MEET GRAEME SMITH, Barista, Artist, Maker of T-Shirts, Batdorfian.
Aaron Shively continues his series of interviews with Batdorf & Bronson employees whose creative contribution goes beyond their job description. Here, Aaron speaks with Graeme Smith, one of our baristas in Olympia. Aaron: How did you first get involved in giving creative input with Batdorf and Bronson? Graeme: Well, I’ve always wanted to be an artist. I’ve always been pushing to have my art shown in any way possible. Carolyn Skye (Batdorf & Bronson Creative Director) knew I was an artist, and through talking with her, and showing her some of my art, she asked me to come up with some ideas for our coffee labels. That’s how it all got started – with the Colombia, French Roast, Bohemian Blend and Holiday Blend labels. I think this is the third year we’ve used the Holiday Blend label. These were all super fun, because they started out as quick doodles, but people seemed to rea...