The work shown has been selected from some of the most recent projects produced and some that may have been created throughout the last 20 years. If you would like to see more, please contact Rudi Backart with your request. Additional portfolios are available.
V A R A W I N E S
Rudi Backart has helped to create the Vara Wines brand from the company’s inception in 2015. Backart created a logo design and packaging for 8 different wine types. Backart also produced a website to provide wine enthusiasts with product and purchasing information while reinforcing the unique brand qualities of the Vara family of wines.
T H E G R O V E C A F E & M A R K E T
Rudi was the creative director for The Grove brand when she was with VWC (an advertising firm, now RK Venture) in Albuquerque in 2006. In 2016, The Grove contacted Rudi to do a soft-rebrand for this thriving restaurant which now boasts a team of over 30 culinary-minded individuals. Backart simplified The Grove Cafe & Market logo and designed new branding for their own product lines as well as a package design for “Fancy” - the house-made hot sauce created by owner and Executive Chef, Jason Greene. A new website was also developed to showcase this favorite breakfast, brunch and lunch cafe.
M A T A G V E G E T A R I A N
Mata G Vegetarian deli will open in 2018 in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill district. Owner and “head cook”, Gurubachan Khalsa, has lived her life creating yummy vegetarian meals passed down from generations of her healthy vegan-committed lifestyle. The vegetarian-friendly menu will satisfy non-meat-eaters with a variety of freshly prepared menu items in eco-friendly Good-to-Go containers. The Mata G logo was inspired by Gurubachan’s beloved Beet Borscht which will be a regular item in the deli.
R A N D I F I A T & A S S O C I A T E S
Randi Fiat & Associates created partnerships between creatives and clients to develop forward-thinking brand experiences. The Laurie Rubin Photography ad series was created for Black Book.
D E M O M E M A R K E T I N G
These posters were designed to introduce DemoMe Marketing, a service provider of professionally trained brand ambassadors/demonstrators, to the natural foods market. We named it the “Brag Series” – advertising those who have found their career niche as ”Professional Show Offs.”
C R E A T I V E M A N A G E M E N T P A R T N E R S
Introductory brochure for CMP — a new creative management group in Chicago.
M A R S H A L L B E N N E T T C L A S S I C — A G E N D A S
Backart designed numerous agendas for the annual Marshall Bennett Classics created by Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments and Peter Linneman, Linneman Associates. The packaged agendas are the formal invitations sent to global leaders in the commercial real estate and investment industry.
N O F R E E L U N C H
American billionaire businessman, Sam Zell, authored two “books”: No Free Lunch and Get Over It. Both are an abstract synopsis of his canny entrepreneurial sense. The “books” were designed for distribution to commercial real estate investment moguls internationally.
A R C
Corporate brochure for ARC, an independent service provider of advanced fiber optics for commercial real estate buildings.
W H A R T O N R E A L E S T A T E C E N T E R
Quarterly newsletter for the Wharton Real Estate Center — now The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center — at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
Q U I E T L I G H T P U B L I S H I N G
Quiet Light Publishing specializes in the publication of fine art photographic works, archival fine art prints and photographic books of extraordinary quality. Backart designed Quiet Light’s first photography book by Richard Mack, The Lewis & Clark Trail. Four books have followed as well as a poster series of Mack’s extraordinary work over a span of more than thirty years.
C O R R A L E S H A R V E S T F E S T I V A L
Poster for the Annual Harvest Festival in Corrales, New Mexico.
R R A
Letterpress and engraved stationery package for Rosalind Reed Associates, a landscape environment planner.
E S A M
Letterpress and engraved stationery for ESAM, Equity Group’s strategic advertising & marketing rm.
S A M Z E L L
Printed and engraved stationery for the Zell Family Foundation.
C E N T R A L P A R L O U R
Letterpress, engraved, die cut and edge “painted” business card for a restored hotel in Belen, New Mexico.