Teddy Bear - The Director of Cute

Teddy Bear - The Director of Cute


I am a hand lettering artist and illustrator with an obsession with cold brew located in Chicago, where I work out of my studio with my puppy, Teddy, the Director of Cute (for which is does a very heckin’ good job). I have been working professionally since 2010 and have had the pleasure of working with clients such as Samsung, Publix, Adobe, Seventeen Magazine, Microsoft, and many many others. I am also one of the authors of Creative Lettering & Beyond from Walter Foster Publishing.

I am most active on Twitter and Instagram, as well as on my main side project, We Need to Talk.


Dear Evan Hansen, Samsung, Facebook, Prudential, Seventeen Magazine, The Knot, Microsoft, Adobe, HarperCollins Publishing, Publix, Playtex, Maidenform, Hanes, Fortune Magazine, International Delight, Wall Street Journal, 3M Post-it Brand®, BJ's Supermarket, Walter Foster Publishing, Random House, Scholastic USA, American Greetings


Adobe, Dribbble, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Delta Gamma 30 Under 30 (2016), Illustration FridayThe Art Director's Club, PRINT Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, CommArts Fresh, DesignWorkLife, CommArts Typography Annual 2

Live Drawing

Adobe Live - May 2018
Creative South - Drew on a Bentley - April 2018
Adobe Summit for Microsoft - March 2017
Starr Companies at RIMS 2015 - April 2015
Ink Wars at Creative South - April 2014
Adobe Live - 9/18-9/20
Prudential - September 2018
Adobe Live - January 2019
Prudential - February 2019

Past Speaking experience

Make Conference: Madison, Wisconsin (2014)
Re:Solutions: Orlando, Florida (2015)
Creative South: Columbus, Georgia (2015)
Mama's Sauce Internship Program (2015)
Design Week Tallahassee (2016)
Skillcrush: Orlando, FL (2017)
Adobe Creative Jam at UCF (2017)
Citrus Space at UCF - (2018)
Ladies Wine Design Chicago - (2018)
UCDA - Talk - Grand Rapids, Michigan - 9/29

Past Workshops

Re:Solutions Conference Lettering Workshop (2015)
Mama's Sauce Lettering Workshop (2015)
Design Week Tallahassee Lettering Workshop (2016)
Re:Solutions Conference Lettering & Illustration Workshop (2017)
Creative South Workshop (2017)

Mama's Sauce Intern Workshop (2018)
UCDA Lettering Workshop - Grand Rapids, Michigan - 9/30
Facebook - Women of Facebook Design - San Francisco - November 2018