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Label Designs for Award Winning Meat Rubs

Posted on April 11, 2022

Visual Lure recently helped redesign labels for King Louie’s Meat Apostles, a St. Louis area award-winning seasoning company with meat rubs for almost every protein – including some for vegetables.


Before:

Their previous labels did not look or feel like award-winning rubs. The fonts used felt inappropriate, and the craftsmanship was lacking to say the least.

 

King Lou label design before


After:

The owner wanted the new labels to leap off the shelves and feel more luxurious. He also wanted to use a metallic paper that would make the gold elements on the label really stand out and pop! White was printed on the labels to hide the metallic effect on certain areas, such as the nutrition facts, the black bar, and the bar code. All the gold – along with the eyes, the metal in the crown, and the gold leaf – shimmer on the final product. We couldn’t be happier with how these turned out.

Below is an entire sample label, and below that is the entire product line.

 

King Lou full label design


…and the Full Line of Rubs:

All King Louie meat rub label designs

You can learn more about King Louie’s and purchases their amazing rubs at MeatApostles.com.


UPDATE:

Hot off the press, and on the shelves! So cool to see the labels we designed for King Louie’s Meat Apostles in stores.

King Louie Label Design on Shelves

…and taking the label design to inspire some shirts:

King Lou shirt design

King Lou shirt design 2

 


Are you about to launch a new product?

If you are about to bring a new product to market and need help with professional branding and package design, contact Visual Lure today for a FREE quote. Don’t waste time and money hiring sub-par or entry-level designers. Get it done right the first time, and make sure buyers won’t reject your product due to poor presentation. Looking for additional packaging information, this will help:  Learn more about our package design services »  |  view more of our packaging portfolio »  |  contact us with for FREE design quote »

 

Visual Lure Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Posted on June 17, 2021

Visual Lure 20 year anniversary

In this year 2021, Visual Lure® celebrates its 20th anniversary. In an industry where designers and design firms come and go – we think 20 years is something to be proud of. I would like to personally thank all our clients, past and present, who’ve made it possible for me to do what I love for a living.

Helping entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed has always been my passion, and I believe generating results for our clients is what has kept us in business for so long. Thank you again. We hope we can make it 20 more!

God bless,
Justen Hong
Visual Lure Founder/Owner & Professional Eye-Catcher

Visual Lure Announced as a 2021 Local Excellence Award Winner by UpCity!

Posted on May 17, 2021

2021-UpCity local-excellence-winner

For more than a decade, UpCity’s mission has been—and continues to be—to help businesses find B2B service providers they can trust. The UpCity Recommendability Rating was developed to determine a service provider’s credibility and recommendability, giving UpCity the confidence to recommend them to the more than 1.5 million businesses that visit their site.

Each year, UpCity analyzes and scores more than 70,000 service providers based on their UpCity Recommendability Rating and acknowledges the top national and local providers with an UpCity Excellence Award. The results are in, and we won!

We are ecstatic to announce that the Visual Lure team has been recognized as one of the top B2B service providers of 2021 in the St. Louis area by UpCity!

Founded in 2001, Visual Lure is a full-service design firm with a strong focus on branding and marketing. We pride ourselves on our personalized service and our knack for elevating the small details that make each of our clients unique. Our logo design work is consistently being published in the most prestigious logo books, we have won numerous awards for our web design and development work, and our graphic design services are second to none. Thank you to the UpCity team and our Visual Lure customers over the years for this tremendous award and honor.


Heidi Sullivan, SVP of Product and Marketing at UpCity, had this to say about Visual Lure:

“Visual Lure’s personalized service, attention to detail, and commitment to generating real results make them stand out from the crowd and truly resonate with their audiences. Congratulations to Visual Lure on receiving the UpCity Local Excellence Award.”

– Heidi Sullivan
SVP of Product & Marketing


This recognition has been driven in large part by our 5-star review rating on UpCity.

Branding for Revolutionary New Cleaning Scrub Gloves

Posted on October 8, 2018

The Heavyweight Scrub Gloves is a revolutionary new cleaning product that is about to disrupt the cleaning industry. These scrub gloves, using a patent pending design, allow users to control the range of abrasiveness – the harder you press, the more abrasive it becomes. When used properly, it will easily remove bugs/dirt/grime from surfaces without scratching, allowing you to effectively clean almost anything. It gets in all the nooks and crannies your hand can fit, doesn’t require the use of chemicals, and is long lasting.

Heavyweight came to Visual Lure early on in their development process and we’ve had the pleasure of helping them with their logo & branding, brand messaging & strategy, packaging, and website.

The Heavyweight Scrub Gloves Logo

HWSG professional product photos


 

Logo Design Options

Below are the initial logo options we presented to the client:

initial logo design options


 

Final Logo Lockups

After a couple rounds of minor revisions, below are the final logo lockups we delivered:

final logo design lockups


 

Brand & Graphic Standards Guidebook

Below are a couple pages from the brand and graphic standards guide. It provides guidelines on logo usage, brand color palette, brand typefaces, backgrounds and more – to ensure a seamless and consistent use of design elements.

 

HWSG brand guideline book


Package Design


 

PACKAGE DESIGN OPTION

Below is one of the unused proposed package design options. It was designed to focus exclusively on automotive/motor vehicle detailing, as that is one of the best uses of the gloves.

 

HWSG packaging design option

FINAL PACKAGE DESIGN

Below if the final label/package design:

 

final HWSG packaging design


 

Professional Photography & Videography

Professional photography and videography provided by Chris Malacarne. Below are a handful of the deliverables he supplied.

 

HWSG professional photos


 

Sell Sheet

Sell sheet design targeting the automotive cleaning and detailing market:

 

HWSG sell sheet design


 

WordPress Website with E-commerce

Below is the new website we helped launch using the Unicon WordPress theme. We typically do not work with pre-designed themes, but since they were such good clients, we assisted them with the website. We also helped activate WooCommerce, implement their payment gateway, and install their SSL certificate to make it an e-commerce website. You can visit the new website at hwscrubgloves.com.

HWSG responsive WordPress website design


 

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Package Design for Disposable Vaporizers

Posted on July 16, 2018

Nui is a California based cannabis company that will soon be launching two disposable vaporizer products. One called Sunrise – that has an uplifting feel, and Sunset with a more relaxing effect. Before coming to Visual Lure, they had worked with a handful of designers on multiple packaging options, but were unsatisfied with the results. During our initial conversation, they explained that they wanted the packaging to be “simple, upscale, classy and discrete”. They didn’t want it to look like a cannabis product. In one of the owner words: “if you saw it on someone’s desk, you wouldn’t know what it was”.

We approached the design in two ways, one simple and clean, and the other a little more eye-catching.

 

The Clean & Simple Design Options

Below are the two ‘simple & clean’ options we presented. We used an orangish-red color to represent Sunrise, and a deep purplish-blue to represent Sunset. We incorporated sun illustrations in both – one with arrows on them to show the sun moving up and down, and the other with the sun in different locations on the label.

NUI packaging design, full label 3

NUI packaging design, full label 2

Nui simple & clean package design options

 

The ‘Eye-Catching” Design Option

Even though the client wanted the design to be more subtle and discrete, it still needed to be eye-catching in order to stand out from its competitors. Below is our more eye-catching design we presented. We incorporated tropical flowers as the company name, Nui – means great in Hawaiian. We also used a simple illustration of a sun, one above Sunrise and one below Sunset.

NUI packaging design, full label 1

Nui eye-catching package design option

Are you about to launch a new product?

If you are about to bring a new product to market and need help with professional branding and package design, contact Visual Lure today for a FREE quote. Don’t waste time and money hiring sub-par or entry-level designers. Get it done right the first time, and make sure buyers won’t reject your product due to poor presentation. Looking for additional packaging information, this will help:  Learn more about our package design services »  |  view more of our packaging projects »  |  contact us with for FREE design quote »


How did you find us?

On a side note: Are you a business owner? If so, do you know where ALL your leads are coming from? If not, you NEED to know. How else can you measure the success of your marketing efforts and dollars. This client found us on Behance, an online platform that showcases creative work from around the world. The cost for this lead: zero dollars. Only the time it took to prepare and place projects on our Behance portfolio page.

 

Visual Lure Project Featured in St. Louis AIGA Design Show 23

Posted on June 19, 2018

Ever since I joined the St. Louis AIGA, while still studying Graphic Design at SIU Edwardsville, I would go to their Annual Design Show every year to see all the world-class design work coming out of Saint Louis. Eight years ago, I entered what I thought was one of my best logos, but it didn’t make the show. It discouraged me, and it wasn’t until this year that I decided to enter another piece. I am honored to share with you all that my project was selected, and one of my professional goals has been fulfilled.

When I received the email that read “Congratulations, your work has be selected to be in the AIGA St. Louis Design Show 23!” I was both excited and oddly relieved. I think the relieve came from a sense of accomplishment as I’ve had this goal for over 18 years. It also represents the second check mark off my “top three professional goal list”. While still in college, I used to dream of having a logo published in a book called LogoLounge, having a project in the AIGA Design Show, and lastly having work featured in Communication Arts.

To date, I’ve had 31 logos published in 7 different LogoLounge publications, and I can finally say that I’ve had a project in the St. Louis AIGA Design Show. I just have Communication Arts left. I share this not to brag, but to hopefully inspire other graphic designers as design really is a skill that is honed and crafted. You definitely need artistic skill and creativity, but everything else can be learned and improved upon with practice and dedication. A slight obsession with design, color, type and space helps, but if you have the foundation, you really can become a good designer. When I compare my portfolio coming out of college, to my work today, it really does confirm this statement.

This years judges included: Su Mathews Hale – a senior partner at Lippincott, Justin Ahrens – principal and creative director of Rule29, and Ilene Sandler – designer/owner of Treat Street Studios.

About the Project:

Bear River Brewing is a branding project we did for a Tampa, Florida craft beer brewer. Visual Lure actually came up with the name which is based on his son’s, Barrett (which they call Bear) and River, hence Bear River Brewing. The logo depicts a bear rowing a canoe down a river carrying a huge beer bottle with palm trees in the background as a nod to Tampa. One of our favorite pieces is the beer taps which are shaped like canoe paddles.

Bear River Brewing LogosBear River Brewing Identity DesignBear River Brewing Packaging Design

View the Entire Project »

 

Logo & Package Design for a St. Louis Supplements Company

Posted on November 10, 2016

2nd Impact is a St. Louis, Missouri based supplement and nutrition company that produces a superior line of Whey Protein and Creatine products. They use the most expensive, highest grade ingredients to produce a premium line of supplements. They initially came to Visual Lure for a logo, and after completion of that, they immediately engaged us to design all their packaging. See the progression of the logo and packaging below.


2nd Impact provided the exact colors they wanted and requested a simple text-based logo. Here are the initial logo design options:

2nd Impact logo design round 1


…and here is round 2 of the logo…

2nd Impact logo design round 2


…and here are the final logos in both color and black and white:

2nd Impact final logos


Once the logo was completed we immediately went into designing the packaging as they wanted to get into production right away. Here are the first two design rounds of the package design:

2nd Impact packaging design options


…and here are all the final labels for their initial product line:

2nd Impact Packaging Design All

View the entire branding package here »

Click here to view our entire package design portfolio, or click here to learn more about our packaging design services.

 For a package design quote, please call 618.407.9231 or email us at info@visuallure.com.