Our Crew

Sam

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I’m a freelance Art Director/Illustrator at samwileydesign.com, based in Chicago, IL. There are a few things that make me extra happy: typography, color, deep belly laughs, travel, live music, happy accidents, and enjoying and designing for delicious beverage brands–that’s how I ended up here! And of course my dog, Sergeant Willie Toots McGee.

If you are fired tomorrow, what will you be doing next week?
I’m torn–it’s definitely between gator wrangling or rodeo clowning. Possibly both.

What alcoholic beverage is most frightening to you?
Malort. It’s a wormwood-flavored liquor-ish thing and a bit of a hometown legend that’s only available in Chicago. The taste has been compared to “grapefruit & gasoline, dirty/angry flowers, 400yrs of oppression mixed with bug spray” It’s tagline, “Malort: Kick your mouth in the balls.” Enough said.

If you could bring one person onto the Downeast team who would it be and why?
Tupac. Because…A.  he would be alive again and B. that would probably give us a lot of street cred.