Be still my inspired heart

Please, please, please if you have a few minutes, stop by and read through Aprile Elcich’s finished digital thesis book.

In a perfect world, all design would feel like this to me. After viewing the book I had to declare that she is my new design idol. I love all the incorporated collages and the handwritten text.

I’ve worked as a professional “graphic designer” since I was 16 and I’m 32 now, and yet her work just blows my mind. Looking at Aprile’s book I realize she has done what I could only dream of doing professionally, bridging design and art. Can you imagine if you received a book like that in the mail? I’d keep it under my pillow, and I’m sure it would bring lovely dreams each night.

Check out the rest of her blog at You Are What You Love. Aprile is also the master-mind behind the blog Not Paper, where she interviews other collage artists. So much inspiration.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at and on my own personal website I also have an online shop where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (

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