email me: hello (at) noelkalmus.com


Painting & murals
Hand lettering

curriculum vitae

I was born and raised in Abilene, Texas, and fled to Austin as soon as I could. I graduated from Southwestern University in 2012 with a BFA in Painting.

I started using Photoshop when I was a kid to design LiveJournal layouts and icons, as well as edit my scanned artwork. I was Extremely Online as a teen so I learned to pick up programs quickly and I'm still an early adopter of new tech. 

I enjoy the process of planning and designing elegant interfaces for digital products, and am especially inspired by companies such as Dropbox and Shopify that incorporate illustrations as a central focus of their look and feel.

Cycling is dear to my heart. I was the only person I knew in my hometown who bike commuted to work and school - it was one of the main reasons I moved to Austin and I love the bike camping and mountain biking community I've found here. When it's too hot to ride I'm in the gym, and I could probably squat you. 

Although I've developed athletic tendencies, I'm truly just a cat lover, anime nerd, garden witch at heart.