Getting to Know Me

Getting to Know JasmineHi! I’m Jasmine.

I’m a designer, hand letterer, traveler, and the creative entrepreneur behind RIADA ADAIR. And THIS is my first ever blog post!

I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. When I was in elementary school, I started picking up hand lettering from this American Girl magazine I had (yes, for real, see the image below).

I would make (and sell) signs for my friends and teachers using the styles in the book and others, and from there—over years of practice—I’ve found my own style (and even have a workbook for those interested in learning to letter!).

Recently my social feeds have been very hand lettering focused, but that’s really only one piece of what I do as an artist and a small business owner.

I also design sustainably sourced men’s and women’s accessories (which you can shop here!). I’ve done textile design, I’ve done large scale art commissions, and occasionally teach business and entrepreneurship courses as well.

I’m so excited to be able to start using this blog (and my Instagram feed @riadaadair!) to give you all a more “behind the scenes” look at what I do, and what my journey as a creative entrepreneur has been like.

One of the coolest parts of being an artist and a maker is that you can find inspiration anywhere, and it’s so contagious. I want to be able to share my inspiration and my experiences and connect with y’all! 

Across each category of my work—my goal is to share bits of fun and create moments that matter for the people who see my designs. I can’t wait to start sharing these moments with y’all through my blog.

I already have a bunch of ideas in the works, but if there is anything in particular you’d LOVE to hear about, definitely let me know!

(And on a related note--don’t forget to check out my current workshops so I can give you my best lettering + creativity tips in person!)


More to come soon!! 

Jasmine

Here's the page I've kept from the May/June 2001 American Girl magazine on lettering!  I wish I still had the entire magazine instead of just this one page.  If by chance anyone has a copy, message me!