Sign Painters Catalog

Overview » Sign Painters: tracing a less-hurried era is a book that pays homage to the history and art of sign painting in America. I could only use the images provided and may not leave out or modify any text.


Old fashioned, hands-on, grit, community


InDesign, Photoshop

Art Direction

Kelly Holohan

Visual Direction » As I read the stories of these individuals, what stood out to me was the tight-knit community’s love for this craft. To capture that spirit, I combined vibrant colors with brush stokes, humanist sans-serif type, and a wide three-row layout.

Process » These are some of my early sketches for the book’s cover and endpages.

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About Robin

A work in progress designer. You can find me wandering around at meetups and bookstores in Philly / central Jersey. These days, I’ve been reading a good book and working on a freelance WP project.

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What else? I’m curious about how we can make modern tools work for people. So any role that lets me bring customers into how everyday products and services are made would be a nice fit. Think user research and testing, interaction design, or content strategy. The emerging technology space is always changing, so I’m always learning.

Places I’ve Been

UX Design intern at an educational software company

Design intern at a multicultural creative agency

Graphic Design intern at a coworking startup


Web & interface design, branding, user research

Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, InVision, HTML5 & CSS3, Sublime Text, WordPress CMS, and a plain whiteboard

Chinese (Mandarin)