If you're the type of designer who likes to scroll through Instagram for creative inspiration, check out these accounts and add some beautiful lettering to your feed.
Joseph is a typographic illustrator and animator who works on social advertising and branding projects for clients like Target, Hallmark and Disney. Working with a variety of media, he turns words into images and uses objects to create beautiful works of art.
Originally from New York and now based in Phoenix AZ, Scott is a lettering artist and illustrator whose work ranges from vector artwork to hand-drawn type forms with a decidedly vintage style. He has worked on logo, branding, packaging, posters and more for clients such as Adobe, Jose Cuervo and Starbucks.
Award-winning illustrator Jon Contino specializes in custom lettering and has worked for brands like Nike, American Eagle, Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, AT&T and Sports Illustrated. His unique stylistic approach blends 'old-world whimsy' with a modern, minimalistic sensibility that creates a distinct personality in each of his projects.
Timothy Goodman (DesignThinkers Speaker, 2017)
Designer, illustrator and art director Timothy Goodman has worked with Airbnb, Google, Adobe, MoMA, The New Yorker and many others, and has received awards from most major design and illustration publications. He is also known for co-creating the blog and book 40 Days of Dating with Jessica Walsh, and their second experiment 12 Kinds of Kindness has been featured in The New York Times and NPR. Follow him on Instagram to check out his murals, art projects and moments of insight.
Jessica Hische (DesignThinkers Speaker, 2011)
Iconic letterer, illustrator, type designer and author Jessica Hische has worked with clients like Wes Anderson, Penguin Books, The New York Times, Victoria's Secret and Samsung, to name a few, and is also known for her personal projects, like her Daily Drop Cap series. A true lettering icon, her creative success has made her one of the most sought-after speakers at design, web, type and illustration conferences all over the world.
Linzie Hunter's hand-lettering and illustrations have appeared in books, magazines and advertising campaigns around the world, working with clients including Hallmark, Nike, BBC, Harper Collins, Random House, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal.
Founder and Creative Director of Lily and Val and author of 'The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering', Valerie McKeehan works primarily in chalk and creates beautiful, original work highlighting life's simple pleasures with a sense of whimsy and elegance.
Mary Kate McDevitt
Philadelphia-based letterer and illustrator Mary Kate McDevitt has worked with Target, Sesame Street, Johnson & Johnson, Nintendo, Penguin Books, Nike and O Magazine, and her Instagram feed features many examples of her fun, colourful and insightful lettering design. She's also one of the most popular lettering instructors in the field, hosting 'The Essentials of Hand Lettering' on Skillshare.
If a trip up to the mountains with your coolest group of friends could be conveyed via lettering design, Zachary Smith would be the one to do it. His hipster-style work focuses on inspiration, kindness and positivity, and his clients have included West Elm, Coca-Cola, Tumblr, Popular Mechanics, Converse, Verizon and Urban Outfitters.
Dana Tanamachi (DesignThinkers Speaker, 2017)
With a background as one of the modern pioneers of the chalk lettering trend, Dana Tanamachi is a designer and lettering artist who has worked with Google, Instagram, Penguin Books, Ralph Lauren. She now runs a boutique studio specializing in custom typography and illustration for editorial, lifestyle, food and fashion brands and has introduced a line of beautifully hand-drawn print and gift products, Tanamachi Goods.