In Portland, Oregon, Ryan has been active in the design and beer communities creating, managing, and moderating beer branding events. Here are a few of those events…
Rough Draught – A Live Beer Design Brouhaha
Design Week Portland – April 2018
Four designers paired with four breweries each collaborated on a special beer for this event. During the event, attendees sampled the brews and submitted names for each. A winning name was picked for each beer, at which point the designers then had 90 minutes to design a label for that beer, live in front of the audience. Harvey Shepard, founder of Oh Beautiful Beer, was the special guest speaker and presented some label history along with some current design trends.
PDX Beer Week – June 2017
The organizer of PDX Beer Week tapped Ryan to assist in the content and moderation of a yearly branding seminar. Designers and branding experts versed in the beer industry presented a cohesive set of ideas and designs to an engaged audience.
Designing for a Craft Beer Brand
Design Week Portland – April 2017
Ryan assembled a panel of illustrators, marketing professionals, designers, brewery owners, and branding experts like the Brand Manager for Widmer Brothers Brewing. Featured as main headquarters event for Design Week Portland, this event sold out with over 250 in attendance.