We are excited to announce that with our recent growth, our printing companies sales team has also been expanding! With such a busy year in our print shop, we were looking to fill a few more spots on our team. We were in search of a person with experience, passion, and previous knowledge in the printing industry. Then we met Kristiane, the perfect mix of all three and the missing ingredient on our sales crew!
01. What is your favorite part of working in Sales?
I absolutely love meeting new people, finding out what their objectives are, and seeing how excited and happy they are with their finished product. It’s such a rush to see satisfied clients!
02. How long have you been working in Sales?
I have been in this industry for 35 years! Starting out as a CSR for a drafting and art supply company in Hawaii. I then worked my way up to their office manager. During that time, I worked quite closely with reprographics houses in Hawaii, supplying them with plotter pens, vellum, all that jazz.
Then the electrostatic plotters came out and our minds were blown! I don’t know if anybody remembers those beasts, hidden off in closed rooms with humidifiers running constantly.
03. What are your interests outside of work?
I have a wonderful husband, two outstanding daughters (who now live on the East Coast), two granddaughters, one grandson, and my pup Cinder – the best dog in the world! Any second I get to spend with them is magical.
On top of that, I have an absolutely stellar group of friends that I get to play with all the time. Whether it’s bike rides on the weekend in Phoenix, taking a run-up to Prescott, many happy trips to Mexico and game nights that make our bellies hurt from laughing so hard.
I am also a Disney Fiend and absolutely love the Mouse! I am having a ball growing another generation of Mouse lovers through my daughters and grandchildren.
04. List three words that best describe you.
Focused, Optimistic, and Happy.
05. What is at the top of your bucket list?
A trip to Scotland – it’s my heritage and one day I will go there!
Working With Printing Companies
06. How did you get introduced into the Printing Industry?
I was invited to join a printing companies team by the name of Honolulu Blueprint (who later branded as HonBlue) when they ventured into large format color, and less traditional demographics work.
During this time, I worked extensively with the legal market, providing litigation support, and produced the first electronic murder trial in Hawaii. Scanning and displaying all of the autopsy, crime scene, and evidentiary photos on the Big Island. It was quite the big deal 30 years ago, and we were the first to outfit the courtroom for electronic display in the state of Hawaii.
Eventually, my desire to be a homeowner outweighed the wonder of living in Hawaii. It is very difficult to achieve in Hawaii, so my daughters and I moved to the desert (Arizona) and bought a home here, haha! That was over 20 years ago, and I have continued in the same industry ever since.
05. Why would you suggest someone use Artisan Colour as their Print Provider?
Artisan was so impressive my first visit and has only become more so in the past two months. The attention to detail and quality control is truly unique. I’ve worked at a couple of printing companies in Arizona, so I have a good comparison.
I’ve witnessed the willingness to do what’s needed for a satisfied customer from every team member. I would say, on top of the investment the owners have put in to provide top-notch equipment to ensure top-notch deliverables – it is the people who make the magic happen. That is what gives our clients a satisfying experience and make them want to come back.
It’s a culture that the client can feel when they walk in the door, and I’m proud when I can bring a new client to the table and share it with them.
About Artisan Colour Inc
Artisan Colour is an award-winning digital commercial printer and discerning color house located in Scottsdale, AZ. Learn more about our graphic and printing services. Have questions? Call us at Local: (480) 948-0009 or Toll-Free: (877) 948-0009.