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chapter i

Arq is a Toronto-based boutique branding and Shopify development studio providing services for DTC brands around the world.

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We help brands on Shopify connect deeper and convert with ease.

Through our strategic and expert design and development services, we look at your business through the lens of connecting with your customers through emotive storytelling.

Chapter II

Our Services

We offer a range of packaged and custom offerings, focusing on branding and Shopify web design and development.

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Brand Curation

Brand Strategy
Logos and Marks
Identity Suite
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Digital Experience

Brand Messaging
UX Design
Shopify Development
Shopify Apps
Conversion Optimization
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Growth Marketing

Email Marketing
Loyalty Programs
Subscription Programs
Site Content
Sales Funnels
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Our Specialty

We are relentless in the desire to unlock emotive storytelling paired with demonstrated conversion techniques to connect more authentically and increase sales for your brand.

Our custom-made websites have been known to cause substantial ecommerce sales boosts and build greater customer loyalty. We use the story branding method to help our clients find their north star, their guiding principle. It serves as a waypoint and measure of success for the project, along with a philosophical approach that strengthens our shared objectives for Shopify DTC brands.

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Chapter IV


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Founder, Creative Director, Designer & Developer
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Account Manager
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Studio & Project Manager
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We're Hiring a Sr. Front-end Developer

We're always looking for the brightest minds in eCommerce and digital retail.

careers & opportunities
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+62% average conversion rate increase.
250+ sites created since 2011.
The Arq Studio team
12 years. We've been doing this for a while.
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2 Cities. Our team is in Toronto and Vancouver.
What's Its like to work with Arq

Our Core Values


Results Driven

We believe in helping business owners genuinely bring home the goods. As a real investment into the value of their company. And a return on that investment is always our #1 focus, which is why we don't offer one-size-fits-all packages.

Human First

Relationships are the heart and soul of what sets us apart from others. We emphasize on having a relentless focus on your real customers, in particular defining their desires and goals. This is what shapes our client experience.


Our focus is based on strategic decisions through data-driven insights. Our results are presented clearly in a no-fluff and manner so you can execute strategic business decisions based on a first-hand analysis.
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