My name is Kory Kirby, and I’m a book designer, photographer, and a writer.
How did I get here? Well, I grew up in the flat lands of Minnesota skiing mountains that were 125 feet tall and skateboarding down any incline I could find. I wandered the greenscapes of the Midwest and developed a deep connection to the natural world. I found myself dreaming of bigger mountains, and a desire to learn about the natural world, so I moved to Bozeman, MT in 2012. Here I wrote daily, shot thousands of images, skied a hundred days a year, and earned a BS in Land Rehabilitation and Soil Science.
As I was nearing graduation, I had little idea with what I wanted to do next. Until I met an individual in a sauna who asked me, “what would you do if you only had a year to live?”
I thought to myself, if I only had a year to live, I would ride my bike down the entire west coast of the U.S. with a trailer, a surfboard, and I would learn to surf.
So that’s exactly what I did.
After my sojourn down the coast, I found my dreams had shifted from the mountains and Environmental Science to the ocean, and art. So I moved to Port Angeles, WA in the fall of 2017 and began working on my first book, “Why Do You Exist?”
I quickly fell in love with the process of book design; blending writing, photography and typography into an aesthetically pleasing, cohesive story. I loved it so much that I determined I want to do it every day. I want to always be working on a book.