KJ Parish

Art Director / Artist / Designer / Musican / Maker

My name is Kristina Johnson Parish, but many have taken to calling me “KJ.” I am an artist and musician living in Nashville, TN and the Art Director for Thought Catalog Books [Brooklyn, NY] where I spend my time designing and producing boutique books and a quarterly [Thought Catalog] magazine. Designing books across a variety of genres (poetry, art, photography, children’s books, fiction, and non-fiction), I have the pleasure of collaborating with artists, writers, and printers from all over the world. You will also find my hand in a smattering of other projects I deem worthy of my life minutes. 

My Favorite Things

Spending time with my husband, son, the pet snake, and our very cool cat. I play guitar and write songs in a weirdo band, make art, and sew whenever I can. Last year I made 8 pairs of shorts, 5 shirts, and 1 quilt. I am currently working on my first children’s book, which I expect to release sometime in 2020. 

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