Join us for a panel discussion on the topic of designing with beer in mind! Get the perspective from local designers, a brewery and a Creative Director at Lucky Clover, a canned beverage packaging business. Enjoy food from Squeeze Inn!
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Kilian McMann, Great Raven Design Co.
Kilian McMann is the founder & creative director of Great Raven Design Co., a one man creative studio specializing in edgy illustrations and hand crafted logos, primarily for the craft beer industry.
When he's not designing, Kilian enjoys setting routes at his local climbing gym, playing DnD, and dressing up as a Viking for renaissance festivals. You can find more examples of his work at greatravendesign.co
Lily Therens, Graphic Designer, Lionakis
Lily is a designer, illustrator and independent maker based in midtown Sacramento. A UC Davis graduate who grew up in northern California without electricity, she now spends most days creating on a computer with her pug Stanley at her side. From mural design to creating enamel pins, Lily deems humor, hard work & humility central to her creative approach.
Emilee Rudd, Freelance Creative
Emilee Rudd is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative who believes that inspiration lies at the confluence of art and design. Whether it's branding, lettering, packaging, illustration, murals, or more—she’s excited for whatever creative challenge comes next!
She's had the pleasure of working with a range of clients, events, and projects from hometown favorites like Sactown Magazine and Downtown Sacramento Partnership, to national and international collaborations with wonderful folks like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sunset Magazine, and Papyrus.
In her free time, catch her sketching by the American River and feeling incredibly grateful for the good people, opportunities, and coffee that life has thrown her.
Hans Bennewitz, Art Director, VSP Global
Hans Bennewitz is a designer, occasional adjunct professor, doodler, Sac State alumni and wannabe musician. In between caffeine refills he expresses his affinity for intricate identity systems, rock&roll, rad illustrations, vintage type, comic books (ahem, graphic novels), Batman and Spider-man toy collectibles (ahem, action figures). He's had work recognized in HOW and Print magazine as well as multiple Logo Lounge publications and has done work for companies like Google, House of Blues, Ghirardelli, Asics, and CBS Sports. He’s also constantly trying to find a cure for sleep. You may think a fully grown man having the same hobbies as a teenage boy is a bit odd, but… well… it kind of is.
Steph Zangeneh Azam
Steph Zangeneh Azam is owner of Mighty Within. A one-gal creative studio designing electric brands and websites with vibrant photos that truly express you + your business why. With more than 20 years of creative work, Steph also has the education to back it up with a B.S. in Graphic Design and a B.A. in Photography. To view her work, check out mightywithin.com
Peter Halldorf is the General Manager of Yolo Brewing Company. He has experience at all levels of the industry including cellaring, brewing, packaging, sales, delivery, bartending, management, and everything in between. He has worked for Berryessa Brewing Company, Device Brewing Company, Capitol Beer and Taproom, and now Yolo Brewing.
When not at work he spends as much time as possible his wife Leanna and daughter Porter. Any remaining time is spent playing with his band Burning Daylight People
Chase Daley, Art Director, Lucky Clover Packaging
Chase Daley is the Art Director at Lucky Clover Packaging, a materials supplier to the craft beverage industry. There, he’s helped establish an in-house art department, that works closely with international, national and local brands to ensure beverage labels are designed and approved in a way that stands out on retail shelves. Previously, Chase worked as a Production Artist for Custom Ink, an e-commerce retail company offering custom-designed t-shirts and marketing materials. He graduated from the College of Liberal Arts at University of Nevada, Reno with a dual degree in Digital Media and Advertising.
Chase Daley has spent nearly a decade in and out of the restaurant world, working as a chef and Sommelier, lending him extensive knowledge of beer, wine, and craft cocktails. With his partner Abbie, Chase started a new venture, Bar Baby Co., bringing their love of craft libations to the Sacramento scene. Bar Baby Co. provides a carefully curated craft beverage experience for public and private events, often sourcing local ingredients to better represent a regional/seasonal focus. They’ve converted an old, rusty horse trailer into a stunning mobile bar, rolling around all of Northern California slinging drinks.
Check them out on most social media platforms @barbabyco or their website at www.barbabyco.com