This past September I had the privilege of taking part in the announcement of my little brother’s marriage. I have three sister as well, all of which I’ve done wedding invitations for, so I had to make sure the final invite in the family was a good one. I decided to draw portraits of the couple to give the invite a bit of a more personal touch. Growing up with my brother made his portrait a bit easier than my new sister in-law, who I’m still getting to know, but it was a good challenge. The original illustration was done using pen and ink on illustration board and the final invite was printed as an offset lithograph.
I believe our best work happens when we are serving and giving expression to something greater than ourselves. This union of service and expression gets to the heart of what illustration is all about. It is beauty and utility, art and design, working hand in hand to both inspire us and call us to action towards a worthy cause.
Through my work, I hope to share with others in the beauty of creation and the joys of this life while also partnering with my clients in finding compelling solutions to their creative needs.
Yondr Studio is the illustration and design studio of Nathan Yoder, located in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle. He is a multidisciplinary illustrator with 8 years experience within the trades of pen and ink—as well as digital—illustration, hand lettering, and branding.
Past clients include PepsiCo, MillerCoors, Nike, REI, Dakine, Converse, Random House Publishing, Abrams Books, Car and Driver Magazine, and Field and Stream Magazine.
To see more of Nathan’s work and to purchase prints and originals visit nathandouglasyoder.com/