Four color poster design for risograph printing at the Facebook Analog Research Lab's Mic Drop speaker series at SXSW 2018.
Killed logo concepts for a recent client. Doing these illustrations was so much fun that I just had to share!
A collection of lettering illustrations for Workman Publishing's 2018 page-a-day, mini & full-sized calendars, collectively called Today is Going To Be a Great Day 2018.
This mural was created for the employee cafeteria at the new Fairmont hotel in Austin, TX. They decided to name it “Armagrillo,” which I thought was extremely adorable—so of course I included all manner of armadillos large and small.
All the love I could muster was put into the design of this tiny pamphlet for the celebration of life for my father, Bruce Horst.
Design and layout for 30 pages of information in 6 different game day programs and a media guide for Southwestern University. I used this opportunity to create a system of stripes that continue throughout the magazine-style programs, as well as lettering based on those stripes for the cover and main article.
This was an incredibly rewarding process, as I got to design from top to bottom, across InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator everything from the Styles to the 7 different covers.
Ambigram lettering which reads 'FEMALE' one way and 'MALE' the other, created to visually express the fluidity of gender.
When Taylor & I eloped in April 2017, the designer in me still had to find a way to make some collateral to send out, and viola! Non-invites. We decided it would be fun to send announcements disguised at non-invitations to our closest friends and family. Surprise!
Design, lettering and layout for Preservation Georgetown's 40th "Ruby" Anniversary Invitations and program. For this project I created a custom lettered logo for the event incorporating the roof element of Preservation Georgetown's logo and designed the invitation and program.
This project was an exercise in experimentation with color, form and dimension with 36 cut paper compositions in 36 days.
The Georgetown Heritage Society recently rebranded as Preservation Georgetown and asked me to help them bridge the gap between their old and new identities, as well as to design a commemorative tote bag for the occasion. I took the idea of the roofline from their original logo as the main identifying factor for the new one, and took the whole thing outside of the box that it was in with the intention of being able to use the roofline as a standalone piece from time to time (you can see this in action here.)
For the tote bag, one side is the new logo and website and the other is a series of line drawings of the main structures that contribute to each of Georgetown's four historical districts.
Freelance design and layout for Whole Foods Market Downtown in Austin, TX. Whole Foods contacted me to help them redesign the menus for their prepared foods venues so that they would still be successful when they included the newly required calorie information.
Logo design and sign painting for Capitol Sandwich, a food truck in Austin, TX.
Letting of a quote from Bruce Lee for a t-shirt that was produced after a two week run on CottonBureau.com.
Lettering and illustration in the style of a vintage seed packet done for a friend. Inspiration drawn from spencerian script booklets, botanical prints, and sign painting.
A personal project where I created an alphabet playing with the positive and negative space that happens when you cut and fold paper. (And of course I had to mess with color and patterns as well!) All letters were designed by me in Illustrator and then most were cut out with a Silhouette digital diecut machine, though some were cut by hand with an exacto knife. All backgrounds were painted by me. Enjoy!
You can find more of my paper experiments on my instagram.
A handmade card lettered by me for friends and family that was sent out during the 2015 holiday season.
When you start a kickstarter campaign, you have to go big, which is why when Skull & Cakebones started their campaign to raise money to open a storefront, we created everything from stickers to bandanas to animated gifs to get the word out and as rewards for the backers.
Lettering for a friend's new little bundle of joy!
This is a quick poster I did for a pop-up preview dinner for Nic Yanes' new restaurant, Juniper, at Paul Qui's restaurant, Qui, that took place in the Spring of 2015. Juniper opened in Summer of 2015.
A selection of some of my favorite chalkboards I've created for weddings over the last few years. Are you or someone you know getting married soon? I would love to create some custom chalkboards for you!
Logo design for the Georgetown Heritage Society's Preservation Fund. All custom lettering except tagline, set in Relay.
Collaboration with Cameron Miller. He did the excellent illustration of a house from the French Quarter in New Orleans, I provided the lettering!
Some joyful lettering I did for a friend.
These bible verse illustrations were created for "100 Illustrated Bible Verses," published by Workman Publishing in New York.
You may purchase the full book here.
Art Direction: Kat Millerick
Ugly sweater t-shirt design for Whole Foods Market Domain. The best new store of 2014!
A selection of hand-lettered typographic illustrations I created for the 2016 Page-A-Day and monthly calendars for Workman Publishing.
You may purchase this calendar or the current version here.
Art Direction: Kat Millerick
My submission for the 2015 Georgetown Red Poppy Festival, emulating the typography and illustration style of a vintage seed–packet.
If you're ever in North Austin and looking for a place to eat lunch, you've found it. Republic of Sandwich is a deli–style sandwich shop that offers killer sandwiches and sides. This was an interesting project, as I not only designed the logo and some packaging for their three made-in-house hot sauces, but I also designed and painted their giant store sign, their hours, and a sandwich board.
Custom lettering created for a promotional t-shirt (and party hat!) for the one year anniversary of the opening of the Whole Foods Market at the Domain in Austin, TX.
I've had the amazing opportunity to do chalk on the walls of Pieous (an unbelievably tasty pizza restaurant west of Austin) for the last few years. This is the latest work I've done for them and also the most rewarding. Josh and Paige are a joy to work with and they make some excellent pizza to boot!
Jenny & Tyler are always so great to work with and this project was no exception. This EP of excellent cover songs was produced entirely to benefit the International Justice Mission, which is a non-profit human rights organization that operates in countries all over the world to rescue victims of individual human rights abuse. For this project I created the simple album design as well as two posters, one for the album as a whole, and one for their cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Sound of Silence.
You can purchase the album and posters here.
Poster design using lyrics from The Head and The Heart's song, "Coeur D'Alene," created to experiment with texture and pattern within typography and illustration.
Jenny & Tyler are two of the best people, so I was very excited when they asked me to design their album, Open Your Doors. And I was even more excited when they told me they also wanted to release the album as a vinyl. Because Jenny & Tyler make music with blues and bluegrass influences, I felt that the album would best be represented by something that felt handmade and personal, so we incorporated paint and hand-lettering throughout the design. The cover was painted by myself and now hangs in Jenny & Tyler's home.
You may purchase this album here.
The 2013 Austin Addy Awards was kitten-themed! So, of course, they awarded food bowls to the Best Of Show. These were a blast to design and paint.
Art Direction: Sean Carnegie
The Austin Coffee Guide was my Senior Design Capstone project and my love letter to Austin coffee culture, as well as a nod to my love of the fantastic Herb Lester city maps. Being my Capstone project, I tried to pull out all the stops. I created an alphabet that was used throughout that I called "Coffee Sans," hand–lettered the front and inner titles, illustrated the map and delighted my inner hierarchy-nerd laying out all the information. Unfortunately it is now woefully out of date, being that Austin has excellent coffee shops opening up and closing down all the time. I hope to revisit this again in the future.
It's probably not the whiskey talking, but it might be.
This is an older poster I created in 2012. I hand lettered it originally and finished it in Illustrator as an experiment in rendering shadows and facets in three-dimensional typography. Also because it's something that I was saying a lot at the time...
In 2012 for a short time I was a design intern for Feliz Austin, a popup shop that happens every fall (and more recently in the spring too) and designed, illustrated and laid out the map portion of the event brochure.
Art Direction: Natalie Davis.
A short experimental preview concept for a short film called 'Falling'. Nothing ever happened with the actual short film but I was quite happy with how much fun I had making this. Any time I get to set typography on file I consider a project a success!