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Aug 1, 2013

Snapshot / Kara Haupt

So, I'm really excited to bring back my snapshot column! I love learning about talented people and sharing their work. This week we've got Kara Haupt from the blog I Just Might Explode. I found this blog a few years back and I absolutely love it. Kara is a graphic designer and an amazing photographer with a really cool aesthetic. 

What do you do?
My name is Kara Haupt. I'm in school right now to become a graphic designer and in my extra time I blog, do freelance design, and make art journaling and photography courses for my store Classes Kara Made. I Just Might Explode is my personal blog — I blog mostly about my life, art school, and creative challenges I give myself. 

Any exciting upcoming projects?
I am currently working on a new course for Classes Kara Made. I can't talk about it yet, but it's gonna be pretty great (if I can say so myself). I'm teaming up with a talented videographer friend to create a promo video and I'm super excited about that. I am also looking forward to school starting again in September. I miss my design classes!

How would you describe your style?
Style and design-wise, I really like soft, elegant colors (with some neon yellow thrown in), along with detailed, but simple features. Clothing and decor-wise, I really love neutrals and pretty much only buy white, gray, or black clothes. In the photo I'm wearing a thrifted shirt, Urban Outfitters high-waisted pants, and Indie and Chic necklace

Favorite local places at the moment?
I currently really love Ruby Jewels Scoops, Blue Star Donuts, and walking along the SW Portland waterfront for my evening walk. 

What are you currently listening to?
Oh man. I listen to music all day while I work, so I'm constantly switching it around. Right now I am loving Gregory Alan Isakov's new album, The Weatherman along with Sarah Jaffe, Justin Timberlake, Cold Specks, Lauryn Hill, Taylor Swift, and Kacey Musgraves. 


  1. Yay! I love features about other bloggers. This was great! Thanks for sharing. :D

    1. Thanks so glad you liked it! I'm really excited for this column :)

  2. Great post! Love the pink desk and that poster is rad!

    1. Thank you! & yeah that desk and poster are awesome!