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Mary Kathleen Scott

My Story

About Mary Kathleen Scott

I’m an artist and illustrator specializing in lettering. I draw and create for the love of the process and it’s how I best communicate ideas. Because words can be hard to find.  I’m also a fine artist and you can see my work over at Breadcrumbs Studio. Of course these things drive my love for coffee. Lots of coffee. And I always take mine black.


To create art that tells a story or communicates a message fulfilling the vision of clients.


I have a love for lettering and stationery so naturally I love working with clients in these mediums. Besides lettering and illustration, I also create patterns and other surface design illustrations for things such as notebooks, and cards. I believe in the tangible magic of stationery, books, and posters.

Cultivate Personal Project
Pattern Illustration
Book Cover
Greeting Card

My process

Tools: Pencil, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

I specialize in lettering and have a deep love for what can be done with letterforms and how they relate to each other. Much of my work has a vintage feel with natural textures, softer hues and deep contrast. I work with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop but first my ideas are always flushed out on paper.

My Work

Book, Magazine, Poster & Card Lettering & Illustration

Cultivate Personal Project
Cultivate Personal Project
Pattern-9 version 2
Pattern Illustration
Pattern Illustration

The Details

My Background

I grew up in a tiny, one stop light town in the mountains of NC. Cross country, track, horses, and art were my loves throughout high school. I continued that same combination into college at Wake Forest University. Somewhere along the way after college I forgot the art.
Instead I made my way into teaching high school history near Charlotte. With the birth of my second daughter my husband and I decided I would stay home with both our girls and there I began to make my way back to art. Starting in 2012 I began to teach myself photography, branding, and website design. From there I grew a photography and branding business.
In 2017, I gave it all up and for the next two years I helped my husband build up his landscaping business until I heard a call that it was time. So I quit working for my husband full time. After doing so, I found myself immersed in art again but this time discovered I’d been neglecting my passion. While I love photography, I found drawing a better expression and release for me. I came back full circle to my college years and also found my purpose within it. And when you combine purpose with passion, you have magic. At least that’s what it feels like to me
Cultivate Personal Project
Pattern Illustration
Greeting Card

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