LMI+D is now a certified Women Owned Business (WBE)

Graphic Design & Innovation

I have been approved for the WBENC Certification!!!!

Linda Modica Innovation and Design LLC is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.  WBENC recognizes the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, which can add diversity to your supply chain.

Linda Modica Innovation and Design LLC provides brand development, visual story telling and innovative design solutions to your high-profile conferences, events, and trade shows. Contact: http://www.lmid.co // linda@lmid.co //

I decided to start the certification process last September. I downloaded all information in PDF format from the WBENC website and started to gather the information that was required. My business needed a DUN number and applied for one for free through the Dun and Bradstreet website.  My journey to certification meant  a trip to my bank to notarize a sworn affidavit and to obtain a copy of my bank signature card. I hadn’t updated my resume in years, so I did that. I created a visual history of my business and submitted that as well.

LMI+D Visual History PDF here>>> LMI+D History

Tax returns, PNL statements, photocopies of my passport and drivers license (proving that I am indeed, a female) as well as copies of my formation papers for my LLC and finally a signature on the weblink user agreement was what I needed to start the application process. I did need to create a SAM account (Systems of Award Management) and have it in the active status.

The entire document gathering process took about 6 weeks and I completed the application just before Thanksgiving. I had my interview on March 2nd which completed the certification process.

To celebrate my certification, I have created  a 3D sandwich type rendering and placed it with the Women Owned Logo.  LMI+D is a Women Owned Business!
Basic LMI+D logo with the WBENC Certified Logo. So proud of this achievement!
Me just being happy with both logos to celebrate this certification.

 

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Maison Le Voleur (House of Thieves) – PINOT NOIR BRANDING & IDENTITY

Branding + Identity Graphic Design, Logo Design, Wine Identity & Design
Maison Le Voleur Pinot Noir 2015  – “House of Thieves”

I live to design for the passionate wine creator. That is exactly who Christophe Ranacourt is. I met him several months ago on a business trip in which we had the most delightful discussion about wine – mine for design and his for the creation of the finest blends. He wanted his labels redesigned and I was inspired to take on this task.

Christophe isn’t new to thievery, that is, the commoner stealing his ideas & techniques.   I asked about the new name and we joked about naming it the “House of Thieves.” I asked what the French would be (as Christophe is from Normandy) and he said “Maison Le Voleur.”  We agreed that those who steal ideas from artists (of all disciplines) is the most offensive.

And here is Maison Le Voleur wine label design and branding. 

A traditional approach developed this concept through using classic typography and dark, burnished gold foil stamping on cream colored textured paper. Through this design, he brings his cherished childhood chateau right into the presentation of his offerings.

The bottom images show the technical notes, or the tasting notes that were designed for his distributors and for his upcoming website.