We had the good fortune of connecting with Chrisanthia Allen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chrisanthia, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
As a mother of 2 young boys, I believe as a parent the most important thing I have done for my kids is create a business for them to inherit and also instill in them the importance of being independent, educated, ambitious and successful young men.
My father was a carpenter in Jamaica and he used to ride his scooter bike from Spanish Town to Kingston each day with me on the back of his bike on his way to work, he was relentless, hard working and motivated to be successful not only for himself but for his children. Growing up I’ve watched my dad grow from a simple carpenter to a successful business owner, having multiple real estates and rental properties and even owning his own plaza (shopping mall).
Having those values instilled in me at a young age and being able to watch him grow, inspired me each day to be like him, an independent woman and a successful business owner and those are the values I try to instill in my kids, no matter the age.
I think as a mother or a parent, that is one of greatest feelings ever, knowing you have raised an ambitious, self driven, educated and independent young man or woman.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I own and operate my own Graphic Design Studio, Unique Images by Chrissie, Where i specialize in Brand Development, Web Design & Photography.
I love using my creative talents to help build and grow business, especially for women. It’s more than just a business for me but my passion. I’ve worked with many major business owners, Influencers and celebrities, designing websites & Branding, such as Shenseea, Watch Crissy work, Glam Lite Cosmetics, The Icing agency, Mz Skittles, Brimarie, & many more.
What sets me apart from other designers is my creativeness and my imagination. You can just explain to me what your ideas or vision is and my mind begins to work its magic.
The lessons I have learned along the way is believing in yourself and practice makes perfect. The best thing I have ever done was betting on myself, I never once regretted making this step, it has been one of the best feelings ever and having the freedom to be your own boss, doing what you love and also making others happy is a blessing.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love south beach, lol, my day would consist of shopping at the mall, relaxing at the beach, finding a nice Jamaican Restaurant & party and chilling.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shout out to my friends @WatchCrissyWork, @GlamVisory @Let’s Minked U… These 3 women have been nothing but supportive along my journey and having great friends is a blessing. They have contributed to my success with their supportive words, recommendations and referrals, this is the definition of friends supporting friends. Along with the support of my family & my partner.
Also not knowing they have impacted my life, a shout out to Pastor Mike Todd of Transformation Church, Pastor Steven Futrik of Elevation Church & Tom Bilyeu of Impact Theory, listening to their YouTube videos, live services & speaking with them have impacted my life on a more spiritual level and also helped me to gain the courage to step out on things not seen and having faith in god & most importantly myself and abilities.
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