Hey Instigator!


Design, illustration and custom artwork for small businesses and creatives.

Hey Instigator (or Hi) Is a small creative studio based in Nashville specializing in design, illustration and custom art for small businesses and creatives from all over.

My mission is simple: To create one of a kind visuals that represent the core of your brand + attracts your people – all while keeping the process fun, collaborate and on track.

I only take on a select number of clients at a time to make sure that each project gets the time and attention deserved – this keeps us both sane and happy. I take the time to get to know you, your business and your people with an in depth discovery process that will serve as our guide throughout the entire process.

It’s worth mentioning that everything starts by hand (ink, paint, pencil) and I make sure to keep that handmade integrity from start to finish – giving you a truly unique end product that will allow you to stand out from everyone else out there.


Brand Identity
Logo Designs
Style Guide
Stationary Design

Publication Design
Illustration & Lettering
Custom Artwork

Click the button below to tell me about your project. I'll ask for a few simple details up front and then get to work on an estimate and scope of work to send your way. Don't see what you need in the above list? Let's chat and see what I can do to help!

What happens next:



Currently accepting select clients for May 2017

What a few peeps have said about working with me ...

Jonathan Fields
Great working together. Amber got what we needed, incorporated feedback and developed new ideas, then nailed the deliverables on time and with a smile! Couldn’t be happier.
— Jonathan Fields // goodlifeproject.com

The artwork is beautiful, Amber’s professionalism topnotch, and everything was on time and on budget. I would recommend HI! to anyone. In fact, I will!
— Greg Hartle // greghartle.com

Nikki Groom – HeyInstigator.com
Amber is not only talented, she’s a joy and a pleasure to work with. I would hire her again in a heartbeat. (In fact, I’m already plotting new ways we can collaborate in future as I type this).
— Nikki Groom // nikkigroom.com

Ev'Yan Whitney
Working with Amber was incredible. Not only did she take my super fluffy idea & run with it, she executed it beautifully—it completely exceeded my expectations. I was thrilled to work with her & am dreaming up the time we can work together again. There’s no one else I’d rather work with.
— Ev'Yan Whitney // sexloveliberation.com

Working with Hey Instigator! was an amazing experience! Amber is so down to earth and easy to work with. The ‘Kiss Me I’m Ginger’ tee is now one of our top selling products.
— Trevor Denton // gingerproblems.com

Hey, I'm Amber – HeyInstigator.com

A bit more about me:

Hey, I'm Amber – artist, illustrator, designer with 14+ years of experience in the design world. When I’m not working with my fellow creatives, you can find me cozied up with a good book and cup of coffee (or wine!), hiking, cooking or just chilling out with my husband, Brett, and lovable but crazy Chihuahua, Mama.

A few things I'm currently into:

Current read: Killing Floor by Lee Child
Current album on repeat: Rennen by Sohn
Current artist envy: Alic Daniel