Episode 111.2: Ashlee Arceneaux Jones
Honesty is always very welcome with us. Today we sit down with Ashlee, a confident and self-made hand letterer extraordinaire. Ashlee talks with us about building a business from nothing and balancing the mandates of motherhood with the demands of clients. It's a motivating and not often discussed look at being a parent and high-level creative.
Ashlee Arceneaux Jones
Smallchalk is owned and operated solely by lettering artist, illustrator, and sign-maker, Ashlee Arceneaux Jones.
After earning a bachelor's degree in Advertising from Louisiana State University in 2005, Ashlee went on to pursue a second degree in visual communication and graphic design. She worked as in an in-house artist for an international corporation for several years; and in January of 2013, launched her own lettering, illustration, and design business under the name Smallchalk.
Since then, Ashlee has received acclaim for her work. Her client list includes ESPN, M&M's, Acura, and Hyatt Hotels. She has also done custom hand-lettering on special projects for celebrities such as Solange Knowles, Emeril Lagasse, and Anthony Bourdain.