Designing a visually stunning and “printable” label is not an easy task, but having a knowledge of the print industry has really enhanced my ability design such printed goods. Knowing exactly what is feasible and affordable in creating and printing an eye catching wine label is what Ian strives for.

Having a designer that has a background in Studio Art is an advantage to any client or employer. This save an incredible amount of time in the brainstorming and early stages of creating because of the ability to express ideas through sketches and quick drawings, rather than spending massive amounts of time going back and forth from the computer.

wine label | packaging design
inkblot | petit verdot
A three part series of wines that intice the human psyche. The inkblot is rotary screened black giving it that wet ink look, the title Inkblot is also rotary screened as well as embossed. In this Inkblot test you may see wine glasses, faces of all sorts and maybe even the country in which the Petit Verdot was first grown.

inkblot | cab franc
A three part series of wines that intice the human psyche. The inkblot is rotary screened black giving it that wet ink look, the title Inkblot is also rotary screened as well as embossed. In this Inkblot test you may see elephants, ducks, a circus of sorts and even Mr. Franc himself.

inkblot | tannat
A three part series of wines that intice the human psyche. The inkblot is rotary screened black giving it that wet ink look, the title Inkblot is also rotary screened as well as embossed. In this Inkblot test you may see a butterfly, two sea horses having a couple of beers, or even France herself were Tannat hales from.

architetto | signature blend
Torn from the pages of Devinci’s own sketch book comes a label as custom as they come. Hand drawn to emulate Devinci’s style of sketching and note taking as well as embossed, rotary screened spot colored title and custom die line.

bare ranch | methode champenoise
For this label I was commisioned to not only design the Bare Ranch Sparkling Wine packaging, but also to produce the needed illustration of the iconic Bare Ranch house. This simple, yet elegant lable showcase all that embodies the dance of art and design.

michael david | 25th Anniverssary Syrah
This commemorative 25th Anniversary label was for the 25th of Michael Davids wine making career. It all started with Phillips Farms Lodi Syrah in 1989. This label had to be completely recreated, right down to the illustration that holds its centerpiece.

phillips farm | extra virgin olive oil
This one piece label wrap was designed for a tall bottle and matte laminated to protect and extend the life of the label, as well as, contrast the gloss of the bottle for a very clean look.