hire me < 3 : )



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 job. 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 match, please inquire within at basiakurlender(at)gmail(dot)com.


i am:


  • a graphic designer / art director / illustrator / sign painter / rug tufter / chain stitcher / & more (depending on the day)
  • lots of fun at parties
  • down 4 anything but especially luv designing for restaurants + anything in the food / hospitality world  🍎

professional life at a glance


  • BFA in communications design (Pratt ‘19) -> graduated w/ highest honors ☝︎
  • past full time positions: Momofuku & Noble Signs. in undergrad i interned for Tandem, the Brooklyn Book Festival, & CMYK.
  • since february of 2020 (i know), i have been a full time freelancer ︎
  • have worked ☑︎ in house, ☑︎ at agencies, & ☑︎ freelance

select clients


✳︎  Baby’s All Right  ✳︎  Block Party  ✳︎    Box  ✳︎  Brooklyn Book Festival  ✳︎  Finale  ✳︎  Food IQ (Daniel Holzman & Matt Rodbard)  ✳︎  Marine Lane  ✳︎  McDonald’s  ✳︎  Momofuku  ✳︎  Noble Signs  ✳︎  New York International Children’s Film Festival  ✳︎  Select Aperitivo  ✳︎  Something Special Studios  ✳︎  Tandem  ✳︎  Wax 9 Records  ✳︎  Wieden+Kennedy  ✳︎


some things i can do for you:





art direction
album art
book layout
branding
chain stitching
deck layout


 
editorial illustrations
illustrated type
illustration
logos
motion graphics
patches


 
merch
menus
rug tufting
show flyers

sign painting
skate decks


some things i do for me:


COLD EMAIL is a podcast about navigating an early creative career & the non-linear path of “professional development.”


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Fool’s Errand is where I sell goods -- hand-tufted rugs, hand-cranked chainstitching, bumper stickers, prints, pins, t-shirts, & more!

* * * FOOLS-ERRAND.SQUARE.SITE * * *



other misc. skills:


  • mural pre-production
  • risograph
  • having a good time
  • audio stuff like xlr cables
  • delivering soup to my cousins
  • copywriting
  • 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
  • filling up a day on google calendar
  • ordering quickly at diners
  • securing & eating the pickle that came with your sandwich




<3 plz email basiakurlender(at)gmail(dot)com if you think we’re a good match <3 



P.S. i love weird projects and am ready & more than willing to take on the wacky stuff...
& thanks for reading!


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