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COVID-19 Toolkit

To help brands better understand how COVID-19 will impact their business, SLD has conducted consumer and industry research to determine how needs, behaviors, and loyalty will been impacted by the current pandemic. Below is an assortment of resources for brands in the Banking, Foodservice, CPG and Retail industries. From webinars and reports to checklists and actionable strategies, we welcome you to explore SLD’s COVID-19 Toolkit!

Our Name

Shikatani Lacroix stands for more than the founding partners’ last names. Indeed, Shikatani means deer in Japanese. Lacroix is the French translation for cross. The literal translation, deer crossing, symbolizes the intersection of innovative design thinking and understanding of the client’s business goals. The interdisciplinary approach, the cross-team exchanges, and the collaborative and inclusive engagement principle represent the method that has become integral to our culture and our way of working. Our method generates this very special landscape; Shikatani Lacroix is the safest place to cross the precarious transformation waters of developing new brands, products, and services.

The Blink Factor

The decision to purchase is driven by emotion and it is made in the blink of an eye. It happens in the confluence of a rush of senses that immerse the consumer; what we see, what we hear; smell, touch; what ideas we already had about the brand; how what we thought strikes a cord with what we are seeing and thinking in this fleeting moment. We call this the Blink Factor. And coupled with our ThinkBlink process, it drives us to help our clients own an emotionally deeper immersive moment-of-purchase.

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ThinkBlink: Phases of Design Change Management

ThinkBlink process leverages the power of inherent emotional connections at the point of purchase. Founded on a collaborative and inclusive engagement principle and able to adapt to meet each client’s unique criteria, the overall process consists of three major phases. Each builds on the learning and insights from the preceding phase:

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Define

Establishes the foundation of the strategic branding direction.

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Design

Personifies the gathered insights into design foresight.

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Deliver

Delivers executional clarity to the opportunity while ensuring the initial design vision is properly translated to executional elements.

What We Do: Designers of Immersive Experiences

Whether it’s increasing traffic, generating sales, boosting monthly transactions or shifting brand perceptions, everything we do is geared to owning a more immersive “at-purchase” moment. Well-credentialed and considered industry thought leaders, we work in just about every visual communication discipline. We combine the expertise and hands on experience of Toronto’s largest design firm with the laser like focus and entrepreneurial passion of a boutique agency.

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Packaging

National and Independent

Branding

Structural Design

Food Service Merchandising

Final Artwork

Print Production Management

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Design

Personifies the gathered insights into design foresight.

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Deliver

Delivers executional clarity to the opportunity while ensuring the initial design vision is properly translated to executional elements.

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Deliver

Delivers executional clarity to the opportunity while ensuring the initial design vision is properly translated to executional elements.

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Deliver

Delivers executional clarity to the opportunity while ensuring the initial design vision is properly translated to executional elements.

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Deliver

Delivers executional clarity to the opportunity while ensuring the initial design vision is properly translated to executional elements.