Brown Estate Winery Quarterly Newspaper

Each quarter I look forward to working with the amazing team at Brown Estate on producing a quarterly newspaper for their members, fans, and visitors. For the past two years, we’ve collaborated on the 8-page, broadsheet publication and our creations keeps getting better and better.

Every issue features gorgeous photography, most often shot by the very talented Carolyn Burgess. The content is written by the staff at Brown and features everything from member profiles to event features to articles about the winemaking process. Over the course of the last two years the content of the paper has evolved from just showcasing the wines to featuring robust and original content that readers love and respond to.


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Centerfold from the Summer 2013 issue, featuring an infographic-style map of the vineyards and the now infamous tractor illustration!


In addition to creating something that customers truly love, what’s so enjoyable about working with Brown is that we have so much fun doing it. Their love for what they do shines through in every interaction we have, and once we get our rhythm going with each issue there is no stopping us.

Here’s what Stefanie Kelley, Director of Operations has to say about our partnership:

“Having worked with other graphic designers with whom we never quite ‘clicked,’ first and foremost I appreciate Chris’s agreeable disposition and well-honed sense of humor. He is truly a pleasure to work with… and that facilitates great results. But what I’ve enjoyed most about our collaborative process, besides his amazing capacity to turn out brilliant work under sometimes treacherous deadlines, has been seeing him continually developing and expanding his design skills. He always brings his ‘A’ game, and he’s constantly raising the bar. This combination yields the client a lot of bang for the buck. Every time we think we’ve put out our best issue ever, Chris helps us make the next one even better.”

I feel so fortunate to work with this amazing team, and look forward to many more collaborations in the future!


A spread from the Fall 2012 issue.

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A spread from the Summer 2013 issue.