Caitlin B. Alexander is an illustrator based in Austin, Texas with a style that is nostalgic yet fresh, and charming yet mature.
Her work is rooted in a midcentury influence, through the lens of a modern existence. She focuses on a representation of repeat patterns and texture in our natural world, observations of daily life, and messages of strength and acceptance, via hand-lettered typography. This love of smaller details— a cluster of mismatched city buildings, lush color in an old quilt, variations in a garden— is what the artist brings to her audience: an appreciation for the lovely little things in life.
Caitlin primarily works digitally, but also paints in gouache, with a particular love for dry-brushing.
Clients include: National Geographic Learning via Cengage Learning, Stonyfield Yogurt, Kim Lewis Designs, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Magazine, The Contemporary Austin, Creative Action Network, Vote Foundation, Texas Farmers' Market, Etsy for CNBC, Peet's Coffee, American Federation for Teachers, Texas Medicine Magazine, EASTside Magazine, Chula League via Pentagram, Triathlete Magazine, Durango Doors, Hotel Van Zandt, KUT, The University of Texas, Southwestern University Alumni Magazine, Life & Letters Magazine, Spider Magazine, Ladybug Magazine (Cricket Media), B-Unlimited, Geneologie, Texas Board of Tourism, Longhorn Meat Market, Dallas Child Magazine, Magpie Blossoms Boutique, Bearded Lady Screen Prints, Austin Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Sundry Modern Florals, GROWyoming, Hive Mind Hair Co.
Featured in: Bold vs Old Green New Deal event in Washington D.C., Creative Action Network’s “What Makes America Great” Book and Calendar, EASTside Magazine Article “Awash in Gouache: East Austin Illustrator Caitlin B. Alexander", Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Portfolio Award, They Draw and Travel’s “100 Illustrated Maps of American Places” Book, Pantone’s Instagram, Buzzfeed Holiday Gift Listicle, Voyage Houston’s Local Stories “Meet Caitlin B. Alexander,” Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Illustration West 49, Women’s March on Texas, Tumblr on Twitter, Print & Pattern, They Draw and Cook, Life After College, SCAD Illustrious 7, Altpick Member Focus, Avondale Type Co.