Hi, I'm Kristi!

So...you actually want to know about me? Okay, here it goes. 

I was raised in Reno, Nevada, known as the “Biggest Little City in the World.” I’ve always been artsy and a little awkward, I made my own paper dolls, I sang Little Mermaid songs in the pool, I played RPG’s in AOL chatrooms, and I read, no I mean I READ, like a LOT.  

Eventually I became a Graphic Designer because I had this burning desire to be creative and that’s how you do it and earn a steady paycheck. I love digital art and designing layouts so I certainly think it was a good choice for me. But I wanted MORE… 

In 2015 I applied to a Graphic Design position working in Japan, totally on whim, and when I got the job I was totally flabbergasted. I packed up my family (my husband and 2 year old son) and we moved our whole life across the vast ocean to live in another country. I had some knowledge of the culture and language from my Japanese minor in college but it certainly was a crazy adventure. 

Japan was AMAZING, it’s everything that everyone says and more. Beautiful scenery, polite people, quirky stores and merchandise, and such a deep understanding of Art and what it is to be an artist. I was inspired in ways I could never have imagined. But, while I would have loved to spend the rest of my life in that beautiful, amazing country, I was not thriving in the government/corporate environment. So, with my family now two and a half years older and my new daughter on the way I returned to the land of my birth. 

Now I consider myself not only a Graphic Designer but a full fledged Artist. I have a new found passion for watercolors and ink, and also love working with digital painting and illustration. I’m also passionate about Japanese kimono, Studio Ghibli films, fiber arts, historical crafts, reading, video games and cats. 

So, welcome to my website, I’m glad that you made it here! I am creating my own artistic business and living life on my own terms. My goal now is to bring joy and color into the lives of others through my art and social media interactions. Please support me on my new journey.

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow;
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead;
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus