Three weeks ago, at 6:37pm on a Friday evening, an email popped into my studio account. I try my best not be checking work emails at night or weekends but this email subject was titled 'The Dieline Awards 2024'. I immediately felt butterflies in the pit of my stomach and with hands shaking I frantically scrolled through the email...I'd been nominated for not ONE but TWO 2024 Dieline Packaging Awards for my work on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's 'The Only Drop'.

My jaw dropped and as I shared the news with my Wife, I was dancing around the living room like a man possessed and knew I had to make the trip stateside for the ceremony. The Dieline Awards is like the Oscars of the brand and packaging world and as an avid follower of The Dieline platform since the early days, it was huge to be nominated.

So, last week I jumped on a flight to New York City to attend the ceremony at Luxepack alongside a ton of other talented creatives. With over 1400 entries from 41 countries it was amazing to be part of the ceremony and I was delighted to come away victorius, bagging myself 2 awards;

  • 1st place Gold in the Design for Good category
  • 2nd place Silver in the Luxury category

As a one-man studio offering services that are predominantly self taught and after 18 years in the industry striving to create work that's seen as industry standard or accepted by my peers as on a level worthy of notoriety, it's incredibly special on a personal level to receive these prestigious awards.

The after party was at Pearlfisher HQ, it was amazing to speak with like minded creatives, make new contacts and be part of the global design community.

Big thanks go to the wider team of folks involved and to my wife Nicola Wilson and my son Caleb for the unrelenting support, I hope I’ve made you both proud.

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