Inside A Portland Mom’s Small & Sleek Pad

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
02/19/15

Photographed by Michelle Drewes

Who says living in a tiny space with a little one needs to feel cramped? Portland-based illustrator, calligrapher, and stylist Joy Sunyoung Fitzgerald, whose client list includes Kinfolk and Nike, proves that theory wrong. She recently invited us into her 600-square-foot home, which she shares with her 5-month-old son James and her photographer husband, and the pared-down space is somehow both quaint and incredibly airy. See how she achieves that—plus balances her artistic career and role as a new mother—below.

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Karen | Char Co.

Oh, what a beautiful feature! I love how Joy and her family live in a small space and keep their lives uncluttered. Joy’s approach to mother is inspiring and refreshing. Thanks for doing features with depth like this one.

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Tania Welch

I don’t think i’ve ever left a comment here, although I do love your site, especially these Mother interviews. However, this interview was one of the most thoughtful interviews I’ve read in a long time. Joy was so genuine in every response and her authenticity with each answer was felt. This was truly a gem and I’m grateful to have been able to read this. Thank you!

Warmly,
Tania Welch

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