Thursday, 10 June 2010

FFFFOUND! Daily Find #8: Katie Kirk

Today's Daily Find is from Katie Kirk, a graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Katie's clean, simple portfolio has been designed in the form of a blog, each update perfectly showcasing a new artwork or project, which can range from print, greetings and graphic design through to children's books. Katie also co-runs EightHourDay - a multi-disciplinary, multi-talented design boutique - with her husband, Nathan Strandberg:

"Our goal is to create work that is honest. Solutions that are exploratory, educational and inspirational. Creative that is conceptually interesting and visually stunning. Design with the belief that process and collaboration should be as exciting as the end result."

Katie's beautiful, clean-edged vector designs translate perfectly into patterns, combining a playful use of graphics with typography and sophisticated colour palettes to create stunning artworks. Some of these are available as hand-screenprinted prints from the EightHourDay Etsy shop; my favourites are below, along with a couple of COLOURlovers palettes inspired by them. 

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