About Us

We are passionate about fine wine and committed to celebrating the beauty and bounty of wine country. And we know that fine wines are made by good people. We’ll tell your story in a compelling way, bringing your customers closer to you. Our brand services and bespoke websites are custom-tailored to express our clients’ distinct visions.


How We Work

Our approach is collaborative. We listen to your goals and dreams, and then create an effective plan to accomplish them. We look to uncover and understand brand insights to inform the strategic approach. The result, bespoke designs expressing a distinct personality and character.


Jon Krauss
Creative Director

Jon has seventeen years of experience in art direction, identity branding, graphic design, and web development. His diverse client roster includes a number of wineries, and non-winery clients including Yale School of Medicine, The Seattle Times, and MSN. Jon studied German Literature at Whitman College and Art History at Humboldt University Berlin. Based in Portland, OR USA, Jon brings a fresh perspective to the wine world.

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Katherine Cole
Communications Director

Katherine is a journalist and wine writer who has been covering beverages for seventeen years and has written four books on wine. A graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Katherine was named to the “Imbibe 75” list of “the people, places and flavors that will help shape the way we all drink" in 2014. She also hosts the James Beard Award-nominated podcast The Four Top on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Annie Jefferson
Brand Manager

With an agency background in brand strategy and design, Annie has worked with companies ranging from enterprise to boutique to refresh old brands, build new ones, launch websites and create engaging marketing material. In 2013, she won the London School of Economics Entrepreneurship Award with funding to launch a content creation company. Now California-based, Annie also oversees the marketing of her family's St. Helena vineyard.

Brandon Sparks-Gillis
Strategic Advisor

Brandon is the winemaker at Dragonette Cellars, based in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County California. He has worked and studied with some of the finest wineries and retailers in the world, and holds a degree in Geology from Whitman College. His extensive experience at many levels of the wine business provides an in-depth insider perspective to the world of wine.

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