Eight Hour Day :: One Year
Eight Hour Day presents One Year – A Yearlong Journey in Search of Inspiration

Friday, August 19, 2011
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

605 Williamson Street
Madison, WI

What would you do if you sold your house and packed up for a year of travel? Eight Hour Day is the studio of Katie Kirk and Nathan Strandberg, a husband-and-wife design team based in Minneapolis. One Year, the studio’s newest endeavor, began in October 2010 when Katie and Nathan hit the road for a year of travel around the United States in search of design, inspiration and adventure. They are currently ten and a half months into their journey, and Madison will be their next stop as they talk about their experiences on this yearlong expedition. This is must-see event promises to be inspiring!

:: About Eight Hour Day ::
Most often found at the studio, the dog park or an antique shop, Katie and Nathan aspire to live a designed life(style)—where work, play and inspiration are all equal and integrated organically. In 2009, Communication Arts Magazine certified them as "Fresh." In 2010, HOW Magazine featured them in a cover story. "Every project that passes through the door of this two-person shop,” the magazine wrote, “seems to have an extra spark of energy or imagination that draws you in for closer inspection." Eight Hour Day’s client list includes Target, the New York Times, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, Wired, and the Walker Art Center. The children's book Eli, no! (inspired by the studio’s resident chocolate Lab, Eli) is currently in progress under Abrams publishing and due to hit shelves in the fall of 2011.

:: Schedule ::

4:30 - 5:30 PM :: Welcome, Check-In
5:30 - 6:30 PM :: Presentation
6:30 - 7:30 PM :: Mingle
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