This week’s Spaces features the workspace of Designer and Illustrator, Anna Hurley. I’m a big fan of Anna’s work and specifically love her illustration work. I started following Anna on twitter a while back and she never fails to make me laugh out loud with her witty tweets. Be sure to hop over to her site and check out all of her work!
Tell us about yourself as a creative.
I’m a graphic designer specializing in print, mainly invitations, posters, illustrations, and the like. I used to work as a designer for Hello!Lucky letterpress in San Francisco, but now I’m a designer at Yelp. I also do plenty of freelance design and illustration. I basically work all the time, but who doesn’t?
Describe your creative journey.
Like most people, I knew nothing about anything when I left for college. I decided to attend a small liberal arts school in Southern California. The design program wasn’t great, but my super motivated group of friends taught me everything I know. Ever since then I’ve tried very hard to be surrounded by people I look up to and can learn from, and I’ve been pretty lucky.
Share a little bit about your space.
My little Macbook lets me move about my apartment so I can basically work anywhere. I’ll typically work on the sofa and, since I clearly have the attention span of a toddler, I’ll have something playing in the background. So, thanks, Netflix Instant, for all those hours of Saved by the Bell. But let’s get the college years on there, shall we?
What’s your favorite thing about your space?
That it doesn’t have a “KEEP CALM CARRY ON” poster.
What’s one thing you think every creative needs in their space?
A spot where you can have a break and avert your gaze from the glowing siren song of the computer screen. All work and no play, as the saying goes.
*Photos by Anna Hurley