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LE BELGE / Le Voyage Collection

Create an ultra-premium retail collection targeting premium boutique retail shops, Napa Valley wineries (Napa CA is the home of Le Belge), and high-end hotels.
Research and concept development, the creation of flavor profiles with Marketing and R&D, and of course the design of the [sustainable] packaging and visual system, complete with new chocolate molds.  

LINDT USA / Classic Recipe

Lindt is expanding their range of products for Classic Recipe beyond bars and into other formats like spreads, individual wrapped pieces, and the Non-Dairy category.  In each case, the objective is to extend the current Classic Recipe design language to these new products while utilizing the equities of the brand to ensure consistency and strengthen recognition on-shelf.
We worked with the Classic Recipe Brand Marketing team to determine which elements in the existing bar design architecture had to remain and those that could be removed. The result was a relatively flexible design system that allowed for necessary adaptations while maintaining key brand assets.  

Lindt Classic Recipe’s core bar range set the design standard as we explored how the design architecture would adapt to new packaging formats and with new product innovations.

Lindt Classic Recipe + Gold Bar

Lindt Classic Recipe - Les Grande Bars (whole nuts)

Lindt Classic Recipe - Panned

Lindt Classic Recipe - Hazelnut Spread

Lindt Classic Recipe - Holiday Pieces Pouch & Sticks with PDQ

Lindt Classic Recipe - S’mores Promotional Mailer

Mailer Insert

DYLAN’S / Color Wheel & Swatches

In a meeting with Dylan's product development and creative teams, they floated the idea of a chocolate color wheel to showcase their full range of flavored squares.
Structural concepts and development of the outer PET circular structure, the inner tray, and label.  

Working closely with one of our partner factories in southern China throughout development and was present during the initial production run. Below are a few of the pictures from the factory and of the early prototypes.


Initial prototypes. 

At the same time the ‘Chocolate Wheel’ was being developed, the ‘Chocolate Swatches’ packaging was also underway.  

LAS VEGAS / Iconic Collection

Develop a sleek, on-trend aesthetic designed to captured the essence of the nightlife in Vegas and NY, and targeting men and women aged 20 - 40.
Developed new folding box and tin structures in conjunction with Mike Boos who handled the graphic design. This collection for New York & Vegas, the 'Vegas Style Card Deck' Tins were awarded Gold at the annual ADCNJ awards ceremony.  


LINDT - LINDOR / Valentine’s Day Heart Range

The previous collection of Lindt / LINDOR Valentine’s Hearts had been on the market for 6+ years and needed a refresh.  The brief called for designs that would sit alongside LINDOR’s new seasonal graphics, for a cohesive on-shelf expression of the brand.  The target demo was men and women, between 25 and 54.  The design needed to meet all brand and regulatory requirements for both the (3) LINDOR and (4) Lindt branded hearts.  

We provided a competitive overview, and trend research that identified a few [stylistic] approaches which would support their new seasonal designs.  Their team chose the watercolor floral direction. Our creative process allowed for collaboration and feedback to be integrated, so we ended up with final designs that the Lindt team was proud to share with their customers.

︎  photos courtesy of Lindt USA

After aligning with the marketing team on the creative direction and a series of floral swipes, Melanie developed custom watercolor paintings that would pair nicely with Lindor’s new seasonal artwork.  Below are the original scans, before the art was cleaned up and used to create the design.

We worked through a few compositions, while providing recommendations on how special [printing] processes could be integrated, using a combination of 3D renderings & mechanical layouts.  The flowers were accented with thin, offset line art in gold foil. We applied spot gloss and embossing throughout the art on the small heart graphics and flowers to help the art shine on shelf and provide some tactile features.

︎  photos courtesy of Lindt USA

We delivered final Lindor heart designs within 3 weeks. This required 2 rounds of [minimal] revisions to finalize and deliver print-ready artwork for Lindor.  We also provided creative / art direction for their Formal Gifting range of hearts (a mix of various praline truffles - 4 skus).

The hearts have been successfully selling for several years now and have made their way around the world and of course onto instagram.

Our design services also include the creation of compelling in-store visualizations. These 3D renderings capture the context of the customer’s unique store environment, and are intended to inspire and spark discussion between a buyer and your sales & marketing team.

2023 Cart display at Target - front.

2023 Cart display at Target - back.

2022 On-shelf at Walgreens.

On-shelf at our local grocery store.


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