Chris Barker started CP Coastal out of a love for coastal living. In the mid 90s, without knowing a soul, she moved from Indiana to Los Angeles to work in accounting and get a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Not until years later did she realize she was destined to live in Southern California and become submerged in the beach lifestyle.
She was voted 'most artistic' in high school, dabbling in sketching and painting. What she didn't know then was that that hobby would follow her to LA. After taking a course in Art Licensing at Otis College of Art and Design, something clicked and she decided to blend her love of the beach, business and art.
Chris' designs originate from two primary sources. One is from the natural beauty of a beach, and the other is from listening to inspirational music about coastal life. Among her favorite musical artists creating those good vibrations are The Beach Boys, Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett.
CP Coastal's brand can be described as "coastal art with an adventurous spirit and laid back attitude."
CP Coastal works with clients to produce designs for many different products including housewares, home decor, gift and novelty, stationery, apparel, tech, and lifestyle accessories.
"Life is better lived in a beach state of mind." -Chris Barker