One word. Meaning.

“You gave us meaning” are what our clients say. We are known to think big and small, to come up with great ideas and to meet the brief. We visualise what you want and make ideas come to life. We are your creative extension, without fail.

Our most popular package

Sketch-up uncorked

On the spot creativity

You will get everything you need to kick-start your wine branding in a visual way with our high-value, fun and creative brainstorming session. Plus it’s a hoot!

With creative direction from the beginning you will feel fired up and have a clear picture in your mind of how to move forward – and what it looks like. Pop that cork!

Package includes:

A guided session with Hill and Sky’s Creative Director/team to build foundations and direction for your brand. Including a look into; vision, voice, personality, story and packaging.

Together we explore your ideas from all angles and map out clear creative direction from the get-go. In our session we pick out the best ideas and how to visually represent it to your market.

We will supply you with a full report including brain maps, rough sketches and plans of the top ideas for your next steps.

2-4 hour session from £576.00 [Now available on Zoom]

Also on the table:

branding and packaging

Visual Identity

More than just a logo
You receive an identity that you are both proud of and which appeals to your customers. Strategically crafted to represent more than an icon, it also includes a workable brand story, voice and personality.

Accompanied with:
  • Logo Design

    Custom crafted for you and your audience. A calculated, strategically crafted emblem which represents everything you represent to the world. You get a logo which is memorable and adapts to different applications.

  • Stationery

    Send your logo on every email, letterhead, business card that you put out there. Build awareness of who you are through consistency in all your applications.

  • Identity guideline

    A report, illustrative guide to the use of the logo; size, colours, typography, position on layout.

Branding Strategy

What you put out there is who you are
That is certainly what consumers think – after all, what else have they got to go on? Show them WHO you are through the right visual means and give their lives meaning. We provide you with a strategy and design which will make a lasting impression AND distinguishing you from your competitors. Visual clarity is what our branding services offer!

Accompanied with:
  • Sketch-up session

    A powerful brainstorming session in a room with the top creative thinkers of Hill and Sky to explore all possible avenues and determine the best direction with you for your brand.

  • Research, planning and marketing audit

    Your success is directly related to the quality of your planning, research and knowledge of your market. This is an integral part of refining ideas to best reach your market.

  • Visual Identity

    You receive an identity that you are both proud of and which appeals to your customers. Strategically crafted to represent more than an icon, it also includes a workable brand story, voice and personality.

  • Full branding guidelines

    You receive a comprehensive report booklet of everything your brand represents; philosophy, colours, typography, video and photography look, use of assets, your logo and variations and more. This is a book to brief any designer and retain consistent design no matter who you use in the future.

  • Campaign applications

    You receive a full report on how to apply your branding to your upcoming campaigns for maximum awareness and impact. Ask us about designing the campaigns for you too!

packaging label design

Packaging Design

Get picked above the rest. For real.
Stand out from the crowd and get picked. With great packaging your product will get noticed, shared, talked about and bought again and again.

Accompanied with:
  • Research and planning

    Your success is directly related to the quality of your planning, research and knowledge of your market. This is an integral part of refining ideas to best reach your market.

  • Application of branding guidelines to mock-ups

    You receive strategically designed mock-ups according to your branding guidelines. It’s a great way to experience first hand what your consumer will experience.

  • Label design

    Get a strategically planned and designed, stand-out label which will get picked above the rest on the shelf. Our labels include all necessary requirements as is mandatory by law for sale and export of alcohol beverages.

  • Corks, Screwcaps, boxes and product design

    Ask us about custom design of corks, screwcaps, boxes and even product design!

Events stand design

Events & Stands

Attract the crowds
Make an impact on the crowd and draw attention to your wine by being the most beautiful stand at the event. We apply your branding and theme to your event stand or event.

Accompanied with:
  • Research, planning and theme development

    Be the one that shows you understand your consumers. With the right research into current trends, planning and developing a theme for your stand can go a long way into making consumers feel appreciated.

  • Stand décor design 3D

    You get a 3D design rendition of your stand or event to view before any production takes place.

  • Wall, banner and stand/event décor

    Once your 3D renderings are approved we move forward to production for your wall art, banners and general décor of your stand or event.

  • Bunting, coasters, tasting brochures, signage

    You receive design support and artwork for all bits and pieces that you will need for your stand or event. We design all your items to be consistent with your brand message and look.  Ask us about t-shirt design too!

  • Indoor and outdoor banners

    Get consistency across all your large scale design requirements both indoors and outdoors. We design large scale banners to hang outside the event buildings. Ask us about banners to hang on the indie of the event hall too!

  • Catalogues and brochures

    Have something ready to give your visitors to take home showcasing what you have to offer as well an opportunity to share your story with your consumers. We design catalogues and brochures in line with your branding and theme.

Eight easy steps to branding your wine

Download our FREE branding poster to help build a robust wine brand. With eight steps, pro tips, useful facts and great advice to get branding right the first time! And it is aesthetically pleasing too.

Print it, put it up on the wall or keep it for screen viewing.

“This all looks SO beautiful, love Hill and Sky’s work. So cool that they have made our own font! And so exciting to have a lovely colour palette to work with. Really like the icons and the way they’ve manipulated the various assets. And the photo treatments page is so useful! Amazing work, Hill and sky!!”

Elaine Ho

Online community research specialist

“We absolutely love the branding! It’s stunning and we can’t wait to start working with it. I love Minerva, love the colours, am chuffed with my own font (I feel famous!), love the interpretation of the artwork, and imagery treatments. Your guidance on how to use it all is super clear. You have been so thoughtful throughout the process and I have really appreciated your strategic design thinking and the way you’ve played back what we are trying to convey.”

Jacky Parsons

Director and research specialist

“I would highly recommend hiring or working with Hill and Sky as their attention to detail and meticulous nature make them an excellent asset on any project. From conception to production they are always present and fully committed at every step. With incredibly creative and innovative minds they will bring a fresh and exciting look to any work.”

Nina Saacks

Magazine Editor

“I’ve known Aline at Hill and Sky for over 17 years. 10 of which I would hire Aline’s design services regularly while working for Wines of South Africa as Market Manager for Europe. The projects spanned overall marketing collateral including advertising, editorial, presentations, international wine tasting events, POS and décor. All of which requires high levels of creative problem solving, design and technical skills, tight budgets and deadlines. Hill and Sky were quick to respond and resolve and really understood what I was looking for visually.”

Dalene Steyn

Auction Manager

We would love to hear from you! Please send us your queries.