About



I’m Simone Martin-Newberry, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Chicago.

I have ten years of professional experience in print layout, typesetting, hand lettering, and illustration. I’m a fan of color, texture, balance, and love pairing strong photography with clear, engaging messaging. My favorite projects are the ones where my creativity is welcomed and encouraged. My favorite clients are the ones who are kind and curious, and who invite me to really get to know their brand or organization before I jump into the design phase.

I am currently accepting new freelance clients, whether for one-off projects or long-term retainer arrangements. If you run a small business, non-profit, arts organization, or environmentally-conscious company, reach out! I think we might be a great fit.

Take a look at some of my recent projects and get in touch if you would like to chat about your design needs or inquire about rates.

Skills

  • Logo and identity development
  • Brand management and template creation
  • Custom illustration
  • Hand lettering
  • Copywriting and messaging strategy
  • Print design and web design consultation
  • Digital graphics (banner ads, social media images)
  • Exhibition and environment development
  • Art direction and styling
  • Print production and estimation
  • Third party vendor management

Selected clients

  • Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • Court Theatre
  • Wilmette Theatre
  • Davis Theater & Carbon Arc Bar
  • Chicago Improv Festival
  • Square Roots Festival
  • Free Spirit Media
  • Manual Cinema
  • eighth blackbird