Photo by  Cassie Hardy

Photo by Cassie Hardy

 

Hi there! My name is Ruby MacKinnon.

I’m a Melbourne-based designer and artist,

particularly focused on lettering and illustration.


I grew up in a family of artists, designers and teachers. Consequently, creativity has always been a big part of my life. After school, I dabbled in filmmaking (read: completed a Bachelor in Film and Television), with a particular interest in title and production design. It was really only after I finished the course that I finally came to the realisation that graphic design was more my calling.

Since, I’ve worked in studios as well as freelancing from home and have been involved in lots of exciting projects some of which you can see here. I enjoy working and collaborating with brands and individuals that I trust and admire; particularly local small businesses with a story to tell and who care about the impact their work has on the community and the environment.

I spend a lot of time watercolour painting or hand lettering, but when I’m not creating something on paper or the computer screen I love sunny weather, dancing, ridiculous sparkly earrings, and delicious food someone else cooked.


Let's collaborate!

Do you have a product or project that just needs some custom artwork or lettering to truly sing? Tell me about it!

 

Small business seeking a creative eye?

I can help your business look it’s very best. Holla to discuss branding and identity design, print and digital promotional material, social media content and much more. 

 
 Delicious collaborative chocolate! Featuring packaging design, custom hand lettering and artwork by yours truly, chocolate by Monsieur Truffe commissioned by and exclusive to Padre Coffee. Click on the image to see more.

Delicious collaborative chocolate! Featuring packaging design, custom hand lettering and artwork by yours truly, chocolate by Monsieur Truffe commissioned by and exclusive to Padre Coffee. Click on the image to see more.


Talk shop to me.

Gotta wonderful store or cafe and lots of messages to share but getting held back by messy handwriting or lifeless computer fonts? I love letters! Talk to me about chalkboards, temporary or semi permanent window displays and all your other in store signage needs. 


It's personal.

Also available for personal commissions such as custom portraits, illustration or lettering pieces, wedding stationary, signage and a bunch more. So don’t be shy, say hi!
 

 
 Custom event signage. Click on the image to see more

Custom event signage. Click on the image to see more


 Click on the image to see past portraits

Click on the image to see past portraits

 

Custom pet portraits

I absolutely love painting furry friends! A perfect gift for yourself or another animal lover! To get started, let me know your deadline, your ideas about pose and a picture or two of your gorgeous model and I will follow up with a quote! Such fun!

 

 

I also make pretty, funny, functional stuff.
See a selection of my products here or
support a bricks and mortar retailer by finding my products in one of the stores listed here.