Artist Nicole Miyuki Santo

Nicole Santo

Designer | Letterer | Explorer


The most common phrase I probably hear now is "I don't know how you do it." And most people are referring to the fact that I don't just do one thing. I am not just a lettering artist like you might know me as. I am a graphic designer, an illustrator, a teacher; one day I'm up late lettering for a wedding and the next I'm designing for Wellen Women and then I'll hop on a plane the next morning to travel but squeeze in a yoga session right before that. Yup, that pretty much sums up my life and if you are reading this and can relate, we have got to meet :)

My background as a creative started when I was younger and found out that I was able to be free and express myself when I was drawing. Then I went to college at Chapman University for Graphic Design & Advertising; after graduating, I decided I didn't want to just do graphic design and went to FIDM for a year because I thought I wanted to "do fashion." I quickly found out that at the end of the day, I chose to spend my free time painting quotes with watercolors. Fast forward to this moment in time and this is now my career and I absolutely, one hundred and ten percent love it.

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