I was Born and bred in the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up surrounded by hip hop music, art, graffiti, and fashion in the 1990's definitely played a role in what inspires me today. Hand lettering is something I've always cherished and had a knack for. As a teen it was typical to find me doodling on everything from Pee Chee folders, friends Starter Jackets, to using Sharpie pens for giving temporary tattoos. So it just made sense for Trader Joe's to hire me later on as a lettering/illustration artist... and that I did for about 10 years.
Freelancing as an artist for weddings, restaurants, and events around the city came next... I loved every minute of this and met countless loving, amazing people doing so after moving to Phoenix Arizona. But something changed when The Super Bowl came to town in Glendale Arizona at The Cardinals Stadium. I needed a cute Phoenix Tee Shirt for the event... and nothing could be found around town. So... I made my own. I bought a blank tee shirt at Target, drew up the cutest Phoenix design, found a local printer...and VOILA!!!! Not knowing it at the time... Twenty6 Designs (which stands for the alphabet) was born!
My little doodling hobby has turned into a business and its truly a dream come true. Twenty6 Designs is homegrown with handwritten designs from my heart. My story is told on tees, tanks, sweatshirts, joggers, kids apparel, embroidered hats, accessories, decals, and more which features my very own hand drawn designs. There are endless possibilities with Twenty6 Designs to play with. :)
With Love, Yours Truly,
Rachel Aurora Hudgens
Owner & Artist