about

Hello! Thanks a bunch for stopping by. My name is Lyn, and I’m the heart and soul (and ink stained fingertips!) behind boutique design and hand lettering studio draw&explore.

With over a decade’s experience in working with advertising agencies along with being mentored by Victoria’s finest master signwriters, I believe in reviving the lost art of lettering and super passionate about signwriting (don’t even get us started on how much I love handpainted, we’ll be here forever!). I am all about creating custom work that does more than just make a good impression – heartfelt and thoughtful design that represents you and only you.

Although I’ll never win an award for reciting Seinfeld and Simpsons quotes at lightning speed, I have been recognised by D&AD awards.

When I’m not designing (very rare – a self confessed workaholic!), you can find me thinking about my next bubble tea fix, frantically trying to save my indoor plants and going on walks with my husband and 3-legged husky pal, Cooper. Thinking of swiping right? You can get in touch with me to say hi or talk about bubble tea, pooches, paper and letters at lyn.tran@drawandexplore.com.au.

You can also find me on:
Instagram, Linkedin and Facebook.

Selected Agencies
TBWA, Big Red, Whitegrey, AJF Partnership, M&CSAATCHI,
Fenton Stephens, Noisy Beast, Marmalade*, ./pixel, JOY. Agency, Icon PR.

Selected Clients
KIKKI.K, Officeworks, SABA, Porter Davis – World of Style, Hooray! Magazine,
Westfield, Ask Alice, Westbourne Grammar School, Medibank.

#Humblebrag Awards & Recognition
D&AD award: The 2Litre Towel (During my employment with M&CSAATCHI)
D&AD award: Cards Against Domestic Violence

Interviews
Chulo
HOORAY! Magazine

Teaching
Intro to Brush Lettering
Intro to Modern Calligraphy