MATEO BAR DE TAPAS / Branding & Restaurant Design

I partnered with chef Matt Kelly to design a new restaurant concept in Durham that exuded spanish heart and southern soul. I created everything from the interior design, including custom designed wallpaper, to hand writing the sherry menus and hanging aged spanish hams. It was a labor of love that included a grueling research trip, eating tapas in Spain for 3 weeks. 

Mateo was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's Best Places to Drink Wine and was named a James Beard Award Semi-Finalist for Best New Restaurant all before even being open 9 months.