Employer Profile: Cause + Affect

What does your company do? Cause+Affect is a branding agency, that specializes in developing culture, identity and engagement. Our diverse track record of projects and clients has positioned us as a leading source of branding and has built a reputation for top tier design quality, social and environmental consciousness, and a culturally focused mandate to create a better city.

What types of graduates do you plan to hire in the the next 12 to 36 months?  If we were to hire a grad in the future they would have to possess at least a degree related to the field of design. As for a grad’s skill set, they must be an independent and flexible worker. They must possesses a creative thought process to be able to create and develop multiple concepts for a variety of clients.

What is your greatest challenge when hiring new employees? Making sure that they are the right fit for working in a small, lean studio. They must be proactive to be able to adapt to fill the roles required for each project we take on.

Do you offer ongoing training opportunities for employees? No we do not, but we encourage our employees to take part in creative events around Vancouver such as Creative Mornings and Type Brigade.

Do you provide any co-op or experiential learning opportunities for secondary or post-secondary students? Yes, in the past we have worked with the Graphic Design for Marketing (GDMA) program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University to give their students a short-term internship opportunity. This allows their students to gain some insight into what working in a studio environment feels like.