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Kristyna Archer is an award-winning director and photographer with a passion for creating thought-provoking and visually compelling work through a lens of stylized realism. She explores the surreal and the absurd, with a proclivity towards irony, infused in her vibrant stylized worlds. Her distinct aesthetic and playful tone breathes life into all types of commercial and branded projects in film, moving image, stop-motion, and photography work. Concepting from her keen eye for design and quirky point of view with access to an abundantly curious imagination, there's never a dull moment on set. 

Some projects of note include 72 & Sunny’s, a cultural commentary on the miseducation that maternity leave is a vacation, which won a Webby, an ADC award, and was featured in Adweek. UberEats and Vanity Fair Napkins/ spots, which won a Telly Award, where her minimal, abstract art direction and quirky sense of humor are highlighted. Most recently she wrote and directed a short film called A Brief History of the Eyeroll, where she weaves her love animation into her playful storytelling point of view. Her mastery in seamless transitions is explored continually, but most recently in her oddly satisfying films, Museum of Vibrators and Dreamsicle, which won an AI-AP Int'l Motion Award.

She currently splits time between LA & NYC, is on a covert op to find the best waffles in every town, and can be found befriending any cat that crosses her path. 

Kristyna Archer is an award-winning photographer and director who collaborates with brands that like to have fun with their marketing.

Archer has a passion for telling stories in the most visually compelling way. Her aesthetic integrates stylized design, highlighting offbeat moments in her signature playful tone that runs throughout all her work. She brings a carefree lifestyle element into her stylized concept-based narratives.



Die Laughing Film Festival, "A Brief History of the Eyeroll," 2020
Best Comedy Short, Just4Shorts, "A Brief History of the Eyeroll," 2020
jellyFEST, Best Hair & Makeup Styling "Carnival Daydream," 2020
The Stylist Coop Interview, Jan 2020
ADC 98th Annual Awards, Merit, Mommy Bahama, 2019

Webby Honoree, Advertising/PR, Mommy Bahama, 2019
Webby Honoree, Personal Website Design, 2019
Awwwards, Honorable Mention in Website Design, 2019
Big Apple Women's Film Festival, "The Future Is Female PSA," 2019 
Culver City Film Festival "The Future Is Female PSA," 2018
Telly Awards, Gold, VF Napkins #dateanapkinuser, 2018
Frēsh 18 Carbon Award, Peepholes, 2018
AI-AP Intl Motion Art Awards 6, "Dreamsicle," 2018

AI-AP Intl Motion Art Awards 6, "Spellbinding Sweets," 2018
AI-AP Intl Motion Art Awards 6, "The Future Is Female PSA," 2018
New Filmmakers LA, "Local News," 2018 
One Eyeland, Finalist, 2017
IPA Awards, Advertising, Conceptual 2017
APA Awards, 2017
One Show, Gold, (series)/ Steppenwolf 40th Poster/Ogilvy, 2017
One Show, Bronze (single)/ Steppenwolf 40th Poster/Ogilvy, 2017
D&AD, Wood (series)/ Steppenwolf 40th Poster Design/Ogilvy, 2017
CA Annual, Steppenwolf 40th Anniversary Poster Design/Ogilvy, 2016
ilovecreatives Interview, 2016
SuperLounge Diversity Award, 2016
Hello Adhesive Interview, 2016
Voyage LA Magazine, interview, 2016
IPA Awards, Advertising, Conceptual, 2015
“Analogue Project,” Lucie Foundation, MOPLA, 2015
IPA Awards, Honorable Mentions, Advertising Category, 2014
aPhotoEditor ”Art Buyers Anonymously Speak” Feature/Interview, 2014 
Fulltime Photographer Interview Podcast 2014
Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery Exhibition, GREY Worldwide, 2013
IPA Awards 3rd Place Advertising Category 2013
 “Test Shot: Unintended Portraits” Exhibition 2013
APA Awards, 2013
Featured “Photographer of the Week” Resource Magazine 2012 

She spent her formative years in Detroit with a Pentax K1000 strapped to her side, chronicling her friends’ misadventures, and moved to the windy city where she attended Columbia College Chicago. After spending a decade in Chicago, she now splits time between LA & NYC. Archer is invested in the gender equality conversation and believes she should do everything in her power as a female artist, director, and photographer to empower women through her work and help other women to flourish. Through personal project endeavors of her film The Future Is Female PSA and podcast Mergeleft that focuses on conversations with creative female leaders, she wants to curate meaningful dialogues on gender and enact change.



Google. Uber. Medmen. Pantene. Canon. Miller Lite. MGM. Capital One. Clean & Clear. Pantene. Recess. Bust Mag. Naked Juice. Minutemaid. GE. Glad. Allergan. Boost Mobile. GOOP. RCA Records. Patron. Hershey's. Honda. Equinox. VMLYR. 72 & Sunny.  Anomaly. Ogilvy. Vice. DDB. FCB. McCann. Leo Burnett. The Fig Agency. Arnold. Grey. Golin Harris. RPA.


USA - Film
Brad Edelstein
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New York, NY 10002

USA - Photo
Katie Patterson
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Emeryville, CA 94608

France - Film & Photo
Sylvaine Mella
25 Rue de Faubourg Poissonniere 
75009 Paris