Episode 116 - Drew Mullen (Foam Brewers)

Episode 116 - Drew Mullen (Foam Brewers)

This week’s featured artist is Drew Mullen. Drew is a CT based artist who I happen to connect with over 5 years ago at a Bridgeport, CT disc golf course and I have been following his career ever since. One of his main mediums of focus is scratchpad, which from the jump I was drawn to for its use of black and white and depth. Drew has worked with many breweries including but not limited to The Alchemist, Foam and Brewport as well as being a high school art teacher, father and avid disc golfer. 

A great discussion about life, art and the Boston Red Sox. The second of our season 10 teacher showcases passion and love for something bigger than one’s self. We discuss how he got started working with the Alchemist and Foam, which to me is a great example and lesson for folks who are always asking how they can break into the industry. It isn’t easy. You have to work hard and continue to push yourself. 

Episode 115 - Benny Miller (ShuBrew)

Episode 115 - Benny Miller (ShuBrew)

This week’s featured artist is Benny Miller. We came to learn of this artist through our friends over Cans Pittsburgh who included The Robotic Wolf IPA from ShuBrew in a beer mail box as an extra. I immediately was drawn to the label and loved that it linked to the artist right on the can. Great promo and support of the artist, but also makes my life a lot easier from a research perspective.

He and I spoke last night just a few days ago about his love of art, how art class was his spot and how he has come full circle to be a high-school art teacher in Pittsburgh which allows him to do something he loves, pay the bills and explore his other passions which we would both describe as fan art realism.

Learn about what his next level is going to be, why he creates the prints that he does and advice for someone looking to make a career in art. An honest and laid back conversation with someone who is working in one of the most honorable yet under appreciated professions in the land, teaching. As summer approaches and end of the year for many schools this a great chance to celebrate these special individuals.

Episode 114 - Adam Muran (Armada Brewing)

Episode 114 - Adam Muran (Armada Brewing)

This week’s featured artist is Adam Muran who is one of the driving forces behind the Mighty Few - a small, but powerful design shop in Chicago. We came to learn of them through their work with one of our local favorites here in CT, Armada Brewing.

Episode 113 - Conor Hunter (Moksa Brewing Company)

Episode 113 - Conor Hunter (Moksa Brewing Company)

This week’s featured artist is Conor Hunter. We came to learn of Conor through his vast portfolio, work with Moksa Brewing Co. and his great London recommendations.

A great meow story of passion, creativity and hard work. Learn how Conor got his start in the industry, his journey which led him to that point and his process when working on a project. The two of us discussed discussed design contests, their flaws and how folks can do better. A very relaxed and introspective interview that allows you to learn more about him and hopefully take away something that inspires or moves you too.

We connected from the jump and it allowed for us to share his story in a way that I think a lot of folks can relate. As a testament to his work ethic and vision, he took his opportunity to create a label and ran with it. Years later he is working with multiple breweries with an extensively impressive portfolio to support it. 

Episode 111 - Magge Gagliardi (Front Porch Brewing)

This week’s episode features the amazing talent that is Magge Gagliardi. We came to learn of her work through her labels with CT’s own Front Porch Brewing, but she has also done work with Collective Arts Brewing where she has been featured multiple times, Two Roads Brewing (2017 CONNARTIST Winner), Soundview Brewing and most recently had an art show at one of our favorite spots in New Haven, Three Sheets.

Hard working and passionate to describe her drive would be an understatement. If she’s not spending time bringing to life her bad-ass, creep, scary and cool Sasquatch Squad she can be found teaching at @shu in Fairfield, CT. Her versality crosses multiple mediums and allows her to customize each project, brand and design to meet the feel and vibe of her clients. A humble talent who shares her story, her process(es) and even some advice for those aspiring to make this a career.

A great example of hard work and dedication with an appreciation and excitement for the future. We look forward to the next chapter of The Sasquatch Squad series and look forward to the book coming to life. Artists like Magge inspire me to keep pushing myself and the project. I know you will walk away (or maybe get up or sit down - listening position is really an unknown) from this one feeling inspired and also answering YES to the question can you do X,Y or zed.

Also a bonus track from The Vox Hunters as we keep it in the family.