We’re a branding agency rooted in design thinking

Founded in 2012 in Amsterdam, Rise’s journey began servicing multinational brands headquartered in Europe. When the agency moved to Toronto in 2015, we maintained our key client relationships and built a core team of multidisciplinary design thinkers—designers, copywriters, and project managers who bring a unique experience and skill set to the table, while embracing a unified approach to branding and communications.

Collaborative

Our clients understand their brand and business goals more than we ever will. That’s why we take a co-creative approach, uncovering their objectives and helping push their vision further.

Nerdy

We love learning about how our clients are changing the world. And we support them by continuously evolving our skill set in areas that are transforming communications.

Storytellers

With each word and every design detail, we focus on telling an engaging and impactful story that demonstrates empathy for the reader and elevates their experience of the brand.

Problem solvers

We see design thinking as problem solving. By tuning into our clients’ business challenges and examining them through multiple viewpoints, we develop creative solutions that drive results.

Meet our team of storytellers and problem solvers

Bradley Wajcman

Bradley Wajcman

Founder, Creative Lead

Simone McKenzie

Simone McKenzie

Founder, Operational Lead

Trisha Quenneville

Trisha Quenneville

Delivery Lead

Lindsay Thompson

Lindsay Thompson

Culture Lead, Project Manager

Rodrigo Mendoza

Rodrigo Mendoza

Project Manager

Rishma Padhi

Rishma Padhi

Senior Copywriter

Jackson Wallace

Jackson Wallace

Senior Designer

Geoff Krawiec

Geoff Krawiec

Designer

Calvin Barr

Calvin Barr

Copywriter

Let’s work together to elevate your brand.

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