Drew Melton Is a young Los Angeles based graphic designer and typographer. Drew started his life in design through dabbling with website design and development while being home schooled. He spends most of his time creating lettering illustrations for advertising campaigns, wine and liquor labels and logos among a wide variety of other projects. He has worked with such brands as Nike, Toyota, Penguin Books, Harrods and Target.
Drew co-founded “The Phraseology Project” in 2010. He created this blog to get his creative juices flowing after feeling like he had hit a “creative bottom” This Blog being what really hurled him into the design spotlight. “The Phraseology Project” is a blog that offers the public a chance to submit any word or phrase to be designed by members of his team. And after not too long Drew was being commissioned for some big-time typography work by notable clients.
In January 2013, Drew bravely posted a public apology on his blog to several typographic designers, including Jessica Hische, Jon Contino, Dana Tanamachi, and Darren Booth, for drawing inspiration from their styles in ways that were not entirely “okay.” Even with this massive speed bump in his career Drew worked hard to get his name back up there and clearly he has succeeded.
Drew also designs his own typefaces, and since then has co-founded “Carmel Type Co” an online store on “Creative Market” with over 30 lettered and numbered fonts and flourishes he has designed.
“Stay humble. Say you’re sorry. Forgive yourself. Keep working”