All Hail the Queen! Craft Beer Label & Brand Specialist Jen Borror

From winning brewery design competitions to reigning as the QUEEN of beer label design, Jen Borror reveals how a small favour for a friend ignited her passion for beer label design. 

This week on The Angry Designer podcast, we had the pleasure of having a conversation with a graphic designer who niched into an industry traditionally dominated by dudes – and she’s killing it.
From her initial struggles and the 100-day Instagram challenge that reignited her creative spark to landing her first client and launching Hoot Design Studio, Jen’s journey is a testament to perseverance and passion. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The importance of niching down & how it can lead to rewarding and specialized work
  • How to balance creativity with commercial demands in the graphic design industry
  • Insights into the process of beer label design, from initial sketches to final product
  • The challenges and triumphs of freelancing, including dealing with difficult clients and the highs of winning awards
  • The importance of hand-drawn illustrations in a digital age
  • The unique relationship between a brewer’s craft and a designer’s vision

Tune in to be inspired by Jen’s journey and her relentless pursuit of design excellence in the craft beer industry.

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