Every day is a new start. One piece of art can lift your mood instantly. A journal can give you joy every time you open it.
Our inspiration.. is you! We hope our passion for creating designs makes you smile and brings a bit of happiness to your everyday life.
- About the artist -
With a passion for hand drawing illustrations and calligraphy, designer Akiko K.Ruiz launched akrDesignStudio in November 2014.
After earning a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan, Akiko moved to California and began work as a designer in the apparel industry.
Years later, Akiko realized her dream of expressing herself through hand drawing illustrations by creating her own line of stationery.
Her work has been featured in magazines and blogs such as Collective Hub, Mollie Makes, Stationery Trends, and Domino Magazine. She has also collaborated with brands like Anthropologie.
All designs are hand drawn works of art by Akiko with dipping ink and watercolor, and all products are created with care and attention to detail on high quality paper.
akrDesignStudio is based in sunny Southern California.
Check out Akiko's interview with Lisa-Marie to learn more!