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About Modern Tropical Studios

our studio

mt0avatar-pint2Modern Tropical is a Waikiki based illustration & design brand inspired by the beauty and whimsy of the natural world. Through our licensing partners we offer art, decor, furniture, apparel, and modern lifestyle accessories. To become a partner or suggest a collab, please contact us.


IMG_2773Kristian Gallagher is an Addy award winning designer & illustrator, and the CEO of Modern Tropical. After two decades crafting digital design and user experiences for tech giants such as Apple, HP, Facebook, and Microsoft, she relocated from Austin to Waikiki to start her own creative studio.

Outside the studio she spends her time hiking, reading, and learning to surf. Also an enthusiastic beach photographer, you can follow her adventures exploring the island of Oahu on Instagram.


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