By: John Jewell


John Out and About

John has been doing alot of travel since the begining of 2013.

On one of his trips he was able to meet with the General Manager of AGDA, Rita Siow and Irene Previn. This was an exciting meeting for John Jewell Design helping create future business oppotunities.

Athena Rosé Wine Label Design

A feminine aesthetic, a premium offering and a touch of mysticism were the key drivers of the brief in creating Athena Rosé.

This stand-alone Rosé would join the current stable of wines, however it was to be a completely unique proposition, with a specifically female target market and designed to be seated as a super premium offering within the range.

To achieve the feminine atmosphere that our client was seeking, the completed imagery features an intricate lace-like design, which is further enhanced by the use of gold foil with striking white accents. The artwork was screen printed directly onto the bottle and by using this technique we were able to achieve an elegant sense of fluidity that would not have been possible with traditional label printing methods. This also allowed the colour of the bottled Rosé to play an integral part in the design, filling the space between the roses, enhancing the beauty of the artwork and ensuring the gold foil shimmers.

The rose-patterned design wraps completely around the bottle, delivering a lush, seamless finish, while the use of minimal text allows the beauty of the design to shine through without distraction.

With a name heralded from a Greek goddess, the label has a sense of wonder, a touch of the divine, and so an image of Athena’s face in profile was incorporated into the design to tie-back to the brand name.

To underpin the feminine nature of the brand, a slim, elegant French bottle was selected, allowing the design ample room to dreamily encompass the space, and was completed with a gold foil capsule.

The elegant imagery of Athena Rosé was reinforced by its application across all packaging and marketing materials, ensuring a complete sensory experience for consumers.

A word from Mica Australia…

We’ve been fortunate enough to work with John Jewell on a number of occasions now and we’ve always been very impressed with the quality of his work. In this instance however, when it came to the final design for our ‘Athena Rose’, his work exceeded all of our expectations and we’re absolutely delighted with how the artwork turned out. With only a short marketing brief from which to get an idea of the direction we wished to take, John has come back with a design that perfectly hits the mark. It’s detailed, intricate and extremely sophisticated; a design that we feel confident will help to position the product as intended in the eyes of target consumer segments.
John Jewell is very capable and passionate designer that has an intimate knowledge of what makes for a successful wine label. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Josh P Sawyer, Mica Australia

Explorer Estate Wine Label Design

This is fantastic work! When the design came out, we knew it was going to sell well. The finished product was even better than we expected, our customer loves it. Thanks John Jewell Design!

George Wang, WinWorld Australia

Journey Wines Label

I couldn’t be happier with Kim’s work on the Journey Wines label design. They are brilliant at interpreting a brief, the reaction to the labels in the market has been exceptional!

Damian North, Managing Director & Winemaker, Journey Wines

Journey Wines Wine Label Design

Linocuts by Shana James

John has recently been involved in the judging of the best olive oil label of 2012 at the Australia Olive Oil Label Design Awards in Sydney.

The Other Woman Bespoke Wine Label Design

John Jewell Design has won bronze at the 2011 LATMA Label Competition.

The striking, contemporary label design was entered in the Flexo – Colour Process category and was printed by Studio Labels, Adelaide. Graphic designer Kim Ratcliffe, from John Jewell Design, created the award winning ‘The Other Woman’ wine label.


Visit to LIWF 2012

John attended the 2012 London International Wine Fair (LIWF) where he met with many of our existing UK and European clients. He also had meetings with several potential new clients.

John Jewell visited Prowein in Dusseldorf, Germany where he met with new and existing clients. It was a very successful trip securing several new clients and opening the door to exciting new future business.

John has just returned from will meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, Greenville, South Carolina and then Prowein 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany where he met with new and existing clients from Chili, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Finland and Norway.

Koi Selection wins Silver

Albury design firm, John Jewell Design has won silver at the 2010 LATMA Label Competition.

The striking, contemporary label design was entered in the Flexo – Colour Process category and was printed by Studio Labels, Adelaide. Graphic designer Megan McPherson, from John Jewell Design, created the award winning ‘Koi Selection’ Cabernet Sauvignon wine label for a client in Guangzhou, China.

John will once again be travelling to the USA for follow up discussions with potential clients in Phoenix and Sans Francisco.

John Jewell Design Wins the local Albury Chamber Business Award

John Jewell Design was announced the winner in the Professional Business Services category at the recent Gala Awards Dinner held at the Albury Entertainment Centre. The Chamber of Business Awards, run by the Albury Northside and Wodonga Chambers, attracted some 150 nominations from local business groups and organisations.

After progressing through the nomination and judging phases, the team at John Jewell Design won the Professional Business Services Award for the delivery of fast, professional and effective graphic design services to local, state and international clients. The award also recognised John Jewell Design as leading edge Internationally in the field. This business award is the third to be won by the firm since 2006.