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Why Pickles? | Pickle Jar Studios | Design, Food, Photography

 

Why Pickles?

 

What is Pickle Jar Studios? I am a content creation company, that designs stuff, and crafts delicious photos too.

That’s my specialty – a little salty, a little spicy, and a hint of sweet.

 

What is the “Pickle Jar POP”?

 

The “POP” is the sign of success in pickling – it is that sound your jar makes when it seals up and lid inverts. It means, you’ve done your job! In my work, I strive to create “pickle jar pops” for all my clients! It brings deep satisfaction to complete a job well done.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gmbt_prlx_break_parents=”99″ gmbt_prlx_parallax=”up” css=”.vc_custom_1577126416023{padding-top: 100px !important;background: #f6f6f6 url(https://picklejarstudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/about-me-bkgnd.jpg?id=6132) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}” gmbt_prlx_video_youtube_loop_trigger=”0″ gmbt_prlx_video_height_correction=”0″ gmbt_prlx_video_width_correction=”0″ gmbt_prlx_row_span=”0″][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Why do I do this work?” tab_id=”1577027639156-03218043-cee4″ el_class=”h4″][vc_column_text]Pickle Jar Studios, owned and operated by Darlene Veenhuizen, believes in the power of local business, including supporting local food businesses and economies. For the last 8 years, PJS has strived to support brands through brand strategy, visual design, and content services. 

While all healthy food has the power to change lives, PJS believes specifically in real food (food that is minimally processed) and, whenever possible, encourages using organic food.

It is the mission of PJS to help consumers make a lasting lifestyle change and shift buyer habits and choices to emphasize local and whole foods, and to buying brands that operate with intentional values. With this shift in how we consume food and goods, we have the power to improve our future for ourselves and the planet. 

Beyond food, I carry this model of authenticity to my other clients and markets, including beverages, lifestyle brands, and quality products.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What does this mean for YOU and YOUR BRAND?” tab_id=”1577027639186-220dc157-4844″][vc_column_text]With my passion and foundation in place, I’m committed to giving my best work to my clients and supporting a common vision of the community of real food, and quality products.

You may be a lifestyle brand, a food business, a restaurant, or make a special kind of drink. But we share a common thread of doing business ethically, respectfully, and to bring our amazing ideas to the table to share with those who are willing to give them a taste. [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What does Pickle Jar Studios bring to the table?” tab_id=”1577121751632-59a0b5b9-826c”][vc_column_text]Experience in marketing, writing, branding, and design, specifically with food brands and lifestyle brands. I bring knowledge of the industry, awareness of food issues and culture, and the passion to bring it all together into a cohesive, completed project – a perfectly packed pickle,  if you will.

With my passion and foundation in place, I’m committed to giving my best work to my clients and supporting a common vision of the community of quality products. You may be a lifestyle brand, a food business, a restaurant, or make a special kind of drink.

No matter what product or service you offer, my best work comes out when we share a common thread of doing business ethically, respectfully, and with the goal of  bringing our amazing ideas to the table.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Why Pickle Jar Studios Clients love working with me:” tab_id=”1577122066015-93e3050f-45e5″][vc_column_text]I frequently hear that I’m easy to work with. I come loaded up with ideas that you can use in your business. I offer and new and creative ways to accomplish what you are trying to do in your business, whether it’s with content, design or photography. I am always learning, always researching, and always willing to try something new. However, people also love my organization, process, and step-by-step branding technique.

Here’s what my clients have said about working with Pickle Jar Studios: 

When collaborating with Darlene, she brings value in many places – especially – conceptual planning and execution. She takes great initiative, always sharing something she has read or a podcast she recently listened to, and this lends itself to an exceptional process geared toward a well-rounded finished product. When executing, she ensures clarity and alignment prior to delivering on time and within scope. Anything from writing to photography, to layout and design is well within her wheelhouse.

-Mike Beshore, Digital Content, Humm Kombucha

 

Darlene has a collaborative spirit, a wonderful attitude, and is willing to take on projects large and small. She creates dialed-in concepts with minimal art direction. We primarily work with Darlene remotely and this has been seamless. She is a great listener and incorporates our feedback quickly and with ease. I enjoy working with Darlene. She does great work and she is consistently one of our ‘go-to’ freelancers.

-Michele Mather, Marketing Manager, Burgerville

 

Darlene has done phenomenal photography which we’ve used in our marketing and social media. [She] has been extremely beneficial and has added to the success of my business.

-Hari Prakash, Owner, Prakash Organics

 

People who love to eat are always the best people.

-Julia Childs

 

 

About  Darlene Veenhuizen, Content Creator, Designer, Boss Lady of Pickle Jar Studios

Darlene Veenhuizen is the principal owner and designer at Pickle Jar Studios, LLC. Darlene has been focused on working with food and lifestyle companies since she started her graphic design career in 2010. She offers branding strategy, graphic design, writing and messaging, and content creation services. Darlene has worked with dozens of players in the food industry, from consumer packaged products like Humm Kombucha to large chains such as Burgerville and New Seasons Market. Her lifestyle brand clients include Lunchbox Alchemy CBD, Caldera International, marketing agencies that operate nation-wide, and local Bend, OR businesses such as Anjou Spa. Darlene has experience managing projects, creating campaigns, and collaborating with teams. In every project, she brings her enthusiasm for messaging and visual design that resonates with consumers to educate, inspire and increase sales and brand awareness.

She is an Oregon native, born in the PNW, and now calls Central Oregon her home with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.

Three words to describe Darlene: reliable, creative, and optimistic.

She’s an Obliger, ENFJ, Libra and 3 on the Enneagram (“Achiever”).

And yes, she makes her own pickles.

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PICKLE JAR PROJECTS

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Each project comes with a “Pickle Promise” that you’ll love the outcome, process and unique flavor I bring to the table.

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