About/Awards

Freshly Packaged is the work of Luke Despatie & The Design Firm

Our approach is simple. Do good work…
… and be nice to people.

We’re passionate about our craft. Are you passionate about yours?

Good! Let’s talk.

 

With a penchant for creating beautiful packaging and branding, The Design Firm are a little studio in Port Hope, Ontario, doing some serious work. They are known for creating fun and engaging labels/cans for wines and beers alike. The Design Firm also have a keen eye for injecting their work with the right amount of vintage nostalgia. Beyond the beverage industries they work with a range of clients from soap manufactures to coffee roasters – for whom they also make some beautiful designs.
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PRESS & AWARDS

 

press Press

Luke Despatie and The Design Firm – Award-winning package design Awards

  • Communication Arts – 2016 Winner, Illustration–Advertising
  • Applied Arts Community Awards – 2017 Winner, packaging
  • Applied Arts – 2014 Winner, packaging
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2016 Winner, Best in Category,  Packaging
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2016 Finalist Campaigns
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2015 Finalist Campaigns
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2015 Finalist Packaging
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2015 Finalist Packaging
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2013/14 Winner, Best in Region
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2013/14 Winner, Best in Category,  Packaging
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2013/14 Finalist Packaging
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2012 Winner, Best in Category, Packaging
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2012 Finalist, Packaging 
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2012 Winner, Best in Category, Misc.
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2011Winner,Best in Category, Packaging
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2011 Finalist, Packaging 
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2010Winner, Best in region
  • Redgee Canadian Regional Design Awards – 2010 Finalist, Identity application
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada – 2013 Packaging
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada – 2012 Packaging 
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada – 2010 Logos
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada – 2009 Logos
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada – 2008 Packaging 
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada – 2008 Logos
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada – 2006 Logos
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada – 2005 Packaging
  • RGD In-House Awards – 2016 Award of Distinction
  • RGD Social Good Awards
  • RGD Design at work
  • Packaging Association of Canada – Gold
  • Libris Awards – Finalist
  • Port Hope Fall Fair – 1st Place– Pickles, Dill

book Publications

  • Unexpected Packaging! (Japan)
  • Design: Logo
  • Low-Tech Print – Feature
  • Best of Business Card Design 8
  • Letterhead and Logo Design 11
  • Letterhead and Logo Design 12: Judges’ selection – Best in category
  • Logolounge Master Library: Initial & Crest Logos
  • LogoLounge Master Library: Shape & Symbol Logos
  • LogoLounge Master Library: Typography & Enclosures
  • LogoLounge Vol. 5
  • LogoLounge Vol. 6
  • LogoLounge Vol. 7
  • LogoLounge Vol. 8
  • LogoLounge Vol. 9
  • RGD Logo Agenda

 


 

CLIENTS

Over the years we’ve worked with a diverse cross-section of clients,
including small retailers and restaurants, wineries, large manufacturers
and rock stars, including:

– William Street Beer Co.
– Wafu
– Lake of Bays Brewing Company
– Harper Collins
– Westben Festival Theatre
– The United Way
– Chatelaine
– Survivorman Les Stroud
– Barlow Publishing
– Premier Digital Publishing
– The Collection Agency Entertainment
– Oak Heights Estate Winery
– Watershed Magazine
– Angel Editions
– Northumberland Soapworks
– Cream Productions
– Fleming College
– The Northern Pikes
– Toronto Bodyworks
– Tealish
– Dana McCauley
– Dr. Anna Tucka
– Amuse
– The Northside
– Higglety Pigglety
– Whale Family Chiropractic
– Yahoo!
– PEN Canada