About

Alex Hughes

Hi, I’m Alex Hughes. I’m a graphic designer from San Antonio, Texas now living and working in Dallas.

I love to read—especially books about psychology—draw, and snuggle my cat, Athena. Travel has always been a huge source of inspiration to me, and I strive to capture the essence of my travels through printmaking. In college I studied graphic design, and graduated from Texas Christian University with my BFA. During this time I was honored to have my work recognized in both regional and national design competitions. I was also incredibly lucky to do a lot of traveling while I was in school.

Poppies near Manarola hiking trails
Poppies overlooking the town of Manarola, Italy
Colorful buildings in Reykjavík, Iceland
Antonì Gaudì’s famous Casa Batllò in Barcelona

Sometimes I traveled with family, sometimes with friends, and sometimes I went alone. Every trip I took was a huge growing experience for me. I learned not only about the culture and the people I visited, but about myself.

I learned that I could be brave when I needed to be. I learned to make friends with strangers. I learned to be self-sufficient and figure things out. Traveling is easily the most empowering thing I’ve ever done.

Making a new print

Today, when I design a new print, I remember how it felt to navigate the subway in Japanese, or to cautiously drive on the Autobahn in Germany, or the time when I got lost in Florence and befriended the owner of a paper shop.

My hope is that my prints help others tell their own stories by reminding them significant moments in their own lives. A print can represent a honeymoon trip to Venice, a solo trip to France, a husband who is from Copenhagen, or a memory of home for a college-bound son or daughter. I think the places we visit hold powerful memories for us, and I make prints because it helps me hold onto some of those experiences. I love when a piece of mine connects with someone else in a similarly powerful way.

Carved blocks of colorful buildings for the Reykjavík, Iceland print
Alex Hughes
Alex Hughes

PRESS

I’m honored that Wandering Paper Co. has been featured in the following places:

TCU Magazine
Good Morning Texas
Voyage Dallas
NBC’s “Superstore”

Also, if you’d like to read more about my husband and me, The Dallas Morning News wrote an article about us! Click the link to check it out—especially if you are a fan of personality tests and the Myers Briggs.

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