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On March 17, 2022

There Are More Women in Distilling Than You May Think!

The earliest recorded sour mash whiskey recipe was crafted by a woman. In fact, Catherine Spears Frye Carpenter supported her family by raising cattle and distilling spirits in Kentucky during the early 1800s. Back then, society considered distilling “women’s work.” But after the industrial revolution, it became a male-dominated industry. Here in the 2000s, we’re […]
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On April 30, 2020

High-Proof Creative Wins Platinum & Gold at 2020 Hermes Creative Awards

Portland, Ore. (April 30, 2020) —High-Proof Creative, a woman-owned marketing and branding agency for the craft beverage industry was awarded Platinum and Gold at the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards. Platinum (first place) was awarded to High-Proof Creative in the category of Interactive Media & Photography for Social Media for images photographed by Kelsey Curtis for […]
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On May 24, 2019

Meet Our Designer at High-Proof Creative — Janelle H.

Here’s your chance to learn a bit about one of our designers at High-Proof Creative! Janelle discovered that her passion for graphic design is the perfect pairing of lifelong creative pursuits and her technical and mathematical side, and we’re thankful she followed those passions and joined us here at High-Proof Creative. Check out Janelle’s Instagram to […]
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On September 24, 2018

Meet Jeia Villacis, Designer at High-Proof Creative

Jeia and I first met while working together for a Seattle cannabis company. Jeia has been working with High-Proof Creative on internal branding and marketing projects, in addition to branding for clients. I’m excited for you to meet Jeia Villacis, our enthusiastic and talented designer. Background & Experience: – A.A. Graphic Design from Edmonds Community College, […]
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On September 7, 2018

Meet Founder of High-Proof Creative, Karen Locke

Hey there! Karen here, founder of High-Proof Creative. I’m proud to be one of the few woman-owned creative agencies in the craft distilling industry. I get asked a lot about my background, and how I became involved with craft beverage brands, so here’s a breakdown of some of my experience, favorite beverages, and more.  Background […]
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