Alcohol Marketing Agency

We're a creative agency with a passion for craft beverage

In addition to the services below we also offer consulting and training in marketing and TTB label approval.

Logo & Label Design

Branding Workshops

Website Development

Social Media Management

SEO/Content Creation


Google, Facebook, IG Ad Managemen

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Experts in craft beverage.

Label Design for Eboni Major

design labels portfolio

Logo & Label Design for Zakuska Vodka

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Can Label & Logo Design for Better Than Booze

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Rum Label for Side Hustle Spirits

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Custom Closure Design for Priest James Vodka

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Logo & Label for Otani Botanical Vodkas

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4-Pack Cases for Bold Move Beverage

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Logo & Label Design for Front Porch Tea

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Safi Vodka

photography portfolio

Batanga Tequila

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Photography for Wheyward Spirit

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Rolling Fork Rum

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Can Design for The Bitter Housewife

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Bottle Design for Summit Distilling Co.

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Logo & Label Design for Copper Bonnet Gin

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Founded by Karen Locke


Karen founded High-Proof Creative, an award-winning branding and marketing agency for the craft beverage industry in 2018. She is author of “High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene” and has been a food and drink writer, and worked at marketing agencies for nearly 10 years prior to launching High-Proof Creative. Karen has been published by GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Sip Northwest, and more. Karen joined the Women’s Distillery Guild as a board member in 2018, and currently serves on the board of the Portland Culinary Alliance. She is also a member of the Women of the Vine & Spirits, American Distilling Institute, and American Craft Spirits Association.



People's Choice - Voted BEST BRANDING/DESIGN EXPERT by readers of Spirited magazine. Summer 2019.

Spirited magazine

FIRST PLACE - Hermes Creative Awards, 2020 for Interactive Media | Social Media | 136. Instagram

Hermes Creative Award

Eater wrote about the software & movement we built in, ".. Database Helps People Find Women and Non-Binary Distillers Across the Country,"

Eater Portland


Creative Packaging Solutions

We’re a creative agency specializing in branding and packaging for the craft beverage industry. Here’s what one of our clients has to say about working with us:

“Karen, Ashley and the entire team at High-Proof Creative are amazing to work with. They are not only creative and strategic, but very adaptable, easy to work with, they demonstrate market competency, and listen.

If you need to get things done, on budget, and on time, they are your go to agency. They’ve made our products and creative shine not only in competitions but more importantly with our customers.” – Yolanda, Next Century Spirits


Marketing, design, and creative tips for running your craft spirits business.


U.S. and Worldwide

We’re an alcohol branding agency with clients all over the U.S., and worldwide. We work remotely or from our office in downtown Portland.

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We’re a full-service craft spirits marketing, and branding agency. Let’s talk about your website, design, SEO, content, and social media needs.


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1017 SW Morrison Street #316
Portland, Oregon 97205

We might be based in Portland, Oregon, but we serve clients around the globe from Singapore to Dubai and California to Kentucky and everything in between.