Kate Bingaman-Burt Illustrates the Mundanities of Everyday Life

Scrolling through Kate Bingaman-Burt’s Instagram page is like flipping through an illustrated journal or, more likely, a to-do list. The Portland-based illustrator is known for her crammed illustrations that include bright colors, hand lettering, and inventories of illustrated objects.

And just like her illustrations, so are Bingaman-Burt’s days crammed with activities: working as an illustrator, an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University, an Outlet owner hosting workshops and pop-up events, and a risograph print studio owner; as well as a board member of Design Portland.

Her many projects include publications, prints, textiles, patterns, installations, murals, and ongoing photo documentation and crowd-sourced illustration projects. She’s also written a few books and made plenty of zines, making her the ultimate it-girl. “My roles as commercial illustrator, full-time educator, and project-based artist overlap to inform an intricate creative workflow,” she writes on her website.

Flip through some of her delightful illustrated works in the gallery below.