Starr Studios was founded in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2005 by artist, designer and author Sean Starr: a second generation sign painter birthed from the custom auto/moto paint explosion of the late 70s and early 80s. Sean’s original works have been exhibited in galleries across the United States, and he has published several books, including “The Artist’s Tao: 44 Principles for an Artist’s Life” as well as “You, Me and Morrissey” which was made an Official Entrant for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Letters. His wife, Kayleigh, operates the studio alongside him. The studio’s work is regularly featured in ArtForum Magazine, Juxtapoz and the Los Angeles Times.
In the world of traditional sign painting, Starr Studios is a leading voice. The studio is featured in the best selling book and documentary “Sign Painters” by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. Sean serves as Editor of “Traditional Sign Maker Magazine” and the studio’s work is regularly featured in Digital Output Magazine, This Old House, Sign Builder Illustrated and SignCraft Magazine. Sean provides lectures and workshops at the University level dealing with traditional sign painting and its role in modern design.
In 2012, the studio was relocated to Historic Denton, TX with a shift of focus to include more original design and branding work. Sean’s extensive experience has quickly put the studio on the short list of companies across the US, including Gap, Sony Music, Discovery Channel, NBC Television, The Food Network, the 2010 Winter Olympics, Ocean Spray, and the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco.