The Local Sketch: Time to Vote!

The Local Sketch

Vote on Moody Ales’ next beer growler design!

The Local Sketch is a Port Moody & Co. creative event series that brings the community together to generate a concept that is inspired by a speed round of inspirational pitches and brainstorming sessions. We partnered with Moody Ales and Redstamp to host a Community Growler Edition, where together, as a community, we designed a community-inspired growler.

The event brought together community members to share ideas, concepts, and stories to produce four different design themes. The night started with a series of speakers who shared their unique perspectives on why Port Moody is so special. No topics went unshared and ranged from Port Moody’s natural landscapes and resident animals, to its strong history and new development. Redstamp lead the design brainstorm sessions and each table came up with a strong theme that lead into the design of each growler.

With each theme in hand, Redstamp started bringing all the concepts from The Local Sketch night to life. Now, the final designs are IN and it’s your turn to participate and vote on your favourite!

How to Vote

Follow @MoodyAles, @Redstamp, and @PortMoodyandCo to follow along with the contest. We will be sharing the designs on Instagram and Facebook, so all you need to do is like or comment on your favourite! Voting will be open from June 2 to 14 with the final design announced on Saturday, June 15.

Here are the results of the Local Sketch…


Design Reveal

Top Left: Woodlands; Bottom Left: Community Map; Top Right: Convergence; Bottom Right: Old vs. New

Top Left: Woodlands; Bottom Left: Community Map; Top Right: Convergence; Bottom Right: Old vs. New

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by Laura Wrubleski

This design blends our lush forests with the historic names of streets found in Port Moody. Laura took the nature theme heard from the Local Sketch night and turned the bottle into this beautiful tree texture. If you look close, you can see street names etched, along with a heart cutout in the wood.

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Community Map

By Terry Mota & Hannah Milner

Port Moody may be small, but there is so much to experience. This design brings all the things you can do and see onto one bottle! Terry and Hannah brought in the favourite places and iconic figures mentioned at the Local Sketch and placed them in geographical representation. You can see favourites, like Rocky Point Ice Cream, Brewers Row, Rosa’s, Cafe Divano, and Suterbrook, laid out alongside with cute animal icons and natural elements.



by Hannah Miller & Spencer Ririe

This bold design captures all the voices of our community. Hannah and Spencer worked on bringing all the ideas from the brainstorm night into one exciting design in the form of speech bubbles and avatars of some notable characters.

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Old vs. New

by Dmitrii Kharchenko

This design shows the evolution from our Golden Spike and logging settlement days to a present contemporary cityscape. Dmitrii hand illustrated the old steam train traveling through the mountain, becoming the modern SkyTrain.

Which design is your favourite for Moody Ale’s next growler? Follow the contest all week on Facebook and Instagram. We will choose the winning design on June 15! We would love to hear your thoughts.

This event has been a blast to host. We thank everyone at Redstamp and Moody Ales for bringing this concept to life, as well as the community for joining this creative process with us!

Have a design challenge that you want to solve? Like this event concept? Contact us to collaborate in the next Local Sketch series.