ABOUT

Becky Simpson is an independent designer and illustrator in Nashville, Tennessee.

She is also a speaker, author and founder of Chipper Things.

Becky’s work fuses her passions for connection, process and play.

She got her start as an avid doodler, positive thinker and pun-maker in Central City, Iowa, where she was born and raised. Her favorite books growing up were The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Amelia’s Notebook by Marissa Moss.

After studying graphic design at Iowa State University and graduating in 2010, she moved to Texas, landed her first job, then wrote and illustrated her first book, I’d Rather Be Short: 100 Reasons Why it’s Great to be Small (Plume Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House). Check it out here, here or here. After that, she decided take the leap and work for herself. Her second book, The Roommate Book: Sharing Lives and Slapping Fives (Andrews McMeel), was published in June of 2016.

Becky was one of the first two Adobe Creative Residents (2015-2016). During this time, she built and launched Chipper Things, and shared her process along the way.

Becky is available for commissioned illustration, lettering and graphic design projects. She’s seeking one more retainer client to add to the roster. Email her if you’d like more information.

If you want to learn more about Becky’s illustration process, sign up for her Digital Illustration Class on Brit + Co.

DREAM PROJECTS

  • Mural
  • Apparel collaboration
  • Anything involving travel
  • Anything involving comedy

SPEAKING

Becky speaks from coast to coast on starting, finishing and everything in between. She’s presented at SXSW, Adobe MAX and more. If you’re interested in booking her, learn more here.

LITERARY REPRESENTATION

Laurie Abkemeier of DeFiore and Company

Video by Elle Wildhagen 

INTERVIEWS

The Great Discontent
Sounds Good Podcast
How Design
Hello Giggles
Being Boss Podcast
Digital Arts
Ways We Work
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Create I
Adobe Create II
The Lively Show
The Glitter Guide
5 Questions for 100 Designers
Austin American Statesman
The Examiner

becky simpson childhood drawings

 

Photo by Constance Higley

SELECT CLIENTS & COLLABORATIONS

Adobe, Allure Magazine, Harlequin Books, Man Repeller, ban.do, Tattly, Over, Ashley Rickards, Design Milk, Jess Lively, 10Days and more.

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Video by Sara Dietschy

becky simpson studio

Photo by Constance Higley

PRESS & FEATURES

Design Milk
Parade
Refinery 29
Lifehacker
99U
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Create III
HOW Design
Digital Arts
The Five on Fox News
Adobe Create IV
Adobe Create V
Buzzfeed
Man Repeller
Houston Chronicle
Quartz
Anthology
Adobe Create VI
Camille Styles
The Girls with Glasses

EXHIBITIONS

All The Things | Companion, Austin, TX (December 2015)

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