Humble Twig

About Humble Twig & Design Process

Humble Twig is owned and operated by Creative Director and Graphic Designer, Nikki Simon. Humble Twig is located in Helena, Montana, offering design services to the greater Northwest and the Big Sky State.

Humble Twig is a small business built for small businesses. Your story is your own, I'm just here to help you tell it.

+ The Brass Tacks

Humble Twig is a design and screen print studio located in Helena, Montana by Nikki Simon (that's me). I'm your go-to for print design, conference materials, simple websites you can self-manage, branding, illustrative needs, screen printed invites, social media and marketing aid, handmade gifts, and more. I'm always good for a long chat and a strong cup of coffee. Let's have a conversation about your creative needs, and if Humble Twig is a good fit to help you achieve those goals.

+ Humble Roots

With humble intentions, Humble Twig started in a one bedroom apartment. I originally founded the business as a means to sell my hand screen printed cards and posters. However as I continued to develop the brand, I recognized the greater contribution Humble Twig could offer. In attending Art & Design school, the education and skills that prepared me to be a trained design professional would also be the foundation on which Humble Twig would expand.

+ The Design Process

It all begins with a conversation. Thoughtful design is an investment in your own business and your customers. Graphic Design can help create better brand awareness to your audience, as well as create stronger unity within the workplace. Whether you need regular informational flyers, gig posters, or semi-annual reports, Humble Twig can help you create professional, engaging materials for your audience. Let's talk about your business objectives and needs. From there, I can help you determine the design ventures that are necessary for us to see those needs through. Because of Humble Twig's small nature (it's a one-lady show!), new jobs may not be initiated right at the point of contact depending on the schedule of other projects already in process. However, once a project does commence, I'm with you from concept to completion.

+ Shop Talk

Humble Twig comes from a very humble making method. I take a lot of pride in being a multi-generational Montana native, and I've created a self-imposed responsibility to help capture and document the spirit of this wonderful place. I've lived in Montana for nearly my whole life, and still this great state can take my breath away. My desire to share those moments usually serves as inspiration for my own work. I'm so fascinated by the different characteristics in regions and towns that Montana harbors; I like to think that my work celebrates their hidden richness. I start with pencil and paper, eventually moving onto my computer to refine my drawings. Once I'm happy with a design, I'll prepare it for printing. I create stencils that I expose my screens with in our tiny bathroom-turned-dark-room, and then I take to the studio and print! Depending on what I'm printing, I'll finish the product with a heat set, scoring/folding, stamping, or signature. I love that these things pass through my hands every step of the way.