Welcome. Modern Tropical is a design brand produced by award winning designer + illustrator Kristian Gallagher. I make art & decor for people who love the tropics.

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About Modern Tropical Studios

our studio

mt0avatar-pint2Modern Tropical is a design brand inspired by the beauty and whimsy of the tropics. 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 founder of creative brand Modern Tropical. After two decades designing user experiences for tech giants such as Apple, HP, Facebook, and Microsoft, she relocated from Austin to Waikiki to start her own creative studio.

She spends her free time  learning to surf and studying contract law from Yale University to help ensure all artists are treated fairly. Also an enthusiastic traveler and landscape photographer, you can follow her adventures on Instagram.


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