Nathan Yoder

Illustrator, Designer

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I think we’ve all been given some sort of gift to share with the world and that can only be done when we’re expressing our true selves. I think we’re all artists in our own right and that we should all be working to bring our unique contribution to our sphere of influence. That being said, I don’t think we were ever meant to attract the attention and approving glances of everyone. We’re most effective when we stop worrying about what others are doing and start focusing on what we love. It’s not about where we're going, it’s about the journey.

I'm an artist pursuing what I love and I hope that in the doing so I can inspire others to do the same.

Yondr Studio is the ever moving studio of Nathan Yoder currently located in Seattle, WA. An Oklahoma native, Nathan specializes in traditional forms of illustration as well as typography and dad puns. For inquiries and donations towards rent, feel free to contact him at the email listed above.

For prints and one off pieces, be sure to check out store.yondrstudio.com

Golly’s Folly

Title design for Golly’s Folly, a children’s book written by Eleazar and Rebekah Ruiz and illustrated by Rommel Ruiz.

In the story, the main character – the son of a king – struggles to fulfill his desires with stuff. With this in mind, the objective was to create a title which would reflect the this character’s struggle and the era in which the story was set. And so ligatures and swashes were used to give tension and decoration to the title while soft curves and rounded edges helped to take the edge off of a mediaeval lettering style.

Story by Eleazar and Rebekah Ruiz | Illustration by Rommel Ruiz

Story by Eleazar and Rebekah Ruiz | Illustration by Rommel Ruiz

Story by Eleazar and Rebekah Ruiz | Illustration by Rommel Ruiz

Early concept

Early concept

Initial sketch of chosen direction

Stacked orientation

Horizontal Orientation