HAPPINESS: a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by two or more cups of Earl Grey.
Kai + Caffeine = Kaiffeinated—a brewtiful fusion of creativity and positivity with a little bit of sass. Created in August 2016 by Kai Reyes, Kaiffeinated.com documents the struggles and successes of an illustrator + graphic designer + crafter + tea lover.
My intention is to share with you what I've learned in hopes of sparking your own artistic passion. Let's build our creative confidence and replenish our self-love so that we can let out the artist that aches so badly to make a mark in the world.
Kaiffeinated.com will open an online shop in mid 2017. The date is yet to be determined, but I will be offering art prints for sale as well as hand-crafted goodies like jewelry and stationery.
AND THE BLOG?
The blog is a place for artistic exploration, inspiration, motivation and personal growth. Please tell me I'm not the only one struggling to figure out how to enjoy every bit of the creative process. My hope is to ignite your creative spark and help you fuel your fire—whether it be creative writing, starting an online shop, illustrating or being more productive. You’re not alone. *sigh of relief.* I’m right here with you, stuck between I have this great idea and I’m afraid of failure. We’ll figure it out together. I want to help fill your well with a wealth of resources and helpful tips: things I’ve learned from my personal journey as well as the epic shifts that inspire other creatives.
The Kaiffeinated blog is a 7% sarcastic and 93% reflective journal to capture my adventures and artistic growth. Part design, part everyday life, the blog is both a creative outlet and a way to share the creative struggles and successes of being an artist.
Who writes all this stuff?
*Kai initially copied and pasted her portfolio biography in this section, then quickly realized that "Upon recently graduating magna cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design..." is far too formal.*
Hi, my name is Kai. I’ve had the passion for art ever since I could remember. My life may be chock-full of clichés, but I won't let that stop me from living.
I decided to pursue art instead of accounting because I realized money doesn't bring happiness; paintings of puppies do. I’m well-versed in sarcasm and confusing myself.
Sushi and coffee, but never together. I’m also 4.3% fluent in Spanish.
I'm currently working at a graphic design agency in Pasadena. Farm Design nourishes my creative soul five days a week. I've also recently adapted the bullet journal system, and I’ve got to say I’m actually moving forward with a few very exciting projects. One of them being my online shop. I’m hoping it will be as successful as Vandelay Industries. Please tell me you got the Seinfeld reference. Oh, I'm also losing sleep to Seinfeld.
Follow my Instagram @Kaiffeinated to see what I'm up to. :)