akrDesignStudio was launched in November 2014 by designer Akiko K Ruiz with a passion for hand drawing illustrations and calligraphy. Our goal is to create fun and one of a kind designs that you can’t find elsewhere, and to make customers happy and bring joy is what keeps akrDesignStudio going.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan, Akiko moved to California and began work as a graphic designer in the apparel industry. Years later, Akiko realized her dream of expressing herself through hand drawing illustrations by creating her own line of stationery.
Akiko was chosen '22 stationery designers to shop' by Domino magazine, and her work has been featured in magazines and blogs such as Collective Hub, Mollie Makes,
Stationery Magazine and Domino to name a few. akrDesignStudio is based in sunny Southern California.