Meet the Artist
Chelsie Tamms received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in marketing from Bradley University. While at Bradley, Chelsie held several internships with advertising agencies, as well as self-published an inspirational guide to hand lettering titled “Just my Type of Lettering." The book received local and national recognition from the American Advertising Awards. Chelsie served as an advisor for Brave Launch, speaks regularly at entrepreneurship events, and teaches lettering workshops. She enjoys taking advantage of the many unique entrepreneurial and artistic opportunities Peoria has to offer, including her recent artist residency at Prairie Center for the Arts.
Small Business Excellence Award - City of Peoria (2017)
American Advertising Awards: Peoria (2018) - 2 Golds, 2 Judges' Choice; Peoria (2017) - 2 Golds, Silver, and Judges' Choice; Peoria (2016) - Gold, Silver, and Best of Show, District 6 (2016) - Gold, National (2016) - Silver
Project Springboard New Business Venture Competition (2016) - First Place
Startup Weekend Peoria (2016) - First Place
Brave Pitch (2016) - First Place
Student Scholarship Expo at Bradley University (2016) - Presidential Award
Melissa Rose // Open for Business: Lettering Works // The woman behind the business illustrating Peoria // November 2017
Johnathan Wright // When Opportunity Knocks // One-up // iBi September 2017
Lettering Works also designed the cover of the issue.
Steve Tarter // Tarter Source #58: Peoria entrepreneur and lettering artist Chelsie Tamms // July 2017
JESSICA BALL of THE ART GARAGE STUDIO + GALLERY
"It is such a pleasure to work with Chelsie Tamms and Lettering Works! Her hand lettering workshops at our studio, The Art Garage Studio and Gallery, are fun and informational! (They fill up so fast!) I've also had the benefit of Lettering Works creating our newest logo, which I absolutely love! I highly recommend Lettering Works for any of your image, logo, merchandise, and lettering needs!”
STACY PETERSON, CITY OF peoria communications specialist
"Working with Chelsie Tamms for our planpeoria.com campaign was a wonderful experience. Not only was her vested interest in Peoria apparent, but she brought in small nuances and details that made a huge impact on the branding. The look was contemporary, while managing to keep the identity of the campaign front and center."
CONNOR PARKHURST of hoop house creative
"My experience working with Chelsie has been phenomenal. As a true artist and professional, Chelsie adapts to her clients needs and you can really see that in her design work. Whatever concept or idea you bring to Chelsie, she works closely with you to develop your vision and delivers beautiful designs in a very quick turn around. Her enthusiasm and passion is evident with her clients and I can tell you from first hand experience that Chelsie is a true professional and I would recommend her to anyone."
Interested in how Lettering Works can help your business or project? If you’d like to learn more about our services, workshops, wholesale opportunities, or have a different idea you'd like to pitch, we’re ready to talk!