Post Typography works for a broad range of clients including:
Feature on killed projects and unused sketches (Time cover illustration)
Gets her “mind blown” on our website
Post Typography + Ed Fella lecture feature
Post Typography studio visit (HOW Blog)
Review of Post Typography’s art exhibition, OSAYCANYOUSEE
Issue #1, Post Typography feature and interview (pay to download PDF)
Cover feature and Post Typography-authored lettering article
Praise and features about Post Typography’s website
“Post Typography: Grand Designs”
“Best of Baltimore: Best Graphic Design”
“Best Design Schools: Maryland Institute College of Art”
“Posterized: Maryland Film Festival”
“Poster of the Week: Post Typography”
USGBC LEED Ad Campaign
“Baltimore Design on the Verge”
Metropolis cover design feature
Since Post Typography is a small studio, we only offer one or two internships a year to exceptional, motivated students or recent grads who have some experience freelancing or working in a studio environment.
While we do not typically hire outside illustrators, we are always looking for awesome, well-rounded designers, artists, and thinkers who we would like to get to know or potentially work with. Send your PDF, web portfolio link, or YouTube cat montage to . While we promise to look at your portfolio, we may not have time to respond to everyone individually. (No phone calls, please.)
Nolen began his career designing concert posters while still a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Working equally from knowledge and instinct, Nolen has directed his design and illustration expertise into national ad campaigns, hand-lettered headlines, and beyond. Outside the office, Strals studies the history of comic books, punk rock, the old west, and other subcultures.
With over a dozen years of professional experience in design, writing, photography, and art direction Bruce has led projects ranging from major branding campaigns to punk band T-shirt designs, approaching each with the same obsessive attention to detail. A graduate of and faculty member at MICA, Bruce performs and records music as part of the instrumental duo Peals.
An ace designer and graduate of Rutgers University-Camden, Chris has a soft spot for book design, karaoke, and pointy guitars.
Tea by day, wine by night, Kacie obsesses over design all hours of the day. At MICA Kacie started with collage and screen printing and brings this visual language into her work whenever possible. She likes to read things that make her angry and gains 2.5 freckles a day.
Producer and Project Manager
Heather, a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Public Relations, worked in the special events industry for more than 10 years before joining the Post Typography team. She shares her home with three boys aged 33, 4, and 2.
The studio regularly unleashes itself upon a wide variety of projects for clients that include cultural innovators; sustainable builders, green manufacturers, and architects; advocacy organizations; schools and colleges; and leading non-profits. We also appreciate the finer things in life, and our designs grace craft beer cans, restaurant windows, and even the shelves of high-end cannabis dispensaries.
Post Typography’s work has received numerous fancy-pants design awards and has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, the Society of News Design, and the Society of Publication Designers among many others. Publications of the studio’s work include a Post Typography monograph by European publisher Pyramyd Éditions and appearances in such books as Taschen’s Contemporary Graphic Design and Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips’ Graphic Design: The New Basics. Post Typography have appeared in many design and art exhibitions, and their posters are collected by high school punk rockers and prominent designers (whom they consider equally important).
Founding partners Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen have collaborated on design, art, and music projects for more than twelve years, beginning with hand-printed concert posters and progressing to higher profile design and illustration projects for clients such as The New York Times, John Legend & The Roots, and Random House. Strals and Willen are authors of Lettering & Type, a book on lettering and typeface design, published by Princeton Architectural Press, and they currently teach at the Maryland Institute College of Art. They have lectured at the Cooper Union, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and Harvard University and have contributed to the Baltimore music scene for many years (most notably with influential punk band Double Dagger).