Photo: Nick Tidmarsh

Photo: Nick Tidmarsh


I am a letterer and illustrator specializing in custom typography and botanical art. I create lettering, patterns, and drawings for lifestyle, product, and packaging illustration for retail, editorial, and advertising.

After exploring out west, abroad, and in between, I currently live in central NJ and work independently from a cozy, historic farmhouse here.

I also teach, paint murals, and serve as a typography mentor through the Alphabettes Mentorship Program.

An intimate range of hand painted stationery made by me is currently available at Moon+Arrow shop in Philadelphia.

For freelance inquiries, collaboration, mural, or workshop requests, or to simply say hi, please reach out through my Contact page.


Clients of Note

United States

Facebook, Williams-Sonoma, ALDO, The Body Shop, Emma Roberts, The Tampa Bay Times, Similac, NASA's  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Well + Good

New Zealand & abroad

RUBY Label, Ceres Organics, BBC Good Food Magazine, L'Actualite Magazine, Pasture Restaurant AKL



Industry Recognition


• Communication Arts Typography Annual 2013 & 2017

• Print Regional Design Annual 2006 & 2008

• 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 Nick Tidmarsh in beautiful Whangamata, New Zealand.

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.