RAWTOASTDESIGN is the commercial and non-commercial illustration and graphic design work of Jesse Kuhn.
Jesse Kuhn was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri. He studied animation at Parsons School of Design for a short period of time and then received his BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration with a minor in Marketing and Advertising from Missouri State. He currently resides in the wonderful city of New York, New York and works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator at his one man studio, RAWTOASTDESIGN.
Jesse also helped develop and publish the educational children’s book series, The Quirkles. He is partner at Creative 3, LLC, The Quirkles start-up publisher, and still spends many hours contributing to the visual aspects of the brand and the day to day operations of the business.
Jesse has been recognized and honored through several appearances in illustration and design annuals including Society of Illustrators, Applied Arts, and CMYK magazine. He is constantly studying visual culture, and draws inspiration from books, magazines, galleries, films, and travel. He is also fascinated by all things odd, strange and peculiar, tries to dream on a regular basis and hopes that his work provokes a thought and a perhaps a smile from it’s viewer. When He’s not designing or illustrating he can usually be found wandering the city of New York exploring and discovering the many wonderful things, places, people and critters that this lovely place has to offer.
SOME ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Time Out New York Kids, Time Out Chicago, Utne Reader, The Writer, Indianapolis Monthly, Cincinnati Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, 417 Magazine, Main Line Today, Weekly Dig, Chronogram Magazine, RIVET Magazine, The Indypendent, IndyKids, Creative3, LLC (The Quirkles), Bonnaroo Music Festival, and Riverfront Times