I'm Christen Strang, ARTSY SOUTHERN BELLE FROM SWEET HOME ALABAMA & multi-passionate creative ENTREPRENEUR.
LET'S BE BESTIES.
I graduated from Spring Hill College in the sweet southern city of Mobile, Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts (specializing in Graphic Design) in 2008. Almost immediately afterwards, I followed my gut, held my breath, crossed my fingers, and moved to Orlando, Florida to work at Walt Disney World. It had always been a dream of mine, and to say that it was one of the most magical times of my life would be a ridiculous understatement.
Upon my return to reality, I started letterhappy design from my parents' kitchen counter. Armed with nothing but a computer, a printer, and an overflowing brain full of ideas, I simply went for it. Seven years later, I can't imagine doing anything else.
I always say I'd rather be busy than bored, so I fill my days with all sorts of creative endeavors, including running two Etsy shops (letterhappy + happytatts), wedding stationery design, branding for small businesses + blogs, and mentoring fellow creative entrepreneurs. When I'm not working on those things, you can usually find me at the beach, cuddling my Schnoodle (against her wishes), binge-eating gummy worms, or frolicking around my magical second home.
Oh, and I'm serious about being besties. Let's chat.