Hello, I'm Kristen, a freelance Artist, illustrator and Graphic designer from the interior of British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley. I specialize in contemporary/abstract, Fine Art and mixed media illustrations and paintings. In most of my work you will find my signature gold foil detailing.
My work aims to capture and evoke the essence of movement, fluidity, empowerment, inner calm and the play between shadow in light in a combination of highly detailed illustrations and 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 awesome clients throughout North America and the world.
My work can be found online at KristenBakerArt.etsy.com & on Instagram @kristenbakerart & with my licensing partners at Society6 Kristen Baker Art
Adobe Creative CC, 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. Being a part of my community and working with local businesses is of great value to me - you never know what brilliant and creative fellow 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 over 6 years and absolutely love the community and working on wine label designs.
I have lived in 3 different provinces; BC, MB and AB coming full circle to live again in BC.
I am obsessed with anything spicy and have a world class hot sauce collection.