Des Moines Beer WeekDes Moines Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer culture in the Des Moines metro. Craft beer and Des Moines are both near and dear to our hearts. When offered the opportunity in 2015 to take the lead on Des Moines Beer Week and grow it as an anticipated event into the future, it was a dream come true.
We believe great graphic design is only great if it accomplishes the right goals, whether that’s evoking emotion, increasing brand equity, driving sales or building the brand within your building. We focus on harnessing the power of design to move our clients’ businesses forward.
We also believe working with a design team should be enjoyable, not something that feels like verbal wrestling. At 818 you’ll work with people who are high-talent and low-maintenance, keenly insightful and highly collaborative, devoted to good design and focused on clients.
818 is a tiny design empire that specializes in brand development for businesses, environmental graphic design for corporate and athletic spaces, and product labeling and branding for the brewing, restaurant and hospitality industries. Creativity is fun. Creativity is powerful. 818 puts both fun and power into every project we do. Let’s talk about working together today.
Melissa has the grand idea. She enjoys learning about an organization’s brand and brainstorming ways to take it to the next level. With an advertising background and an extensive knowledge of environmental graphics and signage, she has experience in a vast array of projects and is always ready to take on a challenge. She also has a love for biking, volleyball, sunshine, craft beer, art and her dog, Riley.
Rachel listens to the client’s design needs and works hard to find the right solution, not the first solution, to any project. She has experience in corporate marketing, environmental graphics and signage projects, and helps create compelling brand extensions for companies of all sizes. She enjoys golfing, meeting people, quoting movies, drinking craft beer, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and taking road trips.
Paige has a passion for the details, the overall concept and working with her hands. She has knowledge and experience in branding, editorial design and illustration. Paige is involved in the local design community and currently serves as the AIGA Iowa Co-President and Membership Director. She enjoys printmaking, reading, photography, ampersands, traveling, Harry Potter, craft beer, avocados and coffee.
Toni will help you tell your story. She’s passionate about the client’s unique qualities and thoughtfully turns those into a cohesive vision. She has experience ranging from local, non-profit marketing to global brand advertising with a focus on promotional materials, environmental graphics, brand expansion, and multi channel advertising. She enjoys camping, coffee, sketching, making new friends, weekend adventures, food trucks, craft beer and music festivals.
Chandler loves to visualize. She’s always eager to use her imagination in ways to create things that matter. Her design experience includes knowledge in the realms of illustration and typography, as well as editorial design & branding. She’s also passionate about social design & and loves how design can be used for the greater good. She enjoys being outdoors more than indoors (hiking, camping, biking, traveling, etc), and she also loves going to concerts, visiting antique stores, reading & drinking too much coffee.