In January 2005, the company known as Kissa’s Kreations was founded by Karissa Skirmont. As a young entrepreneur, Karissa began managing the director’s education website of a Direct Sales Company, which led to further development of her fledgling business. Over the last 10 years, her company served over 250 Mary Kay Sales Directors at all career levels, including more than 25 Nationals Sales Directors, in over 30 states nationwide and in 3 countries!
In 2015 she started the next phase of her career and began to focus on guiding Entrepreneurs through websites, branding and strategic systems.
About Karissa Skirmont, Founder and Designer
Karissa Skirmont is an entrepreneur who works with individuals, business owners and those in Direct Sales worldwide. Her skills include: developing websites, graphic design, brand development, social media consulting, email marketing, audio & video support, computer support, online systems setup and structure, networking with others, training and coaching on an extensive list of techniques, and much more. Her true passion is simple: helping others.
Since starting her company Kissa’s Kreations in 2005 at the age of 21, Karissa has helped support hundreds of Mary Kay National Sales Directors and Sales Directors, authors, speakers and entrepreneurs to get an established and successful online presence. Having developed over 200 websites in the past few years, Karissa has a clear understanding of how a website needs to function in order to generate sales and produce long-term clientele.
She works closely with her clients to build a strong, branded presence and also helps coach each client on which manageable action steps to achieve their online goals. Her prestigious clientèle included many multi-millionaires, including the #3 World Wide Elite Executive National Sales Director in Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. and helped the #4 Executive Director in Miche Inc move to #1.
Karissa is a driven, meticulous and very strategy-oriented individual. Her passion for all things tech make it easy for her to utilize and navigate the online world.
She loves taking ‘personality tests’ to understand herself and others better. Here are her results across the various systems:
DISC (D/CS), Briggs Myers/16 Personalities (ISTJ-A), How To Fascinate (Secret Weapon), Enneagram (Type 1), Ayurveda (Kapha), Clifton Strengths Finder (Deliberative, Learner, Strategic, Input and Achiever), Emotional Fingerprint (Control, Overcoming, Free & Independent, Recognition, Solving Problems, Goals, Experiencing Life) and Human Design (Projector – Spenic 5/1) .
In her business, Kissa’s Kreations, she ‘Empowers Entrepreneurs to See their Vision Come Alive Online.’ She does this through website development, branding, graphic design, social media consulting and by using emerging technologies to fully leverage their time and resources.
Karissa was born in Colorado and lived in the mountains above Boulder and Golden, Colorado until she was 9 years old. To this day, she has a connection to the Rocky Mountain region and will soon be moving back.
Meaning Of Kissa’s Kreations & Logo
The name may seem whimsical, but it came from a very “practical” source. When Karissa was young, her cousins always called her “Kissa” since they were unable to pronounce her name. Even now, her niece and other small children call her by that nickname.
The logo of Kissa’s Kreations is made up of the Colorado state bird and flower–the Rocky Mountain Columbine flower and the hummingbird–which is reminiscent of the state where Karissa was born and raised until she was 9 years old. Purple, of course, is Karissa’s favorite color….!
Karissa pays-it-forward, by donating through Kiva—the not-for-profit organization that gives micro Loans That Change Lives. Kiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, to alleviate poverty in the developing world. Our charitable mission is to assist entrepreneurs in the developing world for every entrepreneur.
Memberships & Associations
Karissa is an Organizer for the WordPressKC local Meetup Group and the WordCamps for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
WordCamps are casual, locally-organized, public conferences covering everything related to WordPress, a free and open-source (public-access) software that powers over 75 million sites on the web. WordCamps are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to WordPress developers and consultants.
Site Maintainer’s Association
Kissa’s Kreations was the founder of the Site Maintainer’s Association; a group of site maintainers who adhere to a code of ethics.