Michael Kuchar, one of five people in Origlio Philadelphia’s Graphics Department, has been with the company for 16 years. “We all take on multiple responsibilities and it changes day to day,” he says. “Our primary task is to create signage to support the wonderful portfolio of beverages we have here at Origlio.” Kuchar’s graphic designs demonstrate his skills in photography, videography and production management. Vinyl installations, machine maintenance and purchasing responsibilities round out his position in the department.
What do you like most about your position? There’s a new challenge every day that often requires us to think creatively, pushing us to learn new things. Also, I really enjoy the people I work with.
What is the most challenging part of your job? With the nation’s supply chain issues, it can be tricky to acquire materials needed; however, our vendors have done an excellent job supporting us through these trying times.
What does it take to be a top-notch graphic designer? You need to be open-minded and continually adapt and develop new skills.
What advice would you give someone just starting out in graphic design? Put yourself out there and don’t be afraid to fail. With hard work and dedication, you will succeed.
In your free time, you are… Coaching youth soccer, which is a passion of mine. I’ve done it for 13 years. I also enjoy photography – creating portraits, landscapes & still life photos.
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be, past or present? I would love to interview photographer Gregory Crewdson, English football manager Pep Guardiola and Will Ferrell.
Name three things on your bucket list. I want to see Arsenal play at Emirates Stadium, go to Oktoberfest in Germany and do a photo tour of New Zealand, Asia or Austria.
Any favorite winter activities? I do like to ski, but mostly I hang out with my dog by the fire pit with a beer.
What is the last TV show you binged? Cobra Kai.
If you could be anywhere, drinking any beer… I would be at Oktoberfest in Munich drinking a Paulaner.