Episode 117 - Dev Parker (18th Street Brewery)

Episode 117 - Dev Parker (18th Street Brewery)

This week’s featured artist is Dev Parker, the Director of Design at 18th Street Brewery. When he’s not designing labels he can be found doing a slew of others things including but definitely not limited to tattoos, playing in his band Parker Band, branding and design, roofing and being a dad. To say Dev’s a busy man is an understatement.

We talk about inking, black and white aesthetic, making music and just enjoying life. A humble perspective on life and hard work as well as a bunch of questions from me about inking and a shared love of SPF 100. And a reveal of one of his favorite artists - Clue #1 - a letter in the alphabet | Clue #2 - to run fast is to be

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.