It's often said our work has a warmth to it, which engages the consumer and cultivates a human connection with them. Although we create to brief, our culture is reflected in everything we do.

Led by Creative Director Trish Dunstone, Design Energy is a Melbourne based packaging design studio specialising in the drinks industry.

Trish has over 20 years experience creating brands for the wine industry. Her knowledge of the wine industry goes above and beyond your typical design agency understanding both trade and consumer reach. To expand her knowledge of wine, she has also completed level 2 WSET. 

With the changing markets over the last 2 years, Trish has stayed informed about the drinks industry to ensure the best advice for her clients to help build successful brands that resonate with the consumer in both domestic and export markets.

The Nook Pinot Grigio

"We have been able to place this brand in boutique liquor outlets that previously the same wines haven’t had access to. The stockists of the old branding have found their sales have increased in volume with the new range."

- Michael Murtagh, Buller Wines

Design Energy has worked with a range of clients from larger wine groups including
De Bortoli Wines, Wingara Wine Group and Fogarty Wines to smaller family owned vineyards. Our current stable of clients includes: Buller Wines, Redbank Wines, Trentham Estate, Gapsted Wines, Cofield Wines, Warburn Estate, Alepat Taylor, Helen & Joey Estate, Bacchus Wine Merchants, Gill Estate and others.


We have been awarded globally for our brands including recent wins of Gold and Silver in Harpers Design Awards 2021 and Silver medals in World Brand Design 2021.

We have created exclusive in-store brands for our clients, regularly winning pitches for
the Endeavour Group and Coles as well as export retailers.


We like working with great clients who suit our ethos so we always go the extra mile to build successful, happy and healthy relationships that last.