I am a letterer and illustrator specializing in custom typography. I create custom lettering and illustrations for logos and identity, advertising, packaging, and site-specific installations for editorial, lifestyle, food, music, and fashion brands. The bulk of my process is by hand.
While bits of my heart remain in San Francisco, Auckland, and Baltimore–places I've lived and loved–I currently live in Central NJ and work from a studio in a historic farmhouse.
I also teach workshops in hand lettering and botanical art and volunteer as a typography mentor through the Alphabettes Mentorship Program.
To get in touch, please reach out through my Contact page or write to me at e(at)erinellis(dot)com.
Clients of Note
Facebook, Design*Sponge, Good Company Magazine, Lululemon Athletica, Williams-Sonoma, The Body Shop, ALDO, Emma Roberts, The Tampa Bay Times, Similac, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Well + Good NYC
New Zealand & abroad
RUBY Label, Ceres Organics, BBC Good Food Magazine, L'Actualite Magazine, Pasture Restaurant AKL
• Communication Arts Typography Annual 2017 & 2013
• Print Regional Design Annual 2008 & 2006
• Applied Arts Design Awards 2010
• Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards 2010
This site was created using the Squarespace theme Avenue. To my dear web-whiz friends who have advised and supported me in making over this site, you know who you are. Thank you!
The Ellis nameplate is handwritten by me. Portrait taken by Lauren Williams on the Ellis Farm in Yardville, NJ.
The typeface used throughout this site is Maiola by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione at TypeTogether. Fonts hosted by Typekit.
Many of the documentation photographs on this site appear with credit. Those without are taken by me.