Mary Kate McDevitt

Mary Kate McDevitt is a Philadelphia based illustrator and lettering artist. Since 2010 she has created hand lettering for clients including, Target, Chronicle Books, Smuckers’, Macy’s, and author to her book Hand-Lettering Ledger. Between client work and personal projects Mary Kate also teaches at her alma mater, Tyler School of Art, and is opening a new studio that will host workshops and sell and display work from local designers. On the weekend you’ll find Mary Kate exploring  the historical streets of Philadelphia, thrifting, and hanging with her cat Peppy Mew Mew and her old dog Fritz.

Selected Clients

Chronicle Books, Target, Sesame Street, Workman Publishing, Mental Floss, Johnson & Johnson, Nintendo, Penguin Books, Nike, Smart Ones, Evian, O Magazine, Smucker's,  AT&T

Speaking Engagements

AIGA • Kansas City • 4/16
PSU Show & Tell
 Portland, OR • 4/15
Art Directors Club • Tulsa, OK
Hand-Lettering Ledger Event
Portland, OR 4/26/14
Creative South
 Columbus, GA • 4/12/14
Tyler School of Art
 Philadelphia, PA • 3/14
Design Madison  Madison, WI • 3/14
PCA&D  Portland, OR • 2/14
PSU Show & Tell  Portland, OR • 2/13
Dish Conference  Nashville, TN • 2/13
LGDA Louisville, KY • 10/12
WeMake SketchXChange • Portland, OR  4/11


If you are interested in learning more about my process of lettering and illustration, check out my book Hand-Lettering Ledger and my Skillshare classes

Enroll in my new Skillshare class where I discuss self critique.

Enroll in my new Skillshare class where I discuss self critique.


Mary Kate is available for new freelance lettering and illustration opportunities and sure is looking forward
to working with you. 

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Press / Blogs

Good Life Project, The Creative Influence. Grain Edit, Bust Magazine, DIY Magazine, swissmiss, Design*Sponge, Lifehacker, Design Work Life, Work/Life 2, Chronicle Books Blog, Uppercase, Etsy, CMYK Magazine