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BY RACHEL ABEL  SO, WHAT'S EXACTLY CHANGING? We got the download on TTB Notice 176. Since late 2018, we’ve been hearing about the possibility of proposed changes to the TTB’s label and advertising regulations. While at the Craft Brewer’s Conference this April in...

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What To Know: Proposed TTB Label Regulation Changes

BY RACHEL ABEL  SO, WHAT'S EXACTLY CHANGING?We got the download on TTB Notice 176. Since late 2018, we’ve been hearing about the possibility of proposed changes to the TTB’s label and advertising regulations. While at the Craft Brewer’s Conference this April in...

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5 Uncomplicated Ways To Increase Your Productivity

BY KATE ROTH  FROM CONCEPT TO SHELF. Many of you are familiar with what Pantone® Swatches are and have likely used their color books for color matching, but did you know that color matching for direct-printed beverage cans works MUCH differently? Because the printing...

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Combatting Can Color Catastrophes

BY MELISSA CARLSON  FROM CONCEPT TO SHELF.Many of you are familiar with what Pantone® Swatches are and have likely used their color books for color matching, but did you know that color matching for direct-printed beverage cans works MUCH differently? Because the...

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How To Make A Room Feel Larger Using Color Theory

BY BREE GLENN. COLOR IS POWERFUL. There are many things to consider when picking out colors for your space. “What colors will match my existing furniture? How can I use color to complement the carpet, tile, or wood flooring? Will a lighter color make it more difficult...

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Meet Anthony Garcia – Design Intern

We have a new team member! Help us in welcoming our design intern, Anthony! Learn a little more about Anthony in our latest edition of the This or That questionnaire: Coffee or tea? I rarely drink coffee or tea. I guess coffee? Black or white? Black Pepsi...

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Meet Bree Glenn – Design Intern

We have a new team member! Help us in welcoming our design intern, Bree! Learn a little more about Bree in our latest edition of the This or That questionnaire: Coffee or tea? Black coffee to wake up, herbal tea to unwind Black or white? Black Pepsi or...

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Meet Kate Roth – Design Intern

We have a new team member! Help us in welcoming our design intern, Kate! Learn a little more about Kate in our latest edition of the This or That questionnaire: Coffee or tea? Coffee Black or white? White Pepsi or Coke? Coke Early bird or night owl? Night...

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Meet Dylan Menke – Summer Intern

We have a new member that joined the team for the summer. Help us in welcoming our summer intern, Dylan! Learn a little more about Dylan in the following This or That questionnaire: Coffee or tea? Ice coffee Black or white? Black Pepsi or Coke? This is...

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2018 Des Moines Beer Week – June 15-24

DES MOINES BEER WEEK, JUNE 15-24, 2018 Established in 2014, Des Moines Beer Week is an annual celebration that aims to highlight Greater Des Moines’ growing craft beer scene. Participating businesses create, plan and host fun & unique events during the...

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Meet Megan (#2) Pralle

We liked Megan so much, we decided to get another one to come on board! So, meet Megan Pralle, 818's newest designer who joined us on January 24th. Learn a little more about her below, and join us in welcoming her to the team! Q: Where were you born? A: I...

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7 Hills Brewing Opening

­­This past weekend the 818 team headed east to celebrate and participate in the soft opening of 7Hills Brewing in the Millwork District of Dubuque, Iowa! We’ve been working with 7Hills on brand development and beer style branding for the past several months and it...

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Des Moines Beer Week | 2017

It's no secret that we have a passion for craft beer. We are fortunate as a studio to have the opportunity to develop brands for many local breweries. And, in 2015, we were approached to take over the organization of Des Moines Beer Week (DSMBW). Since then, our...

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Meet Megan Anderson

We are heading into summer with our newest addition to the team, Megan Anderson! She is a designer, recently graduated from Iowa State University. Get to know Megan by checking out our quick interview below! Q: Where were you born? A: Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Q: How would...

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Meet Eric Harlow

Spring has sprung and 818 is happy to announce the newest addition to our team of awesome! Eric Harlow has been an 818 fan for many years. With his extensive beer knowledge and beer sales experience with both distributors and in-house, he now brings the passion needed...

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818 Open House

Happy fall everyone! Please join 818 - a tiny design empire at our office on Friday, October 28th for a much anticipated open house! We are holding this open house in celebration of many recent milestones: A new office space – We moved way back in March, but it’s...

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Meet Chandler Johannsen

Join us in welcoming Chandler Johannsen back to the empire! Chandler was an 818 intern during her junior year of college and has returned as a full time designer. Read more to get to know her! Q: Where were you born? A: I was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota! Q: How...

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Meet Toni Sarcone

So far, 2016 has brought many exciting changes to the empire. This month, we are expanding our team and welcoming senior designer, Toni Sarcone! Read more to get to know her. Q: Where were you born?  A: Right here. I'm a Des Moines girl.  Q: How would your team...

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Iowa Small Business of the Day

The Iowa Secretary of State's office in Des Moines recently launched a project that celebrates entrepreneurship by showcasing Iowa small businesses on their Facebook page. Among others, 818 - a tiny design empire was selected to be interviewed regarding our advice,...

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818 has moved!

We’ve recently moved our office location in order to accommodate growth. Our email, website and phone numbers are all the same, but our new address is: 818 - a tiny design empire 
 301 East Court Avenue Suite 105 Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Stop by and say hello if you're...

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