Who they are

Agency: Victors & Spoils
Role: Concepts, Design, Illustration

Death’s Door is a northern Wisconsin distillery making world-renowned gin, vodka, white whiskey and schnapps. The brand is inspired by the Death’s Door passageway and has a rich local history. They’ve excelled at crafting truly exceptional spirits and building a truly unique brand.

I worked with Boulder agency Victors & Spoils conceptualizing and illustrating brand art for promotional materials and special events. The premium liquor makers host a number of unique and bizarre events each year, offering guests premiums like apparel, patches, stickers and other interesting gifts.

The Spirit of Washington Island

Washington Island is the heart and soul of everything produced by Death’s Door Spirits. The company was created to drive the local economy and restore agricultural by growing hard red winter wheat, barley, and harvesting juniper berries. Since the creation, Death’s Door Spirits has supported farmers’ efforts on Washington Island to expand the acreage of hard red winter wheat from 5 to 1,200.

Death’s Door also continues to pay it forward, donating one percent of their annual revenue to clean water initiatives for the Great Lakes. They continue to source and manufacture their spirits in Wisconsin and advocate for improved water quality and alternative transportation.