Hello there! My name is Jay Roeder and I am a freelance illustrator and designer with a focus on hand lettering. My illustrations and hand lettering have been featured by many notable brands that include Nike, TV Land, GAP, and Monster.com. Through the years my work has also been published in various magazines, newpapers and books. When I am not working on client projects, I post drawings on my blog Monday through Friday. As you can see, a lot of my art is nostalgia-based and some of that has to do with memories I have of growing up. Things like boomboxes, Nintendo, and Ninja Turtles were a big part of my childhood, which is why I can’t stop drawing them. Since I started drawing letters my passion has grown exponentially. I’m not sure it’s possible to hand letter every single day unless you truly are obsessed… or completely insane... or both? Aside from my lettering addiction, I also love my wife Nikki, my two pugs, music (duh), screen printing, retro games, sneakers and coffee... Mmmmm coffee.
Today I reside in tropical Connecticut where I work out of my studio and goof around drawing and printing various things. I am currently accepting new commissions and would love to discuss your ideas. If you are interested in hiring me, be sure to email me here!
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.