Trev Yoder, our featured artist this issue is a designer at heart. He was a designer for Levis for over a decade designing iconic artwork used in labeling and packaging, Today he doubles as a graphic designer and artist with an adorable take on arts and crafts. One can easily tell by his work with the textures, patterns, and typography that design takes a big part of his life. He creates visuals with an artistic eye influenced by his passion for design. What started as a hobby, creating boxed framed artwork for his enjoyment evolved into art for sale, currently available at local design stores around San Francisco.
His work is handcrafted piece by piece. Starting with screen-printing the patterns he creates, staining papers, creating stencils; all inspired by images he finds in art, fashion, design both modern and past. In his letters and numbers series, Trev stencils out variations of type using cardboard, while others are made up of individually hand-painted cutouts. The individual detail Yoder puts in every piece makes his artwork one of a kind, and is a fresh take on mass-produced, typical home décor you'd find at big chain stores.