Danny Harms, Senior Designer at The Brewers Association (BA)
Jason Smith, Art Director at The BA
Luke Trautwein, Creative Director at The BA (unless otherwise noted)
Brewers Publications is a subsidiary entity of the Brewers Association by that publishes books for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer.
I helped manage the book design process from concept to completion for three new book titles published each year.
I designed the covers and art directed photoshoots with photographers. I also designed the interior page layouts and style guide.
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Since this book is all about brewery finance, I designed the cover to play off the theme of an increasing bar chart.
I art directed a photoshoot with Luke Trautwein at Beyond The Mountain brewery.
This book will help you and your staff understand the importance of a strong financial foundation to help you run a more successful brewery.
This book is all about simplifying the homebrewing process, so I designed the cover to feature the absolute basics of the hobby: ingredients and delicious beer in a reused glass bottle.
I art directed a photoshoot with Aaron Colussi to capture the beer and ingredients, and Luke Trautwein photographed several portraits of Drew and Denny—the book's personality-filled authors.
Simple Homebrewing reduces the complicated steps for making beer and returns brewing to the fundamentals.
I art directed a cover photoshoot with our Creative Director Luke Trautwein and designed the cover to feature an IPA poured in a style-specific glass. We surrounded the beer with some of the boundary-pushing ingredients featured in book's recipes.
Craft beer’s most popular style, India Pale Ale, is experiencing a flavor revolution.
For this book about a traditional German Beer style, I art directed a photoshoot for the cover with Luke across the street from our office at the Bohemian Biergarten in Boulder, Colorado.
Follow the development of this lightly sour wheat beer as it grew, then bordered on extinction, before surging into popularity.
For the cover of this book I wanted to focus on the complex chemistry required to brew quality beer. I art directed a photoshoot with Aaron Colussi with a beautiful glass of beer and a microscope against a pure white background, later layering in a cell-level microscope slide pattern for the background.
Discover how to build a foundation and culture of quality within your brewery—no matter what the size—by establishing protocols, corrective actions, and improvements.
This book design came about to quickly capitalize on the trend of craft breweries brewing new hard seltzer beverages. I art directed a photoshoot with Luke to capture the clarity and carbonation of the popular beverage with some flavorful ingredients from some of the receipes included by author Chris Colby.
Simple to make and with a wide range of creative flavor additions, hard seltzer is a sparkling alternative for beer lovers looking to give their palate a different experience.