Folino Estate Black Label Collection: WINE LABEL DESIGN & PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

This Spring we had the awesome opportunity to design wine labels for a new collection of wines that Folino Estate Winery in Kutztown was releasing.  We were tasked with designing something that looked elegant, but still has that rustic look and winemaker's touch. The finished label has the texture of parchment, embossed details and finished with a gold foil stamp. To accompany the label, and emphasize the exclusivity of these wines, the bottled is adorned with a die-cut tag with a wax seal and the bottle number written by the winemaker himself. 

After all the bottles were labeled, it was time to collaborate with owner and styling extraordinaire Andrea Folino to create a photo shoot to promote the new collection. We wanted to evoke a dark and organic feel with these images. Check out the finished product below. This project was so much fun... from concept to creation.

Be sure to stop by Folino Estate to taste these amazing wines for yourself! www.folinoestate.com


"The Black Label Collection features handcrafted wines representing the age-old Italian style traditions and skills of passionate winemaking.
Artfully oaked in French barrels, each wine is an exclusive, limited release and will age perfectly for the oenophile’s collection. The higher tannins present allow each variety to pair well with rich dark meats & game, earthy foods and herbaceous cheeses. Decanting is recommended to bring out the characters hidden in every bottle." -Folino Estate


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Event Poster Designs | Folino Estate

It's been an eventful year so we just just wanted to give you an update on some of the latest posters we designed for Folino Estate. It really is so much fun creating these designs. Be sure to check out www.folinoestate.com/events to keep up with all the awesome events they have at Folino Estate! Check out our work below. Click to enlarge each design.

Graphic Design: Baptism Invitations

A local family reached out to us to design an invitation for their son's baptism. So we drew some inspiration from their initial ideas. We envisioned a wintery, light and clean design. They loved the final product! It's always nice when we have the opportunity to tap into other creative abilities besides photography. Don't forget... if you need something designed, contact us! We're ready to tackle any creative project.

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Folino Estate Scent Line | Package Design

The owners of Folino Estate are always thinking of new and creative ways to bring customers to their unique gift shop. This was the latest product launch; a Folino Estate wine-inspired scent line. There is hand soap, body lotion, bar soap, bath bombs, and body spray in various wine scents like Riesling, Bordeaux, and Sangria. I was so excited to work on this project and create the package design for the entire line. Check out the individual labels below do see the designs in more detail! Be sure to visit Folino Estate in Kutztown, Pa for a day filled with good wine, delicious food and unique gifts. I can't wait to work on more awesome project like this in the future! Stay tuned! -Kristen


Poster Designs | latest work at Folino Estate...

Hi! Kristen here! One of the best aspects of working at Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery is that they host the coolest events. For a good chunk of my design career I actually got really sick of designing posters, but I think I know why. I never got to be really creative and most of the "posters" consisted of what felt like a chapter book worth of copy. This made it really hard to create something visually appealing. Now I get to come up with creative and unique poster designs and Facebook cover graphics for each event. It's a lot of fun! It really is awesome being able to work in an environment where you're doing something different everyday. The combination of graphic design, photography, and web design keep my skills sharp. I already see myself growing and improving as an artist in so many ways. I'm so grateful for that! I've got to keep those creative juices flowing! Check out some posters I recently designed below:

Acoustic Pursuit | "Forever Young" Music Video & Release Party

This summer has already been filled with so many exciting projects, but so far this one tops them all. We finally got to shoot the music video for Forever Young, Acoustic Pursuit's first original song. After weeks of storyboarding and brainstorming, contacting actors, shopping for props and scouting locations... Christian and the crew; Brianna, Dave, Kristen, Clay and Zach spent two days filming. 

We started at the Lehigh University Library where we began the story of the young couple meeting for the first time. It was such an awesome location! The rows and rows of books and the architecture gave it so much character. After that we went off to Cedar Beach Park in Allentown to film where the couple had their first date. This park is actually one of our favorite places to take engagement photos. It's filled with weeping willows and a pretty creek. Such a sweet and intimate spot. Our last location was the Spot ice cream stand in Bethlehem, here the couple had their first kiss. Once we had the main scenes at the main locations filmed, we filmed a few shots of Mary and Alex in their home to tie together the beginning and the end of the story with the older couple. Then we also did some driving shots with the Hornet down some back roads in Bethlehem. We got to use our new drone too! It was so much fun!

Although there was soooo much planning that went into this, and it was a lot of work behind the scenes... Prevailed Studios is excited to work on more music video productions like this in the future. We just love to tell stories. We really are so thankful to all of those who contributed to this project. Best of luck to Acoustic Pursuit! This is just the beginning for them. Be sure to follow them on social media, subscribe to their Youtube channel, and purchase their song on iTunes! Check out some behind the scenes photos below.

Filming the "Forever Young" Music Video

Allie & Nick, played the younger couple in the story. They really nailed the 70s look!

Kristen capturing the album cover shot!

Dave, Brianna, and Christian goofin' around on set during the scene in the library.

Clay & Kristen filming at Cedar Beach Park.

Mary & Alex, the older couple in the story, posing for a quick picture next to the 1973 AMC Hornet on set of the video shoot.

Filming the final band scene for the video! 

July 3, 2017 - The Acoustic Pursuit Release Event

After the video was complete, and we spent weeks editing, color correcting, and making final cuts, the video was ready to be released! However... we couldn't just put it on Youtube! So Acoustic Pursuit hosted a release party here in Bethlehem where fans, friends, and family could get an exclusive first look at their new music video. Well the turn out was overwhelming! Prevailed Studios designed some merchandise to be sold at the event too! People loved it! Acoustic Pursuit even played an short setlist featuring some of their new original music.

Some custom t-shirts we designed for Acoustic Pursuit. The design features all the lyrics to "Forever Young".

 We also designed two different stickers to sell at the event. A basic logo sticker and one vintage design featuring the Hornet.

We also designed two different stickers to sell at the event. A basic logo sticker and one vintage design featuring the Hornet.

Well... here it is!
Check out the final music video created by Prevailed Studios!

Acoustic Pursuit - Forever Young (Original Music Video)

Folino Estate Olive Oils + Vinegars | Package Design

Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery is located in Kutztown PA. They have a gift shop located in their Tasting Room where you can purchase wine and other unique gifts. We had the opportunity to create the packaging design and photography for their newly launched oils and vinegars. Check out the images below! Visit www.folinoestate.com
to make a reservation in their restaurant and tasting room.

Kristen's new adventure at Folino Estate!

Hey guys! Kristen here! So just wanted to give you all an update. It's been soooo busy that I haven't really had a chance to update you on my latest career adventure. Some of you may know that I was working as a Graphic Designer at Lafayette College for about five years. However, as of February I stepped down from my full-time, benefits included, paid vacation, unlimited sick days job at Lafayette. I know, I know. Why would I do that?! That's probably what you're thinking. But when God says it's time to move on... you just do it.

We rebranded and officially launched Prevailed Studios and Dearly Beloved Weddings in January of this year. Let me tell you that we've been so overwhelmingly blessed since day one. We were getting so many wedding and creative project inquires in a matter of weeks, that working full-time was actually holding us back! Christian and I took a HUGE leap of faith and I quit. 

One door closed and another opened. I knew I still wanted to work as a designer, but had no idea where to begin my new part-time job search. That's when I reached out to Folino Estate. Folino Estate is a vineyard, winery, restaurant and event venue. When you walk into this place it literally feels like you're in Italy! Christian and I had been to this place before and were so amazed at how such a beautiful place is in the small quiet town of Kutztown, Pennsylvania. So anyway, a while back I remember seeing that they were looking for a part-time Graphic Designer. I figured the position was filled by now, but what the heck... I reached out anyway. Sure enough they were still looking for the right fit for the position! 

Well, long story short I got the job part-time! It's been an incredible transition and a great place to work so far. I'm so grateful to the owners of Folino Estate for giving me a chance to work for them and also balance our time for our own business adventures too. With my new flexible schedule, I'm able to continue my creative career and also give time to the businesses and the future I'm building with my husband. There's nothing like working for someone that is encouraging and understands what it means to be a business owner and an entrepreneur. I'm excited to learn new things and become a vital part of the Folino Estate team.

Here is just a taste of some of the graphic work I've done since I've been at Folino Estate. Did I mention I get to photograph delicious food from their restaurant too! You can see some of the food photography here

Be sure to visit them and check out their website to learn more about upcoming events. You won't regret it! www.FolinoEstate.com

Thanks for reading,
Kristen Lopez

Makeup Artist Logo | Beauty by Storm

A good friend of ours, Brianna Storm came to us about creating a logo for her makeup work. Some of you may know her as one of the lead singers in Acoustic Pursuit, but she is also a super talented makeup artist. She's already worked with Prevailed Studios and Dearly Beloved Weddings on some photography projects. Of course we had to hook her up with some great design work! We're so excited to announce that she is now our exclusive makeup artist! Can't wait for all the creative collaborations to come in the near future!

Follow her on Facebook and Instagram! Book her ASAP!
Facebook.com/bbs.beautybystorm
Instagram: @beauty.bystorm

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Kingsway Church: Revo Worship | Logo & Shirt Design

Ashton, a worship leader from Kingsway Church reached out to us for some help with a shirt design. She had a vision for the design, but needed our expertise to bring it to life. With help from her original idea we created a few concepts for this design project. Here are the final options. We're pretty happy with how these turned out. They have a really cool vintage and hipster kind of look... which is right up our alley!


Silvana's Maternity Session | Let's make it snow!

This mommy-to-be reached out to me months ago to plan for her maternity shoot. We scheduled it for late January with the hopes of blanketed snowy fields to really make her red dress stand out. I was so excited! Well... this winter has been a disappointment as far as snow. So, I had to somehow make it myself! I always love a good challenge. 

-Kristen

Our Logo Design | The Meaning Behind "Prevailed"

What our logo represents...

The Mountains: This reminds us of the obstacles, "mountains" we have and will overcome.
The Birds: A representation of our partnership and marriage.
The Rays of Light: GOD. He is the guiding light in our lives and the foundation.
Prov 19:21: This scripture is the meaning of our namesake, Prevailed. "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." 

  Version One:  This is the version that we actually were planning on keeping. It was designed by kristen about 6 months ago. However, it still wasn't quite right. Kristen and I felt that this wasn't conveying the message of our brand. So, we tried tweaking it.

Version One: This is the version that we actually were planning on keeping. It was designed by kristen about 6 months ago. However, it still wasn't quite right. Kristen and I felt that this wasn't conveying the message of our brand. So, we tried tweaking it.

  Version Two:  with this version we tried to give the original logo a more flat look. we also thought by adding the circle it would ground the design a bit more. However, now it was starting to look a bit to "Cartoony", which wasn't the style we were going for. So again... back to the drawing board.

Version Two: with this version we tried to give the original logo a more flat look. we also thought by adding the circle it would ground the design a bit more. However, now it was starting to look a bit to "Cartoony", which wasn't the style we were going for. So again... back to the drawing board.

  Final Logo:  After many revisions, Kristen started from scratch. We started with the mountains, which really is the main imagery in our logo. These mountains have more of an artistic and "Sketchy" look. This better represents the artistry behind everything we create. then came "prevailed". We wanted our name to be clear and powerful. Overall this design was the exact style we had imagined. but this goes to show you that great ideas don't flourish overnight. They take lots of work and thought. We are so happy with how it turned out!

Final Logo: After many revisions, Kristen started from scratch. We started with the mountains, which really is the main imagery in our logo. These mountains have more of an artistic and "Sketchy" look. This better represents the artistry behind everything we create. then came "prevailed". We wanted our name to be clear and powerful. Overall this design was the exact style we had imagined. but this goes to show you that great ideas don't flourish overnight. They take lots of work and thought. We are so happy with how it turned out!