Bierstadt Lagerhaus

Bierstadt Lagerhaus is a brewery in planning in Denver in the hands of the very capable Bill Eye (former head brewer at Dry Dock and owner/brewer at Prost Brewing), Ashleigh Carter (formerly at Dry Dock & Prost), and Chris Rippe (formerly of Flying Dog Brewery & proprietor of the Rackhouse Pub). Opening in early 2015 […]

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Chinook Seedery

Name Ideation Fermentable Sugar presented about 50 possible company names to the client, who sells all-premium natural sunflower seeds. The client selected Chinook Seedery out of the options. A Chinook is a warm wind that blows across the western part of North America, a prime location for growing sunflowers to harvest their seeds. Visual Branding […]

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Goldspot Brewing Company

I was approached by Goldspot Brewing Company to do branding work for them. Slated to open in the spring of 2014 at 50th and Lowell in the Berkeley Neighborhood of Denver (near Regis University), Fermentable Sugar worked with Matt Hughes & Alex Sward from Goldspot to identify what iconography they wanted to use in their […]

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Why Employees Are Always A Bad Idea

Renowned business thought leader Chuck Blakeman approached me earlier in 2013 to design a book cover for his upcoming book entitled “Why Employees Are Always A Bad Idea”. It’s about how the business world has left the Industrial Age and entered what Chuck terms the “Participation Age” – where businesses will have to adapt to […]

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Boulder Startup Week 2013

I worked with Boulder Startup Week to develop these retro 1980s video-game style stickers. Boulder Startup Week’s goal is to both showcase the excellent Boulder Startup scene as well as attract high-caliber talent to Denver’s “neighbor to the northwest*”. As the scene up there is both hip and nerdy – aren’t those really just the […]

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Your startup brewery’s visual identity is more important than you think.

Breweries in the United States are opening at a pace of greater than one a day. There are more than 2,500 breweries already open in the United States. If you’re building a brewery, you should really pay attention to your brand identity in addition to the attention you’re spending on how your beer tastes. I […]

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WorldLife Water

WorldLife Water is a bottled water company located in Denver, Colorado. What sets them apart is that they are the first company to sell water in a bottle that is both biodegradable* & recyclable – including the cap. Packaging Redesign One of the important things about packaging design is that it’s important to look at […]

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Welcome

I’ve been in business for a few years now. It’s long past time that I built a website. And now here she is. I’m almost shedding a tear. Mostly I think it was funny that I often build websites for my clients and never bothered to build myself one. In the news section, I’ll be […]

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