The Studio of Tierney
—Resolving the tyranny of design discord.
Allow me to introduce myself
ABOUT: My name is Colin Tierney. I run Tierney Studio, a design loft located in the heart of historical Shepherdstown, West Virginia. I just recently relocated from Baltimore, Maryland (not so fun fact: I’ve moved 12 times in the last 10 years). Moving aside, clearly I had a love for traveling, but I have since settled down with my beautiful wife and children. I specialize in lettering, calligraphy, illustration & branding.
THINGS I’VE DONE: I’ve had the pleasure utilizing these skillsets in working with clients from all over the world. I’m the founder of Crayligraphy and in a brush. My work has been published in several books, featured on the interwebs, recognized & awarded around the globe.
My focus here is to help you. Whether that’s helping your business thrive by developing a face for your company or teaching you the ins and outs of lettering and calligraphy. It’s always gratifying to build a foundation for my clients through identity design and a gateway for my students through hand lettering.
Eight years ago, I realized my love for typography. Specifically, the care and attention I was giving to the type within the logo. I often wanted the letters to do something visually different to better align with the corresponding mark or illustration. Stripping type down to its bones so that I could better understand its intention helped me build off of the letters by adding different elements.
While this process worked for awhile, it didn’t take long before I picked up a brush pen and practiced calligraphy every day. Creating unique letterforms through the art of writing & drawing seemed like a natural progression in my interest in typography. Instead of taking the time to meticulously alter an existing typeface, I am now able to be more intentional with my design by mastering the art of hand lettering.
Having the knowledge to design through several outlets (calligraphy, hand lettering & illustration), allow me to make the best design decisions for your business, which in turn, helps you grow.
Do you have a question? Perhaps a work inquiry? Or just want to drop a line?