Varado & Co, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Happy Monday everyone! I’m excited to share a new post series that I’ll be adding to the collection which will feature sources of my inspiration! Plus, Mondays can be particularly rough, so why not start the week off with some bright and cheerful imagery? Much of my inspiration comes from experiences away from the computer, yet there are times when escaping the studio just aren’t possible. In either case, I’m excited to share some of the inspiring gems I find online and elsewhere with you.

On the rare occasion that I am able to get away from my desk, I try to snap a few photos of inspiring things while I’m out and about so that I have something to draw from the next time I’m in a creative jam. While looking through some old photos on my phone yesterday, I came across a few photos of pieces by Varado & Co that I had seen at Hot Pop’s* Friendship Show 2 in 2013 (two of which are shown above). Varado & Co is a small design studio based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin led by the incredibly talented Brett Stenson. As I saw these photos on my phone, I was immediately reminded of how much I love their work and knew immediately I needed to showcase them for this inaugural Monday Inspiration post.

Check out this beautiful video (by Ryan Bilinski) featuring the logo Varado & Co designed for Clunk Supply. Swoon!

Check out more work by Varado & Co on their website! Enjoy!

*Hot Pop is pretty much my favorite store ever so if you’re ever in Milwaukee, definitely check them out! They have an incredible store front filled with tons of lovely gifts, beautiful artwork from local artists, and a delightful staff. When I was still in the area, visiting Hot Pop was definitely a great inspiration when I felt stuck on a project too. They’re just the best!