award, Platinum

Mobile for Encorp Pacific’s
m.return-it.ca

Gold Marcom Award
2012 Marcom Award, Gold

Professional Services
tpcfinancial.com

Silver Davey Award
2012 Davey Award, Silver

Toy/Hobby
outsetmedia.com

We strive to provide solutions that inspire and excite, so it’s fantastic when external recognition confirms we’ve reached that level. Here are some of our most recent awards. Stay tuned as we continue to add to our collection.