Granola and Muesli packaging for Bliss Gourmet Foods, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based artisan food company specializing in unique blends of granola and muesli. Packaging system built to hold and expand from the current offerings of - 6 granolas and 2 muesli's, both available in a gluten free option, totaling 16 different options.
The system uses unique die cut labels on a preprinted bag. The zip pouch bag is printed tri-tone + a matte finish with a clear knock out to show product. Goals for the project were to highlight: Hand Made, Local MN & WI Farmers, and owner Lesley Powers' story. The packaging explores the idea of journey and hometown.
Mustard bottle packaging for Natedogs. The hand crafted house mustard used a clear squeezable bottle wrapped with letterpressed labels. Natedogs sells the mustards from the food cart around the Minneapolis - St. Paul area and on his website. > Natedogs featured in the Taste section of the Star Tribune.
Design was inspired by vintage beer cans and packaging. Colors were picked to promote the brand and compliment the product color. Special effort was made in the printing process through adjusting ink density to accent the area of ink overlap, creating an exaggerated trap, often seen in vintage packaging.
Coffee packaging created using letterpress printing on labels taped over kraft coffee bags, laser printed with coffee name and taste notes, and hand stamped with roast date. In addition to letter printing, the white area for the logo is a registered emboss.
The labels were updated from the 2011 labels to get 3 labels up on a press sheet instead of 2, and to incorporate laser printing content the shells instead of hand stamping.
Coffee packaging created using letterpress printing on labels taped over kraft coffee bags, hand stamped with info on coffee origin, taste notes, roast date and wieght.
Dogwood Coffee Company broke off of Bull Run Roasting Company in 2010. The Reserve Collection was at the heart of their efforts while at Bull Run. With the Reserve Collection coming to an end, we incorporated some similar design cues to accompany them carrying their new coffee offerings forward under the new name.
Coffee packaging created for Dogwood Coffee Co.'s bright and lively espresso, Neon. Packaging went after a simple, minimal approach by giving as much space to showing off 4 different colors of neon label stock. Labels were foil printed with a gloss black to tie into the color of espresso. Stencils were created to spray painting shipping. Neon colored tampers were also created to coordinate with the campaign.
Cookie packaging design for Minneapolis based, Rustica Bakery. Packaging system designed to hold 7 varieties of cookie. Cookies packaged with clear bags as condensed 2 packs & 6 packs tied with ribbon. Labels printed on kraft label stock and diecut.
Coffee packaging design for J.René Coffee Roasters, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Coffee packaging system built to hold a variety of whole bean coffees in 12-16 oz kraft coffee bags. Variables in the packaging system were: roast level, weight, coffee name and taste notes. Clear labels were used to make the white and color inks pop off the bag and so that the design felt more a part of the kraft material.
Packaging design for Brasa Rotisserie, Minneapolis & St. Paul Minnesota. System will use recycled and sourced bottles with their label marking their signature Hot Pepper Vinegar. Design theme developed to tie together their series of offerings from signature sauces to their locally roasted coffee.
Packaging design for Dave's Coffee, located in Charlestown, RI. Dave's introduced this new line of all natural coffee syrups, with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners or fake colors. Bottle labels printed on an off-white label stock, and custom manila tags printed, perforated and sequentially numbered. Tags were added to give ideas on how to use the product.