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Wine Label

An upscale spirits merchant expanded their offering with a branded, bespoke wine for which I designed the label.

Skills: Graphic design, Adobe creative cloud

The owners of Roux Wine & Spirits produced their own wine and commissioned me to design a label. They chose the name Calypso as the sound appealed to them.

Looking to the anthropological associations for inspiration, I decided to propose an illustration which referenced Calypso, the nymph who, in Greek mythology, held Odysseus in thrall for seven years. As the label and name mixed Greek mythology in the 21st century I decided to mix in the look of Roman mosaics. Good wine mixes people, so why not mix all of these elements?

As much as I am happy with this design’s execution, were I to do this over today, I’d choose a different style for the wine label. I would probably adhere more closely to actual mosaics as found by archaeologists and historians. This would create a better historic look, whereas the current label is a bit more pop culture in essence.

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Work Context

Great work is done in great places.

Employment History

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Affinity Designer
  • Book Design
  • Bootstrap
  • Client Training
  • Content Modelling
  • Craft CMS
  • CSS 3
  • Frontend Design
  • Git
  • Graphic Design
  • HTML 5
  • Icon Design
  • Illustration
  • Jekyll
  • jQuery
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code
  • Paintcode
  • Responsive Design
  • Sketch App
  • Statamic CMS
  • Sublime Text
  • UI Design
  • UX Design

Education

Logo for Louisiana State University A&M where Isral Duke took courses.

Graphic Design

Louisiana State University A&M

2007

Logo for University California San Diego Design Lab where Isral Duke took courses.

Interaction Design

University California San Diego Design Lab

2018