I decided to start this blog for my creative practice to document my art journey, in illustration, design, and branding as I’m building up my side hustle into more. I’ll be sharing my work, experiences as a designer venturing into the world of illustration and being a creativepreneur. I hope anything I share on the blog, as well as resources and or creative inspiration can be of value to you and your creative career. This is for creatives by a creative, and something I wish I had when I was starting out—enjoy!

Hi, I'm KMA

Otherwise known as Kris, the founder of ARTLABkma, my creative studio based in Los Angeles. Passionate about art and design, I’m a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer with a background in fine art. I help food and travel brands stand out, and tell their story through illustration and design, so they can focus on the work that matters most.

I’ve loved art for as long as I can remember—watching Saturday morning cartoons and trying to draw them on scraps typewriter paper. These were my first “sketchbooks”. While in school, I always pursued art and grew to love technology and computers in the process. Now through illustration and graphic design, I am able to combine my love for analog and digital art through my work in helping other creative entrepreneurs, as well as small and large brands, grow their business. Working with me would be like having your personal in-house creative consultant.