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I’m Katie, a graphic designer who mostly somersaults through life. My blog is all about things that inspire me – be it art, design, or other snippets i find along the way.

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thom yorke

check out this totally rad illustration of thom yorke! in honor of his grooviness, i’m putting radiohead on repeat this afternoon!

[image via ffffound]


1920s woman

T and i went to a 1920s themed birthday party last weekend. i miraculously found all the pieces to my ensemble in my closet (minus the cigarette holder, $4.75 at the tobacco shop). i felt a little like miss hannigan from ‘Annie’ the whole night, sipping out of a nondescript MD 20/20 bottle.

strict joy


finally! the swell season have a new album out! for those of you who are unaware of the greatness-the group is made up of glen hansard and marketa irglova [made famous by their indie film, once] and glen’s previous band, the frames. i love, love, love everything about them and strict joy did not disappoint. you can listen here!

and on top of the heartfelt music, their cover & poster art alone is enough to pull you in. here’s what i mean…



birthday surprise

for my birthday, T got me tickets to see RENT, the musical, when it comes to the Des Moines Civic Center next month! i’m beyond excited and have always wanted to see it live. let the countdown begin!



surprise party

a few weeks ago, my mom turned 50! she insisted that she didn’t want a party…so we threw her a surprise one! here’s the invite i designed…


i decided to go with a sophisticated yet feminine look using a berry and citrus color palette. being unemployed does have it’s perks – i had time to create all kinds of decorations for the party including flags for the dessert, hanging bursts, cut-out happy birthday sign, table settings, and the centerpiece.


we decided to have the party out in our shop office on the farm where i grew up. so i was fighting the ugly paneled walls & florescent lights. but all things considered, i think the end result turned out alright.






she was really surprised and everyone had a blast celebrating. i think it’ll be a birthday that will go down in the “remember-when’s”.

groovy, man

i’m channeling my inner hippie today in preparation for T and I’s Woodstock-themed party tomorrow night. can you believe it’s been 40 years since woodstock? i was definitely born much too late, for i am a true flower child at heart. peace & love!


today i am…


today i am…

listening to mogwai on repeat.

really, really wishing for a hammock date.

drooling over this day trip inspiration board.

supporting our local library, here AND here.

eyeing this cheery bag.

watching this groovy tune on youtube.

idolizing this rad scrapbooker.