Colleen recently moved to Austin, Texas from Richmond, Virginia where she earned her BFA in Painting, Printmaking, and Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Before joining Rural Rooster, Colleen worked as a Basic Screen Printing Instructor at the Dougherty Arts Center. Colleen's Studio practice focuses on experimental methods of combining screen printing and painting on non-traditional surfaces. At Rural Rooster, Colleen acts as a poster printer and color matching specialist.
Rural Rooster is an art, graphic design, web, & screen print studio located in East Austin, Texas. Rural Rooster has been creating unique, quality and affordable art solutions for over a decade.
The studio specializes in making brand-advancing items such as logos, graphic assests, posters, and t-shirts. Gig posters, product packaging, and other merchandise items are Rural Rooster's daily project types.
With an international client base, Rural Rooster has become a widespread and reliable source for graphic design and screen printing for creatives and professionals.
Rural Rooster began with the inspiration of combining passions
for Art, Music, Communication, Culture, Technology and
Printing into a one-stop resource for artists/musicians,
entrepreneurs and businesses alike.
An element that energizes Rural Rooster's inspiration is to maintain deep a connection to musical roots that shape much of our modern creative culture. Also being a life-long musician, Campbell correlates the importance of musical experiences with the visual-design process with three important lessons:
1. Without actually listening and responding devoid of
ego, innovation is difficult to accomplish.
2. Seeing the big picture and realizing that the sum is often greater than the parts is key to communication and composition.
3. Dynamics, temperature, and texture create mood, which affect the core of a person's being and thus can inspire action.
The studio is broken up from 3000 square feet of space on East Cesar Chavez in the thriving creative district of East Austin. The print shop is housed in a rear warehouse with two clam shell flatbed presses, a 6-color and a 4-color t-shirt press. The front space serves as a showroom, retail space, and graphic design studio. There is also a sublet sculpture studio onsite.
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, and heir parent to Castle Frankenscreen, Austin has a preternatural ability to develop screen printing techniques. When Austin is not at the studio, he can be found almost daily pumping iron at the gym. Austin also has a master knowledge of Action and Horror Film Trivia and often illustrates them on scraps of paper. At Rural Rooster, Austin acts as a Screen Technician and founder of the annual Nogs & Dogs Holiday Celebration.
Born in California of Hollywood veteran parents, Lindsay works professionally as a musician on the road and in Austin, Texas. When he is not touring with bands such as Paula Nelson, Warron Hood, and many others, he prints posters at Rural Rooster. Lindsay also is an avid film photographer and synth-circuit-electronics-tinkerer.
Louis is originally from San Antonio, Texas where he attended North East School of the Arts. Before joining Rural Rooster, Louis worked as a Special Needs Councilor at The St. Francis School. He is the co-owner and designer of the fine art and apparel company, Ella Minnow P. Louis's paintings and murals can be found throughout the Austin area. When not at the studio, Louis hones his skills as a Jewish rapper while maintaining a strict taco diet. At Rural Rooster, Louis is the Primary T-shirt Printer.
Rural Rooster's owner J.J. Campbell acts as creative director, designer, programmer and screen printer for Rural Rooster. He graduated with a degree in studio art at the University of Texas where he concentrated on learning the fine art of painting, color theory and print making.
Campbell's art is also fueled with his desire to absorb and study visual history and trends. Campbell believes that studying and responding to the world around you is necessary to create innovative art and communication. His specialties include identity, branding, logos, album, poster, apparel design, web design, Content Management Systems (CMS), PHP, CSS, illustration, and various print production methods.ruralrooster.com
Clarke was born in Eugene, OR. He earned his BFA in printmaking at Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in printmaking at Clemson University. Clarke enjoys pho, rescue greyhounds, & playing music. He currently is a member of the Austin based band The Black Books. At Rural Rooster, Clarke handles account services and sourcing. Clarke's art can be explored at clarkecurtis.comclarkecurtis.com
Jonathan grew up in Kansas City where he attended the Kansas City Art Institute; graduating in 2004 with a BFA in Painting. In 2006, he returned to studies at Indiana University where he earned a MFA in Sculpture in 2009. During his time at IU he taught courses in Drawing and 3-D Design.
Jonathan’s studio practice continues to focus on ideological information buried within culturally significant objects. Currently his work is represented by exhibitions 2d in Marfa, Texas and Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. His work can also be found in many private collections and gallery shows throughout the nation each year.
Jonathan came to Austin in 2009 with 6 years professional experience in commercial and fine art screen print production. At Rural Rooster he helps with pre-press design and print production.jdankenbring.com