Little Mule Studio

Watch out: this Little Mule kicks.

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

After sharing his talents and building his chops at Pentagram (Austin, TX) and Yee-Haw Industries (Knoxville, TN), Blair Richardson set off on his own to found Little Mule Studio as a one-man operation. After running the business for seven years from his home in Mexico City, MX, his work has grown across international borders to the point that he’s expanded beyond his four walls to open an office in Austin, TX. While he says it’s been an adjustment growing from his “comfortable freelance… work-alone box” to hiring a team to expand the business, Little Mule’s consistent, quality work is evidence that Blair and his team haven’t missed a beat in the transition.

Check out three select projects below and see even more at the Little Mule Studio website.

Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue is a food trailer in Austin, TX. They’re open Tuesday to Sunday from “11 AM-sold out”, which can come in a hurry with the award winning barbecue they serve. As you’ll see below, Little Mule’s work for Franklin Barbecue is just as tasty.

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Creative Credits
Pig family illustration – David Lamplugh

Austin Bat Cave

Austin Bat Cave is a non-profit that helps children and teens to develop their creative writing skills through volunteer-led workshops. Little Mule bundles the compilation of works completed during each workshop into beautiful anthology books. Below are shots of the 2009 and 2011 anthologies.

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Creative Credits
Collaboration with Grace Hall
Illustrations – Blair Richardson Logo – Ben Barry

American Short Fiction

American Short Fiction is an award-winning, triannual literary magazine showcasing work by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Fascinating content deserves fascinating design and LMS delivered just that.

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life

Little Mule Studios / on Design Work Life


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