Meet our Creative-in-Residence: Kristen Flores

1. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you became interested in your field?

 My name is Kristen Marie Flores and I am the CEO and Founder of Muse Apothecary. My background is in botanical sciences, beauty product design and holistic wellness. I became interested in my field because of the healing connection between plants and people. Throughout my career, I worked in various roles within the beauty and wellness industry, gaining valuable experience in aromatherapy, product development and clean beauty. These experiences allowed me to explore different facets of natural healing and self-care, laying the foundation for my future endeavors in developing Muse Apothecary.


2. What inspires your work and where do you draw your creative ideas from?

My work is inspired by a deep reverence for nature, a passion for holistic wellness, and a commitment to preserving ancient traditions of botanical healing. My creative ideas are drawn from a myriad of sources, reflecting a diverse range of influences that shape a unique approach to botanical perfumery and holistic self-care.


3. Can you describe a project or piece you’re particularly proud of and why it stands out to you?

I am proud of our Muse Botanical Hand Ritual Soap program because we have formulated a clean beauty hand soap that is crafted with the finest natural and organic ingredients sourced from sustainable and ethical suppliers. I take pride in using botanical extracts, essential oils, and natural based ingredients that are not only effective in cleansing but also gentle on the skin. 



4. What do you hope to achieve or explore during your residency with us?

As a RDC and Studio One Eleven Creative In Residence, my aspirations and goals for these ventures are deeply rooted in community engagement, holistic wellness offerings, and innovative sustainability practices. Through Muse Apothecary, I aim to curate a diverse range of holistic wellness offerings that cater to both physical and emotional well-being. From botanical skincare to aromatherapy blends to wellness workshops, I seek to provide a comprehensive approach to self-care that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. 

5. How do you see your work impacting or contributing to our office culture and community?Central to my vision is the idea of building a vibrant community around Muse Apothecary and RDC and Studio One Eleven. I hope to create a space where individuals can come together to learn, share, and support each other on their wellness journeys. Whether through in-person events, collaborative projects, and holistic workshops, Muse aims to foster a sense of belonging and connection between office culture, customers and a thriving community.

6. What do you think is the role of art and creativity in the workplace?

Art and creativity play significant roles in the workplace as they can enhance productivity, foster innovation, improve employee well-being, and contribute to a positive company culture. Art has been shown to have therapeutic effects and can help reduce stress and anxiety levels. Incorporating art and creative activities into the workplace can promote relaxation, mindfulness, and overall well-being among employees.

Keep up to date with Kristen’s work at Muse Apothecary

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