Decades of Digital
Decades of Digital Creating transformational experiences since 1995



Strategy Service


  • User research
  • Competitive analysis
  • Planning
  • Marketing research
  • Usability testing
  • Social media
  • Analytics
Creative Service


  • Creative strategy
  • Visual design
  • Content strategy
  • Content development
  • Scenario development
  • UX
Development Service


  • Systems integration
  • Software architecture
  • Content management systems
  • Server-side development
  • Client-side development
  • Quality assurance and deployment


About zu

We are zu, a digital agency based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the heart of the Canadian prairies. With over 20 years in the digital industry, we are veterans and recognized community leaders. Our crew of 35 is a tour-de-force — experts in strategy, design and development — who forge strong teams to create long-term relationships and amazing digital experiences with our clients and their end users.

What We Do

We specialize in strategy, web and mobile development for corporate and government clients in North America. We partner with large organizations to help them communicate with their clients, their investors and even themselves. We use technology, creative thinking and collaboration to build smart, elegant solutions for complex problems, and help our clients transform to do digital better. Throughout this process, we consider context, we design for experience, and we build for use. Check us out in action: Portfolio

Our Approach

Our Approach


We believe in close collaboration – a partnership – with our clients, as we strive to understand exactly who they are and what they need. They are involved at every step, as we develop the idea and see it through to execution, adapting to their feedback and priorities on the fly with ease.



We believe in the fine art of digital creation and we approach projects with a builder's eye. Our goal is always to deliver rock-solid strategy, pixel-perfect design and flawless code. We take a lot of pride in our work and the things we make, we'll accept nothing less than the best.



We don't believe in using technology for technology's sake, we believe in using the right tools for the job. We make ourselves knowledgeable in everything, so we can make informed decisions. We also know the difference between a "real trend" and "really trendy," which is why our mobile team already has five years of experience building for modern devices.

Our Team


Our downtown Saskatoon office is home to an enthusiastic crew of creative and tech-savvy individuals who are proud to say they're square pegs. We're known for our laid-back, Google-like culture, with over-the-top staff functions, a supportive team environment, and endless options for new best friends. We take on big, challenging projects and promote continuous learning through countless professional development opportunities. One thing's for sure - you’ll never be bored. So if you have a passion for digital strategy, experience in website development, or an eye for web design, give us a shout!

Product Owner / Project Manager Closing date: Friday, January 20, 2017

As a Product Owner / Project Manager at zu, you represent the client’s needs internally, understanding their business as well or better than the client themselves. Your critical thinking skills are complemented by your ability to see the big picture without losing sight of the details. You are constantly strategizing to ensure the solutions we offer our clients meet their end goals, exceed their expectations, and deliver great value.

Your business acumen enhances your ability to quickly understand your client’s goals and obstacles and provide a strong voice to the client’s needs within your team. Your broad knowledge of digital production and outstanding communication skills make it easy for you to build strong relationships by helping the client understand our workflow and progress, while always advocating for the best long-term solutions.


  • Key role on a tightly-knit, highly-collaborative team.
  • Understands our clients’ business needs at a level that helps the client determine and communicate their needs, even when they aren’t sure what they are.
  • Breaks projects into manageable, prioritized pieces, based on the client’s needs.
  • Communicates projects to the production team through well-written stories that outline the problems to be solved.
  • Manages and facilitates changes to priorities and baseline requirements.
  • Communicates project progress with clients, anticipating and managing their expectations.
  • Sets acceptance criteria and approves teamwork.
  • Communicates the repercussions of technical discussions from the production team to the client in a manner they understand.


  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role.
  • Degree or diploma in Business, Human Computer Interface, Information Science, Project Management, or another relevant field; or equivalent experience and education.
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of web production.
  • Superb communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to present complex ideas clearly.
  • Knowledge of information architecture is an asset.
  • Experience with usability testing is an asset.
Senior Designer Closing date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

zu is currently looking for a talented UX Designer to join our team in Saskatoon. We need someone with a strong background in visual and information design to help create elegant digital solutions. The ideal candidate will be both curious and passionate about design, have strong conceptual and production skills, and be ready to play in friendly but challenging team environment.


  • Translates concepts into wireframes and mockups that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Communicate with team members and clients using wireframes, user flows and information architecture
  • Create beautiful, user-centred UI concepts on time and on budget
  • Lead usability testing and communicate results and best practices to the rest of the team
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions
  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs
  • Collaborate with teammates on innovative new ideas


At least five years of experience in design and/or information architecture for the web and/or mobile. Experience creating user interfaces and strategic thinking a must. Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.


  • Successful candidate will work in our Saskatoon office
  • Successful candidate will have much experience in web design
  • Experience designing for mobile applications an asset
  • Experience designing for web applications and software an asset
  • Applications without portfolios will not be considered
  • Positions may be filled before the closing date so hurry up and send us your skills!

    Web Developer Closing date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Come join our team as we take on new and exciting work!

    zu is seeking a web developer that can tackle the most challenging projects. We are looking for someone who is a team player. Someone who can use their programming knowledge to produce award winning websites for our clients. This person would need a solid understanding of content management systems (Drupal, Wordpress and IOS). We are looking for a person who is passionate about new programming techniques but will not blow up the servers (often).

    You will be working in a fast-paced, highly skilled team environment. You will play a key role in advancing the business priorities of our clients by delivering results in the most challenging of environments. The successful candidate will be a person able to work under tough deadlines and able to manage multiple tasks at once. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.

    Required Skills:

    • Minimum 2 years demonstrated development experience with Drupal, Wordpress or IOS
    • Experience in working within a team environment
    • Substantial experience with client service
    • Proficiency with cross-browser/cross-platform issues, DOM and web standards
    • An excellent ability to work with people at all levels and to collaborate and build trust and confidence with management and employees
    • Awareness of the Internet, new technologies, and trends
    • Samples of your previous work (required with your application)
    • Familiarity with source code control systems
    • Familiarity with web-based testing and QA processes

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience with PHP
    • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies (XP, Scrum)
    • IOS experience an asset
    • Experience with single page applications (SPAs) an asset


    Positions may be filled before the closing date so hurry up and send us your skills!



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    200-303 Pacific Ave
    Saskatoon SK
    S7K 1P2

    +1 306 653 4747 Main
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