I am so glad you stopped by to say hi! My name is Kristi, and I am a local Houstonian who loves all paper goods, lettering and calligraphy. I graduated from Auburn University where I studied marketing and leadership. My love for design was a hobby and quickly turned into my full-time job. Sharing my God given talent with others brings me great joy.
Here is a little background about myself so you can get to know the maker behind all these goods. I am married to a wonderful man named Garrett whom I met during my high school years. We have a black lab named Nellie who has more energy than me on Red Bull. When I am not working on my business, I love being social with friends and eating lots of Tex Mex. It's a staple here in Houston. I love rec sports, and I love people watching at airports. So there, now you know a little about me, and I hope it has given you a bit of insight into what makes me tick.
Here at Kristi Anne Design, my goal is to help add value to you, whether that is in the shape of a personal or business endeavor. I just want to help. It's a freedom to let your imagination come to life!
I specialize in designing custom items such as: custom stationery, custom invitations, custom address stamps and many other materials needed for any event or announcement. If you are looking for pre-made designs that can be purchased as is but be customized with the information for your event, please visit my shop.
If you have questions regarding a project you have in mind, just contact me!
I think many of us come to a crossroad asking: What am I doing? What’s the point, why do I spend so much of my time doing something I half like? How can I make my situation better? Well, you can say I definitely hit that crossroad. There was a time where those questions seemed to be running on a mouse wheel in my head, so I decided to answer the ever-circling cycle of questions.
What am I doing? I am working in the corporate world in a job that perfectly fits my college degree and I am making a livable salary pay.
What’s the point, why do I spend so much of my time doing something I don’t really enjoy? I am following THE path. You know THE path you are supposed to follow when graduating from college. You look for a corporate job. You find a job. You apply and hopefully get the job. You show up to the job, get paid, hopefully working with awesome people. Once that is done, you go home to do it all again five days in a row. That’s what I am doing. That’s what I am supposed to do.
How can I make my situation better? I am going through the motions. Life is supposed to be a time of investigation and adventure, where I am constantly trying to excel and challenge myself to be better. To live better. To learn and grow on the journey. I don’t think what I am doing is satisfying those needs that I believe life should hold. Now, it’s not always going to be easy. It’s going to be hard, but those hard times will refine me.
I started researching what a girl in her 20s should do when facing these big life questions. Needless to say I stumbled across many blogs about others facing these same questions. I began investigating. I began learning. I realized that it’s okay to feel this way, but an action was required.
My next action of business was understanding what I valued in the work place. What were my core values? I needed three… Three words to sum up what I thought I need in the working world- HA! That’s not hard…
I thought and brainstormed, and I came up with these three words:
Honesty, Service and Creativity.
At this time, I had a side business going for a while, where I was using my hobby of graphic design to help others with invitations, stationery and really anything they wanted designed. I LOVED IT! It gave me energy. I was helping people and adding value to them (SERVICE). I worked closely with my clients so that they were aware of what the process looked like and what should be expected (HONESTY). And I designed items from scratch (CREATIVITY). I began realizing that I had an opportunity. An opportunity to take a risk and go into business for myself.
Well, if you don’t know what daunting looks like, just take a look at the above statement and you have now found a real life definition of daunting. A 20 something year old going into business for herself. But you know what, that is exactly what I did. I am proud to say that I am the owner of Kristi Anne Design, and I love my job. Waking up in the morning is exciting. I am constantly looking at ways to improve my business and help it be the best customer focused design business. My goal is to help my client’s imagination come to life. It brings me joy to be able to use a talent that was given to me to help others. I am thankful for this opportunity, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds!