With extensive ‘big city agency’ experience, Craig Mackinlay set up Breeze Creative Design Consultants in 2004 aiming to offer clients a highly tailored, personal service. Clients work directly and only with Craig, ensuring they always get the highest standard of creativity, attention to detail and value for money.
Craig has many international awards particularly for branding and packaging concepts demonstrating his ability to come up with truly effective and impactful design solutions. To follow are just a few:
The Wine & Spirit Design Awards
2009 Gold Medal – Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Range
2009 Silver Medal – Bowmore Craftsmen’s Collection
2009 Bronze Medal – Bowmore Premier Range
2008 Gold Medal – Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Range
2008 Trophy for Best Packaging Design – Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Range
2008 Trophy for Best Range Design – Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Range
2007 Silver Medal – Glen Garioch 1958 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Craig has also won a Gold Award for the design of the Bowmore 40 Years Old and was voted “100 Best in Design 2012” by Graphis, the global design industry’s equivalent of the Oscars established way back in 1944. His work will be displayed in the 2012 Graphis Design Annual published in New York and distributed worldwide.
Graphis features work from over 22 countries including USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Norway. Breeze Creative is the ONLY Scottish agency to have been selected for the entire publication and one of only 4 UK agencies. In the packaging category which is where Craig Mackinlay got his gold, there were 4 other nominations including Coca Cola’s 2010 Winter Olympics packaging and packaging for the Dell XPS 15Z.
This is the 5th Graphis Gold award that Craig Mackinlay has received establishing him as one of the highest graded design talents globally.