Kprecia Ambers

ILLUSTRATOR & OWNER, KP INSPIRES

My name is Kprecia and I am an illustrator and owner of Kp Inspires, an online home decor shop dedicated to celebrating and empowering black girls. My hope is to create gifts that help build safe spaces and encourage self love.

What inspired you to start your business?

After graduating in 2015 with a degree in Graphic Design, I realized the lack of diversity within the creative field. I found this to be discouraging and got tired of hoping someone would open their door to me. So I built my own door to walk through. I begin to mix my passions and talents create products I desired to see in the world. I advocate for representation and positivity, which is why home decor attracts. The home is a place you should receive good energy. Aside, from designing products I use Instagram to explore my style and share inspiration. This has opened the doors to freelance work. I am able to use my talents as a way to give back and create meaningful work that reflects my values.

What is something you would say to someone who is struggling in their first few years of business? Is there something you struggled with and learned from in those first few years?

After graduating in 2015 with a degree in Graphic Design, I realized the lack of diversity within the creative field. I found this to be discouraging and got tired of hoping someone would open their door to me. So I built my own door to walk through. I begin to mix my passions and talents create products I desired to see in the world. I advocate for representation and positivity, which is why home decor attracts. The home is a place you should receive good energy. Aside, from designing products I use Instagram to explore my style and share inspiration. This has opened the doors to freelance work. I am able to use my talents as a way to give back and create meaningful work that reflects my values.

What hobbies, causes, or activities are you passionate about aside from your work?

I love watching documentaries on people to stay inspired and doing research on subject that interest me. Spending time with loved ones, watching movies, and photography is on outlet for me when I need time to get away.

Image Credit: Kprecia Ambers