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Bad Ass Women in Bed : Illustrator Kate Worum


09 / 09 / 2015


Kate Worum x Lunya

 Equally cool as she is creative, Kate Worum, a Minneapolis based illustrator,

worked with us to create the sweetest sleepy eye print. We asked her a few questions about

her process and how she gains inspiration. Let's get to know her. 

Kate Worum x Lunya





What's your favorite bedtime snack?

K: Pizza + Wine


 What's your bedtime?

K: If I don't have a deadline or fun social plans I love crawling into bed early! It just depends on the day. I love a solid nights sleep!


Are you a night owl or early riser?

K: I'm a little of both.


Kate Worum x Lunya


When did you start illustrating? 

K : I've made art my whole life, but I didn't start "illustrating" until I got to MCAD. I debated between getting a BFA in Graphic Design or Illustration, and I thought illustration looked a hell of a lot more fun. It seemed more fitting for me. I ended up trying to take as many graphic design classes as I could because people kept asking me, "What the HELL are you going to do with an illustration degree?!" I figured out that there's a lot you can do! You just have to get a little creative and be very flexible. 


What did your very first piece look like?

K : I cannot remember my very first illustration... Whatever it was I'm sure it was heinous. A lot of the art that I made back then was just learning different mediums. I think to be an illustrator you have to make a ton of horrendous work until you start to find your style/voice. 


 How / Where / Who do you gain inspiration from? 

 K: Pretty much everywhere, but mostly from collaborations with other creatives. When I am in a rut (aka not knowing what the hell to make) I prompt myself with a project.  Right now for example, my friend Ashley Shulzetenburg - a trend forecaster here in MPLS - and I just kicked off weekly illustrated trend alerts. Just to stay inspired, make, and to have a much needed outlet where there are no rules but our own. 


Kate Worum x Lunya


  What is the coolest project that you have been involved in since starting to freelance and why?

 K: This is tough... Working with the Man Repeller was pretty fun!


 If you could have a super power what would it be?

 K : Math and cooking skills. JK, I'd want to have the power to heal. 


 What are key things you do to keep a work / life balance?

 K : Since I've been freelancing I have been finding it very helpful to get everything on the calendar. When I sit down to make a to-do list for the week I include my personal plans and try to make them equally as important as everything else.


Kate Worum x Lunya


What is a must-have for the perfect night sleep?

 K : A ton of pillows! And my man Dan next to me. He seems to always have "a perfect night sleep." He sleeps like a baby angel on his back. He falls asleep in 5 seconds and it usually takes me about 15-20 minutes. #sleepgoals


 What does your coffee order consist of?

K : I love an iced latte in the summer and a hot cappuccino in the winter.


 If you could trade places with anyone for the day - who would it be?

 K: Lake Bell. I think she's even weirder than I am and I just want to see what that could be like. 




Illustration : Kate Worum

Creative Director : Liz Gardner




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