LA VACA™ IS A celebration LIFESTYLE BRAND AND creative DESIGNHOUSE THAT SPECIALIZES IN PRODUCT DESIGN, CONTENT CREATION, STYLING AND BRANDING.
WELCOME TO LA VACA™
I’M EMILY VACA, LEAD CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF LA VACA™. I AM A CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR WITH OVER 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS AN ART DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER IN THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY. MOST RECENTLY SERVING AS ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN THE MARKETING DEPARTMENTS AT CHICAGO'S TOP DESIGN AGENCY, I HAVE SPENT MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER HELPING DEFINE AND VISUALIZE BRANDS THROUGH CREATING LOGOS & IDENTITIES, DEVELOPING CONSUMER PACKAGING, AND ART DIRECTING PHOTO AND VIDEO SHOOTS FOR MARKETING.
I started La Vaca (formerly Sugar & Gold) in 2012 as a way to continue creating outside of my day job—to be able to make with my hands rather than just a computer mouse. I started the company under the name Sugar & Gold, Inc— "Sugar" being my dad's nickname for me since I can remember— and focused primarily on wedding invitations, event design and decor DIYs. I launched the Sugar & Gold blog in 2014 as way to share designs and projects I created for my own wedding and everything that followed, including making our first home truly ours. And as the company evolved, so did the name—relaunching as La Vaca. And shortly after launching my first retail product—the Minnidip—I left my full-time advertising job to become a full-time entrepreneur to focus on my company, product development, and designhouse services full-time.
THE la vaca™ DESIGNHOUSE IS LOCATED IN CHICAGO, IL. SPECIALIZING IN FULL-SERVICE DESIGN AND CREATIVE DIRECTION CAPABILITIES, La Vaca CAN VISUALIZE A BRAND FROM ITS CREATION TO ITS ICONIC AESTHETIC, AND EVERY STEP IN BETWEEN.
Building a cohesive brand that communicates with a unified look and feel from branding to marketing is key for success. La Vaca offers creative direction and consultation to develop overall brand expressions as well as lead specialized teams to bring it all together under one consistent and authentic brand.
La Vaca offers art direction services for image creation and creative marketing materials that reinforce the brand's visual language. La Vaca can concept and execute a visual campaign, as well as select and direct illustrators and photographers that specialize in executing a specific style.
From identifying a consumer need and concepting how to fill that need, to designing a product and package that will connect to them online and on-shelf, La Vaca offers product design services to help your brand stand out in the market.
Modern advertising thrives on social marketing, where the brand and message need to connect to consumers where they are always looking for something new, in their feed. La Vaca can concept and execute content that will stop them dead in their rapid scrolling tracks by leveraging your brand and serving it up in a fresh way, begging to be repinned, reposted, and retweeted.
From photo and video shoots to displays and events, La Vaca offers styling services that will leverage a brand's visual look and feel by sourcing and displaying props and materials that will help create unique and dynamic settings for imagery, content and experiences.
La Vaca will identify what a company stands for at its core as the first step in building a strong brand. Followed by visualizing that core essence through logos and identity system, La Vaca will create a foundation for everything that follows.
- CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
- GRAPHIC DESIGN
- LOGO DESIGN
- VISUAL IDENTITY SYSTEMS
- WEBSITE DESIGN
- PACKAGE DESIGN
- COLLATERAL SUITES
- INVITATION SUITES
- CUSTOM LETTERING
- SOCIAL CONTENT CREATION
- PHOTOSHOOT STYLING
- PROP DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
- WINDOW DISPLAYS & MERCHANDISING
- INTERIOR DESIGN & DECOR