I’m so excited to share another amazingly talented creative on today’s Spaces feature. I’d like to introduce Yas Imamura, the illustrator and designer behind Quill & Fox. She creates the most beautiful illustrations and designs for her stationary shop – some of which will be sold in various Anthropologie stores soon!
Tell us about yourself as a creative.
Hi! My name is Yas Imamura. I make cards and stationery for my lil shop called Quill & Fox.
Describe your creative journey.
I graduated from a marketing and graphic design background, but it was shortly after finishing school that I’ve gotten into illustration and fine art. I was very much motivated and set to work from home doing work that I love!
Share a little bit about your space.
I share the work room with my husband who also works from home. His table is at the opposite side. I occupy most of it because of the nature of my work. I do all of my day to day things and design work at my desk. There is a table at another room in our house that I should use for production but I prefer to work here in the same room where everything is. I also love working on the floor (I’m one of those!). I do a lot of my twining and packing near my shelves. The floor is the biggest table after all isn’t it?
What’s your favorite thing about your space?
I should say my throw blanket because it keeps me warm and snug while burning through the midnight oil. It’s unfortunately in the wash and wasn’t in pictures. So another fave I should say is my mini hot-air balloon hanging on top of my printer. It was given to us by our friend Sheri as a wedding present (So awesome!!). I’m absolutely obsessed with looking at it.
What’s one thing you think every creative needs in their space?
A distraction! Be it a small television, a scenic window, or a fun, lovable company like my husband. I think it’s good to be organically distracted by things and to have some kind of respite when our brain has been zoning in too much on work. Distraction helps me a lot in my creative thought process. As long as it’s not Facebook (Ha!).
Thanks Yas for sharing your workspace with us!
Photos by her husband, Andrew Imamura.