Spindletop Design Offices in Houston, TX

Spindletop Design is a branding and multidisciplinary design agency. We partner with creative people and organizations to build compelling visual solutions through intelligent, strategic thinking.

At Spindletop we help organizations codify their ideas, their ethos, and their ambition into appropriate, actionable, and tangible design strategies and assets. We build things both beautiful and effective, with award-winning work that translates into measurable results for our clients.

Big things come from humble ideas.

What We Do Client List Who We Are Recognition

What We Do

  • Branding

    Build brand equity.
    We custom tailor adaptable graphic systems and visual identities that resonate with your audience for increased visibility, value, and memorability.

    • Strategy
      & Naming
    • Identity
      Design
    • Advertising
      (Print & Digital)
  • Digital

    Engage and interact.
    We build immersive digital experiences centered around the user using the latest developments in web standards.

    • Responsive Web Design
      & Development
    • E-Commerce
      Solutions
    • Mobile
      Development
  • Packaging

    More than a wrapper.
    We extend and enhance your brand through effective packaging solutions that meet the needs and requirements of your industry.

    • Specialty
      Food
    • Beverage
    • Retail
      & Gift
  • Spaces

    A place to call home.
    We combine brand strategy with interior design, signage, and merchandising to provide an authentic experience for your audience in a 3-dimensional space.

    • Brand
      Signage
    • Wayfinding
    • Environment
      Design

Leadership

  • Jennifer Blanco is Founder & Creative Director of Spindletop Design in Houston, Texas.

    Jennifer Blanco

    Founder & Creative Director

    As a designer who spent a great deal of time living and working in Brooklyn, Jennifer is proud to call Texas home. With a degree in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York, she brings experience in visual communications from teams such as JP Morgan Chase, The Museum of Modern Art, and Louise Fili Ltd. Her work has been featured in design compendiums by Gestalten, Rotovision, Rockport, Chronicle Books, and HOW magazine. Jennifer is a co-founder of the letterpress studio Workhorse Printmakers. She has advocated for a greater understanding of the value of design and designers in government, business, and media in her role as Vice President of AIGA Houston, from 2012-2016.

  • John Earles is Co-Founder & Illustrator at Spindletop Design based in Houston, Texas

    John Earles

    Co-Founder & Illustrator

    John Earles is an illustrator, strategist, and co-founder of Spindletop Design. John holds an MFA from School of Visual Arts, has extensive experience in project management, client relations, and brand strategy. His work has been featured in Gestalten, Rockport, Chronicle Books, and HOW magazine. He is also the co-founder of Workhorse Printmakers and an educator, teaching at University of Houston and Lone Star College. John has served as the Director of Operations for AIGA Houston from 2012-2016, and is the current Secretary on the Board of Directors of The Printing Museum of Houston.

Our Team

  • Laura Thornock

    Designer
  • Josh Higgins

    Web Designer/Developer
  • Lauren Thawley

    Junior Designer
  • Isabella Serimontrikul

    Graphic Design Intern

Recognition

Awards

  • HOW Magazine
  • Print Magazine
  • AIGA Houston
  • The Texas Show
  • AWWWARDS

Press

  • HOW Magazine
  • The Dieline
  • Rockport Publishers
  • Print Magazine
  • For Print Only (FPO)
  • Counter-Print
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Unmatched Style

Speaking

  • AIGA Houston
  • Creative Mornings
  • CAMH: Design Now Houston