Artisan Talent Designer Gregory Cypser Wins Vertex Award

Artisan Talent Designer Gregory Cypser Wins Vertex Award

Artisan Talent Packaging Designer Gregory Cypser Wins a prestigious Vertex Award III for his Star Wars Petco Toy Designs!

Gregory Cysper is part of DesIsland (pronounced dez-ay-lund), a design company founded by himself and Laura Dufour: A duo of designers with over 14 years of industry experience. They work on everything from high-end commercial packaging to small-scale websites for non-profits. “We have worked with businesses and individuals of all shapes and sizes, all for the love of design and developing our craft.”

Gregory Cypser Wins Vertex Award

Their goal was to create standout packaging for a first in a series of Star Wars collectible dog toys. The Red Luxor foil stamp and spot gloss with rainbow glitter bring iconic Star Wars light rays to life, while copy mimics the origin story, calling on rebel pets and parents to “play or display.” It’s no wonder this project was a big winner!

Artisan Talent Designer Gregory Cypser Wins Vertex Award


  • Creative Director: Lorena Rios
  • Graphic Design: Lindsey Schmal
  • Packaging Engineer: Gregory Cypser
  • Illustrator: Ben Foos
  • Production: Nicholas Possedi
  • Copywriter: Nancy Romps
  • Product Photography: OneKreate
  • Printer/Packaging Supplier: I&E Packaging, LLC
  • Manufacturer: Chewbacca and Kylo Ren: Pet Party, Captain Phasma: Jincheng

Congratulations Gregory!

For more information on the Vertex Awards and to see other winners, click here. Interested in hiring Gregory for your next project? Call us at 1-800-216-0600 


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