Jay Roeder is a freelance illustrator and designer with a focus on hand lettering. His illustrations and hand lettering have been featured by many notable brands that include Nike, TV Land, GAP, and Monster.com. Through the years his work has also been published in various magazines, newspapers and books. When Jay is not working on client projects, he post drawings on his blog Monday through Friday. As you can see, a lot of his art is nostalgia-based and some of that has to do with memories he has of growing up. Things like boomboxes, Nintendo, and Ninja Turtles were a big part of his childhood, which is why he can’t stop drawing them. Since he started drawing letters his passion has grown exponentially.
Today, Jay resides in tropical Minnesota where he works out of his studio and goofs around drawing and printing various things. Jay is currently accepting new commissions and would love to discuss your ideas.
A graduate of Sacred Heart University in 2006 with a double major in graphic design and illustration, Jay started his career at several of the top agencies in the country, establishing a solid foundation of knowledge and skill sets. At the various agencies he has worked, Jay has fostered and overseen major initiatives and campaigns for many notable international brands. He has also taught design classes as an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University.