(fearless mother; thrifty fashionista; sweets stalker)
I'm a fan of Futura. What can I say? I'm a purist.
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." Henry David Thoreau
WHAT INSPIRES ME
Cool fall days, walks to the park up the street from my house, my grandmother's backyard in Tennessee.
Breakfast at our neighborhood coffee shop, an afternoon hiking through the Greenbelt, and an evening spent cooking out with friends.
FAVORITE AUSTIN HANGOUT
The Town Lake trail and the courtyard at Hotel San Jose.
I love the whimsical designs of Katie Daisy and the awesome lettering from Dana Tanamachi
Pinterest, Design Sponge, and Apartment Therapy
(crazy go-getter; Ben & Jerry's addict; super-fast typer)
Right now, Minion Pro, most definitely. I compare Minion Pro to my favorite, most comfortable pair of jeans.
"Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year." Ralph Waldo Emerson
WHAT INSPIRES ME
When people do the unexpected, in a good way. And, when I wake up and have no idea how the day is going to play out.
Cold, rainy, with a warm cup of coffee and jazz tunes in the background. I may or may not be designing something. Perhaps I should live in Seattle?
FAVORITE AUSTIN RESTAURANT
The Frisco! I feel like I've traveled back in time every time I go.
Jessica Hische, sigh. She's amazing.
Smashing Magazine, Veer, Pinterest, and LogoDesignLove
how it all began
Eight years ago, Brandi and Kendra found themselves teaching a magazine course at one of the best public high schools in the nation. If you’ve ever been around teenagers for more than five minutes, you know they like to ask questions. A LOT of questions. So, after fielding the answers to about 230,000 questions regarding design, layout, and the importance of using the grid system, Brandi and Kendra thought they’d like to start creating a few projects of their own. TypeJar began as a creative outlet for Brandi and Kendra, and now, they can't imagine graphic design not being a part of their lives.