We love Kylie Letters. Kylie Bassett is the beautiful, caring, big hearted, inspiring woman behind the brand. I, Shauna, reached out to Kylie after following her on instagram for a while to letter a quote for a Creative Mornings talk on humility. After seeing her work in real life, Bre and I knew that she was the one that needed to brand The Convivialist. She inspired us and her whimsy fit what we wanted our brand to be perfectly.
Without further ado, let's get to know Kylie a little bit more.
A veggie grilled cheese made with basil pesto, avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, tomato, and spinach on honey wholewheat bread. Comfort food.
A quote that inspires you.
"If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - Roald Dahl
When thinking of conviviality, what is your fondest memory of feasting or drinking in good company?
I know many people believe their grandmother is the best cook in the world, but MINE actually is the best cook in the world. Her pancake breakfasts, homemade bread, and fresh garden veggies are not only prepared deliciously, but filled with love and memories of laughter and family.
What inspires you?
EVERYTHING. If you take a moment to look, beauty and inspiration can be found everywhere. I often find myself stopping my friends to admire the contrast of a green tree against the blue sky, pulling over my car to attempt to capture the sky or the mountains in a picture, or exclaiming, "Just LOOK how many colors are in this rock! It's CRAZY!" Life is so beautiful. I aspire to learn and grow from what I notice.
How did you start lettering?
I have valued good penmanship since my first crayon. Until a year ago, I didn't realize the potential of my letter doodling love. I studied graphic design and studio art in collage with a primary focus in portraiture. About a month before my senior show, a professor introduced me to a couple very successful hand letterers --- Jessica Hische and Mary Kate McDevvit. It peaked my interest and I had a whole new focus! I haven't been able to stop since.
Now, on to business. What services or products do you provide through Kylie Letters?
Custom artwork for personal decor. Handmade cards and addressed envelopes. Logo, branding, and design work. All things art and lettering interest me, so I am always open to someone's creative ideas and find a way to work with them.
Make sure to contact Kylie ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for all your lettering needs and follow along with her journey on social media ( @kylie_letters ).
We adore you Kylie. Thank you for branding us so beautifully.