J. Reese Runyan

Hi, I’m Jamie.
I may be silly, but I believe that good typography makes life a smidge better.

It makes me smile.

A tiny gallery of projects and info to tell you a bit about me. And once we are good friends, we can started working together.

Scroll down to see the collection.

I made all these book covers



I crush typesetting!

Web Design & Development

I wireframe, I prototype, your front-end will bow before my might.
In this project, I created numerous interfaces for internal and external needs.

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The client supplied the logo.
I did everything else!


One day, I needed artwork for my wall. And I knew I would only be satisfied by a creation of my own.

Taking inspiration from Lichtenstein, Warhol and Shinichirō Watanabe, I designed this to be two wrapped canvases to be placed side by side in my living room.

I think it is fantastic.
I hope you agree!

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My client had a vision that began with a single black and white photo of a tree.

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We discussed her inspirations and goals, and I expanded the themes and ideas into a complete brand.

I made her vision a reality.

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My name is Jamie Runyan, and I’m passionate about creating, appreciating, and sharing beautiful things and experiences with the world. And I do that through design. Outside of design, you can find me reading, improving my watercolor skills, or trying to make something fabulous in the kitchen.

Even though I started design work part-time in high school and throughout college, I got my degree in English. It might seem like there’s a wide gap between design and writing, but I’d argue they are closely related. Whether it’s communicating abstract ideas, visioning the end product, working through multiple rounds of revisions, or examining the multiple ways to approach a project, my background allows me to tell the story you want to tell.

I’m a graphic designer, typesetter, and UX/UI obsessive. I believe that the creative I deliver must focus on user experience. I take a big-picture approach to ensure long-term success.

We’ll start by chatting through your goals and what you’re hoping for in the beginning to get on the same page. Although, I’ve been known to know what my clients need even before they do. We will create a vision and determine what is not only right for you but also excites you. 

After that, I get to work! We will set deadlines and I will keep you in the loop. I’ll revise and re-edit to ensure you are ecstatic with the result. 

I was fortunate to have early mentors who showed me the joy of design, and I bring that endless enthusiasm to my creative journeys every day. It is so satisfying to work with clients and get the project done right, whether it is an easy win or multiple rounds back and forth to reach something we all love.

Although I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I was always a city girl at heart. I now have a small house in the friendly neighborhood of Avondale, where there’s never a shortage of cool things to do and places to visit.

But you don’t have to be in my neighborhood for us to work together. I’m a pro at remote work and have worked with people from Ireland to LA to NYC. If you’re not afraid of Zoom, neither am I! I love working with people on really cool things, regardless of distance.

Let's make beautiful things together!

Thoughts? Projects? Careers? Get in touch!

(I can’t wait to get to know you.)