Hi, I’m James Butterly.
I’m a lettering artist and designer based in Dublin, Ireland. I have a passion for Lettering & Typography. I create bespoke lettering logos, branding, packaging design, signage, products, identities, prints and a myriad of other visuals for you with my lettering and typographic style. Would you like to work together?
I write about various topics on creativity, productivity and professionalism in the design industry. The topics are aimed at young creatives out of school or college who are looking to take the next step in their freelance/professional career.
What can I make for you?
Anything that involves letters or reading. Everybody’s gotta read, right? Working together, we can make stand-out lettering logos or branding for your business, food packaging, signage for restaurants, murals for your pop-up or start-up, bespoke fashion labels, greetings cards, personalised wedding invitations, identity branding for businesses including letterheads, business cards, postcards etc. I take commissions for custom lettering prints and tattoos, or if you want custom lettering for your social media campaigns or posts. Let’s solve the problem together.
While my degree is in Creative Multimedia; studying animation, audio production, photography, web design, programming etc. My passion lies in Lettering & Design. In my day job, I’m a Graphic Designer in the Irish Independent (national newspaper). I create print layouts and mockups for newspaper ads, designs for client campaigns, print & web ads, and motion graphics and videos for in-house campaigns. My day job ranges from politically-charged print ads one day, to designing a ‘snakes and ladders’ cutout for kids the next. I use my day job as my foundation, it pays the bills while I focus on building my own personal lettering brand, and carving out a name for myself with regards industry presence and working with clients.
In the first 8 months of starting ‘James Butterly Design’ brand in 2013, I have written nearly 50,000 words in blog posts alone. I write about topics relating to creativity, professionalism and productivity within the design/freelance industry. Writing is the most important aspect to my own productivity. I plan on continuing to write about topics in the industry relating to pricing, business, expectations, client relationships and many more. It all starts with writing.
I want to help people, mainly young creatives and freelancers, to realise their creative potential by writing about productivity and professionalism. The topics can be extrapolated and applied to anybody in any industry relating to productivity, bettering your workflow, mindset and process. I borrow from my own personal experiences in the industry, in both the day job and in my passion, to write about universal problems that creatives and artists face. Offering an alternative view, the professional view, to what’s perceived as ‘the norm’ in the industry.
My mindset is one of utmost professionalism. I love helping others. Get in touch and we can work on something cool together.