My name is Krista O’Halpin, and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, from Savanah College of Art and Design. My work has been described as bold, dark, and playful. I use various mediums & methods, oftentimes switching up my workflow, to keep myself occupied.
Inspiration for my personal work comes from my own mental health struggles, my love for nature, & my longing for human connection.
My art has been recognized, shown, and published in various galleries across the United States from The Harlow Gallery in Maine, to Terminal West in Atlanta, Georgia.
Read to learn the story behind the studio, our mission, & values:
THE STUDIO’S STORY
Strange in Nature Studio began in September 2019, and it all started with a desire to find my space in the design world. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017, I went on an active search to find a position in my career field, but along the way found my own voice getting lost in the lingo & work I had to adapt in order to fit into those roles.
I realized this inauthentic way of being was not sustainable, as it not only didn’t speak to me or for me, but it didn’t connect well with people who were not in that specific type of corporate industry. It was then I took the leap and began to rediscover the things that made my work my work, this then led to the founding of this studio. I feel so grateful for the ability to express myself in this way and connect with brands in a more meaningful & truthful way.