Raised in the hills of Northeast Minneapolis, I learned the US presidents by reading each street sign from Washington to McKinley. Near downtown, the ghosts of hand-painted ads on buildings, and the grand legacy of Grain Belt have always been dear to me. I’m fascinated by the ancient and noble traditions of brewing, fermenting, and winemaking. Lending my talents to this industry is very exciting, and I’m thrilled to have joined the Wine Company family.
I began my art career drawing comics. As an adult, I inevitably returned to that style in my illustration work. Along the way, I studied intaglio printmaking at Hamline University, going abroad for a semester in Paris, with sojourns all around Europe. Back home, I spent the next few years immersed the underground art/rock music scene, and exploring my world through art.
My freelance design career began with hand-drawn posters for music gigs and independent theater, which eventually led to me learning and mastering the digital side of design. I’m inspired by nature, ancient lore, classic art, and mid-century design. I love to camp and hike, bake bread, mix cocktails, listen to records, and read literature. My wife Eleanor and I live in North Minneapolis with two young daughters and our dog, Spike.
Check out my work at jacobstoltz.com