Kyle Letendre


Kyle Letendre

I'm a freelance lettering artist, designer and illustrator living in Chicago, Illinois. 

I was born and raised in suburban Minnesota, where I developed an early obsession with letterforms and an inability to turn down cheese. After obtaining a BFA in Graphic Design from Columbia College Chicago, I went to work for some of the city's best agencies and studios, where I had the pleasure of working with global brands and small startups alike. Most recently, I worked as a Senior Designer at Delicious Design League, a small but mighty studio specializing in illustration, branding and brand activation.

Outside office hours, you can find me teaching Expressive Type at the Chicago Portfolio School, making ice cream, and hanging out with my cat, Roger.

I just took the plunge into full-time freelance, and would love to work with you.
Whether it's custom type, book covers, branding, or illustration, I'm all ears.


Selected Clients

Bud Light, Budweiser, Facebook, Stella Artois, NFL, Bonnaroo, Simon & Schuster, Netflix, Adobe, StubHub, Jack Daniel's, Butterfat Studios, Sabra, Upton's Naturals, Outside Lands, Modern Sprout, The House Theatre, Albert Whitman & Company


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Psst ... my last name rhymes with "chicken tender"