The Team

No Man is an Island…Thankfully

And thankful is the right word… the many people and businesses that have supported my work on the Old Vine Grenache Project.

Crush Creative Packaging

Carrie HigginsCrush Creative Packaging was established in 2005 by long time Wine Label Printing Veteran Carrie Higgins. Crush provides fine quality wine label printing (Digital, Flexo and Offset), screw caps closures (custom and stock), screen printed bottles, project management services, and packaging consultation.

There’s drama in a package. The size, the shape, the feel creates mystery and interest. The package makes a promise of great things to come. We create that promise.” — Carrie Higgins


Head for Design

NowDesign Creative Services is a Salem based design studio that focuses on print design, packaging development, and identity design for the Oregon wine industry.

“Our Manifesto: I believe that effective branding is the product of paying close attention to detail, and planning carefully. I believe in the power of graphic design — I believe that it can change minds and change lives. I believe that clear and crisp communication is the business of graphic designers. I believe that inside every communication problem is a powerful solution unique to the circumstances. I believe design is not art for art’s sake — design must serve a purpose. I believe in wearing a lot of gray, a perfect cup of coffee, and obsessing over mindless details. I will not work until I’ve cleaned my office, and even then, I need the perfect pen.” — Chris Noud


Tadpole Graphics

Luisa SimoneLuisa Simone, the owner and designer at Tadpole Graphics, provides a wide range of services to businesses in the food and wine space; including Website development, Internet marketing (a.k.a. SEO), logo design and printed marketing materials. Intelligent design—along with the know-how to leverage today’s powerful digital technologies—can transform even small design projects into powerful marketing tools.

“I have a company motto, that should be the mantra of every startup company. Start small. Think big. Look great.” — Luisa Simone