AGENCY NEWS: One of Our Own Gets SURLY 


It’s always a pleasure to celebrate when our clients achieve success, but it’s especially rewarding when it’s one of our co-workers who scores a giant win.

Recently, Nemer Fieger assistant art director Jake Balch entered his design for Surly Brewing’s 2017 Coaster Contest – and won! He was up against some tough competition, but in the end, the people spoke – and they voted for Jake’s design via the Surly website and at the 331 Club during Art-a-Whirl in May.

So now whenever we’re out at a bar or restaurant where Surly is sold, we can lift our glass of beer and salute our colleague Jake as we brag to everyone within earshot that we know the talented guy who designed the coaster (shown above).

In addition to doing a whole lot of creative design work for our Nemer Fieger clients, Jake also designed a very popular Minnesota Vikings poster and t-shirt that many of us at the agency wear year-round.

Jake had this to say about Surly Brewing, “I’ve been following Surly for years – my favorite beer is Todd the Axe Man. I love how Surly not only respects and nurtures art but wants to be in the community and bring art to the masses. It’s very inspiring to me as an artist.”

Cheers to you, Jake!