Meet Your Barista: Levi House
When walking into Levi House’s apartment it is clear that Levi is an amazing artist. His paintings and creations line the walls and make the apartment feel like an art studio. Levi is talented with many different mediums, but he focuses on graphic design. Levi works at our Outer Loop location, but he is also our very first art intern! It was such a pleasure to sit down and get to know him better.
Where are you from?: I am from a tiny town that is tucked between Corbin and London Kentucky, called Lily. I grew up there and then came to Louisville for college. Louisville feels like a big city to me, but not too big, so I get the best of both worlds.
When did you start at Heine Brothers’?: Early March of last year.
What made you want to work for Heine Brothers’?: A lot of things! I always liked the coffee and loved that it was a “Louisville thing”. I also like how much Heine Brothers’ is involved with the community; it’s cool that we are trying to make an actual difference.
Which Heine Brothers’ do you work at?: I work at the Outer Loop location. I really like it!
What is your favorite drink?: I always get a dirty chai with an extra shot.
What music are you into right now?: I have been listening to a lot of Emily Yacina, Twin Peaks, Big Thief, and this band called Dehd.
What are some of your hobbies?: I like to play the guitar. I also love making mixtapes for my friends. My last mixtape was for my friend Addie. I also like to draw.
When did you start getting into art?: In High School we really had to think about what we wanted to do as a career, and I always knew that I really wanted to do art! I came into college and declared myself as a painting major, but I quickly learned that I wanted to do something else art related so I switched to graphic design. It was a major adjustment, but I have really come to love it.
What school do you go to?: Bellarmine.
What shows are you watching right now?: I just finished the second season of You. I think I am going to watch Bojack Horseman next, everybody keeps telling me to watch that.
What has been your favorite project you have worked on for Heine Brothers’?: I had to make a flash tattoo sheet. At first I kind of messed up on it. It wasn’t exactly what they were looking for, but it ended up being better!
What is the most surprising thing you have learned during your internship?: It has been really interesting to see how projects begin. I guess learning about the idea process. I like how we all come together as a team and come up with some really creative ideas.
What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ location to hang out in?: Longest Ave.
Where can we find your art?: You can find me on instagram: @arthous3
What is the most useless talent you have?: I can have someone name any object and I can make a song lyric out of it.
If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?: I would really like to sit down and talk to Adrianne Lenker. She is the lead singer of Big Thief. I think her guitar tones are so beautiful. She is really in touch with the more spiritual side of music. She said once in an interview that she can tell someone’s whole life story after talking with them for three minutes. I like that she is so soft spoken yet so powerful. She doesn’t make her music for fame, she is all about making music for the art of it.
Make sure to stop by our Outer Loop location to give Levi a warm hello! Check out his art on instagram and in upcoming Heine Brothers’ promotions.