We had the good fortune of connecting with Christanie Hunter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christanie, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting my own business was a gradual process. I wanted to give people access to my artwork and broaden the audience of people interested in fine art and design. My goal has been to design an array of products that are functional in everyday life.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What I love about my work is it’s historical and cultural influences. My work references stories, symbols and techniques found in art styles from several different regions of the world. I love incorporating new materials that help make the work more intricate and visually stimulating. I got to where I am today with my business by networking through art events. I also put a lot of work into building my online presence through my website and social media. I never considered what I was doing to be work because I like working on projects and building my business. The main challenge is finding opportunities to sell in stores. I want the world to know that my company is meant to bring beauty and style into your life. My art has a way of uplifting the energy in a space through vibrant colors and spirited concepts.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite spots to visit in the city are the restaurants and shops on Mill Avenue. I love shopping at the small trendy boutiques and the restaurants have the best food for really great prices. My favorite thing to do with friends is to go hiking at “A” Mountain. I also enjoy going for walks at Tempe Town Lake. The museums are always fun to visit. There are so many cool exhibits happening at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Phoenix Art Museum. Another really great experience are the plays and concerts held at the Arts Centers.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to the organizations working to help businesses and artists network and connect with the community and bridge people together. Organizations like IAmRoot, Archwood Exchange, Roosevelt Row, and the Downtown Tempe Association. You are all very supportive organizations and much appreciated