Re-post from 8 Hour Day “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”

Yep, this is a full re-post of what I think is a great, important, and should be seen by anyone interested in design type of blog post. I think that Katie Kirk, one half of the lovely couple behing the design studio 8 Hour Day said it best, so I’m just spreading her words and images below.

So awesome to see some of the best women designers and illustrators out there too, friends, peers, and new to me talents who kick ass in this field every day.

*Please note – The below is a post originally written and collected by Katie Kirk of 8 Hour Day, not myself, so if you dig, also go over there and check them out, comment there too and support them as well. Cheers all!

There’s been a lot of discussion happening around a recent Good Magazine article entitled “Why We Can’t Let Design Become a Boys’ Club” by Dylan Lathrop. It has spawned numerous comments, opinions,counter arguments and retorts from all sides. Many of us feel strongly about this, and it’s definitely a subject with many shades of gray. Though we may not all agree on the matter, I think the fact that it’s being discussed at all is great. After reading through all the articles and all the commentary, I felt compelled to showcase some of the women that continue to inspire me. So here are some of my favorites–thanks for the inspiration, ladies!


Aimee Gauthier


Allegra Lockstadt


Allison Newhouse


Anchalee Chambundabongse


Angie Lewin


Anke Weckmann


Annette Marnat


Anne Ulku


Autumn Whitehurst


Celeste Prevost


Danielle Davis


Deanna Halsall


Eleanor Grosch


Elsa Lang 
(Always With Honor)


Erin Fuller


Esther Aarts


Gemma Correll


Gina Triplett


Gracia Lam


Helen Dardik


Jacqui Oakley


Janine Rewell


Jennifer Daniel


Jenny Bowers


Jessica Hische


Jessica Walsh


Jillian Tamaki


Julia Rothman


Karen Goheen 
(Two Arms)


Kate Bingaman-Burt


Kelli Anderson


Kelly Munson


Kristina Collantes


Lauren Gregg


Laurie DeMartino


Lotta Nieminen


Lydia Nichols


Maria Janosko


Maricor/Maricar


Meg Hunt


Melissa Buchanan 
(The Little Friends of Printmaking)


Missy Austin


Natalie Schaefer


Parliament of Owls
 (Meg Paradise, Lauren Sheldon & Ariana Dilibero)


Ping Zoo


Roxanne Daner


Sanna Annukka


Sarah Labieniec


Sara Lintner


Sol Linero


Susie Ghahreman


Tonya Douraghy


Tuesday Bassen


Valerie Jar


Veronica Corzo-Duchardt 
(winterbureau)


Sharon Werner & Sarah Forss 
(Werner Design Works)


Zeloot

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Re-post from 8 Hour Day “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”

  1. Wow… what and amazing list… they are all so amazing!! Great post!

  2. Epic post. Seems I’m even more up against the ‘boys club’, being an illustrator in the automotive aftermarket. wheeee! Thanks for this, it’s totally inspiring!

  3. what an amazing list – thanks so much for putting this together, I have hours of happy internet browsing ahead of me now 🙂

  4. This was fantastic! I feel very cool now, having heard of some of these designers and adding a few more to check out. 🙂

    Off to check out the article now too.

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