Mary Kate McDevitt

Mary Kate McDevitt is a letterer and illustrator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 2007. Since graduating, Mary Kate has moved to Portland to Brooklyn and is happily back in Philadelphia. 

When Mary Kate is not in the studio, she enjoys drinking coffee, thrifting, riding bikes, watching News Radio with her boyfriend Fred DiMeglio and renovating her home. You can follow Mary Kate on twitter for random musings, news and updates and photos of Peppy Mew Mew.

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