Here at Trampoline, there are varying opinions on almost everything—from music to design approaches to beloved baseball teams (Go Sox!). One thing we can all agree on is our love of Raul’s Mexican Grill. Located on the roundabout in Dowtown Glens Falls, Raul’s is just two doors down from the office, making it a favorite spot for lunch, dinner, and the occasional hand-crafted margarita. So when the owner/head chef, Russell Porreca approached us with the opportunity to design a suite of food packaging, we jumped at the chance. He signed on to have us design labels for the Raul’s Habanero Sauce, Jerk Sauce, and Lemon & Mango Vinaigrettes.
We were inspired by our Downtown cityscape (as we are so often) and the oh-so-fresh ingredients used by Russell (he doesn’t even own a freezer.) The result was a collection of packaging emblazoned with Downtown vistas and colors as bold as the hot sauce. When we started this process, we told Russell his products deserve a design that do justice to his craft. We hope our shared love of Glens Falls and great food shines through in our work.
You can get your own set of Raul’s dressings and sauces at the restaurant or at North Country Coffee Café, in the Empire Theatre Building.