Hello, I'm Kristen, a freelance Graphic & Freehand Artist and illustrator from the interior of British Columbia who now resides in Edmonton, AB Canada. I specialize in contemporary, abstract, fine line and mixed media illustrations and paintings, often with gold foil.
My work aims to capture and evoke the essence of movement and fluidity in a combination of highly detailed illustrations to simplistic brush strokes with flowing abstract shapes.
I am a trained Graphic Designer and have over fifteen years' experience working in branding design, fabric & pattern design, pre-press print and on the Web. My work includes clients such as Best Version Media, Quails' Gate Winery, Gypsy Soul Designs, Shakti Jewelery, Canadian Vintners Association, Ballet Kelowna, and many more.
My work can be found online at KristenBakerArt.etsy.com & on Instagram @kristenbakerart
Adobe Creative CS6, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office, UXPin.
The Other Stuff
In my spare time I like to read as many blogs as I can to keep up with industry events and trending technologies. As well as painting and creating both digital & hand drawn artwork. Also, I love to learn anyway I can, by reading books, taking online classes and joining discussions. You never know what fellow brilliant and creative minds you will get to collaborate with.
I just want to create beautiful things - let me create something beautiful for you.
View my resume on LinkedIn linkedin.com/kristen-joy-baker
A few somewhat interesting facts:
favorite food: Pizza + authentic mexican food & italian food
sports as a child: ballet & snowboarding
what I wanted to be when I grew up: artist, jewelry designer, creator - I've had the pleasure of becoming all of them!
what I became: a graphic designer & artist, a little bit of a tech geek + entrepreneur
hobbies: decorating my house, traveling, cooking
pets: I have 2 dogs (Harlow & Phoenix) and 1 cat (Hawk) - they are wonderful office assistants
something things that may surprise you:
I used to be a natural health marketing specialist
I worked in the wine industry for 6 years.
I have lived in 3 different provinces; BC, MB and AB
I am obsessed with anything spicy!