August 19, 2009
designer hijiri shepherd
I don't know if you saw the kitchen of real living's deputy art director Renae Lovett in the latest issue but it is gorgeous. I popped over on the weekend and it's just as good (if not better) in real life too. One of the little finds she tracked down while looking for decorative items for the space was the print above. The Brooklyn-based designer, Hijiri Shepherd, has a great little Etsy shop as well as a studio website and a graphics blog Heart Fish.
Which five words best describe you? Nice, creative, fun, easygoing, and caring... :)
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? My first job in a real creative world was at an advertising agency as an intern right after graduating my art school in San Francisco. They hired me three months later and I worked there for seven years as an online art director/designer, learned everything there and then, I moved to New York in 2008, started freelancing on my own, started learning letterpress printing and now I am working on both my online/offline design projects and letterpress projects at the same time!
What’s your proudest achievement? Opening my own letterpress shop at etsy and being loved by many people. And being featured at many awesome blogs and being asked to be featured at such a wonderful blog like Daily Imprint! Thank you :)
What’s been your best decision? To marry my husband, Randy. Without him, I won't be where I am and as happy as I am right now.
Who inspires you? My families, friends, husband, all my people I love, all the creative amazing talented people in the world.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about designs, typography, letterpress.... You can see my passion through my design blog Heart Fish.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? To follow your heart, your instinct and creativity.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? My grandfathers. Both of them. They were passed when I was born so I never got to spend time with them so...
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Oh, god, lots of dreams... I am a dreamer. I think the most realistic and not realistic one at the same time would be to buy our own house...
What are you reading? I am reading my latest magazine subscription, Uppercase magazine. So good!
images courtesy of Hijiri Shepherd