the Kristen Solis

American Made Since 2013

Kristen Solis

Plainsboro, New Jersey
I create fashionable hand painted T Shirts of iconic and famous people from Taylor Swift to Spock. Each shirt is custom made to each order.
New Jersey Style

Tell us about your business.

Growing up, I loved art and decided to pursue it. I focused in painting, drawing and illustration throughout high school and college. My love of art also grew into a love for fashion. The idea of painting t-shirts was inspired by making a Nick Jonas shirt for my younger sister a few years ago. I didn’t think much of it till people started asking for one. The aim of my shirts is to create a unique, truly one of a kind graphic tee. To make shirt that’s edgy and will stand out in any crowd. Each shirt is wearable work of art.

What makes your business stand out?

Everyone now is looking for something unique, that no one else has, especially when it comes to fashion and design lately. Each shirt I create is painted by my own hand- no two shirts are the same.

What's the best business advice you've received?

You don't have to be the first or the best in whatever you do, you just have to be the most persistent. And NEVER give up.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.