Wink’s work featured on Neenah’s Against the Grain

April 25, 2016

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Printed entirely on Neenah papers, Wink’s packaging for Thymes Goldleaf celebrates the 25th anniversary of the collection. Take a look at Neenah’s post on Against the Grain!        

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Scott Thares judges for the DSVC

March 28, 2016

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Since its beginning in 1957, The Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC) continues to embrace professionals associated with visual media, such as advertising, design, and film-making. The DSVC strives to uphold the level of excellence in the communications industry and promotes the values of… Read More

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Introducing the Goldleaf 25th Anniversary Collection

March 7, 2016

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Thymes Classic Goldleaf collection. A fragrance of smooth jasmine, fragrant roses, hyacinth and creamy lily of the valley blossom on a background of oakmoss and musk. We created a few special SKUs to commemorate this… Read More

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Introducing the Thymes 2016 Catalog

February 26, 2016

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Embracing the season of new with a breath of fresh life is a discovery to behold. The Thymes 2016 Catalog features new and fresh blooming fragrances and exquisite gifts to celebrate any occasion. The photography and design inspires the surprise… Read More

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Thymes Frasier Fir Wood on the Dieline

January 13, 2016

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Featured on the Dieline, Thymes Frasier Fir Wood packaging. Check out Wink’s work!            

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Tree Fort Soda on the Dieline

January 12, 2016

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We’re excited that Wink’s work for Tree Fort Craft Soda is featured on the Dieline today. Take a peek!                    

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Announcing the Branding of Tree Fort Soda

December 16, 2015

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We are excited to announce the branding of Tree Fort, a Minneapolis-based craft soda company creating a fresh twist on classic soda flavors. Each hand-crafted flavor incorporates a playful blend of fresh botanicals. The result is an all-natural, classic soda for all… Read More

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Wink featured in Print Magazine’s 2015 Regional Design Annual

December 8, 2015

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We’re excited to announce the inclusion of three projects in this years Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual. Wink’s Thymes 2015 Catalog, Thymes Holiday Catalog, and Thymes Summer Broadsheet Catalog are featured among 350 other American designs of 2015.

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Introducing the Thymes 2015 Holiday Catalog

December 3, 2015

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The Thymes 2015 Holiday Catalog showcases a sneak peek launch and an early sell-in of a new Frasier Fir packaging, Gingerbread and Holiday Bath & Body Gift set.

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Wink Website Is Communication Arts Webpick of the Day

November 25, 2015

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Wink is honored to have our re-branded website featured as the Communication Arts Webpick for November 25, 2015!

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Announcing the Rebrand of Thymes Frasier Fir

November 17, 2015

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Now on store shelves for the 2015 holiday season, the rebranded Frasier Fir packaging embraces the rich heritage of this seasonal scent. Highlighting the giftability of the fragrance, the rebrand further positions Thymes as a leader in the home fragrance holiday… Read More

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Socially Responsible Design Work Featured in Graphic Design USA

October 29, 2015

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Wink’s work for Ready, Set, Smile was included in a Graphic Design USA feature on sustainable and socially responsible design. Check out the full article on GDUSA’s website.

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Thymes Summer Catalog in Communication Arts Design Annual

September 16, 2015

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Wink’s work for the Thymes 2014 Summer Catalog is featured in the Communication Arts Design Annual 56!  

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Wink’s Work for Thymes Featured on Neenah Paper Blog

July 23, 2015

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Neenah Paper’s blog, Against the Grain, features Wink’s work on the recent Thymes catalogs and prospecting kit.

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Thymes 2015 Catalog in Communication Arts

July 2, 2015

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The Thymes 2015 Catalog is featured today in the Communication Arts online exhibit. Check it out!

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ARTCRANK 2015 Poster

June 5, 2015

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Check out Wink’s new poster for ARTCRANK, titled “B Side Blues.” We worked with Spark Letterpress to achieve a tactile celebration of bygone analog processes through printing. The palette of blues and grays places the piece in a Minnesotan context, with a subtle… Read More

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Wink Included in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual

November 7, 2014

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We’re excited to announce the inclusion of three recent projects in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual. Wink’s Graphic Wit poster, Thymes 2014 Catalog, and Thymes Prospecting Kit were featured in the 2014 annual, a collection of “350 of the best designs in the U.S.”  

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St. John’s Bay Women in Communication Arts

October 20, 2014

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Our St. John’s Bay Women rebrand was recently featured in the Communication Arts online exhibit.  Check it out!

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Public Awareness Posters for Ready, Set, Smile

September 25, 2014

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Screen printed public awareness posters for Ready, Set, Smile, a nonprofit organization promoting dental hygiene to kids in public schools.   Ready, Set, Smile is a division of ADT Dental.

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Introducing the Thymes 2014 Holiday Catalog

September 23, 2014

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The Thymes 2014 Holiday Catalog showcases a sneak peek launch and an early sell-in of a new Gingerbread and Holiday Bath & Body Gift set.

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Thymes 2014 Catalog in CA Design Annual

September 8, 2014

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We’re proud to announce that the Thymes 2014 Catalog is featured in Communication Arts Design Annual 55.

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Thymes Prospecting Kit in Communication Arts

August 13, 2014

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Wink’s crafted packaging for Thymes is featured in the Communication Arts online exhibit. Check it out!

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St. John’s Bay Women on the Minneapolis Egotist

August 5, 2014

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We’ve been getting some great attention on our St. John’s Bay Women rebrand, check out the latest shout-out on the Minneapolis Egotist.

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Thymes 2014 Summer Catalog

July 21, 2014

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Take an animated tour through the Thymes 2014 summer catalog, a broad sheet catalog promoting the summer launch of two new Thymes fragrances: Tupelo Lemongrass and Mirabelle Plum.

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Thymes 2014 Summer Catalog on the Minnepolis Egotist

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The latest Thymes catalog, announcing the release of two new fragrances this summer, was just featured on the Minneapolis Egotist. Check it out!

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Announcing the Rebrand of St. John’s Bay Women

July 18, 2014

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Announcing the launch of the new branding for St. John’s Bay Women, the classic JCPenney in-store brand. Complementing Wink’s rebrand for the St. John’s Bay Men’s line, the rebranding of St John’s Bay Women takes a contemporary approach to timeless classics… Read More

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ARTCRANK 2014 Poster

May 30, 2014

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Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the printing process for Wink’s ARTCRANK 2014 poster. Wink’s ARTCRANK 2014 poster is a salute to the heartiness of Minnesotan bicyclists and a nod to the breadth of conditions they endure.

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Thymes 2014 Catalog Gets Attention

May 23, 2014

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We’re excited to have the Thymes 2014 catalog featured on both the Dieline and the Minneapolis Egotist!

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Thymes Prospecting Kit on Dieline

May 7, 2014

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The prospecting kit that Wink created for Thymes has been featured on the Dieline. Check it out!

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Growing a Feast

April 25, 2014

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Wink created a simple, yet evocative cover for Kurt Timmermeister’s new book Growing a Feast.

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Thymes: A Case Study

April 8, 2014

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Take a look at how Wink created a new brand vision for Thymes – a founding brand in botanical, fragranced bath & body products – in our newest case study.

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Wink Invades Baltimore

April 1, 2014

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Here’s Wink’s poster promoting Scott Thares’ forthcoming speaking engagement at the Stevenson University School of Design:

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Graphic Content: True Stories from Top Creatives

March 29, 2014

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Good friend of Wink, Brian Singer has just released a book: True Stories from Top Creatives. 63 top creatives speak out on art, inspiration, life, and random things that happened. Read about how Scott Thares, Principal of Wink, tamed seal lions… Read More

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Thymes – Sneak Peek

March 5, 2014

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Case study coming soon!

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HOW 2014 International Design Annual

February 20, 2014

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Wink’s work for Honey & Mackie’s was recently featured in How’s 2014 International Design Annual, check it out.

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Communication Arts Typography Annual 2014

January 6, 2014

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Wink was recently featured in the Communication Arts 2014 Typography Annual, including our work for Honey & Mackie’s & J.W. Hulme Co.

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Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual

November 18, 2013

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The branding and packaging we had done for Banyan and Bo was included in Print Magazine’s Regional Annual!

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J.W.Hulme featured on Communication Arts

October 9, 2013

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Recent Wink rebranding for the luxury heritage company, J.W.Hulme featured on Communication Arts today!

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Communication Arts Design Annual 2013

September 5, 2013

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Our work for St. John’s Bay has been included in the latest issue of Communication Arts Design Annual! Take a look here.

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St. John’s Bay

August 23, 2013

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Wink has rebranded the classic in-store brand St John’s Bay for JCPenney. This 2 billion dollar clothing brand leverages outdoor credentials and heritage inspiration. “I just love Wink, they always seem to get it!” -Nick Wooster, SVP Brand, Trend & Design; JCPenney

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Honey & Mackie’s

July 30, 2013

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After creating the brand and packaging a few years back for Honey & Mackie’s, they have officially launched their first retail location! The new shop has popped up in Plymouth with unique flavors like mango habañero, key lime pie, cayenne candied bacon… Read More

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J.W. Hulme Co.

June 6, 2013

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J.W. Hulme Company has been in St. Paul, Minnesota for more than 100 years. J.W. Hulme’s craftspeople have been making distinctive luxury leather and canvas products since 1905. Their skill, commitment to time-honored techniques and absolute passion for perfection in every… Read More

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Introducing Banyan & Bo

April 29, 2013

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Gaiam, a global health and wellness company, was looking to launch a premium line of yoga products at Target to compete with yoga brands like Manduka and Lululemon. Banyan & Bo was the result of our naming, branding and packaging… Read More

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Introducing ARTCRANK 2013

April 8, 2013

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Wink is honored to be a part of this year’s ARTCRANK. Our letterpress poster was printed by the fine folks at Spark Letterpress. Our poster, “Metro Loop,” celebrates the two great cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, noting both their similarities and… Read More

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Artists for Obama

September 14, 2012

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Artists for Obama, a series of limited edition art prints were created and donated by various artists in support of the United States President Barack Obama. These prints are part of the official campaign products for the Obama for President… Read More

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Wink speaks to JCPenney

September 12, 2012

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Be Brave. A series of silkscreened posters for JCPenney.

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Wink in Communication Arts Design 2012

September 7, 2012

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In the last few years, salmonella scares have increasingly made the news. Since Abbotsford Farms believes that sunny-side-up eggs and cookie dough are too delicious to give up they created a safe and worry-free egg pasteurized option for consumers. Working… Read More

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Ali Shops Branding

September 6, 2012

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Allison Kaplan shops all the time. She needed a brand that reflects her passion. As senior editor of Shopping & Style for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Ali (better known in print and on the airwaves as Allison Kaplan, but we’re all friends here, so… Read More

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Wink’s book design reaches Amazon & New York Times Best Seller list!

May 30, 2012

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With Wink’s signature wit & creativity, they helped create a book for Cheryl Najafi. A rural Missouri native decorating tables with cherry-tree branches to her current and much-anticipated dinners and parties that always include a “cherry on the top” surprise for… Read More

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Wink Refreshes Heritage Brand Minnetonka Moccasin Co.

April 18, 2012

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Wink was tapped by the Minneapolis-based Minnetonka Moccasin Company to re-imagine the heritage footwear brand from head to toe. Like several iconic heritage brands born in the heartland of America (think Redwing Shoes, Duluth Pack and Faribault Woolen Mills), prides itself on its… Read More

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Wink in Dieline for Sunny Side Packaging

February 8, 2012

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Featured on Dieline. In the last few years, salmonella and related scares have increasingly made the news, Abbotsfords Farms, firmly believed that sunny side up eggs and cookie dough are too delicious to give up. They were looking to create a safe… Read More

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Wink in Top 100 Package Designs of 2011!

January 2, 2012

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Wink’s work for Honey & Mackie’s Packaging is featured in The Dieline’s Top 100 Package Designs of 2011, coming in at #21!  

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Wink Helps Second Harvest Provide 1.7 Million Meals!

November 11, 2011

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Wink partnered with Second Harvest Heartland to create the brand identity and campaign called  “Give A Little, Feed A Lot“. Hunger has doubled in Minnesota in the past five years. Local communities’ families, children and seniors are in need, in fact 1 in… Read More

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Wink Recognized in Print’s 2011 Regional Design Annual

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The 31st edition of Print magazine’s annual snapshot of best American design features four recent Wink projects. The work selected includes the rebranding of The New York Times’ DealBook, packaging for Muse Perfumery, branding and packaging for Honey & Mackie’s, as well as the Excuse Clock mobile app for… Read More

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Gaiam Taps Wink for New Project

September 11, 2011

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Wink’s efforts for the lifestyle fitness and media company Gaiam, Inc. will include the branding and packaging of a new product line.

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Wink – A Brand New SchoolBook

September 7, 2011

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Wink partnered with The New York Times to create the brand identity for SchoolBook. A collaboration of The New York Times and WNYC, SchoolBook will be a destination Web site for news, data and conversation about schools in New York City. Built on the… Read More

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Communication Arts Recognizes Wink

September 1, 2011

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Wink’s work for Honey & Mackie’s was selected to appear in Communication Arts’ 2011 Design Annual. The September/October issue showcases the best design of the past year from the prestigious publication’s 52nd juried design competition.

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Wink artwork for Target House’s Heartwork

July 11, 2011

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Wink was asked to create/donate artwork for a Target House benefit event called Heartwork. Our good friend, Don Clark at Invisible Creature and Ted Halbur of Target, organized the artists and collaboration for this wonderful event to raise money for art supplies within… Read More

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Wink Introducing Excuse Clock

July 6, 2011

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Excuse Clock is the perfect trick for when you’re running late – just reset the clock and voila, you’re right on time. Or, say you want to get out of a boring meeting. Crank the time forward, get up and… Read More

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Wink brands Benefit Cosmetics: Girl Meets Pearl

June 11, 2011

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Wink created a brand approach & advertising campaign for Girl Meets Pearl. The image created momentum for a key holiday product launch for Benefit Cosmetics.

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Wink Creates New Brand Identity and Packaging for Rebel Green’s Yoga Mat Spray

February 26, 2011

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Wink designed packaging for Rebel Green’s Yoga Mat Spray range – Beauty, Clarity, and Wisdom. It’s revolutionary new and effective solution to clean and preserve the life of yoga mats, straps and blocks. It works great on pilates equipment as well. Each… Read More

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Wink Speaking to the Dallas Society of Visual Communication

January 31, 2011

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Wink will be bringing the cowboy hats & cold weather to Dallas where we’ll be speaking at DSVC on February 2.

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Wink features Honey & Mackie’s Branding & Packaging

January 2, 2011

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Honey & Mackie’s is an ice cream shop for children that caters to parents. The ingredients in their ice cream creations are all natural, organic and locally grown. The name of the establishment comes from the nicknames of the owners’… Read More

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Wink develops Dealbook: Developing A Multi-Channel Property Breaking M&A News for the C-Suite

December 11, 2010

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DealBook is a financial news service reporting on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and hedge funds and is produced by The New York Times. It caters to a high-level audience of C-Suite executives and decision makers via its website, newsletter, a dedicated page in The… Read More

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Wink in 2010 Print Regional Design Annual

September 10, 2010

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Wink’s work for Electric Company featured in the 2010 Print Regional Design Annual.

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Wink makes Noise!

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Branding for Crowdnoise, a premium musical sound experience studio for commercial and film. The playbutton Crowdnoise logo is delicately embossed.  

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Growing a Farmer Book

September 1, 2010

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An intimate look at the life and livelihood of a modern-day farmer, as told by a former urbanite. Cover by Wink.

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Making Electricity!

August 10, 2010

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A simple logo and business system for Electric Company Consulting.

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Wink in Product Design Book

August 2, 2010

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New book from Taschen featuring work from our client, Rebel Green.

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Wink brands Muse Perfumery Candles

July 20, 2010

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Muse Perfumery Diffuser Candle Packaging. Each wood base slides out from a sleeve that holds the diffuser reeds and oil. A hand applied letter press label is applied to each of the 8 fragrances.  

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Poster for Euro Bicycle Poster Show

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A poster show featuring “local” artists designing European inspired cycling posters.

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Wink helps Haiti!

April 9, 2010

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Our submission for The Haiti Poster Project, titled “Repair the Cracks.” All proceeds to help those displaced by this awful disaster. The 15″ x 20″ letter pressed poster was printed on Crane Lettra 110 lb Cover in Fluorescent White by our… Read More

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Wink featured in Time Magazine Style & Design Issue.

July 1, 2007

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Wink is happy to be included in Time Magazine Style & Design issue for eye catching and innovative packaging design.

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Communication Arts featured article on Wink

November 29, 2004

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Wink is honored to be featured in Communication Arts magazine, the leading trade journal for visual communications, and the largest creative magazine in the world. CA has the unique combination of respected juried Annuals in design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive media… Read More

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