My name is Kyle Letendre and I’m a freelance lettering artist, illustrator and designer based in Chicago.
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and went to college in rural Iowa to pursue a Vocal Performance degree. About halfway through the program I realized I was much more excited to run home and draw than I was to practice music. So I moved to Chicago and obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from Columbia College. Since then, I've had the pleasure of working with Delicious Design League, Firebelly Design and Superfly before branching out into full-time freelance in March 2017. I specialize in crafting bold, expressive lettering and illustration for global brands and small businesses alike.
Outside of office hours, you can find me teaching Expressive Type at the Chicago Portfolio School, seeking out the best bowl of ramen, or most likely, re-watching Drag Race and Project Runway with my partner and my cat, Roger.
Selected Clients Include: Adobe, Airbnb, AmericanExpress, Bud Light, Budweiser, Instagram, Jack Daniel’s, McDonald's, Netflix, Sabra, Simon & Schuster, Stella Artois, StubHub.
For work inquiries, Mario Kart duels, or just to say hi: hello(at)kyleletendre.com