collateraladvertising asked: Hi Mary Kate - I attended your talk in Portland and really enjoyed myself. Thank you. You mentioned some you like for digital brush collections? I have torn through my house and office, and can't find the note I wrote myself. Thanks!
I use Kyle T Webster’s brushes. They are amazing and he releases new packages and new brushes all the time. I highly recommend.
Because heat is hot.
Fuck Off by Mary Kate McDevitt
This is a response to an illustration I did in 2012 when I was living in Portland, OR where the summers are lovely and there is only 2 hot days all season. Now that I’m in NYC, I have a different take on the crazy hot and humid days.
Have a melty summer!
Anonymous asked: hi I am doing a project about you in an art class. We are meant to be doing a biographical artistic page but your page doesn't seem to tell us much about you. Could you give me more information ?
If you would like to email me with specific questions, I’d be happy to answer them. Thanks!
Winter Cabin Collection came together in 2012 when the owners of Wanderlust in Portland, Oregon asked artists Mary Kate McDevitt and Fred DiMeglio to create a holiday window display for their shop, melding their distinct artistic styles. They loved the resulting designs and began to brainstorm a full line of products inspired by their collaboration. Over the next few months they designed, sketched, made a business plan and formed the limited-edition Winter Cabin Collection.
What do you love most about your job?
We love being independent and being able to work hard at a craft that we find very rewarding. The process of working together to bring ideas to fruition is endlessly exciting!
What’s your favorite product you’ve ever created?
Our favorite product is the “Hunker Down with Me” banner. We always say hunker down when we settle in for the night, and we love to watch our cat, Peppy, when she hunkers down for a good nap.
We are featured in the Etsy Wholesale blog today!
This is a lyric from a Vandals song. I used to think they said “Shake your onion, like a funion” but I recently learned they say “grunion"
Shake Your Onion by Mary Kate McDevitt
We are so happy to welcome the talented Miss Mary Kate McDevitt back to Portland to celebrate the release of her new book, “Hand Lettering Ledger— A Practical Guide to Creating, Serif, Script, Illustrative, and Other Totally Original Hand-Drawn Styles”.
We hope you will join us for a…
I’m coming to Portland! Hope to see you PDXers there.
I created this hands-on workbook with Chronicle Books as a tool for designers and creatives looking to tap into the art of hand-drawn lettering. Dozens of practice sheets offer aspiring letterers plenty of space to learn and master a range of type treatments and flourishes. Over 100 custom illustrations are included for inspiration and reference.
Anonymous asked: This is (I know) a ridiculously cheeky question but I'm going to give it a shot. I was wondering if you designed your portfolio site and built it yourself? I ask because I am trying to create a site for myself and love that it is so simple and yet covers everything it needs to. I was also surprised that you do not have your own shop on your website and instead link to Etsy. This is a route I looked into but am worried that perhaps Etsy is too big these days for a new shop to really get noticed?
I use square space for my site it is easy and looks great. I’ve been using etsy for a while now and still get a lot if traffic and sales from it. Ive thought about creating a shop ( through square space or big cartel) but for now I like using etsy. If I were to set up a shop now, I suppose I would probably set up my own not etsy. But it will be hard getting traffic starting out either way. With etsy it is a bit more possible for people to randomly stumble on your shop. You could always try out both to start and see what you prefer. Cheers! MK