Natural Hope Herbals — A Natural Choice for this Year’s Hermes Awards

The Back Forty Design team is naturally very excited to announce that two of our recent projects with Natural Hope Herbals won big at this year’s Hermes Awards!

Award Winner: Natural Hope Herbals Product Guide

Following a complete company rebrand, which consisted of concepting over 300 product packaging design elements, Natural Hope Herbals realized it would be extremely beneficial to develop a product guide to give to potential and existing clients. This brochure design serves as a great tool since it outlines each and every product providing detailed information about their product’s natural ingredients and health benefits; it also serves as a great reminder for the client to continually update their Natural Hope Herbals inventory!

Award Winner: Natural Hope Herbals Website

As a well-established company specializing in a variety of herbal products and supplements, Natural Hope Herbals called on Back Forty Creative knowing that developing a new e-commerce website design was imperative to not only drive product sales, but to also create awareness of their quality ingredients and health benefits. Since their product lineup includes a wide-range of products including extracts, salves, and syrups, it was important to create a clean and easy to navigate website, and also present customers with the knowledge most necessary for their health. Through this collaboration, the Back Forty team was able to enhance their brand while driving product sales.

 

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Our Award Collection Just Grew a Little Bit Bigger!

The Back Forty Creative team is excited to share that our recent project with Thorvin has just received a 2018 Graphic Design USA (GD USA) Award!

 

Thorvin Branding + Marketing Collateral

Did you know that kelp has a wide-range of health benefits and can be used in products ranging from nutrition to personal care? Neither did we! By teaming up with Thorvin, not only was Back Forty Creative enlightened on the health benefits of Thorvin’s kelp-based products, but we also got to work on a wide-range of materials for the Thorvin team to use at an upcoming tradeshow. Together, we created a multi-page brochure and a variety of event signage including pull-up banners, a tablecloth, and product labels. We can now say that We can Help Market Kelp.

 

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Back Forty Creative Wins in Health and Wellness!

We are happy to announce that Back Forty Creative received three 2018 Graphic Design USA Health and Wellness Awards! And the award goes to…

Award Winner: TeraKashi Bokashi by TeraGanix Packaging
We teamed up with TeraGanix to provide a fresh redesign for their TeraKashi EM-1® Bokashi packaging. What exactly is EM-1 Bokashi? EM-1 Bokashi is most commonly used for food waste, recycling, accelerating compost maturity, as a soil amendment, and for odor control when added to pet litter. Together, we recycled their current branding to modernize their new packaging. By creating colorful, illustrative artwork and by using metallic print effects on the full-color package, this bag is guaranteed to catch the eyes of those looking to heighten their composting game.

Award Winner: Natural Hope Herbals Product Labels
We collaborated with Natural Hope Herbals to redesign a wide variety of product labels — around 400 in case you were wondering! Natural Hope Herbals products range in nature — from extracts to tea blends to salves — to provide natural solutions to help tackle health issues such as cardiovascular, digestion, oral, and endocrine. Although this award recognized the product labels, Back Forty Creative has worked with Natural Hope Herbals on a variety of design projects including their new website, product guide, and a variety of marketing collateral—some of which are also award winners!

Award Winner: Albert Lea Seed Bags
To better differentiate their seed bags from one another and to stand out among the competition, Albert Lea Seed called on Back Forty Creative to develop new artwork for their full product line of seeds. The Back Forty Design team took a minimalistic approach to best adhere to the craft paper print capabilities and to showcase the crop at hand. The Albert Lea Seed and Back Forty Creative collaboration won’t stop here, stay tuned for updates on their new website design.

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When One Barn Door Closes, the Same One Opens (because that’s how doors work), and a Mural is Painted

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We recently expanded our office space and spent last week connecting the two units with a new barn door entrance, and painting a gigantic mural. It took 6 people (with lots of elbow grease) 4 days to complete the mural, but we finally wrapped it up last Friday night! Maybe we should have saved a bit of elbow grease for the door because it’s a little squeaky right now. We’ll deal with that later.
To read our post about the historical significance of our office building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, please click here: http://www.andacreative.com/category/school/

ME Awards Show

Aww yeah! Tim was on point at the ME Awards Show last night at the National Blues Museum…we won a BMA Marketing Excellence Award for our Back Forty Creative Integrated Branding Campaign! We’ve always felt integrated, but now it’s official and we couldn’t be more proud.

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GDUSA June 2016 Issue Features Our Two
Web Design Awards

We’ll savor these summer awards in a bed of summer savory. The sweet, sweet smell of victory. In case it’s not clear, the GDUSA American Web Design Awards issue (featuring our two awards!) is now out on stands. Go grab/order yours!

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What’s All The Buzz About?
GD USA Web Design Award Award 2016

Back Forty Creative is pleased to announce our 2016 GD USA Web Design Award for our very own backfortycreative.com! Our site will be featured in the June edition of the publication.

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A2-Immune Leads the Whey to a Healthy Lifestyle

Back Forty Creative worked with Minnesota-based Point of Light to design the packaging for their line of goat whey protein, A2-Immune®. We also designed and developed a website for A2-Immune, showcasing the different flavors. The site implements a user-friendly interface, making finding product information and ordering quick and easy. To see samples of the packaging click here and to see the live site click here.

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Winter Colors – Adobe Style!

Winter is here, bringing with it color palettes that are cool and refreshing. We have created four color schemes for the season using Adobe Color CC

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Autumn Colors – Adobe Style!

Now that summer has ended, beautiful autumnal colors are all around! We have created four color schemes for the season by using Adobe Color CC. Feel free to apply them to your work, or just admire our palettes!

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