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Pen & Mug is an independent one-stop creative shop based in Nashville, TN that partners with businesses and artists around the world to create engaging communication solutions and build up awesome brands of all sizes (like yours!). Expect top-quality work and the service level of your favorite coffee shop.

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Some of the good people I've been working with lately.


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The experience exceeded all of our expectations! Everyday people tell us how much they love our logo, and we couldn't be happier with our choice to work with Pen & Mug!

Katrina Yuille Sugar Fix Cafe

Austin has distinguished himself among the very best designers we’ve had the pleasure to work with in nearly 5 years...but more importantly he’s just an open and friendly guy who really cares about producing good work.

Colin Pigott CreativeMornings Nashville

Austin is an extremely reliable person to work with. He brings excellent ideas to the table and never disappoints with his products, all while being kind hearted and sociable.

Niles Rooker Niles Rooker Trio

Austin is very personable and easy to get in touch with. He has always been willing to collaborate with us and work with our schedules, and he took the time to get to know our band in order to create a final product that really represents us well.

Michael Elliott Ironglide

Austin at Pen & Mug is how do we say... the MAN! He didn't get discouraged with our crazy wants and needs, he just wanted to give us a final product that we would be abundantly happy with. He turned a last minute idea into a brilliant design.

David Christopher & Erin Oakley Rutherford

Austin carries himself and his work with confidence, professionalism and poise. What I liked the most is that he is ready to give advice, while at the same time showing sensitivity to yield to my preferences. I can say from experience that Austin has the rare ability to translate ideas and rough parameters into a form that meets and exceeds the expectations of his client.

Jonny Witkin JWMS Outsourced CFO

The turnaround was quick and Austin was accessible to me if I had any questions or revisions.  Austin was patient as I described the look and feel that I wanted for the project and was quick to offer other property examples to further my design vision. It was as if he was reading my mind!

Elizabeth Craig Cushman & Wakefield

Working with Pen & Mug made the logo designing process much less intimidating. Austin was very accessible and easy to work with throughout our logo design process! He took great direction from our creative guidelines, and helped enhance our vision for the final product. We can't wait to work with Pen & Mug in the future!

Joy Brown & Mason Thornley Rising Tide Entertainment

The greatest visual artist ever!

Laura Schulenburg Austin's Mom

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