Meet Opkix Kristi McKnight
Drawing on a diverse network and even more diverse vision, Opkix Co-Founder and Global Network Manager Kristi McKnight has become a driving creative engine for the company in terms of both marketing and branding. Aligning Opkix with key early supporters and devising innovative strategies to spread the word, her passion for the product proves immediately infectious.
“I always wanted to work at a company like this,” she exclaims. “The opportunity to introduce such a groundbreaking product into the marketplace is amazing to me. I can’t wait for people to finally get the camera in their hands! Plus, the team is a real family. I’ve known many of my colleagues for going on ten years. We all help each other out and support one another. That kind of environment encourages genuine success. It’s been a dream come true for sure.”
Before joining team Opkix in 2016, Kristi spent over a decade handling marketing and publicity for top brands such as Quiksilver and Roxy, becoming a cornerstone of their respective strategies and various launches. During 2016, a good friend—Opkix co-founder Shahin Amirpour—reached out to her with his initial idea. Inspired, Kristi joined the team shortly thereafter.
In addition to working on brand communications and alliances, the lifelong artist who earned a BFA in Fine Arts & Painting from Otis College of Art & Design transformed a dedicated area of the Opkix Orange County HQ into a space for art and creativity to flourish.
“We constructed a haven for art in the office where you can paint, sculpt, or complete any artistic project,” she smiles. “It’s going to be a really inspiring and creative place.”
You can get inspired by photos of her art and the space below!