Laila Grainawi

Cocktail Courier


Created marketing/promotional initiatives as well as product design to create a cohesive, recognizable brand identity. Led an in-house team to produce graphic designs, concepts, storyboards, copywriting for seasonal drinks and campaigns, and more.

Responsible for planning key marketing directives for the year, identifying trends within the food and beverage industry, and opportunities for growth within the subscription/delivery model. Created product launch timelines and corresponding advertising campaigns to generate excitement surrounding new releases. 

As Creative Director, I created everything from concept sketches to pixel perfect execution. I also hired, trained and managed our team of designers, while ensuring assets were on-brand, and delivered on time. Produced all the set designs for the editorial photography, as well as oversaw editing of images for final print and web use. Storyboarded and created stop motion animations for large brand clients, with GIFs as part of their campaigns.

Redesigned our legacy e-commerce website, originally built in 2014, creating wireframes and prototypes, while closely working with our developers to implement a ground-up rebuild of our site. 

Constantly reviewing analytics and heat-map reports to continually improve UX and modify pages as needed to improve the consumer journey and functionality.
Analyzed and implemented strategic best practices for increasing revenue with end to end creative strategy through growth hacking, A/B testing, content strategy, SEO, marketing automation, lead nurturing, website/app analytics, CRM integrations, and full-funnel ROI tracking.

Strategic partner to my cross-functional heads in the C-Suite to plan and prioritize go-to-market plans for brand partnerships. Updated and produced new sales and partnership pitch decks to better align with our clients' needs and to highlight our internal in-house agency that I formed as Creative Director and the production value of our internal team of professional graphic designers, photographers, and bartenders. 

Designed exclusive pitches for each client's campaign needs- including everything from bespoke cocktails, custom POS/swag inclusions, and multimedia assets that our in-house team could produce (photoshoots, gifs, landing pages, site takeovers, etc). With these newly designed packages and clear up-sell opportunities, I personally pitched and closed over 300k in revenue in 5 months- featuring national and global clients: Diageo, Bacardi, Patron, Hennessy, Opening Ceremony, ComplexCon, Zola Weddings, Homepolish, Seedlip, Not Your Mother’s Haircare, Bliss Skincare, Emmy’s, and more.

Front End Design, UI/UX Design, Persona Mapping, User Surveys, Analysis of Meal Kit/Subscription Track Programs with emphasis on “Subscriber Only” pages, User Experience Tracking & Analytics, creative direction, editorial photography, brand identity design.
Scott Goldman - CEO
Laila Grainawi - Creative Director / Chief Creative Officer
Hannah Buhr - Sr. Graphic Designer
Ronnie Bertelotti - Beverage Director
Josh - Developer
Website Modular Building Blocks - 1. CTA Banners, 2. Product Carousels
The Prototype Mock
New Subscriber Dashboard Layout (with built in survey blocks)
3. Quote Blocks / Testimonials
Auto-sort menus based on location metrics - Pop Up Design
4. Video Tutorial Blocks 
Video Tutorial Landing Page
Added the ability to sort using quick filters at the top, demo-ed above “Shop by Spirit”
Added the ability to add saved addresses to your account profile, and easily toggle the one you want at checkout. Ideal for gifting. 

Web Live Test
Recipe Library - Final screenshots
Digital Recipe Card Library/Bookshelf
Added a search bar that pulled every available purchasable product matching those terms 
5. Shop Landing Menu Blocks

Cocktail Courier

Email Campaigns

Designed email campaigns to encourage click-throughs and conversion, from our dedicated email subscribers. Email continues to be one of our most successful channels, and we provide a mixture of new release information with value-adds (facts about the spirit, complementary recipes for food pairings, get to know your bartender, and holiday specific messaging). 

Creative direction, concepts, graphic design, digital illustration, CRM, list-nurturing and full funnel marketing

Cocktail Courier

Stop Motion Animations