We marry form and function. Our symmetrical team of artistic and technical talent means we build products with functional elegance and tasteful aesthetics.

Applied Sensory

Applied Sensory is a consulting company which provides product evaluation for the wine, beer and olive oil industry.

Applied Sensory was contributing to a publication on olive oil production. We were hired to create a map which illustrates the olive oil growing regions of California. The illustration was done to scale and in a style which matched the academic feel of the publication.

Olive growing map of California

Crush Challenge

Produced in partnership between Amgen, Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing and ZD Wines. The Crush Challenge is a charity bicycle ride in the heart of Napa Valley.

Crush Challenge needed a way to photograph the event and publish images online in real time. We devised a system which allowed our photographers to upload content to a public folder straight from camera. From there event promoters distributed our work to a variety of social media channels.

Patrick Dempsey at Napa Valley Crush Challenge

Graphic Design

Graphic design is the methodology of visual communication, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image.

Good design can make information easy to process which ultimately leaves your audience with a more memorable and impact experience. Design can also help shift your image which allows you to capture new market areas and find new consumers.

ZD Wines Abacus Winter Wine Escape

Grgich Hills

Grgich Hills is a winery in the Rutherford region of Napa Valley. Notable founder Mike Grgich is the winemaker behind the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that bested several Burgundy wines in the Judgement of Paris.

Grgich Hills hired us to start an image database for their chocolate festival. These images would be used to promote future festivals both online and in print material.

Mike Grgich

Product Photography

In a public post Airbnb reported that professionally photographed properties are 2.5 times more likely to be booked than those that are not. Simply put, the better your images look the more credibility and sales you will generate.

We often help our clients with visual problems such as product photography. This includes post production editing and web optimization. Optimization means your images are compressed to a small file size but still maintain a high quality look.

Wine bottle shot