How did all of this get started?
Owner Kristie Christensen is the common denominator. The Company Namesake. The Brand Trailblazer. The creative glue, we all say. And this agency is the culmination of her more than 20 years absorbing life and using that experience to turn ideas into authentic brands, custom apparel + giftable design, promotional items and weddings + events. Her career began in hotels, planning weddings and running sales & marketing while nabbing her marketing degree. So she knows a thing or twelve about creating and taking brands to market. And some 20+ years later, all of that would become the center of the ring with her as the Ringmaster of this Wild West, Down South Creative Circus.
Kristie is a chronic entrepreneur who lives life to its fullest, and she considers every moment spent a form of inspiration for everything she does. A true brandaholic, some might say that her love for creating brands could use its own 12 step…but she gives them a wink, runs with arms wide open to that creative bottle (hopefully Pink Champagne)…and she drinks.
And Kristie is legit. She spent a full career building luxury brands in the travel, hospitality and events space, and those industries are where creativity lives. She brands. That what she does. She brands for our customers and for our own powerhouse brands, and our customers half hire her for her experience and half hire her for her unbridled passion for telling their stories. She has always handled all the brands with complete creative reckless abandon…and she does it well. Her killer combo lies in her ability to wrap creative design in a warm blanket of good strategy & authentic messaging.
She likes to say that she is right brained with left brain tendencies. So, she’s great at helping you get started with all the nuts and bolts flotsam (like getting the right certificates, selecting names that work for web and social, crafting a business/marketing plan, etc.) and then tossing a little gold glitter on your vision with design. And, if you aren’t sure where to start or what to call your new venture, she and her growing team can help with that, too!
So, if creativity and authenticity are your vibe, let her help you build your brand.
Hey, Friend…it’s Kristie.
What they say above is true. I am a brandaholic. It’s my passion. It drives me. Building my own businesses and telling the stories of others literally enriches my soul. We all had to start somewhere, and my journey began more than 20 years ago in sales, marketing and events. I’m awarded the luxury of being well traveled in my career and am blessed to have been inspired by and collabbed with some of the best in the business. ALL OF THAT came with me when I launched this agency, my design label – SHE IS WHISKEY IN A TEACUP & my wedding and event venue over at CHAMPAGNE RANCH
We like to call our brands power brands, because whether we’re talking about our own brands or the brands we build for our customers, they are powered by passion and EMPOWERED by inspiration, collaboration and a deep-rooted desire for authenticity and customer centricity. We encourage our customers to find their own truth…discover what the soul of their business is…and tell that story to the right audiences using the best marketing tools. We’re storytellers. That’s who we are. And we just so happen to be really good at it.
Our team believes in the notion that the best brands are the ones that become a lifestyle that customers want to live and breathe in, and that is just what we create in every brand we touch. We’re more than just logos and web sites – we’re a branding paradigm. If we love you, your customers will love you. We will make good and sure of that.