I recently created over 20 original digital paintings for this children’s book by Barrett Clemmensen Powell. It is about a young African-American heroine who aims to inspire girls to see the world as well as make their mark in it. Paperback and Kindle versions available.
I work on animation, video, graphic design, illustration, web, and interactive projects independently, as well as for clients and non-profit organizations. The vast majority of the work that I do is to promote positive social change.
I have taught University undergraduate and graduate students since 2000, as well as offered art and multimedia courses in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. I also teach online courses to over 35K students around the world.
I specialize in taking complex information and making it understandable and applicable to every day life. Look for my books on crowdfunding, travel hacks, and living & working abroad now available on Amazon Kindle.
Kristen is energetic, enthusiastic, and full of bright ideas– she’s always the eye of the storm. And with her easygoing, charismatic personality, she makes a real connection with her students.Carl Jablonski
Kristen was both a Professor and mentor to me at the American University of Rome. It was in her class that I first learned web design, and I am currently a web designer because of the foundation I received from her.Jenny Sharps
Kristen Palana is phenomenal! She is truly an expert in her field, and teaches you exactly what you need to know. She breaks down complex issues into simple and understandable terms.Dr. Nicola Kluge
Kristen Palana is, without reservation, one of the finest examples of an art professor and artist that it has been my pleasure to encounter. I envy any institution lucky enough to count her among its faculty.Steve Rittler