Katie Kirk + EightHourDay
As you can imagine, I am exposed to the design work of so many that some conclude it must be easy to forget who's who and and sometimes it can be! Truth is, no matter how many illustrators and graphic designers that I find and feature here, I tend to remember them all (even if I forget their names!) because what I write about strikes a cord with me and so they stick in my mind like glue. And some, like EightHourDay, really stand out as exceptional and it's then that I find myself revisiting the work that I love regularly to see what's new -- no doubt just as you do with the faves that you collect. Katie Kirk is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Minneapolis and with her husband, Nathan Strandberg, they own EightHourDay and if you've not seen their work before then perhaps they'll become one of your favorites, too.
This multi-disciplinary design boutique has been raved about by Print Magazine, PDN Magazine, HOW Design, and Communication Arts. "Most often found either at the studio, the dog park or an antique shop they aspire for the designed life(style), a place where work, life and inspiration are all equal and integrated organically." Above is just a glimpse inside of their portfolio... you can view more on their website, her illustration blog, or in their etsy shop where you can purchase some of the prints shown. Enjoy!