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Meet the Maker: Ramona & Ruth

Meet Kim Burks, the maker and owner behind Ramona & Ruth.

Ramona & Ruth is a boutique letterpress stationery studio in Omaha, Nebraska founded in 2009 by owner Kim Burks.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING YOUR CRAFT? 

Since 2009.

WHAT DREW YOU TO YOUR MEDIUM ORIGINALLY? 

It was love at first sight when I held a letterpress invitation in my hands for the first time. I was immediately drawn to the tactile feel of it and the subtle dimension it added to the design. I knew then it was something I wanted to incorporate into my own work. 

WHAT INSPIRES YOU MOST & HOW IS THAT REFLECTED IN YOUR WORK?

Lately I have been inspired by color, shape, and texture. It's so fun to play around with how the 3 interact with each other. I get a lot of my inspiration when I let my mind rest and just take things in. Traveling is a great time for me to feel inspired.
Ramona & Ruth Christmas card

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE ITEM TO MAKE? WHY IS IT YOUR FAVORITE?

I love designing my planners. I love sitting down and thinking through how I plan my days and how I can create a loose guideline that may help others structure their days.

WHAT DO YOU WISH CUSTOMERS UNDERSTOOD BETTER ABOUT HANDMADE ITEMS? 

When I think of a handmade item, I always appreciate the uniqueness of each item which just makes it so special. I also imagine the person behind the creation and how much care and love goes into each product.