Kyle Letendre



My name is Kyle Letendre and I’m a freelance lettering artist, illustrator and designer based in Chicago, Illinois. I specialize in expressive, custom lettering and illustration with big personality.

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and went to college in rural Iowa to study Vocal Performance and French. 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, obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from Columbia College, and went on to collaborate with small, progressive studios and large, global agencies. In March of this year, I left my role as Senior Designer at Delicious Design League to freelance full time, and have had the pleasure of working for companies like Instagram, McDonald's and Airbnb.

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.


I am currently available for freelance work, speaking engagements, or Mario Kart duels:

Selected Clients Include: Adobe, Airbnb, AmericanExpress, Bud Light, Budweiser, Instagram, Jack Daniel’s, McDonald's, Netflix, Sabra, Simon & Schuster, Stella Artois, StubHub.


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