Alex Savakis likes to tell stories through infographics, icons, motion graphics, presentation decks, letters and illustrations. His illustrations were featured on the website, TheyDrawAndCook.com, the largest collection of illustrated recipes on the internet. A former lettering artist for greeting card companies his lettering work appeared in card racks across the U.S.
In 2016, he embarked on a personal project to illustrate buildings, structures and points of local cultural interest in his hometown of Warren, Ohio. The unintended consequence of his effort was a solo exhibition at the Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren. The illustrations were shared by UPPERCASE magazine’s weekend email newsletter “All About YOU”.
Alex interviews lettering artists and calligraphers of interest for his blog, LetteringGuy.com. His interviews were picked up by the blog, Bored Panda, and Colophon, the magazine from the Australian Society of Calligraphers. In the wee hours of the morning Alex leads group exercise classes. He tends to his vegetable garden and fruit trees (apples, oranges, figs, peaches, and pears). He loves graphic novels and comic books. He lives in Concord, CA, near San Francisco.