Michelle and Jeremy Ball, a husband and wife duo, combined artistic passions to form a dynamic, creative and growing business in the heart of California's Central Coast wine country.
Jeremy is a self-taught photographer who has been shooting and editing for over a decade. Inspired by his past career in the restaurant industry, he chose to take a leap of faith and created Bottle Branding in 2009 — a media business focused solely on food, wine and spirits.
Michelle began painting and peddling her artwork at the age of 6 in her parents' restaurant and continued her career in fine art throughout her adult life. Meeting Jeremy inspired her to put her creativity to work and explore the world of graphic design and film editing beginning in 2011.
In addition to their media business, the Balls are regular contributors in The Somm Journal, The Tasting Panel Magazine and Clever Root Magazine. Michelle considers herself a lifelong student with a passion for all things edible. She recently earned her WSET III certification and passed with distinction in both theory and tasting. Writing allows her to visit new wine-growing regions, taste new varieties and learn from so many of the inspirational personalities in this industry.
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P.S. To learn a little bit more about the Balls, check out their interview with the ever-thoughtful Randy Smith from The Wine Write. Thank you Randy for taking the time and helping to share their story!
Designer, Film Editor & Freelance Writer
“Michelle & Jeremy filmed our farm for a Kickstarter Campaign we ran early this year, and the final video was more than we could have hoped for. Not only was it moving, compelling, and successful, but it told a beautiful story about our farm that dug up raw sentiment for us and brought us to tears. They are incredibly fun to work with and made every part of the project easy and exciting: from outlining the script to choosing the music. We even felt super comfortable getting in front of a camera and speaking with them. The turnaround was quick but they made absolutely sure that everything was perfect. They even went the extra mile to help build momentum for us on social media sites once the campaign was live. We couldn't have chosen a better team to partner with to make this project a success!” — Dare 2 Dream Farms
“Palmina has had the pleasure of working with Michelle & Jeremy for several years now, and from the start, we viewed Bottle Branding as a true partner in our business. Their talent, professionalism and quality of their work was evident early on. What sets Bottle Branding apart is their passion for what they do. Michelle & Jeremy took a genuine interest in our success and have an innate ability to bring ideas to life. That they share Palmina’s philosophy about food and wine make them a pleasure to work with — and even more fun to share a bottle and a meal with!” — Palmina Wines
“Working with Michelle and Jeremy from Bottle Branding is really a pleasure. They are brilliantly creative, have great attention to detail and quality, and communicate well with us, all of which makes the most difficult project a cinch. Their work is always timely and dependable. More than anything else, when we describe what we need, from beauty shots of our products to fancy videos or label design, they always “get it”. That’s why they are so good at what they do.” — The Olive Oil Source
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Jeremy & Michelle! Not only are they super cool and extremely talented, they are above all genuine people. We approached them with a small idea for a logo design and WOW...our vision was brought to life through their creativity. They listened, went the extra mile and way exceeded our expectations! The whole process was incredibly seamless. Looking forward to our next project together!" — Winery Explorers
"I have worked almost exclusively with the Bottle Branding Team since 2011. For my Graphic Design and Event Photography needs, they are my Dream Team! Michelle has crafted beautiful and unique designs that make my marketing for my events to stand out time after time. From logos, to posters, to menus she listens to my ideas and makes them come alive! Jeremy's eye for the culinary, locational, and overall contextual perspective, really makes my event photos pop – and after each event, I can't wait to see my team's hard work through his eyes." — Create Promotions
"Working with Jeremy and Michelle Ball at BOTTLE BRANDING was a fantastic experience. Their professionalism and ability to work together as a team put me at ease from the moment we started filming. Both Jeremy and Michelle are not only wonderful people, but clearly put an incredible amount of thought and passion into what it is that they do... and they do it incredibly well. The resulting product not only exceeded my expectations, but I believe met the much tougher challenge of exceeding their own… To me, there’s no higher mark than a team that chooses to take pride in every project they take on. The results, quite simply, speak for themselves... Thanks BOTTLE BRANDING!" — Billy Dim, Blendtique Wine Company
"Choosing a team like Bottle Branding enhanced every aspect of our project in a positive way. A small, local team with big agency creative capability meant we were able to produce the most authentic and effective video to tell our story. A small team meant a hands-on approach, which translated into an easier project to manage, and a nimbleness to move through an aggressive production schedule with ease. Their creative process and ability to get to the heart of the story, with precise clarity proved they were the right team for us." — Becky Singh, Foundation for the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo, CA
“Designing a wine label is one of the most personal and important pieces of any wine brand. After our first meeting, handing that responsibility over to Jeremy and Michelle became extremely easy. Whether you know exactly what you want or have no idea where to start, Bottle Branding can create something timeless and stunning. They are extremely efficient and professional throughout the entire process. Jeremy and Michelle not only have a contagious passion, they truly took an interest in seeing our project succeed. Bottle Branding will absolutely be our go to for any future design work.” — Eric Carucci, Carucci Wines
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