ABOUT & CONNECT

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ABOUT

Kprecia Ambers is a digital illustrator from Minneapolis, MN and the owner of Kp Inspires, a digital illustration studio creating art for products, projects, and spaces that seek to share inspiration.

In 2015 Kprecia graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Concordia University St.Paul. Upon graduating her creativity blossomed into a strong interest in Surface Design and led into a career in Illustration. She is Known for her vibrant figurative art and has partnered to create for a range of businesses to support their visions and missions.

Kprecia is passionate about listening, learning, and translating the power of language into a visual. She enjoys celebrating Black culture, Black history, and music. Seeing herself represented and exposing her mind to different experiences and historical truths Inspires her to create and reflect. Through the use of illustration, her goal is to build Kp inspires into a brand that educates, supports, and encourages people. A brand that is a voice of love in a world that is often hateful and overwhelming.

 

Nickname  Kp

Raised  in North Minneapolis, MN

Groups  AddWomxn

Loves  Photography, Music, dancing, movies…anything artsy!!

Art projects that interest me?  Wellness, Beauty, Educational, Activism, Black History/culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Celebrating stories, children art

Favorite Quote  There is beauty in the struggle

Fun Fact  My favorite color is green because I love turtles haha! I also secretly love purple!

Services

Clients seeking art to be created in support of business or educational needs such as –  Campaign(s), presentations, brand product/packaging, posters, pamphlets…

Kp Inspires collaborates with businesses to art license or create custom art to be applied to a surface/products such as: Home decor, stationery, greeting cards, packages, and more. The possibilities are endless

Projects needing art for the preparation and issuing of a book, journal, magazine, piece of music, or other work for public sale.

Art created for or applied to a product for a specified space, event, exhibit/gallery, restaurant, and other ways imagined by the client. This includes work and or products used in a space like pillows, posters, murals, etc. 

Below are typical questions I am asked and answers to provide more understanding and comfort while working with me.

An illustrator is an artist who creates two-dimensional images for various companies and industries, such as fashion design, children’s books, magazines, medical manuals, web sites, technical designs, advertising and more. 

A surface designer is a graphic illustrator who creates original artworks or patterns for consumer products like fabrics, home goods, packaging, and clothing.

Purpose driven businesses and vendors seeking to use art to encourage, inspire, support, connect, or celebrate their audience. Client aligns with Kp Inspires ethics.

Currently Kp Inspires uses a licensing model to price out each project. The following lists considerations and information typically needed to price out a project.

  • License & Usage of Artwork
    • Exclusive ( Art only used by client) OR Non-Exclusive (art open to be sourced/used by another client)
    • Usage Applications in which art will be used/shown/placed
    • Territory Where the artwork will show/be displayed (worldwide/online, nationwide, in-state)
    • Duration The period of time in which the artwork is needed or used (specific days/months/years, In perpetuity (no time restrictions), Ownership (artists gives up rights to artwork)
    • Time demanded Amount of time needed for project to be completed
    • Business Size (start up, small, medium, large)

 

Consultation & Negotiation: Designer and client discuss project details, quote / project estimate, negotiation, contract, and payment (invoiced). Typically a 50% deposit is required before the start of a project.

Design Process: Designer gathers all needed materials and research to brainstorm and present concepts (2 max) to client.

Drafting: Digital illustration creation (sketch, color, finalize) | feedback – 3 revision rounds given.

Completion: Final packaged and sent requested file along with invoice of final payment (if applicable).

Allow 2-3 weeks on average to account for revision and design time. This could be longer or shorter depending on the project needs.

  • Respect: Illustrator & Client respects one another, time, and abilities
  • Accountability: Taking responsibility & communicating
  • Integrity: Being honest about work and ownership
  • Teamwork/collaborative: It is imperative to know the designer and client work together to bring the vision to life. This requires the client taking time to think over the direction or idea of their project and the designer listening & doing research to translate and create the visual.  
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Kp Inspires works with companies who value and respect diversity and inclusion.