About Us

castlelab is an independent Design Studio based out of Vancouver, now expanding to Toronto, Canada.

We are a team of multidisciplinary digital designers focused on branding, user experience, product design and development. We extend departments of growing startups and international organizations. Our team is intentionally small, working with a few clients at a time to guarantee quality at every feature.

Our values
Ownership
At castlelab, we take pride in outcomes and consider ourselves Product Owners. This helps us radically empathize with you to better understand your need and vision, even if that means confronting you when we believe you're headed the wrong way.
Multi-disciplinary
With diplomas in fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, business, human machine interaction and electrical engineering, our team brings a fresh perspective to product design.
Inspiring others
Born out of an incubator, castlelab’s co-founders are grateful to the community that helped them grow. Every year, we hire and train students on client projects, and assist them throughout their career in design.
Services
Service
Identity

We create long-term brand strategies that are well-designed and executed across all business functions, with the capacity to improve consumer experience, competitive advantage and financial performance.

• Brand Identity

• Logo and Design System

• Sales Collateral

Product Strategy

How hard is it to keep the user the heart of your business? Pretty fucking difficult. It requires perspective to understand their needs and to involve them in every design decision for your next product. 

• User Research

• Design thinking workshops

Web Design & Dev

We conceptualize, design, and deliver best-in-class products and services. Beyond websites and applications, we make interactive environments and deliver innovative user experiences.

• User Testing & Rapid Prototyping

• Web Design (UX / UI)

• Software Development

Experimental

It's hard to keep up with the times and the wonderful technologies that come and go so quickly. At castlelab, we use our favourite tools to take your product to the next creative level. 

• Illustration and Animation

• 3D Motion Design

• Side Project / Engineered Marketing

Awards

We were lucky to be have been noticed by these wonderful organizations.

Team

We hire the most passionate and talented university students, and train them to have an impact using digital design. Here's our co-founder speaking at Adobe MAX 2019 about castlelab's philosophy, summarised partly in this post.

We're hiring!

castlelab is growing quick, and we need passionate people on the team.

Project Manager
Contract
Remote

You are a people person, and you provide most value by managing designers. You would be responsible for coordinating design work and communicating to the client updates until delivery, while keeping every stakeholder involved in the process. You identity roadblocks and are able to suggest solutions ahead of time.

Business Developer
Part-time
Remote

You are interested in building and growing an organization while keeping the product at the heart of the value-chain. You would be responsible for finding new business opportunities, including clients, partners and talent.

Webflow Developer
Contract
Remote

You are very comfortable using Webflow, and you have a good understanding of front-end development languages. You are comfortable building an entire website / product and collaborating with a team of designers to produce good UX. 

Product Designer
Contract
Remote

Passionate about web design, you master Figma, Sketch App and prototyping softwares to create visual designs for clients. As part of the design team, you are comfortable communicating in English over regular video calls and Slack, as well as taking initiative on projects.


Don’t see an open position that fits your skills? No problem, we’re always looking for talented people. Send us an email at team@castlelab.ca