October 10 11

2024 Brand New Conference

Salt Lake City, UT


Kevin Cantrell

Founder/ Creative Director

Kevin Cantrell Studio

Mantua, UT

Head of his eponymous studio, Kevin functions as creative director, design lead, illustrator, type designer, and lettering artist. Kevin has a deep understanding and love of lettering and typographical aesthetics. Earning a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University, 2008, he established his signature typographical aesthetics applying them to clients such as: Nike, Putnam, M&RL, Fetcham Park, Princeton University, the Cottonhouse Hotel, The Academy Awards, Tavern on the Green, UNICEF, National Geographic, and more. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts Design and Typography Annuals, Graphis, Type Directors Club, Print Regional Design Annual, and the One Show. Kevin was named one of Print Magazine’s 20 under 30 New Visual Artists 2014, is an Art Directors Club (ADC) Young Gun 12 and a TDC Ascender. In 2019 he won best in Typography from the ADC Annual. He has been a judge for both the CommArts Type and Art Directors Club Annuals. In 2023, Kevin founded Cantrell Type, a type foundry specializing in timeless typefaces with modern appeal.

He currently lives in Mantua, Utah with his wife and five children. When he is not designing, you can usually find him running half marathons around the town’s reservoir. He is currently working on an epic fantasy, graphic novel series with his brother.