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

    She received a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York—a multidisciplinary college of art and design known for its unparalleled faculty and innovative curriculum. She brings over 10 years experience in branding and visual communications from inhouse and studio 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. She co-founded the Houston-based letterpress studio Workhorse Printmakers along with her partner John Earles. From 2012-2016 she served on the Board of Directors for AIGA Houston, The Professional Association for Design. In her role as Vice President, she was an advocate for the AIGA mission of defining standards and ethical practices, the advancement of design as professional craft, and a vital cultural force in the city of Houston.

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

    John Earles

    Co-Founder & Brand Strategist

    John holds a Master's Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, 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 the founder of the letterpress studio Workhorse Printmakers, and is an educator in the School of Art at the University of Houston. From 2012-2016, John served on the board of directors for AIGA Houston, The Professional Association for Design. In his role as Director of Education Programming, he built events aimed to guide on ethical practices, design education, and enhance professional development. As Operations Director in the latter part of his term, he created policies, procedures, and tools to make the chapter more effective. He 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
  • Ruth Lin

    Junior Designer
  • Isabella Serimontrikul

    Graphic Design Intern
  • Bruce Chao

    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