Welcome to my independent design studio! I'm Kosta, a Detroit, Michigan Artist and Graphic Designer creating Bold Brush Script, unique hand lettering, logos, and more! I mostly create work for myself while still making time to work with clients that are looking for something truly unique. I work best when I'm able to think even bigger for those who already think big!
Who? Kostandinos, the shortened form is Kosta. Pronounced: KO-stahn-DEE-nos / KO-stah. Since my last name is even more difficult to spell and pronounce, I often work under the monikers of Finnllow and/or Kosta Bold.
So, who or what is "Finnllow"? I'm most passionate about my two dogs, Finnegan (Brittany) + Willow (Long-Haired Weimaraner) and together they = Finnllow / FINN+LLOW (pronounced Fin-Low). They're a big part of my life, so they were the great inspiration to create a brand name that has significant meaning.
When I'm not posting pictures of them to Instagram, there's a good chance I'm letting them outside or back in, wiping their muddy paws, or doing a load of laundry of dog towels... or letting them out and back in...
I'm a native of the best-shaped State — Michigan! I was born and raised in Detroit and am currently living in Macomb Township, about 30-miles northwest of The Motor City. Growing up in Detroit, I was close enough to Canada to tune in to CBC on Channel 9 and watched Mr. Dressup every day. If you've read this far, yes, this is why my first dog was named Finnegan! Without being exposed to that creativity when I was a kid, this website probably wouldn't exist today. So I like to use every opportunity I have to thank and acknowledge Ernie Coombs (Mr. Dressup) for helping foster my interest in art and eventually design. My greatest regret is never getting to meet him while he was still alive.
Above any other title or label, I consider myself an artist first. I started out obsessed with drawing faces when I was a kid and into my teenage years before my background evolved into abstract painting. Over the years, I transitioned into web design, graphic design, and more recently into Bold Brush Script, hand lettering, and illustration. I seek perfection in imperfections, welcome accidents, and side with the bold. My greatest strengths are my ideas and then bringing them to life.
I'm looking to work on projects where I can utilize my unique aesthetic from concept to completion. I thrive when working on campaigns and projects from start to finish; from the birth of the first sketch to implementation. I'm opinionated and passionate about many things, so I'd like to use my art to foster change and awareness whenever possible.
When I'm not working, playing with my dogs, posting embarrassing photos of them to Instagram, or poop-smithing the yard, you can find me cycling local trails, though honestly, it's been way too long. I also try my hand at home improvements whenever possible, often several times before I get it right or giving up completely and hiring a professional. Currently, I've been experimenting with creating my own vegan cheeses. Most importantly, I want to be the kind of person my dogs think I am.
Be Kind to All Animals...
Detroit + Macomb Township, Michigan USA 48044