Meet the Owner: Kristiana of Antig Shop

Can you share a bit about your business and what you do?

Antig Shop is a collection of my original designs in prints, jewelry, and apparel. Most of my designs are inspired by nature or my travels.

When and why did you decide to start your new business?

I started my business, Antig Shop, about a little over a year ago. I was unhappy at my day job, and my body was reacting through frequent anxiety attacks and skin rashes. Before my job and starting Antig Shop, I hustled a lot. I was painting grad caps, taking grad photos, designing tattoos, logos, and drawing up custom botanical prints and stickers. I built a solid following through all of that, so I decided it was time to build up a new brand that focused on designs that I enjoyed creating.

What do you love most about running your own business?

Honestly, most days, I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. It’s funny because most people will tell you I have it all together! Hahaha, that’s not the case at all. 

I love running my own business because it keeps me on my toes. I’m continually learning new skills. I get to meet amazing people who share my love for art, and I get to create designs that I love.

What are your overall goals for your business?

As my business grows, I’d like to become more involved in social justice and give back to local communities. I began my graphic design career wanting to spread awareness about social issues, but my direction changed over time. I’m continuously reminded of this goal, especially now in our current social climate.

What services do you provide for anyone who may want to reach out to you/work with you?

On occasion, I take custom orders for botanical illustrations, tattoo designs, calligraphy services, event signage, photography, and logo designs.

December 9, 2020

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