Catoctin Breeze Vineyard Releases New Composer Series Wine: Waltz Albariño

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard has officially announced their line-up of new wines for the June 2021 Cactoctin Cru release. Among them is the 2020 Waltz Albariño, the latest addition to their Composer Wine Series. Along with the introduction of this unique crisp white, comes a new wine label design featuring a whimsical illustration of Austrian composer, Johann Strauss Jr. (1825–1899).

Each wine label within this series showcases a famous composer, all of which were hand-drawn while listening to a notable composition by each respective artist. For the Waltz Albariño, Strauss Jr. was illustrated while listening to his Voices of Spring Waltz. And for that special pop of color on the label, we selected a fresh summer green to reflect the wine’s origins, the Albariño grape. This is the thirteenth wine label and illustration to join the Catoctin Breeze Vineyard Composer Wine Series.

Walt Albariño Tasting Notes

Grown in the sandy soils of St. Mary’s County, this Albariño has notes of melon, sea salt, and stone fruit. On the palate you get very fresh flavors of granny smith apples and nectarine. 100% Albariño, medium acidity, and well balanced. Pairs very nicely with Old Bay seasoning.

58 cases produced
Bottled May 7, 2021


Named after the land in which the vines are grown and the constant breeze that graces the site, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard was established in 2010 by the Fizyta family with the vision to handcraft terroir driven wines that exhibit a sense of place. Great wine starts in the vineyard. Catoctin Breeze Vineyard believes that in order to take an authentic and natural approach towards making great wines, they must start with growing quality fruit in a sustainable way. During the winemaking process, they gently guide the wine from barrel to bottle, allowing the wine to reflect its terroir.


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International Awards Associate Announces the 2021 MUSE Award Winners

It’s been another incredible year of creative ingenuity for both the MUSE Creative Awards and the MUSE Design Awards. With more than 3,942 submissions from all over the world, Lisa Gorham Creative has been awarded eight MUSES across both competitions. The MUSE Creative Awards honored Anxiety & Behavioral Health Center, Clickseed, Frederick Sign & Banner Co., Ol’ Charm, and Queue Aligners, in the category of Corporate Identity–Logo Design; Plantjoy in the category of Branding; and ACNB Corporation in the category of Publication–Annual Report Design. The MUSE Design Awards honored Queue Aligners in the category of Packaging Design.

The MUSE Awards is a series of international competitions hosted by the International Awards Associate (IAA), catering to professionals from various creative industries with the goal of promoting excellence in their respective fields. IAA ensures impartiality and strict assessment criteria by securing a jury of industry professionals who exhibit high standards of excellence and who have set new benchmarks in their fields.

MUSE Creative Award for Corporate Identity Design
for Queue Aligners done for Toothman Orthodontics
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The MUSE Awards exists to promote and encourage excellence in creativity. Given the recent pandemic, the IAA team is humbled by the sheer perseverance and willpower shown by creatives in overcoming the odds in their respective industries. As long as this platform exists, we will continue to sing praises of those who in adversity displayed their mettle, embodying excellence regardless of their environment.

KENJO ONG  |  INTERNATIONAL AWARDS ASSOCIATE CEO

The 2021 Grand Jury Panel
The esteemed panel consisted of 44 multidisciplinary professionals from 23 countries worldwide. These jurors, who represent leading creative companies, include: Director of DNgroup Aps, Frederick Rickmann; Head of User Experience of Huawei, Sebastiano Boni; Owner and Founder of UArchitects, Misak Terzibasiyan; Associate Creative Director of MullenLowe, Renato Barreto; Associate Creative Director/Creative Catalyst of FCB Chicago, Alice Crippa; Marketing Manager of Facebook, Min Lu; Chief Innovation Officer of ONU/UN WOMEN, Alejandro Calero; among many others.

Entries were judged according to industry-best standards and strict requirements set by the IAA. During blind judging, the grand jury panel evaluated submissions based on concept, creativity, quality, and effectiveness, selecting winners who best met all IAA criteria.

 

International Brands Represented
It’s an honor to be recognized among the known brands and international franchises that were represented in this year’s awards. Entries submitted by agencies for companies and brands, include: Disney+ SG, Subaru USA, Cineplex, BBC Studio Events, KFC, Burberry Beauty, Hyundai, Jo Malone London, Mondelez International, Inc., CVS, Walmart, IFFCO UAE, Yamaha Motor Company, and many more.

There is a saying that, "there is nothing new under the sun." It couldn’t be any further from the truth—there is always something fresh and exciting from the competitors every year.

KENJO ONG  |  INTERNATIONAL AWARDS ASSOCIATE CEO


The MUSE Creative Awards and MUSE Design Awards is a series of international competitions for creative and design professionals from all disciplines, who help push the evolution of their industry in a positive direction. The MUSE Awards is administered and judged by the International Awards Associates (IAA), and stellar panels of internationally-recognized professionals. IAA oversees awards and recognition programs, assembles judging panels, and sets rigorous standards for both their MUSE Creative Awards and MUSE Design Awards competitions.


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Photoshoot Goals with Jessica Neumann Photography


Jessica Neumann Photography, based in Frederick, MD, specializes in luxury maternity, newborn, baby, professional sessions, and family sessions for DC, Maryland, and Virginia.


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Lisa Gorham Creative Honored at 2021 American Advertising Awards

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the American Advertising Federation-Greater Frederick (AAF-GF) American Advertising Awards and its first ever virtual gala, held Saturday, February 20, 2021. While we weren’t able to be together, thanks to this year’s Awards Chair, production team, and Zoom, we were still able to come together and celebrate creative excellence in advertising. The AAF-GF put on quite an entertaining 80’s themed show—Let’s Get Digital—filled with lots of laughter and good times. It was such a treat to see so many of our creative peers and honor their achievements.

I’m thrilled to share that Lisa Gorham Creative was honored with a Silver ADDY Award for Queue™ Aligners in the category of Integrated Brand Identity Campaign, done for Toothman Orthodontics. Thank you to this year’s Awards judging panel for this tremendous recognition, it’s an honor to receive this award on behalf of such a great client. And a special thank you goes to an amazing team of people whose creativity and hard work made every aspect of the Queue™ Aligners branding and packaging work such a success: DB Cooper, brand naming and tagline copywriting; The YGS Group, packaging development, printing, and production; Taylor Box Company, box manufacturing; and Apex Advertising, printing.

Congratulations to the entire Toothman Orthodontics team and to all the 2021 ADDY Award winners.

Queue™ Aligners is a state-of-the-art digitally engineered system designed to bring people’s best smiles forward. The orthodontic specialists behind this game-changing dental alignment program don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. With the understanding that successful, lasting results only come from a tailored strategy, they developed a whole new treatment system. One that’s completely customized to each patient’s unique dental situation and needs, and closely monitored over the course of the program. Their mission is to give each person the attention and care they deserve, and a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

The developers of this new aligner system came to Lisa Gorham Creative to create a highly appealing, polished brand, visual identity, and packaging suite that not only aligned with their mission and goals, but also with their exclusive new product. See the full brand identity project.


The American Advertising Federation’s American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising. The AAF-Greater Frederick’s American Advertising Awards is the first step in the three-tiered competition. Winning entries move on to compete at the Regional level—competing against New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC agencies, firms, and studios. Winning work from the second tier of the competition then move on to compete at the National level.


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Queue Aligners Featured on World Brand Design Society, The Dieline & POTW

Queue™ Aligners has been featured on three global packaging design resource and reference sites: World Brand Design Society, The Dieline Community, and Packaging of the World. It’s an honor to have this work, done for long-time client, Toothman Orthodontics, showcased within these professional design communities. Each of which spotlight outstanding creativity in the fields of corporate and consumer brand and packaging design.
World Brand Design Society Feature
The Dieline Community Feature
Packaing of the World Feature

Queue Aligners is a state-of-the-art digitally engineered system designed to bring people’s best smiles forward. The orthodontic specialists behind this game-changing dental alignment program don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. With the understanding that successful, lasting results only come from a tailored strategy, they developed a whole new treatment system. One that’s completely customized to each patient’s unique dental situation and needs, and closely monitored over the course of the program.

A tremendous amount of work and strategy went into the design and development of the Queue Aligners product and packaging system. It's a thrill and honor to see all the passion and hard work of everyone involved, recognized by World Brand Design Society, The Dieline Community, and Packaging of the World. Congratulations to Toothman Orthodontics, The YGS Group, Taylor Box Company, and Apex Advertising.

LISA GORHAM  |  LISA GORHAM CREATIVE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR


The World Brand Design Society (WBDS) is an internationally focused community, founded in 2008 with the mission of highlighting exceptional consumer packaging and corporate brand design while bringing knowledge and community closer together. WBDS aims to promote the practices of the industry and actively support design students, professionals and agencies by encouraging further dialogue, celebrating their creativity, bringing people to the forefront and presenting their work on a global stage.

Dieline is a bespoke creative platform that exists to serve the packaging community. Their mission is to build a global community of practitioners and to advocate the packaging industry towards more sustainable solutions through creativity and innovation.

Packaging of the World (POTW) launched in 2008 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading packaging design blogs. POTW aims to inspire designers from all around the world by publishing some of the most interesting and creative projects from large global agencies, creative firms, big and small, and aspiring students.


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Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

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Ol' Charm Brand & Identity Featured on World Brand Design Society

As one of Maryland’s first vintage tap truck rental services, this classy chassis and her charismatic service team, really know how to pour on the Ol’ Charm. Founder, Thomas Kuzma, had an exciting vision for a new company—turning his passion for classic trucks, craft beverages, and good ol’ fashioned chivalry, into an extraordinary mobile bar experience. In 2020, that dream became a reality.

To add to the excitement of the company’s official launch, the World Brand Design Society (WBDS), an international creative community that benchmarks and awards creatives in the fields of corporate and consumer brand design, showcased Ol’ Charm’s brand and visual identity—view the full WBDS branding feature.

 

Lisa Gorham Creative combines small town charm with corporate execution. Working with Ms. Gorham on an initial brand identity has been a true privilege. Ms. Gorham did not compromise creativity, talent, or clear communication throughout the entire brand discovery, development, and deployment process. Staying true to company attributes, the identity suite she created surpassed all expectations. Her natural professional and personal coaching has positioned our new business toward success. I am extremely thankful and look forward to a continued partnership with Lisa Gorham Creative.

THOMAS KUZMA | OL' CHARM OWNER

I'm so excited to see Ol' Charm launch their business and brand, despite the challenges of 2020. Their passion, determination, and unique business model is a perfect addition to the service industry and the Maryland/DC/Virginia communities. I'm thrilled to see their brand and identity recognized by the World Brand Design Society. Cheers Ol' Charm!

LISA GORHAM | LISA GORHAM CREATIVE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

See the full Ol’ Charm branding case study.

Event Photography Courtesy of Marissa Rose Photography.


The World Brand Design Society is an internationally focused community, founded in 2008 with the mission of highlighting exceptional consumer packaging and corporate brand design while bringing knowledge and community closer together. WBDS aims to promote the practices of the industry and actively support design students, professionals and agencies by encouraging further dialogue, celebrating their creativity, bringing people to the forefront and presenting their work on a global stage.


LISA GORHAM CREATIVE

Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

Elevate and empower your company or organization by telling your brand’s true story. It all begins with thoughtful strategy, purposeful creativity, and exceptional craft.


World Brand Design Society & The Dieline Features Butterfly Wine Series

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard’s Butterfly Wine Series packaging design and illustrations have been featured by two global packaging design communities: World Brand Design Society (WBDS), a professional community that showcases outstanding creativity in the fields of corporate and consumer brand design; and The Dieline Community, a packaging platform who’s mission is to build a global community of practitioners and to advocate the packaging industry towards more sustainable solutions through creativity and innovation.

World Brand Design Society Feature
The Dieline Community Feature

Seated along the rolling hills of Eastern Appalachia’s Catoctin Mountains, Catoctin Breeze is more than a vineyard. It’s an experience. This multi-award-winning vineyard has come to be known across the region for their wide range of varietal, blended, and honey wines. Not to mention their wonderful winery experience and whimsical label designs.

First the Composer Series, now the Butterfly Series! It's truly an honor to have another Catoctin Breeze Vineyard packaging design project featured on World Brand Design Society and The Dieline. I couldn't be more thrilled to see this amazing client, and all our hard work, recognized by this international creative community. Thank you WBDS and congratulations to the fantastic folks at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard. Cheers!

LISA GORHAM  |  LISA GORHAM CREATIVE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR


The World Brand Design Society is an internationally focused community, founded in 2008 with the mission of highlighting exceptional consumer packaging and corporate brand design while bringing knowledge and community closer together. WBDS aims to promote the practices of the industry and actively support design students, professionals and agencies by encouraging further dialogue, celebrating their creativity, bringing people to the forefront and presenting their work on a global stage.

Dieline is a bespoke creative platform that exists to serve the packaging community. Their mission is to build a global community of practitioners and to advocate the packaging industry towards more sustainable solutions through creativity and innovation.


LISA GORHAM CREATIVE

Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

Elevate and empower your company or organization by telling your brand’s true story. It all begins with thoughtful strategy, purposeful creativity, and exceptional craft.


Plantjoy Brand & Identity Featured on World Brand Design Society

Plantjoy has been honored by the World Brand Design Society (WBDS), an international professional community that spotlights outstanding creative work in the fields of corporate and consumer brand design. WBDS recently showcased the Plantjoy brand and visual identity—view the full WBDS branding feature.

Plantjoy is an inspirational online resource that is simple, fun, and stirs the imagination. Through an easy to navigate website, Plantjoy helps consumers search, select, and deliver premium plants right to their door, hassle-free. That way customers can quickly and easily enjoy their new plants without spending a ton of time and effort on research, transportation, and messy clean up.

Working with Lisa Gorham Creative is such a pleasure. Lisa has the rare talent of being both incredibly creative and clever as well as organized and professional. When we started a new business venture we turned to her to develop the brand, its identity, and all the brand touchpoints. Lisa is 'all in' when she works with you—a true gem. She has far exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend her.

LISA STADLER | PLANTJOY PRINCIPAL

It's wonderful to see Plantjoy's brand and visual identity recognized by the World Brand Design Society. Spotlighting Plantjoy is a testament to all the hard work and efforts that we put into building this national e-commerce business, from the ground up. Congratulations to everyone at Plantjoy!

LISA GORHAM  |  LISA GORHAM CREATIVE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR


The World Brand Design Society is an internationally focused community, founded in 2008 with the mission of highlighting exceptional consumer packaging and corporate brand design while bringing knowledge and community closer together. WBDS aims to promote the practices of the industry and actively support design students, professionals and agencies by encouraging further dialogue, celebrating their creativity, bringing people to the forefront and presenting their work on a global stage.


LISA GORHAM CREATIVE

Lisa Gorham Creative is a multi-disciplinary branding and graphic design studio focused on delivering dynamic and engaging brand experiences.

Elevate and empower your company or organization by telling your brand’s true story. It all begins with thoughtful strategy, purposeful creativity, and exceptional craft.