What is a Gastronaut? We do the complex cultural math to launch brands into harmonious commercial orbit. Our constant research into the world of visual culture comes from a place of deep respect, and allows us to position brands for successful launch in their specific product timing and locations. At Gastronaut Design, our depth of experience in designing branding and packaging for grocery, hospitality, and foodservice allows us to create branding design and packaging design that is beautifully conceived, and perfectly executed at press. We create the visceral appeal that consumers reach for first and that social media communities adopt as their own.
Based in Portland, brand strategist Marilee Sweeney sits on the AIGA Portland board as Special Events Director and loves to amplify Portland’s food and beverage design talent. She is currently designing and producing a multi-sensory tasting event with AIGA and Design Week Portland 2019. Check out more details about AMPLIFIER here.
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Building community is at the core of all our work. We donate fifteen percent of our design time each month to building local arts community with AIGA Portland, and League of Women Designers. This year we are providing creative direction and producing AMPLIFIER, a multi-sensory tasting experience at Design Week Portland. This AIGA Portland tasting event will cross-pollinate sound designers, visual designers and mixologists to create sensory bath tasting rooms at Jupiter Next on April 11th, 2019.
Photos by Nola Logan.
Branding & Concept Development
Packaging & Print Design
Experiential Design & Production
Photoshoot Art Direction
- TESTIMONIALS -
Client:League of Women Designers Portland
'Marilee so graciously volunteered her time to produce promotional materials for a gallery show put on by the League of Women Designers last spring. Not only was she easy to work with, she also went above and beyond to get local donations for the event. She produced a beautiful take-away and managed the entire process with the print vendors seamlessly!' -Emily Steen, League of Women Designers Facilitator
'Gaviña Coffee is a major specialty coffee roaster that has a proud history going back almost 50 years in this country, and 90 years before that in Cuba. Marilee started about a year before me so it was a pleasure to see her gradually update and transform our brands. I think the quality of our image matches the inherent quality of our coffees and I know we have Marilee to thank for that.' -Jeff Durbin, C.F.O at Gaviña Coffee
Client:Z & R Design/ Marc Jacobs Beauty
'I reached out to Marilee as a consultant based on her strength Art Directing photoshoots. Her instagram feed had a beautiful lifestyle photography that I loved and I brought her in to develop fresh social media content for a key client. I found her creative collaboration to be helpful, her work style to be organized and helpful, and the end result helped me win new business. Our work together gained my client over 7,000 new likes, and Marilee’s help achieving this on a short timeframe was invaluable. My experience working with Marilee was very good and I will definitely collaborate with her on projects in the future.'
-Zlata Nikonovskaya, Principle at Z & R Design
Client:Nola Logan Photography
'Marilee is a DREAM to work with. She went above and beyond what was expected during our collaboration. I originally sought out Marilee because I had heard of the unique and beautiful work she had done as a member of the LWD community. We worked closely on developing my personal brand in a timely manner and my experience of working with Marilee was exactly what I was looking for. She basically read my mind! I would not just recommend her for a personal project but as a major asset to any design team.' -Nola Logan, Photographer
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