hire me !!!!!!!!

first of all, hi & nice to meet you! secondly, if you are reading this, i assume you are, in fact, thinking about hiring me for a freelance project. to make it easier on you, i’ve made a page that is a combination portfolio + resume + bio so you can quickly get a sense of who i am and what i do.

if we seem like a good match, please inquire within at basiakurlender(at)gmail(dot)com.

hi, i am:

  • a graphic designer. & also an art director, illustrator, sign painter, chainstitch embroiderer, & more, depending on the day.

  • operating an independent design + fabrication studio since February of 2020 (i know)! learn more @ GREATBETTER.BEST :)

  • a holder of a BFA in Communications Design (Pratt ‘19) -> also highest honors + minor in Art History ☝︎ 

  • lots of fun at parties

  • down 4 anything!! especially love collaborations with diy bands / small studios / local businesses 🍎

select agency +
studio collaborators:

Mojo Supermarket      BUCK      Wieden+Kennedy      Red Antler      Colossus      CONTINO      Ologie      WITHIN      Burn&Broad      Article Group      Farewell      Funeral      Marine Lane      Block Party Films      Mirmade Productions      Something Special Studios      SITU      Work-Order      CMYK

select clients:

twenty (20) things i can do or make for you, alphabetized for your convenience:

1. art direction
2. album art
3. book layout
4. branding
5. chain stitch embroidery
6. deck layout
7. editorial illustration
8. illustrated type
9. illustration
10. logos (one or more)
11. machine embroidery
12. motion graphics
13. patches
14. merch
15. menus
16. rugs (hand-tufted)
17. show flyers
18. sign painting
19. skate decks
20. strategy

three (3) things i do for myself:

COLD EMAIL is a podcast about navigating an early creative career & the non-linear path of “professional development.” (p.s. always looking for new people to talk to -- if interested, please send a note to coldemail1000 @ gmail . com).

Fool’s Errand, which is where i sell goods that i (mostly) hand-make, including hand-tufted rugs, hand-cranked chainstitch patches, bumper stickers, prints, pins, drawings, t-shirts, etc.

marbling is my band! i don’t do it for any reason other than to have fun. usually it includes recording 300 voice memos per year and playing shows with friends every 3-12 months.

other misc. skills:

  • mural pre-production
  • risograph
  • having a good time
  • audio stuff like xlr cables
  • delivering soup to my cousins
  • strategy
  • after effects
  • navigating the new york art book fair semi-successfully
  • photo editing
  • ranking new york’s best gluten free slice
  • almost always good for a “that’s crazy!”
  • machine embroidery
  • writing songs under 1 minute long
  • shoveling snow
  • booking a well-attended diy show
  • booking a sparsely-attended diy show
  • file organization
  • cutting my own hair really late at night
  • sometimes finding cool stuff on the sidewalk
  • ordering quickly at diners
  • securing & eating the pickle that came with your sandwich

<3 any inquires: plz email basiakurlender(at)gmail(dot)com <3 


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