Dana Tanamachi is a lettering artist and designer who enjoys living a quiet life and working with her hands. In 2009, an impromptu chalk installation for a Brooklyn housewarming party landed Dana her first commission for Google and set the popular chalk-lettering trend—and her career—in motion.After working under design icon Louise Fili, she opened Tanamachi Studio, a boutique design studio specializing in custom typography and illustration for editorial, lifestyle, food, and fashion brands. She has been commissioned globally by clients such as Nike, USPS, Penguin Books, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and West Elm. Named a Young Gun (YG9) by the Art Director’s Club in 2011 and a Young Creative to Watch by HOW Magazine, she has had the distinct honor of creating custom cover art for O, HOW, and TIME Magazines. Dana’s first of three exclusive product collections with Target hit stores nationwide in 2013 and her book DIY Type (Potter Style) was released in 2014. In 2015 she relocated from Brooklyn to Seattle and debuted Tanamachi Goods, a line of beautifully hand-drawn print and gift products reflecting her personal aesthetic and featuring mediums beyond chalk.
Timothy Goodman is a designer, illustrator, art director, and author running his own studio in New York City. His clients include Airbnb, Google, Adobe, Ford, J.Crew, MoMA, Target, Starbucks, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He has received awards from most major design & illustration publications including American Illustration, The Art Directors Young Guns, Print magazine's New Visual Artist, Type Directors Club and GDUSA’s “People to Watch.” He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where he now teaches. In 2013, Timothy co-created the blog and book called 40 Days of Dating with Jessica Walsh, that has received over 15 million unique visitors and whose film rights were optioned to Warner Bros. His Instagram writing series Memories of a Girl I Never Knew recently exhibited at the concept store Colette in Paris, France. His second book, Sharpie Art Workshop, came out in July 2015.
Simon is a freelance designer and custom-typographer working in Austin, Texas. Some of his clients, past and present, include Nickelodeon, American Eagle, Ed Helms, Vanity Fair, Pepsi, ESPN, Brené Brown, Nike and Target.
Nathan is an illustrator and designer residing in Seattle, WA with his wife Katherine. He has collaborated with brands such as Nike, Element, MillerCoors, Dakine and many others. More recently, his passion to encourage and inspire others, coupled with his wife’s profession as an elementary school teacher, has inspired Nathan to retrace his roots and use his work to tell stories and help make the world a more colorful and whimsical place to be.
Craig is an experiential designer and Adobe Creative Resident who loves blending the physical and digital. Through the medium of projection mapping, Craig has spent the past several years building his own studio and creating interactive work for clients. His Kickstarter project, Projecting West, inspired his latest idea of recreating ghost signs across the world creating “Light Capsules” with historical references. The goal of the project is to draw attention to the lettering artists of the past and create various ways for people to interact with these pieces of visual history, in person and online.
Steve Wolf picked up a pencil when he was 4 and never put it down. His childhood hobby became a successful career during a journey that led him from small-town Nebraska to the big city. In Austin, Steve works as a designer and illustrator whose logo design and branding work effortlessly conveys simplicity and sophistication. Steve’s unique style blends vintage-inspired design, modern elements and just the right amount of whimsy in a way that makes brands successful.
Matt Lehman is equal parts graphic designer, illustrator, and art director. He began his career in 2001 at Anderson Design Group in Nashville. It was there that he once laid out packaging for a cassette. In 2007, he joined CMT / MTV Networks focusing on show identities and the network rebrand in 2009. During his tenure there, he worked on the visuals for a NASCAR DVD and two Toby Keith movies. He has skeletons in his closet just like everyone else. In 2010 he formed Matt Lehman Studio working for brands such as ESPN, Delta, PepsiCo, The Atlantic, Esquire, Nickelodeon and NASA to name a few.
Seattle natives, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Shelby Edwards and James Lee Whitney explore objects and moods through vibrant colors and graphic presentation, together they are littledrill creative. Inspired by pop art, modern design and coastal cities, littledrill's scroll-stopping images are distinct, varying from clean compositions to quirky and unconventional. They've had the pleasure with working with brands like Target, Adidas, Interscope Records, Coca Cola, J.Crew, Q-tips, Skinnydip London and Ban.do.
Selected Press: Buzzfeed, Man Repeller, Mashable, MISSBISH, J Crew, Coca Cola, Marie Claire, Instagram, Mansur Gavriel, WAD Magazine, The Makers Post, Headspace, Paulette Magazine, Taste The Style, FDLF Magazine, Ferm Living and others
Jeff Rogers is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator specializing in custom lettering of all shapes and sizes. Stocking his Brooklyn studio with paint brushes, pens, markers, and a couple of humongous computers, he creates unique and joyful work for a wide range of smart clients.
Jon is best known for his yearlong design journey Daydreams & Nightschemes, which concluded with a solo gallery show at the New York Type Directors Club in 2013. Emmy® nominated and recipient of the Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence, his work has also been recognized by AIGA, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design and exhibited in Canada, France, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam as well as New York City and Washington, DC. He was invited to be the keynote speaker at AIGA/DC's 2013 Design Week and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Jacqui Oakley was born and currently lives in Canada, but spent her formative years watching BBC reruns and animé in Bahrain, England, Zambia, and Libya. Her illustration work has included editorial, advertising, and book projects for clients like The New York Times, Rolling Stone, L.A. Weekly, National Geographic, The Financial Times (UK), Amazon, AOL and more. Her paintings have been exhibited in Toronto, L.A., San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego and Shanghai and she’s pleased to have won awards from Applied Arts Magazine, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and American Illustration. Jacqui teaches in the illustration program at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto & lives in Hamilton with her husband, designer Jamie Lawson.
Three of the six book cover illustrations & hand-lettering for the beloved L.M. Montgomery Anne series, published by Sourcebooks.
Beautiful Day – Book Cover Art
Client: Penguin Books (UK)
Illustrated book cover and hand-lettering for Kate Anthony’s book Beautiful Day published by Penguin Books (UK) showing a tree conveying the four seasons. Art directed by Lee Motley.
Breaking Bad’s Walter White "The Role of Mediocrity in Graphic Design"
Client: Print Regional Design Annual 2013
A portrait of the character Walter White from the TV show Breaking Bad to compliment an article, "The Role of Mediocrity in Graphic Design” written by Steven Heller. In the article Heller mentions how Walter Jr's poster in Breaking Bad, "... wasn’t great. It was just, well, ordinary – and that is the definition of mediocre." So here we have our teacher Walter White critiquing the mediocre design of our present day world. Art Direction by Ronson Slagle.
Client: Dos Art Show (Toronto, 2013)
A painting for the Dos art show focusing on Día de los Muertos put on by the Toronto restaurant La Carnita. Carnitas, literally "little meats," is a dish of Mexican cuisine and for the adventurous, can also be used as a unique hair style.
Detroit Home Design Awards
Client: Detroit Home Magazine
Hand-lettering illustrations for the 2014 Detroit Home Design Awards publication introducing each section of the magazine, Interiors, Exteriors, Homes and Details.
A Leaner, Greener Detroit?
Client: Detroit Hour Magazine
Cover for the Detroit Hour Magazine inspired by the Farmer's Almanac, garden gnomes, gardening, topiary and plants. Art directed by Cassidy Zobl.
King Kong Mural
Client: Agenda NYC Trade Show / Basecamp / Flexfit
Three of the eight portraits that were reproduced 5ft high by the sign painter, Jow Swec on the wall on Austen’s La Zona Mural for Pgi. Lettering by Simon Walker.
Client: The band Two Crown King
Lion cover painting for the band Two Crown King EP with the design by Jamie Lawson from Poly.
Client: Wordpress / Automattic
Holiday card & wallpaper download for Wordpress (Automattic), art directed by Dave Whitley. Go to Wordpress for a free wallpaper download & the new 'Shine-On' template.
The Love You Make
Client: Help Ink
Help Ink is a collaborative project, using the sale of premium and exclusive art to help charitable organizations and individuals around the world. For this project Jacqui painted the famous Beatles quote from Abbey Road’s The End.
A. Micah Smith is an award-winning Creative Director specializing in Illustration & Design Strategy. For over 10 years, Micah has created everything from brands for major conferences to merchandise for his favorite bands. His bread & butter is connecting his clients’ stories with their audience through engaging & unique experiences. He loves what he does and he’s at his best when his persistent curiosity is paired with bold requests from clients and colleagues seeking collaboration.
Cako is a Brazilian/Spanish visual graphic designer based in São Paulo whose art is an explosion of color. His work takes inspiration from street art, graffiti, and drawing. After completing a degree in industrial design at Faculdade Belas Artes de São Paulo, he worked in a number of design studios and ad agencies before founding his studio, Estúdio Cako Martin. His work focuses on graphic design, commercial illustration, and fine art. He has collaborated with many brands on projects, including Nestlé, Espon, and Freddo (Argentina). As well, his art has been seen at a number of art parades, such as Cow Parade São Paulo, Elephant Parade London, Dog Art 2013, and Monica Parade. He was been included in exhibitions, including TroyArt São Paulo (Brazil), Phobias (Lithuania), and Italian Crazy Shoes (Italy).