For ten years, Krystina created an industrial design company that launched and internationally distributed more than seventy-five new products. Many products were self-manufactured, others were brought to market through licensing or partnerships with other companies. Her company produced diverse products including furniture, toys, clothing, stationery, housewares and soft goods. She distributed though high-end and mass-market retailers including Urban Outfitters, Crate and Barrel, Bed Bath and Beyond, Papyrus, and Target. The Museum of Modern Art, Fortune Magazine and Oprah WInfrey have all praised Krystina’s creative achievements.
Since the sale of her company in 2000 she has advised individuals and companies in industries ranging from medical equipment to artist collectable toys.
In the early 90’s Krystina created one of the first internet commerce retail sites peachykeen.com
featuring products created by new designers. This expanded into her alternative youth DIY retail store at The Lab
“anti-mall” in Costa Mesa, California.
Before starting her own company Krystina’s positions include developing Hypercolor
heat-sensitive clothing for Generra Sportswear, art direction and production design for Fox Network, environmental design for Walt Disney Imagineering and retail architectural design for RTKL.
Recently, in her spare time, Krystina has written two successful books and co-produced a short film. Her cookbook, Crazy About Cupcakes
(Sterling Publishing 2006) crazyaboutcupcakes.com
and a children's book co-written and photographed with her husband Brian Boyl Discovering Nature's Alphabet (Heyday Books 2006) discoveringnaturesalphabet.com
. Discovering Nature’s Alphabet
has evolved into a museum exhibit that is currently traveling around the United States.
The short documentary film titled Made in L.A.
provides insights into how Los Angeles based manufacturing businesses keep their edge in the global marketplace.