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Posted on: December 2nd, 2014


VOLTAGE finished the CD design for Stephanie Mabey a while back – and we’re excited to see her getting some well deserved attention. Download her song Villian featured in MTV’s Realworld. or check out her music on her site.

Here’s a popular favorite : the zombie song.

Every once in a while we work with a company whose branding really resonates with us and our creative goals. Sure, we like to talk about our digital talents,  and we’re proud of our efforts, but it’s just plain fun to be working with a company whose mission so perfectly reflects their identity.  Such is the case with the lifestyle brand, Life is good, which is why we’re happy to announce that we’ll be helping them ‘spread the power of optimism’ for the rest of the year. We’ve already launched a few emails for their summer digital campaign, and we’ll continue to come up with new and creative ways to share the good vibes.  We want to show people life really is… well, good. See how easy that was?

Last year VOLTAGE designed and helped launch the new UPG brand with Umpqua Feather Merchants. The products were a huge success selling out quickly and receiving “Best New Flybox of 2010″ from Feild & Stream Magazine. Thanks to the die-hard flyfishing mentality and insight of Umpqua’s product design team – the flybox has once again evolved!

This year UPG launches 5 new box designs: The Midge (your compact midge fridge), The Daytripper (designed for the rocky mountain daytrip in mind), and the Double Wide, Flats, and Streamer boxes (for all your Saltwater needs!) VOLTAGE has designed and developed a campaign for the new product launch and micro-site – Check it out as it evolves!

cloud 9 living gift experiences

Cloud 9 Living is based on the philiosophy that life is truly the sum of our experiences. C9 is an experience gift company that has forever changed the world of gift giving by helping people live the fullest life possible. Cloud 9 Living has also secured a spot this year on Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. list.

At boring gifts are no longer an option – rather than trying to select from an array of your typical standard gifts, Cloud 9 Living allows you to choose from thousands of exciting experiences that make unforgettable and sometimes life-changing memories.

The new dilemma with cloud 9 becomes – What to give? There are so many thrilling experiences in every city and state that it’s hard to choose just one. You can give someone a session at an exotic spa, a day in a fighter jet, or thousands of other options. Here’s one of our favorites:

Cloud 9 Living has relied on VOLTAGE from the beginning to do everything from their logo design and branding, to interactive design, Facebook & social media marketing, email marketing, packaging, and traditional advertising and design services.

“We have been working with Eric (VOLTAGE) since 2005. From our initial website design and marketing materials to the recent design of our Corporate website and newsletter templates, it has always amazed me to watch how he listens to and understands our goals then translates that into a finished product far beyond our dreams.” John Augst, President – Cloud 9 Living

Thanks Cloud 9! from the VOLTAGE team.


Umpqua has released the UPG product line of streamside accessories featuring three sizes of fly boxes, a nipper tool, and retractor. The line has entered the market with a big success, quickly selling out of it’s first production run. VOLTAGE designed and developed the packaging and product line branding introducing a new “splattered” fly logo. The products are available at local flyshops across the U.S.

UPG Packaging


VOLTAGE Advertising and Design News Bolts

VOLTAGE has recently completed the identity for a new product line created by Umpqua Feather Merchants – the largest producer of hand-tied flies in the world. The new line is called UPG – for Umpqua Pro Guides. VOLTAGE has been instrumental in helping brand and package the newly designed products designed for the Professional Fly Fishing Guide – which feature a small, medium, and large sized flybox, fish nipper and zinger! The product line debuted in last years Umpqua catalog which VOLTAGE designed and the retail packaging will be completed within weeks. To see the packaging design as it evolves visit the VOLTAGE facebook page.

UPG Flybox and HatUPG - Umpqua Pro Guide

Client Profile from VOLTAGE Advertising and DesignThe Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving provides a means to give a universally appealing, heart felt, deeply considerate gift every time to everyone and anyone. Through The Gift of Giving website, you can give a charitable giftcard that is later directed to a charity selected by the gift recipient. Put simply, The Gift of Giving is a conduit for charitable giving in gift packaging.

The Gift of Giving Charitable Giftcard

VOLTAGE worked with Frank Callahan, the mastermind behind the new gift giving idea, to develop the brand and bring the concept to market. Beginning with the Identity and Brand language VOLTAGE developed a strong graphic look that is simple and straightforward. The objective was to communicate this new concept as quickly and directly as possible. Combining strong headlines and graphic quotes with powerful imagery and collages of the many different charities became the solution.
The Gift of Giving - Quote by Walt Whitman

The Gift of Giving Website had to communicate directly and quickly and this was accomplished through a simple interface and design. A strong use of imagery create the online giving atmosphere and quickly communicate the wide variety of charitable opportunities. The website was also unique in it required many custom features not typical to a regular e-commerce site. A custom backend was built enabling users to track their gifts, maintain an address book, select different gift options on purchase, customize a gifts and direct multiple gifts to different recipients.

The Gift of Giving Website

To create a memorable gift giving experience VOLTAGE designed a custom giftbox that included a Giftcard, Notecard with a personal message from the gift giver, and Company Brochure. The box opens like a gift – revealing a step by step process of discovery, ultimately revealing the colorful giftcard.

The Gift of Giving Giftbox

Looking for a unique gift to give – Try A gift that truly makes a difference.

Current Work by VOLTAGE Advertising and DesignChris Howard of Daybreaker\'s new album

VOLTAGE has designed Daybreakers new album. “See the world from here” is a great new recording from Chris Howard – who is Daybreaker. Full of sunshine filled eclectic pop – this new album is a great edition to Daybreakers work and we were thrilled to design the packaging for the CD. Trying to reflect Chris’s sound and upbeat tempo – VOLTAGE created a colorful look for the insert, disc, and traycards. Chris was pretty stoked – see the comments below.

Daybreaker - See the world from here - Cover design

“I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am to have worked with Eric at VOLTAGE on my new CD artwork and design. Eric is not only a blast to work with but he is always willing to go the extra mile to make the project turn out “right”. Eric is the most talented and creative person you could imagine trying to interpret whatever “vision” you have. He listens to your ideas and then gets creative and comes up with something special – something that has everything you wanted but looks nothing like what you could have imagined by yourself. His vision exceeds yours and that’s an amazing talent. “Quote from Chris Howard of Daybreaker about VOLTAGE Advertising and Designs new CD Design- Chris Howard aka DAYBREAKER

Check out Daybreakers new album on iTunes.

Daybreaker - See the world from here - itunes

Current Work at Voltage Advertising and Design

VOLTAGE has recently designed Eric Forsyth’s New CD “Trees and Other Shady Things”! Available next week. Eric’s a friend from Crispin, Porter + Bogusky - who’s very creative and musically talented. Give him a listen at his website, where he’ll be selling the disks. This saturday, june 14th, Eric will be opening for Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band at the Soiled Dove. Check his blog and music site for more info. The CD will be available to purchase from his site in the next few days. Here’s a preview of the CD Jacket.

Eric Forsythe CD

Eric Forsythe CD - Trees and other shady things